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Western Massachusetts in Winter

A January 2004 trip to Great Barrington by lprand

Quote: Western Massachusetts is a wonderful, lively place to be in winter even though Jacobs Pillow and Tanglewood are not in session. We had a blast.

Wind in the Pines Resort-Owner Services

Hotel | "Wind in the Pines"

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Best Things Nearby:Great Barrington is an artsy town. Within an hour are great museums and galleries. Nearby are hiking trails and skiing.Best Things About the Resort:Proximity to museums and galleries on rainy days and nice places to hike, walk.Resort Experience:This converted motel is comfortable and clean. Master bedroom has a jacuzzi. Other bedroom did not have good reading light available. Only partial kitchen, so we availed ourselves of great restaurants in the area. (Bizen, dinner at Kripalu in Lenox.) Not the most elegant place, but the area is so wonderful, just being there was great. Friendly staff over the phone, but the office was closed until...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2004

Wind in the Pines Resort-Owner Services
949 S. Main Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
(413) 528-3840

Bizen

Restaurant

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If you love sushi, organic vegetables, macrobiotic options, and/or dessert, this is a wonderful place. Food is served on beautiful Asian-looking pottery made by the owner in a huge outdoor kiln. Everything is made fresh and presentation is lovely. Our family considers this the best restaurant in the universe. The desserts are made by Sato, a very talented Japanese dessert chef who has written a wonderful cookbook we have been using at home for several years (no dairy or sugar in his desserts). Great tempura too!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 8, 2004

Bizen
17 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
(413) 528-4343

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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

This is a wonderful museum showing only current work of contemporary artists. We saw an exhibit of prisoners' inventions recreated by a group who read a prisoner's clever, witty and detailed notes. We saw Ann Hamilton's work, a participatory installation created for three rooms in the museum (very powerful). You can spend 5 or so hours in there and not see everything. We loved it.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 8, 2004

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (MASS MoCA)
87 Marshall Street
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
(413) 662 2111

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