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May 1, 2020 – April showers bring…Spring cleaning!
Ok, so that’s not how the saying goes, but with the “stay home” advisory still in effect, this has been a great time for everyone not working (and no kids at home to school) to catch up on some much needed house keeping and/or yard work. We are no exception! For the past 7 weeks here at the Proctor Mansion we have been “deep cleaning” as well as sanitizing and disinfecting everything. Information gleaned and implemented from various webinars are definitely helping us comply with the CDC’s and cleaning professionals’ recommendations. We take your safety – and ours – very seriously! In addition, the grounds have been getting some overdue attention. Although that project will take a while due to the size of the yard, things are looking great! Our daffodils and a variety of other flowers have blossomed, the hostas bushes are sprouting up, and the Victorian gardens area (with fire pit!) has been cleaned up from all the winter debris. It’s fresh & inviting again!
On different note, our trivia contest is in full swing! We’ve already had one winner, and they chose 2 tickets to an upcoming High Tea as their prize. We have lots more fun things to give away, so be sure to look for the questions each Monday and Wednesday, and test your knowledge of the Proctor Mansion Inn and town of Wrentham! The winner is chosen from all correct weekly entries each Friday.
We can’t wait for the COVID-19 bans to be lifted so you can come and enjoy an overnight stay and/or event with us in this historic home, and take advantage of relaxing in our gardens! We miss our guests, and hope to see YOU soon!
April 4, 2020 – Happy Spring!
We hope that this blog finds you & your family healthy, and finding creative ways to enjoy each day while adhering to the very beneficial “stay home” advisory.
The weather may still be chilly and rainy, but our daffodils sprouted up weeks ago! They’re about to bloom & bring some much needed warmth & cheerfulness to the often recent bleak skies. Forsythia bushes are already popping, adding beautiful yellow color to the landscape around us. The meteorologists promise a warm & sunny start to the week, and we are looking forward to that! Keep your eyes on the mansion as you drive or walk by, as we have two special “guests” in the front windows. Also, be on the lookout for our next newsletter, as we will soon be doing an online trivia contest for some great prizes! You don’t want to miss being a part of the fun!
March 17, 2020 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Despite all the very negative issues COVID-19 is causing in our world, country, neighborhoods, work places, and homes, there is one good thing resulting from all the closures: many families are now spending time together. Some of our friends tell us that they have had meals with their children, and actual, real, conversation has taken place. This is a good thing! For others though, it’s a hardship. Some parents are unable to work from home and therefore losing much needed income. Some businesses, especially the small ones, are taking a financial hit as well. While the government is trying to help out in many ways, it can’t possibly reach into every home or business. We believe that if we all keep level heads, use common sense, and abide by the government restrictions placed on us for our safety, we will get through this pandemic. Hopefully, in just a few weeks, life as we knew it will resume.
March 12, 2020 – The Coronavirus and Preparedness at Proctor Mansion Inn
We are actively monitoring recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local agencies to help ensure the actions we are taking are in line with best health practices for our guests’, as well as staff’s, safety. Communication is ongoing, preparing us to act on any guidance we may receive.
Additionally, we are conducting additional cleaning as appropriate, with focus on high-touch surfaces and common areas.
Thank you for your trust in Proctor Mansion Inn. Please know that we will continue to monitor this situation and take whatever steps we can to help lessen the impacts of the coronavirus, while providing you the level of service and hospitality you deserve and expect.
March 1, 2020 – And now SPRING is in the air!
After a warmer than normal Winter we’re looking forward to the arrival of Spring, just 18 days from today! Soon daffodils will be popping up, we’ll be turning our clocks ahead 1 hour, the Red Sox will be back in town, and weddings will be taking place in all the area venues. We’re excited to soon see colorful flowers, have more daylight hours, and experience a variety of events happening all around us. If you’re in the area stop by to see us!
February 1, 2020 – Love is in the Air!
It’s the month of love, and we’re celebrating by hosting 3 Valentine house teas! Whether you want to share a special moment with your favorite someone or just want to gather with some friends, join us on Feb 12th, 13th or 14th, from 1 pm – 3 pm for tea, scones, and more! $32 pp all inclusive. Advance reservations are required. Call 877-384-1861 to book.
January 1, 2020 – Happy New Year!!
December 1, 2019 – It’s the Holidays!!
Phew! So much has happened here that we never got to post a November blog (we hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving)! We’ve been very busy decorating the house for Christmas season, and it does look wonderful. Come check it out for yourself!
Now that it’s the middle of December we decided to pause from our busy schedule to give an update of the latest news:
Our first free movie showing of “The Spirit of Christmas” was a huge success! A special thank you to Steve Miller, aka “Charles”, who blessed us with his presence, as well as his parents’. Our next free movie night is THIS FRIDAY, December 20th! Doors open at 7 pm – we hope to see you here!
Our Holiday High Tea was also a huge success! Attendees were treated to carols played by guitar as well as joined in some caroling themselves. Our menu featured executive Chef Paul’s delicious goodies, and as always, he did not disappoint. Owner Brian Fitzgerald gave everyone a tour of the house to round out the day.
The Patriots are in town the next two weekends – playoff implications for both games – and we have rooms available for an overnight stay! If you’re fortunate enough to have tickets, come stay with us! We’re located just 3.5 miles away from Gillette. GO PATRIOTS!!!!
October 1, 2019 – Restoration efforts continue, fundraising event upcoming
Proprietor, Brian Fitzgerald states: “Preserving the history of this wonderful property has been of utmost importance. Restoration efforts to date have been done in the most original and careful way possible. Certain needed restoration efforts are, however, out of scope of normal business operations and yet are still very important to the property and community for continued historic preservation. Funds raised throughout this fundraising campaign will go directly towards the many ongoing restoration projects to keep this rich history alive.”
September 1, 2019 – Autumn is in the Air!
What do you think about when September arrives? Here in New England most of us think about cool nights, back to school, leaves falling and turning colors, fresh apple cider & apple picking, many pumpkin flavored treats, hiking/biking, harvest celebrations, trick-or-treating with the young ones, gathering with families, and football games. Some may actually dread this time of year because colder Winter weather is just around the corner…and we never know what mother nature will bring us!
At this time of year at Proctor Mansion Inn, we are THANKFUL. We’re thankful for our old and new guests who have come for overnight stays, house rentals, and hosting memorable celebrations. We’re thankful to be able to share our historic 1861 Victorian home with the public, and thankful that we have the passion and determination to continue restoring its beauty and unique architecture. We also look forward to the continued relationships that we have with Dean College, Wheaton College, and Stonehill College, as students and families head back to school as well as other businesses in the area.
We are fortunate to be centrally located and have so many amazing attractions nearby such as state forest hiking paths, shopping malls (Wrentham Premium Outlets, Patriot Place, Mansfield Crossing), Gillette Stadium, the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/Orpheum Theater, and many wonderful farms in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Think of us for your next trip to New England! Our location and service will pleasantly surprise you.
August 1, 2019 – It’s F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L season again!!!!!!!!!!
So glad Tom Brady signed on for another 3 seasons!! More Super Bowls are in our future! In case you didn’t know we are only 3.5 miles from Gillette Stadium. We have a new special Tailgating Package to kick off the 2019 season. Pack your bags – and cooler – for a weekend getaway and come stay with us. Be sure to wear your Patriots shirt to our home cooked breakfast in the a.m., and fill us in on your thoughts about the game!!
July 1, 2019 – START YOUR VACATION WITH US!
Our Assistant Innkeeper Martha shares her thoughts on Summer:
Enjoy a relaxing getaway at the Proctor Mansion Inn. We are set in the center of a picturesque New England town half way between Boston and Providence. Many local attractions add to our label as a “destination.”
During the summer months I like to leave the mansion after work and go to the Cape. It’s just an hour away and the beaches are wonderful! My favorite is Mayflower Beach in Dennis, where during low tide you can enjoy searching for shells, building sandcastles, and/or even looking for hermit crabs. After a long day at the beach it’s an easy ride back to the Inn. We have wonderful restaurants nearby so you can end the day with a nice dinner.
If you enjoy the Rhode Island beaches better…look up the Admiral Fitzroy Inn, our sister property, located right in the heart of Newport on Thames Street. It’s only one block from Newport Harbor and 1/2 mile to First Beach.
Why not make plans now and enjoy a summer weekend with us, and breeze off to the Cape or Newport for the day and enjoy the weather we have waited for all winter? Let me know where you visited and share your tips with us!
Stay tuned for our upcoming project…a capital campaign for our Carriage House renovation.
Welcome to the Proctor Mansion Inn!
Old-world charm combines with modern amenities and facilities at this charming Wrentham, Massachusetts hotel. Elegant French Victorian architecture and furnishing, complete with comfortable accommodations and exceptional service, make every stay memorable.
The Proctor Mansion Inn is situated in the heart of the picturesque downtown area. Guests can easily discover a number of antique stores, shopping districts, gourmet dining and more.
Guests can enjoy the Proctor’s cozy guestrooms, each furnished with period antiques, hand-crafted artwork and the original windows from 1860 as well as complimentary wireless internet access and cable TV.
This property also has one of the top-rated locations in the Wrentham area! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.
This property is also rated for the best value in Wrentham! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
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Proctor Mansion Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 24, 2009