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Great Stay - My wife and I recently spent a Night at the Blackburn Inn and it was really nice. Dave and Dede are super accommodating, and very attentive. The rooms were clean. The Inn is quite and relaxing. (Exactly what we needed.) Breakfast was great, especially Dede's homemade breads which are incredible. Worthington is a beautiful tiny town and the perfect, quiet escape from life in Marshfield/Boston.
...Noah, Marshfield, MA

 

Fabulous Recent Stay - Dear Dave and Dede, I had a wonderful stay this past weekend at your Inn. The room was very clean and spacious and the breakfast on Saturday and Sunday were so delicious! Also, the location is really great. I would definitely recommend your Inn to anyone who is visiting the Worthington and Berkshire area. My stay went above and beyond my expectations and I'm happy to have found such a nice comfortable accommodation. I hope to visit again in the future. Thanks so much!
...Rebecca, New York, NY

 

Great Stay!!! - What a pleasure it was to stay at the Blackburn Inn. Charming, clean, spacious and comfortable. Owners Dede and Dave, were attentive, personable and treated you like one of the family. Breakfast was yummy, with an assortment of dishes. Would definitely return and recommend to all.
...Mark and Dawn, Enfield, CT

 

Thank You - Our time at the Blackburn Inn was unforgettable. The breakfast included homemade muffins. The rooms had a cozy and elegant atmosphere. The area is beautiful. However the greatest treasure was probably the kind personality of the owners, Dede and Dave, who took very good care of us.
...Rob and Margaux, Easthampton, MA

 

Our Stay August 20 & 21, 2015 - Dave & Dede, Our stay with you couldn't have been any better. Thanks for making all of us feel so comfortable and welcome! All of the accommodations and hospitality you provided made it such an enjoyable time! We will definitely recommend your Inn to all we know traveling in the area. Perhaps we'll meet again!
...Anne Mueller, Colorado Springs, CO

 

Cozy Home Away - I was attending a late summer wedding in the area and was thrilled with the comfort at The Blackburn. Dede and Dave went out of their way to provide hospitality to our party - easy check-in to help navigating the roads. Love the real bedroom furniture in spacious rooms. Comfortable space in the bath, too. Breakfast was very generous -light or more substantial, our choice. Beautiful area, great stay.
...Beth, Salem, MA

 

Extended Stay - My mother and I stayed at the Blackburn Inn for an extended stay, due to some property damage suffered at her house. Dave and Dede made us feel at home, accommodated some unusual requests, made an effort to support and get to know us, and provided us the comfortable lodging we needed during a tough time. Their support as part of the broader Worthington community will always be remembered.
...Justin Burmeister, Worthington, MA

 

Our Recent Stay - We very much enjoyed our three night stay midweek. The room was spacious and comfortable and the breakfast was just right. Will look forward to next year!
...Clay and Ginny Knapp

 

Great Visit!! - Took my 90 year old mother on a "driving Miss Daisy" trip, through Ct., MA., Vt. NY., our stop at the Blackburn in was a highlight! Not only is a beautiful spot and the Inn couldn't be more lovely, but our hosts made it even more special. Dede and Dave are gems ! The rooms are comfortable and homey! The beds very cozy, and my mother loved the smell of the shampoo and lotion ! Dede's breakfast was an awesome treat. The rocking chairs on the porch is a "must do"! Thanks for having us!
...Christine Neu, Bigfork, MT

 

A Wonderful Three Days - Our visit to the Blackburn Inn was such a lovely experience! Dede and Dave were gracious and welcoming hosts. Our accommodations were spacious, comfortable and very clean. The breakfasts were more than ample and very delicious. The atmosphere was peaceful and provided us with a much needed respite. We had such a relaxing stay at the beautiful Blackburn Inn. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a very nice stay.
...George and Irene Maunz, Bethlehem, PA

 

Stay At The Blackburn Inn - Wow, what a lucky find!! My wife and I needed a place to stay in the middle of the Berkshires for an appointment early Sunday morning and happened upon the Blackburn Inn. I called ahead and Dede met us at the front door and we met her husband Dave soon after. The hospitality was wonderful and the room was delightful, very clean, and comfortable. Even though the restaurant was closed, Dede and Dave opened up the bar for us that evening for an enjoyable round of drinks before we headed off for dinner. Breakfast the following morning was outstanding as well. After this unexpected find, my wife and I are now planning a return for cross country skiing next winter. Thank you Dede and Dave!
...Dave and Margit, Boxford, MA

 

Great Stay - Dave and Dede ...Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality. We had such a wonderful time. We were out visiting family and enjoyed our stay at the inn very much. It was great coming back in at the end of the day and relaxing with a glass of wine and visiting with you both. The accommodations were great. We will definitely stay here again. Wonderful host, accommodations and food. Thanks again.
...Greg and Casey Sohnrey, Durham, CA

 

Absolutely Wonderful! - Dear Dave and Dede, we cannot thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality during our stay with you as we celebrated our anniversary. We couldn't have found a better place to spend the night and enjoy the days in the area. Your inn is beautiful, the room was lovely and very comfortable and the food was simply the best! From the moment we arrived you made us feel so welcome and we looked forward to spending our special evening at the inn. Thank you for the fantastic breakfast and for the great conversation. We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to returning again some day. In the meantime we will be sure to spread the word about your inn to our family and friends. Thanks for everything!!
...Frank and Maureen, Suffield, CT

 

Fortunate To Have The Blackburn Inn.... - The Blackburn Inn has been open for a couple of years. We typically dine at the Inn a couple of times a month and have ordered everything from Pizza to Prime Rib. The pizza is some of the best we have ever had. The crust is handmade, thin and cooked just right. The sauce is made at the Inn and the toppings always fresh. The pizza is reasonably priced and available three nights a week. To have good pizza available for take out in the Hilltowns is about as good as it gets. The Prime Rib is sourced locally and seasoned to perfection. The homemade ice cream sandwich dessert is really great.

The atmosphere at the Inn is quant; the Tavern with its wood floor, ceiling, and beams is particularly cozy on cool Fall nights. Usually on weekends, there is music-also by local artists. The owners and staff clearly make an effort to make you feel welcomed and your dining experience pleasurable.

We feel very fortunate to have a local restaurant that offers a variety of good food at reasonable prices and who provides a venue for local musicians to play.
...Mary Ellen & Bob Ropelewski, Worthington, MA

 

Three Times The Charm!!! - Dave & Dede . . . With all the accolades above, what else can we say? This was our third stay with you folks, and again, we did not want to leave. IF YOU RECALL, THE FIRST STAY RESULTED IN OUR HAVING TO STAY ANOTHER NIGHT DUE TO THREE FEET OF SNOW. Just wonderful!! The second time was just after the Christmas holidays. Again, Picture Perfect!! We just returned home after viewing the Fall Foliage, and couldn't wait to exclaim how wonderful our stay was. You guys are the perfect host and hostess. It's amazing how much weight a person can put on in a few days. But the bountiful food was delicious and hard to refuse. You both really don't need luck, you have a sense of expertly taking care of people. Thank You, Thank You.
...Marty & Mary Jane, Shelton, CT

 

Our Visit Was PERFECT - Dear Dave & Dede: It is a pleasure to comment on our experience at The Blackburn last Saturday night, 8/3. Your e-mail was forwarded to me by my cousin Rick Root who urged me to contact you as well. I have always felt strongly that feedback, both positive and negative, is very important in order for any business to learn what they are doing right, or perhaps wrong, in order to maintain quality of service and keep customers satisfied (AND more importantly, coming back!)

Well - I can honestly report that our visit was PERFECT!! Everything about your establishment rated A+ with all of us. We had been racking our brains earlier in the day for somewhere different to have dinner - preferably someplace a pleasant drive away, maybe even with music. Just by happenstance, Rick stopped by a neighbor's and mentioned our dilemma and The Blackburn was recommended! How lucky were we! Your wonderful establishment satisfied all of our wishes and we could not have been more pleased. The food, menu choices, setting and service were excellent. The music was the icing on the cake. Peggy was like the "Energizer bunny" and took very good care of us. We even were given the cozy table in the little nook and felt very special.

Coincidentally, we discovered that we have a connection with one of the band members - Peter McLain - who is one of your neighbors in Worthington - he was a friend of Mark's uncle and also with a cousin of Mark's mother! In fact, we are planning a get-together of the four couples later this month - attending a show at North Hall in Huntington - and now, planning on dinner at The Blackburn! Also, we have already told many people about the Inn and will definitely return with friends.

All the best and keep up the good work,
...Cindy and Mark Beauregard, South Hadley, MA

 
Dinner - Went to the Blackburn after a recommendation from a friend. We were celebrating a birthday on a Saturday night and were treated to live music. All the staff at the Blackburn were pleasant and cordial. The food was great. We were not rushed the timing was perfect for us. Peggy our server was most accommodating and the peanut butter pie was outstanding. Our evening was memorable and the four of us all agreed that we will go back again soon.
...Rick and Joyce, Easthampton, MA
 
Dining at the Blackburn - A couple of great evenings at the Blackburn: The Eggplant Parmesan was great, and what a delight it was to to listen to Jill Connolly, Wes Brown, and Ken Forfia.
...Ray & Anne Fontaine, Westhampton, MA
 

Great Experience At Blackburn Inn - Visiting the Blackburn Inn was a terrific experience. Dede and Dave Shiffer were the perfect host and hostess. Rooms were so cute. Food was delicious and the breakfast was quite a treat. Was so nice to have the evening entertainment. Highly recommend the Inn to one and all. Best wishes to Dede and Dave.
...MaryAnn, Lauren & Janice, Prospect, CT

 

Wedding - Dear Dede & Dave: Arriving Friday afternoon we were shown to our lovely rooms and all questions answered. The staff went out of their way to help the lady with a leg brace! A peaceful nights sleep was very much enjoyed.

Saturday started with all the hustle and bustle that goes along with hosting a wedding. No worries for me Dede & Dave were there to see I had a filling breakfast. Before I knew it the time came to go dress for the event. Once again I found Dave & Dede so helpful in allowing us to have another room for Bride & Bridesmaids to dress. So thankful for that. The Banquet area was transformed into a welcoming space. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all. I can't express how welcomed we felt, just like home! Thank you so much from the parents of the Bride, she enjoyed her day to the Moon! We will be staying with you upon visit's to see the grandchildren, Looking forward to that.
...Paul & Cynthia Spinazola, Boston, MA

 

Lunch - We went on a motorcycle ride and stopped at the Blackburn Inn, it was awesome. It doesn't happen very often where the owners are on premise and come out to greet you and see how things are. The atmosphere was cozy and the food was fabulous. Thank you for a good time and good food.
...Wendy Kelly, Adams, MA

 
Our Stay - What a great place to start my wife's 50th birthday weekend. We met with family in Northampton, and with our family's farm in Chesterfield closed for the winter, the Blackburn was a fabulous choice to stay. Dede and Dave were wonderful hosts, the Friday night music with Dave Bartley on the piano was great, food was fabulous and we made new friends. We plan to be back in the area soon, and even if we don't stay at the Inn, we will come to the tavern for the music, friendship and food. Thanks again for a great experience.
...Audley and Angel Williams, Kearsarge, NH
 

A Walk Down Memory Lane - On Saturday evening, March 9,2013, we dined at your wonderful Country Inn. I don't know where to begin to say how absolutely delighted we were with the comfort upon arriving at the Inn. We were graciously greeted at the door by Dede and shown to our table. She immediately made us feel right at home. And we couldn't have asked for a better waitress....Amanda...she was delightfully charming and didn't rush us through our dinner.

Our good friends and neighbors invited us to go out with them for dinner and to listen to the delight of the Celtic music that played while we dined. The wine was very good and the dinners were delectable. Amanda walked us through the desserts and I must give accolades to Dede for making a succulent ice cream cake drizzled in pecans and sauce!! This little country inn is a welcome find for us and we most definitely will return. Now that the warmer weather is coming you just mind find us sitting in one of your rockers on the porch waiting for a seat in the dining if we fail to make reservations...oh, yes, I would suggest reservations because this lovely country Inn filled up very quickly while we were there. Great ambiance...not fancy but absolutely comfortable and great food. What else can one possibly want? It was wonderful. Thank you Dave for introducing yourself to us........you will definitely see us again. Bon appétit! Patricia and Vincent
...Patricia Kelly, Cheshire, MA

 

Birthday Dinner - My husband took me for a dinner birthday to The Blackburn Inn on a Saturday night. Both of our dinners were excellent, and the desserts were out of this world. Everything tasted homemade, and our waitress was very helpful and pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it to anyone as one of the best restaurants we've ever had the pleasure of dining in. Who would have known it is just up the street!
...Denise Petersen, Huntington, MA

 

Our Stay - Annett and I want to thank Dede and Dave for providing such a wonderful inn. Your hospitality was over the top. The rooms were what you would expect from a 5 star establishment. The pub is warm, relaxing, and inviting. The breakfast was outstanding. Very nice TV room lounge with outstanding coffee. The rooms were what you would expect for a quaint New England Inn. It was just like a Norman Rockwell painting but in real life. I would highly recommend The Blackburn Inn to anyone wanting to experience a true New England bed and breakfast. Great food and extremely friendly staff. I am looking forward to my next stay. I have traveled all over the world and The Blackburn Inn would rate among the best places that I have stayed. You owe it to yourself to book a reservation for your next New England travel plans. You will not be sorry or disappointed. Thank you for such a wonderful stay. We didn't want to leave.
...D. Reeder, Bonham, Texas

 

New Year's Eve Dinner - Visiting with friends that live in WestHampton and we went to the Blackburn Inn for dinner. Greeted warmly and while a small hitch with our reservations they went out of their way to correct and make sure we had a good evening. Service was great and so was the meal. Will definitely return. Thank you for a very nice way to usher in 2013.
...Claire Thureson, Newington, Connecticut

 

Wonderful Weekend Getaway! - We felt welcome from the moment we stepped into the Inn and were greeted by the warm and friendly staff! It was such a pleasure to have spent time here. Our room was tastefully decorated. The bed had a handmade quilt and was quite comfortable. The meals were wonderful. There was an extensive selection to choose from. They have an inviting tavern, and the unexpected bonus was the live traditional Irish music provided while we ate our dinner.

The owners Dave and Dee Dee were attentive and hospitable, and made us feel very welcome. This Inn is a hidden jewel in the Berkshires and we highly recommend it.
...Rich & Marianne, Pelham, Massachusetts

 

Wonderful Experience - I cannot say enough about my experience dining at the Blackburn Inn. After an evening of good music, great food, and friendly service in the charming paneled dining room I went out to find I had a dead battery. Dede and Dave were so helpful and found someone who jump-started my car. He and Dave stayed with my friend and me until my car finally started and I was ready to go. I felt like I was among old friends. Kind people, beautiful setting, good food, and a nice drive in the country to get there. Who could ask for more? I will definitely be back!
...Kathy, Chicopee, Massachusetts

 

Review, October 2012 - Dave and Dede made us feel right at home. TOP NOTCH HOSPITALITY !!! You would never have known they were busy planning a high school reunion at their beautiful Inn while we spent the weekend!  The room was large, clean and very comfortable. The atmosphere was perfect. Loved the simple touches, like the Keurig coffee maker set up in the family room upstairs. (Pumpkin coffee was delicious!) The location is in a very tranquil and beautiful area.  We were served a delicious continental breakfast each morning and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Worthington. We'll be back for sure! So glad Dede suggested the fair in Southampton too! Thank you very much for making our stay so memorable and comfortable.  Sincerely, Lisa Best Frannicola :)
...Lisa Best Frannicola, Sewell, New Jersey

 

Reunion - The Blackburn Inn was the perfect place to welcome me back home. Starting with the beautiful drive to the Inn, the welcoming pumpkins and flowers on the porch, at dinner the thick flavorful winter squash, incredible garlic roasted potatoes, and tender flavorful roast, and of course sweet and spicy apple crisp. During a moment of relaxation in the morning I enjoyed the copy of Yankee Magazine in the sitting room with a cup of pumpkin coffee. The only thing I did not like was leaving ! Thank You for the picture perfect New England stay!
...Shelley Clark, Maricopa, Arizona

 

Wonderful Inn - We had our 40th HS Reunion at the Blackburn. OMG, the food could not of been better, the staff did an amazing job of accommodating a happy group, and for myself, who has not been back to Worthington for too many years to count, the Innkeepers made me feel I was back home! Thank you so much. We will be back!
...Kathy Livingston, Richmond, New Hampshire

 

Traditional Irish Music - I really enjoyed dinner last night 9/15/12 at your restaurant. The food was excellent as was the three piece Celtic band. I hope to return to the Blackburn Inn again when the band returns for their monthly performance. Please let the band know I enjoyed their music. Regards,
...Tom Cook, South Hadley, Massachusetts

 

50th Wedding Anniversary - We celebrated our 50th with 115 friends and relatives at a buffet dinner at The Blackburn Inn. We started planning with Dave and Dede and manager Darlene months before. They were most accommodating and helpful with all of our many problems and requests. Our guests were local and from all over the country, sophisticated diners included. The food, all courses, was superb and despite some folks having seconds, the food never ran out.

Many guests told us they never had better prime rib. Service was efficient, cheerful, and, relative to the crowd, quick. As we chose to have an open bar, the suggested wines and beers were very important and were applauded by all. The dance floor was a little small for the size of the crowd, but proved to be perfectly satisfactory and was fully filled with happy dancers for the full 2 1/2 hours allocated. Best of all, the original estimate of costs was fully honored. We were most grateful for such a memorable celebration and highly recommend The Blackburn Inn in the Hampshire Hills of western Massachusetts.
...Bob and Mary Randall, Naples, Florida

 

Our Stay - We came to Worthington for a family reunion and had a wonderful stay with a comfy room, a cheery host and hostess, and a delicious breakfast. We'll definitely be back next year.
...Donna and Howard Stone, Topsfield, Massachusetts

 

Great Time - A group of my friends and I went out for a Harley ride a couple weeks ago and found ourselves stumbling on The Blackburn Inn. It was perfectly welcoming and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The food was great and the tavern had a great authentic pub style feel. My friends and I have decided to make this a reoccurring spot on our rides and thank you for making our group of 15 feel like family!
...Beth M., Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 

Dave & Dede - Thank you for your personal hospitality. The staff working for you follow your lead and were very warm and gracious. We felt fortunate that you had a vacancy so we were able to stay so conveniently close to a family reunion location. The dinners and breakfasts were delicious. We especially enjoyed the pub atmosphere and meeting the local patrons. What a peaceful environment. Thanks again.
...Pamela and Milton Hadley, Winthrop, Maine

 

Nice Find - Hi Dave, What a pleasant surprise we found yesterday while aimlessly traveling through the foothills of The Berkshires. The burgers and salads were great and our server sensational! Truly enjoyed the relaxed conversation we had with you and hope you enjoyed your pig roast as much as we enjoyed our meal. We'll be by again when the beauty of fall comes upon us. Thanks,
...Janice and Mike, Conway, Massachusetts

 

Dinner - The food was superb! The service was excellent thanks to Michelle! Loved the atmosphere in the pub. Will be coming back! We were looking for a new restaurant in the Huntington area and I think we've found it. Will recommend to everybody. Thanks! It was a nice way to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary.
...Chet and Mary Cady, Huntington, Massachusetts

 

The Inn - If you looking for a warm cozy atmosphere with good food, served by local people who treat you like family, then the Blackburn Inn is the place for you. Since opening in June 2011, Dave and Dede have made their dream of creating such a place a reality. I have been so impressed, I asked them to provide the food service for the Worthington Golf Club, just down the street. So if you are a golfer, ask them about their STAY & PLAY package.
...Stan Paulauskas, President WGC - Worthington, Massachusetts

 

Dede, Dave, Darlene and Leslie - A man from the past! I wanted to thank all of you for the great times in Worthington. We have sold our house in Hinsdale and BJ's is up and running. I am heading east to be with my family. Who knows what my next adventure might be, but it will never measure up to those nights at The Blackburn Inn.
...John Culis, Massachusetts

 

Dave & Dee - I would like to thank both of you for hosting our golf group with the stay and play package you have. The room, food, and of course the drink, were fantastic. The golf at WGC was great, and the food you offer there, hit the spot. We'll be booking again in a couple weeks and plan on making this our annual event. Thank you again.
...Steve, Mike, Marty, Sean, Scott, Pam, Sue, Lorie, Anna and Mary - Westfield, Massachusetts

 

Dave/Dede - Thanks for a fun evening. Your hospitality and focus on a positive experience for your guests was very much appreciated by my father and I tonight. I wish you luck with your restaurant and we will be back on our next motorcycle ride.
...Matt Mottor, Massachusetts

 

Dave and Dede - I just wanted to thank you for your hospitality shown me during my recent visit to your Inn. I had stopped in after a long day on the road, seeking a cool beer and a good meal and found not only GREAT food and the beer, but a pleasant and engaging atmosphere of people. I am certain that I will stop by again, when traveling through, and should I require an overnight stay, will be sure to give you a shout. Thanks again!
...James Sizemore, Pennsylvania

 

The Wonderful Inn in the Ruff - My family's stay at The Blackburn Inn was an outstanding experience. The owners, Dave and Dede, were warm and welcoming. The bedrooms were large, spacious and comfortable. The staff was polite and friendly and made sure our every need was attended to quickly and efficiently. Time spent at The Blackburn is truly vacation time. While my wife and I relaxed, the kids loved the wide open property and played outside for hours. The restaurant offered fantastic food options that I would only expect to see the likes of in Montreal or New York. The Blackburn Inn is a MUST if you want to experience true New England hospitality.
...Jason Abraham, Quebec, Canada

 

Dear Dave & Dede - Jeff and I just want to thank the both of you for the beautiful day we had Saturday. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! From the dinner to the rooms upstairs, everything was amazing! I will be telling everyone to go here for any kind of event. Thank you again for everything!!!!
...Jeff & Krystle Charbonneau

 

Dave & Dede - I just wanted to thank you for the great time I had staying at the Inn recently. I travel quite a bit, both for business and pleasure, and often try out B&B's whenever I can. I have to say that the large room accommodations where wonderful, the food was great and the hospitality could not have been better. I have been telling my friends about this secret place and that they should definitely make it a destination stopover. Hope to see you again soon. Regards,
...Bob Levins

 

It's hard to know where to begin to thank you all you have done for our school. We so appreciate your letting us use the Inn to host our benefit game dinner.  Not only did it give us plenty of room and a fully equipped kitchen, it also gave us a wonderful atmosphere in which to hold it.  We heard many positive comments about the restaurant and are sure that many people will be coming back for lunch or dinner. Thank you also for the use of your chef.  He was a huge help and really made life much easier for those in the kitchen.
...Joanne Dupont, RH Conwell Community Education Center


 

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