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Publick House Historic Inn

On the Common, 277 Main Street - Route 131, Post Office Box 187, Sturbridge, MA 01566-0187
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Ranked #2 of 4 Sturbridge B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an easy and affordable overnight stop for us as we travel from Maine to points south for family visits. We appreciate the garden plantings and the ample green space to stretch our travel legs. We've stayed here at least a half a dozen times and appreciate the charm plus the attentiveness of the staff. Our most recent visit... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We arrived just in time for a snowstorm to begin. We were warming welcomed. Although we had made reservations for the main dining room, due to weather changes, we were changed to the Tavern. It was an excellent dinner - clam chowder, lobster Mac and cheese for my husband and clam chowder and butternut squash ravioli for myself. The rooms... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There is no place like the Publick House. I began staying at the Publick House several years ago when my son was attending college in Rhode Island and now it is my favorite place to stay when I head east. My most recent visit was Halloween 2014. I have enjoyed the seasonal decoration for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and thought... More 

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Publick House is an historic inn frequented by George Washington and me. It's just off the main route from Boston to Philadelphia and is typical of the finer dining inns in New England. Beautiful all year long, but especially wonderous during the Christmas, with beautiful decorations by my friend Michelle Bernard-Bernier! I've never had a bad meal there and service... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We spend New Years Eve over at the Publick House Country Lodge. We booked a King Room which was spacious, but only 60 degrees when we walked in. The room was and general property was very run down. Kinda got a Motel 6 feel to it. It then took 10 minutes to figure out how to run the space heater.... More 

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Beacon, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you love history and ambiance, the Publick House is for you! It is a New England Inn, catering to people who like elegance and a comfy homey atmosphere. The wood beams in many places seem original. It is from 1771. The staff are some of the nicest, friendliest people we have ever met. From the waiters & waitresses to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

When we arrived for a two day stay, attending a wedding. We were first given a room in the motel section, which was nowhere near the main buildings where the events would be taking place. After walking in to the King Room, we both smelled mold and a heavy attempt at covering it up. It was raining and I think... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On a visit to Sturbridge Village in October for foliage viewing I stayed at the Public House Historic Inn. In was built in 1791. I was fortunate enough to stay in the original part of the Inn about 225 years old. The Floors slanted down about six inches from wall to wall due to settling. The original timbers are still... More 

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We stayed in the pet friendly motel section of the Publick House on the first night of a cross country trip as we have done on past journeys. Room was just OK although the room rate was significantly higher than we remember even though the motel section was mostly empty. First change noticed was that refrigerators had been removed from... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed in the historic inn, built 1700-something. This was great, very atmospheric : uneven floor and walls, creaking antique furniture, etc. And the historic inn is well worth exploring - lots of quaint little rooms. You would need to be mobile though - lots of tight staircases and narrow corners (built 1700-something remember... Looking at some of the other... More 

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