The Herbert Carruth House was built around 1877 in one of the first of the garden suburbs of Boston. It is a landmark historic property in the Ashmont section of Dorchester and overlooks one of the loveliest residential streets in Boston. Our property was built in the Second Empire style and is featured in three books on local history.Our transit system, called the MBTA or T, is an economical alternative to negotiating downtown traffic. The Carruth House is a very convenient 10 minute walk to the Red Line's Ashmont T Station. Downtown Boston is a 15 - 20 minute ride from Ashmont, Harvard Square is 25 minutes, and the fare is US$2 each way.We have limited off-street parking offered first to the party booking the Ashmont Suite and unlimited on-street parking immediately adjacent to the property.We are in the process of restoring Carruth House and continue to add to the amenities in and decoration of our cozy and comfortable guest rooms. The oak panelled Great Room with huge fireplace and regulation-size pool table is is a wonderful addition to our facilities and provides an Event Space for 20 - 30 people. Catering can be arranged. Please come for a visit - we hope you enjoy Carruth House as much as we do.