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Bizen ~ Great Barrington MA, 17 Railroad Street

“Best Sushi Outside of Japen” so says the Boston Globe.  And Bizen is organic… 20 minutes from the motel; very pricey, very wroth it… kids okay, but not so comfortable.  Reservations highly encouraged at all times. 413-.528.4343 Guests comments include: … Continue reading

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Vico ~ Hudson NY, 186 Warren Street

Vico” means village in the Tuscan dialect, and this place has built a community around locally grown, seasonal ingredients, uncomplicated preparation based on the centuries-old traditions of Italian cuisine.  Plus, Vico gives Silvanus Lodge guests’ a free glass of wine … Continue reading

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Swoon ~ Hudson NY, 340 Warren Street

First rate dining; local foods, chefs and service – the best of all to offer. 20 minutes from motel; kid friendly (be sure to mention when making reservations), fittingly priced, yet it can be a bit pricey. Guests comments include: … Continue reading

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Earth Food ~ Hudson NY, 523 Warren Street

Earth Food ~ #1 pick of guests for lunch in Hudson; healthy, organic, vegetarian, and local meats too.  Small place, but good health foods; great breads and soups.  Juice bar is excellent. 20 minutes from motel; kid friendly, fair prices … Continue reading

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Mt Washington House ~ Hillsdale NY, 2627 Route 23

Mt. Washington House ~ this historic structure was built in 1881 and is currently preserved by Kelly whose attention to detail is bringing the old dame back to life. Just a minute from the motel; reasonably priced, childrens menu, 518.325.4631 Guests comments … Continue reading

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Taconic Wayside Inn ~ Copake Falls NY, 108 State Route 344

Taconic Waysid Inn, Restaurant & Tavern – just down the road Bash Bish Falls and Taconic State Park; the vintage little resort is from an era long past; a treasure – now a loved local eating spot. 5 minutes from … Continue reading

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Martin’s ~ Great Barrington MA, 49 Railroad Street

Martin’s!  Um….  some people make Martins sound like it is suppose to be perfect, FAR from it.  Perfection would spoil this sweet, fresh little gem.  A super nice place for breakfast or lunch. 15 minutes from motel, reasonable prices, kid … Continue reading

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John Andrew’s ***** ~ Egremont MA, Route 23 (224 Hillsdale Rd. Great Barrington, MA)

TOP RATED BY GUESTS John Andrew’s without question is the guest’s choice.  JA’s is a destination by itself, and event, and experience. 5 minutes from motel; pricey, but worth every penny, kid friendly.  Reservations best for holidays and weekends. 413-528-3469 Guests … Continue reading

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Ca Mea ~ Hudson NY, 333 Warren Street

Ca’ Mea is Northern Italian cuisine (not so much tomato sauce…).  They have a real live Italian chef – Massimiliano (Max). 20 minutes from motel; kid friendly, expensive, but reasonable. 518.822.0005 Guest comments include: “The chef has a very nice … Continue reading

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