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The Emerson Room at Historic Sherman Guest Home

SuperhostWaltham, Massachusetts, United States
Private room in house hosted by The Sherman
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 shared bath
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Welcome to The Sherman Guest Home!

The Emerson Room is a peaceful third floor with a full bed, a dresser, closet, lounge chair and secretary desk.

Elizabeth Sherman Hoar was like a sister to Ralph Waldo Emerson and was engaged to be married to his brother, Charles, when Charles died of consumption. After that tragedy, Elizabeth became “Aunt Lizzie” to all the Emerson children and was considered a member of the family.

The space
Be a part of history and make yourself at home! The Sherman Guest Home was built in 1888 by the great grandson of Roger Sherman who was one of America's founding fathers, drafting the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. While the period charm has been graciously preserved, modern convenience has been integrated to create a peaceful stay for our guests. Our grounds offer extensive perennial gardens and overlooks a rambling brook. Enjoy your stay!

We include one parking spot with reach room booking.

Check-In: 3pm-10pm
Check-Out: By 11am

Our rooms are available for booking individually or all together (9 rooms, sleeps up to 18!). If you are interested in booking multiple rooms please reach out and we can let you know which rooms are available next to each other.

The Sherman Guest Home is an excellent location for group retreats, family get-togethers, reunions, and wedding guests. Look for our full house listing on AirBnb or reach out to us here, and we can direct you to it.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to enjoy our large living room and parlor on the first floor as well as the grounds. Our home is located on an acre of land and overlooks a peaceful brook at the back of the property. Feel free to enjoy the view of our gardens from the wrap-around porch.

Other things to note
The Sherman Guest Home has been operating as a guest home for the past 70 years. We celebrate the history of this legacy and ask for you to treat our home with respect.

If you are planning on hosting an event, you must rent out the entire house. Additional event fees may be added, depending on the event and its requirements. Please reach out to us for more info.
Welcome to The Sherman Guest Home!

The Emerson Room is a peaceful third floor with a full bed, a dresser, closet, lounge chair and secretary desk.

Elizabeth Sherman Hoar was like a sister to Ralph Waldo Emerson and was engaged to be married to his brother, Charles, when Charles died of consumption. After that tragedy, Elizabeth became “Aunt Lizzie” to all the Emerson children and was considered…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Air conditioning
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Our home is located just outside of Boston in Waltham, MA. We are in close proximity to many colleges, including Bentley University, Brandeis University, Harvard University and Boston College.

We are a short distance from numerous event venues such as the Lyman Estate, Stonehurst, and Gore Place.

Spend the day exploring the many stores and restaurants of Main St. and Moody St., or walk down to the river and rent a canoe or kayak and take a trip down the Charles River!
Our home is located just outside of Boston in Waltham, MA. We are in close proximity to many colleges, including Bentley University, Brandeis University, Harvard University and Boston College.

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Welcome to The Sherman Guest Home! Be a part of history and make yourself at home! Our house was built in 1888 by the great grandson of Roger Sherman who was one of America's founding fathers, drafting the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. While the period charm has been graciously preserved, modern convenience has been integrated to create a peaceful stay for our guests. Our grounds offer extensive perennial gardens and overlooks a rambling brook. Enjoy your stay! The Sherman is a family run guest home, operated by Mary & Hugh. Mary is a retired Montessori teacher and Hugh is a singer-songwriter. We look forward to getting to know you!
Welcome to The Sherman Guest Home! Be a part of history and make yourself at home! Our house was built in 1888 by the great grandson of Roger Sherman who was one of America's found…
During your stay
The Sherman is a family-run guest home operated by Hugh & Mary. We are happy to provide recommendations of things to do during your visit!

We will plan to meet you at the beginning of your stay to show you around and answer any questions you might have about the house, Waltham, or Boston. Otherwise, you are welcome to hang out with us at the house or enjoy adventures in the Boston area!
The Sherman is a family-run guest home operated by Hugh & Mary. We are happy to provide recommendations of things to do during your visit!

We will plan to meet you at th…
The Sherman is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm