See yesterday’s post for more on A Stone Wall Inn and its eco-efforts.
Rooms at A Stone Wall Inn come with breakfast, afternoon snacks, and something to nibble on before bedtime. (The treats are often made from fruits and herbs grown on-site.) If you’re going it alone, take $10 off the room rate. Splurge alert: If you’re traveling to the inn during prime foliage season (September 15 – October 25), add $30 to the nightly rate.
The Hideaway: Full-sized bed with private bathroom. $125 per night for two.
The Grotto: Queen-sized bed with shared bathroom. The room overlooks the meditation room. $125 per night for two.
The Garden Room: Queen-sized bed with shared bathroom. Looks out to garden and the lawn. $125 per night for two.
The Crow’s Nest: Queen-sized bed with private bathroom and deck. $145 per night for two.
Rent the entire “Corner House”: Includes all four rooms, breakfast, and run of the kitchen to create your other meals. $470 ($576 during foliage season) per day. Rate breaks for multiple days up to $2900 (or $3480 during foliage season) for seven days. (That’s $103 per room, per night.)
All profits from A Stonewall Inn are donated to The Fourth Corner Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging environmentally responsible design. Before you visit A Stone Wall Inn, check out the Fourth Corner website; it will give you insight into the thinking behind the inn’s unique (and sustainable!) architecture.
Owner Robert Shannon also suggests reading Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. I second his recommendation, with a warning: It might change your life! The book is a call for a new, more organic way of building and manufacturing things by considering the full life-cycle of each item. I promise you’ll never look at a man-made object the same way again.
Photo of The Grotto Room courtesy of www.astonewallinn.com.