Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Bay Path Motel

Well, I guess that little piece of hospitality history, in the photo to the left, is well know by many. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

"Is now the closed "economy" motel on RT 20 across from Riverview Ave., west end of Sturbridge... Don't you just love that sign!

Tom C"


Are you serious about where the Bay Path Motel is?

If you are, some history. The motel is located at 682 Main Street and was built in 1978 by George Crompton, an English bloke, and he and his (very nice) family ran it until 2001. It was then sold to Yen Hospitality and, in 2006, changed owners again to Fiskdale Hospitality LLC.

The last time I went by it was an Econo Lodge.

Janet Celuzza"


I believe the Bay Path Motel is on rte 20 in the area across from G  & F Industries near the Brimfield town line. It is still there and has a different name and is for sale.  
A few more details come to mind  the Bay Path is on rte 20 across from Riverview road and is for sale and I believe the last name it had was Econo Lodge.

Liz Banks"

1 comment:

  1. Digging through an old bin, came across a room key for the Bay Path Motel. Stayed there with my mom back in . . . gosh, maybe 1978 or 1980. It was old then, a real holdover from the old motor coach places. The key tag reads "Bay Path Motel, RT 20, Sturbridge, MA 01566. 21. Drop in any mail box, we guarantee postage.


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