Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day!

“‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘What’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ “‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ “‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. “Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.” A country breakfast is … Read More

Come and Celebrate in July!

A writer for Harper’s Magazine came to visit Deerfield and wrote, “Old Deerfield …is one of the most beautiful rural towns in New England…Its spacious street stretches along the terrace and a bowery aisle of magnificent elms, under which the houses stand, separate, with gardens and grassy banks, in neighborly seclusion…Back of the town rises … Read More

130th Birthday This July

Make your plans now to avoid disappointment! The Deerfield Inn will be 130 years old this summer, so we have some rooms available in July as a gift to you for just $130! Afternoon tea and cookies, a full country inn breakfast, and free passes to the museum houses of Historic Deerfield are all part … Read More

Yankee Editors’ Pick

Unexpected and a very delightful surprise! Here is the press release: Historic Deerfield, MA – Newly re-opened for just over a year, the Deerfield Inn has bounced back from an 18-month renovation after a five-foot wall of water took out much of the first floor during Hurricane Irene. So astounding was the come-back that the editors … Read More

On Your Bike!

Thanks to our friend Henry – our Champney’s equivalent of Cheers’ cerebral Frasier Crane – we have two extraordinary and special country bikes that guests can rent. These bikes have big fat tires and a high gear, so you can sail up Eaglebrook hill like a Tour de France pro. Recall the joy and wonder … Read More

Deerfield Inn Brochure from the Mid-1920s

A lovely gift from a friend of the Deerfield Inn who found this brochure in one of the boxes his grandmother had stored in her attic.  You can’t see the car on the front very well, but peering through a jeweler’s loupe, a car guy we know dated it to the early 1920s. It shows … Read More

March is Massachusetts Maple Syrup Month

We have had the perfect season so far for swiftly-flowing sap for Massachusetts maple syrup.  There are many sugar houses in our neighborhood, including Williams Farm of Deerfield just along the street. Folks line up for their pancake breakfasts in the Williams’ handsome wooden barn filled with that unmistakable and delicious aroma of boiling sap.  Look … Read More

Oysters are a Kiss from the Ocean – How to Shuck an Oyster

Question: Which of these foods are said to stir passion? An oyster, an avocado or a turnip? Oysters you immediately say. But why? Maybe it’s the zinc in the oysters, maybe it’s the mythology that has become accepted as gospel, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Increasingly, fishmongers play up the equivalent of a wine terrior.  Apparently … Read More