5 Reasons to Get Away to the Berkshires for the Holidays

The holidays can be a hectic, but fun-filled, time of the year. So, before you get all caught up in baking, decorating, shopping, and planning, take a break. Give yourself permission to step back and rethink your strategy for making the most of the season, And, if you need a little convincing, let us show you 5 ways to get away to the Berkshires for the holidays.*

First of all, the magic of the holiday season shines brightly in the Berkshires. Our stately English country inn in the hills of western Massachusetts gets all dressed up for the season. A roaring fire in the fireplace and festive decorations throughout set the tone for a very special getaway for family, friends, and couples. But beyond the warmth and comfort of the Inn, lies a wealth of new experiences to put the sparkle in your holiday. So, ho, ho, ho, here we go!

New Shops to Explore

Shopping for the holidays can be tricky. If you do the mall crawl, your options are limited to the big box stores. And if you shop online, you’ll have the added stress of hoping everything arrives in time. But, if you combine shopping with a little getaway, your shopping spree becomes an adventure. With dozens of small boutiques, antique shops, and designer outlet stores to browse in Lee, Lenox, and Stockbridge, you’re sure to unearth the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Plus, you might just find a little something for yourself.

Be Dazzled by Sound and Light Shows

Dazzling fairy-tale lights twinkling in the night sky like tiny fireworks bring childlike glee to everyone. Bundle up for two spectacular evening light shows, Winterlights at Naumkeag and Nightwood at the Mount. Thousands of lights strung among the gorgeous grounds of these historic properties transport you to an otherworldly experience. Purchase your tickets online in advance for both of these very popular shows.

Bring Home a Fresh Christmas Tree

Perfume your home this season with a fresh Christmas tree that you cut yourself at one of our local tree farms. The hunt for the perfect tree is definitely part of the fun. Fir, balsam, or spruce, the top three trees for the holidays, thrive in the hills of the Berkshires. Visit the Crane Hill Tree Farm in Washington or the Seekonk Tree Farm in Great Barrington for the best selection.

Find Inspiration for Holiday Decorating

If you need a little inspiration or a new take on decorating for the holidays, take a holiday house tour at The Mount. Edith Wharton’s historic estate offers self-guided tours throughout the holiday season. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, you will need advance tickets to attend. Step back in time and revel in the holiday décor of the gilded age.

Add a Little Romance to Your Holiday Season

When you book a stay at our idyllic country inn in the Berkshires, you’ll find all the right makings for romance. Working fireplaces and jetted tubs will keep you warm. Spacious and elegant common rooms so you can curl up and watch the snowfall. A hearty breakfast will start your day and complimentary cordials and cognac may end it. Take our advice and plan a holiday getaway before your calendar fills with family gatherings and holiday parties. We’re confident you’ll want to get away to the Berkshires for the holidays. And we hope you’ll come back every season.

*Please be sure to check with the venue prior to making a final plan. Some restrictions or changes may occur due to Covid.

 

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