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Berkshire Lodging on a Budget

Posted on April 27, 2022Written by Gretchen M. Michelfeld

Mountain Adventure Park at Jiminy Peak

Have a Blast Without Breaking the Bank!

Spring has sprung and the Berkshires beckon! Who doesn’t want to hike the beautiful Berkshire trails, indulge in a little shopping, maybe see a show or enjoy a fabulous meal? But lots of us (especially families) are sticking to a budget these days, and the last thing we want is to spend all of our vacation money on lodging. 

Lucky for us, there are many friendly, affordable lodging options right in the heart of everyone’s favorite Berkshires vacation destinations. 

Take the Williamstown Motel, for instance. Centrally located in Williamstown, just minutes away from the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Williamstown Motel is a long-time favorite of Williams College family, friends, and alumni. Contemplating an eleventh-hour getaway? Make sure to call the hotel directly for last-minute specials. And don’t forget to ask about their Clark Institute discount package! 

Or try the Weathervane Motel in Lanesborough. Just a hop skip and a jump away from downtown Pittsfield, the Weathervane prides itself on being one of the oldest and most affordable motels in the region. Newly renovated efficiency suites with kitchens offer even more opportunities to embrace frugality when you make your own coffee in the morning or stash your snacks in your room’s mini-fridge! Feel like laying low after a long day of hiking, biking, or soaring down the mountain at Jiminy Peak’s Mountain Adventure Park? Unwind with a complimentary HBO film or lounge in their outdoor Adirondack chairs.

Berkshire Lakeside Lodge 895x380 Diana Mott Scarbo

Adirondack hikers don’t just love the Berkshire Lakeside Lodge and Motel for its proximity to their favorite trail, it’s beautiful waterfront views of Greenwater Pond (boats and kayaks available to Lakeside guests), and it’s cozy complimentary continental breakfasts, they also love being close to cultural destinations like Jacob’s Pillow and the Norman Rockwell Museum. Located in stunning Becket, Lakeside has affordable peak rates and amazing mid-week pricing!

If you’re longing to truly immerse yourself in nature and get away from it all, you can’t beat camping in the Berkshires! Camping is also a super-affordable way to travel. But there’s no need to give up all luxuries. Mount Greylock Campsite Park located at the base of Mount Greylock State Reservation has a heated pool, an activity center, a playground, and a catch-and-release fishing pond! Granville State Forest offers fishing and horseback riding when you reserve one of their deep woods campsites. And if you’d rather rent a cabin than pitch a tent, check out Savoy Mountain State Forest with easy access to the Busby, Haskins, and Mahican/Mohawk trails.

No matter what your budget or how you enjoy spending your vacation time, Berkshires lodging has you covered. Relaxing and unwinding has never been easier!

Photos from The Williamstown Motel, and Berkshire Lakeside Lodge with credit to Diana Mott Scarbo.

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