Berkshires + Western Massachusetts
Hotels in Berkshires + Western Massachusetts
Executive chef Peter Platt and his partner, Meredith Kennard, took over as owners of this pleasantly rustic Berkshires inn—formerly a stagecoach relay—in 2005; together they've created one of the finest dining destinations in the area, and arguably the Northeast.
Paint-by-number pictures adorn the 47 retro rooms at Porches Inn.
Learn how to meditate at this yoga and health center in the Berkshires with a variety of holistic “retreat and renewal” programs. As is true of most things Berkshire, Kripalu is authentic, complex, quirky, storied, and unlike anyplace else. Its appeal is not flashy or immediately apparent.
The 1927 Colonial Revival building in the center of Northampton has cozy appeal with its fireplace, feather duvets, and whirlpool tubs.
Why It’s Unique: Located on 22 acres of parkland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the two-story Aviary treehouse in the Berkshire Mountains features limestone wet room with an antique soaking tub, circular stairs leading to the second-floor sleeping quarters, and a Bang & O
The inn, opposite 700-acre Forest Park, is a Gilded Age (1899) painted lady with cheery rooms.
The colonial inn features a stone fireplace and is frequented by Amherst alums sipping single-malt scotch. The patio overlooks the village green and serves mulled cider from nearby organic farms. Rooms in the Wing section have private balconies.
The 1884 property, with country-classic guest rooms decorated with both antiques and reproductions and convivial conversation in the tavern, has been in operation for 125 years.
Owned by Tom Werman, a former heavy-metal record producer who, along with his wife, Suky, has created a serene and airy property in Lenox, within walking distance of Tanglewood, complete with an art gallery and a one-room schoolhouse now used as a guest suite.
Though modern, rural minimalism may be a hallmark of the new Berkshires, elegance and luxury abound at Wheatleigh, the elegant country-house hotel.