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November 2008

The Porches Inn was honored recently by National Geographic Traveler, being named to their "Stay List" - 150 hotels you will love and "that are among the best at blending location-inspired architecture, ambience and amenities, eco-stewardship and an ethic of giving back to the community."

MASS MoCA continues to define a visit to North Adams, as reported by the Boston Globe . MASS MoCA, working in collaboration with Yale University Art Gallery and Williams College Museum of Art, has announced a "landmark installation," of a Sol LeWitt retrospective in November.

Economic bad news has hit very swiftly, some may say.  The coming six months offer great value at Porches and in the Berkshires.  Although we are always competitive in our pricing and terms, we're going to be more aggressive and flexible with our clients to help them bring meetings and tours to fruition and under budget.  Let's talk!



The Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance offers free and low price programming in a beautiful, new venue
MCLA Presents! offers diverse programming, some free and most under $20.
The Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams chronicles one of the great railroading and engineering projects of the 19th century.  Admission and parking is free.
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Give a call or send an email to Jana St. Germain (jana@porches.com), our Sales Manager, to learn more about how the Porches Inn at MASS MoCA can help to make your group gathering a success.  She can talk to you about yoga sessions in our wooded glen, overlooking the hotel, or gathering around a bonfire, or about the newest activities, events and exhibits to make your visit interesting.
To receive a listing of value dates or any information on meetings and other reasons to choose The Porches Inn, or to submit an RFP, send your requests to:

Group travel is a proven method for cultural organizations to build membership loyalty, enhance development initiatives and create a sense of community. 
The arts scene in the Berkshires always offers something new to complement our established cultural attractions. From visiting exhibits to galleries and open artist studios (over 50) to expanding performing arts seasons, the region is an ideal destination for group travel designed for patrons, members and volunteers of cultural institutions. 
Recently, there have been some pretty big developments on the cultural front, here in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is celebrating the completion of the first phase of its expansion with opening of the Stone Hill Center, designed by renowned architect Tadao Ando. 
Just a little south, in Pittsfield, the Berkshire Museum has just completed a $10 million renovation, which includes a new gallery - the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation.  The installation of museum-quality climate control throughout the 104-year-old facility, has allowed them to unveil new installations of its permanent collection, including a new Native American gallery featuring art and artifacts from the extensive collection that has not been on public view in many years due to the lack of climate control.
Right across the street here in North Adams, MASS MoCA is opening an extraordinary retrospective of Sol LeWitt's wall drawings, an unprecedented collaboration between MASS MoCA, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Williams College Museum of Art. Click here to read the review in the Boston Globe.

  • You'll be the center of our attention - with 47 rooms and two intimate meeting spaces, you won't feel as if you're being overlooked.  We're perfect for groups of 4 to 24.
  • State of the industry hotel amenities (from wireless Internet to the bedding you expect to a full service fitness center, lap pool and sauna) means you won't sacrifice any big city comforts when you choose us!
  • Breakfast is included in our room rate - help to control your costs.
  • We're pretty easy to get to - our location, right near the end of the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) puts us just two hours from Inman Square, and just over three hours from Union Square.  If you need to fly anyone in, check out the Albany International Airport, just about an hour away.
To receive a listing of value dates or any information on meetings and other reasons to choose The Porches Inn, or to submit an RFP, send your requests to: meet@porches.com

The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA
231 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413.664.0400 ph   413.664.0401 fx