The Porches Inn | North Adams, Massachusetts

The Porches Inn was inspired by MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) which is an array of galleries and performance space located in a 19th Century mill, in North Adams.

North Adams is a small and charming city with a strong modern art identity, boasting a host of art and crafts galleries and shops, boutiques and restaurants. The Inn itself is sited in a row of formerly delapidated mill workers cottages that have been superbly renovated with long verandas, bold decor and an aesthetic that is contemporary and edgy, but also has a vintage vibe to pay homage to the mill workers that used to live there. Being in such an arty city, and located just across the road from MASS MoCA, it is not surprising that Porches has its own art installations and an artist-in-residence. In addition to the art, inn amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness room, sauna, hot tub, native woodland garden, woodland gazebo and bonfire pit. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, either in the breakfast room or delivered to guestrooms.


Deluxe Standard – A spacious and colourful room with either a king or queen bed, and a slate floored bathroom. Standard rooms with a private porch are available.

Deluxe Standard Double Bed – A bright and airy room with two queen beds, slate floored bathroom with a clawed foot bath, and separate shower.

One Bedroom Suite – Each suite has a bedroom with a queen bed and a separate living room which has a sofa bed. The bathroom features a Jacuzzi tub.

Two Bedroom Suite – A two storey guest area with a queen sized bedroom, living room with sofa bed and bathroom on the ground floor and a second bedroom and bathroom in the loft area, accessed by a spiral staircase.

Why We Like It

The Porches Inn is a unique place to stay, combining social history with the comforts of modern living. If you like art, then spending a few days here will immerse you in an environment like you’ve never experienced before.

Services and Amenities

New York to Toronto – 2015 (Smith)

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J Smith - Travelled New York to Toronto