|The Herbert Carruth House, built around 1877, is one of the
landmark historic properties in the Ashmont section of Dorchester
and overlooks one of the loveliest residential streets in Boston.
Our property was built in the Victorian Second Empire style and
is featured in three books on local history. We are in the process
of renovating the Carruth House and restoring the exterior to
its original appearance as time and resources allow.|
At Adams Village,within easy walking distance from Carruth House, are banks, restaurants, pubs, dry cleaner and laundry, barber, drug store, convenience stores, video store and other small retail establishments. All Saints Church, Ashmont, an internationally known Anglo-Catholic parish of the Episcopal Church featuring a renowned Choir of Men and Boys is three blocks away on Ashmont Street.
Even with the "Big Dig" finally finished, who wants to drive? Our transit system, called the MBTA, is an economical alternative to negotiating downtown traffic and very expensive parking. The Carruth House is a very convenient 10 minute walk to the Red Line's Ashmont Station. Downtown Boston is a 15 - 20 minute direct train ride on the Red Line from Ashmont, Harvard Square is 30 minutes, and the fare is US$2 each way. The T offers a one-day Link Pass (US$9) and a seven-day Link Pass (US$15) for unlimited travel on the subway, buses, and the inner harbor ferry. We have limited off-street parking which is offered first to the party occupying the Ashmont Suite. If that space is unavailable, please park on the quiet side street, Fossdale, instead of Beaumont Street.
All our guests have access to a common bar area where a self-serve breakfast is set up from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. We provide coffee and tea, fruit, cereals, yoghurt, juices, breads and often fresh baked goods from a local bakery in Adams Village. Greenhill's scones are utterly delectable and Frances's muffins are without parallel! Self-serve tea and snacks are available all day. We do not serve meat or eggs. You may choose to dine on the back deck, the Great Room, in the upstairs sitting room or in your own room if you prefer.
All guests are invited to use our spacious deck at the back of the house to sit under the umbrella, stretch out in the double-size Pawleys Island hammock, or relax on the covered front porch with lovely view of the neighborhood. Another common room which can be enjoyed informally is the Great Room, a truly extraordinary feature of the Herbert Carruth House. The Great Room sports a 1925 McGandy regulation size pool table, on which you can challenge your friends to a lively game of 8 ball. Check the morning news on TV with cable, check out a movie from our modest but interesting collection of VHS and DVDs, listen to music from our CD collection, or play card or board games from the library. There is always something entertaining to do here!
-- Heidi Kieffer, Proprietor