The Inn at Hastings Park, Relais & Châteaux
What We Love
- Free breakfast (like triple-stacked vanilla pancakes and pure maple syrup) served every morning
- Salon stocked with parlor games, classic novels and cookbooks by local faves like Julia Child
- Fabulous fires: original decorative fireplaces as well as flip-of-the-switch modern ones
What To Know
- Bring a car: Historical sights are within walking distance, but everything else will require wheels
- Some rooms have additional pullout beds
- Business travelers confab midweek, but sightseers get the run of the house on weekends
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Yankee Doodle Dandy meets boutique charm inside the two historical guesthouses and barn, where American traditional meshes seamlessly with a thoroughly modern casual elegance. Original parquet floors reflect pops of unconventionally colored accents procured locally by Lexington designer Robin Gannon. Botanical prints and vintage garden maps give the feel of a time gone by, while whimsical candelabras in hot pink and electric blue are decidedly now. In the foyer, wallpaper silhouettes of wigged ladies and gents welcome guests at check-in.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms have all the new-fashioned amenities, such as 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free WiFi, but they don’t sacrifice the cozy aesthetic of a classic New England escape, with fireplaces, craftsman-made furniture and windows that shimmer with a leaded glass effect. The soft, upholstered beds sport crisp cotton linens but are rendered homebody-ready by textured Brahms Mount throws, which are hand woven in Maine on antique looms. Frette towels and rainfall showerheads dress up the simple marble bathrooms, which are stocked generously with nature-inspired Naia soaps and shampoos by Thymes.
Whether for a business brunch or a romantic rendezvous, Artistry on the Green restaurant is tastefully revolutionary. At the helm, executive chef Mathew Molloy brings native bounty to the table, with ingredients harvested by local farmers and fishermen. Like the dishes — from quahog chowder and oysters on the half shell to hearty yankee pot roast — the tavern-style dining room is traditionally inspired yet innovative, with streamlined Windsor chairs, sleek drumlike lighting and stark gray-paneled walls offset by a single colonial flag. A free à la carte breakfast is served daily, while libations such as the Mezcal Musket Ball will have you partying like it’s 1776.
In the Area
While Minutemen were ready to fight at a moment’s notice, you’ll want to take your time touring Lexington’s sights, from favorite militiaman watering hole Buckman Tavern to the Lexington Battle Green, where the “shot heard ’round the world” was fired on April 19, 1775. Continue your history lesson in nearby Concord at Minuteman National Historical Park, then practice self-reliance at Walden Pond. Literary buffs can check out the 19th-century digs of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott, while gourmets can dine simply on Wilson Farm’s produce (and cider donuts) or go upscale at 80 Thoreau or Bondir Concord.
How to Get There
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful night away at the Inn. It was so nice to enjoy the beautiful decor, quality products and excellent service. We enjoyed the most delicious hot chocolate in the gorgeous living room as we read books and the newspaper. We indulged in breakfast in our very comfy king size bed which was fun, too. The location is great and parking is easy. I am also a huge fan of Molton Brown products so even washing my hands and taking a shower was a real treat.
We spent one night as a staycation and had a fantastic time. The staff was very friendly and had great suggestions for local attractions and activities. The room was large and the fireplace was a welcome treat in the middle of winter.
I’d be happy to return and would not hesitate to recommend this property.
Very comfortable hotel with lovely soft furnishings, everything was to a high standard. Nice and warm even though the temperatures were -15 deg outside! The staff very friendly and efficient. Restaurant lovely with the open fires and the food was excellent!
We loved this inn, We live in town, but wanted to have a night away from home. Our daughter was at a sleepover party so we booked a suite. It was such a lovely, relaxing experience. Dinner and the included brunch were top notch. We snuggled by the fireplace in our room, had a wonderful night sleep, and left recharged and blissful. I highly recommend this inn for anyone looking for a night away. It felt like we were in a cozy B&B in Vermont!
If you’re looking for a quaint getaway that’s relaxing and offers luxurious accommodations and great customer service then look no further! We stayed for one evening in the main inn and it was such a delightful stay. The hotel staff to the restaurant staff were so accommodating and welcoming. The inn is so relaxing and calm — it made for a peaceful getaway.