What rocks you back on your heels when you discover the mile-long, tree-lined Old Main Street of Deerfield in this most rural part of Massachusetts lined by gorgeous homes from the 18th– and 19th-century, two schools, and three working farms, is the way this heart of colonial America seems to have risen from the surrounding landscape of cornfields,
rivers, and hills. The sense of place, of the impact of the continuum of our past into the present, is imbued in every flagstone, every brick, every clapboard building, and the 1774 liberty pole with its flag of freedom. This is the best documented small town in America, and we can look out from the porch in front of our inn and point out to you the reasons why when you come to visit us.
The Deerfield Inn is central to the legacy of the village: built as a small hotel in 1884 and welcoming gentlefolk on horse and by carriage from then to now. Then guests could come by a tram that stopped right outside, and now they come by car and bike to enjoy a scene that remains very like the one traveler Benjamin Silliman would have seen in the 1800s when he noted the “luxuriant and beautiful country” and was pleased to be “comfortably lodged in a good inn, just in time to visit, before dark, a very interesting antiquity.”
Our historic Massachusetts hotel with its excellent farm to fork restaurant and tavern, embracing wing chairs, warming fireplaces, white rockers and bright Adirondack chairs, and constant spirit of serenity, peace, and welcome, continues to offer travelers a sweet respite from the hectic and busy bustle that lies beyond our own made-in-America Brigadoon. We also have the perfect location for fairytale Deerfield, Massachusetts weddings.