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History of the John Carver Inn & Spa
The John Carver Inn is named after the first elected governor of the Plimoth Colony, Governor John Carver, and the Inn maintains a deep connection to the history that draws so many to Plymouth MA. The original colony consisted of separatists seeking a new life and opportunity in the "New World". One hundred and two of these Separatists boarded the Mayflower and began their more than two month voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
For a fascinating overview of Plymouth and its rich history, watch Eric Dowdle's Painting The Town television program here.
The John Carver Inn is set in historic downtown Plymouth situated on the original Pilgrims' settlement. On the hill just above the Inn is the original Burial Hill where many of the first settlers' graves reside. Across the street is the 1640 Sparrow House, the Jenny Grist Mill, and the Brewster Gardens which leads you on a nature walk to Plymouth Rock, the famous Mayflower II, and the historic Plymouth waterfront.
The decor of the John Carver Inn is carefully selected to capture the colonial theme and elegance that Governor Carver and the Pilgrims would have found quite luxurious. Each room is accessorized with modern amenities, yet maintaining a colonial, New England theme and additional decorative period pieces. The Plymouth Inn also features the Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant and the always raved about Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool featuring an 80 foot water slide.
We welcome you to the the historic town of Plymouth - relax and explore America's Home Town during your stay with us.