The Hawthorne Inn

Mercury was in retrograde, and I was glad to use that as an excuse to get outta dodge. We stopped at the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts on our way to Maine. 

A member of my family is a fan of Select Registry, which I'm pretty sure is how we found this gem of a boutique bed and breakfast. The land was once owned by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Of course knowing this ahead of time made the whole stay feel awfully poetic. 

Even though the property was built over 150 years ago in the 1860s, the rooms had all been recently renovated with rich colors and textures that perfectly blended historical details with modern decor. Can I move in? Probably not, but I can at least stay for a night and then blog about it...

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I was also really pleasantly surprised by the breakfast spread. They had lots of gluten free options (for you weirdos like me) and I couldn't help taking out my camera and photographing the amazing delicious sweet potato cakes that were served with homemade salsa. And so, there you have it, the potato breakfast cakes that inspired this post. 

P.S. Just down the street is the Little Women Orchard House (see my previous post), if you visit, it's worth a stop!