AT A GLANCE
• 112 Long Term Care Beds
• 69 Bed Rest Home
• 205 Independent Living Apartments
• 14 Independent Cottages
• Performing Arts Center and Natatorium
The Overlook, the Masonic Home, Inc. is located in central Massachusetts high on a hill with views of five states. The site was developed more than 100 years ago with the construction of a rambling, shingle-style destination hotel. Soon after it was built, the hotel was bought by the Masonic order as a retirement home for elderly Masons. Eventually the site grew to contain over 450 acres and a number of additions and buildings had been constructed.
In late 1990, the Masonic Home decided to renovate the Overlook and EGA developed a Master Plan for the site comprised of a skilled nursing facility and rest home, a new independent living facility with congregate living and cottages and a Performing Arts Center / Natatorium. The architectural style of the project is based on the original rustic stone and shingle-style of the original hotel and its outbuildings. Future phases will return the site to its nineteenth-century resort atmosphere with an 18-hole golf course, extensive walking and horseback riding trails, opportunities for bird watching, and a variety of other activities centered on the Overlook Continuing Care Retirement Community.