Ghosts of Massachusetts :: Deerfield Inn Visitors

Ghosts of Massachusetts – They say we have had a passel of ghosts here at the Deerfield Inn for hundreds of years. At least two of them are pretty active still. One is a bit bossy and inquisitive, one is mischievous and gets excited when children are staying. No doubt a load of cobblers, but … Read More

Spring Activities :: Hampshire County, MA

With thanks to visithampshirecounty.com, this blog is to let you know about a couple of activities that you and your family might find fun in Hampshire County this spring. We have family-friendly connecting rooms, and there is still space available on crisp April nights before the May Commencement and Parent Weekends. Bees, Butterflies, and Bugs: Starting … Read More

Gay Friendly Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast

So on our website we have a proud multi-color flag at the bottom because we mean it. Also on our website we can enable a really cool feature that allows us to see where visitors to our site are going. That flag gets clicked so often it is a bright red blob on the heat … Read More

Back in the Day :: Stories of Historic Deerfield, MA

We are always interested in oral history of the Inn’s past. We have heard stories of historic Deerfield from a woman on a coach group trip from a senior center who told us of the summer months when she was a little girl visiting her grandmother, the cook at the adjacent Stebbins House. Another guest … Read More

Deerfield Spring Sampler Craft Fair :: March into Spring

Think ahead beyond this snow to the promise of spring. The Old Deerfield Spring Sampler Craft Fair is held in West Springfield at the Big E on March 7 and 8. Extraordinary crafters, free demos for DIY ideas, music, good eats, and the chance to win $50 shopping certificates. If you have ever been to … Read More

The Great Snow :: New England Winters

We think it is absolutely freezing and the worst ever, but almost 300 years ago, in 1717, so much snow fell in New England that for generations afterwards people would talk of events as before or after the Great Snow. According to The New England Historical Society, drifts were as high as 25 feet so … Read More

Hospitality at the Deerfield Inn is a Relationship….

…not a transaction. We were recently at a conference in a hotel. They did a fantastic job with food and service, but I have some thoughts about why you might like to choose an inn such as ours over a hotel venue if you are planning a small retreat. We have those dispensers of product … Read More

Staying at the Deerfield Inn is Good for Your Health!

Fireplace + relaxation = lowered blood pressure and good for your health! The soothing, soporific effects of sitting by an open fire during the depths of winter have long been established. Now it seems the very idea of a log fire helps to lower blood pressure. A study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, says: … Read More