Sturbridge and The Pioneer Valley Hotels


The Publick House


At a Glance


  • Colonial ambience and architecture
  • historical significance
  • log fires and candlelight throughout


  • rattling pipes
  • thin walls
  • small bathrooms

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The Publick House Review

Step back in time at this rambling 1771 inn, where the guest rooms have wide plank floors, period antiques and reproductions, and canopy beds. The public areas, including several dining rooms and a tavern, have the original woodwork and fireplaces. The whole property, with 60 surrounding acres, sits on the picturesque Town Green. It also owns and maintains the neighboring Chamberlain House, consisting of six suites, and the Country Motor Lodge, with spacious, no-frills, motel-style rooms.

    Hotel Details

  • 14 rooms, 3 suites in main inn.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Publick House Historic Inn Review

    Tired. It doesn't have a soul anymore. Who is the manager anyways? Our meals were just adequate at breakfast. Grounds is still beautiful and the place looks the same, but the staff? Tourist place for sure. Go to the Old Sturbridge Village while in town. The bartender efficient. Look around for some other "Historic" Inn. Be sure to stay in the original house if you must stay.

    by AMA_NADRI, 4/25/11

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