Berkshire County is located two and a half hours from both Boston and New York City but can seem far removed from the big cities with its lush, rolling hills, pretty clapboard houses and idyllic towns and villages. Known for museums and historic sites the Berkshires also celebrate the arts through music, dance and art venues with delightful open air theatre productions a feature of summer evenings in the region.
Williamstown is known for its Clark Art Institute and the Williams College Museum of Art and nearby, North Adams boasts the exciting MASS MoCA which showcases contemporary works in the country's largest arts centre.
The region also offers outstanding opportunities for golfing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Winter sports include alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. All of these activities take place amid spectacularly scenic rural hills, dotted with mountain streams and lakes.
Visitors will also delight at the wide range of retailers from antique dealers to outlet stores and speciality shops.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay
and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the
video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.
Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside
café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we
wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed
that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!
Leonore & Mike Rumford
Red Lion Inn
One of the few New England Inn’s operating continuously since the 18th century and listed under the Historic Hotels of America trademark.
With only twelve guest rooms, the focus is on individual, impeccable service.