Resort for Umass Lowell Spring Commencement

At Chateau Merrimack, we’re immensely proud to serve as convenient Four-Diamond accommodations for visitors to the campus of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, one of the standout universities in the Bay State.

With spring in the air, it’s that time of year again for hard-working graduating students of UMass Lowell to receive their diplomas—not to mention plenty of well-earned congratulations. For luxury lodgings close to the 2023 Spring Commencement ceremonies, look no further than our Tyngsborough, MA resort on the banks of the Merrimack River!

Spring Commencement 2023 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Taking advantage of the inimitable countryside hospitality of Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa, you’ll find yourself only a few miles from the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus—and all of the excitement accompanying spring graduation.

Spring Commencement 2023 takes place at the Tsongas Center (300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell, MA) on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th.

In other words, the whole walking-across-the-stage fabulousness will be going down before you know it, so you definitely don’t want to delay in locking down your accommodations at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa. Now’s definitely the time to reserve a signature guest room or suite with us for UMass Lowell graduation events!

This Year’s Spring Graduation Schedule at UMass Lowell

The Commencement focus for Friday, May 12th is on doctoral and master’s students representing all of the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s colleges. This graduation ceremony kicks off at the Tsongas Center at 10 AM.

On Saturday the 13th, it’ll be the undergrads’ turn. Proceedings get underway at 9 AM with graduates of the Francis College of Engineering, the Kennedy College of Sciences, and the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences.

A Saturday afternoon ceremony follows at 2:30 PM, featuring undergraduates in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences as well as the Manning School of Business.

University of Massachusetts Lowell Spring Commencement 2023 Logistics

For everything from parking info to details on accessibility at the Tsongas Center, steer your way to the official 2023 Spring Commencement page at the University of Massachusetts Lowell website as you prepare for your trip (and, of course, your stay with us at Chateau Merrimack!).

Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa in Tyngsborough, MA: Ideal Luxury Accommodations for Spring Commencement 2023 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

It’ll be a thrill to celebrate with your freshly minted UMass Lowell graduate—and also to enjoy the finest in regional hospitality here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa while you do!

Magnificently reimagined from the forerunning Stonehenge Inn & Spa, our AAA Four-Diamond resort treats each and every guest to a rarefied level of service in a tranquil, pastoral setting along the mighty Merrimack. We offer a marvelous exclusive haven that enfolds you in a pampered oasis, yet one just a stone’s throw from Lowell (and a mere 35 miles north of Boston).

Our 30 signature guest rooms treat you to such pleasures as private balconies, marble bathrooms, jetted tubs, and fireplaces. These stylish accommodations serve up plenty of creature comforts and elegant flourishes.

Then there are all of the on-site amenities here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa, including a well-appointed fitness center, outdoor fire pits, and tennis courts. A fundamental anchor of our hospitality is the JuJu Spa, a little piece of paradise along the Merrimack River corridor that includes serene treatment rooms, a solarium, indoor pool, hot tub, and outdoor lounge zone. Here’s a fine place to unwind and destress amid all of the excitement of spring graduation!

Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse: Just the Place to Honor Your University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate

We also provide an absolutely optimum spot to féte that brand-new graduate in your life: our on-site restaurant, Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse.

Putting the exceptional culinary skill and creativity of Executive Chef Moe Bisher in the spotlight, Pino serves up thoughtful, multifaceted cuisine pulling deeply from Mediterranean, French, and Middle Eastern traditions to deliver some of the region’s finest gastronomy. Repair to Pino on the heels of the Spring Commencement ceremonies at UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center, and you’ll have an absolute plethora of high-end, crowd-pleasing repast over which to heartily celebrate.

Said repast can take the form of hot and cold mezza, from Fried Kibbeh and Char-Grilled Chicken Wings to Baba Ghanouj, Kebbeh Nayeh Beef Tartare, and Labneh. Tuck into salads and soups, toothsome Shakshuka, Mediterranean Sea Bass Filet, the Shawarma Beef Burger, and so much more—rounding out a festive meal with an impeccable dessert such as Baklava. (And you won’t be hurting for the perfect libation with which to toast the graduate—not least when it comes to wine, given our absolute veneration of the vine here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa.)

Private dining experiences are available at Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse, in case you’re looking to accommodate a large group or do something extra-special for your River Hawk. And, on that subject…

A Private Graduation Party at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

If you’d like to pull out all of the stops for a University of Massachusetts Lowell graduate, consider hosting a commencement celebration here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa! We can supply the perfect venue, and accompany all the fun with top-tier catering. Find out more right here.

Reserve Your Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa Room or Suite for Spring Graduation at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Today

As we’ve already noted, Spring Commencement 2023 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is really just around the corner. More than a few guests of this year’s graduating class are sure to be beelining for Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa for the occasion, and we urge you to reserve your Four-Diamond room or suite with us today: We’ll be booking up fast!

It would be our honor and pleasure to host you here at our Merrimack River resort for this once-in-a-lifetime milestone. Get in touch with us today and book the perfect accommodations mere minutes from the UMass Lowell campus.

And we certainly join with the rest of the larger University of Massachusetts Lowell community in congratulating all of this spring’s inspiring graduates!

Luxury Spa in Tyngsborough, MA

When considering our refined hospitality here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa, three pillars stand out: our luxurious accommodations, exceptional on-site culinary experience, and the health, beauty, and wellness complex represented by our JuJu Spa.

That well-appointed on-site spa, a stone’s throw from the soothing roll of the Merrimack River, provides a comprehensive spectrum of treatments, indulgences, and R&R: just the ticket for evaporating workaday stresses and tension and sliding into full-on getaway mode at our AAA Four-Diamond resort here in Tyngsborough, MA.

JuJu Spa at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa: A Wellness Destination Along the Merrimack River

The spell cast by our resort spa hits you even before you hit the massage table or sauna. It’s a seductive indoor-and-outdoor mosaic infused with an utterly tranquil vibe that immediately makes you feel worlds away from the hubbub and hecticness of the “real world.”

The spa facility forms its own marvelous little universe within Chateau Merrimack. Here you’ll find private treatment rooms as well as a sauna and steam rooms. The spa solarium boasts a retractable roof and harbors a heated pool and hot tub: a slice of paradise, if you ask us.

And then there’s the outdoor lounge and fire pits, ideal for kicking back in the fresh air following a restful and rejuvenating spa treatment. Kick back while enjoying lovely sightlines over the resort grounds, and take advantage of food and beverage service while you’re at it!

The Magic of Treatments & Services at JuJu Spa

Soothing treatment rooms, top-shelf products and ingredients, and the sure, attentive handiwork of our ace technicians define the experience at JuJu Spa. There’s really never not a good excuse to avail yourself of that experience here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa.

The services here include a range of hour- to 90-minute massages, from the Signature and Deep Tissue options to CBD-infused massages and the scintillating Treasures of the Sea session. Give those sore or tight muscles some much-needed TLC under the skillful hands of the JuJu Spa massage therapists.

You’ve also got a full menu of facials to choose from: Sea Calming, Thirst Relief, Cyfolia Organic, Extended Youth, Sea Escape Men’s Facial, and more. Body treatments here include the half-hour Aromatherapy & Sea-Salt Soak and such hourlong sessions as the Invigorating Remineralizing Soak and the Firming Body Wrap.

JuJu Spa: Indoor & Outdoor Relaxation Close to the Merrimack River

Any stay here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa is enhanced by some quality time in the JuJu Spa sauna, its heated pool or hot tub within the enchanting Solarium, and around the fire pit in the outdoor lounge area. Sip a suitably refreshing libation, enjoy tasty spa bites, and gaze over our resort property after (or in between) world-class massages and nourishing body wraps.

Booking a Spa Session at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

We recommend booking a session at JuJu Spa at least two or three weeks in advance. You can do so online right here, or give us a ring at 978.419.4086.

Luxury Spa-Going: Just Part of the Hospitality Experience at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa in Tyngsborough, MA

The perfection of a spa treatment, hot-tub soak, and firepit hangout at JuJu Spa makes but one distillation of the four-star, service-first hospitality we offer here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa. Here’s some of what you’ll get to combine with spa-going during a stay at our Merrimack River resort.

Wining & Dining at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

The Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa epicurean experience, for instance, beautifully complements our world-class spa service. Besides the food-and-beverage menu available at the spa itself, you can bring your wellness-revved appetite over to Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse, dazzling diners with a seasonally informed Mediterranean-French menu overseen by Executive Chef Moe Bisher.

From hot and cold mezza small plates to such entrees as Prime Sirloin, Mediterranean Sea Bass Filet, and the Shawarma Beef Burger, you’ll enjoy truly rave-worthy cookery at Pino reflecting Chef Bisher’s prestigious and globe-hopping culinary background and his creative, thoughtful aesthetic in the kitchen.

Our Pasha cognac and cigar lounge, meanwhile, will shortly offer one of the Tyngsborough area’s most elegant epicurean experiences: a warm, relaxing retreat for pairing the perfect cognac with the perfect cigar, or enjoying laidback conversation or quiet reflection over coffee, tea, and other refreshments.

Then there’s the intimate, one-of-a-kind dining and tasting experience available in The Vault, our Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa wine cellar: rather delightfully attained by a “hidden passage” and boasting better than 60,000 bottles of the most exquisite varietals in the world. The appreciation of fine wine is woven into the fabric of our resort, and The Vault is our shrine of sorts to that pursuit. Here’s a genuine vino treasure-house to delight the most discerning of oenophiles, deliciously near at hand to our guest rooms and suites.

Our Four-Diamond Accommodations Along the Merrimack River

Those 30 guest rooms and suites of ours—distinguished by upscale features such as fireplaces, jetted tubs, marble bathrooms, and private balconies—combine elegance and comfort in impeccable balance. Our accommodations make the perfect home base in Tyngsborough, MA!

Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa: A Wellness Destination Unto Itself in Tyngsborough, MA

Brush up those groundstrokes and volleys of yours on our tennis courts, work out in the on-site fitness center, access local Merrimack River trails: There’s much more to discover about Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa.

Convenient as our location is to many area attractions, there’s a remarkable amount to do—and ample opportunities for luxurious leisure—right on and around our grounds. That very much includes quality time in JuJu Spa, needless to say!

Book a Spa Escape in Tyngsborough, MA at Chateau Merrimack

Come find out for yourself how immersive and replenishing a session or three in JuJu Spa can be! Lock down your stylish accommodations here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa, and make your advance reservations for a massage, soak, wrap, or other treatment at our swoon-worthy on-site wellness facility. We look forward to hosting you—and pampering you—soon!

Exclusive Tyngsborough, MA Specials & Offers  

Any excuse to indulge in our AAA Four-Star, Four-Diamond hospitality here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa ought to be taken, in our humble opinion.

But when it comes to truly irresistible opportunities for a stay here at our Tyngsborough, MA property, it’s hard to beat one of our special accommodation packages. From themed stays to holiday experiences, these exclusive offers tend to be just what the doctor ordered for a well-deserved getaway.

Special Offers & Exclusive Packages for a Tyngsborough, MA Getaway at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

We suggest keeping a close eye on our Special Offers & Exclusive Packages page here at the Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa website. That way, you stay abreast of all the latest offerings and don’t miss out on that perfect vacation opportunity!

To give you a sense of what sorts of packages we make available, though, let’s dig into a couple that are currently on offer at our stylish, luxurious resort along the Merrimack River, right up against the New Hampshire border.

The Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa Valentine’s Day Package

Lovebirds ought to take notice of our Valentine’s Day Package, for instance, which is available all throughout the month of February. It’s the ideal surprise for that one-and-only sweetheart of yours—a way to make that February 14th holiday (or thereabouts) something truly memorable.

This package provides the two of you with overnight accommodations in one of our Chateau Merrimack guest rooms (with room upgrades available). You’ll receive a welcome amenity upon your arrival and be treated to some pitch-perfect accouterments for a Valentine’s occasion: a bottle of bubbly, a bouquet of red roses, and some decadent chocolate-covered strawberries.

That’s not all, either. Our Valentine’s Day Package also provides you and your main squeeze with a Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu for Two: a four-course dinner experience at our very own world-class restaurant, Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse (more on this establishment later!). In other words, your date-night meal is all taken care of, and yours to enjoy at leisure mere steps from the luxurious private haven that is your Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa guest room.

A Tyngsborough, MA Bed & Breakfast Package at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

Another exclusive package currently on our Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa roster is the Bed & Breakfast Package, a blissful opportunity to relish our Four-Diamond accommodations and the culinary delights of our on-site restaurant in one go.

Your overnight accommodations with us come with up to two breakfast vouchers for a unique morning meal at Pino. There’s really no better combo…

Top-Tier Amenities to Enjoy With a Vacation Package at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

Whatever special offer or exclusive package you choose for a Chateau Merrimack escape, you’ll have access to our complete array of upscale on-site amenities: a big part of what makes our Tyngsborough, MA property along the Merrimack such a refined—and rejuvenating—destination. (Alongside, naturally, our comprehensive, service-first mentality, the backbone of the rarefied hospitality we specialize in.)

Those on-site Chateau Merrimack amenities include our JuJu Spa, there to supply you with the bone-deep relaxation and stress-vaporizing pampering appropriate for getting into full-on vacation mode.

Along with the premium lineup of treatment options—massages, facials, body wraps, soaks, manicures, pedicures, and more—JuJu Spa offers a solarium with a retractable roof, indoor pool, and hot tub as well as a sauna and steam rooms. Outdoor lounge areas close at hand—complete with fire pits, sweeping views of our property, and full food and beverage service—tempt you for a fresh-air idyll in between treatments.

And then, as we’ve already mentioned, there’s our stellar resort restaurant, Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse. This exceptional eatery comes helmed by Executive Chef Moe Bisher, who draws upon his Haifa and Jerusalem heritage as well as extensive tutelage and wide-ranging culinary explorations to provide Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa guests with some of the region’s best dining.

With experience in multiple high-end kitchens and investigations of pan-Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisines in places such as Lebanon, Cyprus, Dubai, Jordan, and Turkey under his belt, Chef Bisher delved into the rich tradition of French cookery upon immigrating to the United States. All of that careful study and honing of craft—not to mention a singular culinary vision and creativity—comes wonderfully reflected in Pino’s Mediterranean-French menu.

A meal here might begin with Tabbouleh or Harira Soup. Irresistible mezza platters here range from such cold dishes as Hummus, Baba Ghannouj, Labneh, and Kebbeh Nayeh Beef Tartare to such hot mezza as Fried Kibbeh, Char-Grilled Chicken Wings, Falafel, and Crispy Calameri served with a tahini tartar sauce.

From Shakshuka and Shrimp Provencale to the Shawarma Beef Burger, Kofta Lamb & Beef, Black Tiger Prawns, and Mediterranean Sea Bass Filet, Pino entrees are absolutely swoon-worthy. So, mind you, are the desserts, including Apricot Muhalabiya and Baklawa.

And all of this plated-up goodness is yours to enjoy alongside a diverse beverage list: from specialty cocktails and draft beer to wines (unsurprisingly, given Chateau Merrimack’s extraordinary, 60,000-bottle-strong wine cellar, the Vault).

The epicurean delights of Pico come complemented, meanwhile, by our Pasha cognac/cigar lounge (Spring 2023): an oasis within an oasis, and one of the secret treasures of our resort.

Escape to Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa in Tyngsborough, MA With One of Our Getaway Packages

Again, we urge you to check in regularly with our Special Offers & Exclusive Packages, as we commonly rotate in new and seasonal offerings.

Whichever of these packages you choose, rest assured you’ll be enjoying the pinnacle of Tyngsborough, MA upscale lodgings here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa, a mere 35 miles north of Boston but worlds away from big-city hustle and bustle. You can’t do better than our 30 signature rooms and suites, backed up by the across-the-board service we provide each and every one of our guests.

Treat yourself to some hard-earned “me-time” along the Merrimack River: blissing out in our massage rooms, saunas, and hot tub, savoring exceptional Mediterranean-French fare at our restaurant, and otherwise tasting the full extent of our luxury hospitality. Book your getaway at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa today!

Romantic Hotels in Tyngsborough, MA

Whether for Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary, a honeymoon, or any other occasion with that special somebody, look no further than Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa for the utmost in romantic accommodations.

Our Tyngsborough, Massachusetts resort—a beautiful reinvention of the time-honored Stonehenge Inn & Spa along the Merrimack River—provides a singular hospitality experience in a tucked-away countryside setting, remarkably easy to reach from the hubbub of Boston.

Treat that sweetheart of yours to a truly exceptional—a truly one-of-a-kind—retreat here at Chateau Merrimack.

Romance Along the Merrimack River at Our Four Diamond Resort

Right upon arrival, the two of you will swoon over our bucolic setting near the banks of the Merrimack, and the quiet, refined elegance that defines our aesthetic.

That elegance certainly extends to our signature guest rooms and suites, which serve as dreamy private romantic oases. Outfitted with such fit-for-royalty features as marble bathrooms, jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies, these accommodations have amour written all over them!

Then there’s the scintillating haven of our JuJu Spa, which alongside a world-class menu of massages, facials, body wraps, and other treatments delights the senses with its solarium—complete with a retractable roof as well as an indoor pool and hot tub—and its sauna and steam rooms. Outdoor lounge areas and view-rich firepits serve as the icing on the cake for a spa experience here at Chateau Merrimack.

Date-night dining comes easy courtesy of our very own Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse, featuring the immaculate French-Mediterranean-Middle Eastern cuisine of Executive Chef Moe Bisher. A romantic meal here might ease into gear with dishes such as Harira Soup, Warak Enab Stuffed Grape Leaves, and Basterma Charcuterie, then advance into Crispy Calamari, Black Tiger Prawns, Shakshuka, or Kofta Lamb & Beef—to name but a few entree possibilities. Throw in specialty cocktails and a lavish wine list, and you’re off to the races.

Pino comes complemented by our 60,000-bottle-strong wine vault and our Pasha cigar and cognac lounge, giving you multiple options for gazing-into-one-another’s-eyes communion on the Chateau Merrimack grounds.

The Valentine’s Day Package at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

Available the full month of February, our Valentine’s Day Package offers the perfect romantic escape here at Chateau Merrimack. It enhances guest-room accommodations here with a welcome amenity, bouquet of roses, bottle of bubbly, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

The two of you will also enjoy a Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu consisting of a four-course dinner for two here at the resort, plus the option of couples massages, body treatments, or facials.

Reserve Your Romantic Idyll at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa Today

We hope you’ll choose Chateau Merrimack for your pitch-perfect romantic escape in the Greater Boston area. Don’t wait another minute to secure your swoon-worthy AAA Four Diamond accommodations here along the Merrimack River!

Best Hotels for Merrimack Winter Activities

Enjoy the finest in luxury accommodations in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts here at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa this winter, and weave in some seasonal activities—indoors and out—while you soak up our refined hospitality.

Here’s but a casual survey of just some of the wintertime fun you can get up to while calling our AAA Four Diamond resort along the Merrimack River home.

Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

Your upscale guest room or suite here at Chateau Merrimack puts you within easy reach of some fine circuits for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or winter hiking.

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away, for example, you’ll find the thousand-plus acres of the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest, a lovely preserve ranging from the Spruce Swamp and other ethereal timbered wetlands to the upland woods of Whortleberry and Huckleberry hills. The expansive trail system makes for wonderful winter explorations (and a good huff-and-puff sort of workout).

Other nearby options for winter trails include the 80-acre grounds of the Sherburne Nature Center, the trail system of which included four groomed routes, and the Hunter Property along the Merrimack River. A bit farther afield, consider North Andover’s Farnsworth Reservation and, just across the state border, the Yudicky Farm Conservation Area near Nashua, New Hampshire.


Within easy day-tripping distance of Chateau Merrimack, you can take to the beloved and long-used slopes of the Nashoba Valley Ski Area, a regional fixture since 1964. Host to more than a dozen trails and a popular terrain park, Nashoba Valley serves not only downhill skiers and snowboarders but tubing enthusiasts, who have the biggest snowtubing facility in New England at their disposal here.

Ice Skating & Hockey

Whether for some leisurely loops or fast-paced puck action, local rinks offer their own timeless winter pleasures. Over in historic Lowell, Massachusetts, only a few miles from Chateau Merrimack, you’ll find the John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink, which offers both public ice skating as well as hockey.

Tyngsborough itself includes the Skate 3 Ice Arena, with a variety of both youth and adult hockey programs and sessions.

Winter R&R at Chateau Merrimack Resort & Spa

When you aren’t out and about on winter trails, slopes, and skating rinks, you’ll find yourself cozily pampered in first-class style here at Chateau Merrimack. Ease those snowshoeing- or snowboarding-weary muscles in our sumptuous JuJu Spa, whether on the massage table or marinating in the sauna. Marvel at the perfection on your plate at our Pino Mediterranean Steakhouse, or sip some soul-nourishing vino from our astonishing Vault, repository for some 60,000 bottles of fine wine.

Throughout, you’ll relish our pastoral beauty, tranquil ambience, and timeless elegance: the perfect wintertime retreat along the Merrimack, and only 35 miles north of Boston. Reserve your signature guest room or suite here at Chateau Merrimack today, and join us for winter recreation—and rejuvenation.