Getting to BCBS

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BCBS is located in central Massachusetts, about 2 miles north of Barre center. By car, we are 50 minutes northwest of Worcester, MA, 2 hours west of Boston and about 4 hours north-east of New York City. There is no public transportation service directly to Barre.

149 Lockwood Road
Barre, Massachusetts 01005
(978) 355-2347 ext. 10

By Car

From Worcester

Take Route 122 North to Barre (approximately 22 miles). Then see “From Barre Town Common” below.

From Boston

Take Route 2 West to Gardner (exit 22). At traffic circle, take Route 68 South to Route 62 (approximately 9 miles). Then take Route 62 West to Barre (approximately 7 miles). Then see “From Barre Town Common” below.

or

Take I-90 (Mass Pike) to Auburn (exit 10). Take Route 12 South, then Route 20 West, then Route 56 North. Turn off at Route 122 North (left) to Barre. Then see “From Barre Town Common” below.

From New York / western Massachusetts

Take I-91 to I-90 (Mass Pike) East to Palmer (exit 8). Take Route 32 North to Barre (approximately 25 miles). Then see “From Barre Town Common” below.

From Vermont and northwestern Massachusetts

Take Route 2 East (exit 27 off I-91) to Route 122 South (exit 15). Follow 122 South to Barre Center (about 18 miles). As you approach the Barre Town Common, turn left onto Pleasant Street where Route 122 makes a sharp right. Don’t take this right turn. Then see “From Barre Town Common” below.

From Barre Town Common

Follow Route 122/32 North through Barre center and past Barre Library on your left. Just after this, continue straight onto Pleasant Street. You will be leaving Route 122/32 at this point – it bears sharply to the left at a sign saying “Petersham/Athol.” Proceed 1.7 miles along Pleasant Street. Turn right on Lockwood Road (you will see a rock with BCBS carved on it). The BCBS Farmhouse is at the end of Lockwood Road, about 1/4 mile from Pleasant Street.

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Ride Share

If you can offer a ride to or from BCBS, or are seeking a ride, please visit the Ride Share page, available to anyone confirmed at IMS or BCBS. You are welcome to preview rides needed or offered. However, if you’d like to post a ride, you will need a password, which will be included in your confirmation email.

The Ride Share can also be used to coordinate group van sharing arrangements with the limousine services shown below.

From NYC

By bus or train

Take a bus or train to Worcester, MA with any of the following services:

Peter Pan
800-343-9999

Greyhound
800-231-2222

Amtrak
800-872-7245

Then take a taxi to BCBS with Worcester Yellow Cab. They provide a 24-hour service from Worcester to Barre. You can contact them at 508-754-3211.

Private Shuttle

Insight Shuttle offers a direct service between New York City and BCBS. Travel to and from other points throughout New England and New York is also available by private reservation. Rates, reservations, and additional information is available here.

By Air

Major airlines fly into Boston’s Logan International Airport, the most convenient location for onward transportation to BCBS.

Worcester Airport Limousine provides van and limo service to Barre. You can check online or call 800-660-0992 for rates and information. Rates vary according to the number of passengers and are cheaper when booked online than by phone.

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service provides a similar service to Barre. Knight’s also offers a discount for AAA members and senior citizens. Call 800-822-5456 or book online.

By Bus or Train

Take a bus or train to Worcester, MA with any of the following services:

Peter Pan
800-343-9999

Greyhound
800-231-2222

Amtrak
800-872-7245

Then take a taxi to BCBS with Worcester Yellow Cab (508-754-3211), which provides a 24-hour service.

Local Accommodations

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B&Bs & Homestays

The Wholesome Hearth (1.7 miles away)
3 large guest rooms, shared baths
Full breakfast
Afternoon refreshments
(Disabled access negotiable – please speak with the owner)

100 Pleasant Street
Barre MA 01005
978-355-6543
email: whsmhrth@gis.net

Jenkins Inn (1.8 miles away)
4 private rooms
Private baths
Full breakfast
(Seasonal rates available)

7 West St/Rt 122
Barre MA 01005
978-355-6444 or 800-378-7373
www.jenkinsinn.com
email: jenkinsinn@juno.com

Harding Allen Estate (2.3 miles away)
6 private rooms
or private baths
Continental breakfast
(Unavailable during wedding season, Nov – Apr)

59 Allen Drive Shared
Rt. 122 (off Barre Center)
Barre MA 01005
978-355-4920 (ph & fax)
www.harding-allen.com
email: hastate@earthlink.net

Hartman’s Herb Farm (4.8 miles away)
3 private rooms
Full breakfast

1026 Old Dana Road
Barre MA 01005
978-355-2015, 978- 355-0162fax
www.hartmansherbfarm.com
email: hartmansherb@hotmail.com

Winterwood Bed & Breakfast (6.1 miles away)
6 private rooms/private baths
Full breakfast

19 Main Street
Petersham MA 01366
978-724-8885
www.winterwoodinn.net
email: winterwoodatpetersham@verizon.net

The Inn at Clamber Hill Bed & Breakfast (6.5 miles away)
4 private rooms/private baths
Full breakfast

111 North Main Street
Petersham MA 01366
978-724-8800 or 888-374-0007
www.clamberhill.com
email: relax@clamberhill.com

Camping

Coldbrook Country Club & Campground (6.3 miles away)
Tent site – $29/night (Apr – Oct)
W/ H2O & Electric – $40/night
W/ H2O, Electric, & Sewer – $45/night

Old Coldbrook Road
Barre MA 01005
978- 355-2090
www.morganrvresorts.com

Motels

Gardner
Super 8 (17 miles away)
(Disabled access available)
22 Pearson Blvd.
Gardner MA 01440
978-630-2888

Orange
Executive Inn (17 miles away)
110 Daniel Shays Hwy.
Orange MA 01364
978-544-8864

Travel Inn (17 miles away)
180 Daniel Shays Hwy.
Orange MA 01364
978-544-2986

Reservations are recommended at all accommodations. Deposits may be non-refundable. The B&Bs and campground are within a 5-20 minute drive from BCBS; the motels are a 30-40 minute drive.