Winter Getaways in Central MA


Posted: December 1, 2022

The winter months around here bring with them chilly weather and warm retreats. Bask in New England’s old fashioned charm by the light of a crackling fireplace and cozy up at these local spots for an evening, a weekend or an extended stay. 

Beechwood Hotel

Beechwood Hotel 

For the ski bunnies in the crowd, Beechwood Hotel offers a warm welcome after a day on the slopes at Ski Ward, about 10 minutes from the mountain. With 52 sleekly decorated guest rooms and 21 elegantly appointed suites, the exceptional service, amenities and accommodations make this AAA Four-Diamond boutique hotel a coveted destination for a winter weekend escape. 


Publick House Historic Inn

Publick House Historic Inn 

To experience the true charm of New England, be sure to visit the Publick House Historic Inn this season. This Sturbridge landmark is a historical ode to the area and a wonderful spot for winter dining and overnight stays.  


AC Marriott Worcester

AC Marriott, Worcester 

You can spend an entire day exploring downtown Worcester when your hotel is just a few steps away. Enjoy an evening at AC Marriott, complete with pillow-top mattresses and smart TVs with premium channels. Gather your family around the fireplace in the lobby after stopping by the lounge in the evening for craft beer and tapas. 


Laurel Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Laurel Ridge Bed & Breakfast 

Warren’s Laurel Ridge Bed & Breakfast prides itself on being an oasis for privacy, peace and quiet, and New England’s “off-grid” B&B, powered entirely by sun and wind. The wood-lined lobby is complete with leather chairs and a fireplace fit for any cold-weather retreater. 


Courtyard Worcester

Courtyard Worcester 

With a host of amenities including (but not limited to!) free Wi-Fi, an onsite restaurant and bar, and a fitness center, Courtyard Worcester is a solid contender for a local stay. After a winter dip in their indoor pool, curl up with a good book in your own bed or fireside in the lobby.


photo credit: John Collins at Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Inn

An hour from Boston, Springfield, Hartford and Rhode Island, The Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges offer modern amenities in a country setting. The Old Sturbridge Inn (Oliver Wight House) features historic queen rooms and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Old Sturbridge Village has a total of 39 rooms and 29 Lodge Rooms, with 10 queen rooms in the historic Old Sturbridge Inn. Old Sturbridge Village offers a multitude of casual and fine dining experiences with two taverns on property.


Comfort Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn & Suites 

Unwind after a long day of wintertime fun and enjoy the comfort of your own suite at Comfort Inn & Suites. The next morning, treat yourself to a complimentary hot breakfast, amidst a variety of other wonderful accommodations. 


Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center


Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center 

Whether you’re traveling with family or for work, Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center offers a fully equipeed conference and meeting space nestled among 203 elegantly decorated guest rooms. Enjoy a night of playing games in the arcade or getting drinks at the lounge. At less than an hour's drive from Boston, Springield, Hartford (CT) and Providence (RI), this spot is well worth a trip to offer attendees both fun and functionality.