With the spring season just around the corner, the perfect opportunity to kick back and get some solid rest and relaxation lies in the Berkshires — as noted in the Boston Globe, folks have long looked to the Berkshires to relax — whether it’s music, museums, or mountains that you’re seeking, the western border of Massachusetts provides an unbeatable escape; perfect for some spring revitalization.
Notably, Lenox, Massachusetts, a small, but vibrant town, packs quite the lineup of pristine, charming resorts and bucolic inns, all of which are nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, providing a breathtaking backdrop of scenery, and picturesque views.
Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, an elegantly decorated resort, complete with a world-class 35,000 square-foot spa and three award-winning restaurants, offers a spectacular set of views for every season. This spring, you’ll find a number of Getaway Packages available, including a “Culture in the Country” package featuring museums and historical-themed experiences; a “Romance Package” providing a peaceful and romantic escape; and an “Unlimited Golf Package” with access to Cranwell’s historic 18-hole golf course.
Photo via Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club Facebook page.
Wheatleigh Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, was built in 1893 in the style of a Florentino palazzo, retaining details such as Tiffany windows, and is well-known for boasting one of the best dining rooms on the east coast. The Dinning Room, quoted by Travel + Leisure as being “Some of the best cooking in the United States,” is a Five Diamond Award Winner, and provides the perfect setting for an intimate dining experience. You can explore their current menu here.
The Kemble Inn, which we featured last summer on MassFinds as “not your grandmother’s typical B&B,” combines a sophisticated, charming blue exterior with a modern interior that’s nothing short of Ralph Lauren’s home collection, and a breakfast that the New York Times said, “may well be the county’s finest.” They currently offer a number of Special Packages, and reservations can be made online. You can also find the Kemble Inn on Facebook and Twitter.
Oh, and the view from their back deck is quite nice, too!
Blantyre, which is Gaelic for “the warm retreat,” is a 117-acre property built by Robert Warder Paterson in 1902 that features 21 total guest accommodations. Named on of the “World’s 10 Most Romantic Hotels” by Forbes.com, Blantyre features a memorably-relaxing offering in “The Potting Shed Spa,” and a food & wine experience that’s considered to “Savor exquisite New American-French cuisine, served with old-world elegance.”
Photo courtesy of Blantyre’s Facebook page.
Within walking distance of downtown Lenox, Canyon Ranch, a health resort with a classic spa setting, boasts a quaint New England charm that caters to every comfort. The Resort’s current spring special offerings are plentiful, and reservations can be made here, or by calling 1-800-742-9000. You can also find Canyon Ranch on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Just outside of Lenox’s luxurious resorts, inns and spas, you’ll find the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to lavish chocolates from Chocolate Springs Café or locally made ice cream at The Scoop. You can also enjoy seasonally inspired fare from Nudel, get a drink at Alta Restaurant and Wine Bar, or try one of Lenox’s many other can’t-miss eateries.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy some spring rest and relaxation in the Berkshires? Tell us in the comments below!
For those looking for more Berkshires travel suggestions, feel free to tweet us your questions @VisitMA.