While eastern Massachusetts serves as the economic engine of the state, those in search of captivating rural beauty should make their way to the Berkshires on the Western edge. The story of this natural formation began almost half a billion years ago, as tectonic plates propelled the Appalachian Mountain range from under the earth, forming a vast stretch of mountains across the western edge of Massachusetts.
Today, the Berkshires host a large collection of cozy inns dotted across tiny towns, some of which were founded in the early 18th-century. Explorers of this charming region are free to roam the numerous nearby hiking trails and lakes, all before retiring to the comfort of one of the region’s many hotels. Check the list below for some of the best inns, resorts and B&Bs that the Berkshires has to offer.