Where the Hudson Valley

Meets the Beautiful Berkshire Foothills


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Ever heard of the Minute Man? How about the Lincoln Memorial? Well, both of these iconic statues were created by sculptor Daniel Chester French. During his lifetime, French established a summer house and studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, just a few miles from the Inn at Silver Maple Farm. Today, the buildings and grounds that make up Chesterwood are a …

Our guests often ask us where we get some of our furniture and decorations. Most pieces are one of a kind finds – or, in the case of the pair of re-purposed Singer sewing machine dining tables, two of a kind! We regularly comb through little shops and dusty backrooms in the hopes of finding …

It’s true. But in a good way. Some of you may have noticed the tiny vegetable garden in front of my house. A couple of days ago I harvested two nice cucumbers – the first homegrown veg of the season. But what to do with them? Truth be told, cucumbers are not exactly my favorites. Contemplating my boring …

With our guests keeping us happily busy, we don’t always get to enjoy a great meal out. Last night was one of those rare weekend nights when everything comes together, and we can enjoy a sampling of all the Berkshires has to offer. Our dinner at Chez Nous was a wonderful treat. Chez Nous has long been on my short list …

Sometimes during the quiet moments of the morning, usually on weekdays, the most interesting and beautiful birds will settle down for a walk and a peck. A beautiful pair of cardinals like to fly in and out of the ornamental tree just in front of the entrance to the Inn, but they have been successfully …

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International just held their annual New England Conference. It was a great time of year to visit Cape Cod – spring was in full swing, and the smell of the ocean was aromatic. There were numerous interesting seminars which covered everything from how to improve your website to how to improve …