Monday, April 30, 2012

May Art & Dine Special

It's the last month to take advantage of the Clark ArtInstitute while it is FREE! While you are here, also visit Mass MoCA, Williams College Museum of Art, Berkshire Museum, Norman RockwellMuseum, & Bennington Museum.  Stay 2 midweek nights in any room, show us an admission ticket to any museum and we'll give you one $35 Gift Card per room to the popular '6 House Pub!

To plan your trip better, check out the schedule of exhibits and exhibitions:

Clark Art Institute (5 minutes from the 1896 House)

Mass MoCA (15 minutes from the 1896 House)

Williams College Museum of Art (5 minutes from the 1896 House)

Berkshire Museum (30 minutes from the 1896 House)

Rockwell Museum (50 minutes from the 1896 House)

Bennington Museum (20 minutes from the 1896 House)

Friday, April 27, 2012

A perfect addition to a weekend getaway

When you are on vacation or even just a weekend getaway, one of the things high on the priority list is to RELAX.

Massage is one of the best options to help relax, it also aids in the body healing processes and helps
with general well being. What better way to reduce anxiety (and your blood pressure) by going to get a massage.

In Touch Day Spa is only 5 minutes away from the 1896 House. They offer Massage Therapy, facials, skin care, a full service hair salon, a private outdoor hot tub and a relaxed atmosphere. Check out a full list of their services at

Date Night Special - One hour private Hot Tub for two followed by 2 one hour massages $175.00

As a courtesy to their staff they require a minimum of 24 hour advanced notice to change or cancel appointments.*Otherwise the full fee for booked services will be charged. If you arrive late they will do their best to accommodate you, however they may have to finish on time.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please stop by or call 413-458-3235

In Touch Day Spa
84 Water Street, Williamstown MA

Friday, April 20, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are Walks

While you are here visiting the 1896 House Inn, getting outdoors in this great weather should be on your "to to" list!

Williams College is putting on a series of Food Foraging Walks taking place locally.

Saturday, April 28 (11am – 1pm) — Aimee Gelinas at Stone Hill in Williamstown
Sunday, April 29 (1 – 3pm) — Blanche Derby at Field Farm in Williamstown

Saturday, May 5 (1 – 3pm) — Russ Cohen at Money Brook Trail in Williamstown
Sunday, May 6 (1 – 3pm) — Russ Cohen at Cole Field in Williamstown

Each walk costs $25 per person, rain or shine.

Register for the events by going to

PLEASE NOTE, participants are required to pre-register for all foraging walks at least 48 hours in advance. Walk-ins are not permitted as there is limited space for each walk. Registration is non-refundable.

Location is subject to change but will remain in the northern or southern Berkshires as originally planned. Registered participants will receive confirmation of location via email the week of the walk. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for hiking and weather conditions.

The walks will be led by instructors who will focus on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes, and the history of foraging in the Berkshires. One goal of the walks is to educate the public on ecosystem balance and sustainability.