One-, Two-, or Three-Night Stay at Ramblewood Inn in Sheffield, MA
- Pay: $95
- Value: $175
- Savings: $80
Chalet-style lodge in beautiful Berkshires region with quaint guest rooms; located in prime spot to view region’s autumn foliage
Must book by 10/1/12 or promo value expires. Must travel by 10/31/12. Limit 2/person, may buy 2 more as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. All cancellations subject to $15 fee. For cancellations less than 14 days in advance, must reschedule within 6 months of cancellation or fee up to Groupon price applies. Must be 21+ to check in; 12+ to stay. Credit card required at check-in. Valid only for Greylock, Everett, Monument, Taconic, & Washington rooms. Not valid w/ reward points. 10% tax not included.
Log Cabin B&B in the Berkshires with Decadent Homemade Breakfast
New England is famous for its spectacular autumn foliage, and the Berkshires region stands out for its astonishing mix of trees, from maple and birch to oak and sassafras. These trees blanket the landscape in shades of red, purple, and gold, a phenomenon that draws thousands of "foliage drivers" every year. One of the best places to see the seasonal show is along Route 7, a winding country road that makes up the backbone of the Berkshires. Located less than 5 miles from Route 7 on leafy acreage of its own, Ramblewood Inn puts guests in the heart of this natural beauty while allowing them to stay in a chalet-style log cabin.
Innkeepers Cliff and Nadine Hawver go out of their way to make guests feel at home, beginning with a homemade gourmet breakfast. The lavish, family-style feast includes baked-apple pancakes, praline french-toast soufflé, fresh tomato-basil-mozzarella frittatas, and other guest favorites.
The hospitality goes beyond thoughtful cooking. Recently, a guest accidently spilled blueberries all over her white blouse. The woman returned later that day to find her shirt laundered and pressed hanging in her closet. "I didn't want her worrying about the stain for the next five days,” Nadine says. “That just wouldn't make sense. So I took care of it right then."
Ramblewood Inn’s individually decorated guest rooms come outfitted with wood paneling. The Greylock room puts visitors in a cozy nook complete with a king-size bed and vaulted ceilings. The first-floor common room is just as comfortable, with couches and an old-fashioned fireplace. "We want guests to feel like they can put their feet up on the coffee table and watch the ball game," says Nadine, who quickly confirms that the Red Sox are the home team. If you're looking for some outdoor recreation, take a hike along the Appalachian Trail, which runs right through the cabin's backyard, or paddle a canoe on the nearby trout pond.
The Berkshires: Historical Highlands Region with Antique Shops and Mountain Hiking
Located in western Massachusetts, the tiny town of Sheffield sits on the fertile floodplain of the Housatonic River. Incorporated in 1733, it is the oldest community in Berkshire County, and relics of the colonial era can be found in the dozens of antique shops that line the country roads. Delve deeper into the town's past at Ashley House, an early-18th-century modified saltbox located 8 miles from the lodge.
Sheffield is one of many towns that make up the Berkshires, a beautiful highlands region famous for its thriving arts scene and gorgeous river valleys. Since the 19th century, artists and writers from Herman Melville to Edith Wharton have found solace and inspiration here while penning their most famous works and typewriter-rebate offers. The tradition continues today at a number of repertory theaters and world-class museums, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge and Herman Melville’s Arrowhead house in Pittsfield. With its geography of mountains, forests, and valleys, as well as a portion of the Appalachian Trail, the Berkshires also keeps outdoors enthusiasts busy.
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