Central Massachusetts welcome guests to rest in the lap of history
As the home state of Plymouth Rock and several critical sites of the American Revolution, Massachusetts is arguably among the most historic places in the United States. Historic hotels and inns are numerous in Central MA. Many of these Colonial-era or 18th- and 19th-century hotels and inns boast period furnishings and owners who are more than happy to discuss the period with visitors. Highlights of Central Massachusetts, in addition to the towns of Sturbridge, Worcester, and Marlborough, are Old Sturbridge Village, a replica of a 19th-century New England farming town; Quabbin Reservoir, with fishing, hiking, and picnicking; Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in Princeton; Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon; and lots of wonderful farms and orchards that welcome visitors.
369 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
Relive America’s history – then sleep in.
Celebrate America’s living history and settle in adjacent to the museum at the 10-room Oliver Wight House built in 1789 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Charmingly intimate, the rooms here and at the Reeder Family Lodges all feature free wireless internet and free continental breakfast. Oliver Wright House guests also enjoy queen-sized cherry four-poster canopy beds, embroidered bathrobes and slippers and adjoining room options for large parties. Enjoy a swimming pool, playground, and a collection of 19th-century toy and game baskets. All reservations come with discounted admission to OSV and there are special packages and discounts available to OSV members and for weddings and other select Village events. Signature Touch spa services are also now available at the cottages.
277 Main Street - Route 131
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
New England’s Past is Present
America’s past and a rural New England setting stir the soul at this historic landmark Inn. Yankee hospitality, homemade food and comfortable lodgings are just part of the 18th century ambiance. Spacious guest rooms and suites are alive with period antiques and reproductions in the Publick House Historic Inn and adjacent Chamberlain House with the Country Motor Lodge a short walk away through an apple orchard. Rooms offer air conditioning, cable television, private baths, wireless high speed Internet and complimentary toiletries. Traditional and casual Yankee fare from a light lunch to a more hearty meal, specialty drinks and desserts can be savored in the Tap Room and Ebenezer’s Tavern open seven days a week. Stop by for the gifts and goods turned out daily by the 18th century bake shoppe.