Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, Southbridge, Mass
When construction on the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center began in 2000, the aim was to preserve and restore the architectural heritage of the American Optical Company, an eyeglass and optics manufacturer and innovator that called Southbridge, MA, home for 160 years. The result – which seamlessly blended historic touches like a brick façade, grand spiraling staircase and hand-carved marble fireplace with light-infusing floor-to-ceiling windows – was a one-of-a-kind combination of contemporary aesthetic and traditional New England charm.
The room/board fee (prices below) will include:
- Delicious meals all weekend (all meals Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch)
- A comfortable room with free wifi, ergonomic chairs and spacious desks
- Access to pool, fitness center, racquetball and basketball
- Morning coffee, afternoon refreshments in lobby
- Shades lounge with pool and darts
- Meeting rooms with comfy chairs
- All taxes and gratuity
The Kindling Words special price for a one-person room will be $245 per night ($735 total for Thurs/Fri/Sat)
The Kindling Words special price per person in a double room will be $190 per night ($570 total for Thurs/Fri/Sat)
Getting to Southbridge
Southbridge is approximately 1 hour from Boston, and 2 hours 45 minutes from Manhattan. It is 10 minutes from the intersection of I-90 and I-84.
From Boston Logan airport, you can reach Southbridge by taking a train from South Station to Worcester, and transferring to Southbridge. Shuttle service and Uber/Lyft/taxis are also an option.
Other options include Bradley International Airport (about 1 hour away) and Worcester Regional Airport (offering limited flights) – just 20 miles away.