Great Escapes: A Rejuvenating Retreat in the Berkshires, Then and Now
Posted on August 12, 2022Written by Andrea Park
Written by Andrea Park
for Barron’s Penta
August 12, 2022
Photo Credit: James Baigrie
Edith Wharton and her peers flocked to the Berkshires during the Gilded Age for a respite from New York City, and the Western Massachusetts region has been a restorative destination for the well-heeled ever since. Skiing and snow-capped pine trees, spring blossoms, cool summer air, and breathtaking fall foliage make the Berkshires an attractive place to visit year-round, while wellness centers, museums, and performance arts venues offer plenty to do indoors.