This quintessential country bed and breakfast is maintained in a careful, thorough manner. Built around 1870, it sits on a tree-shaded property across the street from author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 19th-century home, the Wayside, and down the street from Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott’s home. Antiques and handmade quilts enhance the 7 rooms, which aren’t huge but are meticulously maintained. Outside, there’s a small pond in the peaceful garden. Personable innkeepers acquaint interested guests with the philosophical, military, and literary aspects of Concord’s history. The website has a feature that allows you to easily book your exact preferred room. The inn notes that “Children, traveling with well-behaved adults, are always welcome.”