Over the past month, we’ve been celebrating the lowest summer gas prices in years with a blog series on one-tank romantic getaways to the Distinctive Inns of New England. Each week we featured a few of the 12 member inns, starting with inn to inn getaways in Northern New England, including the Rabbit Hill Inn, Grafton Inn, Manor on Golden Pond and Chesterfield Inn. The next in our series featured a one-tank romantic getaway from Marblehead to Maine, suggesting an inn to inn coastal itinerary including Harbor Light Inn, Captain Jefferds Inn and Camden Maine Stay Inn. The third in our series explored the ideal itinerary from Captain’s House Inn on Cape Cod to the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Mystic country, and ending at the Cliffside Inn in Newport, RI. Today, we’ll explore the ideal one-tank romantic getaway in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, which will end our series.
Located in the heart of Historic Deerfield’s living museum, this one-tank getaway starts at The Deerfield Inn. Among New England’s oldest inns, on what was called the former stagecoach route, The Deerfield Inn has beautifully preserved the living colonial legacy of this historic site while offering plenty of amenities that today’s travelers seek. Add in one of the area’s finest eateries – Champney’s Restaurant and Tavern, featuring an ultra-local farm to table flair -and you’ve got the perfect spot to stroll hand in hand down tree-lined streets or borrow fat tire bikes from the inn’s collection and explore. Add in Deerfield Inn’s Romance Package and this is an idyllic place to start your inn-to-inn Berkshires getaway. You’ll experience the sweet and simple way the folks of the Pioneer Valley lived during the 18th and 19th centuries at the beautifully restored Historic Deerfield museum, then return to the inn to enjoy the components of your romance package including a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, a vase of seasonal flowers and two eco-friendly and cozy Deerfield Inn robes to enjoy at the inn then take home. What a perfect way to create memories while learning about them from yesteryear!
Love in Lenox at Gateways Inn & Restaurant
Less than an hour and a half down the road, find love in Lenox, MA at the Gateways Inn & Restaurant. Here you’ll once again relive the gilded era and experience the elegance of the former Procter mansion converted into a timeless bed and breakfast. In the summer and fall, Lenox is alive with cultural offerings from concerts at Tanglewood, the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to performances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and the fun doesn’t end when the entertainment completes. Each night, in-season, after enjoying live entertainment, return to the Lounge at Gateways Inn and Restaurant for late-night fare in a relaxed atmosphere and choose from one of the finest collection of single malt scotches in the area. During the warmer months, highlight your Gateways Inn stay with a takeaway Picnic Lunch and head to the hills for amazing hiking or biking. For the perfect romantic afternoon, the Gateways Inn offers a picnic menu with everything from salads to sandwiches to sharable platters. Add in a bottle of wine and take off to explore the Berkshires with your picnic lunch in hand. They’ve made it easy to order your Gateways Inn picnic lunch. Just click here and order online. Return to the inn for dinner in the restaurant and then a live show. Now that’s the perfect romance-filled day topped off with plenty of fine food and live entertainment.
From Maine to Massachusetts, and Camden to Cape Cod, you’ll find a wide range of one-tank inn-to-inn romantic itineraries. Experience the hospitality, décor and history of more than one inn when you enjoy any of the one-tank romantic itineraries we’ve featured over the last month or put together your own itinerary. You can visit the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England by clicking on links below that will take you directly to each of their websites.
In Rhode Island: Cliffside Inn in Newport
In Connecticut: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic