They used to be really into pointy hats and starting revolutions over there.
Now they just want to feed you clam chowder and have you sleep over in a barn full of bathtubs and four-poster beds.
Don’t forget your toothbrush for The Inn at Hastings Park, a handsome new mini village of lodgings spread across two historic Lexington homes and one barn, opening February 3 and taking reservations now.
If a 19th-century innkeeper got into the 21st-century boutique hotel business, well... this. What you’ll find: 22 rooms scattered throughout three buildings built before Benjamin Harrison was president. And nothing against pre-Harrison-era inns, but they probably weren’t filled with oversize velvet sofas, marble bathrooms with plunge tubs and giant American-flag quilts like this one is.
Book one of the master suites in the Barn and don a linen bathrobe. Do stuff. Say stuff. Just... be. Or maybe it’s a certain day in February and a certain someone’s accompanying you for in-room massages and lengthy discussions about Colonial history. That’s fine, too.
But be advised that a few weeks after it opens, a restaurant in the main house called Artistry on the Green will start dispensing local microbrews and classic Yankee fare.
There, now you’re advised.