It’s always nice to treat yourself to something special, but sometimes you can squeeze just as much relaxation and pleasure out of a bit less cash. Check out these awesome places to stay in the Bay State that feel like an indulgence, without all the sticker shock.
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1. Mountain Log Room near Northampton, Westhampton
This private guest room in a log cabin near Northampton will make your rustic fantasies a reality, and all for under $100 a night. You can choose a king size bed or two twins for your room setup, which includes a private hallway bathroom, separate entrance, breakfast and an evening snack. You'll only be 20 minutes from town, and there are plenty of hiking, kayaking, fishing and biking opportunities nearby. Rates start at only $75 a night. (Follow the links under the photos for the listing.)
2. Monument Mountain Motel, Great Barrington
If you're traveling to the Berkshires in the middle of foliage season or any time around Tanglewood's events, you'll have a hard time finding reasonably priced accommodations. That's where the Monument Mountain Motel comes in. This motel is small, but it's also run by friendly staff, well-maintained and clean. Rates are around $83 per night, and it makes the perfect base camp for exploring popular Berkshire attractions like Bash Bish Falls. (247 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington)
3. Nickerson State Park
There's no reason why you should keep yourself cooped up while on vacation. Nickerson has over 400 campsites tucked around the banks of eight, crystal-clear ponds. Rates vary by campsite, but you can get a site right on the water for around $22 per night.
4. Goat Meadow Farms, Conway
As you may have guessed from the name, this is a one-bedroom apartment in the walkout level of a barn home on a goat farm. You'll have the full apartment at your disposal, with a double bed, sitting and dining area, kitchen, bathroom and private entrance. The best part? All this is in view of beautiful farmland, flower gardens and a frog pond. Guests will have access to goats and two adorable mini-donkeys. Rates start at only $82 per night. (Follow the links under the photos for the listing.)
5. Worcester West Side City Apartment, Worcester
For a mere $43 a night, you'll get a huge, private room in a stylish Worcester Victorian home. The accommodations come complete with a memory foam king bed, free WiFi, a large common room with a television and a sound system, and a full kitchen. If you book a full week, you'll even get a 21% discount.
6. The Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
This Salem hotel has surprisingly low rates if you don't book around the Halloween season. It has an onsite restaurant and bar, free WiFi, richly decorated rooms with plush furnishings and flat screen TVs. The historic House of the Seven Gables is only a half mile away. Double rooms go for between $100 and $130, depending on when you book.
7. Historic Downtown Manor, Worcester
This private room in a massive, historic manor is perfect for couples or even solo adventurers. You'll be within walking distance to delicious food and awesome attractions, and just a quick train or cab ride to many popular city sites. Rates start at only $67 per night.
8. Bradford Inn and Suites, Plymouth
You can't get much closer to the water than this, and at rates that start around $90 a night, the Bradford Inn and Suites is a great way to experience historic Plymouth without emptying your bank account. They offer a free continental breakfast, free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool.
9. Pinniped Place, Harwich
Stay in this classic Cape Cod home from the 1880s for an incredible price, especially for the area. Rates start at $88 two guests, and you'll get a private bedroom and bathroom, parking space, free breakfast and WiFi. This is the perfect spot from which to explore the quaint village of Harwich, including incredible beaches, hiking trails, restaurants and lighthouses.
10. Victorian Manor, Somerville
Stay in the historic Julia Gustin House for only $85 per night. The Victorian mansion is steps from Union Square, one mile to Harvard and MIT and has convenient access to Logan Airport. The neighborhood is lively and exciting, and there's plenty to do for fun and food in the Cambridge area. This is a great option for those looking to spend some time in Boston, but don't want to shell out top dollar for accommodations in the city itself.
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