Escape to the Berkshires
Do you need a quick re-charge during the madness of the holiday season? Our gift to you: an extension of our super popular Vintage Suite special! This deal includes overnight accommodations in one of our spacious one-bedroom suites, along with a bottle of red wine for you to enjoy and our healthful continental breakfast the next day. This offer is available for just $140 Sunday through Thursday and for $175 on Friday and Saturday, during the month of December (based on availability; blackout dates apply). Please call us at 413.664.0400 or email us to take advantage of this offer! Please call 413 664 0400 or email us to reserve.
Weekend Special !
Extend your getaway with this simple, thrifty offer... Join us for a Saturday night stay and add Friday or Sunday night at just $69 plus tax. The fine print: blackout dates apply; guest must stay two nights in order to take advantage of this offer; offered November 1st through January 31st. Please call 413 664 0400 or email us to reserve.
New Art at Porches
We're featuring work by the North Adams Artists Cooperative in our Reception area... carve out a bit of extra time to see what our local artists are up to. PS - their gallery is a great place to find a gift for that special someone - click here fore more info.
|last chance to view constable & contemporaries @the clark !|
Landscapes that were radical for their time...
John Constable's use of sketchy brushstrokes of color and his focus on rural landscape were considered radical in an age when paintings were expected to have a high degree of finish, and historical or religious subjects were in favor. Official recognition came only later in his career, but Constable's innovative approach to landscape painting-working in the open air to capture the changing effects of light and the movement of clouds-earned him many admirers and followers, both amateur and professional. Painters such as Alfred Vickers, Thomas Churchyard, James Gubbins Archer-Burton, and Lionel Constable, son of the artist, imitated his style so closely that their works are often confused with those of the elder Constable. Later, Constable was heralded as a precursor to the Impressionists, who were said to have adopted his practice of open-air painting to create their own innovative style.
The strange world of Albrecht Dürer populated by monsters, witches, hybrid animals, and marauding soldiers is also on view...
MASS MoCA's Hardware Sells Local Artisan Wares
Mass MoCA's two retail stores have been scooping up gifts made by local artisans - stoneware mugs and bowls, woodcut boxes hewn from trees in Clarksburg and leg warmers crafted from repurposed wool sweaters - all items made by the 17 winners of the latest Berkshire Creative Challenge. There?s a ton of stuff to choose from, for both kids and kids-at-heart. More info here...
Keepin' It Local in North Adams
Our friends in downtown North Adams got together to offer a shopping extravaganza, full of festive events to keep you entertained as you scour the city for everyone on your holiday list! Shop handmade jewelry, fine art, artisan chocolate, unique toys, historic gifts, books, locally made pottery and more? There are a number of restaurants where you can fuel up along the way. Check out Develop North Adams' website for all the details!
Berkshire Grown's Local Holiday Marketplace
Berkshire Grown will present more than 75 regional farmers, food producers and artisan crafters to the Berkshires at the last Holiday Farmers' Market of the season, scheduled for Williamstown and Great Barrington on December 18, the Saturday before Christmas. The Williamstown market will include cordials, traditional dyeing, spinning and felting (plus a spinning demo), handmade herbal soaps, gingerbread and canned goods, glassware, award-winning sheep's milk cheese, handmade bags, floral designs, jewelry, and more. Many vendors will be offering items only available at this time of year or that have been created for these markets specifically. There will be entertainment for the whole family and lunch items will be available for purchase. The Williamstown Holiday Farmers' Markets will take place at the Williams College Towne Field House on Latham Street in Williamstown (10 am - 2 pm). For additional details click here or call 413.528.0041.
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231 RIVER STREET, NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
T 413 664 0400