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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

Wine and Canvas – a Couple’s Night for Valentine’s!

Wine and Canvas was a west coast fun night phenomenon that has now come to western Massachusetts and the Deerfield Inn, amongst other venues.  It is a painting class with cocktails! Last night a professional artist led a group of couples in painting a canvas that joined up to make one large picture when they … Read More

Renovating Two Guestrooms

Our 24 rooms at our bed and breakfast near Greenfield, MA are all named after folks connected with Deerfield’s history, and we have a calendar for constantly refreshing them  so they look bright and clean and inviting. This winter it is the turn of room 144 and 146, with 141 and 145 slated for later … Read More

Deerfield’s Snowy Owl

Our Deerfield, MA lodging has its own #snowy owl for the time being! These beautiful birds have been coming far south of their boreal range and delighting the gang of ornithologists who are wrapped up in scarves and tea cozy hats with their powerful lenses aimed at this young owl. One bird watcher told me … Read More

Happy New Year from our Family to You and Yours

Something to look forward to in the new year is the return of jazz brunch at our Deerfield, MA bed and breakfast starting on Sunday, January 12, from 11:00-2:00. We have some wonderful new add-ons such as an Eggs Benedict Trio with three  different toppings, fluffy omelettes with eggs from happy chickens, and waffles and … Read More

Wine & Canvas comes to Massachusetts!

Now on the east coast as the craze for artsy fun has swept over from California – painting your own masterpiece in less than three hours! We had one of these fun painting parties here recently at our Deerfield, MA inn. People anxious to try their hand at creating a picture reserved their easel ahead … Read More

Shoe Tree!

  The dear and lovely Beth and Alexis had the wonderful idea of helping us all feel warm by doing something warming and special for others. One of our trees at our Deerfield, MA bed and breakfast is designated as the collection tree, and the gifts beneath it will be  shoes and boots of all … 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.