Historic Inns Fall Tour

Book Now

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Verona, New York

Join us this morning as we board our motor coach and cross at Fort Erie into New York State. This afternoon we take in the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. A guided tour of this 50-acre estate’s magnificent mansion is included. Continue on to Verona for overnight.

Day 1 Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Following a later breakfast, a quick drive brings us to the Oneida Community Mansion House. On our guided tour learn of this utopian Community. Continue to Stockbridge, and check into our hotel before we set off to an included dinner at the Historic Red Lion Inn. Take time to stroll the inn, see the antique furniture and admire the famous “teapot collection”. (B,D)

Day 3 Great Barrington, MA

Breakfast at our hotel before our local guide joins us for a full day of touring. Hear the stories about the characters and explore the era of the “Gilded Age.” The Berkshires are known as the Inland Newport and display mansions built during the turn of the century before the days of income tax. These estates, also called cottages, were the homes of Andrew Carnegie, Harley Proctor of Proctor and Gamble Co., George Westinghouse, the Vanderbilt’s and many others. A tour of Chesterwood is included. A guided tour of Stockbridge is included before free time on your own. Our tour concludes with an afternoon guided tour of the Mount, Edith Wharton’s summer home. Dinner is included this evening. (B,D)

Day 4 Sturbridge, MA

Following breakfast, a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, to enjoy at your own pace. Continue to Deerfield and Lunch at the Historic Deerfield Inn. A guided tour where our docent will present an overview of Historic Deerfield. She will then share some “Mystery Objects” with you, for you to learn what they are and about life in the village. There will be a cooking demonstration at a fireside hearth, before we tour the Stebbins House. Dinner included tonight at the Historic Publick House Inn (B,L,D)

Day 5 Sturbridge, MA

Breakfast before our day begins with admission to Old Sturbridge Village. The village is an authentic recreation of a rural New England Community in the transformative years between 1790 and 1840. Each historic building has been carefully restored and the costumed villagers go about daily life just as their New England ancestors did. Lunch on your own prior to our departure for Spencer and a stop at the Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn – an old fashion Christmas shop that will put you in the spirit of the season any time of year! This 160-year old barn features a dazzling display of ornaments, nativities, Santa’s and carolers. The vintage decorations on display will bring back memories of Christmas past. Continue to West Brookfield to the Historic Salem Cross Inn. Following our visit Back at the Inn you are welcome to take a Wagon Ride around the grounds. Tonight, a special made from scratch dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 Kingston, Ontario

An included breakfast before we begin our return journey, heading towards Alexandria and crossing the border back into Canada for our final night together. Farewell Dinner included this evening. (B,D)

Day 7 Home

Breakfast included before our final stop at the Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville. Glanmore was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1969 in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture. Built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips the grand interior features beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. Many of Glanmore’s rooms have been restored to the 1890s. Continue to our joining points. (B)