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The History of Santa’s Elves & Reindeer

We’ve all heard about Santa’s toy-making elves and magical flying reindeer from Christmas stories old and new, but have you heard about the origin of these creatures? It’s clear that Santa has a lot to do around the holiday season, and he can’t possibly get it all done by himself. Santa’s little helpers, or Christmas…

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December Happenings

As of December, when you check in to Inn on Boltwood you’ll find a basket of delicious apple cider donuts at the front desk from Atkins Farm, a local market located in Amherst. The history of Atkins Farm Country Market began when George H. Atkins came to the area and planted a small orchard with…

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Join us for Your Favorite Holiday Traditions

‘Tis the season for sparkling lights, glittering ornaments, and snow-covered trees. It’s also the time for holiday traditions at the inn. Join us with family and friends to enjoy your favorite holiday pastimes. Start the holiday season by gathering around the table and celebrating everything for which we are thankful. Thanksgiving is a special time…

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Did you know the last lunar eclipse of 2021 will occur on November 19th? This event will be a partial lunar eclipse, meaning that the Earth will be moving in between the Sun and the Moon, but not directly in front, thus casting a shadow upon only a part of the Moon. Partial lunar eclipses…

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Celebrating the Traditions of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is synonymous with boisterous relatives, delicious food, and reflecting on what we are most grateful for. This holiday continuously evolves, and families build upon the celebration by adding personal touches and creating new traditions. While not everyone’s Thanksgiving may look the same, they all share the same origin.   The story of Thanksgiving starts…

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Fall Activities for all in Amherst

Come enjoy some fall-time fun in Amherst! Start your day with the classic fall activity of apple- or pumpkin-picking at the Small Ones Farm, only a 10-minute drive from the Inn on Boltwood. The Small Ones Farm is a 63-acre family-owned farm in South Amherst that offers a variety of peaches, pears, plums, berries, and…

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