Welcome to The Wayside Inn Historic Site, a private landmark property owned by The Wayside Inn Foundation, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization. Please respect our buildings and grounds and comply with our policies and staff requests at all times while on our property. We reserve the right to revoke any permissions granted or to request any visitor to leave the property.
Our property is open to the public during daylight hours only, and certain areas are closed seasonally.
Please supervise children with you at all times.
Do not stand on or climb buildings, walls, rocks, roofs, or trees, or enter rivers, ponds, or waterways.
Our property is for passive recreational use only. Use of motorized vehicles/boats, dirt bikes, ATVs, mountain bikes, bicycles, snowmobiles, scooters, skateboards, or other similar items is prohibited.
Do not enter closed buildings, roads, paths, or restricted areas.
Keep pets under control. All dogs must be leashed at all times. Pick up after your dog and remove waste for proper disposal off-site (please do not leave waste bags on our grounds).
All animal wildlife and plant life are protected. Do not disturb or remove any plants, flowers, trees, nests, or animals.
No hunting, fishing, or trapping is permitted. Catch and release flyfishing is permitted in Josephine’s Pond only (behind the Inn).
Please be attentive to vehicle traffic at road crossings, driveways, crosswalks, and parking lots.
Smoking, vaping, and all drug use (including marijuana products) and bringing any alcoholic beverages on our property, is prohibited. Customers of the Inn’s restaurant and lodging facilities may smoke tobacco at designated outdoor smoking areas only.
Do not litter. Take all trash with you for proper disposal off-site.
Horseback riding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing are allowed, but please yield to pedestrians/hikers.
No drone use, grilling/BBQs, open fires, camping, or metal detecting without the prior written consent of the Innkeeper.
Park in designated parking areas only. Parking areas are for visitor use only (others will be towed at owner’s expense).
Please respect any Inn approved private events taking place.
No solicitation permitted.
Please do not annoy or disturb other visitors.
Do not trespass onto abutting private property.
All gatherings of 10 or more people must be approved in advance by the Innkeeper.
All professional photographers and videographers must register at the front desk of the Inn for each photo session and pay a site use fee or be members of our Photographers Membership Program.
All photographers, videographers, and artists (creating works for personal or professional use) must comply with our Policies for Photography, Videography, and Works of Art, posted here.
The Wayside Inn Foundation reserves the right to update or revise these General Property Use Policies and other applicable policies from time to time in its sole and absolute discretion without notice and with immediate effect, and may close public access to the property at any time due to seasonal constraints, maintenance, or private events. Enjoyment of our property and nature in general entails certain risks. Although we do our best to maintain our driveways, parking lots, trails, walkways, bridges and other features and structures on our property, there are many risks, some natural (weather, erosion, trees, wildlife, or other natural phenomena) and some man-made, that present themselves in the use of our property. Users assume full responsibility for their own actions and personal safety, as well as for those of any minor children or any pets, while using our property. Users of The Wayside Inn Foundation property assume all risks and agree to hold The Wayside Inn Foundation and its trustees, staff, volunteers, and program/event hosts harmless from any and all liability arising out of such use. The Wayside Inn Foundation is further protected against claims of personal injury or property damage suffered by visitors under M.G.L. c.21, Section 17(c).