Get Back to Nature Without Giving Up the Comforts of Home

Massachusetts resorts and inns combine warm hospitality with natural beauty

BOSTON – May 21, 2013 - Take a rustic retreat without “roughing it,” there are plenty of properties around the Commonwealth that offer comfort and luxury while surrounded by farms, forest, or beaches.

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The Berkshires

Red Lion Inn Meadowlark Suite, Stockbridge
Once the studio of famous American sculptor Daniel Chester French, Meadowlark is now a rustic getaway option for travelers. Guests are able to enjoy the quiet seclusion that Meadowlark offers; it’s the perfect place for seeking solitude and communing with Nature. Meadowlark is located in the fields and woods of the bucolic Berkshires in a rustic setting complete with the sights, sounds, and smells of nature, and even wildlife. redlioninn.com/rli/meadowlark.html

Shaker Mill Inn, West Stockbridge
This cozy Berkshires bed and breakfast inn provides luxurious accommodations at affordable prices, and is conveniently located in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Get away from it all, or take advantage of nearby activities. The Inn is a short drive to downhill or cross country skiing at Butternut, Catamount, Jiminy Peak, and Bousquet. shakermillinn.com

Warfield House Inn at Valley View Farm, Charlemont
This splendid working farm features activities such as llama treks, horse trail rides, maple sap gathering, and more for those seeking a little adventure. Relax at the end of the day at either the on-site pub or restaurant and enjoy the farm’s bounty. warfieldhouseinn.com

Central Massachusetts

The Inn at Restful Paws, Holland, MA
Situated on 31 acres in Holland, Brimfield, and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, The Inn at Restful Paws is a retreat for pets and their people. Pet orientated lodging means there are plenty of activities and amenities for pets and their families. Off-site, guests can take in all of the pleasures that the Quinebaug and Shetucket River Valleys National Heritage Corridor have to offer. restfulpaws.com

Greater Boston Area

The Inn on the Horse Farm, Sudbury
An 1880 “Queen-Anne Victorian Farmhouse” secluded on nine acres of woods, pond, stream, willow trees, stone walls, and rolling pastures. The inn is located in historic Sudbury near village green and churches, looking much as it did in 1683. innonthehorsefarm.com

North of Boston

blue, The Inn on the Beach, Newburyport
Located on Plum Island, off the coast of Newburyport, Massachusetts, blue is situated in the dunes of one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. An icon of sophisticated style and impeccable service, blue is the only inn of its kind in New England — an extraordinary retreat that stands apart from traditional New England resorts. Conceived as a contemporary beachfront haven, its elegant white decor, luxurious appointments, spectacular views, and secluded location, create a unique and unforgettable experience that soothes the senses. blueinn.com

Cape Cod

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

Whalewalk Inn and Spa, Eastham
One of the most secluded inns on the Cape, Whalewalk features 16 very special and spacious Cape Cod styled accommodations spread throughout six buildings on a peaceful three-acre compound of lawns, gardens, and meadows. Tucked away on a country road, Whalewalk is a getaway from everyday stresses while offering nearby access to modern conveniences, attractions, and fine dining when desired.

South of Boston

Five Bridge Inn, Rehoboth
Five Bridge Inn’s unique colonial character and location deep in the middle of 900 acres of preserve land make it a place folks never forget. If you’re looking for a retreat and/or a chance to catch up on healthy alternatives, visit Five Bridge Center for a relaxing and mending experience that you’ll not want to leave. fivebridgeinn.com

About MOTT
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. An integral part of the state’s economy, tourism generates close to $1 billion in state and local taxes and $16.9 billion in travel related expenditures, supporting 124,700 in-state jobs.  massvacation.com

Contact: Lisa Simmons, MOTT

Lisa.Simmons@state.ma.us

617-973-8508

Vicki Cimino, Connelly Partners

vcimino@connellypartners.com

617-470-8878