81 Lincoln St., Northborough, MA  01532

The Luther Rice homestead, boyhood home of Baptist missionary pioneer Luther Rice, is located adjacent to the Baptist Convention of New England. The property consists of three buildings which originally served as the main house, carriage shop and barn.

The first floor of the main house, now referred to as the Rice Suite, has been recreated as a guest suite with period furnishings and includes a bedroom (queen bed), bathroom, parlor and kitchenette.

The carriage shop has been converted into group accommodations. The Rice Lodge, as it is now called, consists of four bedrooms (including attached baths), as well as a common sitting room and a fully-equipped kitchen. The Lodge has bunk beds for up to 22 people. Three of the rooms are furnished with three sets of bunk beds and can sleep six people each, while the fourth room has two bunk beds and can sleep four people. In addition, the Lodge has a conference room which can seat about 30 people. Please see the Rice Lodge floor plan for more information

The former barn is now the Rice Cottage. It provides long-term housing for BCNE guests and is not available to the public. All properties are equipped with wireless Internet.

Groups and individuals may rent the Rice Suite and the Rice Lodge, with priority given to churches and Christian ministries.


Day use of the Rice Lodge is available for $50. This includes use of the conference room, sitting room, kitchen, public restroom, and one bedroom (for breaks or childcare).

Your group can stay at the Rice Lodge for $22.50 per person per night.  This rate includes linens and towels.

The Rice Suite is generally reserved for people who have an existing relationship with the Baptist Convention of New England, although exceptions can be made. The suite can be rented for $120/night, although discounts may be available in some circumstances.

The BCNE Board of Directors has made the following provisions for BCNE pastors who are interested in a short retreat:

  • Any BCNE pastor may stay two nights per year at the Rice Suite at no cost.
  • These nights must fall on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Pastors’ reservations are only protected two weeks prior to the stay. In other words, the pastor’s reservation may be rescheduled if a paying customer requests the Suite more than two weeks prior to the date; at the two-week mark, the pastor’s reservation is secure.

For reservations or questions, please fill out the inquiry form below or contact our receptionist  at 508-393-6013 ext. 0 or


You can also find the Luther Rice homestead by following these directions.

Reservation Inquiry

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Please note that this form is an inquiry and does not guarantee a reservation. If the requested property is available, you will receive a reservation offer by e-mail.

The Rice Suite, located on the first floor of the main house, is perfect for a couple

Rice Suite parlor

Rice Suite bedroom

Rice Suite kitchenette

The Rice Lodge easily houses groups

The four bedrooms in the Rice Lodge
will sleep a total of 22 in bunk beds

Rice Lodge kitchen