Historic 18th-Century Inn with Candlelit Restaurant
The Old Inn on the Green, with its whitewashed clapboard façade and front porches overlooking sweeping meadows, was named one of New England's Best Historic Inns by Yankee Magazine in 2011. Once a stagecoach relay, the main building has occupied its quiet spot in the Berkshire Hills since 1760. Honey-colored wooden floorboards, antiques, and period pieces nod to the building’s early days. More recent upgrades have included the addition of an intimate restaurant, which earned a Best in the Berkshires rating from Zagat and was called "one of the finest dining destinations in the area" by Travel + Leisure.
Eleven bedrooms are available between the main building and the separate Thayer House, and all of them have been faithfully restored. The Thayer House contains a little library and two large shared living rooms. The décor varies from room to room—many have fireplaces and some have claw-foot tubs, but all feature authentic antiques arranged to evoke the 1800s.
Candles and brick-lined fireplaces are the only sources of light in the dining room, where the chef prepares seasonal American fare using ingredients procured from area farmers. In a dinner for two served at the on-site restaurant, you might enjoy dishes such as slow-braised Angus short ribs and seared Maine diver scallops. In the morning, cooks craft omelets made from local barnyard eggs and Vermont cob-smoked ham served alongside buttermilk pancakes sweetened by local maple syrup, while lunch is served at The Southfield Store.
New Marlborough, Massachusetts: Cultural History in the Midst of the Berkshire Hills
New Marlborough is a peaceful, rural town in the lower Berkshire Hills about 10 miles from Great Barrington and 120 miles from Boston. It’s surrounded on all sides by state forests—including Beartown and Sandisfield—which feature hiking trails and lakes full of fish.
This area has served as a place of peaceful solitude for some famous artists and writers. It’s worth checking out Herman Melville's Arrowhead, the home where he penned Moby Dick. Melville's study, piazza, and original fireplace are on display, as is the barn where he and The Scarlet Letter author Nathaniel Hawthorne met to discuss their writings and a shared love for Doritos. In nearby Stockbridge, the Norman Rockwell Museum displays a massive collection of paintings and drawings from the famous Saturday Evening Post artist, including the well-known Christmas Homecoming and Girl Reading the Post.
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What You Get
2-night stay for two in any room
Option 1: $345, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to an $892 value)
Option 2: $489, valid for check-in Friday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to an $892 value)
Included in both options:
Two breakfasts, one lunch, & one dinner for two at the onsite restaurant
Policies and Fees
Book by: 1/31/14
Travel by: 4/30/14
Blackout dates: Not valid 12/19/13–1/1/14, 1/18/14–1/20/14, 2/14/14–2/17/14
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee. 14-day cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2014. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 1/31/14 or promotional value expires
Must complete travel by 4/30/14
Not valid 12/19/13–1/1/14, 1/18/14–1/20/14, 2/14/14–2/17/14
Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
Limit 3 per visit
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required, subject to availability
All cancellations subject to $25 fee.14-day cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
Must be 18 or older to check in
Credit card required at booking and check-in
5.7% tax not included.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One king bed, one queen bed, or two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2–4, based on room
Adding occupants above standard: $40 per night for each additional guest
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: one pet may be added to pet-friendly room for $40 per stay (subject to availability)
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: not available
By plane: 40 miles from Bradley International Airport (BDL)
By car: about 40 miles west of Springfield, Massachusetts
Though this deal is valid for any available room, book early to reserve one of the premium rooms (195 or 201–206), which often fill up first. Guests will be assigned the best available rooms at booking.