The Berkshires is filled with hotels and inns that make the perfect home base for a weekend getaway or mini vacation.
Here are some exciting new and revitalized spots to check out (and into) on your next visit to southern Berkshires.
What’s old is new again at the 150-year-old Cornell Inn on Main Street in Lenox. Each of the inn’s rooms has been reimagined by a different interior designer, with spectacular attention to detail. Rich colors, textures, and plenty of natural light bring this historic property into the 21st century with fresh style. Sink into your cloud-like bed for a restful night. Start your morning with an espresso in the fireplace lobby before enjoying a fresh-cooked hot breakfast. After a day out exploring the area, settle in with cocktails and a burger in the bistro or relax outdoors in the landscaped garden space under the stars. The Cornell’s serene four acres at the center of one of the Berkshires most beautiful towns is also an ideal locale for small, intimate weddings.
Looking for a haven where you can completely unplug? Escape to the tranquility of Hyatt’s new all-inclusive, digital device-free Miraval Berkshires Resort and Spa in Lenox. Enjoy wellness programs, a full-service spa, three pools, golf, nature trails, and delicious, seasonally-inspired meals. Guest rooms and suites offer understated luxury. Cottage accommodations provide the privacy to unwind at your own pace. Common spaces invite you to gather or find a quiet spot all to yourself. And while there’s much to do while in the Berkshires and this property’s central location positions you perfectly to access it all, be advised: you may be tempted to just stay put on Miraval’s 380-acre hillside campus overlooking the Berkshire mountains—far away from a hurried world.
If the nostalgic charm of a Post-Victorian style New England bed & breakfast is more your style, you’ll find the newly renovated Gateways Inn on Walker Street in Lenox your home away from home. First constructed in 1912 as the private country home of Harley Procter of Procter & Gamble fame, the property has operated as an inn since 1937. A recent restoration by new owners Mill Town Capital incorporates modern amenities and a welcoming light and airy décor amidst its historic details. The inn has 11 guest rooms, some with working gas fireplaces. All have en suite baths. Comfy bedding from Berkshire-based Pine Cone Hill ensures a good night’s sleep. Unwind with a refreshing beverage and live music outdoors in season or drinks and light fare indoors. The inn is an easy walk from the town center, where you’ll find interesting shops, galleries, upscale restaurants and cafes to linger a while.
Whatever your preferred style of lodging, you’ll find it in the Berkshires. Be sure to check for deals, such as stay & play packages themed around Tanglewood, spa getaways, outdoor adventures and curated itineraries that are perfect for reconnecting with family, friends and yourself. We can’t wait to welcome you!
Written by Nancy Macy.
Photo: Miraval Berkshires