By Lisa Loverro
Located about 15 miles from Boston, The Inn at Hastings Park is a slice of Americana at it's best. Nestled in the historic town of Lexington, MA, the Inn at Hastings Park is perfectly situated for visitors wishing to explore Lexington and Concord. And for all the history buffs, Lexington is considered the birthplace of American Liberty where the first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired on the Lexington Battle Green, just footsteps away from The Inn.
There are many other landmarks just steps away from The Inn as well. Visitors can walk the path that Paul Revere and William Dawes followed on their Midnight Ride to the nearby house where John Hancock and Sam Adams bunked down, and Munroe Tavern, where the British Redcoats established their headquarters for the duration of the battle.
Just 22 bedrooms are nestled in the three 19th-century buildings, which include the 2 guesthouses and the Barn, which was actually a former casket factory. This charming boutique Inn effortlessly blends together American traditional and modern elegance décor inside these three restored historic buildings. Their guestrooms (all of which are decorated differently) include bedrooms with fireplaces and alcoves that serve as sanctuaries. Soak in the energy of the Main House in their cozy sitting rooms or restaurant, Artistry on the Green. Lexington designer, Robin Gannon has curated the interiors with brightly colored accents and bold patterns to add a contemporary twist to their traditional furnishings. The rooms offer new amenities, such as 42-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi, but still maintain their sense of place with fireplaces and hand-made furniture. Frette towels and rainfall showerheads dress up the simple marble bathrooms, which offer Thymes bath amenities.
Their on-site restaurant, Artistry on the Green is passionate about local cuisine and use only fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative cooking techniques to create delicious meals. These partnerships with the local farmers guarantee the highest caliber meets and fish for all their dishes, showcasing favorite New England dishes with a creative twist. From their hearty Yankee Pot Roast to Oysters on the half shell, you'll be sure to enjoy a delicious meal. The feeling of the Inn carries over to the restaurant with the same warmth and friendly hospitality that makes this place so unique.
Beyond the hotel there are a multitude of sights to take in from Buckman Tavern, a favorite of militiaman, to The Minuteman National Historical Park. Of course, no visit would be complete with a tranquil stop at Walden Pond for a bit of self-reflection.
And for a bit of trivia, The Inn draws its name from another piece of local history. Maria Hastings was a beloved philanthropist who lived in Lexington in the nineteenth century. During this time when books were precious and libraries were few, Maria founded Lexington's public library. Maria's impact on the town is lasting, and a local park, Hastings Park, was created in her memory.
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