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Recent Central Massachusetts property reviews
"This house is just amazing. Stunning location, beautifully maintained, the owners have taken a great deal of care to ensure that everything you could need and more is provided. As good as the listing photographs are, they do not do the house justice! We absolutely LOVED the new king bed, and the work on the bedroom ceilings. We have two boys, aged 8 and 6, and we all had the most wonderful week swimming, rowing, fishing, and just relaxing. The boys had a blast playing with the friendly ducks who visited us every day! (We had no problems with geese - in fact, we didn't see a goose the whole week!) This was our second time staying at this property, and it will certainly not be our last. Thank you so much for providing such a perfect setting for the perfect family holiday."Guest: PDTS Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 28, 2013View listing
"We stayed 3 months and it was outstanding. Everything we needed was in the apartment. Though Barra didn't have a mall, it wasn't too far to get to one.I would defo ( BRITISH FOE DEFONITLY) recommend staying at maple grove fzrm to anyone who wants a little peace a quiet..."Guest: BJ Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: March 30, 2014View listing
"My husband, 4 children, and I spent a week here. I am originally from MA and still have a lot of family in the area. The proximity was perfect and close to 395 and RT 16 as well as a new shopping plaza with grocery store, Panera, and Starbucks. My kids spent their days fishing off the dock and paddling in the lake. There was a little island that the kids were able to pull up to and explore, they dubbed it Gilligan's Island :) When it rained they played ping pong, board games, and trains. There is even a side yard where they played soccer and raced airplanes! The home itself beautifully decorated and instantly feels like home. The kitchen was so large and all of my children and guests were able to sit up to the counter to help prepare meals. The house is stocked with everything you could possibly need on vacation. The kids room was set up perfectly for multiple kids. My kids were so excited to have "sleep overs' every night and the room could have easily accommodated four more children with the pull out trundles. The master bedroom featured the most comfortable king bed and a lovely panoramic view of the lake. I can easily say that this was my most relaxing trip back home to see family! Thank you for allowing us to utilize your vacation home and we hope to be back again next summer!"Guest: Julie M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014View listing
"What a great place for a winter getaway with kids. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the frozen lake. We also had easy access to Nashoba Valley for tubing and Wachusett Mountain for skiing. We ate breakfast and dinner in the house almost every day because of the nice kitchen. This house is great for families! Very cozy!"Guest: Bri Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 13, 2014View listing
Central Massachusetts Travel Tips
Getting to Central Massachusetts Vacation Rentals
The Central Massachusetts region is easily accessible from most major cities on the northeastern coast including Boston, New York, Providence and Newport. The city of Worcester is the central hub for the region and approximately 38 miles from Boston and 178 miles from New York City. Worcester has a regional airport which receives flights from Washington,New York City and from as far afield as Florida. Most visitors traveling from further afield will fly into Boston Logan Airport. From there, you can pick up a rental car and explore the region at your own pace. Amtrak also have regular rail links with Worcester and other major towns in the region; this is a great way to travel around.
Things to See and Do near Central Massachusetts Lake Houses
The museums of Central Massachusetts offer some interesting insights into the history and culture of the region. Some feature historical artifacts while others provide a tribute to artists, cultural icons and specific industries. The Willard House and Clock Museum is housed in a 1718-era homestead and shows a workshop that dates back to 1766. There is a wide collection of new and antique clocks displayed in the museum. The Worcester Historical Museum is the place to go if you want to learn more about the famous personalities that shaped the development of the region.
Many of the farms and orchards welcome visitors. There are often farm stores where you can buy fresh produce and home-made ciders. The region also has a host of micro-breweries and distilleries. You can visit and tour the premises to see the process of beer making. Afterward, you get to sample some of the brew and let the brewmaster know what you think of his efforts. The wineries produce wines from grapes as well as other fruits, making for an interesting tasting experience.
Throughout the summer season, there is a wide range of events and activities. Live shows, concerts and festivals attract visitors from the eastern cities throughout the season. Performances are provided by modern rock artists, symphony orchestras, and simple hometown musicians.
There are several amusement parks which are great fun for the whole family. The Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides are located in Douglas. There are three giant slides that provide nonstop entertainment for the kids. The Coco Key Water Resort in Fitchburg is another firm favorite for families. The Davis Farmland and Mega Maze provides great fun for people of all ages. A huge adventure corn maze will test your navigation skills. There is also an area where kids can interact with different farm animals.
Seasons to Visit Central Massachusetts Waterfront Rentals
Central Massachusetts can be visited year-round, depending on your interests. The area is particularly scenic and has an extensive road network. While the majority of visitors pass through in the summertime, the spring and fall seasons are when the region is particularly beautiful. The contrasting colors and clear blue skies create fantastic photographic opportunities. Because it is an agricultural and farming community, the harvesting season is one of the most popular times to visit. Many of the orchards welcome visitors and you can pick your own fruit from the trees. There are often events and festivals that happen around this time of year.
Visitors to Massachusetts Vacation Rentals
With the diverse range of attractions and activities available in Central Massachusetts, no visitor will be bored. But those who enjoy beautiful scenery, quaint villages and towns will perhaps appreciate it a little more. There is a friendly and relaxed ambiance throughout the region and visitors will feel welcomed wherever they go. There are also many trails that hikers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy exploring.