Stay overnight at our unique, historic, community space in Boston

Enjoy our guest room at Beacon Hill Friends House

Beacon Hill Friends House currently has one guest room available for those who would like to share in our community during their stay in Boston. Guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen, a library full of comfy chairs and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a parlor with a grand piano, and two secluded courtyards behind the house. Self-serve breakfast is included free with each night’s stay, and guests may join us for house dinner (Monday-Thursday at 6:30) for $8. Please read our policies before booking.

GUESTS PLANNING TO STAY BETWEEN JUNE AND SEPTEMBER: Please note that BHFH will be undergoing construction on our rear roof deck during your stay. We will not have access to our typical kitchen or kitchenette services during this time period. Your self-serve breakfast is still included in your stay, and will include typical continental staples.

*Note: There are currently two support animals who live at the House with our current residents. Please reach out if you have any concerns, questions, or allergies.

Reserve a guest room

The Mary Dyer Room is named after a tenacious Boston Quaker who refused to stop preaching even after the Puritans forced her out of the city. This sunny room with a double bed is on the second floor near the library, overlooking the quiet, tree-lined street. Bathrooms are shared with the house’s permanent residents, and all linens are provided.


Rates (per night, November-March):          


Rates (per night, April-October):


For a preview of room availability, check our Google calendar below.  If a day is marked as busy, it means there is a reservation for that night.

Personal Retreats

Beacon Hill Friends House offers short-term residency experiences in our interfaith Quaker intentional community. Stay between 4 weeks and 3 months with us in our large cooperative house in downtown Boston, and share in our community spaces, programming, and meals.


A short-term residency might be for you if:

  • You are visiting Boston for an extended stay and are seeking built-in community and local connections
  • You are interested in intentional community, but are not yet ready to commit long-term
  • You are a seeker, and looking to explore or deepen in your Quaker or other spiritual practice
  • You are working on a writing project and want peaceful space surrounded by warm community
  • You have a flexible “work-from-home” job and want a temporary change of pace and surroundings
  • You are at a transition point in your life, and want some space to dream your future 

If this sounds like you, please get in touch with us!


Your residency at BHFH includes:

  • Private accommodations (shared bathroom)

  • 5 weekly chef-prepared dinners

  • Fully-stocked kitchen and pantry

  • Shared use of our gorgeous Meeting Room, Parlor, Library, Courtyards, and Deck

  • Opportunities to engage in the community life of the Friends House

  • Opportunities to engage in the public programming of the Friends House 

When booking your residency, we will work with you to make a plan that fits your needs.


Pricing and other logistics:

  • Short-term residencies are offered at a 25% discount from our regular overnight guest room rates.
  • We encourage F/friends of limited financial resources to reach out about further discounts and/or work/skill trade opportunities. We’re especially interested in supporting F/friends with ministries in social justice, faith, and the arts through our visiting friend program
  • We encourage F/friends with financial wealth to consider paying full price to help make this program accessible to all.
  • Our rooms are also in use for shorter-term guests. As such, we encourage reaching out at least 3-6 months in advance of your intended retreat, but we welcome inquiries at any time.
  • We welcome personal retreats for shorter stays, which will be billed at our regular guest room rates

To make a reservation, read our policies, then write to Vickie Wu at, or call (617) 227-9118. We hope to see you here in Boston soon!

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