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    Question Great Barrington lodging?

    I'd like to find a place to stay in Great Barrington so I can visit Arlo Guthrie's "Guthrie Center" there. Anybody know of relatively inexpensive lodging?

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    my in-laws live in GB on the south end of town. Arlo's place is on n/s side of town in an old church.

    Days Inn............ Lantern House Motel
    372 Main St........ 256 Stockbridge Rd.
    413.528.3150...... 413.528.0435

    Monument Mountain Motel......... Mountain View Motel
    249 Stockbridge Rd.................. 256 Stockbridge Rd.
    413.528.3272 ..........................413.528.0250

    Nothing is going to be "cheap" this time of year thanks to all the leaf peepers that come up from NYC. Are you going to have a car? Arlo's place is a pretty good hike from downtown GB.

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    Default thanks for the info

    and the waving welcome! i don't have a car. thought i'd hitchhike. am walking on the at from new york to new hampshire to see fall colors. my pilgrimage to arlo's may have to wait for another trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makemerry
    I'd like to find a place to stay in Great Barrington so I can visit Arlo Guthrie's "Guthrie Center" there. Anybody know of relatively inexpensive lodging?
    Arlo ain't doing s**t but sittin around drinkin $30 red wine. Ask him if you can throw down on his lawn. If you had some herb that would solidify the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makemerry
    my pilgrimage to arlo's may have to wait for another trip.
    Hey MM, if you want to see Arlo, he's not so far off the beaten path nor is it too difficult to get to his place. He's located right on Division Street immediately adjacent to some freight train tracks. The AT trail is due east of him by give or take 3 miles, by my rough estimate.
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    I'd rather lodge at Dave Gilmour's place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    I'd rather lodge at Dave Gilmour's place.
    does Gilmour have a place in the Berkshires?
    I would much rather be anywhere on a trail right now
    than just sitting in front of some computer reading about it.

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    Question another question--where's the link to start a new thread on this website?

    I've been trying for two days to find the link to make a new post on a different topic. Can anyone tell me where it is? Thanks.

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    monument mtn is the cheapest motel in great barrington, but they also change there prices drastically for the season. we just stayed there a couple weeks ago and it was $100. During the off season 2 yrs ago we stayed for $60.
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    There's a family in Great Barrington that takes in hikers. The wife and I stayed with them in the summer of 05, great people they are. They had a notice in the outfitter that was a little south of town, but I've heard that the outfitter went out of business. I'd bet they've put up a notice at some other shops in town that are likely to draw hikers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIhikers View Post
    They had a notice in the outfitter that was a little south of town, but I've heard that the outfitter went out of business. I'd bet they've put up a notice at some other shops in town that are likely to draw hikers.
    There were actually two outfitters on the south side of GB (at different times). Both are now long gone. GB has really changed alot... it's really YUPPYville. Most of the stores in town really market and cater to the affluent. There really isn't a true hiker hangout any longer. There is one place that may have up some notices. I haven't been there for a few years now, but it is located on the east side of Rt.7 just north of Serles Castle (now a private school). I believe the building was once a gas station.
    I would much rather be anywhere on a trail right now
    than just sitting in front of some computer reading about it.

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