The General Rufus Putnam House

334 Main Street, Rutland, Massachusetts 01543
Innkeeper(s): Chris & Marcia Warrington
  • Introduction

    Drive through the gates and step back in time to the gracious hospitality and personal attention of yesteryear. Resplendent with history, this former museum and residence of General Rufus Putnam rests among majestic towering maples, and rambling stone fences on 7.5 acres of pine woods and rolling meadows.

    This restored 1750 Federal Colonial is listed in the National Register of Historic Homes. Experience old country traditions in this distinctive home furnished with antiques and family heirlooms complete with 8 fireplaces, beehive oven, wide pine floors and decorative woodwork that is of a bygone era.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Chris and Marcia for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Family visits or parents week-end to local colleges.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Centrally located in central Mass. We are unique in that we are a National Historic Landmark. People love the antiquity of the home and the furnishings.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    People come to visit family and also foliage is beautiful in central Mass.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    That the home is beautiful and we are wonderful hosts.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret is the Fall Foliage.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We are close to Worcester where there are several restaurants, DCU Center, Hanover Theater. We are also close to Sturbridge Village.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Rutland State Park and the Central Mass Rail Trail are both within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Picasso's in Barre Ma and Ladd's in Rutland

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Hanover Theater, Bolton Orchards, DCU Center, Sturbridge Village, and Moore's State Park.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 2 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets.


  • Rooms & Amenities

    Celebrate such long ago amenities as a late afternoon tea in the formal parlor or browse through literature depicting the properties history while relaxing in the traditional library. Delight in the period charm and ambience of fresh flowers, a glowing fire and bedtime repast in your bed chamber upon retiring. Your morning is greeted with a New England breakfast by the fireside in the keeping room. Relax with a soothing massage, read on the terrace, walk among the old herb gardens, or stroll the grounds. Follow the groomed trails to the peaceful Putnam Pond, complete with picnic basket and blanket.

    Visit our on-site antique shop and gallery, complete with paintings done by your host, along with dried floral arrangements, potpourris and teas made by your hostess using products grown on the property. Wherever the destination, whatever the relaxation, be our guest at the General Rufus Putnam House where treasured memories of a gentler time are created for you to enjoy for years to come.

    We are proud to offer our guests a choice of 2 bed chambers.
    Each boasts period furnishings, providing two twin or one king bed if you prefer.


  • Weddings

    The General Rufus Putnam House offers the perfect venue for your wedding. Situated on 7.5 acres of manicured grounds, this National Historic Landmark offers the perfect setting for your reception. Whether you choose to have a small intimate wedding or a larger outside wedding, we will provide you with service and attention to detail like no other. All of our weddings are customized for a day that is sure to be one of a kind. We will work within your budget to create your perfect wedding day. Please contact us for more information on wedding receptions and ceremonies.

  • Guest Reviews

    Roy and Jean
    "Our pleasure! Warm and cozy, Clean and comfortable! Our highest recommendations will be shared. Hope to visit again."

    Mike and Betty - Alfred, ME
    "We enjoyed our visit to your home so filled with obvious memories of the past which add to our personal memory collection."

    Evelyn Harrison - Edmonds, WA
    "You are gracious hosts. This has been a magical, lovely stay. It was great to meet your sheep, too! Of course I'll Recommend this slice of heaven to good friends and relatives."