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Howarth House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Fitchburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Howarth House gets an A-plus on all counts: sparkling clean, picturesque, stylish, comfortable, this B&B is fantastic. Hosts Linda and Brian make you feel immediately welcome. They have a natural gift for hospitality and make it clear they really care about their guests. The surrounding forest lends serenity and beauty. The porch and tiled pool make for a very relaxing atmosphere, and breakfast is delicious. My room was perfect. I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Accommodations & hospitality were exceptional!!! Linda & Brian made us feel right at home! Breakfast was amazing! Overall wonderful experience. We enjoyed the peaceful, tranquility of the grounds and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Located in a quiet area surrounded by trees, creating a feeling of privacy. Owned by innkeepers who are friendly and gracious, making one feel totally welcome. Guest rooms that are spotlessly clean and as attractive as pictured online and in the brochure. Breakfasts offering daily servings of fresh fruit, yogurt, and homemade coffeecakes with an additional made-to-order menu that includes items such as: blueberry pancakes, French toast, omelets, sausage, bacon, etc., served in the sunroom adjoining the gardens. All this for an exceptionally reasonable price. Having stayed in twenty-four bed and breakfasts, I rate Howarth House #1!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Janyce H
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I've stayed at Howarth House twice now, and have already booked for another upcoming visit to the Fitchburg area. The hosts are warm and welcoming, but never intrusive. The rooms are charming, comfortable, and spotless, and the grounds are lovely and perfectly maintained. I highly recommend Howarth House for anyone visiting Fitchburg area.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank PamelaC999
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My brother and I were attending a wedding nearby and stayed here for 2 nights in the North and South rooms. We both loved it here. The hosts were friendly and welcoming; the rooms were spotless and very comfortable; and the home cooked breakfasts were delicious. If you're coming to this area I would highly recommend staying at this lovely B&B - definitely better than staying at an impersonal hotel.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
Thank Amy C
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were visiting Townsend and needed to find a place nearby that we could retire to for a quiet evening. Frankly, it is surprising that such a great choice exists just down the road in Fitchburg. The gorgeous grounds are surprisingly close to downtown, but you wouldn't know it because it is up on a hill near the college. The rooms were spotless and beautiful, the owners especially nice and accommodating and the house has a perfect combination of modern amenities (wireless connection, jet tub, and cable) while retaining it's ivy-covered charm. We will be staying here anytime we have to travel to this area, without even considering another spot. The value of this stay is enhanced by the top notch home cooked breakfast and multiple indoor and outdoor seating areas. Just go, you'll love it. As a side note, the stay includes a friendly dog and cat and a room of fireman related collectibles.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Greg L
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were in town for an unexpected death in the family. With little time to plan, we stayed at a local hotel. Looking back, it was to our advantage that the hotel could not accommodate us for our entire stay. We remembered reading about Howarth House a year earlier and called to see if they could help us for our last 2 nights in town. We had never stayed at a B&B before, and were a bit reluctant to try it, thinking that it would be uncomfortable staying at a strangers' house. How we wished we had stayed there the entire week! What an amazing home! Brian, Linda, and Tucker (the canine member of the family), felt like old friends as soon as we walked in the door! It was like staying in our dream home! The room was beautifully decorated. The gardens and wooded area surrounding the house made for a peaceful place to relax, complete with a babbling brook! The breakfasts were amazing, with yogurt, fresh fruit, sweet coffee cakes baked by Linda, and a large menu of eggs, pancakes, and French toast with every side dish you can imagine. The blueberry cream cheese cake was delicious. The blueberry pancakes and omelette were perfection! We will never stay any place else again when we are in Fitchburg visiting family.

Room Tip: We stayed in the South Room, but the others were equally beautiful.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tina and Peter M
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Additional Information about Howarth House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 81 Ross St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2510
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Fitchburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Fitchburg
Price Range: $135 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Howarth House Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located above Fitchburg State University on Ross Street. It is a minutes walk to campus and a five minute walk to the train station to Boston. Located near museums, theater and other cultural offerings, it also sits at a cross roads to New Hampshire and Vermont. If you like antiquing there is a large circuit of antique shops in an easy driving loop and there are a number of artists shops that have popped up along Main Street near the common. The B&B offers en-suite modern bathrooms with heated tile floors, a jetted tub in the South Room or a two person glassed shower with the North Room which also has a fireplace. The rooms each have individual controlled air conditioning and heating, tea stations, large closets and sitting and work areas. There is a fireplaced living room, fireplaced outbuilding with a pool table and collection of firefighting memorabilia from over 30 years in the fire service, a swimming pool and a number of indoor or outdoor dining and relaxing areas. If you like skiing or hiking we are close to Mount Wachusett Ski area as well as large tracts of conservation land, Cross Country skiing at Saima Park, Kayaking, cycling and other outdoor events. One of the nations oldest and largest cycling events takes place in Fitchburg every July with the Art Longsjo Memorial races. Antique and collectible car owners meet at a local pub just down the street weekly and show off their prized possessions in the good weather. Rates are $155.00 To $175.00 Per night and we offer weekly or extended stay discounts. Check out our menu of breakfast offerings which can be clicked on from our web site. Cheers, Linda and Brian ... more   less 

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