Three restored antique buildings make up The Inn at Hastings Park, just steps from downtown Lexington, Mass.
The main house, built in 1838, belonged to a descendant of one of Lexington’s first families, who helped settle the town in the 1600s.
The primary structure functioned as The Dana Home retirement facility for 95 years before being purchased by Lexington resident Tricia Perez Kennealy, who converted it into a historical boutique hotel, with a high-end restauarnt, in 2014.
Additional buildings on the property include the Isaac Mullikan House (named after a feisty politician who lived there during the mid-19th century), and the Barn, which was used as Mullikan’s carpentry shop, as well as a casket company.
“Public areas and 22 guest rooms are paired with clever décor, rich hues and thoughtful wallpapers. Guests enjoy spaces that reflect history, character, comfort and luxury,” according to a press release issued close to the hotel’s opening.
The Inn itself is named for Maria Hastings, a prominent 19th century Lexington philanthropist. “During this time, when books were precious and libraries were few, Maria founded Lexington’s public library,” says the hotel’s official website.
“Maria’s impact on the town is lasting and Hastings Park—just across from the Inn—was created in her memory. Maria loved Lexington and folklore has it that her happy ghost still wanders today through her Cary Street neighborhood.”