The Red Maple Inn

217 Main Street, Spencer, Massachusetts 01562
Innkeeper(s): John Bills
  • Introduction

    The Red Maple Inn frontYankee Magazine's Editors' Choice for Romance, Luxury, and Central Massachusetts Culinary Destination: The Red Maple Inn in Spencer, MA, a romantic colonial-era estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our 15 room mansion, built circa 1780, features six deluxe guest accommodations appointed with period antiques and all modern amenities, including private bathrooms, air-conditioning, color cable television with DVD players, 1000+ title DVD Library and complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.

    Private dining available for that special occasion, from two to twenty. Rehearsal dinners, intimate and elegant wedding receptions. Romantic and very private Honeymoon Cottage. Lovely perennial gardens, ancient stone walls and towering evergreens surround the estate which is tucked into the heart of Spencer's Historic District. Original wide-board pumpkin pine floors, chair rails and crown moldings have been lovingly restored to their original beauty. Indulge yourself on silky 350-count hand-ironed cotton sheets for the ultimate night's sleep. Sip a glass of wine in our romantic wine cellar or listen to soft jazz by the fire in our beautiful parlor.

    We partner with Salem Cross Inn for Fireplace Feasts, Christmas Memories and Murder Mystery Dinners.

    Enjoy sumptuous Country Breakfasts by the crackling Beehive Fireplace, surrounded by our newly commissioned Murals by renowned artist and muralist, John Celio. Guest Hospitality Stations offer complimentary self-service coffee and tea 24 hours a day, as well as soda, bottled water, cookies and assorted snacks for sale on the "honor" system.

  • Breakfast Sample Menu

    The Red Maple Inn breakfast

    To Start

    • Chef's Fruit Course du Jour
    • Red Maple Inn Fresh-Baked Muffins

    Entrées

    • "La Greque" Omelet: Sautéed Spinach & Creamy Feta Cheese
    • "La Français" Omelet: Imported Double Cream Brie & Sautéed Mushrooms
    • "La Provençale" Omelet: Sun-dried Tomatoses with Herbed Goat Cheese
    • Ham & Cheddar Scramble
    • "Frittata Toscana" Individual Egg Soufflé with Fire-Roasted Red Peppers, Italian Sausge, Fresh Broccoli & Mozzarella
    • "Pumpkin Pie" French Toast
    • "Caramel Apple" French Toast
    • Spiced Pear French Toast
    • "Our Own Blueberries" French Toast

    Omelets, Scramble & Frittatas are served with Fresh Local Sausage, Flaky All-Butter Croissants, Jams & Preserves from St. Joseph's Abbey & Red Maple Inn Herb-Roasted Potatoes

  • Accolades

    The Red Maple Inn dining table

    YANKEE Magazine "Editors' Choice" for Romance, Luxury, and Central Massachusetts Culinary Destination 2010 Recommended Inn: New England Travel Guide

    "Prepare yourself for a memorably hospitable stay." BOSTON Magazine

    "You know you're at the Red Maple Inn when each time you enter a room you're dazzled anew by the charmingly over-the-top decor."

    BOSTON GLOBE Travel Section

  • Weddings

    The Red Maple Inn is perfect for elegant small wedding receptions. The beautifully decorated and muraled Dining Room, Library and Parlor add a sophistication that is unsurpassed with the award-winning cuisine of Chef Shari Alexander. Sit-down for 20 or a heavy hors d'oeuvres for 30. Rehearsal dinners are planned with originality and budget in mind.

  • Area Attractions

    The Red Maple Inn fireplace

    Old Sturbridge Village, Foothills Theatre, Quabbin Reservoir, Brookfield Orchards, Brimfield "The Antique Capital of the World!"

    Saint Joseph's Abbey, Worcester Art Museum, Higgins Armory Museum, Antiquing, Skiing (just an hour away), biking & hiking.

    Easy Day trips to Boston, historic Stockbridge, The Berkshires, The Norman Rockwell Museum, & Tanglewood.

  • How to Find Us

    From Boston

    1. Take the Mass Pike, I-90 West to Exit 10
    2. After toll booths, take far right exit towards Charlton/Sturbridge, Routes 12 & 2
    3. After 2 1/2 miles Routes 12 and 20 split
    4. Bear Right to remain on Rt. 20
    5. Follow Rt. 20 about 1 mile to next signal light at Rt. 56
    6. Turn Right and follow 56 North to Leicester
    7. At signal light at Main Street, Leicester, turn Left onto Rt. 9 West
    8. Follow Rt. 9 to Spencer (Rt. 9 becomes Main Street, Spence
    9. After "Dairy Queen" restaurant watch for small sign announcing Spencer Historic District and crest of hill
    10. Descend the hill and watch for the inn on the right, large white Colonial, black shutters, with white picket fence in front, at 217 Main Street
    11. Approximately 75 minutes

    From Hartford

    1. Take I-84 East to Massachusetts Exit 3A, US-20 East towards Auburn/Worceste
    2. Follow Rt. 20 approximately 2 miles to MA 49 North
    3. Take 49N approximately 7.5 miles, then Right onto Rt. 9
    4. Follow Rt. 9 (becomes Main Street, Spencer)
    5. Pass through downtown area, past Town Hall and very large white Congregational Church, both on left
    6. Just past the church on the left is The Red Maple Inn, 217 Main Street. Approximately 55 minutes

    From New York City

    1. Take Saw Mill River Parkway to I-684 North to I-84 East, to Massachusetts Exit 3A, US-20 East towards Auburn/Worcester. (Alternatively, Take I-95 North to I-91 North to I-84 East)
    2. Follow Rt. 20 approximately 2 miles to MA 49 North
    3. Take 49N approximately 7.5 miles, then Right onto Rt. 9
    4. Follow Rt. 9 (becomes Main Street, Spencer)
    5. Pass through downtown area, past Town Hall and very large white Congregational Church, both on left
    6. Just past the church on the left is The Red Maple Inn, 217 Main Street. Approximately 3 hours

    From the North Fork of Long Island

    1. Take the Cross Sound Ferry from Orient Point to New London, CT
    2. From light at Ferry exit, turn right and follow signs to Rt. 32 towards Norwich
    3. Merge onto I-395 North and follow to Massachusetts
    4. Take Exit 4B towards Oxford Ctr., to right turn onto Rt. 12 North. Take Rt. 12 to Rt. 56 (left turn) towards Leicester
    5. At signal light at Main Street, Leicester, turn Left onto Rt. 9 West
    6. Follow Rt. 9 to Spencer (Rt. 9 becomes Main Street, Spencer)
    7. After "Dairy Queen" restaurant watch for sign announcing Spencer Historic District and crest of hill
    8. Descend the hill and watch for the inn on the right, large white Colonial, black shutters, with white picket fence in front, at 217 Main Street
    9. Approximately 75 minutes from New London