Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Williamstown Holiday Walk 2011

The Holiday Walk runs from December 2-4, 2011

While your here, check out our special packages including a Lunch with Santa and Christmas Tree Adventure Packages

A fun selection of activities at the Holiday Walk Weekend includes a Reindog parade, Tree lighting. Horse drawn wagon rides, Story telling, a craft fair and so much more!!

Then return to the '6 House Pub! and enjoy a delicious dinner in our cozy tavern!

The Holiday Walk is put together by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce & Holiday Walk Committee

Check out some photos of past year's Reindog parade!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2011 Christmas Tree Adventure Packages

What a family oriented tradition for the Holidays!   
Come to the country, stay together in a comfortable cozy room and take a wagon ride through the fields to cut your own fresh Christmas Tree!

If you come Dec 2-3, have a pancake breakfast or lunch with Santa (extra) at the Tree Farm.   The kids will LOVE it!

Then visit another farm that features live Alpacas and a farm store. Unique Alpaca and maple products make great and thoughtful gifts!  Shop in town during our Holiday Walk or hit the Outlet Malls!  

We are centered between the Lee Outlet
Mall and the Manchester Outlets,
45 minutes in each direction!

Our fun "Holiday Walk" in Williamstown Dec 2, 3 & 4 has lots of
Holiday cheer, events, entertainment & shopping for the whole family!   
 for a schedule of events.

Then return to the '6 House Pub! and enjoy a delicious dinner in our cozy tavern!

$229 ~Two Night Package Includes:
Two night stay in any room with 2 beds
Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
Free Cut Your Own Christmas Tree (up to 8'),
(or a $45 Gift Card to the Alpaca Store)
$25 Gift card to the '6 House Pub!

*$ 229/per room includes all taxes & gratuity
*2 Adults and up to 2 Children under 10
$10 extra for Children over 10

$149~ One Night Package includes:
 One night stay in any room with 2 beds
Full Hot Breakfast Buffet
Free Cut Your Own Christmas Tree (up to 8'),
(or a $45 Gift Card to the Alpaca Store)

$25 Gift Card to the '6 House Pub!
 *$149/per room includes all taxes & gratuity

Holiday Vacation Special
Stay any 5 consecutive nights during the Holiday Vacation Week (Dec. 23-Jan. 1)
and save 15% off your room rate!  (Valid Dec 23-Jan 1)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sleigh Ride & Supper" Package, a new package at the 1896 House

Take some time out of your busy Berkshire itinerary, bundle up and take a 45 minute scenic ride through an alpaca farm with a team of Belgian Horses. The view is gorgeous with a spectacular scene of Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts!  You will come to a cozy cabin in the woods where you will be treated to hot chocolate! When you return to the Inn, you will enjoy a delightful winter supper at the 6 House Pub!  Package includes a Sleigh Ride for 2, hot chocolate, and a $35 Gift Card to the Pub.

Add $60 to Room or Luxury Suite Rate.
Children Add $7 each

Make a reservation at or call 413-458-1896 or Toll Free:  888-999-1896

What a time to visit Williamstown, stay at the 1896 House Inn and eat yummy food at the 6' House Pub

Thanksgiving Special

Although our Pub is closed Thanksgiving Day, we invite you to the Williams Inn for their famous
Thanksgiving Buffet!

Over 100 delectable items!

Add $75 to your 1896 House Inn room
or Suite Rate /double occupancy
Kids under 10 add $18.00 each
Kids under 5-Free
includes tax & gratuity.

Make a reservation at or call 413-458-1896 or Toll Free:  888-999-1896

What a time to visit Williamstown, stay at the 1896 House Inn and eat yummy food at the 6' House Pub

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Guthrie Family Rides Again

At the The Colonial Theatre (less then 40 minutes from the 1896 House)
111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Please click here for directions from the 1896 House to the Colonial Theatre

Saturday, November 19 8 pm

For over four decades, Arlo Guthrie has toured the world winning a broad and dedicated following. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Guthrie is a natural-born storyteller whose hilarious tales and timeless anecdotes are woven seamlessly into his performances.

There is a good chance that Arlo will sing Alice's Restaurant, which has become a Thanksgiving day tradition,  being played by radio stations across the country on Thanksgiving. Check out Alice's Restaurant on Youtube at

The Motorcycle Song, Arlo Guthrie

Friday, November 4, 2011

Now is the time to start thinking about skiing!

Many of the downhill Ski areas offer snow tubing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing parks and areas.
Several of the resorts are aiming to open up in Mid November! So dig out your goggles and your gloves, the ski season is just around the corner!

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort‎ (about 20 minutes from the 1896 House)
37 Corey Road
Hancock, MA 01237
(413) 738-5500
  • Elevation: 2380 feet
  • Vertical rise: 1150 feet
  • Number of acres: 170
  • Number of trails: 45
  • Number of lifts: 9
  • One six-passenger high-speed summit lift, the Berkshire Express
  • Two quad chair lifts, Widow White’s Quad and Whitetail Quad
  • Three triple chair lifts, the Novice, Summit and Cricket Triples
  • One double chairlift, the Grand Slam Double
  • Two surface lifts
  • Special Mountain Features
  • The Mountain Coaster! Jiminy's Coaster was the first in the Northeast and only the second in the country when it was installed. Operates daily during the summer months and 1 pm - 7 pm Weekends and Holidays througout the winter season. (Please note this is a change from the time listed on the 10/11 trail map)
  • Three Terrain Parks, with various hits and rails for skiers and snowboarders, 1 glade trail, 2 mogul runs.
  • Longest run: Left Bank, 2 miles
  • Average annual snowfall: 100 inches
  • Snowmaking: 96% snowmaking coverage, 350 tower and other guns.

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area‎  (about 40 minutes from the 1896 House)  Cross Country Skiing
1463 Plank Road
Petersburgh, NY 12138-5631
(518) 283-3652
  • 35km groomed trails
  • 15km ungroomed trails for snowshoeing & skiing
  • 4km lighted trails for night skiing
  • 20km skating trails
  • PSIA lessons offered daily
  • Complete ski rentals
  • Special group programs available
  • Complete retail shop

Prospect Mountain Ski Area‎ (about 35 minutes from the 1896 House)  Cross Country Skiing
204 Prospect Access
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 442-2575
  • 30+ kilometers of trails.

Berkshire East Ski Area‎   (about 45 minutes from the 1896 House) Downhill Skiing+
66 South River Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
(413) 339-6617
  • Base Elevation: 660 ft (201 m)
  • Summit Elevation: 1,840 ft (561 m)
  • Vertical Drop: 1,180 ft (360 m)
  • Skiable Area: 400 acres (162 ha)
  • Annual Snowfall: 110 in (279 cm)
  • Snowmaking: 100 %
  • Number of Lifts: 6
  • Uphill Lift Capacity: 6,200 per hour
  • Types of Lifts: 2 Surface Lifts, 1 Double Chair, 2 Triple Chairs, 1 Quad
  • Number of Trails: 45 Longest Run: 13,200 ft (4,023 m)
  • Trail Ratings (Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.)
  • Easiest Easiest: 30 %
  • More Difficult: 35 %
  • Most Difficult: 35 %
  • Alpine Skiing: Yes
  • Snowboarding: Yes
  • Restricted Areas: No
  • Heli-Skiing: No
  • Leash Required: Yes
  • Snowcat Skiing: No
  • Night Skiing Trails: 18
  • Terrain Park: Yes
  • Cross Country: No
  • Snowboard Elements: Yes
  • Half Pipe: No
  • Snow Tubing: Yes
  • Snowshoe Trails: No
  • Expected Opening Date: mid-December 2011
  • Expected Closing Date: end-March 2012

Mount Snow Resort  (about an hour and 10 minutes from the 1896 House) Downhill Skiing+
89 Pisgah Road, West Dover, VT
(802) 464-8501 ‎
November 19
Tentative Opening Day!

  • Mountain Areas: Main Mountain, North Face, Sunbrook, Carinthia
  • Total Acreage: 467
  • Base Elevation: 1,900’
  • Summit Elevation: 3,600’
  • Vertical Drop: 1,700’
  • Total Lifts: 20
  • Tree Terrain Acreage: Available on all four mountain faces.
  • Ability Level: 15% green circle, 70% blue square, 15% black diamond
  • Hours of Operation: 9am – 4pm midweek; 8am – 4pm weekends/holidays
  • Snowmaking Coverage: 80%
  • Terrain Parks: 100-acre Carinthia – 10 terrain parks, including 2 pipes
  • Average Annual Snowfall (since 1977): 156”
  • 2008-09 Snowfall: 173”
  • Lift capacity: 30,370 people per hour
  • Total Lifts: 20
  • Six Passenger Bubble Chairs: 1
  • High-speed Quads: 3
  • Fixed Quad: 1
  • Triples: 6
  • Doubles: 4
  • Rope Tow: 1
  • Magic Carpets: 4

Bousquet Ski Area‎   (about 45 minutes from the 1896 House) Downhill Skiing+
101 Dan Fox Drive
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-8316

  • 23 (Including 1 Glade)
  • Lifts
  • 3 Double Lifts, 2 Carpet Lifts
  • The Mountain
  • 750 Vertical Feet, 200 Acres on Yokun Ridge
  • Snowmaking
  • 85% Coverage
  • Terrain Parks
  • Bousquet will have 3 Terrain Parks for the 2010-2011 Season. The main park will be on Harris. A beginner park will be located on Lower Beeline and a small rail park will be located on Russell.

Notchview Reservation‎  (about 45 minutes from the 1896 House)  Cross Country Skiing
83 Old Route 9
Windsor, MA 01270
(413) 684-0148

With more than 3,000 acres of rolling terrain, Notchview offers an idyllic escape for winter sport enthusiasts, especially cross-country skiers looking for a brisk outing. Seventeen kilometers of trails are groomed and track-set for classical cross-country skiing; eight kilometers are groomed for skate skiing. A separate trail system is groomed for “skijoring,” or skiing with dogs. You can also go off track and explore the backcountry, or snowshoe alongside the ski trails.

Nordic Skiing: 40 kilometers (25 miles) of cross-country ski trails:

By Type:
  • classic skiing groomed: 16km
  • skate skiing ungroomed: 11 km
  • ungroomed trails: 11 km
  • dog loop: 2 km
  • snowshoers: alongside any ski trails
  • By Skill Level:
  • 7 beginner trails: 11 km
  • 11 intermediate trails: 18 km
  • 7 expert trails: 11 km

 Check out some of our ski packages at 
*prices subject to change