The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts are a patchwork of quaint villages, gentle mountains and rural landscapes. The inspired scenery and peaceful rhythms have long been a magnet for artists, musicians and writers. The area is a favorite retreat for urbanites who crave nature but don’t want to skimp on culture. If you’re seeking a winter getaway with plenty of fresh-air recreational options, the Berkshires are a fine place to invigorate the body and refresh the soul. In Categories: Press About The Berkshires. Tags: 1B Assisted, Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, Big Elm Brewery, Canterbury Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Red Lion Inn, Ski Butternut, Trattoria Rustica, and Wheatleigh.