Eight rooms checked out of Hampton Terrace this morning. Looking back, I noticed that five of them were here to enjoy skiing in the Berkshires.
Two were mother-daughter pairs, who stayed here while attending classes at Kripulu, the Yoga institute down the street. That is a subject for another day.
One couple hung around the inn’s fireplaces all day. They said they had small children at home, and they only wanted to chill out.
Two couples went downhill skiing at Butternut in Great Barrington, which is about a 20 minute drive south of us.
One couple went to Jiminy Peak, located about 25 minutes to the north.
SO TO OUR QUESTION….Should You Stay at an Inn? Well, all of these couples did. I asked them all why they stayed at Hampton Terrace, as opposed to a condo on the mountain, or a strip motel at the base. After all, many people who ski at these places choose that option.
All replied that skiing was just ONE of their activities for the weekend. They wanted to be able to walk into a quaint village for fine dining and entertainment. They wanted a gourmet, seated breakfast instead of the fast-food options offered in a ski lodge facility (or worse, an empty fridge and cupboard in a rental condo).
Currently, Hampton Terrace is offering a ROMANTIC WEEKEND SPECIAL, which includes a $30 Gift Card to Nejaimes, our local wine/spirit/gourmet food shop. Nothing better to take the chill out of your bones.