Hancock Journals

Vacation Village - Berkshires

A January 2004 trip to Hancock by Elusiveck

Dakota Steakhouse Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: I wanted a low-key ski spot and decided on the Berkshires. It served as a perfect backdrop for pictures and offered excellent ski conditions on Jiminy Peak Mountain.

Vacation Village At Berkshires

Hotel | "Vacation Village in the Berkshires"

Vacation Village At Berkshires Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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Best Things Nearby:Jiminy Peak Mountain, Dakota Restaurant, Lee Shopping Outlet, and many moreBest Things About the Resort:Close to main roads, ski across the road, and the units are clean, private, and offer fireplacesResort Experience:The room was a great size for a one-bedroom. We had a dishwasher, fireplace, and a big-screen TV. All Vacation Village resorts supply cookware, utensils, and dishsoap. You can come here and not worry too much about that stuff. My favorite part of this resort is the pool house. While inside in the pool or outside in the hot tub, you can enjoy the view of the ski slopes across the way. Makes for great pictures and great fun....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2005

Vacation Village At Berkshires
276 BRODIE MOUNTAIN ROAD
Hancock 01237
1-413-7382000

Dakota Steakhouse

Restaurant

Dakota Steakhouse Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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Although reservations are not necessary, I would recommend calling ahead and placing your name on a list. The average wait time for dinner at this local fave is about an hour, but it's well worth the wait. The food and the service are equally great. Their salad bar is well-known and is complimentary with every entree. On the weekends, they offer a delicious brunch menu, and you can always find a game on at the bar.

The prices are below average, so it's worth checking out. If you get a chance, visit their website ahead of time at http://www.dakotarestaurant.com. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2005

Dakota Steakhouse
1035 South Street
Hancock, Massachusetts 01201
(413) 499-7900

Prime Outlets at Lee

Attraction | "Lee Outlet Mall"

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It looks like your typical outlet mall; however, the people here are so much more accommodating and offer a smile with every transaction. The pace is slower and the people are more relaxed, but the service doesn't come across this way. The outlet offers many great retailers, from Coach, Nautica, and Ann Taylor to the Gap, KB Toys, and Rockport. You can find something for anyone here. On this particular weekend, Nautica was selling children's down coats for $20 each--no tax. These coats are normally $70 here and retail for $120. It was a great deal.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2005

Prime Outlets at Lee
50 Water Street
Lee, Massachusetts 01238
(413) 243-8186