Irving House Blog


5 Things You Wouldn’t Think to Pack (But Should!) Being constantly around both business and pleasure travelers leaves us with some knowledge about packing those things you may not think of. Comment on this post to add someting to the list! Extra zip lock bags Useful in case a shampoo or soap container bursts or […]

5 Things You Wouldn’t Think to Pack (But Should!)


Love us for our Cambridge Quirkiness During busy times like Harvard Commencement to Head of the Charles, we get the pleasure of seeing friendly faces and new guests. We love times like this because it’s an opportunity to share who we are with our favorite people, our guests! When you visit Cambridge you’ll find yourself in […]

A Unique Experience


Cambridge is a bicycle town! The increased number of bikes, bicycle lanes, and bike shops will signal your arrival to Cambridge. All over Central and Harvard square you’ll find bike racks. A growing number of residents and students are choosing to bike as their primary mode of transportation. As the sun is showing its face […]

Bikes + Cambridge



2017 Boston Marathon Looking for Boston Marathon lodging? We still have some rooms available over the race weekend at Irving House for this year’s race. Race Day: April 17, 2017 Watch 30,000 runners who brave hilly New England terrain and unpredictable weather reach the city Boston in the Boston Marathon, and then cross the finish […]

2017 Boston Marathon lodging


A garden of famous flowers blooms in the ‘Glass Flowers’ gallery at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Wander the aisles to admire blue iris, rhododendron, mountain laurel, water lily, orchids, or edible plants such as banana, mango, cashew nut and coffee. Find the crimson leaves of red maple at peak color or goldenrod so […]

The Ware Collection of ‘Glass Flowers’


“on the banks of the River Charles”… Visiting Cambridge & Boston Wondering whether to choose Cambridge or Boston?  Both?   How far one is from the other?  Many visitors discover that a trip to Cambridge or Boston is a trip to Cambridge AND Boston – and hard to resist as views of each across the river are inspiringly […]

Boston & Cambridge’s historic Charles River



Deneen Pottery in Minnesota makes these mugs.  The people there are just lovely and their mugs are really nice!  We are very pleased to add these to our collection of goodies for guests to enjoy their coffee or tea at breakfast and buy one if they wish!  You might find one in a goodie bag […]

New Mugs!


The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA), established by Roberta L. Dowling, CCP, in 1974, began by offering continuing education courses in European culinary arts. By 1980, more than 400 students were attending specialty courses each year. In response to the increasing number of applicants and the food industry’s overwhelming need for trained professionals, Ms. […]

School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge


The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University fosters transformative works in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Each year, women and men arrive in Cambridge to undertake research and creative work as Radcliffe Institute fellows. Scientists, composers, fiction writers, filmmakers, historians, lawyers, literary critics, social scientists, and teachers all convene to interrogate, […]

Radcliffe Institute at Harvard



Bon Appetit lists Petsi Pies as one of the top ten pie bakers in the country! This breakfast & lunch place offers, sandwiches, all sorts of baked goodies to eat there or take away. petsipies.com

Cambridge’s Petsi Pies