The Governor Brackett House

An American Bed & Breakfast in Arlington, Massachusetts, a town nestled between Cambridge and Lexington, is a home of architectural and historical significance. It is a tribute to the original owner's character and a match to the new owner's love of the past. This treasure was the home of the Hon. John Quincy Adams Brackett, a former governor of Massachusetts. Queen Anne in style with a dramatic sweeping gable to porch roofline, the Governor Brackett House was built in 1887 and still retains much of its original detail and integrity. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a proud member of the Pleasant Street Historic District. In 1997, An American Bed & Breakfast was the recipient of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Business Revitalization Award.

They offer their guests personal service which can only be provided by a small traditional Bed & Breakfast. The Governor Brackett House is also an ideal place for luncheons and other intimate gatherings. They look forward to sharing their home with you!

About the Governor Brackett House

Upon entering the home, one is immediately transported to another place in time by a magnificent staircase, a grand living room adorned by a 19th century fireplace with hand-carved cherry mantle, a jewel-like solarium, and an octagonal dining room suitable for any proper Bostonian. Superb architectural detail including fine moldings and high ceilings are enhanced by a collection of designer furnishings and antiques. The owner's love for the unusual with the ability to blend the old with the new makes for an interesting and comfortable bed & breakfast experience. A special ambiance is felt throughout the home. Its individuality is present not only in its beauty but in its spirit.

Guests are invited to use the guest pantry equipped with a microwave, coffee/tea maker and a small refrigerator always well stocked with spring water and soda.

The peaceful solarium provides a quiet place for reflection or relaxation. It is equipped with a guest phone. Lovely French doors may be closed to enable privacy for conversation.

The living room offers TV/VCR along with a video, CD, and reading library. On cool New England evenings a fire casts its glow across this room. Its warmth creates a peaceful day's end.

The Governor Brackett House
87 Pleasant Street
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476