Berkshire Travel Guide: Where to Stay and What to Do in Berkshire, Massachusetts

For nearly two centuries, Berkshires has been a prized destination for Northerners looking to get away from it all. About two hours from Boston and three from New York City, the area is an easy weekend getaway with a little something for everyone, whether you prefer world-renowned shows, outdoor adventures, a getaway for rejuvenation, or a bit of history. Sure, New England is known for its fall foliage (and fall is a common time), but the area’s rolling hills, brilliant light, quaint cities, and vibrant arts community make it a great vacation spot for all seasons. Here, where to stay and dine and what to do if you find yourself for a few days in Berkshire.

where to stay

Hotels and B&Bs abound, but if you’re looking for a hotel expertisebook a room at Maraval Berkshires– Indulgence you will not regret. The newest addition to the Miraval brand opened in July 2020 (you’re probably familiar with its original location in Arizona) on nearly 400 gorgeous acres, perfect for nature walks, horse therapy, golf, or just taking in the great views. It’s a spa, yes, but without the austerity of many other properties in this category. Maraval is more about alertness and balance than weight loss and sacrifice. There are no calorie limits or mandatory fitness classes, and alcohol is served. Where they are restricted: making sure you are present; Cell phones and laptops are only allowed in certain locations. At first, this may sound annoying (you’ll want to post all about your trip), but soon you’ll find it’s a much better fit for a vacation – a more relaxing and enlightening one – if you live in the moment.

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