This year, we will be featuring special lodging offers from our partners for all Where the Wild Things Are weekends. The Briarcliff Motel in Great Barrington, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams and The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, are welcoming all foragers who will be traveling from outside the area. If you’d like to stay right near your most preferred walk, The Briarcliff is located directly across from the trailhead to Monument Mountain and the Red Lion Inn is a short walk from the beginning of Laura’s Tower/Ice Glen walk.
Register for the walk(s) of your choice at least 48 hours in advance by visiting Eventbrite.
Check out our lodging specials below.
The Briarcliff Motel, Great Barrington, MA
The Briarcliff Motel is a classic 1960s motorlodge, which is currently being reinvented as a hip B&B for today’s travelers. Partnering with Where the Wild Things Are for the first time, they will mark their debut by offering overnight guests a ‘Wild Things’ package consisting of bed, breakfast and one registration for the walk for $130 plus tax. Additional tickets for the walks are $25 per person. The ‘Wild Things’ package is available on weekends from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 20, 2012, and is subject to availability. For additional information and to make a reservation, please call 413.528.3000 and speak to Clare or Richard: please mention ‘Wild Things’ when calling.
The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
As a partner in the Where the Wild Things Are walk series, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA is offering a ‘Wild Things’ special for guests wishing to stay overnight – 20 percent off the rack rate. ‘Wild Things’ is available on weekends from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 20, 2012, is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. For additional information and to make a reservation, please contact the Porches’ Reservations Department at 413.664.0400 to reserve a room. Please mention Berkshire Farm & Table’s ‘Wild Things’ when booking.
The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA
The Red Lion Inn will extend a ‘Forager’s Special’ as part of Where the Wild Things Are – 20 percent off the rack rate. The ‘Forager’s Special’ is available on weekends from Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 20, 2012, and on Thursday, Friday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend — May 24, 25 and 28. This special offer is not valid on Saturday, May 26 or Sunday, May 27, is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. For additional information and to make a reservation, please contact the Red Lion Inn’s Reservations Department at 413.298.1690 or e-mail email@example.com . Please mention ‘Forager’s Special’ when booking.
Dining Out with Farmed + Foraged
Where the Wild Things Are is partnering with Berkshire Grown and local restaurants who are committed to sustaining and supporting the richness of the Berkshire landscape, both cultivated and foraged. Our weekend walks in April and May are leading up to Berkshire Grown’s Farmed + Foraged springtime culinary event on Memorial Day weekend.
To celebrate spring and the beginning of the growing season, Berkshire Grown will host a fourth year of Farmed + Foraged: A Weekend of Spring Flavors – a celebration of farmed and foraged seasonal foods at area restaurants from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28.
Farmed + Foraged: A Weekend of Spring Flavors will feature local edibles from area farms, forests and fields. Many participating Berkshire Grown restaurants throughout the region will offer three-course prix fixe menus and a la carte selections to celebrate this farm-to-table dining event. Menus will feature an array of wild edibles, locally grown produce, Berkshire artisan cheeses, heritage breed meats, locally made bread and chocolate, and Berkshire-crafted beer and spirits. Pricing will vary at each location.
A special thanks goes out to our dining sponsor, Mezze Restaurant Group, which operates Allium Restaurant + Bar in Great Barrington and Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown, Mass. Both restaurants will be participating in Farmed + Foraged this year as well.