The Berkshires Blog

Find Your Bliss in the Berkshires This Winter

Are you ready for some rest and rejuvenation after a busy holiday season? Why not plan a relaxing getaway in the Berkshires—home to some of the world’s best destination spas and wellness resorts. From yoga retreats and tranquil walks in nature to pampering body treatments and massage, there’s something for everyone.

The peaceful setting of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, which overlooks Lake Mahkeenac and the surrounding Berkshire mountains, is the perfect place to bring your body, mind, and spirit into balance. Choose from immersive workshops with world-renowned presenters or R&R Retreat packages that let you set your own pace. Round out your stay with yoga and meditation classes, healing arts services, and fabulous food sourced from local farms. A visit during Kripalu’s Contemplative Week (January 12-17) is a wonderful way to slow down, focus inward, and set your intentions for the new year.

If your vision of self-care includes an elegant country house, plan a visit to Blantyre in Lenox. Originally built in the late nineteenth century as a private estate, this 110-acre hilltop property is now home to five-star accommodations with modern amenities, farm-to-table dining, and a spa called The Retreat. Unwind after a day exploring the Berkshires with a massage, body treatment, or one of Blantyre’s spa experience packages. You’ll find true indulgence in every moment.

Looking for an experience that combines both luxury and the pursuit of wellness? Canyon Ranch in Lenox is for you. This sprawling secluded property includes the historic Bellefontaine Mansion, an Integrative Health Center, and a spa. Whether you’re seeking a fitness coach, weight loss, a cleansing detox, or body treatments, you’ll find it at Canyon Ranch. If you wish to explore the Berkshires during your stay, plenty of unique shops, art galleries, world-class museums, and outdoor winter fun are within a short drive.

There’s no better time for some downtime. So gather your best friends, plan a romantic getaway for two, or steal away solo for a refreshing respite in the beautiful Berkshires.


Nancy Macy is a freelance writer and editor based in the Berkshires.