So to wrap up our great trip last weekend, I would love to talk about the entrepreneur Nancy Kirkpatrick. The genesis behind the stalwart Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass, the creator of (where we stayed) and a new project coming on-line this year. The clarity of a stay at the The Porches is amazing, not too fancy and not too mean. Caleb responded to the found plate collection all over the property, Madeline responded to the ,well, the complimentary chocolate and I just like the ease of the stay. Kirkpatrick is a pro; a design destination hotel without the design ego is lovely. Follow all of her work.