Archive for February, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Snow Show

Catch The Snow Show at Studio 21 South, a working studio and exhibition space in the historic Beaver Mill just up the road a piece from Porches. According to Berkshire Living Magazine,”the Snow Show appeals to both lovers and haters of winter, presenting works by local artists that either celebrate or defy the season… the snow-covered countryside… [and] contrasting images of tropical climes will warm the heart. For both snow bunnies and beach bums, a visit to is worth braving the weather.” See it before it ends March 14th!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fresh Powder!

Despite a fresh coating of primo powder yesterday, the historic Thunderbolt Ski Race (photos of past racers above) was postponed from this Saturday, February 20, to March 13th. Organizers had to make the call because, in typical New England fashion, the weatherfolks weren’t sure just how much snow we were going to get. We got almost a foot and it’s glorious powder! Make plans to watch the race in March, but if you’re free this weekend, grab your skis/board/snowshoes and come pay us a visit! You’ll be glad to you did!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bring the Whole Family

Did you ever feel badly about taking your pup (or kitty!) to the kennel when you’re getting ready to leave on a totally fun trip? You don’t have to when your destination is Porches. Check out this photo of Pretzel, who looks very serious poised atop that funky vintage chair but is stylin’ with that coat! We welcome well-behaved best friends – check out the details on this page of our website and start making your plans to bring the whole family!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


If you haven’t checked out RuralIntelligence.com, please do. I know I’m cutting-and-pasting here, but I couldn’t say it better myself: RuralIntelligence.com was created for folks “who routinely do business and seek recreation and entertainment in four counties—Berkshire, Columbia, northern Dutchess and northern Litchfield—that are spread over three states,” an area  ”not well-served by mainstream media.”  The talent behind this site, Marilyn Bethany and Dan Shaw, “have taken their combined forty years of experience in print journalism [New York Times & New York magazine! - my exclamation point] with the technology of the day to create this Rural Intelligence, which treats this uniquely sophisticated region as one big neighborhood.” It is an incredibly insightful and sophisticated resource, totally lacking in snobbery! We’re honored that Dan wrote about our Get-a-Waypoint package! Follow this link to read what he said – and make your reservation soon, as there is limited space for this package!