Monday, November 14, 2011

3 One-day ski trips to take from Boston bed and breakfast

If you visit Boston in the winter, you'll be in for a treat! One of the perks of being in the New England area in the chilly season is the continuous source of fresh snow for our ski areas.

Fortunately you wont have to travel far from this Boston Boutique Hotel to get your ski on. The best part is, you can have you own Apr├ęs-ski fun on our roof-top deck while soaking away your sore muscles in our Hot-Tub. You don't have to rush back to our Boston bed and breakfast to enjoy a warm soak since the Roof Top deck and Hot-Tub are open 24 hours a day.

From beginners to professionals, anyone can enjoy snow sports at the Blue Hills Ski area. Located only 10 miles away from this Boston Bed and Breakfast, it is the closest ski area to the city of Boston. A short drive or train and taxi ride away, this ski area has been around since the 1960's and has 12 Trails, 1 Double Chair Lift, 1 300' Magic Carpet, 1 80' Wonder Carpet, 1 Handle Tow.

The Nashoba Valley Ski area is only about 30 miles north west of Boston and offers a separate (but close) tubing park. This ski area opened in 1964 and operates today with 4 chairlifts, 2 conveyors, and 4 rope tows.

Or at the Wachusett Mountain is a short 1 hour car ride away and can also be accessed by public transportation. According to ski magazine, this makes Wachusett Mountain the most accessible Ski Area in the Easter US. From December 10th through March 30th the MBTA's ski train will operate on the weekends leaving from North Station at 8:35am and returning to Boston at 5:35pm (shuttle to train leaves at 4:45pm). The 1.5 hours ride each way will cost about $8 and will have room for you to bring your own equipment. The ski area has 8 lifts and 22 trails and lots of Boston entertainment.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Boston Bed and Breakfast Anticipates SOWA Holiday Market

 Each year as fall progresses we know that the end of the beloved weekend SOWA Art Market is near. This outdoor market, is only a short walk from our Boston Bed and Breakfast and is the only boutique hotel in Boston within reasonable walking distance from the treasures on Harrison Avenue. However, the silver lining, to this cloud, is the SOWA Holiday Market. The 8th Annual SoWa Holiday Market in Boston takes place Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 11AM to 7PM, an entire 8 hours to shop & become inspired by the treasures of this market. The Holiday Market will be held at the Cathedral High School, located at 74 Union Park Street, just around the corner from Clarendon Square Boston bed and breakfast. Mark your Calendars, is this is only a one day event, and you will not want to miss it!

This year's 2011 Holiday Market will feature over 80 veteran artists and designers from around Boston, Massachusetts and New England. Discover fashionably items or hip and cutting edge gifts. Every shopper is sure to find a one of a kind gift without missing anyone on the shopping list. If handbags, jewelry, home decor, unique t-shirts, baby clothes, are on your list, you will be pleased with the selection and variety! Letterpress stationery, is a always a great personal touch for the holidays, and if you are not buying it for someone else, it can be useful to send out last minute holiday invites, greetings or even thank yous. After the holiday market, drop your bags at our bed and breakfast and treat yourself to a relaxing lunch. Stephi's on Tremont is an obvious choice and is always offers the best brunch or lunch in Boston
Staying at Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast, is the perfect way to tie your experience together. Our central location is at the intersection of all the action, but of course on our quaint side street. We a short walk to the Copley Place Mall and the Prudential Center. That means Newbury Street is just as close. In the other direction you have all the great Boston shopping and boutique in the South End, also close the SOWA Holiday Market. Convenience at the Holidays is essential and so is a little pampering too, right?

4 Early Holiday Season Things to Do in Boston

Winter is just around the corner and daring to make small appearances in New England already. If there are people who know how to make the best out of a long cold winter it is Bostonians, especially those at a Boston bed and Breakfast! If you can't beat the winter, you join it and make it fun and worth it. Regardless of religion, the winter is full of holidays with much celebration, shopping and eating to be done. If the Holidays see while visiting Boston, take some time to check out these event and do as Bostonians do.

Ice Skating at the Frog Pond opens on Friday November 18th with a celebration from 5:30pm until 7pm. The Opening Celebration includes ice-skating performances from professional and gold medal skaters and activities for the entire family. After November 18th, visitors can ice-skate from Sundays - Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Fri days - Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The 27th annual Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting ceremony will be on Saturday November 19th at 5pm and will be just the beginning of a night full of lights and celebration with presentations for the Boston Ballet The Nutcracker, restaurant specials and photo-opps with Santa.

Every year the Boston Common wears its holiday spirit for all to enjoy. The bright representation kicks off with the annual lighting of Boston's Official Christmas Tree which celebrates its 70th anniversary on December 1st. The Tree Lighting is presented by the City of Boston's Parks Department and it starts at 6pm. 70th Boston Common Holiday Lighting on December 1st. The Skating Club of Boston will present a free ice-skating show at the Frog Pond  from 5:30pm on.

The 11th Annual Craftboston Holiday edition, will be  from December 9th to December 11th at the Cyclorama on Tremont Street.  This show is put on every year by The Society for Arts and Crafts and brings together almost 100 local artists showcasing (and selling) their innovative crafts. Just in time for the shopping season and a great way to take back home a truly one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia from your visit to Boston.

There is no better way to warm up after these chilly happenings than by taking a dip into our roof top Hot Tub. Luckily, this Boston Boutique Hotel is topped by a  Hot Tub that is open year round and it is only a few steps from your room's door. Warmth is never too far away, even in the brisk New England Winter nights. Come get cozy as we ease into the Holidays at Clarendon Square Boston Bed and Breakfast where we can always find fun things to do in Boston.