Workshops and Weddings

Reservations - 518-794-9385

A 36'x13' Conference/Party Room is available for your conference or special event. The hall has a parquet dance floor, tables, and chairs for forty-five guests. Daily Rate: $250.00 includes setup, coffee service and the use of a dial-up modem port and a fax.

Dances, parties, dinners, and outdoor parties, barbecues, and campfires are encouraged and welcomed. We will assist you in all aspects of planning and production. We especially welcome workshops, family reunions, and hiking/biking groups.

Ongoing Workshops at Shaker Meadows

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The Quilting in the Berkshires Workshop

A quilting weekend in the Berkshires - Start new projects, finish current projects, or participate in a project set up by the event holders. For details, visit Berkshire Quilts.


Shaker Meadows Guitar Workshops

Study blues, roots, swing, slide and fingerstyle guitar with such accomplished artists as Toby Walker, Martin Grosswendt. Steve James, Del Ray, Al Petteway, John Knowles and Mike Dowling. All workshops run Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon; the fee of $625, includes instruction, meals from Friday breakfast through Sunday lunch, and accommodation at Shaker Meadows B&B (spouses/partners welcome for a fee of $325). Email Jean Cowhig at Shaker Meadows to reserve your space.

2017 Workshops
  • Martin Grosswendt, June 1-4, 2017
  • Mike Dowling, September 28-October 1, 2017

"I attend several guitar workshops every year. The one at Shaker Meadows is the best because of the great family atmosphere that the innkeeper, Jean, creates. She makes you feel as welcome as a long-lost relative and overfeeds you with great homemade food which creates a memorable experience both in terms of learning and having a really good time."

-Jerry Daly


"A weekend at a Shaker Meadows Guitar Workshop is just about priceless. Great instruction, time for jamming, good food, warm hospitality, comfy accommodations, and did I mention great instruction? Go if you can: the 2016 lineup is fantastic."

-Leda Schubert

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar wizard who has toured the US, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, and Holland. Walker has been featured in The New York Times, The London Sunday Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award - Solo Division - sponsored by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.
Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years. A master of pre-war blues and other southern traditional music, his fingerpicking, bottleneck playing and singing amaze and move audiences, critics and other musicians alike. He's known at festivals, concerts and music camps across the U.S., and his musical prowess is matched by his knowledge of the music's sources and creators, whose stories he weaves into every performance. Get to know Martin Grosswendt's music -- you'll be glad that you did.

If you have a workshop you'd like to hold at Shaker Meadows, please contact us at 518-794-9385. Workshops at Shaker Meadows are generally for 8-16 participants and are held from September through May.


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