Thursday night is New Year’s Eve, and to celebrate the rare three-day weekend, we are offering all our rooms at our off-season rates. That includes extras: champagne at midnight in our private bar, and full brunch on New Year’s Day in place of our normal breakfast. Also, our guests receive the following list of New Year’s Eve Events around us:
La Terraza Restaurant at Gateways Inn, 51 Walker St., (3 buildings down) will host its annual gala dinner dance, featuring a six-course menu, champagne, favors and entertainment for $100 per person. Festivities start at 8:30 p.m. 413-637-2532. http://www.gatewaysinn.com/
Cranwell Resort (located 1 mile away) is doing a special a la carte menu from 5 to 11 pm, and dinner jazz from 7:30 until midnight. This is an elegant Gilded Age Mansion. www.cranwell.com. 413-637-1364, extension 0
Mission Bar & Tapas on North Street in Pittsfield (20 minutes) will be counting down to midnight with two $50-fixed-price seatings at 6:30 and again at 8:30 p.m., a champagne toast and music. Reservations are suggested; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Berkshire Bateria, Bossa Triba troupe and the Sambaland dancers will perform in the second-floor ballroom at Jae’s Spice on North Stree in Pittsfield (20 minutes), bringing more than 20 performers in for a Brazilian-style floor show. The party includes complimentary samba dance lessons, snacks and a midnight toast. A cash bar will be open for this 21-plus event. The cost is $20 at the door. 413-443-1234. http://eatatjaes.com/
The Crowne Plaza Hotel of Pittsfield will be holding a New Year’s Eve Celebration. A full-package of cocktails, hors d’vres, plated dinner, dessert, dancing in the ballroom with the band Shut Up & Dance and a midnight toast with favors is $80 per person, including tax and gratuity. Open bar from 7 to 8 p.m. A dancing package for $25 per person includes the toast. For more information or to make reservations contact Janet Bren-nan at (413) 553-2184 or JBren-nan@BerkshireCrowne.com.
Dream Away Lodge (25 minutes into the woods) offers two New Year’s Eve options: Pay $75 per person for a dinner seating at either 7:30 or 9:30 p.m., get dinner, music by Milton and his Merry Band of Renown, champagne toast, party favors, late-night breakfast, hot cocoa, all which includes tax and tip. Or, pay $25 after 9:30 p.m. for the party and midnight meal.. Reservations are required for dinner, and can be made by calling (413) 623-8725.