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At the crossroads of New England the Publick House Historic Inn is one-quarter mile from the junction of the Boston - New York and Springfield - Providence highways with entrances on each route. It is also conveniently situated one mile from Exit 9 on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Within easy reach of these main arteries the Publick House is far enough off the beaten path so that its quiet beauty and charm is not affected. Travelers say that it is the only place to stop between New York and Boston. Centrally located for New England travelers it is near several metropolitan areas and well-situated for stopovers on long journeys.
The Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge Massachusetts where good food comes out of our Yankee ovens and warm hospitality greets every guest. Ebenezer Crafts opened the Inn in 1771 as a gathering place for citizens of Sturbridge and weary travelers along the Boston Post Road. In 1923 the property was purchased as a boarding house for women and renamed The Elms. During the 1940 then owner Richard Paige leased the property to the US Army as a post for soldiers en route for training. The Publick House during this time moved across the common to a large white house. Not one day has been missed in providing good hospitality in over 230 years. Since 1771 Publick House Inn has been the lodging and dining hub for esteemed visitors from George Washington Benjamin Franklin and General Lafayette to present day travelers such as actors Bill Murray Susan St. James and John Travolta. Today the old world spirit continues welcoming guests with open hearths and Yankee hospitality. The dining room features an indulging array of duck lamb lobster and other specialty meat and seafood dishes including a traditional Thanksgiving fare available all year long.
Pets allowed but a charge of USD 15 plus tax applies.