Briar Barn Inn

Laid-back luxury and heartfelt hospitality just north of Boston, Massachusetts. 


Laid-back luxury and heartfelt hospitality just north of Boston, Massachusetts. 

Briar Barn Inn - Main Entrance to Lobby
The lobby at Briar Barn Inn
Courtyard Firepit at Briar Barn Inn - Rowley, Massachusetts
King Suite at Briar Barn Inn - Rowley, Massachusetts
Outdoor Porch Swing at Briar Barn Inn, Rowley, Massachusetts
Briar Barn Inn - Grand King Suite, Rowley, Massachusetts
Briar Barn Inn Double Queen Room in Rowley, Massachusetts
Continental Breakfast at Briar Barn Inn
Soaking Tub at Briar Barn Inn Rowley Massachusetts
Grove at Briar Barn Inn - Dinner

The Basics


A mere 30 miles from the bustling heart of Boston, Briar Barn Inn is a place where moments become memories. Here, we weave together a tapestry of laid-back luxury, heartfelt hospitality, and storybook surroundings to reimagine the quintessential country inn experience. Briar Barn Inn offers a farmhouse setting, where New England's pastoral beauty and serenity live in harmony with our favorite modern amenities.

At a Glance

  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fireplaces
  • Spa Services
  • Weddings/Events
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Hidden Gem

In the Know

  • Visit the iconic Crane Estate, charming Appleton Farms, and the bucolic Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary all within 10 miles.

  • Historic Salem, Massachusetts is a day-trip drive or train ride away, return to the inn to unwind after a bewitching day! 

  • Fuel up at Little Wolf Coffee - named among "The Best Coffee Shops in Every State" by Food & Wine Magazine

  • Best Bar Hopping: Anonymous Brewing in Rowley, True North Ale in Ipswich, or RiverWalk Brewing Co. in Newburyport 

Stay for the Story

Rowley is a historic mill town surrounded by centuries-old farms, Colonial homes, and a thriving antique hub, home to Todd Farm Antique and Flea Market and dozens of antique shops in the region. 

Fall foliage surrounds Briar Barn Inn, Rowley Massachusetts

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Plan a reservation with the on-site restaurant, Grove at Briar Barn Inn. 

Visit Winfrey's Fudge & Chocolates - a family-owned maker of fudge and fine chocolates since 1979!

Find fresh lobster and fried clams at Woodman's! Crowds line up at this 1914 seafood spot with a no-frills, counter-serve setup & big portions.

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit our on-site restaurant, Grove for dinner or a weekend brunch!

Plan a facial, massage, or foot soak with The Spa at Briar Barn Inn!

Add to the experience with romantic room amenities! 

Guest Reviews

We stayed here during our wedding weekend (and hosted our rehearsal dinner at Grove), and it was absolutely fabulous. It has so much charm, a beautiful property, and super kind staff. Our guests loved staying at the Inn!

- Emma Huff

Can't say a single negative thing about this place! It's beautiful and they thought of everything from a variety of toiletries in the bathroom to fully stocked mini bar and snacks in the room (for purchase, of course). Free Keurig coffee in multiple locations on each floor, plus cold brew, fresh fruit, and a continental breakfast each morning with local pastries. On top of all that, Kathleen, who checked...See More

- Beth Gugenheim

I shot a wedding at this venue, and it was beautiful. And amazing the staff was extra pleasurable. And very attentive to everyone's needs. The wedding planner was on point, and she guided me through the whole day. Without one problem, the food was delicious. And it had such a great feeling. And energy. That made everyone come out of their shells.Excellent venue, excellent place.Excellent food just excellent.Please don't...See More

- DraMatik Gonzalez

Briar Barn Inn is a hidden gem on the Northshore! I give it 10 stars. The staff are professional yet down to earth. Our room was bright ,clean,modern, and decorated with antique and cottage furniture . The entire Inn is decorated that way. The price point is spot on! We booked again for a June stay cation!

- Casey Jones - Gajewski

Elegantly decorated hotel with good service and nice staff. We spent a night in a queen room and another in a King suit. The King suit was very spacious with nice high ceilings, however because of those out of reach windows, it gets very bright after in the morning sleeping in is not an option. There are fire pits outside which are nice, but again people who hang out...See More

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Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 30

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Telephones, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Business Center, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements, Baby Showers

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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Location Type: Rural, Small Town/Village