Revisit: The Porches Inn

When I booked a wedding in the Berkshires for this summer, there was no question in our minds that three of us would make the trip together, stopping for a couple of nights at one of our favorite spots, The Porches Inn. Honestly, we hadn’t even brought up the bags from the car yet before I was reminded of the many reasons we absolutely adore staying at this charming inn. Of course, it helped that we stayed in the exact same room from our very first trip to North Adams in January. We’re pretty sure that even Orvis was happy … Continue reading Revisit: The Porches Inn

North Adams, MA

Oh, the trip that got us in the Map & Menu mindset.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I knew little about the Berkshires when Meredith suggested that we take a short detour there on our drive back from a talk she was giving in Syracuse right after the new year, but as is the case with almost all of Meredith’s travel suggestions, she found something truly special. Whether it was the stories of celebrity homes in the mountains, or knowing that it was a popular retreat for the big-city folk from New York, I entered the Berkshires with something … Continue reading North Adams, MA

The Porches Inn

When an inn credits the contemporary art museum across the street for its inspiration, you can’t help but expect a well-designed stay.  The Porches Inn, in North Adams, MA delivers on that expectation with “47 rooms of retro-edgy, industrial granny chic ambiance”, wrapped-up in the classic exterior of a renovated row of Victorian-style mill worker homes. When the first stage of MASS MoCA was completed in 1999, and the ‘revitalization’ of North Adams had begun, it became apparent to the minds behind Porches that the town could use a great boutique place to stay; and where else to look for this location … Continue reading The Porches Inn