Bramble Hospitality, the team behind Willowdale Estate, officially announced that sister property Briar Barn Inn is now open in historic Rowley, Massachusetts. Briar Barn Inn offers guests a distinctive farmhouse experience in a custom post-and-beam barn that will debut in late February 2019.
Briar Barn Inn is a joint venture between artist Charlotte Forsythe and her husband, architect Gerald Fandetti, along with their daughter Briar Rose Forsythe. Briar established Willowdale Estate as one of the area’s most sought-after wedding and events destinations and is also the owner and founder of Bramble Hospitality, the operator of Briar Barn Inn. The four-acre full-service property is the first of its kind in the area, bringing dining, weddings, overnight retreats, and a spa to one dynamic property.
“We were inspired by the classic architecture of New England, and the beautiful neighboring buildings and farmhouses in the historic district of Rowley provided the perfect location to bring Briar Barn Inn to life,” says architect and developer Gerald Fandetti. “When you’re at Briar Barn Inn, there’s a feeling that you’re a part of this small village, and we really wanted the design of the inn to capture that feeling.”
“We are so thrilled to introduce Briar Barn Inn and welcome guests to this property that is truly a passion project for the entire Bramble Hospitality team,” says owner Briar Forsythe. “The town of Rowley and this area of New England is such a beautiful and peaceful place, and we think guests are really going to enjoy visiting and exploring the area and all that this property has to offer. We look forward to debuting Grove in early 2019, with a sophisticated yet approachable menu that will reflect only the best ingredients and flavors of the region. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Briar Barn Inn.”