Visitor Guide

On behalf of the Briar Barn Inn team, we would like to welcome you to our property. We invite you to enjoy the full embrace of our renowned hospitality, from exceptional service to convenient amenities for relaxing in your room, dining at Grove -our post-and-beam barn restaurant, and unwinding at our spa and pool. If there is anything you need, please call down to the front desk for assistance. Thank you for choosing Briar Barn Inn and enjoy your stay!

Grove

Our restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience where guests and locals alike can enjoy inventive cuisine and casual favorites. Join us for dinner and brunch Thursday through Sunday, or order take-out on Toast.

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The Spa

Our location offers restorative and invigorating treatments to help you unwind before your big event – or to pamper yourself before brunch or dinner at our restaurant.

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Extensions

Front desk :160, Grove: 166, Spa: 161

Checking Out

Please call down or stop by the front desk to let us know you are leaving.

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Things to Do

Beaches

Gloucester

Good Harbor Beach (website)

Wingaersheek Beach (website)

Ipswich

Crane Beach (website)

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Singing Beach (website)

Newburyport

Plum Island Beach (website)

 

On the Water

Essex

Essex River Cruise (website)

Ipswich

Foote Brothers Canoe and Kayak Rentals (website)

Gloucester

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon (website)

Newburyport

Newburyport Whale Watch (website)

 

Historic

Gloucester

Beauport, the Sleeper McCann House (website)

Rockport

Motif #1 (website)

Salem

Pioneer Village (website)

The House of the Seven Gables (website)

 

Museums

Essex

Essex Shipbuilding Museum (website)

Gloucester

Hammond Castle Museum (website)

Salem

Peabody Museum (website)

Salem Witch Museum (website)

 

Farms

Ipswich

Appleton Farms (website)

Marini Farm (website)

Russell Orchards (website)

North Andover

Smolak Farm (website)

Shopping

Essex

Antiques on Main Street (website)

Ipswich

Market Street (website)

Newburyport

State Street / Pleasant Street (website)

The Tannery (website)

Rockport

Bearskin Neck (website)

Rowley

The Barn at Todd Farm & Seasonal Flea Market (website)

 

Tours

Ipswich

Wolf Hallow (website)

Gloucester

Cape Ann Foodie Tours (website)

Newburyport

Untapped History (website)

Salem

Salem Smugglers’ Tour (website)

 

Music, Theatre, & Arts

Beverly

North Shore Music Theatre (website)

Gloucester

 Rocky Neck Art Colony (website)

Newburyport

Firehouse Center for the Arts (website)

Rockport

Shalin Liu Performance Center (website)

 

Sightseeing & Trails

Manchester-by-the-Sea

Coolidge Reservation – “Ocean Lawn” (website)

Newburyport

Clipper City Rail Trail (website)

Maudslay State Park (website)

Rockport

Halibut Point State Park (website)

Topsfield

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (website)


Food & Drink

Restaurants

Beverly

A&B Burgers (website)

Hale Street Tavern (website)

Soma (website)

Essex

Boat House Grille (website)

CK Pearl (website)

Essex Seafood (website)

J.T. Farham’s (website)

Woodman’s of Essex (website)

Gloucester

Minglewood Harborside (website)

Short & Main (website)

The Studio (website)

Tonno (website)

Ipswich

Clam Box (website)

Ithaki (website)

1640 Hart House (website)

Newburyport

Black Cow (website))

Paddle Inn (website)

The Poynt (website)

Tuscan Sea Grille  & Bar (website)

Rowley

Agawam Diner (website)

Salem

Bambolina (website)

Ledger (website)

Opus (website)

Cafés

Beverly

Atomic Cafe (website)

Hamilton

Honeycomb (website)

Ipswich

Little Wolf Coffee (website)

Rowley

Three Sweet Peas (website)

Sweets

Essex

Downriver Ice Cream (website)

Ipswich

White Farms Ice Cream (website)

Newburyport

Dolce Freddo Gelato (website)

Rowley

Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates (website)

Libations

Essex

Great Marsh Brewing (website)

Gloucester

Ryan & Wood Distillery (website)

Ipswich

Ipswich Ale Brewer’s Table (website)

Privateer Rum Distillery (website)

True North Ale Company (website)

Newburyport

Newburyport Brewing (website)

RiverWalk Brewery (website)

Rowley

Mill River Winery (website)

Salem

Far From the Tree Craft Hard Cider (website)

Notch Brewery & Tap Room (website)


Grove

Our farmhouse restaurant is open four days a week for dinner and brunch. We love bringing the best local products to your plate- for that reason, some menu items may change based on product availability as the season changes.

 

In-Room Amenities

High-speed wireless internet in all rooms | Gas fireplace | Luxury bed and bath linen | Flat-screen televisions | Ironing board and iron | Fine quality in-room bathrobes | Lockwood bathroom products | Hairdryer | In-room safe | Mini-fridge | In-room bottled artesian water


Coffee Corners

You will find warm beverage service in five locations at Briar Barn Inn. Each hospitality corner and our silo offers a variety of tea and coffee pods to select from for your Keurig use! Water and sanitizing stations are placed alongside each station.


Common Spaces

Library: On the second floor of our Inn across from the Silo, our Library overlooks the beautifully landscaped courtyard and includes a gas fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and comfy seating for a cozy environment.

Silo: Across from the library is our two-story circular room with plenty of natural light and seating to enjoy a quiet place to curl up with a book.

Lobby: Comfy seating with access to our porch with rocking chairs and views of the courtyard.


Fire Pit

Cozy up in our courtyard around our fire pit table.

*Weather-dependent availability


Pool Hours

Sunday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm

Open 7 days a week from Memorial Day Weekend to Columbus Day Weekend (weather dependent).

Located next to The Spa.


Policies

Quiet Hours

Weeknights 10pm – 7am

Weekends 11pm – 7am

No outside alcohol allowed on property

No Smoking