The sheer beauty of the Berkshires may draw you to western Massachusetts, but did you know that the region is also a shopping mecca? That’s right. It’s one of our favorite pastimes and why we prepared your guide to shopping in the Berkshires.
From the premium outlets in Lee to the quaint shops and boutiques that line the main streets of Lenox and Stockbridge, shoppers find everything from bargains to treasured antiques. And it’s all waiting for you within minutes of our bed and breakfast in Lee, MA. In fact, you could spend days wandering the main streets and backroads of the Berkshires in hunt of the perfect accessory for your home or wardrobe. So, if you’re coming to our area for a little shopping spree, let us guide you in the right direction.
Lee Premium Outlets
Located right here in Lee, MA about 5 minutes from our elegant country retreat, the Lee Premium Outlets feature everything from designer duds to ethnic eats. Shop ‘til you drop at this outdoor mall fashioned to mimic a New England village.
Known as the “antique capital of the Commonwealth,” you’ll find some of the finest antique dealers in the country scattered along Route 7 in the Berkshires. Specializing in everything from finely crafted European antiques to architectural salvage, when you’re in search of something special to add to your home, you’ll likely find it in the Berkshires.
Lenox and Stockbridge are teeming with boutiques and galleries to browse. Stroll along the main streets of town where you’ll find cannabis and candy, jewelry and gemstones, stylish foot ware and more. Elegant and opulent, bohemian and laid back, each unique storefront offers something special. It’s simply a treat to while away an hour or two just window shopping. But we bet you won’t come home empty-handed.
Interestingly enough, scattered along the antique alley of Route 7, a number of noteworthy bookstores thrive. Stop by the Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar in Lenox to browse the bookshelves while sipping vintage wine. Rare books and manuscripts are the hallmarks of Howard S. Mott, Inc. And Shaker Mill Books in West Stockbridge combine a unique selection of books and art in an historic grist mill.
Specialty Food Markets
You would expect to find at least a few specialty markets in and among the rolling hills of the Berkshires. With a focus on farm-to-table freshness, High Lawn Farm, located right here in Lee, MA, offers the finest and freshest dairy products around. Pick up a charcuterie board to nibble back in your room at the inn. But, please don’t leave the premises without trying a scoop of their farm-fresh ice cream or petting the adorable baby cows.
Yes, the Berkshires is a beautiful destination to visit. Winding roads and rolling hills filled with gorgeous vistas, challenging outdoor adventures, art and culture. But don’t forget to bring your shopping list when you come to stay. With so many shops to scout out, you may need to add a day or two to your vacation. Just take your guide to shopping in the Berkshires and you’ll find everything your little heart desires.