The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA is a boutique inn located in the historic community of North Adams, MA. With an expansive view of The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) from its porches, this row of beautifully detailed 19th Century Victorian row houses pays homage to generations of mill worker families who once called them home.
But Porches is more than a piece of history. It is a visible manifestation of the changes brought about by the arrival of MASS MoCA.
Porches is an intentional blend of the old and new. Retro-industrial architecture mingles with modern comforts, cutting-edge technology and a design sensibility that could most closely be described as granny chic. The result is an atmosphere that retains a certain homey, quirky spirit that is the underpinning of everything we do.
The Inn’s decor reflects a whimsical approach to life. A unique blend of color and texture throughout create a visually engaging experience that is totally unique to Porches. Spaces are filled with retro furniture and collectibles that range from vintage plates and paint-by-number pictures framed on the walls to vintage TV lamps.
Porches can best be described as homey, ironic with a touch of whimsy. In fact, Travel + Leisure calls the iconic inn “Earnestly homey and at home with irony.” But most of our guests simply call it home when visiting with us in the Berkshires.