Play at Porches this Winter

Winter 2008

Western Massachusetts’ Porches Inn Offers an Array of Packages Featuring Skiing, Yoga and Art Gallery Excursions for the Perfect Winter Getaways

North Adams, Massachusetts (10/2008) – Find a refreshing antidote to the winter doldrums while enjoying the Berkshires’ natural beauty and cultural offerings through the Porches Inn’s various seasonal packages, from skiing at the nearby Jiminy Peak to touring the renowned Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, all while recharging and relaxing in Porches thoroughly fun guestrooms and suites. Central to all cultural attractions and located in the midst of an outdoor lover’s paradise, the Porches Inn has been recommended by National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times and The Boston Globe.

“Dharma Days”
Spend two days practicing yoga at the nearby Frog Lotus Studio and two nights in our fabulous digs with this healthful package. Aimed to rejuvenate your body and soul, this package includes a total of 4 yoga classes (2 per person or however you’d like to divvy them up!) along with a well balanced Continental breakfast each morning. This is priced at $310 Sunday – Thursday and $410 Friday & Saturday.

“Blissed Out”
Indulge in this relaxing package and pamper yourself! Featuring four spa services at the nearby In Touch Spa and lunch for two overlooking the Green River, this relaxing retreat also includes two nights’ accommodations in a deluxe room with continental breakfast at The Porches Inn. The package is priced at $620 for two people from Sunday-Thursday and $720 on weekends.

“Ski and Stay Package”
For the quintessential winter escape, the “Ski and Stay Package” offers two nights of accommodations at the Porches Inn tucked around a full day of skiing at nearby Jiminy Peak, the largest ski and snowboard area in Southern New England, offering a wide array of skiing options from the easiest green levels to the most challenging double black diamonds. Hot chocolate and Viennese pastries await guests when they return from the slopes, and breakfast is included each morning. Guests can include an additional day of skiing at discounted rates. The package is priced at $630 Sunday -- Thursday.

“Weekend Romp”
Perfect for a couple seeking a country chic retreat the two-night “Weekend Romp” package includes dinner one evening (the guests choose the night and restaurant), breakfast each morning, an in-room massage for two and a Porches welcome gift. Priced from $620, this package can be upgraded to a suite for an additional $60 per night. For their meals, guests can choose from a continental buffet breakfast or in-room delivery in Porches’ signature metal lunchbox. For dinner packages, Porches is pleased to collaborate with several like-minded area restaurants.

“Date Night”
Snuggle up with your sweetie and watch avant-garde flicks at Images Cinema. Enjoy a delicious dinner for two at one of the area’s like-minded restaurants and then head off to the movie house for newly released indie films. This package includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in the room, overnight accommodations, dinner for two and two tickets to Images. Priced at $270 Sunday – Thursday.

“MASS MoCA Package”
Teaming up with the country’s largest contemporary art museum, this package features admission to MASS MoCA, situated across the street from the Porches Inn, along with one night accommodations at the inn, dinner for two at a selected nearby restaurant and breakfast for two. Opened in 1999, MASS MoCA catalyzed the revitalization of the city of North Adams. Today, the museum remains an example of cultural and civic awareness by fostering experimentation by artists and encouraging collaboration with other institutions. This package is priced at $250 Sunday through Thursday but note that galleries are closed Tuesdays during the winter.

About The Porches Inn
Opened in July 2001, the Porches Inn consists of seven renovated Victorian-era buildings that originally provided housing for the area’s mill workers. Located across the street from MASS MoCA, Porches’ guest rooms and public spaces employ a clever synthesis of retro and contemporary designs. The inn’s 47 rooms and suites are fully wired, offering WiFi and high-speed DSL internet access, dual phone lines and complimentary DVDs. The inn features a year-round outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, bonfire pit, fitness room and meeting rooms for retreats and special events.