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Winter Offerings

Salem Cross Inn  West Brookfield, MA

Voted Best "New England Dinning for 2013"

Yankee Magazine


The cost per package for two is $289.00

We offer this package as a gift certificate for last minute shoppers!
The feasts are held on

Friday, Saturday & Sunday each weekend starting in

November 2013 and finishing in April 2014

This is our 8th year in partnership with Salem Cross Inn.  The Fireplace Feast is a wonderful seasonal event to be enjoyed by all who attend.  We are a short drive (20 minutes) from the Salem Cross Inn.  Pick a day you want to attend the Feast (Friday-Saturday-Sunday), than call us and we make all the reservations for you.  You pick the room you want to stay in and this package includes your overnight stay at the Yankee Cricket Inn, and your dinner at the Salem Cross Inn and breakfast in the morning at "The Cricket". 

Special Note: Please note if a date is not shown the event is not scheduled or has been sold out.

Be advised all sales final as full payment is due at time of reservation and there are NO REFUNDS.  Reschedules will be considered but only for this current season.     

Pick a date below then call us!

For package reservations call: (413) 245-0030

or e-mail   The Dates for the Fireplace Feast are noted below as well as on the Salem Cross Inn website.  Please call us for details and to reserve your Cricket and Cross Package for this season.  We will take care of  both reservations here at The Cricket and also at Salem Cross Inn.

We will confirm all via e-mail reservation confirmation.




Fridays arrive 6:30 p.m. dinner at 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays arrive 5:30 p.m. dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Sundays arrive 12:30 p.m. dinner at 2:00 p.m

***Last Updated2/11/2014 ***

Select a day and call us and we make all the arrangements for your "Cricket & Cross" Fireplace Feast Get-a-Way

Dates posted below can be cancelled by Salem Cross Inn.                           



                             FRI     SAT     SUN



                               21                     23


MARCH                                1             2

                                          8             9

                                          15           16



APRIL                                   5            6

                                          12           13




Salem Cross Inn is closed for vacation 3/14/14 thru 4/2/14 and will reopen on Thursday 4/3/14 on our regular full-time schedule.


Salem Cross Inn  West Brookfield MA

Our Friends at the Salem Cross Inn are celebrating their

50 Year Anniversary

June 19, 1961 – 2011

Fifty years!!!  The Salem Cross Inn, our family run restaurant, has been in business for 50 years and we are thrilled!  We have become known as the place to have a classic New England experience and we are famous for cooking with farm fresh ingredients, Fireplace Feasts, Historic Drover’s Roasts and our warm New England hospitality.  Over the years, we have hosted such names as Mick Jagger, Julia Child, Ted Kennedy, Mickey Mantle, Joan Rivers, Charles Lindbergh and even Sesame Street’s “Big Bird,” to name a few.  However, for us, our fondest memories are of the families that we have been lucky enough to watch grow from Family Sunday dinners, First Communions, high school and college graduations, weddings and life celebrations.  Now after 50 years, we look back with fondness on this extended family and realize that we are blessed to have been a part of their life’s tapestry.  We are proud to have reached this milestone in honor of our dad, Henry, Salem and our Uncle Dick, and look forward to keeping their vision alive by carrying on their legacy of family and traditional New England hospitality.  So, take a ride to the country, join in the celebration, and raise a glass to the next 50 years!

SALEM CROSS INN Restaurant & Tavern

260 West Main Street   West Brookfield  MA  01585

Visit them for truly the best New England Experience our area has to offer.  We know you will enjoy!

Your hostess and host at the Yankee Cricket B&B

Sherry and Bill Simonic


Murder mystery dinner theater

Cost of the Package is $281

We handle all the reservations, you pay one price!

call us at (413) 245-0030

or e-mail us at:

Advanced purchase only and All sales final - NO REFUNDS


Tessie and Tommy's Rehearsal Dinner

an interactive DINNER THEATER

begins March 8, 2013

Select Friday Evenings

at 6:30pm

Show begins promptly at 7:00pm

Dates for the 2013 Season are:


October 25

November 15

Yes once again we have partnered with:

   Salem Cross Inn


   Stageloft Theater



You can enjoy a great “Who Done it” mystery play and help solve the mystery while dining at the Salem Cross Inn.  Then spend the night at the Yankee Cricket Bed and Breakfast.  One price covers it all!

Call us when you have decided on which on what date to reserve.


Call us for Reservations

or e-mail us at:

All reservations are confirmed by Salem Cross Inn.

Salem Cross Inn reserves the right to change or cancell any of the above dates.  All sales final as full payment is due upon reservation and there are NO REFUNDS


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Packages in combination with the Salem Cross Inn are confirmed in writing with Salem Cross.  For any other details concerning Salem Cross Inn please check their website at

Special Note:  Prices quoted on the home page are for dinner in the main dining room and not the Fireplace Feast or Package Events. This is for a regular dinner package only.

For package reservations call: (413) 245-0030

or e-mail   The Dates for the Fireplace Feast are noted below as well as on the Salem Cross Inn website.  Please call us for details and to reserve your Cricket and Cross Package for this season.


How about a dog sled ride?

Click on the link below to see a recent Girl Scout Outing with Northern Exposure Outfitters and than decide on the ride!

We have teamed up with Gregg & Eileen Vitello

and their Northern Exposure Outfitters to bring you

a Dog Sled Ride Package!

Make a reservation at Yankee Cricket and schedule a ride on a dog sled for a ride you will not forget!

Call us for details

Party of two $475.00

Includes your overnight at the Cricket your dog sled ride and breakfast in the morning one price covers all.

All sales final as full payment is due upon reservation and there are NO REFUNDS!

If you like more details about the dog sled rides click below




"Fly - Dine - Stay"

"the package you will remember"

WOW!  Want to see what you get?

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Photo:  Worcester Regional Flight Academy Windshield View Landing


Worcester Regional Flight Academy   Allen Aviation LLC


 Photo:  WRFA Piper Warrior


And Fine Dinning Establishments in the Sturbridge Area

Sturbridge Area Dinning:

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                 Salem Cross Inn        Publick House

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Yankee Cricket Bed and Breakfast now offer

"Fly - Dine - Stay"

"the package you will remember"

Make this package extra special with Limo Service!

How about a scenic flight over the Central Mass Area, dinner and an overnight at the Yankee Cricket Bed and Breakfast. We have partnered with Worcester Regional Flight Academy which offers a 30 minute scenic flight over the Worcester and Brimfield/Sturbridge Area. Upon landing you can dine at one of our area's fine dining establishments in the Sturbridge Area and then stay at the Yankee Cricket Bed and Breakfast for a wonderful nights rest and a great breakfast in the morning. This is not your typical get-a-way package.  You can expand it making it more special by your dining establishment choice  and adding limo service from Worcester Airport Limousine.   This is a very special package and not for the light of heart. It's a classic overnight Get-a-way if you want to create a memory. Call us to arrange this very special evening for two.


or e-mail us at

Packages begin at $375.00 All sales are final as full payment is due upon reservation and there are NO REFUNDS.

We also offer the above package as a gift certificate.  A really great season to enjoy this package is during the Fall when the New England Country Side shows off it's best in color!

Logo: Central Mass CVB

Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau


For a play package call us at (413) 245-0030

or e-mail us at

We can custom design a package for you which includes an overnight at The Yankee Cricket B&B a dinner out in one of the areas top restaurants and a live play at the Stageloft Theater. You can check their website for what play is being performed on the day you will be staying over.


For the Rovezzi's get-a-way dinner package call us

(413) 245-0030

e-mail us at


Alternatives For Health Package

Located just a 6 minute drive from our B&B offering you

Nature's Solution for Better Health

Homeopathic Remedies - Oils - Detoxification

Alternatives for Health  Official Ribbon Cutting Opening Day in Sturbridge MA

  • Ear Coning
  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • Herbal Steam
  • Ionic Foot Treatment
  • Flower Essence Consultation
  • Massage
  • Integrated Energy Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Rollout

We can arrange your choice to treatment and include the cost in a package stay at our Bed and Breakfast.  A great way to have a healthful and relaxing weekend.  You can browse their store and get some tips from Salli and Bill

Photo:  Sally and Bill  Alternatives 4 Health   Brimfield MA

Owners Salli and Bill

Alternatives for Health

426 Main Street    •    Sturbridge, MA 01566

click below for more details

www.Alternatives For Health Wellness





Enjoy Biking in New England?  Try an Overnight at Yankee Cricket Bed and Breakfast and a new trail just cleared. Just a half mile from our drive on Five Bridge Road, The Brimfield Bike Committee and the Army Corp of Engineers has been working to clear the Grand Trunk rail trail and the New England Trolley Trail for Biking and hiking. The trail along the Quineboag River is a work in progress to connect with neighboring town trails and eventually expanding to a large network of rails to trails.  While the completed work is a ways off, the side roads in the area offer the typical New England views and in most cases little or no traffic.  For a package to enjoy a weekend of Biking in New England call Gary at Cycle New England

Bicycle Tours in New England  Call us at "The Cricket" for a package tour!  413-245-0030 or click on for details for tours in our area.


We offer great packages with the area's finest restaurants:

Salem Cross Inn, Publick House, Rovezzi's, Cedar Street

Call us for details. (413) 245-0030 or email us at



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Traditions are often associated with the Winter holidays, but in Historical New England, traditions are relived every day, regardless of the season. Why not plan a weekend and relive some traditions that thousands of families, young and old, have created for generations. Experience Historical New England Traditions with the companies on this card, and make a tradition for your family. Visit the web site below for a full description on each establishment including hours and events.


Salem Cross Inn

The tradition of a hearty New England meal is alive and well at the Salem Cross Inn. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ambience of a restored 1705 farmhouse and the tranquility of over 600 acres of New England countryside while indulging in creatively prepared, fresh, seasonal fare. Step back in time… slow down… experience the way things should be.

260 West Main Street,
W. Brookfield, MA 01585
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Vaillancourt Folk Art

Located in a restored 19th century stone textile mill in the Manchaug Village section of Sutton, Massachusetts, the studio of Vaillancourt Folk Art creates hand painted chalkware figures. Come tour our studio and see the artists working, peruse our Vaillancourt Christmas museum, and shop in our highly decorated retail gallery—see why so many families have started traditions with Vaillancourt Folk Art.

9 Main Street
Sutton, MA 01590
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Oakwood Farm
Christmas Barn

The barn is a New England tradition and this old barn has served as a hay barn, chicken barn and now is home to another delightful New England tradition... A Christmas shop... Start or continue your tradition of old fashion shopping in this 1853 vintage barn where the scents, sounds and sights of Christmas prevail.

1 Northwest Road
Spencer, MA 01562
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Sturbridge Host Hotel

Tradition abounds in Historic Sturbridge. Enjoy our recently renovated accommodations with beautifully appointed and elegant New England furnishings. The Sturbridge Host Hotel is located adjacent to Old Sturbridge Village where you may experience the tradition and culture of life in the 1830's.

366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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