Oldest Inn in U.S., The Groton, to Reopen After Fire

By Anna Breuer on 2 May 2018
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DSC_0262 2The Groton Inn, the nation’s oldest inn, will reopen Wednesday after being rebuilt following a fire that destroyed the original 1678 building in 2011.

The inn served as the meeting place for St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge, where Paul Revere was Grand Master, from 1797 until 1847. The new building preserves the look of the original including its large multi-columned front porch that spans much of the façade.

The inn’s period décor includes wide-planked hand-hewn hickory floors, brass fixtures, and a period appropriate color palette.  The 60 rooms are handsomely furnished with emphasis on rich wood tones and burgundy accents.  All rooms include flatscreen televisions, iron and ironing board, a desk with a swivel chair, modern bathrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Guest amenities include a buffet breakfast, fitness center, and landscaped courtyard.

Meeting and event facilities include two banquet rooms, a board room, and outdoor spaces.

The hotel’s new restaurant, Forge & Vine, located in a separate building, will open this summer featuring a décor that borrows from the blacksmith shops once found in the area.  The seasonal menu will include traditional New England fare.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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