Three Winter Getaway Ideas in Central Mass

Posted: December 4, 2018

The winter months are a perfect excuse to spend a night in Central Mass. Soak in New England’s old fashioned charm by the light of a crackling fireplace and forget the world outside. There won’t be enough snowflakes in the world to chill your jolly mood when you’re with good company in Central Mass. 


photo credit: John Collins at Old Sturbridge Village

The Old Sturbridge Village Inn includes ten rooms at the Oliver Wight House, built in 1789. Four poster beds and dignified embroidered bathrobes will transport you back in time.

The glass-paneled nook of Avellino’s dining room is a perfect place to take in views of the historic town of Sturbridge. Handcrafted wood carvings lend a primitive touch to each table.

The Publick House

At The Publick House you can dine and stay in a historic 1771 Inn. An extensive homemade menu is offered at both the Historic Tap Room and Ebenezer's Tavern, and the Inn offers three unique lodging facilities.


Worcester Common

The epic stained glass dome at the center of Sonoma Restaurant is just a glimmer of The Beechwood Hotel’s elegant ambience. You can spend hours examining the Hotel’s private art collection on the way up to your suite, so take your time.

Call for Lock 50’s complimentary car service to whisk you to Water Street where you’ll grab a cocktail on the patio in one of the warm and luminescent igloos.

Take a stroll to look at the street art and then treat yourself to a fine steak at the One Eleven Chop House on Shrewsbury Street. Be sure to save room for dessert.

Blackstone Valley

No trip is complete without a stop at Vaillancourt Folk Art

Book your room at the Grafton Inn, a Federal-style home built in 1805. Wander through the Willard House & Clock Museum or take a jaunt through Purgatory Chasm if the weather is still accommodating.

Make sure to step off at Whittier Farms and Vaillancourt Folk Art to get into the holiday spirit. Vaillancourt Folk Art offers hand painted collectible chalkware heirlooms in their retail gallery along with a Christmas museum.