Hancock Journals

Week in the Berkshires

An April 2003 trip to Hancock by AussieBrad

Quote: For Spring Break our family spent a week at Bentley Brook Mountain Resort and did day trips around the Berkshires.

Week in the Berkshires


Our group included ages from 10 to 70, but we found things to suit everyone. Highlights include: The Norman Rockwell Museum followed by lunch in main street Stockbridge; Skiing/boarding at Jiminy Peak (we got a day in before they closed for the season); The Hancock Shaker Village Museum, (very interesting guided tours); The Berkshire Museum (great for kids). Quick Tips: A day trip to Albany - start at the Visitors Center, they have a good exhibit and will suggest other sites to see and things to do. Walk around Williamstown and visit the Williams College Museum of Art or the Clark Art Institute.Best Way To Get Around: You'll need a car to get around. There are a lot of things t...Read More
Best Things Nearby:Skiing/Snowboarding at Jiminy Peak. In season this resort is Ski-In/Ski-Out. In the summer there is tennis, and other activities. Nearby are a variety of museums/galleries/and great restaraunts. There are also golf courses and lakes nearby offering outdoor activities in the summer.Best Things About the Resort:The units are still fairly new (less than 5 years), with plenty of room and well appointed. We enjoyed indoor/outdoor pool and the nightly movies in the mini-theater.Resort Experience:Our unit had a master suite with king bed and jacuzzi bath and shower and plenty of cupboard space. The second bedroom had two queen beds and the co...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 19, 2003

Bentley Brook Mountain Club
RR 7
Hancock, Massachusetts 01237
(413) 738-5500