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Murder Mystery Weekend at the Garden Gables Inn 

November 17-19, 2017 - Call us at the inn to book your spot!

Do you enjoy reading and solving murder mysteries? Transport yourself to another place in time for a weekend full of fun. You and other guests together will be stars of—and solve—a whodunit mystery murder—a live, in person experience, like the game Clue. If you have enjoyed a Murder Mystery Weekend with us in the past—no worries—each date has a new mystery to solve!

PLEASE NOTE: The Murder Mystery Weekend must be booked by phone. There are rooms available, even though our website will indicate no availability—please call the Inn (413-637-0193) or email and speak with an innkeeper to get information about available rooms and to make your reservation. We are also planning additional weekends. If you have an interest, but cannot make the listed dates, we can add your name to our waiting list, and we will notify you when the new dates are available.

Now Let the Mystery Begin....
Imagine yourself as an eccentric actor or a prestigious director, hobnobbing with some of the wealthiest residents in town. Keep an eye out for that shady character and keep an ear open when that town gossip begins to blab. NAMES ARE DROPPED, RUMORS FLY, TENSIONS MOUNT and—all of a sudden—the person you were last seen with DROPS DEAD!

You will receive the details of your character in the mystery about two weeks before the BIG WEEKEND. This will give you time to prepare your costume and develop your own ideas about your character and the mystery that is about to happen.

The fun—and mystery—begins on Friday evening at 8PM with a welcome reception—replete with a selection of yummy (and yes, for those who so wish—some are truly decadent!) desserts. Here you will meet your fellow guests and review what is about to unfold with our Weekend Mystery Host—one of the best professionals in the business—John Bailey (see * below for more about John).

You are on your own after the Friday Reception and during the day on Saturday—to mix and mingle with other guests—and enjoy your time in the Berkshires as you wish—until we all reconvene early Saturday evening, during the course of which the mystery will unfold. Over wine and cheese learn more about your character and the others—discover what secrets you can. A four-course gourmet, candlelight dinner will set the stage—you will be caught up in the action and then—well—we can't let out all the secrets quite yet—but you will see how it all works out by the end of the evening.

Sunday morning breakfast will celebrate the experience with awards voted by you for your fellow guests. Winners will receive gift certificates from the Garden Gables Inn.

Different levels of participation are available, based on your interest to play a greater or lesser role in the drama—everyone has the opportunity to participate at a level that suits you. When you make your reservation our Innkeepers—aka "Detective Marti" and "Detective Jayne"—will provide all the details for you to ensure that it is a truly wonderful experience.

Your Murder Mystery Weekend Experience will include:

  • Individual Mystery character packet—sent to you in advance so you can prepare your costume and character
  • Dessert reception Friday evening
  • Wine & cheese reception Saturday evening
  • Candlelight Mystery Gourmet, 4-course Dinner Saturday evening—Click here for example menu—inquire with our innkeepers about the menu planned for your stay
  • Full country breakfast each morning, with Mystery Awards on Sunday. Gift certificates for the winners!

The Murder Mystery Experience defined above is $215 per couple. Room rates for Friday and Saturday night are additional, from $160 per night, which reflects a 20% discount from our normal room rate - available for all rooms for our Murder Mystery guests. Taxes and gratuities are additional. We are delighted to accommodate special diets, if you let us know in advance of your stay.  Murder Mystery reservations may be cancelled up to three weeks in advance of the event, for a full refund of room prepayment and event fee.  Thereafter, there will be a 50% cancellation charge.

Reservations for the Murder Mystery Weekend cannot be made online—so please call us at 413-637-0193 or email us at the Inn at for all the details, and to reserve for this fun getaway weekend!

* John Bailey—aka "Deadly Fun Events"—is one of the most experienced Murder Mystery Weekend hosts in the business. A former innkeeper, he began hosting Murder Mysteries at his own inn in Vermont, and has hosted many highly successful weekend experiences. He now works with Inns throughout New England to bring these experiences to even more Murder Mystery fans. Read more about John by clicking here.