Description of Accommodations:
Experience life in the early 1800's but enjoy modern comforts! Sleep on feather mattresses and air dried sheets under hand sewn quilts. The house has 5 fireplaces, two three season porches, wide pine floorboards and original wavy glass windows of the early 19th century when it was built.
The Nichols house is situated on three house lots with ample grass, trees and plantings to enjoy from the chaise lounges, picnic table, or benches in the yard.
The location is ideal for day trips to Boston, Plymouth, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, Providence, Cape Cod, and Connecticut. Maps and brochures are provided on site for your use. One can enjoy active sight seeing, or relax and nestle in with one of our books which are yours for the keeping.
Enjoy the charm and comfort provided by the lodging and daily country fresh breakfasts. It is our intention to continue to provide a place as cozy, accommodating and friendly as it always has been when mom Nichols was welcoming all who came for a visit. Join us for a night, week, or several weeks.
Return for the change of seasons which are dramatic in New England. Call 508.761.7146 for reservations or information.
Description of Rooms/Suites:
The 'Eleanor' room has a king size bed, private bath, fireplace, and wide pine floorboards. It is air conditioned and has a feather mattress, air dried sheets and hand sewn quilt. A radio, alarm clock, telephone and TV with a VCR and selection of videotapes are for your in room enjoyment. The room is airy, with 3 of the original windows from the early 19th century which look out upon the ever changing New England foliage! $99 per night.
The 'Muriel' room has a fireplace and a queen-sized brass bed with private bath. It is equipped with air conditioning, overhead fan, radio, alarm clock and phone in the room. There are two windows looking into the back and side yards with views of the maple trees. The room is charming with wide pine floorboards, yet comfortable and quiet. The room also has a TV and VCR. $99 per night.
The 'Cameron' room has a double mates bed with a feather mattress and lots of drawers beneath. The sheets are air dried, and the quilts are hand sewn. It has a large closet and comes with two thick and thirsty terrycloth robes for use by the guests. The full bath including a tub with bathsalts is shared. The room is equipped with a TV, VCR, alarmclock and phone, overhead fan and air-conditioning. $89 per night.
Within a 15 minute drive:
Slater Mill (First textile mill in America!)
Providence www.ProvidenceCVB.com www.tourprovidence.com
Roger Williams Park & Zoo www.rwpzoo.org
Children's Museum www.childrensmuseum.org
Providence Place Mall www.providenceplace.com
Historic Federal Hill
Waterfire (Italian water gondola rides) www.waterfire.org
Benefit Street Historic house and street tours
Lincoln Greyhound Park Racing www.lincolnparkri.com
RI Philharmonic Orchestra www.ri-philharmonic.org
Sloop Sailing www.sloopprovidence.org
IMAX Theatre www.imax.com/providence
Providence Performing Arts www.ppacri.org
RI School of Design Museum www.risd.edu
Trinity Repertory Theater www.trinityrep.com
First Baptist Church in America! 1638
Performing Art- RI College www.ric.edu/artseries/
Heritage Harbor Museum www.heritageharbor.org
Lincoln Woods State Park (fresh water swimming, horseback riding, picnicking)
Emerald Square Mall
Capron Park and Zoo
Blackstone Valley (scenic train and boat rides)
Within a 30 minute drive:
Discount shopping malls
Lizzie Borden Museum www.lizzieborden.org
Battleship Cove (USS Massachusetts, submarine, museum, carousel)
Wrentham Outlets Discount Shopping
Raynham Flea Market
Bristol County www.bristol-county.org
Within a 45 minute drive:
New England Aquarium
Freedom Trail (historic walk)
Duck Tours www.bostonducktours.com
Higgins Armory Museum www.higgins.org
Worcester Historical Museum www.worcesterhistory.org
Worcester Art Museum www.worcesterart.org
Museum of Work and Culture www.rihs.org
Tower Hill Botanic Garden www.towerhillbg.org (Boylston)
New Bedford: www.ci.new-bedford.ma.us
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Flying Cape Air www.flycapeair.com
Yagoo Ski Area
Portsmouth Green Animals Topiary Garden
Audubon Society of RI Environmental Education Center, Bristol
Colt's Drive State Park, Bristol
Within a 1 hour drive:
International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum www.tennisfame.org
Jai alai gambling
Beaches and Cliff Walk
Newport Waterfront Festivals www.newportfestivals.com
Pequot Indian Museum www.mashantucket.com
Ocean Spray Cranberry Museum
Whale Watch www.captjohn.com
Horseneck State Beach, Dartmouth
Salem Witch Museum
Wachusetts Ski Area www.wachusett.com
Within a 1? hour drive:
Sturbridge Village www.osv.org
Cape Cod: www.capecodchamber.org
Hyannis Whale Watch www.whales.net
Martha's Vineyard Island www.mvtimes.com www.mvy.com
Golf www.hollyridgegolf.com www.ballymeade.com www.golfcapecod.com/bassriver
Mohegan Sun gambling
Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, www.mysticmore.com
Yankee Candle Co. and Museum www.yankeecandle.com
Within a 2 hour drive:
The Mohawk Trail www.mohawktrail.com
Nearest major airport is Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) (35 Mi miles N.)
Directions from airports:
From Boston: Travel I-93 South to I-95 South, take I-95 South to Exit 2A, (Rt.1a South, Newport Ave.), at 3rd light take a left (Central Ave.), Follow to (end) intersection of Rt.152, Take a left and an immediate right onto Pine St., 50 Pine St. is a yellow 2-story house on the left (4th house from Fire Station on the left).
From Providence Airport (T.F.Green): Travel I-95 North to Exit 2A, (Rt.1a South, Pawtucket, RI.), at 3rd light take a left (Central Ave.), follow to Rt.152, follow directions above to house.
Note: Providence Airport (T.F.Green) is the closest to Nichols Guest Rooms