STOCKBRIDGE, MA –The Berkshires of Massachusetts invites travelers to rediscover the celebrated arts scene this winter during Art Appreciation Season. Two properties under the Main Street Hospitality umbrella, the historic Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge and Porches at MASS MoCA in North Adams, are offering value-added stays with access to the area’s most sought after museums.
While summer favorites like Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow take their annual winter hiatus, the months of January through April – dubbed “Art Appreciation season” – encourage visitors to explore creative ways to enjoy the wide array of arts, culture and regional cuisine available.
“The Berkshires is home to more than 30 of the country’s most renowned museums and theater companies. As the peak season crowds subside, winter is an ideal time to truly enjoy the many cultural offerings the region has to share,” says Janet Eason, vice president of marketing at Main Street Hospitality.
This season guests can tour acclaimed collections including the first full exhibition on America’s most successful animation partnership, “Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning,” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and American fabric sculptor Nick Cave’s “Until” at MASS MoCA, one of the country’s largest centers of contemporary art located in North Adams. For visitors interested in theatre, the annual 10×10 Upstreet Festival in Pittsfield entertains crowds every February with 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights at the Barrington Stage Company and “10 Days of Play” at the Berkshire Museum.
Main Street Hospitality welcomes guests to Art Appreciation Season with two value-added packages:
“The Norman Rockwell Experience” at Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA
The historic Red Lion Inn invites visitors to explore the hometown of one of America’s most beloved artists with the “Norman Rockwell Experience” package, available through May 25, 2017. The package includes overnight accommodations, a $50 dining voucher and two passes to the Norman Rockwell Museum where guest can get an up-close look at the work of Rockwell and others who defined American illustration. Rates start at $220 per room, mid-week and $295 per room on Friday’s ¾ taxes and meal gratuity not included.
“Museum Madness” at Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA
Located just steps away from MASS MoCA, the Porches Inn at MASS MoCA places visitors in the heart of the Berkshires celebrated contemporary arts scene. The Porches Inn “Museum Madness” package includes overnight accommodations for two, complimentary continental breakfast and two tickets to both MASS MoCA and the Clark Art Institute. Available through April 30, 2017, rates start at $200 per night mid-week, taxes not included.
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Formed in 2013, Main Street Hospitality is a hotel management company founded originally at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with a long tradition of excellence in preservation, innovation, sustainability and operations. As owners and operators of some of the most distinctive hotels in the Berkshires, the company’s mission is to deliver unparalleled experiences for guests, employees and owners through an authentic approach to hospitality, service, and management. Main Street’s management hotel portfolio includes The Red Lion Inn, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, The Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA, and Hotel on North, Pittsfield, MA. For more information, visit www.mainstreethospitalitygroup.com or call 413-298-1610.
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