Hancock Journals

Not Just an Extra Vacation

A June 2005 trip to Hancock by JoansDream

Vacation Village At Berkshires Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: Vacation Village in the Berkshires was a drivable destination. This is definitely a Gold Crown resort! There are mansions and estates in the area to tour and also many antiques shops and gallery stores. There are many very good restaurants. It is a quiet getaway, an area that is a feast for the eyes!

Vacation Village At Berkshires

Hotel | "Vacation Village in the Berkshires"

Vacation Village At Berkshires Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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The condos were very nicely furnished. The kitchen was well equipped with some nice touches (e.g., free coffee). There was a balcony, a jacuzzi tub, a huge bathroom, and a gas fireplace in the living room. There was a laundry two doors down with two of each machines. Excellent accommodations.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2005

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

Vacation Village At Berkshires

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Hotel | "Vacation Village in the Berkshires"

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Best Things Nearby:Historic mansions and estates, antique shops, art galleries and gallery stores, fabulous scenery, and timeless NE Villages like Tangelwood (in season).Best Things About the Resort:The accommodations were great (Jacuzzi tub and private balcony)! There is a beautiful indoor pool and an outdoor one under construction. The condos were very nicely furnished. The kitchen was well equipped with some nice touches (e.g., free coffee). There was a balcony, a jacuzzi tub, a huge bathroom, and a gas fireplace in the living room. There was a laundry two doors down with two of each machine. Excellent accommodations. There are planned activities and lot...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2005

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

Powder Hounds

Restaurant | "The Powder Hounds"

Powder Hounds Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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We ate here several times. They have a great bar and a nice dining room. They also have a very good chef, and the food was wonderful! It is good for families, too, because they do have kid-friendly fare and pizza! It is 5 minutes from Vacation Village and right next to the Jimminy Peak entrance. Definitely A+.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2005

Powder Hounds
137 Brodie Mountain Road
Hancock, Massachusetts 01237
(413) 738-5660

Tanglewood

Attraction

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Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, is only a short drive (Lennox) from the resort. It is famous for the summer-long outdoor concert series. There are also numerous theatre festivals in this area in the summer.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2005

Naumkeag

Attraction

Naumkeag Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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This is definitely a must-see. You get a real sense of the "age." The owner had very eclectic tastes, and that made for very interesting touches (inside and out). Keep an eye out for nautical, Indian, and Oriental influences. This is by far the best house we toured!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2005

Naumkeag
Prospect Hill Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
413-298-3239

Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount

Attraction | "Tours/Edith Wharton House"

Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount Photo, Lenox, Massachusetts
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There were several large private tours, so we went on our own rather than wait in the heat for 45 minutes. The grounds were a disappointment because a good portion were closed for upkeep. There are few original furnishings. There is still extensive renovation to be done upstairs. The restaurant was closed. The gift shop is worth a visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 10, 2005

Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
(413) 637-1899

The Bridge of Flowers Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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A drive of about 1¼ hours brings you to Shelburne Falls and the "Bridge of Flowers."

Directions: Rt. 7 N to Williamstown. Rt. 2 E to Shelburne Falls.

This is a delightful village with some great shops (check out Bald Mountain Pottery) and small restaurants, and, of course, the Bridge of Flowers. It's worth the trip!