The SpaceHummingbird Cottage is a beautifully appointed, self-contained 1000 square foot oasis which offers a living/dining/kitchen room, a small office with a slider door for privacy, a bedroom with a double bed, a full bath, extensive closet space, a washer/dryer, and a second bedroom -- a unique "Bed Nook" behind a drape at the end of a long hallway. This cozy, getaway Bed Nook is just a bit larger than the double bed that fills it, and is great for guests who treasure sleeping with fresh air and forest views. Hummingbird has air conditioning, and radiant heat in the floors to keep you and your toes toasty during our colder months. A cheerful efficiency kitchen beckons when you're hungry. We stock some snacks and breakfast basics for you (organic oatmeal, eggs, butter, fruit, coffee, iced tea, etc), but two grocery stores and a Starbucks are about 8 minutes' drive away. Guest AccessAs our Guest, Hummingbird Cottage is all yours! We're right next door if you have any questions or need directions. There is a hottub available which you are welcome to use. Wifi and USB internet access are both available, along with a flat screen cable TV in Hummingbird's living room. Interaction with GuestsWe are available by text, email, and phone. We'll give you a tour of the Cottage if you arrive before 9 pm; if you arrive later at night, you'll have directions to let yourself into the Cottage so you can make yourself at home. The NeighborhoodTucked between Lexington and Concord, Lincoln is a beautiful community that has maintained many of the farms, forests, and walking trails that give it a "rural" feel, despite its close proximity to Boston and Cambridge. Grocery stores are 7-9 minutes away, and the Burlington Mall is just 15 minutes up Route 128. As for history: you've come to the right place. Concord and Lexington's historic sights such as the Old North Bridge, Walden Pond, and Minuteman National Historical Park are 10-20 minutes away - or you can visit the Wayside Inn's cozy pub room from Revolutionary times in the adjoining town of Sudbury. There are numerous places to jog, walk, or bike: there are 72 miles of hiking trails in Lincoln alone, and the Minuteman Bike Trail can be picked up about 10 minutes away in Lexington. From there, one can bike, walk, or run right into Cambridge or Boston. Getting AroundThough it is tucked in the woods, Hummingbird Cottage is only a couple miles from Routes 2 and 128. Cambridge and Harvard Square are roughly 18 minutes' drive; Boston and Logan Airport are about 25 minutes' drive, either via Rt 2 or the Mass Turnpike. If you prefer not to drive into Boston, Alewife T-Station (the Red Line) is only 10 minutes away; you can park there to avoid Boston's high parking rates. It is helpful to have a car to make the most of your time at Hummingbird Cottage, though some guests take Uber rides out from the city (which range from $6 to $35, depending on time of day, surge status, which Uber service you choose, and your exact destination). Other Things to NoteBuilt in 2014, this unique property is the result of an architectural partnership with Jonathan MacPhee of Studio Troika, and Paula Baker-LaPorte, the leading expert on healthy home building in the United States. It has state-of-the art fresh air exchange systems, and is heated with radiant heat in the floors.
Great care was taken to create an environment free of chemicals, where wireless / electric systems could be turned off at will, and where natural, no-VOC materials (such as American Clay, our wall finish) dominate. If you have allergies or chemical sensitivities, you may find this a uniquely comfortable place to stay and sleep. Many of our guests, however, aren't with us for their health. They simply love Hummingbird Cottage's combination of privacy, beautiful decor, friendly hosts, fresh clean air, and easy, convenient access to Boston/ Cambridge/Rte 128.
NOTE: To keep our Cottage as fresh and healthy as possible, we ask you to avoid using perfumes or scented laundry detergents during your stay - and to honor this space as a "no shoe" zone (slippers are available upon request!). We stock healthy non-toxic laundry detergents, dish soaps, etc for your use and convenience.
Finally, Hummingbird Cottage is Tesla-friendly! We have a 40-amp wall charging unit for this electric vehicle, available for use by prior arrangement.