A June 2005 trip
to Hancock by JoansDream
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!
Hotel | "Vacation Village in the Berkshires"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 10, 2005
Vacation Village At Berkshires
276 BRODIE MOUNTAIN ROAD
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 lots to see and do in the area.
Resort Experience:We loved it! If you like an "oldsters," quiet-style vacation, there is a lot to see and do. If you are in better shape or have a family, there is rafting and bike touring, mountain climbing (Mt. Greylock), and hiking.
Major stores or shopping is about a half-hour away (Pittsfield), but there is a small market in Lanesboro (5 minutes) and a lot of produce stands. There are several family friendly eateries close by, like Bobs Kitchen and the Old Forge in Lanesboro and the Powder Hounds (near Jiminy Peak). It was very good food in all. There is no lack of places to grab a bite! We did find some places to be a bit pricy, so we had breakfast "in" and packed a lunch most days.
The area is just beautiful, and the scenery is fabulous. This resort is beautifully maintained and deserves its Gold Crown rating. We will definitely return!
Note: Cell phones do not work at the top of Brodie Mountain Road, but they do down at the bottom!
An on site restaurant and bar would make it PERFECT.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 8, 2005
Restaurant | "The Powder Hounds"
137 Brodie Mountain Road
Hancock, Massachusetts 01237
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 12, 2005
Prospect Hill Road
Attraction | "Tours/Edith Wharton House"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 10, 2005
Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
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!
Concord, New Hampshire