Wayside Inn

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May, 2011

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The Wayside Inn is an historic coaching inn dating back some 300 years in the township of Sudbury, approximately 15 miles from Boston. I'm sure you will all remember reading Longfellow's Hiawatha at school? This historical house was where he spent much of his time penning his poetry. He also wrote Tales of the Wayside Inn about the characters and stories surrounding this wonderful coaching inn. Restored by Henry Ford and his family the Inn has 10 guest bedrooms, a wonderful bar and several dining rooms and operates as a charitable historic trust. The bedrooms are quaint and comfortable rather than 5* but quite delightful with interesting pieces of old furniture, painting etc. The Inn is said to be haunted and in each room thee is a bureau or chest of drawers with several hundred letters from previous guests attesting to sightings! No such sightings during my stay however. We spent a delightful three days at the Inn. The food was great American staples; clam chowder, crab cakes, steak, shrimp, pancakes but the service was a bit variable depending who was on duty! However, it was a great experience to stay in such an historic inn and made a welcome change to large bog standard hotels.


Chrissy Nason

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