Dig Into Upscale-Rustic Vibes at Tourists in Massachusetts

Roadside motel-turned-boutique trailside getaway, this property puts its emphasis on rustic vibes and mindful sustainability.


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Breakfast buffet, exterior shot, cocktail, and deck bar photos by Nicole Franzen;

Photo by Dane Tashima

Roadside motel-turned-boutique trailside getaway, Tourists, which opened in 2018, puts its emphasis on rustic vibes and mindful sustainability. Unfinished soft-wood accents in the bedrooms complement the mountainside views, while cement and gleaming porcelain in the bathrooms provide a modern, industrial air that’s offset by rainfall showers and local eco-friendly toiletries — all available for purchase, should stuffing them in your luggage not suffice.


Photo by Nick Simonite

 

Dining matches the upscale-rustic vibe and is a highlight of any stay. Breakfast, ordered the night before and delivered right to your door at the requested time, is a wholesome start to the morning, with options like vegetable quiche, fresh-baked pastries and tea, egg sandwiches with harissa aioli on potato focaccia, and creamy yogurt with poached pears and coconut-ginger granola.

 


photos by Nicole Franzen​

 

The Lodge and seasonal Deck Bar are also open for your midday snacking needs, leading into supper with warm, hearty favorites, like the pizza of the day (the pie with ramp pesto and sausage was delightful), seasonal salads, charcuterie and cheese boards, farm burgers, and more. Grab a house-made craft cocktail with dinner or head over to The Airport Rooms from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the lodge’s adjacent 1813 farmhouse, where Chef Corey Wentworth dedicates the evening to a roadhouse-style menu of classic American cocktails, as well as small snacks and bar bites.

 


Photos by Nicole Franzen

 

From $199/night; www.touristswelcome.com


 

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