Porches Inn - North Adams Inn: Western Massachusetts Inn, MA
Porches InnNorth Adams, MA
In the late 1990s the forgotten mill town of North Adams became a haven for technology companies and was infused with new life. Sparked by the visionary efforts of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), which has renovated parts of a sprawling mill complex, the Porches Inn represents a new twist on hospitality. Comprising an entire block of late 19th century row houses, Porches is an up-to-the-minute inn that still honors the spirit of the mill workers who lived and labored here for decades. The use of bold color and simple design elements lend an air of chic hominess that appeals to weekend escapists and business travelers alike. The inn is named after is most distinguishing feature, the long verandas that link the six separate structures and afford ample opportunities for lounging, reading, rocking and relaxing.
- Air Conditioning
- Family Friendly
- Handicap Accessible
- Historical Features
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- In-Room Jacuzzi Tub
- In-Room TV
- Meeting Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
- Wireless Internet Access
- Antique Shopping
- Cross Country Skiing
- Cultural Activities
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Snow tubing
231 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
The spectacularly located and formerly overlooked city of North Adams is being revitalized through ART—cutting edge, contemporary art, no less! And it has called to a few of us in a big way. Our hook was the block of seriously dilapidated but sturdily built, beautifully detailed Victorian row houses that dominate the view from Building Five, MASS MoCA’s vast splendid exhibition space.
Porches, you see, was inspired by MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) the visionary array of galleries and performance spaces taking root in a sprawling 19th-century mill complex. Phase I of MASS MoCA, 300,000 square feet of award-winning renovation completed in 1999, celebrates artists of today and the best of their big ideas.
Porches is the most visible manifestation, to-date, of the changes sparked by MASS MoCA. Its 47 rooms of retro-edgy, industrial granny chic ambiance make a spirited lodging statement in New England and beyond. Leisure travelers surrender to tony comfort and attitude-free service while itinerant techies avail themselves of WiFi connections and bandwidth galore.
Imaginative renovation includes long verandas and bold inside/outside spaces. The interiors mix striking, colorful style with homage to the generations of mill workers’ families who lived here. The inn and its amenities…breakfast, the pool and more, are outlined a few clicks away...along with the rich attractions of this unique region.
Click on. Read on. Dare to come...to Porches, to North Adams, to the Berkshires. You may never be the same!
MeetingsMeetings Capacity: 24
Meetings Guestrooms: 47
Why Meet @ Porches?
You'll be the center of our attention - with 47 rooms and two intimate meeting spaces, you won't feel as if you're being overlooked. We're perfect for groups of 4 to 24.
State of the industry hotel amenities (from wireless Internet to the bedding you expect to a full service fitness center, lap pool and sauna) means you won't sacrifice any big city comforts when you choose us! Breakfast is included in our room rate - help to control your costs.
We're pretty easy to get to - our location, right near the end of the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) puts us just two hours from Inman Square, and just over three hours from Union Square. If you need to fly anyone in, check out the Albany International Airport, just about an hour away.
WeddingsWeddings Capacity: 60
Weddings Guestrooms: 47
The Porches Inn is perfect for intimate, memorable weddings and reunions of all kinds. We offer a variety of function spaces to enhance your event – be it a celebratory meal in our sunny breakfast room or a dance party in Building 7.
The Board Room, located in the Reception Building, features old-fashioned black board walls, and can accommodate up to 18 people for a banquet (30 for a reception).
Building 7, located just behind the reception building, features a spacious room with a twenty foot ceiling and state-of-the-art media system and can accommodate up to 40 people for a banquet (60 for a reception).
The Breakfast Room, located in the Reception Building, offers a spacious room adjacent to the front porch and full of natural light – and can accommodate up to 24 people for a banquet (35 people for a reception).
The Wedding Glen, situated at the top of the hill behind Porches, is an outdoor deck located in the midst of our native woodland garden – a great place for a wedding ceremony, group yoga session or reunion picnic.
The Woodland Gazebo is a nifty little “clubhouse” that we built at the top of our woodland garden – and it’s wired for electricity and WiFi, making this the perfect HQ for that party in the woods you’ve always wanted to throw!
RoomsNumber of Rooms: 50
The inn consists of 47 rooms, including 21 suites. Each room is individually furnished, including some with claw-foot tubs, and high-tech amenities. Deluxe rooms feature a queen or king-sized bed with private bath; some are available with private porches. King rooms with porches are deluxe corner rooms with a king bed, porch, and a lion claw tub and walk in shower. Double queen rooms offer two queen beds with a private bath with lion claw tub and separate shower. Deluxe queen suites are one-bedroom units with a queen bed, private bath with Jacuzzi-style tub and a separate living room with sofabed. Two-bedroom suites feature two queen bedrooms on separate levels connected by a spiral staircase. Each has its own bath with separate tub and shower, and a separate living room includes a sofabed.