A change of scenery is the best remedy for the winter blues! Sean and I definitely feed off each other when it comes to being a bit down in the winter! The best way for us to hit reset and feel refreshed is a mini vacation/staycation. Last weekend, we spent the night at Hotel Marblehead in Marblehead, MA and I loved the experience so much that I had to share it with you on the blog!
About Marblehead, MA
Marblehead, MA is a quintessential New England town known for its historic homes and buildings. You all know that words like “quintessential” and “charm” are not usually ones I use on a daily basis, but there is truly no better way to describe this darling town! Marblehead is only 15 miles north of Boston so if you’re not from New England, it offers the perfect place to stay if city vacations aren’t for you, but you still want to check Boston off the list. Also, the town is only a couple of miles from the infamous Salem, MA. Salem is a must-visit for those that love history & Halloween! The airport is also very accessible from Marblehead. The town has plenty of restaurants (there were at least 10 we wanted to try), a walkable and historic downtown, and nearby beaches.
Where to Stay in Marblehead, MA
The Hotel Marblehead
This boutique hotel is a Massachusetts gem! We had the best stay at The Hotel Marblehead from the moment we set foot on the property. We arrived at the restored Victorian mansion mid-afternoon just in time to have a complimentary afternoon snack and coffee.
The minute we stepped in the door, we could just feel our moods shift-seriously! The interior of the hotel is nautical, comfortable, and screams cozy New England. Upon entry to the nautical retreat, you will find rope swings tucked in a corner, a cozy fireplace sitting area, and comfy couches tucked in every nook (all decorated with nautical accents). The 14 rooms of the Hotel provide a nice amount of privacy, but I can also see a big group, for a wedding or otherwise, renting out multiple rooms! In the summer, the outdoor area would be perfect for lawn games and cocktail hour!
Our room was new, spacious, spotless, and comfortable. Again, not a detailed missed! I love the details such as the retro “Igloo” fridge and cleats turned curtain hooks. The plush robes and sea salt chocolates were also an extra surprise that made our arrival feel special. All these details made our stay feel like an experience.
I tend to judge hotel rooms based on their bathrooms (don’t we all)!? The bathroom was white, bright, new, and again, spotless. The extra little details like makeup towels makes a guest feel extra special.
We relaxed for a bit and then headed downtown to have dinner. Downtown is only a half mile away, so if it were a bit warmer, we would have walked! The hotel’s website has a bunch of recommendations. We chose 5 Corners Kitchen for a belated birthday dinner for Sean (and we like the wine selection). Our dinner was phenomenal! We started with the charcuterie + cheese appetizer. The restaurant makes the charcuterie in house! For dinner, Sean had the mushroom sagnarelli and I had the dry aged pork chop. For dessert, we ordered the lava cake with homemade pistachio gelato, and we also orderd the affogato with coffee liquor. Everything was phenomenal!
Our night at Hotel Marblehead went by way too quickly-we woke up in the morning, grabbed a pastry, fruit, and coffee from the lobby. We took a drive through the charming downtown to make mental notes of places we want to try on our next visit to Hotel Marblehead. I highly recommend Hotel Marblehead for anywhere from an overnight mini getaway to a week long summer vacation. Hotel Marblehead is an exceptional experience!
This post is in collaboration with Hotel Marblehead for sponsoring my stay.