We had a 5-star stay but I am acutely aware that many people will not rate this historic inn nearly so high. That is unfortunate but understandable. Not everyone likes history. And some folks downright frown on not having the latest and greatest flat screen TV or internet connection. If that is you, stay away from this beautiful work-in-progress historical house.
The owners, Brian and Dawn Fitzgerald, make no excuses for what they have. They happily share the story of how this project became theirs in 2004. Of the three stories, only the first two are in some state of habitability but the third floor will also be turned into guests rooms soon enough. When we were there Brian was working on tiling what was once a closet to make it into an en suite for that bedroom (pictures attached).
Some reviewers mentioned annoyance of other events. It is true the inn hosts weddings, business meetings (the local YMCA met for two days while we were there), musical performances and even a happy hour prior to concerts across the street in the town square. Brian & Dawn are working hard returning every dollar they earn back into the inn. If you tour some of the rooms on the 3rd floor, you will realize how far they have come, and how much farther they have to go.
Why I rate this a five star. We had a huge room, a king sized bed with luxurious bedding, an updated en suite bathroom, and the basic amenities (yes, a small flat screen and a wi-fi connection). As the only guests in the inn for two nights, we also have the personal attention of the host who stays in the inn and serves up freshly cooked breakfast. And we had the pleasure of being on Wrentham town square with its nearby general store (Cumberland Farms), a pizza joint and a dinner house with patio seating and music.
Being right off Route 495, within a couple miles of the Wrentham Outlet Mall, a hop, skip and a jump from Patriot Place, this was an ideal location for a number of reasons but most importantly, it was a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.
I could go on and on but I will let my pictures do some of the talking. The staff at the Proctor Mansion is all about service. We got that service, they earned five stars.