Sleep-provoking queen-sized bed, looking out onto lovely gardens, plus private sitting room. Furniture previously belonged to current owner's gr-grandfather. Bathroom overlooks gardens. (SPECIAL OFFER: can reserve as bedroom w/ bath for $100/nt).
The Eastlake Suite, w/its lovely sitting room which overlooks Westford Common, exudes the atmosphere of another age. The unique tiles in the headboard of the wonderfully comfortable queen-sized bed are in themselves a conversation starter - or stopper - as guests peer more closely at the tiles, trying to identify the story being depicted. Both the Eastlake Bedroom and its Sitting Room invite cozy conversation, reading and journal writing along with drinking of coffee, tea or wine - plus the best of HD TV, Blu-Ray, Bose speakers, etc. The original fireplaces in both rooms add to the ambiance. Bathrobes for guests' use are provided. (Special Offer: you can message the host if you're interested in reserving the Eastlake as a bedroom w/private bath, for $100, rather than as a Suite).
Guests have access to a Sitting Room with makings for tea and coffee. Fresh fruit and delicious 'nibbles' are available. The HD TV, Blu-Ray, Bose speakers plus wi fi, games and some books add to the number of choices of things for guests to do. The hosts maintain privacy for the parts of the Tavern that they live in. However, the Dining Room with its lovely bay window, antique furniture and very happy array of plants is open to guests for their delicious Full English Breakfast.
Interaction with Guests
The host greets guests on their arrival, offering tea or coffee in welcoming them to Fletcher Tavern. The host is also involved with guests during breakfasts each day.
Fletcher Tavern sits in a quintessential New England village, just across the road from the Common. The church (whose gr gr gr gr grandfather owned a pew) is within easy walking distance, i.e., on the other side of the Common, as is the excellent Westford Library. The Westford Museum, just across the street, is open Sunday afternoons and gives a glimpse into the people and life during the early years of this New England village. Genealogical expertise is offered by the Museum which may be able to help guests make connections they have long been trying to make!
There is ample space in the Tavern driveway for guests' cars. Public transportation includes the MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line in Littleton, that goes into Boston. If people are over the age of 60 they may be able to use the local transportation (including being picked up) provided by the Cameron Senior Centre. Limo service enables guests to get to and from Westford / Logan Airport (C&L Lim(phone number hidden); Allpoints Lim(phone number hidden)).
Other Things to Note
The Eastlake bedroom can simply be a bedroom with a private bath ($100 per night) or it can be a suite, with a connecting sitting room plus private bath ($150 per night).
Fletcher Tavern is a smoke-less and shoe-less home. You are invited to bring cosy slippers and/or socks to wear whilst in the Tavern.
Elizabeth was an extremely friendly and welcoming host. The bed in the Eastlake room was even more comfortable than it looks. The bathroom is private but is about 20 feet down the hall, no big deal. The water pressure in the shower was phenomenal. The attached sitting room (accessed secretly through a door in the closet) adds a nice touch and Elizabeth provided some snacks and all the accouterments necessary to make a nice cup of tea or coffee. The house itself is great old New England home, a must if you have an interest in history.
Breakfast was served in the elegant dinning room with a view of the beautiful garden. In warmer weather it's served outside. Breakfast was delicious both mornings and she happily accommodated our special requests.
Michael, thank you and your lovely wife so much for such kind words! I'm truly delighted that you enjoyed being here - I certainly appreciated having such beautiful people as guests! Our relaxed conversations felt like we were revisiting another era when people took the time and found delight in listening and talking to each other.
A lovely room and the hospitality can't be any better. Elizabeth's breakfasts are fantastic and she is very helpful in finding tourist attractions. We will certainly return to this B&B.
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How to describe me, your primary host? Enthusiastic and wanting to 'know'....so MANY things! Born in Texas, initially I was a classical musician (pianist), then teacher in Special Needs, then Clinical Psychologist, with each step leading in some way to the next. I have long yearned to know more and, looking back, I can easily see how that yearning has taken me into so many not necessarily planned experiences! I recognised some time ago that Carl Jung offered a 'lens' for me to better understand the world we live in. And then I traveled considerably (including living and working in Tuva at the Centre for Traditional Folk Medicine for five months over a winter), plus I lived and worked in the UK and then Ireland for a total of 16 years - with a year's Sabbatical tucked in there, too, giving me opportunity to get to know more of the world. I stayed in many a B&B over the years, including in Patmos (where God dictated Revelations to John), in the Lake District, in Edinburgh... I love cooking so preparing a scrumptious breakfast for guests to start them on their way for the day, is a delight. Gardening is another love of mine - along with classical and also folk music. Actually both first and last (but not least!), I enjoy good conversation! I returned to America on 27th January 2013, starting a new volume in my life that has started with opening Fletcher Tavern (the home of some of my ancestors) as a B&B.