Boston gets all the attention on a New England trip itinerary.  Everyone wants to walk the Freedom Trail and visit the places where American independence took root.  It’s an amazing city – one of my favorites!  But if you really want to experience the quaint charm and picturesque places of New England, plan a trip to Western Mass with the help of these Three Chics!

Who Are the Three Chics?

Stacey and Gillian are two chics with deep ties to the hospitality industry. 

Stacey’s career began at 13 with her parents’ restaurant and catering and led to the Director of Sales position at the Hampton Inn Chicopee/Springfield.  She’s also the president of the Hampton Inns of New England Organizations. 

Gillian’s love for travel and tourism carved a path to her current role as co-founder of Three Chics Hospitality.  She specialized in events management and worked at multiple attractions in the industry before bringing her expertise to Three Chics’ clientele.

Three Chics Hospitality


Oh – and the third chic?  Hospitality herself!  Be assured that hospitality will always be at the forefront of any group experience with Three Chics!

Check out a recent episode of Convos with Colleagues featuring Three Chics 

Why Western Mass?

Western Massachusetts has its own distinct personality that stands apart from its Eastern counterpart.  The rolling landscape dotted with farms and historic homes are exactly what we picture when we think of “New England.” 


Life here moves at a leisurely pace and the locals are warm and welcoming.  There are countless one-of-a-kind attractions and creative culinary favorites.

A Handful of Highlights

 Yankee Candle Village

Celebrate Christmas every day in a delightful Bavarian Village (that smells great, too!)

Craft Beer Tours

Follow a trail of spectacular scenery through pubs, craft breweries, and tasting rooms for the ultimate beer tour experience.

Big E

The Big E

The former Eastern States Exposition is a 17-day extravaganza beginning the 2nd Friday after Labor Day each year.  The Big E started in 1917 and is the world’s only multi-state fair.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Fun fact!  Basketball got its start at Springfield College in 1891.  The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame documents basketball’s beginnings under James Naismith and its evolution to a worldwide phenomenon.

Six Flags

Check out Six Flags New England (formerly Riverside Park).  Your group will love the big thrills and extreme fun at this historic amusement park.

three chics at dr. seuss

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Would you visit in a group?  Would you visit to eat soup?  Western Mass is home to Theodore Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss.  The Dr. Seuss Museum is three floors of interactive exhibits dedicated to his history and creative genius.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell’s iconic art that tells our stories is on display at this beautiful 36-acre campus, along with special exhibits and programs.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

George Washington’s arsenal here became the nation’s first armory in 1794.  It’s now the site of the world’s largest U.S. small arms collection and historic archive.


How Can Group Planners Work with Three Chics?

Three Chics Hospitality makes planning a group trip to Western Mass simple yet sensational!  They’ll give careful attention to your needs and customize an itinerary that highlights the best group-friendly dining and attractions.

foodie tour

Groups looking for a foodie experience, outdoor adventure, fall foliage tour, family-friendly visit, or a trip that’s rich in history and culture will find that these Three Chics are incredibly helpful.

How to Start A Travel Group in 4 Simple Steps

Listen In to Learn More

Destinations Beyond Expectations host Stevie G. sits down with Stacey and Gillian as they share their local expertise.  Plan a trip to Western Mass and these chics will get your group exactly where it wants to be!

The Wonders of Western Massachusetts with Three Chics Hospitality