Hotel on Cedar Lake features a private beach, historical tavern, and lounge; minutes from Old Sturbridge Village
Hotel at a Glance: Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Located on Cedar Lake, this comfortable hotel offers plenty of things to do in the form of a game room, fitness area, and an indoor pool. There’s also the onsite Oxhead Tavern, a lakeside restaurant constructed in 1820 that specializes in New- England-style dishes such as crab cakes with lemon aioli.
- Where you’ll stay: Standard rooms feature cable or satellite TV, free WiFi, and bathrooms with granite countertops; most units include patios or balconies with views of Cedar Lake or the indoor garden atrium.
- Enjoy extra perks thanks to a $25 daily resort credit (included in select options) that can be used toward add-ons such as room service, use of the fire pit, and hotel restaurant dining credit.
- Relax in the hot tub and a heated indoor pool.
- Watch the game on the big-screen TVs in VIP’s Lounge, where you’ll also be able to enjoy a drink and a snack.
- Day trip idea: The hotel is only minutes away from Old Sturbridge Village—a living museum that recreates 19th-century New England with costumed villagers, a working farm, and more.
Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Living Colonial Museums near Six Flags New England
Central Massachusetts is somewhat hidden away between The Berkshires and the coast, but there’s a lot to do here no matter what the season. Old Sturbridge Village is one of America’s oldest and largest living museums, a place where historians dress in period costume and visitors can practice arts and crafts. The village looks to re-create what New England life was like between 1790 and 1830, and it features a working farm, three water-powered mills, and nearly 60 antique buildings.
The attractions are more modern in nearby Springfield. It’s home to Six Flags New England, where you can ride rollercoasters until your brain turns to cotton candy. On particularly warm days, you can head to amusement park’s attached water park—known as Hurricane Harbor—to float down lazy rivers or catch a wave in the 500,000-gallon Commotion Ocean.