TYNGSBORO – The distinctive, luxury hotel on Pawtucket Boulevard known for more than 30 years as the Stonehedge Inn will reopen on April 1 under a new name – the Chateau Merrimack Resort and Spa.
Owner Jonathan Eid told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he envisions “a vibe of a castle on the hill with a view of the Merrimack.”
Area residents driving on Pawtucket Boulevard in the last week may have noticed plastic sheeting on the facade of the main building on the property. Eid told selectmen the construction crew is installing a “stone veneer to give it a castle feeling.”
Eid attended the selectmen’s meeting virtually to support the chateau’s application for a common victualler license, a weekday and Sunday entertainment license and an on premise license.
In May 2020, Stonehedge Inn was foreclosed for nonpayment of taxes. At the time of the auction, Tyngsboro was owed $150,000 in taxes. The new owners were required to pay those taxes as part of the sale transaction. It’s former owner was Beej Das, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2018.
The licenses associated with the inn’s operation did not transfer to the new owner and Eid could not obtain licenses until the existing ones expired on January 1.
Eid, a New Hampshire native, was attracted to the Tynsboro site because of its proximity to both the Granite State and Boston. He wants to find a way to welcome guests coming from both directions and is consulting with electrical engineers to explore options.
Atty. Kristen Scanlon was also present to represent the Chateau and to describe some of the plans. She said the aim is to make it a destination location by adding family attractions such as miniature golf.