101 Main StreetRowley, MA, 01969Phone: 978-653-5323
Original artwork, inspired creative touches hallmarks of this serene country inn
Celebrating the vibrant arts community of Essex County, the Briar Barn Inn has made its interiors a showplace for the work of local artists. Each of the elegant inn’s 30 suites has individually curated original artwork, custom furnishings and antique pieces that add to the unique atmosphere of this country retreat. And, of course, the inn’s surroundings and buildings are works of art in themselves. There’s the spacious courtyard (visible from each wing of the U-shaped inn), landscaped garden paths and Grove, the inn’s farm-to-table restaurant in a post-and-beam barn, complete with two double-ring black industrial chandeliers and rustic farm tables. Even the inn’s entrance has an artistic sensibility, a bright, airy space reminiscent of a silo.