North of Boston/Merrimack Valley resorts offer vacations with lavish comforts

Snowy Scene - Briar Barn Inn - Rowley, MA
Briar Barn Inn

101 Main Street Rowley, MA, 01969 Phone: 978-653-5323

Plan your North Shore itinerary from your comfortable room at this inviting inn

There’s so much to do on the North Shore, you’ll need a home base to do your activity planning! The Briar Barn Inn, an exquisite inn, restaurant and spa in a country setting just north of Boston, MA, can be that perfect headquarters. Its 30 guest rooms have gas fireplaces, seating areas and soaking tubs, and its Grove restaurant serves fresh regional cuisine with a creative twist. Relax in the pool or by the fire pits as you discuss the next day’s activities. There’s snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter and, in warmer weather, kayaking and paddle boarding on the Essex River, surfing in scenic Gloucester, MA or gallery hopping in Rockport, MA. There are miles of sandy beaches, eclectic museums, hiking and biking paths – and, of course, fried-clam restaurants.