Where to Stay for the 2015 Solid Sound Festival – Wilco Lodging – Hotels, Campgrounds

Most come for the music, but some lucky ones stay for the beauty, the culture, the calmer pace of life.

This list of lodgings in and around North Adams, MA is helpful to those planning to attend the 2015 Solid Sound Festival since it is still early and you probably can score some premium lodgings if you act now rather than waiting until May or June. (photo above by Rick Levinson of the 2010 Solid Sound Festival.)

Tickets (now on sale) can be found [here.]

Solid Sound Festival. Rick Levinson photo.

Solid Sound Festival. Rick Levinson photo.

Guest Houses -Air BnB

A fine alternative to mainstream accommodations is https://www.airbnb.com for independent local places to stay. Some are within walking distance of the Solid Sound Festival.

Dorm Style

Check out this Buxton School page. This alternative has hostel style accommodations. The beds (which are all twin-sized mattresses) are located in shared double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Located at 291 South Street, Williamstown, MA, the Buxton School is 7 miles from the event site, and adjacent to the Clark Art Institute. The campus is within walking distance of downtown Williamstown and Williams College, and has access to local hiking trails. Dorm rooms and tent camping are available for the weekend.

Another possibility is 18 miles away at Southern Vermont College where there are both Dorm style rooms and tent camping. Check out http://wilco.svc.edu/

Hotels


The Williams Inn – Williamstown, MA (5 miles)(5 rooms available Friday night, 15 rooms available Saturday night) 
Best Western New Englander Motor Inn – Bennington, VT (18 miles) (5 rooms available)
Catamount Motel – Bennington, VT (18 miles) (7 rooms available)
Paradise Inn – Bennington, VT (18 miles) (3 rooms available, prefer 2 night minimum)
Readsboro Inn – Readsboro, VT (18 miles) (7 rooms available)
Southgate Motel – Bennington, VT (18 miles) (10 rooms available)
Berkshire Inn – Pittsfield, MA (21 miles) (25 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Comfort Inn – Pittsfield, MA (21 miles) (10 rooms available Friday night, none available Saturday night)
Travelodge – Pittsfield, MA (21 miles) (10 rooms available Friday night, 2 rooms available Saturday night)
Berkshire Mountain House – Stephentown, NY (24 miles) (10 rooms available)
Oxbow Resort Motel – East Charlemont, MA (24 miles) (12 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
White House Inn – Wilmington, VT (26 miles) (12 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
1804 Walker House – Lenox, MA (28 miles) (4 rooms available)
Apple Tree Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles) (8 rooms available at the Lodge, 7 rooms available at the Main House)
Birchwood Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles) (2 rooms available, 3 night minimum)
Blantyre – Lenox, MA (28 miles) (2 rooms available Friday night, sold out for Saturday night)
Brook Farm Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(6 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Canyon Ranch – Lenox, MA (28 miles) (114 rooms available)
Cornell in Lenox – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(12 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Days Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(15 rooms available for Friday night, sold out Saturday night)
Garden Gables Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(2 rooms available Friday night, sold out Saturday night)
Gateways Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(5 rooms available)
Kemble Inn and Breakfast, The – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(4 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Rookwood Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(4 rooms available)
Wagon Wheel Motel – Lenox, MA (28 miles)(10 rooms available)
Yankee Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles) (20 rooms available Friday night, 2 rooms available Saturday night)
Inn at Richmond – Richmond, MA (31 miles)(2 rooms available)
Applegate Inn – Lee, MA (32 miles)(10 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Devonfield Country Inn – Lee, MA (32 miles)(9 rooms available on Friday night, 5 rooms available Saturday night  )
Federal House Inn – Lee, MA (32 miles)(8 rooms available Friday night, sold out Saturday night)
1862 Seasons on Main B&B – Stockbridge, MA (35 miles)(6 rooms available)
Historic Merrell Inn – South Lee, MA (35 miles)(6 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Inn at Stockbridge – Stockbridge, MA (35 miles)(5 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge, MA (35 miles)(50 rooms available)
The Briar Cliff Motel – Great Barrington, Ma (35 miles) (3 rooms available)
Hilton Garden Inn – Troy, NY (39 miles)(5 rooms available)
Weathervane Motel – Manchester, VT (40 miles)(4 rooms available, 2 night minimum)
Deerfield Inn – Deerfield, MA (41 miles)(13 rooms available)
Clarion Hotel – Northampton, MA (45 miles)(17 rooms available)
Hotel Northampton – Northampton, MA (45 miles)(5 rooms available)
Knights Inn – Castleton-on-Hudson/Schodack, NY (51 miles)(10 rooms available)
Chesapeake Inn of Lenox – Lenox, MA (28 miles)
Cliffwood Inn – Lenox, MA (28 miles)

The following lodgings are very popular and sell out early:


Campgrounds

Solid Ground Tent Site

In the past,  Solid Sound and MASS MoCA have teamed up with the City of North Adams to provide a field within easy walking distance (a little over one half mile) from the festival and museum, downtown merchants, bars and restaurants. Although this is a basic, open field tent site, services include porta-potties, drinking water, a simple food service tent (with late night hours), and pay-per use showers.
Reservations and payment will be handled through the MASS MoCA box office, by phone or in person only. You might check with them at (413) 662-2111 between 11am and 5pm, any day except Tuesdays.
The site is located on soccer and playing fields south of Joe Wolfe Baseball Field on Route 8 approximately .7 miles south of MASS MoCA (towards Adams).
Each tent plot reservation includes one 15 x 18’ space, plus a nearby parking space for one (non RV) vehicle. However, the site will not be set up for car-side camping, so please pack light! For parties with more than one vehicle, extra vehicle parking will be provided in a designated remote lot, served by the Solid Sound shuttle bus.
Plots and RV parking will be allocated by the order in which your reservation is made. You will be sent reservation credentials which you must present at the check-in gateway to the tent field.
  • The RV slots do not have electrical, sewer or water hookups
  • Campers may leave their cars in campside parking lots until 7:00pm Sunday (but please pack tents and other gear into cars by 3pm Sunday).
  • A maximum of 4 persons per plot, enforced.
  • No open fires. Coleman-type camp stoves permitted.
  • No glass bottles.
  • No illegal substances.
  • Quiet please: no generators from 11pm – 9am
  • Basketballs and other simple recreational gear will be available for kids (and there is a basketball court and running track/rec field nearby).
Please note, there will be some on-site security, including 24 hour monitoring, but campers are strongly advised to not leave valuables in tents, and lock your cars. The City of North Adams and MASS MoCA will not be responsible for loss of valuables.

Updated by Larry Murray 12/9/14 and 1/22/15