We Are All Lit Up At The Deerfield Inn!

  We don’t mean we have been testing the #microbrew beer before the Brewskis and Brats on September 1st!  We have beautiful lights up along the old pillars that let folks know, “We are back open! Come on in!  All are welcome at the Deerfield Inn!”       First Paul removed the turf and … Read More

Brewskis & Brats on the Valley Beer Trail

On Sunday, September 1st, get a jump start on #Oktoberfest.  Put on your boots, your birks, and bandanas, and join us on the lawn from 2-6 pm for this section of the fun and fabulous Valley Beer Trail. Live music, “outdoors” food such as barbecue, bratwurst,  beans, and much more, and barrels and barrels and … Read More

On Your Bike!

For the past seven years, Glen has organized the #cycling Farm Ride that brings cyclists of all skill levels to the Happy Valley to enjoy our bucolic landscape, fields, farms, tobacco sheds, rivers, and local hero restaurants. Cyclists come from all over New England, New Jersey, New York. Deerfield Ted tried to get in on … Read More

Hot Car Flash Mob

Cruise nights are a fun event in this neck of the woods. The summer nights bring out all kinds of cars: vintage, unusual, fun, rare, silly; all cherished and shiny, and some park with the bonnet up so you can see an engine so pristine you could eat off it. We went to one in … Read More

Royal Rewards

We have a royal reward to deliver to you – if your name is George, Alexander, or Louis; if your name is Elizabeth, Philip, Charles, Anne, Andrew, Edward, William, Catharine, Henry; if you live in Cambridge; come and stay with us any two nights Monday-Wednesday from July 29-August 28, and your second night will cost … Read More

Jim Antone, Zamboni Man & More

Jim Antone has his own chair at the bar because he just retired after 39 years at Deerfield Academy, but will never retire from coming to the inn. He remembers when the zamboni didn’t pick up and all the ice scrapings had to be shoveled out by hand. Now a new machine costs $120,000 and … Read More

Vegetarian Nirvana

Our herb garden has taken off with the dry heat interspersed with downpours. The adage about changeable New England weather and just waiting five minutes if you don’t like it seems to be true! The colorful, peppery nasturtiums can decorate anything from salads to desserts, and they are not just pretty but they take away … Read More

Franklin Festivals for the Family

The Green River Festival on July 20th and 21st, is the summer music event in western Massachusetts, with hot air balloons, two stages of music, a dance tent, local arts & crafts, food stalls, and special events for children (free admission under 12). On stage this year, among many others, Brandi Carlisle, Gogol Bordello, The Skatalites, and … Read More