Our latest Guests’ Comments are on: BedandBreakfast.com and Trip Advisor

trip advisor reviews for Howarth House B&B

“What a delightful place! We have stayed in B&Bs all over the planet and I think this is my favorite one!  Such a peaceful quiet home and attentive hosts...and the beautiful home.”  

Diane & Scott, Parker CO

“...To our pleasant surprise it was amazing. The accommodations are wonderful and comfortable, but the real difference was the hospitality.  Thank you so much for going above and beyond...”

Andrea and Adam, Maui HI

“...on a dreary, cold, rainy/sleety day we could find a warm bright and cozy oasis to relax in.  From the gas fireplace in the North Room and the heated floor in the two person shower bathroom, to the fantastic breakfast in the morning, we were in heaven...”

Carol and Frank, Abbington MA

“What a lovely experience to stay in a home that has been so lovingly transformed into a bed and breakfast.  ...I hope to come by this way again.”

Tara and Jonathan, Berkley CA

“We went for a lovely walk at Coggshall Park. Fitchburg has many neat outdoor areas to explore too.  We’ll be sure to spread the word about this lovely place to stay.”

Debbie and Charlie, Princeton MA

“...You both were terrific hosts and Brian a excellent cook! The room was delightful, and the grounds have lots to offer...”

Linda and Walter, Bridgewater MA

“Great stay visiting our family near by for Thanksgiving! Gracious, pretty, charming, delicious - all good words - all good staff!”

Judy and Peter, Andover NJ

“... good luck to you both and we will return again in the summer.”

Karen and Derek, Mystic CT

Regretfully we had over 150 Reviews on Bed and Breakfast.com and 195 Reviews on TripAdvisor, but they changed their policy and treatment toward our B&B since we are "the little guys".  BedandBreakfast.com took down our site and our review history.  

We weren't happy with their policy, but it is, what it is.... Just know they too were all 5 star reviews!  See below...

Bed and Breakfast.com was a great asset for the small inkeeper and B&B owners around the country. Regretfully they were bought out by a large conglomerate travel company.  It is really too bad that the industry and the country is heading this way...

So We were able to cut and copy an orphaned page from our reviews on BedandBreakfast.com since they took down our page when we wouldn't do automatic booking.  Here are our guest's thoughts back to when we first signed up with their service!!


Deutsch Français Italiano

         Español Travelers

Manage your reservation

Traveler articles Innkeepers

Member Login

Innkeeper resources

List your property

Inns for sale

Gift Cards Help







Howarth House Bed & Breakfast Reviews

Change your search

                                     Howarth House Bed & Breakfast Reviews



View details

Guest room 4.9 Service 5.0 Value 4.9 Cleanliness 4.9 Onsite Dining 4.9

Score Breakdown based on 105 Reviews

Write A Review

Gem in Fitchburg

       5 on July 29, 2018

    FEEDBACK  Brian and Linda always go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. We spent 10 days at Howarth House this month....our 5th stay on our yearly trip to Fitchburg for a family visit. Turning into their driveway has become like "coming home". All rooms are comfortable, clean, and beautifully decorated. There is so much to choose from on the cook-to-order breakfast menu.....everything is delicious and fresh. We'll be back again and again!

Fabulous B&B

5 on July 13, 2018

Absolutely fabulous B&B! Linda and Brian are wonderful, welcoming hosts. We visited during a muggy week in July and were rewarded with superb poolside breakfasts and, later, a comfortable dip in the pool. The room was exceptional. The surrounding yard with mature trees provided a quiet, forest-like privacy. We most highly recommend Howarth House. - Sandy & Laurie, Missoula MT

Every Need Fulfilled

5 on July 10, 2018

We greatly anticipated this visit due to the great reviews and photos outlined, but were amazed to experience an even better time! Every need was thought of by our hosts, and greatly added to the relaxing need of our stay, We will definitely return when passing through this area again.

Howarth House

5 on June 01, 2018 The best all around

Comfortable in every way

5 on May 27, 2018

Our family stayed four nights on the occasion of our daughter’s graduation from Fitchburg State. The property is spacious and impeccably clean. Bryan welcomed us with a tour and an excellent recommendation for dinner. Guest rooms are nicely appointed. We particularly enjoyed the covered porch overlooking the woods. An excellent “cook to order” breakfast is provided at a time of your choosing. Bryan and Linda were attentive and took extra steps to be sure our visit and event were memorable.

Outstanding Service/Room

5 on April 24, 2018

Brian and Linda are fantastic B&B owners. They take care to make you feel welcomed and relaxed when you stay with them. The breakfast is great, catering to your needs from a "hungry man's" breakfast for the big eaters, to fresh fruit and cakes from someone wanting less. Our room was impeccable with the add bonus of the heated bathroom floor! We highly recommend staying there next time you find your self in the Fitchburg area.

Wonderful Stay

4.0 on April 10, 2018

Brian and Linda are so friendly and helpful. I wanted to take the mattress home so Linda gave me the brand, style, and

                           manufacturer so I could get on for myself. Breakfast was excellent and the whole house is lovely and spotless. Everyone should stay at Howarth House. It's an outstanding B& B. Lesley W

Perfect for visiting campus

5 on February 23, 2018

Recently had an interview at the University and booked a room here at Howarth House. The hosts were wonderfully accommodating and friendly. I stayed in the South room which was quiet and plenty large enough. Free wifi and FIOS TV in the room. Full breakfast was fantastic, and more than I could eat. Brian graciously wrapped the fruit up for later, which was a welcome snack in the mid-afternoon of my very long interview.


5 on January 27, 2018

My husband and I stayed in the east room I have to say how beautiful it was. Brian And Linda are such perfect host you feel right at home it’s peaceful relaxing And not to mention all the decorations Lina has such an eye I loved Our room the breakfast was better then restaurants they feed you till your full.

Best B & B we ever statyed at!

5 on October 27, 2017

My husband & I stayed at the Howarth House Bed & Breakfast for 8 days in October 2017 while visiting family & friends. I can't say enough good things about this B & B. This house is really beautiful inside & out. We stayed in the North room & it was nice have a walk in shower & fireplace. Our hosts Linda & Brian were just wonderful. They were a delight to talk to & see everyday. Not only were they personable & friendly but great cooks as well. Our... Read more...

We would go back to Fitchburg just to stay there again!

5 on October 01, 2017

Such a beautiful home and very hospitable hosts. They breakfasts are fantastic, the rooms beautiful, beds comfy and the grounds are spectacular! Nice extras like heated floors in the bathroom and tea in your room made it so much more luxurious!

Felt like Royalty

5 on September 09, 2017

I am awed by the Howarth House Bed & Breakfast. The grounds and home are completely beautiful. It is located very near to Fitchburg State University where I was attending a weekend lecture and I was able to walk from the B&B to class easily. I stayed in the South Room and it was comfortable, spotlessly clean, and beautiful. Breakfast was completely delicious and Brian and Linda are amazing and gracious hosts; I felt like royalty! I will be so happy to stay here again!

An oasis in Fitchburg

5 on August 31, 2017

Lovely home and grounds. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Brian and Linda were attentive and helpful hosts. The covered porch by the pool is a perfect place for eating and relaxing.

                                A Warm Welcome

5 on August 13, 2017

In July 2017 we stayed at Howarth House. The 6 days we spend there were wonderfull. Good night rests in a beautifull room, everyday followed by a relaxing and healthy swim in the swimmingpool. Then a really amazing breakfast. Every day delicious fruitsalad, homemade cake (we still exchange recipies) , eggs/omelet and/or the best bleuberry pancake you can imagine. All cooked and served by the owners Linda and Brian. The nice and open inviting atmosphere of the house and the friendlyness of the... Read more...

Five Stars!

5 on August 04, 2017

This was our second stay at Howarth House B&B and it was excellent once again! Beautiful home with magnificent grounds, plus a sparkling pool. Brian and Linda are perfect hosts and excellent cooks - breakfasts are excellent (my favorite is the blueberry pancakes). This is truly a restful place to be, surrounded by lush gardens, and the rooms are lovely, spotless, inviting, and comfortable. We will stay here whenever we visit our family in Fitchburg.

Fantastic stay!

5 on July 26, 2017

Overall, our experience at the Howarth House was fantastic... One of the best places we have ever stayed! Brian made us feel very welcome, and at home. The grounds were beautiful from the flowers along the pool to the ivy along the house to the areas surrounding the house. The breakfast was top notch, the home fries were the best we've had. We loved the feel of the house... Very homely, inviting, and clean. The billiard room was a favorite, a room in honor of Brian's firefighting life. The pool... Read more...

Looking Forward to Returning

4.8 on July 21, 2017

My band, Roadhouse Strangers, was performing for the summer concert series in the Upper Common and my girlfriend and I decided to stay a few days at the Howarth House based on its outstanding reputation. We were not disappointed. The house has incredible character and such a warm feeling that you immediately feel relaxed and at peace! The public areas are fun to explore and the "man cave" is a must see, especially if you enjoy a game of billiards and appreciate some fire fighter memorabilia... Read more...

Can't wait to go back!

5 on June 22, 2017

We absolutely loved our stay! Brain and Linda are top notch and treat you like family. Their home is stunning both inside and out. A truly relaxing atmosphere with our favorite spot being the back covered porch...perfect for early morning coffee and an incredibly yummy breakfast!! Our dog thoroughly enjoyed their large yard and was welcomed into their home with opened arms. We will certainly be back!

Gracious BnB

                       5 on June 18, 2017

   We stayed here after hiking on the Mid State trail. It was such a treat. The grounds are gorgeous and relaxing. The 1911 mansion has been painstakingly restored and is unique with interesting decorations and memorabilia in nooks and crannies. The porch makes one feel pampered. Linda and Brian are easy going, welcoming, and they allowed us to have 2 guests on the porch in the evening. We highly recommend!

Who knew?

5 on May 07, 2017

We only live an hour from Fitchburg and our son moved there a couple of years ago, we visit frequently but never spent the night until recently. Fitchburg may not be a vacation destination but Howarth House is. Beautiful grounds and home immaculately kept and literally just up the hill from Fitchburg State. There are many great places to hang out on the property and the four season porch where breakfast is served looks out on the yard and woods and captures the morning sun. The food is... Read more...

Always a delight

5 on May 01, 2017

We have stayed at Howarth House 3 times now (once in each room!) We have family in the area and this is hands down the best place in the Fitchburg area to stay! It's just 2 of us, so I think our favorite is the South Room- big enough to spread out and a lovely bathroom with heated floors! The East room is wonderful as well with lots of extra space, fun natural elements incorporated into the room and a HUGE bathroom. The North Room is our most recent stay. It was a little too warm to turn on the... Read more...

weekend visit

5 on February 06, 2017

This location is perfect for ANYONE visiting the Fitchburg area. The hospitality is excellent and the morning breakfast is overwhelming. The owners make sure that you are 100% satisfied, room is extremely quiet, and accomodations were perfect.

Great Place To Stay

5 on January 05, 2017

We were visiting relatives in the Leominster & Westminster area and booked both the North and the South rooms for three nights. Both rooms were better than advertised. Being also in the hospitality business we have high standards and Brian & Linda exceeded our high standards for room comfort and bathroom quality (the heated floors in the bathrooms were a great touch!). The homemade breakfast was outstanding and the portions were huge! A great touch was being able to select your... Read more...

Can't wait to come back

5 on December 03, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and it couldn't have been better. The cookies, the breakfasts, the jet tub, everything was amazing. I liked that there was an electric water heater in our room for tea and that we all had our own little keys to our rooms! Brian and Linda are the most amazing people. We love them so much, and can't wait to be back!

                           A pleasure to stay here

  5 on October 17, 2016

Staying at the Howarth House was a welcome addition to our weekend away in Fitchburg. We were there for a wedding and the venue was very close to the house, so location definitely couldn't be beat! Brian was very welcoming and accommodating and answered any questions we had. But for the most part, he was thorough in explanations so that we didn't really have too many questions. And guys, THE FOOD IS AMAZING. And guys, the bathroom floors were heated (which I commented on, with enthusiasm, every... Read more...

Howarth House is a gem

5 on October 02, 2016

Hosts Brian and Linda were welcoming, warm and discreet. We loved the well appointed bedrooms, living and dining rooms, the sun porch, and the lush lawn and tall trees. It felt like...home. Breakfasts were a royal treat, too. Long live Howarth House!

Perfect Experience

5 on October 01, 2016

Linda and Brian are the kindest people. Their home is beautiful, the food is delicious, and they are willing to accommodate to any requests. The best getaway experience I've had, ever.

Splendid BnB

5 on August 16, 2016

Howarth House is a splendid BnB. Very welcoming, private, on gorgeous grounds, and the breakfast was delicious. We stayed up late one night and saw some amazing stars and wildlife.

Great stay mid July '16

5 on July 19, 2016

We were attending a family event in the area and spent three nights at Howarth House. It was perfect! Beautiful house, beautiful property, warm and unobtrusive hosts, fantastic (and big) breakfast! Great location -- felt like we were in a mansion in the woods, even though we were only a block from the Fitchburg State campus. Super quiet, watched birds and chipmunks from the outdoor breakfast porch, and saw a grey fox one night from the doorway! Reservation over the phone was super easy, free... Read more...

Wonderful stay in our old hometown

5 on June 01, 2016

This was one of the nicest B&B stays we have ever had. on an anniversary trip back to where we used to live, we were delighted to stay at this fine place. Linda and Brian could not have been kinder or more hospitable. the room was well appointed and the breakfasts were truly the best at any B&B we have been to in the past. The warmth and kindness, lovely home and great food has me dreaming to return.

Annual Jan visit

                          5 on January 29, 2016

   Our son is a Junior at Fitchburg State University, we have been staying with Brian and Linda every time we travel to the area. It is without a doubt the best place to stay in Fitchburg, especially if you are visiting FSU. The blueberry pancakes are outstanding, as is the entire breakfast. Linda always has out fresh baked snacks in the afternoon and evening. The house is warm and welcoming. It is like staying at your favorite Aunt's house. it is one of the best parts of our trip. As B&B's go,... Read more...

our B&B

5 on August 26, 2015

great people, great food, great time, may do it again. will tell our friends who travel that way, thanks again. the Navarro.

Home Away from Home

5 on June 29, 2015

We stayed at Howarth House for the 3rd year in a row while visiting family in Fitchburg for 9 days. We have now enjoyed each of the 3 guest rooms. All are spacious and beautifully decorated. Once again, the Belliveau’s made us feel like old friends. Breakfast on the porch or outside on the patio overlooking a gorgeous landscape was a relaxing highlight of each day. The variety of fruits, home baked breads, and full breakfast menu kept our tummies happy until suppertime! We loved exploring the... Read more...

The perfect B&B

5 on March 08, 2015

Our hosts couldn't be more accommodating. My children and I had a comfortable stay and a world class breakfast. Thank you Linda and Brian. Scott,Jessica and Ryan. We will be back

Great Grandparent's Home

5 on November 12, 2014

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Howarth House. It is the former home of my husband's great grandfather. It was so exciting to see and enjoy this beautiful piece of family history. Linda and Brian are amazing hosts. The home is gorgeous and food is delicious. We felt right at home there. We will definitely be back. Jackie Howarth

Great Place

5 on October 14, 2014

So enjoyed our 1 night stay at Howarth House. Everything was perfect! We look forward to coming again! The Quinns

Great B&B

4.8 on August 29, 2014

Great B & B. A really nice place to go for a quiet, restful retreat. Room was very nice, very friendly hosts and the breakfast was fantastic! Highly recommended!

                              Lovely home and welcoming hosts

  5 on July 30, 2014

We visit family every summer in Fitchburg, and are very happy to have spent the last few visits staying at Brian and Linda's B&B. The rooms are lovely and comfortable, the breakfasts outstanding, and the sitting areas so welcoming. While we enjoyed reading on the covered porch, our teenagers could play in the pool. My husband also stayed there when in the area on a business trip this past spring. We look forward to our stay at Howarth House as much as visiting family every year!

A wonderful suprise in Fitchburg

5 on May 16, 2014

I needed a place for my parents to stay while visiting. Their usual hotel was booked to the limit. I remembered hearing about Howard House and decided to stop by and check it out, since my mother is somewhat disabled. Linda was kind enough to show me the rooms so that I could determine if they were accessable for my mom. Everything was cozy and clean. My parents greatly enjoyed their stay...the surroundng peaceful grounds, the quiet room, great food...and mostly Linda and Brian, who did... Read more...

Pleasant, pleasant, pleasant . . .

5 on May 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed for an evening this spring while visiting grandchildren, Brian and Linda were most accommodating and pleasant (as were the room and the grounds). We've BnB'd from Quebec to Hawaii and rank Howarth House with the best - we will stay here again.

You will love it

4.4 on April 09, 2014

We had a very relaxing evening with our friends at the inn.We had asked in advanced about having an evening around the fireplace and our request was graciously granted. Linda and Brian are excellent hosts and their focus was on making all guests welcome and comfortable. Great conversation included!

Hockey Parent

5 on January 20, 2014

Our son plays for Fitchburg State University, we travel in from Kansas City to visit him. We found Howarth and it was a blessing. It is mins from the campus and the Wallace Civic Center, the home is warm and welcoming. We felt completed at home. The fire room is amazing and breakfast was outstanding. This will be our home away from home for the next 4 years. If you are visiting a loved one at FSU, this should be your home as well.

a perfect Christmas

5 on January 06, 2014

Linda and Brian Belliveau are delightful hosts; from the moment of my late arrival on a foggy, snowy night I felt welcomed and completely at home. The house itself is a feast for the eyes and looks out on loveliness in every direction, especially from the sunlit breakfast room. Atmosphere is quiet, casual, elegant; decked out for an old-fashioned Christmas, with a choice of fine music, or none, fire in the fireplace, a good book and magnificent Tucker wearing a holly wreath, my week went by too... Read more...

                             A great place to stay

5 on September 27, 2013

We highly recommend Howarth House. We spent a week and didn't want to leave. The house is very elegant and the property breathtaking. Linda and Brian are very warm and welcoming, as is Tucker their "fur baby". Our best experience ever at a B&B.

A gracious, comfortable stay

4.8 on August 27, 2013

What a wonderful experience! Brian and Linda are the perfect innkeepers, food was excellent; rooms are comfortable, very clean and beautifully decorated; the whole experience was top shelf. We're now looking for a way to make it back to this wonderful B&B ... hopefully soon.

Well done!

4.8 on August 15, 2013

This was the first bed and breakfast we stayed at on our trip of B&B's throughout New England. It was also the first time my father and his wife had ever visited a B&B. Linda and Brian made a wonderful first impression! When we arrived the fresh- baked cookies were there but we were already just to full from dinner to even taste them. The rooms were beautifully decorated and perhaps the only small negative was the window AC unit was slightly inconsistent in the cooling department. It was... Read more...

Best B&B Ever

5 on July 07, 2013

This was the best B&B experience I have ever had. A beautiful manor-type house with a fantastic forested porch view. My room was stylish and extremely comfortable, the blue-tiled pool perfect on a hot day. Best of all was the caring, warm hospitality offered by innkeepers Linda and Brian, who have a real talent for true hospitality. And breakfast was delicious!

Home away from home

5 on June 23, 2013

I have never felt so comfortable away from home. Everything was lovely, from the warm and gracious hosts to the comfortable room with private bath to the delicious better-than-your-favorite-breakfast-place breakfast. I knew half way through my welcome tour that I would definitely return to stay here.

Howarth House B&B

4.6 on June 10, 2013

Fitchburg, Ma is not a place one thinks of finding a sweet and tastefully appointed B&B, so the very tasteful Howarth House B&B was a real surprise. This handsome house and equally handsome garden/pool area was built many years ago by a man (maybe with English roots?) who surely had good taste. The house is orderly and very nice in its layout. The B&B owners, Linda and Brian, love their home and they are, it seems, loving their B&B business. They are 'hands on' and their efforts... Read more...

                             You CAN always go home again!

5 on May 29, 2013

Our trips back to the burg for 25 years were always "going home". No longer able to stay with our parents, we were "lost" and wanted to stay in a home away from home that still gave us and our families some privacy. Never having stayed at a B&B before, we were a bit nervous that we would feel uncomfortable in a strangers house. Linda and Brian were SO welcoming and took our last minute reservation for an emergency trip to Fitchburg. We will NEVER stay any place else again when we are in the... Read more...

"Somewhere in Time"

5 on May 28, 2013

Set on beautiful, mature grounds, this century's old home, ivy-covered with gentle light glowing from the windows at evening time, seems reminiscent of a Thomas Kinkade dwelling. It beckons all to discover its old-world charm and find personal comfort and relaxation. Innkeepers Brian and Linda spared no effort to ensure that we had everything we needed. I arrived with a leg injury and in need of some medical attention. Brian and Linda saw to my every need, including providing crutches and a... Read more...

Howarth, A Destination in Itself!

5 on April 07, 2013

I can't say enough about the Howarth House! Every reviewer is right; it's one of the best B and B's I have ever stayed at! Brian and Linda and their adorable dog, Tucker, make you feel welcomed from the moment you arrive. The house is absolutely beautiful! Linda is the decorator and she has done a magnificent job! We stayed in the sundrenched back room called the South Guest Room. It was decorated with red walls and luxurious bed linens. There was a sitting area with comfy chairs and a... Read more...

What a wonderful bed and breakfast!

5 on March 03, 2013

My boyfriend and I needed a weekend away to relax and I found this one online. I immediately loved the photos and booked right away.What a B&B! The owners were extremely friendly, accommodating, and they make an incredible breakfast! You will never leave hungry. By far the best B&B breakfast I have experienced. The rooms were charming, relaxing, warm and quiet. We felt like the only ones there though they were booked up! Truly a wonderful B&B experience. We will be back for sure!... Read more...

Need an excuse to return

5 on February 24, 2013

My daughter and I spent the February school vacation visiting colleges. After much driving between colleges and information filled sessions, I knew I would want a more homey atmosphere than what we would experience in cookie cutter hotels those first nights. Howarth House exceeded my expectations. I was first struck by the high gloss floors as well as very clean and well kept interior; there was a sense of quiet elegance about each room. We stayed in the South Room. The bed was comfortable and... Read more...

Charming getaway in Central Massachusetts

                         5 on November 24, 2012

   The Howarth House (and its innkeepers Brian and Linda) is our favorite bed and breakfast and has become our home away from home when visiting family in Central Massachusetts. Brian and Linda have hit upon the perfect formula for casual elegance, with comfortable, beautifully decorated, and spotlessly clean rooms, luxurious breakfasts, and thoughtful hosts in a beautiful house and setting. The heated tile floors in the bathroom are wonderful, as are the comfy beds and linens. I truly think the... Read more...

More than I expected!

5 on November 02, 2012

Going back to Fitchburg, my old hometown, alone was a first for me. So I looked for a warm friendly B&B. When I arrived the hosts were so welcoming and friendly. I knew immediately I had made the right decision. My first evening was amazing. The comfort of the facilities and especially the bed and heated bathroom floo rwas a delightful surprise. Breakfast in the morning was superb with the best coffee I've had in ages. The Living room fireplace was aglo with a warm fire to take the chill... Read more...

What a find!

5 on October 24, 2012

Brian and Linda are the best hosts ever, and you won't find a better value in the entire region. The Howarth House is a charming, lovingly-cared-for, wonderful place. Add great value, warm hospitality, and outstanding food. What else could you want? How about a morning tail wag from Tucker! What a place. Jim & Patty Price

Bar none, the BEST B&B

5 on August 12, 2012

If I could fold up a B&B and put it in my suitcase so I could unfurl it and experience it in every port that I visit, this would be it. Outstanding in every detail (and the breakfast is akin to a 5 star restaurant) and I have never felt more at home anywhere. And dog lovers, Tucker is an added bonus;) Linda and Brian, the owners are an absolute delight! We will return again and again! Ellen Horovitz and Jay Marino

Our best B&B stay to date!

5 on July 29, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at Howarth House! THe Bellieau's are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts were sumptious and filling. We would gladly stay there again if we're in the area. Their dog, Tucker, also welcomed us.

Wonderfull B&B

5 on July 16, 2012

We stayed overnight during a family reunion/party. Brian and Linda are great hosts, the facilities were surperb and the breakfast was excellent. We couldn't have asked for anything else and we will be back

A True Gem

5 on July 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few days while visitng family in the area. What a beautiful home - Brian and Linda are

                             the nicest folks - they are cordial, accomodating and just plain nice folks. The room that we stayed in was so comfortable i was sorry to have to leave to visit family. Everywhere you look there are little treasures to behold - and the breakfast is absolutely amazing - we thoroughly enjoyed our time there and plan to stay at Howarth House each time we are in the area. I only... Read more...

Nothing short of spectacular!

5 on July 03, 2012

My friend and I needed a peaceful weekend getaway while remaining close to her home. This was far more than we could have hoped for. The Belliveau's graciousness and hospitality far exceeded our expectations. Their home is so charming yet serene......And the breakfast......I don't even know what to say......equivalent to a five-star meal at the finest restaurant in Washington, DC (from where I traveled)! This is what they were meant to do! Truly a gift to Fitchburg and all who visit!

An Urban Oasis in Old New England

5 on June 29, 2012

What a perfect place to spend a couple of days, or more!. Linda and Brian have created a wonderful bed and breakfast that seems to be in the middle of the peaceful countryside, although it is minutes away from downtown. It is one of the best inns we have stayed in during our many travels. The hosts are gracious and caring ... and excellent cooks. We enjoyed a great breakfast cooked to order and the homemade whole grain bread was terrific. The rooms were bright, cheerfully decorated, roomy and... Read more...

A Classy Place to stay

5 on June 04, 2012

Brian and Linda are the best part of Howarth House. Their B&B is outstanding. We were treated to a comfortable bed, cozy room, spotless bathroom and linens. The Breakfast was outstanding with coffee and goodies available all day. The Texas French Toast with real Maine Maple Syrup was delicious as were their fruit and omelets. This is a wonderful place to stay and gets a top rating from us. We will be staying there again!

The Ritz Carlton experience

5 on June 03, 2012

The founder of The Ritz Carlton said that their goal was not too make you feel like you are at your home but at your parents' home: where you get your favorite meal, your favorite cup, everything is beautiful, clean and done for you. The Howarth House achieves this better than The Ritz Carlton. I wish I had an hour to write about the beauty of their home, its hardwood floors, its cleanliness, the tactfulness of their decorations, their bathrooms, the details finished perfectly in everything,... Read more...

Perfect for graduation

5 on May 20, 2012

We truly enjoyed our stay here for our daughter's graduation from Fitchburg State. It was so easy for us to just be together with our kids and not worry about all the details. Brian and Linda were sure to accomodate our every need, especially Tiffany's little dog Nico; the breakfast was amazing, and we were tickled to have a campfire and roast marshmallows the night before... no one would've ever known we were in the middle of the city, yet it was just a leisurely stroll down to the quad for... Read more...

                               Had a terrific time

5 on April 23, 2012

Stayed 4/13 - 4/14/12 at the Howarth House and had an excellent time. Linda and Brian were wonderful hosts. Brian even built a campfire when he found out that Kate, my daughter, enjoyed campfires. The B&B is right next to Fitchburg State University and in a residential area even though it is right in the city.

We had such a wonderful experience!

5 on January 13, 2012

We stayed at the Howarth House right before Christmas for a quiet night away. From the moment we arrived until the moment we (unfortunately) had to leave, we were 100% happy with our decision to stay at this B&B. This was my first stay at a B&B and you can not even begin to compare it to a hotel. The Howarth House was the absolute perfect choice for us and our needs. Brian and Linda went above and beyond to make sure our stay was exactly what we wanted/needed. We stayed in the South... Read more...

Amazing, cozy, charming b&b

5 on December 11, 2011

My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night in October. I only wish we were able to stay longer than we did! I think we got dropped off around 11:30 at night and were out the door by Noon the next day, to rejoin our friends and family. The house is incredibly cozy, charming and decorated beautifully. Linda was amazingly awake to greet us when we got dropped off and she showed us to our room, which was just as charming and welcoming as the rest of the house. Our room included a fireplace... Read more...

1st B&B Experience in 9 Countries & 30+ States...SUPERB!

4.8 on November 25, 2011

Brian and Linda went out of their way to accommodate my need for a room during a short business trip. Was a tad hesitant bc this was myfirst B&B visit. A g reat choice. Room and bath were clean, breakfast great. My only regret is that I couldn't stay longer. Thanks! Unequivocally recommended. :)


5 on November 09, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in early November 2011, and all we can say is AWESOME! Brian and Linda are wonderful hosts. The breakfast was great and the home is beautiful! Would definitely recommend John S, Fresno CA

Wonderful Host, Property and Breakfast!

5 on October 20, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Howarth House recently for three nights and had a great time. Brian and Linda were the best hosts and the breakfast was delicious! they made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. They have a large, beautiful property and you can really relax and feel comfortable there. Some of the amenties, your choice of items freshly made items for breakfast, a few choices of dining areas for breakfast, many seating areas to relax throughout the day or evening,... Read more...

                              Howarth House B & B

5 on September 28, 2011

The home and our room were absolutely beautiful, immaculately clean, comfortable, warm and welcoming. Linda and Brian were hospitable and friendly. They made us feel special. And, boy, can they cook! The breakfasts were plentiful and delicious and there was coffee and snacks offered 24 hours a day. This was our first experience staying at a B & B and we don't think any other place could measure up to Howarth House.

Great hosts at Howarth House

5 on August 31, 2011

Though the neighborhood around Fitchburg State is a mix of housing, any questions I had were immediately erased when I met Brian and Linda and saw their wonderful house, their yard, their neighborhood and the accommodations. I had no concerns throughout the 3 night stay. The photos do not do the house and the yard justice. Much more homey and comfortable than the photos show. Even though we arrived later in the evening Brian offered to build a fire on the outside terrace so we could warm up... Read more...

We needed R&R and we got it!

5 on August 25, 2011

I have stayed at a number of B&Bs and I have to say this was my favorite. Brian and Linda are fantastic and the accommodations were terrific. The grounds are beautiful and as soon as you enter the driveway, the rest of the world disappears. Slept like a dream in the bed comfy beds. This is what we were looking for, a place to sneak away that we could relax. The pool was refreshing and the food was plentiful and delicious. The Howarth House is not just a B&B, it is much, much more. We... Read more...

Parfait !

5 on August 16, 2011

We just come back to France after a moment at Howarth house. It was just great. Everything was perfect: the location, the house itself, and above all Linda and Brian who are absolutly delicious people, taking their time to do the best for us. Now in french: je ne peux que conseiller cette adresse où le couple Belliveau est si gentil, attentionné et délicat. Une belle adresse. bernard collet.

You'll love this

5 on August 13, 2011

I stayed here because all the hotels were full. What a wonderful stroke of luck for me! Linda and Brian are wonderful hosts.The accommodations were pristine, relaxing, comfy, peaceful, serene and the hosts were warm and genuine people. I was there for a job interview and they shared much about the area. Which is essential when considering moving to a new State and area I'd never visited before. Early the first morning, I joined Linda and Tucker (dog) for a trail walk at a nearby reservoir.... Read more...

The best blueberry pancakes ever.

5 on August 06, 2011

We stayed at the Howarth House in early August 2011. The rooms were clean and beautifully decorated. The owners were

                          lovely and took great care to make our stay enjoyable. Could not say enough good things about the breakfast as it was fabulous. The blueberry pancakes are to dream about. The Howarth House is going to be our go to place whenever we are staying in the area.

Fabulous B&B experience!

5 on July 09, 2011

The Belliveaus are friendly and super hosts; the B&B is lovely from top to bottom. Breakfast is delicious, varied, and graciously served. Comfy room; unbelievable towels; great bathroom. Lots of extra touches on all levels. One of the best values in accommodation I've ever experienced.

marvelous experience

5 on June 15, 2011

At the end of May we were guests at the Howarth House Bed and Breakfast in Fitchburg, MA, for three nights. It is a wonderful place to stay and offers an experience that reminds us of our visits to Bed & Breakfasts in Ireland, Scotland, and England. The inside of the home and surrounding gardens are lovely with spring flowers used to enhance both places. The bathroom is one of the most beautiful and luxurious we have ever seen with ceramic tiles that reminded me of a cool mountain stream.... Read more...

Hoping to Return

4.0 on June 01, 2011

Brian and Linda are great hosts, with a great house.You feel welcome and at home from the second you arrive. Their hospitality and their breakfasts are top notch. I hope I have a reason to come stay again.

Enjoyed our stay very much!

4.0 on May 21, 2011

My husband and I stayed 6 nights while attending a school in the vicinity. Brian and Linda were very warm and helpful. It felt like we were staying at our favorite Aunt and Uncles house.

An outstanding experience

5 on April 28, 2011

I have just returned from a two night stay at Howarth House, and all I can say is "Bravo!" Brian and Linda run a phenomenal bed and breakast. Not only are they warm and friendly, they have the best behaved dog and cat that I have ever met. The food was excellent and my room was beautifully decorated. The bathroom floor had radiant heat, which made it a pleasure to walk on in the mornings. If you need to be in the Fitchburg area on business, Howarth House is infinitely better than the... Read more...

Coziest B&B Ever!

5 on March 02, 2011

This was the coziest house to stay in with the nicest host couple! We loved our room and were very happy with the ammenities (heated floor, fireplace, & tea in our room) and not to mention the delicious breakfast that was more than

                             enough!! And waking up to the snow falling was the perfect ending to a lovely stay! Linda & Brian are the nicest people and their friendly pets made the experience that much more like home! We look forward to our next stay at the Howarth House!

Yes Yes and Yes!!!!

5 on February 13, 2011

My husband and I needed a mini getaway and a way to give each other a gift for Valentines day. We searched many B&B's online and this place caught our eye. We were greeted with a warm welcome by the keepers Brian and Linda. After a brief tour of the in and explanations on use of the beautiful fireplace in our room ( the north room ) my husband and I enjoyed a game of pool in the quaint pool room which is nicley decorated with Brian's proud firemans memorobilia and a large fireplace that he... Read more...

Cannot wait to return

5 on January 26, 2011

Our stay was six days after Christmas. The attention to detail in the South Room was so nice; chocolates, bottled water, tea, cups and saucers with spoons and an air filter if someone may need it. The bed was comfy, plenty of blankets, our bath had plenty of hooks, drawers a heated tile floor and make-up lighting. Breakfasts were indescribably delicious, with bowls of fresh fruits, and Linda's scrumptious stolen and other homemade breads and quickbreads. You don't need to eat until dinner. ... Read more...

Nice memories!

5 on January 16, 2011

Dear Brain and Linda, We are still thinking of you with good memories and warm feelings. We loved your hospitality with friendly atmosphere and wish you success and lot of fun with your house and keep doing your excellent B&B service. We hope to see again. Timea and András from Germany

Beautiful B&B with wonderful hosts, excellent service, and fantastic rooms

5 on December 27, 2010

This is a fantastic Bed and Breakfast. Brian and Linda go their way out to make sure guests are comfortable staying at their beautiful house. We stayed at the South Room and the room is simply impeccable; it was extremely clean and well- decorated. The bed was so comfortable we had a great night of rest. We also appreciate the Jacuzzi bathtub and the heated floor in the bathroom, making our stay in a winter night especially cozy and warm. Brian and Linda offer scrumptious breakfasts to each... Read more...

My first stay and definitely not my last

5 on November 30, 2010

You wouldn't know that Linda and Brian have only been in the B&B buisiness for about a year. Maybe it's because they are genuine people with a natural passion to make you feel at home, and when I'm away from home on business as is frequently the case, I want to feel as close to home as I can. Outstading breakfasts, great beds, nice rooms, reliable internet access, good access to restaurants and the YMCA, peace and quiet, and a beautiful setting in a 100 year old house; it's all there at the Howarth House. Jim

                              I hated to leave!

5 on November 28, 2010

We spent four nights at Howarth House Bed and Breakfast over Thanksgiving. From the moment we arrived till leaving the inkeepers Brian and Linda Belliveau made us feel as though we were "back home"! The accomodations were outstanding, all what you would imagine, fireplaces in the rooms + an abundance of amminities that make the experience complete. If central Mass. is your destination then this is a great stay!

Well worth a visit and a re-visit

4.8 on November 28, 2010

Linda and Brian were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. The North Room was cozy yet comfortable and the adjoining bathroom was a wonderful and unexpected surprise, complete with an amazing heated floor and double shower. Also, the grounds were beautiful during the Fall season. Be prepared for large breakfast portions! We will definitely return, and highly recommend this place to others looking for a quaint and comfortable getaway.

A Real Gem

5 on November 04, 2010

A warm reception to a charming house decorated with great taste. Hosts were helpful in any and every way. As travelers themselves, they have put in all the amenities that make a stay in a B & B comfortable and delightful. Bountiful breakfasts either on gleaming mahogany dining table or on the porch with a view and surrounded by greenery. And very affordable.


5 on October 02, 2010

Delightful. Beautiful. Restful. Simply amazing. My wife and I "got lucky" (we actually believe in divine providence) when we discovered this bed and breakfast online. We have been awed and amazed at the whole experience. Linda and Brian are outstanding individuals and just incredible hosts. The fabulous service and delicious food were only exceeded by the genuine and gracious hospitality of the hosts themselves. As I have been known to say on rare but special occasions, one a scale of 1 to 10,... Read more...

The gem of central Massachusetts!

5 on September 30, 2010

This was a lovely B&B! The innkeepers are incredibly nice and generous. The home is gorgeous. We were visiting from NYC and traveling for a wedding. The stay was so great, we wish there had been more time to lounge around the house and their pool and play with their super friendly dog Tucker! This B&B is just splendid and I high recommend it!

Great, beautiful b&b

5 on September 20, 2010

Beautiful location, with a huge house surrounded by woods but just down the street from Fitchburg State University and plenty of eateries. The hosts are delightful, and my room was large and very comfortable. One special treat is breakfast, fixed your way (with lots of choices). I'd stay there again without thinking twice.

                                Loved it!!

5 on September 08, 2010

The house, the grounds, the delicious breakfasts, the pool, the room, the hosts' hospitality were better than we ever expected!!! Highly recommended....we'll be back.

Loved it, can't wait to go back!

4.0 on September 06, 2010

We were very pleased to find a place close to family in Fitchburg, but we weren't expecting really how much we'd enjoy our time at Howarth House. We were pleasantly surprised how easy and accommodating the owners Brian and Linda are, especially considering our two small kids. The breakfasts were fantastic and my kids loved playing with their wonderful and gentle dog, Tucker. We are really looking forward to our next visit and would love to become regulars.

Going the extra mile

4.8 on August 22, 2010

My wife and I were at a family gathering that lasted too long for us to drive home to Vermont. We found the Howarth House online and called. Though we obviously had no reservation and owners Brian and Linda had been busy painting all day, taking advantage of a lull in business, they said to come right over. Their place is lovely, and the pride and care they've put into even the smallest details of the inn and grounds are evident throughout. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable,... Read more...

Great Location; Wonderful setting

4.6 on August 15, 2010

Couldn't be happier with the accommodations; Clean as a pin, breakfasts were a highlight. Brian and Linda were first rate hosts. Centrally located in Fitchburg and yet hidden from everything; it was a lovely island of serenity. First class all the way.

A Great Find!

5 on August 13, 2010

Very clean non-smoking home in a beautiful private woodsy setting. We stayed in the South Room which had a private bath and television. Very comfortable bed. Everything was very nice and clean and there was plenty of room for us and our belongings. We saw their friendly and well behaved dogs and cat once outside. They did not bark while we were there and there was no pet odor anywhere in the home. Great filling breakfast and early so we were able to get going our last morning there. Quite a... Read more...

Beautiful grounds, wonderful room, fantastic breakfasts and attentive proprietors.

5 on August 11, 2010

We used the Howarth House as a home base for a family wedding the weekend of August 1 and wish we could have spent the more time in and around the beautiful house. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts every morning on the shaded patio overlooking the beautiful grounds and forest. The wonderful room was nicely appointed and air conditioned. The proprietors, Linda and Brian, were extremely friendly and attentive. I can’t wait top visit again for our next family gathering.




Luxurious, Quiet, Reasonably Priced -- We Loved It!!!

4.8 on July 24, 2010

My partner and I just got back from an overnight stay at Howarth House and it was perfectly delightful. The innkeepers, Brian & Linda are kind, helpful, and pay very good attention to detail. Our room (the South Room) was large, gorgeous, elegantly decorated, and even came with a private en suite jacuzzi bathtub. Linda is a talented stained glass artist and had a beautiful window hanging in the bathroom that we fell in love with. The sheets were 400+ count egyptian cotton thread and it was... Read more...

Hidden Gem

4.0 on July 17, 2010

My wife and our two teenagers spent the first week in July at Howarth House while visiting family. The home, centrally located and a short drive to Boston and the beaches of New Hampshire & Maine, was beautifully restored and tastefully decorated. The grounds overflowed with gorgeous perennials and annuals. We were greeted by our gracious hosts, Brian and Linda, and felt welcome from the moment we arrived. Our breakfasts were outstanding and no one walked away hungry. We were served on the... Read more...

Delightful surprise!

5 on July 09, 2010

When we returned to my husband's hometown, little did we expect to find such a gem of a B & B! The home and grounds have been restored to perfection, but the friendliness of our hosts topped them. Brian is a fantastic chef and we enjoyed visiting with him as he prepared our delicious breakfast. I am particularly interested in historic home renovation and he imparted numerous helpful suggestions that will help us in future projects. We couldn't have chosen a better place to stay in the Boston area. Thanks!

A nice getaway

4.6 on July 09, 2010

We had a great time exploring Fitchburg and breakfast in the morning was over the top great.... A really nice getaway


While we have only been open since October of 2009 we have had many opportunities to provide a warm and welcoming stopover for visitors to the area and those traveling on through alike...  

Here is what some of the early guests had to say before Yelp, TripAdvisor and other review sites took us on...