New North County Hotel Featured in Vanity Fair
There's still a few weeks before North County's newest and chicest boutique hotel opens it's doors to guests, but it's already gaining some pretty impressive national attention.
TOURISTS, located on Route 2, the old Mohawk Trail, won't welcome it's first guests July 30th of this year, but the trendy, nostalgic hideaway has already caught the attention of Vanity Fair. Yes, Vanity Fair, kind of a big deal. The world renowned publication featured TOURISTS in it's Summer 2018 issue, calling it the 'new summer spot in The Berkshires'.
For years on Route 2 in North Adams there stood a faded and neglected 'Tourists' sign marking the adjacent 1813 farmhouse which used to serve as a rest-bit for tired travelers. The sign, which has been restored, provided inspiration for Eric Kerns, project manager, along with his partners, developer Ben Svenson, Brooklyn Magazine founder Scott Stedman, Chef Cortney Burns and Wilco bassist John Stirratt. The group purchased the farmhouse and a small motor inn up the road, as well as 55 acres of property along the north and south banks of the Hoosic River.
The website touts the new lodging facility as a 'resort inspired by the classic American roadside motor lodge, set on the banks of the Hoosic River in the Berkshires city of North Adams. Designed for the 21st century traveler, the 48-room property is a union of design and nature, home to woodland trails, riverbank vistas, sculptural installations and more. Using common, organic materials, your room is both haven and trailhead, connecting you with your vacation self and serving as a basecamp for exploration and adventure.'
Reservations can be made on the hotels website, with stays beginning on July 30th. Mid-week rates run just over $200, with weekend rates in the $350 range, depending on dates. Loom, the hotel's restaurant, will feature hotel parter and James Beard Award winning Chef Cortney Burns, and is set to open in early 2019.