Lark Reopens The Coonamessett
Cape Cod-inspired hotel features updated design, three private function rooms
The former Coonamessett Inn in Massachusetts has reopened with a new look following an extensive renovation under the direction of boutique collection Lark Hotels. Inspired by coastal homes found throughout Falmouth and the upper Cape, the redesigned property, now known as The Coonamessett, features a mix of natural materials, nautical elements and neutral furnishings.
The 29-key hotel’s newly renovated guestrooms and suites showcase two different design schemes that project participants say interpret nostalgic Cape elements through a modern lens. Some rooms feature shades of crisp white accented with lace-inspired wallpaper, shiplap, drapery, straw hat wall décor, side tables made from repurposed luggage and polished four-post beds. Other rooms display maritime-inspired elements, including ticking fabric, knotty-pine wood, iron-framed beds and white-washed pickled floors with accents in deep shades of navy and charcoal. A 650-sq.-ft., one-bedroom cottage dubbed the Lark Suite rounds out the hotel’s accommodations.
A guestroom at the newly redesigned Coonamessett. Photo: Melissa Ostrow
In addition to onsite New England restaurant, Eli’s Tavern, The Coonamessett features three function rooms ranging in capacity from 70 to 300 guests: The Grange, which has hardwood floors, an operational fireplace and the property’s original wood-beamed ceiling; The Garden Room, featuring a private outdoor patio that overlooks Jones Pond; and The Cape Cod Room, a customizable, neutral-toned space with chandeliers, LVT floors and abundant windows.
“We look forward to continuing the hotel’s legacy as a place where guests come together to celebrate important milestones and are proud that these renovations will allow the property to continue operating for decades to come,” says Lark Hotels ceo Rob Blood, who was honored as one of Boutique Design’s Up-and-Coming Hoteliers in 2017.