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Porches Inn at MASS MoCA Invites Guests to Art Country in the Berkshires

NORTH ADAMS, MA. May 17, 2017 — In the cultural hub of North Berkshire County, MA, Porches Inn at MASS MoCA has debuted a new Art Country package that offers art lovers access to four of the area’s renowned institutions: the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA), the Clark Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and Bennington Museum.

The Inn’s new ArtCountry package includes one ArtCountry Pass per adult per stay for complimentary admission to each museum, overnight accommodations, and buffet breakfast. Prices start at $270 per night based on double accommodations. The package is available for travel June 11 through September 24.

“With the location of Porches Inn literally across the street from MASS MoCA and the other museums just minutes away, our guests have a home base to experience what locals have always considered Art Country,” says Mel Karakaya, general manager of The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with these venues to enhance that experience.”

MASS MoCA will kick off Art Country’s summer season with the opening of its new addition, Building 6, on May 28. The new space will add 130,000 square feet to the museum’s campus and feature work from artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, and Gunnar Schonbeck (Bang on a Can). Located across the street from Porches Inn, MASS MoCA will be the largest contemporary art museum in the country once the new addition is complete.

Set in seven renovated Victorian-era buildings, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA’s guest rooms and public spaces employ a clever synthesis of retro and contemporary designs. The Inn features a year-round outdoor heated pool, WiFi, hot tub, sauna, bonfire pit, fitness room and meeting rooms for retreats and special events.

For more information on the Art Country package please visit http://www.porches.com/berkshires-hotel-specials/.

Main Street Hospitality

Formed in 2013, Main Street Hospitality is a hotel management company founded originally at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with a long tradition of excellence in preservation, innovation, sustainability and operations. As owners and operators of some of the most distinctive hotels in the Berkshires, the company’s mission is to deliver unparalleled experiences for guests, employees and owners through an authentic approach to hospitality, service, and management. Main Street’s management hotel portfolio includes The Red Lion Inn, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, The Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA, and Hotel on North, Pittsfield, MA. For more information, please visit www.mainstreethospitalitygroup.com or call 413-298-1610.

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