Touring North Adams

November was a big month for us. We celebrated 10 years of loving each other, my survival of the first trimester of my second pregnancy, and Brent’s 35th birthday. Since the summer we’ve had our eye on the hotel Tourists Welcome after I saw it on good ole’ instagram, so for Brent’s birthday I booked us a stay for a long weekend. After a beautiful wedding season, a challenging few weeks of pregnancy and lots of editing, I felt it was the perfect time for us to slow down, unplug, and enjoy each other’s company outside of our home.

It was our second time in North Adams as a family, so we were somewhat familiar with the area and decided to venture out on little day trips instead of staying close by. The last time we were in North Adams was during Labor Day weekend. We did a little hiking at Mount Greylock and then headed over to Mass MoCA, so we skipped both this time around but look forward to coming back in the summer because I’m dying to take a dip in their pool.

There was a small dusting of snow on the ground, and from the hotel you can see the snow covered tree tops of Mount Greylock which was so beautiful. It was such a lovely and relaxing weekend.

Below are some photos from our time there.


His, hers, and a hot chocolate for the mini - our weekend routine.


A little birthday hike behind the hotel.


Post walk birthday bliss.


On our way to coffee in the lodge.


Looking for things to do in the area? Here’s what we did over the weekend.

Places to eat:

Brewhaha (breakfast), Grazie (Italian) and Trailhouse (American cuisine) Bright Ideas Brewing (Beer and pizza) - we also really enjoyed the food from the lodge in the hotel. I’ve been on a beet kick lately and their beet salad was to die for.

Places to go:

We traveled to Bennington, VT as well as Manchester, VT for a little sight seeing and walking. Bennington was only 30 minutes away, and Manchester was about an hour. If you want to stay local, head over to Mass MoCA, or go for a hike at Mt. Greylock.