Western Massachusetts Workshops

Ruth B. McDowell is pleased to offer for 2011 three 5-day Designing From Nature Workshops in beautiful western Massachusetts, near her home in the hills.

Each workshop will be held in Historic Deerfield is a beautiful tree-lined colonial village of antique homes and museums; the perfect setting for Ruth's classes!

Deerfield Class


Each student is responsible for booking and paying for her own accomodations.
The Deerfield Inn, a charming historic lodging place, is within easy walking distance of the classroom. A block of rooms has been reserved for us - the group code is QUILT (NOTE: Due to this region's gorgeous 'leaf-peeping' season, this block is not available for the Oct 17-21, 2011 workshop). Many other housing options are included in the housing list below,


Each student is also responsible for her own food costs.
Meals, including lunches, are avialable at the Deerfield Inn. There is a refrigerator available at the White Church classroom for lunch storage, as well.

Housing Alternatives for Western, MA Workshops

The following is a list of available establishments. We make no recommendations. Some are closer to Deerfield, some to Colrain. They represent a variety of accomodations and prices.

Brandt House - www.brandthouse.com
Distance to Deerfield: 3.7mi
Distance to Colrain: 10.7mi
Rooms: 9
Note: Full or Continental Breakfast

Dancing Bear Guest House - www.dancingbearguesthouse.com
Distance to Deerfield: 14mi
Distance to Colrain: 6.3mi
Rooms: 3
Note: Plentiful Breakfast

Deerfield River House
Distance to Deerfield: 5.7mi
Distance to Colrain: N/A
Note: Studio Apt + Kitchen Sleeps 4

Hawk Mountain Lodge - www.hawkmountainlodge.com
Distance to Deerfield: N/A
Distance to Colrain: 12.8mi
Rooms: 5
Note: 4 rooms + 1 suite

High Pocket B&B and Barn - www.highpocket.com
Distance to Deerfield: N/A
Distance to Colrain: 3.9mi
Note: Offers horseback riding and stabling

Inn the Village
Distance to Deerfield: 14mi
Distance to Colrain: 6.6mi
Rooms: 2
Note: Continental Breakfast

Kenburn Orchard B&B - www.kenburnorchards.com
Distance to Deerfield: 13mi
Distance to Colrain: 6.4mi
Rooms: 3
Note: Full Breakfast

Maple Lane Farm
Distance to Deerfield: N/A
Distance to Colrain: 10.2

Penfrydd Farm - www.penfrydd.com
Distance to Deerfield: 19.1mi
Distance to Colrain: 4.4mi
Rooms: 4

Rose Acres
Distance to Deerfield: 5.8mi
Distance to Colrain: 7.3mi
Note: 3Br Cottage w/ Kitchen

Shelburne House B&B - www.shelburnehouse.com
Distance to Deerfield: 8.9mi
Distance to Colrain: 5.1mi
Rooms: 3

Six Maple St.
Distance to Deerfield: 14mi
Distance to Colrain: 6.6mi
Rooms: 2
Note: Full Breakfast

Super 8 Motel - www.super8greenfield.com
Distance to Deerfield: 5.2mi
Distance to Colrain: 9mi
Rooms: 60
Note: Continental Breakfast

The Deerfield Inn - www.deerfieldinn.com
Distance to Deerfield: 2-3 Blocks
Distance to Colrain: N/A
Rooms: 23
Note: Group code 'Quilt'

The Greenfield Inn - www.thegreenfieldinn.com
Distance to Deerfield: 4.7mi/9min
Distance to Colrain: 9/3mi/17min

The Hampton Inn - www.hamtponinn.com
Distance to Deerfield: 5.2mi/11min
Distance to Colrain: 9.1mi/17min
Rooms: 68
Note: Full breakfast

The Red Roof Inn - www.redroofinn.com
Distance to Deerfield: 4.8mi
Distance to Colrain: N/A
Rooms: 123

The Red Rose Inn - www.redrosemotel.com
Distance to Deerfield: N/A
Distance to Colrain: 9.7mi
Rooms: 18

West Winds B&B - www.westwindsinn.com
Distance to Deerfield: 7.6mi
Distance to Colrain: 6.3mi
Rooms: 9 rooms/ 1 suite
Note: Full Breakfast

Travelers Woods NE, Inc.
152 River Rd., Bernardston, MA
Phone: 413-648-9105

White Birch Campgrounds - www.hikercentral.com
214 North St., Deerfield, MA & Whately Rd., Whately, MA
Phone: 413-655-4941

Country Aire Camp Ground
1753 Route 2, Shelburne Falls, MA
Phone: 413-625-2996

Camp Lion Knoll
77 Oak Hill Rd., Greenfield, MA
Phone: 413-772-6486


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