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Warm Hospitality, Natural Surroundings

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Posted by the Mass Office of Travel and Tourism

With more than 1,400 lodging destinations statewide — fitting any comfort or luxury in mind — as far as finding the right place to stay goes, it’s truly all here.

Today on MassFinds, we invite your to explore the warm, rustic side of Massachusetts, where a number of resorts and inns combine unforgettable hospitality, and the natural side of the state.

So, to avoid having to give up the comfort of your own home on your next getaway, consider one of these eight Massachusetts inns by region:

The Berkshires

The Red Lion Inn’s Meadowlark Suite, Stockbridge, MA

Once the studio of famous American sculptor Daniel Chester French — best known for sculpting the famous seated Lincoln of the ‘Lincoln Memorial’ in Washington D.C.— Meadowlark is now a picturesque cottage, located 3-miles from the actual Red Lion Inn, in a charming bungalow among a grove of maple and hemlock trees. The Suite includes two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, a living room with a sofa bed, a dining area, a small kitchen, a private bath, and a deck. For rates and availability, click here.

Shaker Mill in via Facebook

Shaker Mill Inn, West Stockbridge, MA

This cozy Berkshires bed and breakfast inn is notable for luxurious accommodations at affordable prices, and is conveniently located just a short drive from Tanglewood, as well as the Stockbridge and Lenox Theaters. You can take a virtual tour here, and for reservations, click here.

The Warfield House Inn at Valley View Farm, Charlemont, MA

Located on 530-acres of breathtaking farmland, overlooking the Mohawk Trail and Deerfield River, this family farm offers traditional Bed and Breakfast stays, in addition to a number of experiential activities — everything from llama treks and horse trail rides to maple sap gathering. For reservations, click here.

The Warfield House Inn at Valley View Farm via Facebook

Central Massachusetts

The Inn at Restful Paws, Holland, MA

A unique, pet-friendly bed and breakfast, The Inn at Restful Paws is the perfect retreat for travelers with pets. Featuring a number of pet oriented activities and amenities (like a bone shaped swimming pool!), guests can take in all of the pleasures that the Quinebaug and Shetucket River Valleys National Heritage Corridor have to offer. For rates and availability, click here.

Greater Boston/Metrowest

The Inn on the Horse Farm, Sudbury, MA

An 1880 “Queen-Anne Victorian Farmhouse” secluded on nine acres of woods, pond, stream, willow trees, stonewalls, and rolling pasture, all located in the historic town of Sudbury. For rates and availability, click here.

Cape Cod

The Lighthouse Inn, West Dennis, MA

Situated on nine quiet, oceanfront acres, The Lighthouse Inn offers a private sandy beach, a heated pool, tennis, a children’s activity program, and a full service restaurant with panoramic ocean views. Accommodations are provided in Cape-style guest houses, with one-,two- and three-bedroom cottages. For availability, click here.

The Lighthouse Inn via Facebook

The Whalewalk Inn & Spa, Eastham, MA

One of the most secluded inns on the Cape, Whalewalk features 16 spacious, Cape-styled accommodations, which are spread throughout six buildings on a peaceful three-acre compound of lawns, gardens, and meadows. Tucked away on a country road, Whalewalk also offers nearby access to modern conveniences, attractions, and fine dining when desired. For availability, click here.

South of Boston

Five Bridge Inn, Rehoboth, MA

Unique colonial character, and a location deep in the middle of 900 acres of preserve land, the Five Bridge Inn makes for an experience folks never seem forget (70% of the B&B visitors are often repeats). For rates and amenities, click here.

To explore more of Massachusetts’ many lodging properties, click here. What’s your favorite way to relax, and unwind with a rustic retreat? Tell us in the comments below!

 

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