Traveling with a group to attend a friend's wedding in nearby Lincoln. We decided to stay at the Colonial Inn after looking at accomodations and rates at hotels in Cambridge and Boston, and honestly there wasn't another hotel that could beat the combination of both. We stayed at the Rebecca Townhouse, which accomodated 4 people. It was just across the street from the main property - but we still managed to get lost when we first arrived, since the employee working the front desk (it was a very late check-in, about midnight), wasn't very familiar with the property (he must have been a new hire) and pointed out a different building, which turned out to be the Town Hall. Luckily, we weren't aware, due to nighfall, that we were surrounded by cemetaries, otherwise we would have been spooked.
The location of the hotel was ideal, it has a great trail nearby, where you could run by Ralph Waldo Emerson's home, for those looking to get a little cardio in. It was walking distrance to the Main Square, which has a really charming row of cafe, boutiques, etc...and also walking distance to Sleepy Hallow cemetary, where many of the great literary gaints are buried, Alcott, Thoreau, Emerson. I'm not much of a history buff but it was a great way to soak some up without much of an effort.
Rebecca's Townhouse is an older building, but it had nice features, a large master bedroom, with a very comfortable bed. a kitchenette with a small refrigerator, stove, and microwave, the bathroom was small but very clean. There's also a living room shared with the kitchenette that has a sofa with pull-out sofa, its small, twin size, and not very comfortable, but beats sleeping on the floor. If you stay on the top floor, be prepared for many stairs.
Lunch at the Colonial Inn was truly fantastic, we had a lobster roll (amazing), a caprese salad topped with lobster, grilled corn on the cob topped with cotija cheese, finished off with a few glasses of wine. On a nice day sit on the porch, enjoy your lunch and the people-watching.
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