Although it may not have been cast as a cinematic backdrop for the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, the Country Garden Inn & Spa nevertheless played a pivotal role in bringing the upcoming February 2009 flick to the silver screen. During production of the movie, the Newbury Port News reports that, following a long day spent on the set, nature-loving luminary Matthew McConaughey would unwind amid the verdant beauty of the Rowley, Massachusetts venue, which offers accommodations inside a 1901 farmhouse, a carriage house adorned with Laura Ashley fabrics, a cozy motel featuring private patios and fireplaces, and a collection of country collection suites, village suites, cottages and townhouses.
Before leaving the Old Colony State, the former recipient of People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive title was Bean Town bound in early May. According the the Boston Herald, the Hollywood hunk was spotted at the Hotel Commonwealth, a 150-room retreat in Kenmore Square. An upscale sanctuary for baseball buffs, patrons staying at the hotel can almost hear the crack of the bat as the boys of summer play ball at Fenway Park, located just moments away.