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Great Vacation Rentals Near The Boston Marathon Route

One of the premier events in Boston every year is the Boston Marathon. It’s one of the oldest marathons in the world, and the event usually takes place on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday in April. It’s one of the six World Marathon Majors, including Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. All this is to say that the Boston Marathon is a big deal. Whether you are participating in the Boston Marathon or plan to congratulate someone on the route to the finish line, you will need a place that fits your needs while you are in Boston. Thatch has some of the best places for those traveling to Boston in a group or if you are planning to run the Boston Marathon with a small group. Here is what you need to know about the Boston Marathon and some ideal vacation rentals near the marathon route.

What Is The Boston Marathon?

The Boston Marathon is an annual race in Boston, Massachusetts. The first marathon was in 1897, following the rival of the marathon race in the 1896 Summer Olympics. As of 2024, the marathon is 126 years old.

Where Does The Marathon Start and How Long Is It?

It begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Typically, the marathon starts around noon. The average finishing time is usually between three-and-a-half to four hours long. The Boston Marathon race is 26 miles or 385 yards or 42.195 km.

Where To Stay During Boston Marathon Weekend

Depending on the size of your running group, Thatch has something for you. We offer apartments, hotels, and even hostel hybrids (Quarters) options for our guests. Here are some ideas to get you started on your search:

Thatch On Newbury

The properties we offer on Newbury Street are closest to the marathon route. Most of these rentals are perfect for groups of four. When you aren’t cheering on your friend, you’ll find plenty of shopping and dining options steps away. 

Thatch On Charles

The rental units in the heart of historic Beacon Hill along Charles Street are near the Boston Marathon finish line. This is an ideal place for those wanting an authentic Boston experience while you are here for the marathon. The area is lined with great shops and restaurants with a lot of history to immerse yourself in. Our selection of rentals includes studios, cozy one-bedroom apartments, and a one-of-a-kind three-bedroom duplex.

Stay With Us And Cross The Finish Line

Experiencing the Boston Marathon in person near the route is a great way to experience Boston’s culture. It all begins when you book directly with Thatch. Check out what is available on our website, or call us at 857-263-3073 to hear more about our current options. If you or a friend are looking for winter housing for an internship or job rotation, look into our Co-Living options.

Ideal Vacation Rentals In Boston For Your Wedding

Are you having a wedding, family reunion, or another group event in the Boston area and need a place to stay for your guests? Look no further than the beautiful properties that Thatch has to offer! When it comes to Boston weddings, specifically, we have a variety of vacation rentals that can accommodate a family of any size. Furthermore, Boston is among the most dynamic and exciting cities to host weddings. There is no shortage of spacious venues, delicious food from caterers, and thrilling attractions to visit when you aren’t occupied with wedding duties. Many of these Boston attractions are easily accessible from vacation rentals through Thatch. Continue reading for some suggestions for where to stay for your upcoming wedding. Any property is available for group bookings and full book-outs. Please call us at 857-263-3073 to discuss discounted rates for your group.

Back Bay, Newbury Street

If you are looking for a smaller apartment for you and your partner or friends, then Back Bay, Newbury Street – Apt. 2 is an excellent place to start. It has an open-plan kitchen and living room with a breakfast bar and great natural light. One parking space is available for rent behind the building, which must be reserved beforehand. 

Cambridge, Prentiss House – King Suite

Our suites in Cambridge’s Prentiss House are some of our nicest rentals. While Prentiss House operates with a limited staff, providing a more personal touch, please note that we do not offer food and beverage services or daily room cleaning.We invite you to relish the charm of our ideal location, perfect for accommodating around four guests. Make yourself at home and unwind in our cozy lounge by the fireplace in the main lobby.

Beacon Hill, Charles Street Apartment

Those who need more space for their family and want to be closer to the heart of Boston should check out Beacon Hill, Charles Street – 3 Bedroom Apt. #1. It’s the crown jewel of Thatch’s apartment and hotel portfolio, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a full eat-in kitchen for more than six people, and complimentary in-unit laundry.

Say “I Do” In Boston

Ensure that you and your guests are set up to participate in the best wedding ever in Boston. You can do that by booking directly with Thatch for unrivaled vacation rentals in Boston. Check out what is available on our website, or call us at 857-263-3073 to hear more about our current options. If you or a friend are looking for winter housing for an internship or job rotation, look into our Co-Living options.

Best Place To Stay In Boston This Winter For Students

Students in the Boston area who are looking for new housing right now for the upcoming spring semester or for winter classes should know that a great solution is not out of reach. Maybe you haven’t considered coliving spaces? In that case, Thatch has some of the best coliving and student housing in Boston. The housing available through Thatch is affordable and accommodating for new and returning students. Here is a brief look at what you can expect from a Thatch apartment or coliving spaces this winter.

Coliving In Boston

If you haven’t heard of coliving, it’s an innovative twist on the traditional living-with-roommates experience. You get a private room in a shared house with the option of a shared or private bath. The coliving spaces are fully furnished with all-inclusive rent (utilities and wi-fi included). Coliving with Thatch is a great way to save money because there are no security deposits, broker fees, or moving costs, and we offer flexible terms and move policies. 

Furnished Apartments

If you prefer some more privacy, we also offer furnished apartments suitable for one or two people. The apartments are fully furnished with kitchens or kitchenettes, too. Staying in one of these apartments will put you close to transit as well. Like our coliving spaces, we provide no security deposits or broker fees, all-inclusive rent (utilities and wi-fi included), flexible terms, and move policies.

Relax Under Our Roof

If you are in Boston for the winter or longer, you will appreciate the lodging available through Thatch. Check out what is available on our website, or call us at 857-263-3073 to hear more about our current options. If you or a friend are looking for winter housing for an internship or job rotation, look into our Co-Living options.

Visit The Snowport, Celtics, Bruins This Winter In Boston

When the weather starts to cool down, that can mean it’s the beginning of the Boston holiday market season, like the all-new Snowport in the bustling Seaport neighborhood, and the Bruins and Celtics seasons will be in full swing. And of course, the usual holiday happenings will be going on in Copley Square, the North End, and more. Winter in Boston a busy and exciting time for those visiting. There is something for everyone when visiting near the end of the year. This includes excellent lodging from Thatch. We have spacious vacation rentals and boutique hotels near great shopping and more in the Boston area. Come to Boston for a Celtics or Bruins game, or visit the Snowport this year.

What To Know About Boston’s Christmas Markets

In November and December, you will start to see several holiday markets pop up around the city. These markets are an ideal place to find a gift or spend time soaking up the holiday and winter charm. This is a beautiful thing to do in Boston with your family and children. 

Some of the more popular markets include Snowport. This is a European style that runs from November until the end of the year in Boston’s Seaport. There are more than 100 booths selling arts, crafts, seasonal treats, beer, and more from more than 15 food vendors. If you go, seek out the tree market, a holiday-themed bar, and the Mistletoe Arch.

The biggest market during the holiday season is the SoWa Winter Festival & Holiday Market. The market runs from Nov. 24 – Dec. 17, located in Boston’s South End. More than 100 vendors gather here, and be sure to take your children to the outdoor winter wonderland at night to see the Trail of Lights and visit the many food trucks.

What To Know About The Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have been the city’s NBA team since the 1940s. The NBA season starts near the end of October and ends in April. They play home games in TD Garden, or “The Garden.” Even if you miss a game while you are in the city, it’s worth it to see the arena up close and revel in the team’s storied history.

What To Know About The Boston Bruins

From basketball to hockey, Boston has been home to the Bruins since the 1920s. It’s the third-oldest team in the NHL. They also play games in TD Garden, known as “The Garden. The NHL season starts in early October and ends in early April.

Visit Boston This Winter

Check out the Snowport or sit yourself down for a Celtics or Bruins game next time you visit Boston in winter. When you do, make sure that you book directly with Thatch. Check out what is available on our website, or call us at 857-263-3073 to hear more about our current options. If you or a friend are looking for winter housing for an internship or job rotation, look into our Co-Living options.

Corporate Travel Planning To Boston In The Winter

Boston is a city that is bustling with energy and excitement, which makes it a popular destination for people planning corporate travel. This is even true in the winter because Boston glows under the gentle snowfall and glowing street lights at night. A great place to see the city and get some business done is staying with Thatch. If you are planning a corporate trip, solo or in a group, this winter, you should know that Thatch offers a 25 off percent discount for corporate/group travel this winter. Please email hello@livethatch.com or call 857-263-3073 to hear more. Here’s what you can expect if you are planning corporate travel to Boston in the winter.

Ideal Rentals For Group Travel

To get the ball rolling on your corporate winter travel plans, we have some terrific vacation rentals for groups of any size. Here are some that should fit your needs. 

  • Cambridge, Prentiss House: The Prentiss House has several ideal options for two or three guests. Prentiss House is a limited-staff and service hotel. Depending on group size, you can even book the entire Prentiss House and have all 20 rooms, the Parlour Lounge for gathering, on-site parking and a commercial kitchen for catering. 
  • Back Bay, Newbury Street: This is a fantastic apartment-hotel with multiple options suitable for sleeping four guests. The full kitchen allows you to prepare anything from coffee to a quick breakfast before heading out for a full meal.
  • Thatch Quarters: The Thatch Quarters are our most budget-friendly hotel option. You’ll be located in the heart of South Boston, steps from the area’s best restaurants and bars and a short walk to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).

Things To Do In Boston This Winter

You can do several things with your work friends that won’t take up too much of your time and they are lovely team-building and stress-reducing activities. Take a look!

Enjoy Boston In The Winter

Don’t underestimate Boston during the winter months. Thatch is the best place for those planning corporate travel to Boston in the winter. If you are in Boston with a group of work colleagues, you can benefit from the 25 percent off discount for corporate/group travel this winter. Please email hello@livethatch.com or call 857-263-3073. Check out what is available on our website, or call us at 857-263-3073 to hear more about our current options.

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