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Friday, May 6, 2011

Albert Cummings – special – TONIGHT !

Feel like being spontaneous? Let us help you! Come stay the night and enjoy two tickets to local blues legend Albert Cummings at Mass MoCA this Friday on us! For $222 (tax included), enjoy one overnight in a Deluxe Standard guestroom as well as two tickets to the Cummings show as well as Porches’ healthful continental breakfast (upgrades available at additional cost). Add Saturday to this package in any Deluxe Room or One Bedroom Suite for $180 plus tax! Packages also available with Mass MoCA gallery admissions, call or email us reservations@porches.com for details.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Combo Platter

Chautauqua! happens at MASS MoCA on Saturday, April 9th. Consider this: a young, rabble-rousing theater group distills an historic intellectual gathering into a a sly exploration of the relationship between High Culture and the Mass Mind. These folks are eccentric and proud of it! The performance is a combination of lecture, debate, scientific demonstration and tales of explorers with more traditional forms of entertainment dance, dramatic recital, feats of strength, and joke telling. Sounds outrageous? It is. Don’t miss it – check out our Chautauqua special, complete with a chance to get $25 off your reservation!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Bollywood Brass

There’s nothing like a little Bollywood funk to warm your bones on a brisk January day!  Check out this dance party at MASS MoCA this coming Saturday: Bhangra Funk Dance Party with Red Baraat. Melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk, Red Baraat is one of the most explosive and joyful live bands you will ever experience. Comprised of dhol (a double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), drumset, percussion, sousaphone, and 5 horns, this NYC-based group plays fresh originals and Bollywood classics with an unstoppable energy that whips audiences into an ecstatic frenzy everywhere they play. We still have rooms available this weekend!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Solid Sound Festival

It’s official! The dates for the 2011 Solid Sound Festival are June 24-26 at MASS MoCA!  We wish we could tell you otherwise, but we are already sold out. Should there be any cancellations, we will make an announcement in an email blast as the dates get closer, but we’re not betting on it.  There is currently some availability at our “sister” property, The Red Lion Inn. Check out this link at our local visitors’ bureau for lodging opportunities. Click here for the link to our local campground and click here for a map of nearby state campgrounds.

Thanks to Jeff Tweedy and the gang for bringing this amazing festival back to the Berkshires!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Keepin’ It Local

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 – click here for a list. HARDWARE at MASS MoCA now features the wares of over Berkshires artisans, a great place to take home truly local gifts for the whole family. Check out Develop North Adams’ website for all the details!


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Get Your Irish On

Bascom Lodge sits atop Mount Greylock – the lodge re-opened last year and offers great dinners and events. This Sunday, check out Rakish Paddy… The self-described “Irish-CeltGrass-GypsyJazz-FolkRock kinda thing (take a listen here!)” – sounds like a raucous time not to be missed!  The September 26th concert takes place on the lawn from 5-6PM (rain brings the concert indoors), followed by a prix fixe dinner at 7PM (Reservations required for dinner: please call 413-743-1591). This concert is free and open to all – the foliage is definitely turning, so get there early for a jaunt in the woods and soak up the spectacular views!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wilco Weekend Availability

Hey, all you Wilco fans (and anyone interested in contemporary alt music! Due to a few last-minute cancellations, we have some availability for Sunday night. Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival will be an amazing, one-of-a-kind event – and Sunday’s line-up looks great – including a performance by Jeff Tweedy. Call us NOW to reserve at 413.664.0400 – these rooms will sell out.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Irie!

Labor Day Weekend isn’t the end of summer, but it kinda feels like it – so, why not go for irie on that weekend – you know, “irie” as in Jamaican irie – cool, super, feelin’ all right, mon! Head to MASS MoCA for a Reggae Soul Dance Party with Meta and the Cornerstones!  Meta and the Cornerstones infuse their feel-good reggae sound with soul, Afropop, and hip-hop, and sing in a mixture of French, English, Wolof, and Fulani. Dance instruction arranged by Jacob’s Pillow – can’t beat that! And, tickets are only $15 in advance!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Get Jazzed!

We’re excited to partner with our friends at MASS MoCA on a one-night special: Get Jazzed! Join us on Saturday, June 26th, and experience Jacob Fred Jazz OdysseyWith a magical mix of jam band enthusiasm and jaw-dropping virtuosity, JFJO transcends boundaries with its “intensely improvisatory [sound], which embraces Beatles covers, free jazz and just about everything in between,” according to The Village Voice.  Get Jazzed! includes: deluxe accommodations in a one-bedroom suite, two tickets to Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, and two passes to the MASS MoCA galleries for just $250 (plus taxes; based on availability). To reserve, please call us at 413 664 0400 or email us at reservations@porches.com and ask for the “Get Jazzed” package. Call today, space is limited!


Monday, May 31, 2010

On Top of Mt. Greylock

Whether you hike or drive to the top of Mount Greylock, a fantastic culinary experience awaits… The folks at nearby Bascom Lodge serve three meals a day and a host variety of events at this rustic stone and wood Lodge that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. On June 2 at 6PM, enjoy a night of Celtic Music as Rakish Paddy performs foot stomping, heart throbbing Celtic style music; the performance is followed by a prix fixe meal  ($25, tax and tip not included. Reservations required for dinner. ). On Tuesdays, June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 5:00 – 6:30PM, students and experienced sketchers alike are invited to enjoy the highland evening beauty found at the summit of  Mount Greylock, taught by artist Karen Arp-Sandel (who was commissioned to produce a collage in one of The Red Lion Inn’s guestrooms). Watch for events all summer long at Bascom Lodge – just a short drive from Porches.