Let’s all decide to ignore our chores for yet another weekend and book a last minute getaway! It certainly feels like everyone else is on vacation in the city, so why be one of the few suckers still commuting to work? Extend your summer Friday into Thursday or even all the way into Monday and book a room at one of these hotels, brand new this summer, on the ocean, in the country and in our own backyard in Beacon Hill.
The journey is half the fun when traveling to the Berkshires. Views from the road are breathtaking soon after leaving the city limits and only get better the farther west you go. And just at the moment when it’s time to stretch your legs, you’ll pull onto the corner of Latham and Spring streets and be in front of the new Williams Inn, set to open on August 15.
This three-story, 58,000 square-foot property has 64 rooms and was designed by Cambridge-based architecture firm CambridgeSeven, to mimic and champion its quintessential New England surroundings. The hotel is located on close to 4,000 square feet of green space, the majority of which can be tented and enjoyed year-round. There’s also a restaurant on the property called the Barn that has an outdoor patio for enjoying the locally-sourced cuisine in agreeable weather, and the Taconic Golf Club can be found right nearby as well as many hiking trails. And after a long day of enjoying the great outdoors, unwind in rooms decorated with a thoughtful contemporary art collection created by area artists including Barbara Takenaga and Laylah Ali.
101 Spring St., Williamstown, 413-458-9371, williamsinn.com.