Charming Historical B&B Offering Peace & Relaxation
The husband and I stayed at this charming B&B while attending a college football game at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (conveniently located about 5 minutes away). When you pull into the driveway there is plenty of parking in the back behind the house and beyond the lot is a small field where we saw a few deer and ducks early in the morning.
Upon entering this beautiful home, we felt like we were taking a trip back into Grandma’s house when she was a child. Antiques, figurines, decorative plates and period pieces of furniture lingered everywhere you looked. The elegant dining room off the kitchen, held a few round tables with pretty tablecloths, for guests to enjoy delicious freshly baked muffins and fruit with coffee or juice in the mornings. Across from this room was a small sitting room with a couch, chair and an old Zenith TV (that still worked) and 2 more guest rooms were upstairs.
Our delightfully decorated room on the first floor included a comfortable queen-sized bed, small sitting area with a table and 2 chairs by the window, a wardrobe hiding a pull out TV and a private bathroom with small standup shower. For those who are wondering there is an AC unit in the one window to keep you cool on warmer nights.
When we finally met our wonderful host, Pauline – she was so incredibly accommodating and sweet, we could have talked to her for hours. She made us feel extremely welcome and at home – and even brought us back cupcakes from a wedding she had attended the weekend we stayed there.
For your convenience, the house is also located close to many restaurants, specialty shops and other recreational activities. I definitely recommend the Captain Otis Thatcher House for a bit of peace and relaxation, instead of the hustle and bustle of too many guests in an elevator at the local hotel. Besides, I think Pauline would love the company.
reviewed September 2018