Fireplace Feast


We regret to say that all of our events are put on hold due to the gathering restrictions mandated by the state of Massachusetts. As soon as we are able, we will schedule.

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 or lend a hand as dinner is prepared for you in colonial style. Stir the chowder as it bubbles in our cast iron cauldron. 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 compliment 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. Celebrate the new year with a Fireplace Feast. On New Year's Eve , Salem Cross Inn will be holding a special Fireplace Feast featuring hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, DJ for dancing and counting down to the new year, and other  goodies.

Fireplace Feast Activities Include:
  • Delicious Early American Fare for your consumption... you can even enjoy seconds!
  • Pie making, mulling and chowder demonstrations
  • Horsedrawn wagon or sleigh ride, weather permitting
*Casual dress is a must for this event! View our 2019-2020 Fireplace Feast Brochure »

Enjoy Early American Fare
Fireplace-Feast_Mulled-ciderSAVORIES | 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 | Help prepare our traditional New England chowder in a cast iron cauldron over a crackling fire. 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, homemade spinach pie, 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: Arrival and pre-dinner festivities begin at 6:00pm; Feasting begins at 7:30pm Saturday Feasts: Arrival and pre-dinner festivities begin at 5:30pm; Feasting begins at 7:00pm Sunday Feasts: Arrival and pre-dinner festivities begin at 12:30pm; Feasting begins at 2:00pm     Adults $63.00   Children 12 & under $25.00 includes all taxes and gratuities     ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. 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. *As dates become filled and sold out they will be removed from the schedule.

About the Fireplace Feast


Roasting the Perfect Prime Rib

Ring in the new year with a special Fireplace Feast!

Join us on December 31st as we welcome in 2020

Fireplace-Feast_NYE-Cider-ToastStart with some hors d’oeuvres by the fireplace as you watch your prime rib roasting to perfection on a device dating back to 1700. Take a horse drawn sleigh/wagon ride through the back fields then chase the chill away with some nice, hot, mulled cider or wine. Relax, help make apple pie using an antique apple peeler and corer, or make seafood chowder in an antique iron cauldron right in the fieldstone fireplace. Next, get ready for the main feast! Start off with a champagne toast to the New Year, then sit back for dinner. You'll be served your fireplace seafood chowder and prime rib* (and later you’ll be offered seconds!). In addition, there will be bowls of fresh butternut squash, spinach pie and oven roasted potatoes. Don’t fill up on the homemade rolls, even though they are quite delicious, because you’ll want to save some room for the scrumptious deep dish apple pie with fresh whipped cream. Later, it's time to go downstairs to the Chestnut Room where a DJ will be playing and you can dance right through the midnight hour! Wear a party hat and use those noisemakers! It’s a great way to ring in the New Year! Adults (13 yrs and over) $85.00| Kids (12 yrs and under) $60.00 Click here for more details.

Check out the special Fireplace Feast Packages offered by local area hotels: