Briar Barn Inn Opens Doors on North Shore (MA)

By Sam Dostaler
Photos via Briar Barn Inn Website

The brand new Briar Barn Inn situated in Rowley, Massachusetts promises visitors old New England charm combined with modern appeal. A mix between hotel and wedding venue, the Briar Barn Inn offers guests a luxury stay just minutes away from all the offers of the North Shore.

Nestle by the Briar Barn Inn fireplace (Photo via

With 30 guest rooms ranging from Single Queen Rooms to Grand King Suites, the inn is the perfect location for a retreat from the bustle of everyday life or a romantic weekend escape. Located off of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway (Route 1A), each room blends charm with modern touches including luxury bedding and comfortable bathrobes that encourage visitors to relax in their rooms or head down to the hotel spa.

The Briar Barn Inn has been opening methodically with the guest’s rooms first in January 2019, followed by the spa and restaurant in early spring. The spa offers an extensive variety of treatments; guests can enjoy massages, waxing, make/up and beauty services, fragrant soaks, and treatment for hands and feet.

With its menu created by award-winning Executive Chef Ben Lightbody, the Briar Barn Inn’s restaurant will provide diners with a relaxed atmosphere. The menu will feature meals cooked with local ingredients from farms and purveyors in the area.

From L-R: Grand King Suite, Queen Room, King Suite (Photo via

Experiencing the North Shore, of course, goes beyond the Briar Barn Inn and extends to include numerous outdoor activity options including exploring the area beaches, biking, and hiking trails among many more options. If wandering through museums or shops is more your speed then you can check out the Peabody Essex Museum in nearby Salem, the galleries in Rockport, the Rowley’s Todd Farm Antique and Flea Market, or the town of Essex with more than 20 shops lining its Main Street.

Whatever your reason for visiting, the Briar Barn Inn is your portal to one of the best parts of Massachusetts and the perfect destination for a getaway anytime of the year.

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