If money is no object, The Examiner's Kathleen Jay recommends a stay at the Deerfield Inn in Deerfield, Mass.
What: A room at the Deerfield Inn
Where: Deerfield, Mass.
How much: $240 per night
Why: Planning on making Deerfield your home base when you explore Western Massachusetts’s hiking? The Deerfield Inn, built in 1884, is an original, full-service inn located in the center of the 350-year-old National Historic Landmark village of Deerfield. The inn features 23 guest rooms — all of distinct size and shape with private bath. The inn also features a restaurant that serves breakfast daily, and dinner on the weekends. Located at 81 Old Main St., the inn can be contacted at (413) 774-5587 or by visiting www.deerfieldinn.com.
What: A visit to Smith College Museum of Art
Where: Northampton, Mass. · How much: $5
Why: Through Sept. 30, the Museum of Art is hosting “Ansel Adams”, a show featuring a range of the photographer’s well-known images, such as “Moonlight over Hernandez, New Mexico” “Half Dome” and “El Capitan.” The gallery, located on the beautiful campus in Northampton, is open Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids.