Tourists Welcome: Hotel in North Adams
In the Berkshires, Tourists Welcome is an old roadside motel transformed into a dream summer getaway.
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The Tourists Welcome hotel is located on the historic Mohawk Trail in the small town of North Adams, in the far northwest of Massachusetts.
Opened in 2018, the hotel is led by a dynamic team of five partners including Ben Svenson, Eric Kerns, John Stirratt, Scott Stedman, and Cortney Burns. The old Redwoods Motel from the 1950s was demolished and rebuilt in collaboration with architect Hank Scollard, and with Julie Pearson for interior design. The name of the hotel is inspired by an old road sign “Tourists Welcome”. The project was to take the concept and aesthetics of a classic American motel. The old foundation now houses a newly built structure inspired by traditional roadside lodges, with their linear volumes and outward-facing doors. U-shaped in the plan, the main part of the hotel is composed of low-slung bars that surround a central courtyard with native flora. The facades are wrapped in white oak planks.
The hotel consists of 48 minimalist rooms. Rooms are equipped with high ceilings, floors, headboards, and furniture in light wood, and large square windows offer framed views of the bucolic landscape. Bathrooms have concrete floors, spacious showers, cylinder sinks, and Ursa toiletries. Each room has sliding glass doors leading to an outdoor shower and lounge chairs on a wide back deck.
A pathway leads from the central courtyard to the back portion of the property, providing access to the heated saltwater swimming pool, deck overlooking the Hoosic River, the common lounge with a fireplace, and the Airport Rooms cocktail bar, a cozy gathering place. The property feature a 67-meter suspension bridge designed and fabricated by Tree-Mendous Aerial Adventures, which traverses the river, and connects guests to a forested nature preserve.
Tourists Welcome is a destination for adventure, community, and comfort.
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Common lounge with fireplace
Double room from 170 € per night during low season.