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Bascom Lodge

Bascom Lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s to provide a respite for hikers and vacationers. It sits on top of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts (3,491 feet) and overlooks the Berkshires. The rustic wood and stone Lodge has both private and group rooms

Berkshire Visitors Bureau

Berkshire Visitors Bureau

The Berkshires of Western MA breathes a calm, yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture. An array of lodging options offer close proximity to numerous cultural venues, picturesque towns and outdoor recreation, as well as farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery. Whether you journey here as a

Briarcliff Motel

The chic look of the Mad Men era mostly by-passed roadside lodging, but new owners have imbued this ’60s motel with wit and style, making it a cool place to unwind in the hippest town in the Berkshires. Monument Mountain is literally across the street. BEST MODERNIZED MOTEL.

Cranwell Resort

Cranwell Resort

Perched high on a hilltop in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Cranwell offers spectacular views for every season. Enjoy one of the largest spas in the Northeast, along with elegant accommodations, fine dining, an historic 18-hole golf course, outstanding amenities and exceptional service.

Devonfield Bed & Breakfast

Best Berkshires CottageRonnie and Bruce Singer make patrons feel like houseguests in this graciously comfortable Gilded Era estate. Comforts include a landscaped pool with mountain views, deftly decorated rooms, tempting books, wood-burning fireplaces, and great food.

Garden Gables Inn

Almost hidden by the trees and landscaping of its five-acre grounds, this gracious Berkshires inn offers 18 rooms, many in the 1780 main house, with several others in two adjoining cottages. Many rooms feature fireplaces; the two suites and several other rooms feature private porches or decks. The period sherry

Gramercy Bistro

Best Art-Side DiningWork up an appetite strolling the galleries at MASS MoCA, then replenish your energy with chef Sandy Smith’s eclectic and thoughtful international menu (paella, lasagna, coq au vin), which uses predominantly Berkshires farm products.

Haven Cafe and Bakery

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, and there’s no better place for it than this large and airy room where there’s always a buzz of happy diners. You can go elegant with a French-rolled omelet, sweet with croissant French toast, or hearty with an egg-and-cheese breakfast

Inn at Sweet Water Farm

The Berkshires may be full of cozy 19th-century inns, but none offers such an effortless blend of contemporary folk art, luxurious bedding, and gourmet food. The owner’s passion for showcasing local farms, with special help from the inn’s own egg-laying hens, bears fruit with the made-to-order breakfast. Rates: from $165,

Interlaken Inn – A Resort & Conference Center

Interlaken Inn – A Resort & Conference Center

Interlaken is a country resort in the Berkshire Mountains of Northwest Connecticut, with 86 upscale guestrooms and townhouses. On-property, explore the two lakes with complimentary canoes and kayaks, tennis, golf, swimming pool, basketball, volleyball and more. Numerous hiking and biking trails. Visit on-site Ellora Spa & Sanctuary. Nearby shopping, Berkshires

Jack’s Hot Dogs

Jeff Levanos’s grandfather Jaffros (“Jack”) opened this narrow little grill with counter seating in 1917, and it’s still the most reliable place in the Berkshires for a great hot dog and some fries–or, for the adventurous, a double cheeseburger and onion rings. BEST RETRO HOT DOGS.

Lee Chamber of Commerce

Lee Chamber of Commerce

Lee, Massachusetts: Proud Gateway to the Berkshires and shopping, dining, lodging, and scenic destination. A unique blend of small town charm, great retail establishments, restaurants, shops, and services blended with a true old fashioned sense of civic pride. We take the business of welcoming tourists to our region very

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Opened in September 1905, and now proudly on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mahaiwe is a unique year-round performing arts center presenting music, dance, theater, opera, and classic films in the southern Berkshires. Upcoming events include:Paul Taylor Dance Company May 29 & May 30,Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa

Martha Flood Design Studio & Fabric Gallery

Artist Martha Flood draws inspiration from the woods, fields, and rivers of the Berkshires for the rich colors and patterns of her “Woodlands” fabric collection. Even the humble dandelion shines in her masterly interpretation. BEST FABRIC DESIGN.

Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Daily whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking trips on the Deerfield River in the beautiful Berkshires. Adventures for all ages, 7 and up. Mild to wild, families to fanatics the Deerfield River offers an adventure for everyone.Moxie Outdoor Adventures specializes in providing the finest whitewater rafting in New England. Moxie Outdoor

Prairie Whale

Wunderkind restaurateur Mark Firth was thriving with farm-to-table restaurants in Brooklyn, but he decided to get much closer to the food sources and moved to the Berkshires. Now he raises Prairie Whale’s pigs, sheep, and laying hens in nearby Monterey and buys the restaurant produce locally. Start with fried green

Savoy Mountain State Forest Campground

Vehicle and tent campers may choose between open orchard locations and private wooded spots at this state forest in the Berkshires. Trails range from an easy hike to Bog Pond, with its abundant wildlife and carnivorous plants, to a 3.5-mile round-trip hike to the 50-foot drop of Tannery Falls. BEST

Seven Hills Inn

A manor house, carriage house, and motel share 27 acres of rolling lawns and country gardens and the elegant public rooms and patio of this classic Berkshires “cottage” property. No weddings are booked during the summer, but there are cabaret performances most evenings. Rates: from $125 motel, $145 carriage house,

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Opening expanded facilities on July 4, 2014 following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the world-class Clark is home to European and American paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and more. (The French Impressionists are a special focus.) In addition to a redesigned original building, brand-new facilities include a visitor and exhibition center with dining

Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Celebrate Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary Season! Tanglewood, world-renowned summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, celebrates its 75th anniversary season, June 22- September 2, with a spectacular lineup of musical guests and programs that spotlight Tanglewood’s rich tradition

The Mount Estate and Gardens

Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence and of Ethan Frome, was the first woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She designed for herself a classic mansion, built as an architectural statement in 1901-1902. To celebrate its centennial in 2002, the mansion underwent restoration as a

The Red Lion Inn

The Red Lion Inn

The historic Red Lion has been hosting generations of folks making memories and upholding family traditions. Located in a charming village setting, the Inn is central to the Berkshires’ arts attractions and outdoor activities. Family-friendly hotel amenities include: a year-round heated outdoor pool & hot tub, dining from casual to

The Southfield Store

Best General-Store BrunchThis vintage general store at the center of a small village is now an attractive cafe owned by Peter Platt, one of the Berkshires’ star chefs, who also owns the nearby Old Inn on the Green. Brunch on challah French toast with apple compote, huevos rancheros, or smoked

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Open daily year-round for tours, exhibits, performances, lectures, kids’ programs, Victorian Teas, Picnics on the Porch, private rentals, and more. The history includes a connection to Civil War hero Colonel R.G. Shaw (of the film Glory); this 1893 Berkshires “Cottage” was built by the sister of J.P. Morgan; familiar to

Williams College Museum of Art

Williams College Museum of Art

Williams College Museum of Art is one of the finest art museums in the country. On the campus of Williams College in the heart of the Berkshires, the Museum houses over 13,000 works that span the history of art, including modern and contemporary art, photography, prints, and Indian painting. The

Windflower Inn

Best B&B BreakfastsLongtime locavores Claudia and John Ryan can tell guests the provenance of every fresh-laid egg, bacon rasher, and sausage link in your big country breakfast. Claudia bakes the breads and John grows the veggies and berries. Common rooms and 13 guestrooms in this antiques-filled Berkshires B&B blend elegance

Winvian

Best Relaxed EleganceChef Chris Eddy combines international ingenuity and finesse with local tastes, from Berkshires blue cheese to Stonington scallops. Sip drinks by a comfy fireplace or sup by the pastoral garden. Reservations required.This private resort had tongues wagging the minute it debuted in 2007. The whole place—from 18 whimsical

Worthington Ballooning

Worthington Ballooning

We have been flying above the Berkshires for over 20 years. Our balloon flights last about 1-1/4 hours in the air, however plan on spending about 3 hours with us for your total balloon experience. The cost is $250 per person.We have been flying above the Berkshires for over 20

5th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival

5th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival

July 2, 3 & 4 Outstanding art event featuring over 165 exceptionally talented, jury selected artists and artisans from all over the country. Berkshires Arts Festival brings together a selection of outstanding works in ceramics, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, mixed media, sculpture, fashion and photography for display and sale. The

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