winter in new england

A Winter Getaway

The holidays are in the rear-view mirror and spring is a long way off.  It’s winter, and if you’re a snow lover or not, you’ll want to take a break at some point during these long, cold months. Here in Deerfield, winter is a time when everything seems to slow down. The snow that blankets … Read More

The Holidays Are Just Around the Corner

It seems like we start hearing about the holidays from the retail world earlier and earlier every year. More and more it’s before Halloween that we start to see sales for decorations and holiday movies on TV. Needless to say, now that the calendar has turned to November, it’s time to get ready for the … Read More

Deerfield in the fall

Fall is in Full Swing!

It felt like autumn would never get here, as the weather was very warm, humid and rainy for the first few weeks of the season here in New England. The trees have even been a bit delayed in their annual display of color, but we’re finally starting to see some pretty colors and some crisp, … Read More

Things to Do in Western Mass-Visitor Center

So Many Places to Go and Things to Do in Western Mass!

How is it the middle of August already? Where did the time go? With the last weeks of summer ahead of us, we were thinking about all the great things to do in Western Mass (and when we can make the time to get to all these places!)  If you are looking for great last-minute … Read More

Deerfield Inn at dusk

Duties of Innkeepers, 1810

Historic Deerfield Inc recently acquired a broadsheet from about 1810, issued by the state of Massachusetts, entitled Duties of Innkeepers. We are in dereliction of quite a few of these duties – we fail on the no dice and cards about the house, we definitely allow dancing and revelry, and we are sorry, but there … Read More

Oriole perched on a branch

The Pioneer Valley and Birders Go Together

The Pioneer Valley is a hot spot for birders. Fans gather every year in the spring for  hawk watching, especially along the ridge line at Mount Tom in Easthampton, and the muddy road down to the south meadows in Deerfield was clogged when a young snowy owl landed up here for a few weeks. The … Read More

Overview of Deerfield MA

New Exhibitions at Memorial Hall Museum

The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association was founded in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1870 as the very first historical society in Western Massachusetts. It is a charming three-storied building with 19 rooms of art, culture and history, all housed in the original 1798 Deerfield Academy building, acquired by antiquarian and historian George Sheldon to house the collection … Read More

Woman and child churning butter

Practical Housekeeping :: Tips from 1883

Here are some rather charming housekeeping hints from a book called Practical Housekeeping, Buckeye Publishing Co., 1883 that I picked up at one of the super secondhand bookshops around here. These hints seem as good now in 2016 as they were in the year before our Deerfield bed and breakfast was built. And read on down … Read More

To Our Valued Friends & Guests…

Welcome back to The Deerfield Inn. We are so excited to share with you the charm and warmth of the Inn and all of Historic Deerfield’s natural beauty. We want to reassure you that our first responsibility and top priority is the safety and well-being of each of our guests, as well as our team. Please take a moment to review our new wellness measures which are in place for your visit to the Inn. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us directly.

General Property Information

• The Inn is an ideal location to practice physical/social distancing due to the property’s location in beautiful Historic Deerfield. The entire property has been deep cleaned and sanitized and multiple cleanings continue throughout each day. Hand-sanitizer is also available throughout the Inn.
• Guests and team members will observe recommended distancing protocols.
• Personal protection equipment (PPE) amenity kits featuring disinfecting gel, nitrile rubber gloves and masks will be provided upon request for guests.
• We will comply with, or exceed, local or state mandated occupancy limits.
• All team members will receive training on COVID-19 safety and sanitation protocols with more comprehensive training for our teams with frequent guest contact.
• All team members will be wearing masks for their safety and the safety and comfort of guests. The health of our team members is carefully monitored on a daily basis.

Housekeeping

• Industry leading cleaning, Ultraviolet Lights and sanitizing protocols are used to clean guest rooms, with particular attention paid to high-touch items.
• Two levels of housekeeping services will be offered to each guest:
o Housekeeping Limited Service: Our team will access your room once daily to provide service and restock linens and amenities.
o Housekeeping Drop Service: Your fresh linens and towels along with any other requested amenities will be packaged and placed at your door upon your request.
• The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.
• The frequency of air filter replacement and HVAC system cleaning has been increased and fresh air exchange will be maximized.

Dining

• New service options include Dinner on the Lawn, Porch, Terrace and In-Room Service.
• Curbside pick up will be available for To-Go orders.
• Seating capacity has been reduced in Champney’s Restaurant& Tavern based on CDC recommendations.
• At the completion of a dining service, the table, chairs and menus will be sanitized prior to the next seating.
• The spacing of tables has been adjusted to allow for six feet between tables

Wellbeing Plan is subject to change based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control, MA Department of Public Health, American Hotel Lodging Association and all other applicable government authorities.