8 ARTSY INDIE HOTELS

These artful independent hotels bring masterpieces to you with no need to change out of your pajamas. Whether you’re thrilled by paintings or sculptures, the great masters or the newest local artist to hit the scene, you’ll find a stay at these hotels fits the bill. 


Stonehurst Place | Atlanta GA

Barb Shadomy, the owner of Stonehurst Place is an avid art collector. The Inn is infused with her sophisticated museum quality collection. A set of Warhol illustrations, Picasso etchings, and Barb’s personal favorite, a photograph by Nina Mae Fowler, grace the walls along with other eclectic pieces. In each of the 6 lux rooms and suites you’ll find a handy art guide so you can explore the properties collection at your leisure during your stay.

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The Hinman Suite
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Two of Andy Warhol’s fairies from his 1956 series In the Bottom of My Garden

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort | Leavenworth, WA

Enjoy a stroll through the grounds of this mountain retreat and through the fresh air gallery sculpture gardens. Head to the creek to find Dale Chihuly’s first outdoor glass installation “Icicles”. Perched nearby is the 7 foot tall “Emissaries” by Tony Angell among other sculpture installations. While exploring the property, check out the organic garden that fuels the artistic cuisine at the onsite Kingfisher Restaurant & Wine Bar. 

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Icicles by Dale Chihuly
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Emissaries by Tony Angell

The Porches at Mass MoCa |  North Adams, MA

The Porches Inn has a close proximity and relationship with the Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). The refurbished Victorian row houses uniquely blend both contemporary pieces with retro finds. Check out the paint-by-numbers from the 50s and the vintage plates that line the hallway, then head over to Mass MoCa for the world renowned collection of contemporary pieces, or visit one of the areas many other galleries and artsy hangouts. 

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The 6 restored 19th century row houses make up the Inn
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One Bedroom Suite at The Porches Inn at Mass MoCa

250 Main Hotel | Rockland, ME

Rotating collections line the hallways at this Rockland hotel. Step out of your room and into a gallery of bright colors and inspiring prints. The industrial modern vibe of the hotel is due to the local boat builders that designed the hotel.  You’ll find the spaces well thoughtful and inspiring.  Ask for recommendations on nearby galleries and museums to explore, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to share some insider tips.

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A colorful vignette
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Artful, spacious lobby

Hotel 43 | Boise, ID

Boise’s art scene is exploding with new and aspiring artists. When you check in to the Hotel 43, ask for the complimentary arts passport for free admission to the Boise Art Museum, and discounts to ballet performances, Shakespeare festivals, Jazz concerts, and more. Enjoy pieces from up and coming artists in the lobby and lining the passageways.

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Hotel 43 lobby
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Stairwell gallery

 


The Inn at Honey Run | Millersburg, OH

Boasting their own open air art museum, the extensive grounds of the Inn at Honey Run include a haiku poetry walk, a towering mural “Chance Medley” by Mandi Caskey, a life sized cuckoo clock, thought provoking installations and a totem pole “Face of the Nations” by Ohio artists Jan & Vince Bowden. The Holmes County Open Air Art Museum makes up a mile and a half long trail. If you want to spend more time outside, the Inn is a perfect serene spot for birdwatching, hiking, biking, and guests can even feed the flock of sheep that make their home on site.

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Guestrooms nestled into the hillside
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Extensive grounds and trails at the Inn at Honey Run

The Ivey’s Hotel | Charlotte, NC

An art piece in itself, the Ivey’s brings an unexpected and unmatched elegance to uptown Charlotte. The historic building (a former department store) has been revitalized into a lux boutique hotel.  The art deco touches and Parisian flare will delight you around every corner. Once you’ve had your fill of exploring the hotel, head across the street to the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to catch an evening performance. 

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Sophia’s Lounge
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Art deco elegance at The Ivey’s Hotel

Mount View Hotel and Spa | Calistoga, CA

Explore your inner van Gogh with a stay in this serene historic wine country hotel.  Be sure to reserve one of the artist cottages. Each of the cottages is furnished with an easel, canvas, paints, and scenic inspiration. Take home your own personal masterpiece- a perfect unique souvenir for your wine country stay. 

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Mount View Hotel
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Artist Cottage

 

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