In 2001, Common Man owner Alex Ray and Vice President Diane Downing bought and transformed a defunct 60,000 square foot wood mill just off exit 26 of Interstate 93 into the Adirondack-style The Common Man Inn & Spa, complete with 37 cozy rooms, a Cabin in the Woods, tranquil Spa and Salon, Foster’s Boiler Room restaurant, Rise and Shine Cafe and event halls. We began welcoming guests in September 2002.
Construction of the Inn retained 90 percent of the original building, turning the five-level boiler room into Foster’s Boiler Room restaurant, and maintaining the historical structure everywhere possible. It is a fusion of past and present, creating a warm atmosphere rich with the history of the building, meshed with the unique touch of The Common Man family.
At The Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth we are very conscious about preserving our natural resources. We have taken a green initiative to reduce, reuse and renew as much as possible and shed light to preserving the environment throughout the Inn.
In 2008, 750 square feet of solar panels were installed on the roof and are now used to power the hot water heater responsible for all water used – including guest rooms, Foster’s Boiler Room kitchen and The Spa. We have instituted a recycling program throughout the Inn and provide an EV car charger in our parking lot.
Since our inception in 1971, The Common Man family has lived by the mantra to “DO GOOD,” and works to give back to the communities in which we live, work and serve. We hope we’ve inspired you, too.