When you stay at Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center in Sturbridge, you'll be minutes from Old Sturbridge Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the 233 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Head down to the water and enjoy a day at the private beach, or take advantage of other recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom.
At Vienna Restaurant and Historic Inn's Austria-inspired getaway, chef and owner Jonathan Krach maintains a culinary dialogue with Europe more than 100 years after his grandfather passed through Ellis Island en route to the United States. The restaurant's plentiful dining rooms each have their own working fireplaces where visitors can cozy up and dig into plates of beef stroganoff and smoked pork shanks. In one of the dining areas, a portrait of Emperor Franz Joseph directs his gaze over white linen tablecloths, intricate light fixtures, and gold-colored walls, waiting patiently for the return of the Habsburg Empire or for someone to tickle his whiskers. Listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places, Vienna Restaurant and Historic Inn boasts Italianate Revival architecture with 12-foot ceilings and a Mansard-style roof. Two-hundred-year-old copper beech trees ward off hot sunrays on the outdoor patio, and a dwarf japanese maple tree on the front porch hovers over shoulders to catch a glimpse of the day's paper. On cool nights, an outdoor patio fireplace warms guests. The hotel portion of the building comprises five two-room guest suites, each with unique decorations
In 1935, the Wells family sought out a place to display their massive collection of New England antiquities. When they couldn't find one that was sufficient, they decided to build a museum. Since its founding, Old Sturbridge Village?a living-history museum with its own rich history?has granted visitors a chance to experience New England life in the 19th-century firsthand.
As they navigate a town and rustic countryside filled with 40 historic buildings, including an old schoolhouse, mansion homes, and three water-powered mills, visitors encounter heritage farm animals and interpreters in period costume. At regular times throughout the day, specific sites become interactive. A shoemaker cobbles a new pair of shoes, a blacksmith submerges steaming hunks of metal, and a soldier makes lifelike musket sounds with his mouth?all for the benefit of live audiences. Throughout the year, events such as cooking and craft-making classes further enhance the educational experience.
Though he’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America whose resumé spans stints across the U.S., Brian Treitman has never lost his affinity for one food—roadside barbecue. At B.T.'s Smokehouse, Brian pays homage to multiple styles of Southern barbecue, starting with dry rubbing each cut of meat, from the pork shoulder and beef brisket to both types of ribs, in a blend of spices. He then places the slabs into a Southern Pride smoker, where the velvety plumes from local apple and hickory wood slowly cook the meat for up to 14 hours.
The cuts emerge with a crisp, blackened exterior surrounding a juicy, fall-apart-soft interior, and are plated with cornbread and sides such as collard greens and mac ’n’ cheese. Brian's approach has earned him a loyal following, a spot on Worcester'sBestChef.com's 2011 People's Choice Awards, and at least two awkwardly long hugs from diners.
The Original Wedding Expo unites local wedding vendors with soon-to-be brides and grooms, presenting a day filled with gowns, cakes, and flowers. Marriage-minded attendees field questions to dozens of merchants fluent in wedding planning and etiquette, settling quandaries over what's appropriate to throw at newlyweds??rice, birdseed, or baseballs. DJs and live bands provide a soundtrack as guests chat with photographers and browse the bridal-gown sale, whose more than 150 dresses showcase the modern and classic styles. At 2:00 p.m., a fashion show exhibits elegant and fun dresses for the entire bridal party, presenting suitable attire for best friends, family members, and over-sentimental mannequins. The expo automatically enters registered attendees into raffles for grand prizes such as a honeymoon, limousine or tuxedo rentals, and a designer wedding cake.
Todd Sullivan and Tim Daley, the brewmasters at Pioneer Brewing Company, brew their golden mixtures of fresh hops, malts, and barley into an eclectic array of frothy beers with a focus on freshness and community. Each of Pioneer's beers⎯including the American nitro stout, American pale ale, and spring doppelbock⎯are brewed to not only meet their own exceedingly high standards, but particularly the high standards of their friends, regulars, and the local beer lovers who bathe in it. Todd and Tim relish their microbrew status and 150-acre Hyland apple-orchard setting, and plan to stay small in order to continue the tradition of crafting only the finest brews for themselves and their community.