Places To Stay
The following list gives you some options to check out for lodging. I don’t have personal experience with many of these places, so please give me feedback about them.
Stay close to Northampton, the workshop location. The farther north you go, the more scenic, the farther south, the more urban. Public transportation to and from the workshop is available, (check the bus schedule).
When making reservations ask how long it will take to get to Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Northampton is a fun, active small city—lots of great food and things to do at night.
Lodging tax here is 9.7%.
For information on additional B&Bs call Berkshires Bed and Breakfast Reservation Service, 413-268-7244.
Autumn Inn, 259 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060; 413-584-7660; www.autumninn.com. $86–112/night plus tax. Good location near Smith College. Walking distance to downtown Northampton and workshop location.
Clarion, One Atwood Drive, Northampton, MA 01060; 413-586-1211; www.hampshirehospitality.com. $109–199/night plus tax, includes breakfast Monday through Thursday. Decent looking place, just off Interstate 91. Swimming pool.
Country Court Motel, 480 Southampton Road, Westfield, MA 01085; 413-562-9790. $50-65/night plus tax. Not fancy. Ten miles south of Easthampton.
Diantha’s Garden Bed and Breakfast, 20 Wolcott Road, Southampton, MA 01073; 413-529-0093, 888-332-7797. $65–75/night includes tax and breakfast; discount may be available. Quiet. Very good reviews. Four miles south of Easthampton.
Hotel Northampton, 36 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060; 413-584-3100; www.hotelnorthampton.com. $155/weeknight, $190/weekend night for double bed. Very fancy. Right in downtown Northampton.
Knoll Bed and Breakfast, 230 N. Main Street, Florence, MA 01062; 413-584-8164; www.crocker.com/~theknoll. $75/night includes tax and breakfast. No smokers. Nice setting. Florence is part of Northampton.
Lupine House Bed and Breakfast, 185 North Main Street, Florence, MA 01062; 413-586-9766; www.lupinehouse.com. $70–90/night. All private baths. 3 miles to downtown Northampton.
Northampton Best Western, 117 Conz Street, Northampton, MA 01060; 413-586-1500; www.bestwestern.com. $79–89/weeknight, $109–129/weekend night plus tax. Looks like a better than average motel.
Park Street Bed and Breakfast, 238 Park Street, Easthampton, Ma 01027; 413-527-7861; www.parkstreetbb.com. View of Mt. Tom range. Good reviews.
Ramada Inn, 1533 Elm, West Springfield, MA 01089; 413-734-8278. $69–83/night plus tax. Ten miles south, off of Interstate 91.
Red Roof Inn, Routes 5 & 10, Deerfield, MA 01342; 413-665-7161, 800-red-roof; www.redroof.com. $51–105/night plus tax. Swimming pool. Fifteen miles north, off Interstate 91.
Scottish Inn, West Street, West Hatfield, MA 01088; 413-247-5601. $45–85/night plus tax. Not fancy. Eight miles north of Easthampton.
Sugar Maple Trailside Inn,Sugar Maple Trailside Inn, 62 Chestnut Street, Florence, MA 01062; 413-575-2277; www.sugar-maple-inn.com. $80–100/night includes breakfast; will offer 15% discount Monday through Thursday nights. Located on the “rail-trail,” a biking/walking path connecting Florence and Northampton.
Super 8 Motel, Route 5, Holyoke, MA 01040; 413-536-1980; www.super8.com. Check website for rates; ask for discount when making a reservation. Not fancy. Holyoke is five miles east of Easthampton.
Yankee Pedlar Inn, 1866 Northampton St., Route 5, Holyoke, MA 01040; 413-532-9494, 800-413-3771; www.yankeepedlar.com. $80–125/weeknight, $90–135/weekend night plus tax. Moderately fancy place.
Penrose Inn Haydenville, MA
888.268.7711 or 413.268.3014
Best Western Northampton, 413-586-1500
Deerfield Guest House. Deerfield, MA
firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-665-0922