About this listing
Beautifully decorated, light-filled "Room with a View" in historic 18th c Fletcher Tavern B&B includes a four-poster double bed and a generous sized en-suite bathroom. Two other bedrooms are available in the B&B. Full English breakfast provided.
Room with a View (in Fletcher Tavern B&B, Westford Centre) sleeps two, overlooks the Common and church, all in all a tranquil, stereotypic New England scene. The ensuite bathroom has a 'champagne' tub plus a heated toilet seat you will particularly appreciate on cold nights. Bathrobes for your use are included. The Room with a View is one of three bedrooms that are available in Fletcher Tavern B&B for guests to use.
A sitting room with coffee/tea facilities, fruit and nibbles, HD TV, Blu-Ray, Bose speakers and wi-fi is just across the hall. Delicious breakfasts, including full English breakfasts, are served in light-filled dining room with antique furniture and a multitude of plants in the bay window overlooking the garden. Family areas of the Tavern are not shared with guests.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are warmly welcomed by the host who introduces them to Fletcher Tavern with a cup of tea or coffee if they would like. Guests can come and go as they want since they have their own key. There's an embarrassment of riches in terms of places to visit and things to see in the area so guests are usually quickly out the door, taking the opportunity to investigate the abundance of American history and many activities on offer in the Westford area.
Easily accessed via 495, Rts 3 and Rt 2, Fletcher Tavern B&B is set in a traditional, picturesque New England village. An excellent library is just on the other side of the Common, a few steps away. Walking trails are a short walk around the corner ; skiing and a lake are a seven minute drive away. Restaurants and shopping are just down the hill.
There is no public transportation in Westford Centre - and there are few sidewalks. Your best bet is to have a car so that you can easily get out and about.
There is a pizza shop a short walk down Main Street which is easily accessed from the Tavern.
A train into Boston is available from Lowell and also from Littleton. There is ample parking at the Tavern. Either a limo or a driver can pick guests up at the airport.
Other Things to Note
Guests have access to a sitting room with HD TV, Blu-Ray and Bose Speakers.
The current owner is the fourth great grand-daughter of Timothy Fletcher, who ran the house as a Tavern in the mid-1700s.
Fletcher Tavern is a non-smoking, shoe-less home. Guests who appreciate the beauty of fine things in life are most welcome.
Different B&Bs will have different guidelines. Following is the information contained in the revised Guidelines (for currently being a guest in) Fletcher Tavern B&B:
A B&B is a special place, a 'home away from home,' offering warmth, friendliness and genuine hospitality! Lively conversation can ensue, undoubtedly much along the lines of what must have been exchanged between men in the Tavern in the 1700s (smoking their pipes in front of the fire, deep in thought....).
Because some people have little experience re staying in a B&B, we offer the following:
ARRIVAL (from 3 p.m. onward) - please let your host know ahead of time your approximate time of arrival. If this changes, please call her and let her know?
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR HOST : Please also be aware that there is not steady 24 hr coverage of phone and/or emails. Thank you for being patient! When staying at the Tavern, if you want to say something to the owner, you can leave a note for her on the pad of paper next to the kitchen sink (by the Entry Room door).
Depending on circumstances (i.e., time of arrival, etc.), guests may be offered tea or coffee and a homemade cookie, etc., served on the Patio or in the Patio Room.
COMPUTER: To use the WiFi (to be shared on your arrival) :
LIGHTS: Kindly turn off all lights when you leave a room.
AIR CONDITIONERS / FANS : Kindly use these only if the temperature outside is warmer than the warm temperature in your room! Please turn them OFF when you leave the room for breakfast and/or for the activities you have planned for the day! Please follow these guidelines for the 2nd floor Sitting Room as well as for your bedroom....
Except in Winter, windows are usually opened in the evening - the closed first thing in the morning. It's lovely during the summer to have windows open at night so cool air can flow into the bedrooms. It's wonderful for sleeping to have that cool air coming in! Please know that even when an air conditioner is NOT turned on, outside air will flow through it as there is no provision for totally closing off the air intake.
LUGGAGE : There are luggage racks in some of the rooms in the Tavern. Please help yourself!
BREAKFAST : Please let your host know what your food allergies are (if any) and what your 'usual' breakfast is in your country of origin if that is what you would like to be served. French guests, for example, have requested pancakes with fruit on top, with a different fruit used on different days.
Please let your host know what time you would like to have breakfast - and please, please be seated within five minutes or so of the time you have given! If there is a significant delay, then your host will go ahead and serve your breakfast which you can then eat at your leisure.
If you would like your breakfast before 8:00 a.m., a cold breakfast (including fresh fruit and hard boiled eggs) will be set out on the dining room table for you.
VISITORS : Please let your host know if you are expecting any visitors - and at what time. Since you are staying in her home, she will undoubtedly want to meet and greet your guests. Please know that your host is not open to visitors going up the stairs and touring the Tavern. You are most welcome to use the Patio Room or the gardens for meeting with any visitors.
WHAT AREAS OF THE TAVERN ARE OPEN TO GUESTS WHO ARE STAYING HERE :
Your bedroom and your bathroom,
The dining room,
The Sitting Room, the Patio Room and the gardens.
Please be aware: the regulations for B&Bs in Westford do not permit guests to use the (Tavern) kitchen.
KEY FOR TAVERN : A key to the Tavern (w/red ribbon) for you will be on the kitchen counter by the kitchen sink.
CHECKING OUT : Kindly have all of your personal items out of your bedroom (and out of the Sitting Room) by 11:00 a.m. at the very latest.
It's genuinely a delight to have you here as a guest in this historic Tavern!