• Enjoy a Horsedrawn wagon or sleigh ride, weather permitting
*Casual dress is a must for this event!
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Fireplace Feast


Select Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from November through April.

Join us for a special dining event as the Innkeepers at the Salem Cross Inn announce their series of 1700's style feasts, prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. Relax by the fire as dinner is prepared for you in colonial style. Stir the chowder as it bubbles in our cast iron cauldron over a crackling fire. See your prime rib, roasted 'to a turn,' as the only known authentic Roasting Jack still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire of wild cherry logs. Beware the brimming bowl of freshly whipped cream - the perfect complement to New England's best apple pie. While your dinner is cooking to perfection, enjoy a horse drawn wagon or sleigh ride through the valley on the Inn's pristine 600 acres. Shake off the chill with warm mulled wine or cider upon your return. Browse our extensive collection of colonial and federal period American antiques. The Fireplace Feast makes a thoughtful and unique gift for special friends or deserving associates. The Fireplace Feast is just one of our many dining events that provides an authentic colonial experience. At Salem Cross Inn, we capture the history and culture of 1700's America.  Salem Cross Inn's dining events, excellent cuisine, and atmosphere have been featured on Food Network's "The Best Of," WCVB TV5 Boston's "Chronicle" and chosen as the "Hidden Jewel" by Boston's Phantom Gourmet and WGBY.

Enjoy Early American Fare
SAVORIES | Salem Cross Inn's famous cheese spread and a glass of mulled wine or cider to help take the chill off after your horsedrawn wagon or sleigh ride (weather permitting). CHOWDER OF THE SEA | Straight from the cauldron. 1700 FIREPLACE PRIME RIB | Cooked to perfection using our c.17oo Roasting Jack FRESH FROM THE OVEN | Homemade rolls and muffins FROM THE KEEPING CELLAR | Herbed roasted potatoes and fresh butternut squash NEW ENGLAND'S BEST APPLE PIE | With a dollop of fresh whipped cream NOTE: During Lent a fish entree may be pre-ordered. Advance notice required for dietary needs.

Event Details

Fireplace Feast Schedule:

Friday Feasts: 6:00pm Saturday Feasts: 5:30pm Sunday Feasts: 12:30pm The Fireplace Feast is an advanced ticket only dining event. To find out available dates, please open the drop down menu labeled 'Select a Date and Time:' on the online order form below. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. *As dates become filled and sold out they will be removed from the schedule.

Fireplace Feasts are SOLD OUT for the Season. Check back for 2024-2025 season dates in September

About the Fireplace Feast


Roasting the Perfect Prime Rib

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