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Wellness Wanderer

Posted on October 04, 2022Written by Cathleen King

So after the excursions of summer, and before the snow events of winter, you are seeking a bit of Fall pampering, eh? Welcome to the Berkshires, just the place to relax in the haven of nature, in a decompressing spa, and in luxurious lodging. So where to begin your wellness journey? 

Get away from screen time and countless meetings, and let the open air countryside take over your soul. Mesmerizing foliage, apple-scented breezes, and the warmth of a camp fire can do wonders to lower those stress levels. Be blissful by a local waterfall, sully down sun-streaked trails, and go forest bathing in a cool mountain lake. Unwind at TOURISTS in North Adams, on an 80-acre forest campus. Treat yourself to on-site yoga or do a bit of bird watching on the bridge. Afterward, sip a well-deserved beverage with your tasty dinner at The Airport Rooms at Tourists cocktail lounge and restaurant.

Gift yourself a stay at the peaceful Guest House at Field Farm in Williamstown, on 316 acres of conserved land with four trails, 13 sculptures, and a view of Mt. Greylock. Enjoy a walk on the grounds to view the abundant Fall foliage, or simply kick back in one of the relaxing suites. For a further stretch of the legs, check out the many winding Berkshires trails at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. With over 1,000 acres of trails and forests, you can find a private spot in nature to breathe in, breathe out, repeat.

If you are seeking an all-inclusive indulgence, seek out some personal time at Canyon Ranch in Lenox. Sauna, spa, wellness and fitness classes, healthy meals. Drop in for a day or stay for several; set your intentions for a rejuvenating Fall, and let Canyon Ranch take you there. Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa speaks of Fall as the Season of Gratitude, and can create a journey grounded in comfort and wellness. Enjoy living in the moment. In fact, the resort is device-free to help you unwind completely! Schedule some healing time at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where a signature Fall retreat lets you choose the activities, meals, and time for reflection that you’ve been seeking.

Looking for a longer stay? Check out the Ponds at Foxhollow in Lenox, 48 condominiums set on 223 acres. Find year-round activities, including Fall hikes beneath canopies of gold and red leaves, and wine and cheese parties every Friday evening. Can’t you feel yourself letting go already?  Perhaps you are picturing yourself in a days-gone-by Gilded Age mansion, yet with contemporary accommodations? Set foot on the grounds of Wheatleigh, a secluded sanctuary located in Lenox, and allow yourself to be pampered in an intimate setting with exceptional service. Let the stressors ebb away as you plunge yourself into the satisfying Fall atmosphere of the Berkshires.  

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Photo credits: Canyon Ranch; Richmond, Ogden Gigli

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