Where to stay when you come to the show

 

Jon took the photo of Jane McMillens pincushion on the invitation. Somehow, once again I forgot to credit him.

Our vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, thwarted by the hurricane moving up the coast, Jon and I decided to spend a couple of days in Vermont and take a shorter trip to the Vineyard next week when the weather is better.   So today I’m sending off the invitations  for the Functional Art Show to the artists who are participating, then I’m taking a couple of days off.  No blogging, no email and no guilt about it.

I’ve had a few people writing to ask if there are any good hotels to stay in near the farm for the show.  So I’ve gathered a list for anyone interested.

Just up the road from the farm is the Bunker Hill Inn (518) 854-9339. It’s close by  friendly,quiet and beautiful.

There are two Inns in Cambridge NY an easy half hour away in the creative and quaint town of Cambridge NY.   There’s the Cambridge Hotel (518) 677-5626 and The Rice Mansion Inn (518)677-5741.  Chung-Ah Park, one of the potters in the exhibit, shows her work at the Artisans Market in Cambridge.  You can also visit the Battenkill Bookstore in Cambridge and get Jon’s new book “Going Home: Finding Peace when Pet Die” ( or any of his books) which Jon will be signing at the show.  You can also get any of Jon’s books just up the road from the farm at Gardenwork.  And if in Cambridge, remember to also visit Jack’s Out Back.  That’s Jack Metzger’s Gallery and Antique shop.  Jack was in the first Pig Barn Gallery Show.

The Dorset Inn (802)867-5500 in Dorset Vermont is also about a half hour away.  It’s a bit more luxurious and in Dorset  you can visit the Redux Gallery where Jon sells his notecards and I sell some potholders.

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Where to stay when you come to the show”

  1. Kim Gifford says:

    Hi Maria,

    I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make this show and I’m so disappointed, but I think I’ll be showing my pug Alfie in a dog show that weekend. I did want to tell you that I finally made it to Cambridge and visited both the bookstore there (placed an order for Jon’s book) and also visited Jack and his shop. Loved it! A lot of his work was on exhibit elsewhere but did get to chat with him (didn’t realize he was Mary’s husband) and purchased a copper ring made in town. Can’t wait to get back there again.

    Still working on my collages and having a great time. If I can sneak away from the dog show I’ll try to make the show, if not will be in touch. My best to Jon.

  2. Maria says:

    I hope Alfie, wins Kim. And don’t worry about not coming to the show, it’s ok if you miss this show, just don’t miss the one you’re in, in the spring! I love Jack’s shop to and chatting with Jack and all his stories.

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