Rejoice Katniss and Peeta. While the Capital might have its version of the Hunger Games, our ten districts are dedicated to insuring that hunger is as far from its guests and the community’s mind as survival is at the forefront in the hit trilogy and movie, The Hunger Games. Survival of the fittest is the name of the game for Suzanne Collins and her Hunger Games characters, but here survival of the savory is more like it for Distinctive Inns of New England who have created culinary packages insuring that hunger is not a concern for travelers or those in their communities. Each of the seven No Hunger Games packages created by members of Distinctive Inns of New England offer luxury accommodations (no sleep syrup needed there!) and sumptuous hand crafted breakfasts and afternoon refreshments which guests need not fight to the finish for. Best of all, to insure that no one in the community has to fight hunger, each package benefits a local food pantry or no-hunger cause in the towns and regions where the inns are located.
Here is a complete list of the No-Hunger Games packages offered by Distinctive Inns of New England.
Put your hunger to rest at the Captains House Inn, Chatham, MA: Take advantage of the No Hunger Games package where your taste buds will enjoy a gastronomic journey of favorite purveyors on the Cape, and the community will benefit too.
Your two night No Hunger Games packages include:
- Two night stay in your choice of room with a full, gourmet breakfast each morning
- Traditional English high tea served on three tiers with a feast of tea sandwiches, savory pastries, scones, and homemade tea pastries and cakes in the afternoon
- A $50.00 gift certificate to your Cape Cod restaurant of choice
- A map outlining the best food and drink destinations on the Cape so you can take yourself on a self-guided culinary tour
- All applicable taxes
Rates vary by room choice and date booked, starting at $525 in low season to $1200 per couple in summer season. Ten percent of all revenue from this package will be donated to the Chatham Food Pantry. (Please note that there may be minimum stay requirements, particularly during the summer months. In this case, additional nights at regular room rate would be added to your stay.)
Deerfield Inn re-opens and eases hunger too, Historic Deerfield, MA: The historic Deerfield Inn, located in western Massachusetts, will celebrate their limited re-opening with a package geared toward No-Hunger. While still under construction after a revolutionary flood toppled their empire last fall, the first twelve rooms have now re-opened at the Deerfield Inn for guests. Guests will be treated to a two-night stay in carriage house rooms, continental breakfast delivered each morning, and a special incentive to local restaurants. No lottery needed for tickets to Historic Deerfield’s museum houses, they are included in the No Hunger package. Return home each afternoon after your adventures in the outdoor arena to a tribute of freshly baked cookies. While the district is under construction, work crews will be busy readying the main inn Capitol. In this Panem, many more than just one will survive! The No-Hunger Games package is specially priced to reflect construction on the Deerfield Inn district and includes:
- King or 2 queens for 2 nights
- Basket continental breakfast for 2 mornings
- Tickets to tour Historic Deerfield
- Area restaurants incentive
All for $284 per couple including taxes. . A portion of the proceeds generated by guests staying at the inn for the No-Hunger Games package will assist in raising funds for the local Food Bank once the main inn and restaurant are opened later this year.
Gateways Inn & Restaurant establishes its No Hunger policy, Lenox, MA: The No-hunger policy at the Gateways Inn where Lenoxology* is the state of mind has just been established in the Lenox District. Stay two nights and you will survive! You will be fed, you will be pampered and you will prevail. You will also help the less fortunate combat their own hunger. The Gateways No-Hunger package includes:
- Two nights accommodations
- Scrumptious breakfast each morning (enjoying the “our guests don’t do lunch” version)
- One night dinner for two at the inn’s prefix menu restaurant
- Other night platters and a glass of wine for two at the piano bar
- Bedtime chocolate. In room coffee, tea, hot chocolate.
- Complimentary tickets to a play/show** at Shakespeare & Co. (based on schedule & availability)
All for $750.00 per couple with extra night(s) at $300 each through June 28, 2012, not including tax and service fees. Ten percent of your final bill will be donated to fight hunger at the Pittsfield Food Pantry. * for a definition of the term Lenoxology see: www.discoverlenox.com.
Hunger Games Survival Lunch Package from Camden Maine Stay Inn, Camden, ME: Come to Camden for a No-Hunger game where survival is guaranteed. The Camden Maine Stay No-Hunger package includes:
- 2 nights lodging with a full gourmet breakfast for 2 each morning
- A Hunger Games Survival Lunch with plenty of fresh foods from the Camden district in a backpack for easy access!
The package price (per room) starts from $315 to $415 per couple from now until June 7, 2012. depending upon room choice (not including Maine lodging tax 7%) A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Bank serving Midcoast Maine.
No hunger allowed at Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield, NH: Chesterfield Inn is in the No Hunger District. That means no one needs to steal from the food supply or go to bed hungry! The No-Hunger Games package includes:
* One dinner for two
* Cheese plate featuring local Grafton cheeses
* Bottle of red or white wine
* a dozen chocolate covered strawberries
* full breakfast in the morning
This package may be added to any one-night or more stay. Simply add $180 additional to the room rate through June 1, 2012. Just to make sure others never go to bed hungry too, a portion of the proceeds from this package will benefit Joan’s Pantry in Chesterfield.
Sweet Victory and No Hunger Games in Holderness from Manor On Golden Pond, Holderness, NH: No need to be seen by all in the arena. Privacy for two nights in luxury accommodations with opulent bed linens means no need for sleeping syrup here – you’ll enjoy a comfortable night sleep in the privacy of your luxury accommodations. Awake the next morning to a lavish breakfast served fireside then take a self-guided hike up Rattlesnake Trail nearby. Enjoy your picnic lunch (in a Manor backpack overflowing with sweetbreads, goat cheese, berries and more. No need to risk your life for food, it’s all here plus a great view of the town below. Return for afternoon tea and a romantic fireside dinner. You will go home with a full belly and victory sensation of a most enjoyable getaway from the pressures of your district. Included in this package are:
- Two nights accommodations surrounded by luxury linens, private fireplaces and more.
- Breafast for two each morning and complimentary afternoon refreshments or te.
- A picnic lunch in a Manor on Golden Pond Backpack.
- Dinner for two one eventing.
All this starts at $700 excluding NH 9% tax. A portion of the proceeds from this package will be donated to Helping Hands Hunger Bank of Plymouth New Hampshire to help put hunger to bed throughout the Lakes Region district.
Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT No Hunger Games Easy Survival Package: You will earn your bragging rights with this No Hunger Games Getaway challenge to the end. Your name has been drawn and you are to report to the Capital of Rabbit Hill Inn. Inthis story, however, you are the chosen one. The rules of the game are simple: enjoy two nights of luxurious accommodations, savor multiple sessions of fine dining and snacking from an easy-to-access cornucopia of menus, challenge yourselves on an adrenaline pumping zipline adventure (including 5 thrilling ziplines, The “White Knuckle” 80’ drop, and zip speeds up to 50 mph) and show them who’s the victor, sip champagne and toast each other as the brave and victorious Tribute couple! This package will satisfy your hunger for a great multi-dimensional escape with adventurous fun, terrific dining, romantic and luxurious environs, all while helping to support the Capital, i.e. the Vermont Food Bank**.
This two night package includes:
- 2 evenings in a romantic Superior or Luxury Room (weekends included)
- A full candlelit gourmet breakfast for 2 and afternoon tea and pastries daily
- Terrific dinner for 2 on one evening (reservations required)
- Signature CandleGlow turndown service nightly
- A chilled bottle of champagne upon arrival
- A picnic for two for the ride home in a Rabbit Hill Inn picnic tote
- Two passes for the Zipline Tour at Alpine Adventures
- All gratuities and service charges
All starting at $835 per couple (+ state taxes) through September 13; be sure to mention No Hunger Games Package when booking. **$25 will be donated to the Vermont Food Bank for every “No Hunger Games” package booked.
Distinctive Inns of New England is a consortium of ten sophisticated inns offering luxury accommodations and culinary adventure. Most inns are under 3 hours drive from one another (some much less), creating the perfect New England itinerary. For more information on Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) visit www.Distinctiveinns.com. For complete descriptions of No Hunger packages, visit http://www.distinctiveinns.com/getaways/no_hunger_games_packages.shtml.
When you go:
All of the Distinctive Inns of New England are within a 3 or less hour drive from Boston. For complete directions from all points in Boston, visit each of the individual inn’s websites.
Captain’s House Inn, Chatham, MA: www.captainshouseinn.com
Deerfield Inn, Historic Deerfield, MA: www.Deerfieldinn.com
Gateways Inn & Restaurant, Lenox, MA: www.Gatewaysinn.com
Camden Maine Stay Inn, Camden, ME: www.Camdenmainestay.com
Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield, NH: www.Chesterfieldinn.com
Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness, NH: www.ManoronGoldenPond.com
Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT: www.Rabbithillinn.com