Why You Need to Visit the Hancock Shaker Village

Located in nearby Pittsfield, MA, the Hancock Shaker Village is one of the region’s most popular historic sites. During the 18th century, it was home to a religious clan known as the Shakers, who arrived from Europe in search of a new life. At their village, they lived, worshiped, farmed the land, and celebrated life. During your stay with us at The Gateways Inn, we highly recommend a visit to the place that beautifully embodies early American history and culture. Continue reading “Why You Need to Visit the Hancock Shaker Village”

Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Tanglewood Schedule This Summer

Each summer, the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival attracts hundreds of music lovers from all over the world! With a wide variety of highlight performances, it’s an absolute must for your summer itinerary. Whether you prefer classical music or the more contemporary sounding artists, the 2018 Tanglewood schedule is sure to showcase a performance to suit your tastes.

Looking for more ways to enjoy yourself in the Berkshires this summer? After taking a look at the 2018 Tanglewood schedule, download your free copy of our Vacation Guide! It’s filled with all the best local recommendations on activities, attractions, dining, and more! Continue reading “Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Tanglewood Schedule This Summer”

Everything You Need to Know About Wandering Star Craft Brewery

Wandering Star Craft BreweryAfter a full day of adventures in the Berkshires, there’s nothing quite like relaxing with an ice cold craft beer. Luckily, for beer lovers like you, there are several incredible breweries to choose from near the Gateways Inn! One that has stood out from all the rest is Wandering Star Craft Brewery in Pittsfield, MA. This local production brewery has become very popular among couples for their flavorful selections, friendly staff, and unique atmosphere. Learn more about Wandering Star Craft Brewery and be sure to add it to your vacation itinerary!

Interested in more places to visit like Wandering Star Craft Brewery? You’ll find a whole list of the best recommendations for local activities and attractions in our free Vacation Guide to the Berkshires! It’s everything you need to plan the ultimate vacation to our New England destination.

More About Wandering Star Craft Brewery

Wandering Star is a 15 barrel production brewery and taproom in the heart of the Berkshires. However, this isn’t your typical brewery. Since they don’t have a regular bar or tasting menu, they open their doors to visitors each Saturday for exclusive tours and tastings! Guests will be transported throughout the brewery and learn how each of Wandering Star’s delicious brews is created. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to try their selections or fill a growler. Here are some of their most popular beers:

 

  • Wandering Star Catcher in the Rye
  • Wandering Star Catnip
  • Wandering Star Loopy Juice
  • Wandering Star Imperial Stout

 

Other Local Breweries That You’ll Love

Wandering Star Craft Brewery is just the beginning of the craft beer scene in the Berkshires. Here are even more nearby breweries that you won’t want to miss!

Barrington Brewery and Restaurant

Since 1995, Barrington Brewery has served spectacular barn brewed beers and food made from scratch. Only the freshest ingredients have been used to create each of the indulgent brews on the menu. Plus, it was the first brewery on the east coast to use a solar panel system that supplies solar-heated hot water for brewing and restaurant use.

Big Elm Brewing

Although Big Elm is one of the Berkshires’ newest breweries, they have quickly grown to become one of the most popular! Their wide list of tap options means you’ll surely find a brew that suits your tastes, and they’re even open for tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Continue Your Beer Tasting Journey at the Gateways Inn

Butternut Ski AreaAfter exploring local breweries, return to the Gateways Inn for some well-deserved rest and even more beer! The bar in our Lounge offers a variety of local craft beers, including gluten-free options.

Our Procter mansion turned bed & breakfast boasts luxury amenities without sacrificing its historical charm. The 11 guestrooms exude the ultimate luxury and comfort with all the modern amenities you desire. You will also be just steps away from our award-winning restaurant! Ready to get away from it all? Book your stay at the Gateways Inn today!

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Vacation Guide! It’s filled with only the best recommendations for local breweries, shopping, dining, and more.

3 of the Most Fun Mass MoCA Events That You’ll Love

Mass MoCA EventsMass MoCA, also known as the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of the world’s liveliest centers for enjoying today’s most evocative masterpieces. Not only are they known for several thought-provoking exhibits, but they host several exciting concerts and events throughout the year. During your stay at the Gateways Inn, here are just some Mass MoCa events that you won’t want to miss!

Mass MoCA events are just the beginning of all the fun things to do in the Berkshires! By downloading your free copy of our Vacation Guide, you’ll receive instant access to all the best recommendations for local attractions, dining, entertainment, and more. Continue reading “3 of the Most Fun Mass MoCA Events That You’ll Love”

Enjoy the Best Beers at Barrington Brewery

Barrington BreweryWherever you travel in Massachusetts, you’ll find locally made ales and lagers that are fresh, unique and sure to please. The Berkshires is home to some fantastic breweries, but one that stands out from the rest is Barrington Brewery. Located approximately 20 minutes from the Gateways Inn, this local favorite is known for its solar brewed beer and fresh ingredients in every glass. It’s a true delight for beer lovers, just like you! Here is everything you need to know about our local brewery and how to get the most out of your visit.

Interested in more places to visit like Barrington Brewery? You’ll find a whole list of the best recommendations for local activities and attractions in our free Vacation Guide to the Berkshires! It’s everything you need to plan the ultimate vacation to our New England destination. Continue reading “Enjoy the Best Beers at Barrington Brewery”