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Proctor Mansion Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   36 Common Street, Wrentham, MA 02093   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Wrentham B&B and Inns
LOWELL MA
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“hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We stayed here after a concert at the Comcast center when we didn't want a long, late night drive home. (It is only 10 minutes from the venue.) We stayed in the "peach room", which had a king sized 4 poster bed. The furnishings were beautiful antiques, and the new bathroom was tastefully decorated to fit in. We got a tour from the owner, who described the history of how the home was a stop on the underground railroad and many other interesting facts. It was the kind of tour we have paid serious money for in places like Newport, Rhode Island. The breakfast was wonderful: fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit compote, homemade banana bread, and thin pancakes topped with more fresh local fruit. The staff were delightful and accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a real bed and breakfast experience instead of a chain hotel when selecting a place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yarmouth
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We stayed in the mint green room. The Mansion is still undergoing renovations and probably will be for years, can't imagine the money it will take to do a full restoration. The only thing stopping me from making this a 5 star rating, is the fact that there must be mold In the room we stayed in b/c I had an allergy/asthma attack overnight. Other than that, the room is beautiful. Such rich furnishings. Breakfast was phenomenal, on very elegant china. The detail in this house is truly amazing, hand-painted ceilings. Make sure you get a tour with Joan. She showed us the entire place. She is very hospitable, a great hostess. Will definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

The house is amazing and we were very impressed with the way the owners are renovating but keeping the original integrity of the home. They just don't make houses like this anymore. The service was great! We were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our room. (NOTE: there may be water stains etc on the ceiling don't be alarmed. They are renovating and you will find a nice note on the mantle explaining the stain.) Ask for a tour of the home, its such a neat building.
The only downside to our stay was the breakfast. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. Just kinda "blah". Thankfully the friendliness of the staff and the beautiful house made up for the food. We hope to come again!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

As an historical preservation enthusiast, I was thrilled to find the Proctor Mansion Inn. The owners take great pride and time to keep with the original time period, having rescued the house from near ruins and continuing to repair and restore. My mom and I attended the Mother's Day tea at the inn, excited to unexpectedly find (wrong turn) a venue that hosted such classy and authentic experience. Delicious finger sandwiches and plentiful tea finished off with sweet mini desserts. Highlight was the tour led by the owner, which was filled with fascinating details and stories. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Foxboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Proctor Mansion has teas throughout the year. Be forewarned, you will not need dinner afterward. Tea started promptly at 3:00 with a mimosa followed by scones and tea. They serve their own version of Devonshire cream which is lighter and very good. There was a nice assortment of teas including some "new age" teas like rooibos. That's not how I roll. I'm an old fashioned Earl Grey girl. The scones were followed by an assortment of sandwiches. I especially enjoyed one with asian pear and pistachios. There were young people in attendance who were suspicious of the sandwiches and they were offered p.b. & j. and Nutella. One girl even frowned on the Nutella! That's a tough customer! The tea concluded with brownies, lemon squares and chocolate covered strawberries. The owner offered a tour. The mansion itself is full of beautiful details such as hand painted ceiling decorations and ingenious pocket shutters. It is not on the scale of the mansions of Newport. This was clearly a family home, but it is still quite a showpiece. The upper floor which was the servant's quarters is in the process of being restored and that was very interesting to see. If you are interested in the restoration of old homes or Victorian architecture or furniture, it would be a great place to stay. I live nearby, so, unless I'm having my floors refinished, I probably won't be back to stay, but definitely back for tea. For those who don't know the area, Wrentham is a very small quiet town, but there is a huge outlet mall on the edge of the town, great places for apple picking, several antique stores and is very close to Gillette Stadium and Patriot's Place. Patriot's Place has the Patriots Museum, CBS Scene, great restaurants and stores like Bass. There's a lot to do in this area. It takes about 40 minutes to get into Boston and about 30 minutes to get into Providence which is a nice little city with many architectural gems.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a friends & family reception for our son and daughter-in-law recently. Everything was perfect! The event went without a hitch!
From the planning through the entire event the staff and owners were very attentive and helpful. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. Due to their help in planning and the wonderful work of the caterer, we had such a memorable day! The Mansion is a great venue to host such an event. We had plenty of room for all our guests and many have contacted us to comment on how wonderful everything was.
Thank you to The Proctor Mansion Inn for helping us make this a very memorable event for our happy couple!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 36 Common Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Wrentham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Wrentham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Proctor Mansion Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to step back in time to experience a taste of yesterday at The Proctor Mansion Inn. Built in 1861, The Proctor Mansion Inn is a striking example of Second Empire French Victorian architecture. Amazingly preserved and lovingly restored, it provides a glimpse of grandeur from days gone by.The Proctor Mansion Inn is set within a picturesque new England town midway between Boston and Providence. Each room in the Proctor Mansion Inn is different with original frescos, wood work and architectural features.  All of the rooms are uniquely decorated including period antiques and local original artwork. The Proctor Mansion Inn is extremely ornate and is one of only 7 in the United States of this Victorian style with the original interior intact. Enjoy the sweeping stair case, 14’ painted ceilings and the original servants bells still hanging! We are an Eco-Friendly Inn. It is our pleasure to server Organic, local and natural foods in our Signature Extended Continental Breakfast included in with your stay. ... more   less 
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