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Our Vacation at the Oak and Spruce Resort

A February 2006 trip to Lee by bschwimmer

Ski Butternut Mountain Photo, Great Barrington, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: This was our president week vacation, the kids and I were on Holiday from school. We attempted snowboarding at the infamous Ski Butternut Mountain, and stayed at the Oak and Spruce Resort in Lee, Massachusetts in the Lovely Bershire Mountains.

Oak N' Spruce

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Hotel | "Oak 'n Spruce Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:Norman Rockwell Museum, Ski Butternut, Lee Bowling Lanes, Lee Prime outlets, and the New England towns of Great Barrington, Lee, StockbridgeBest Things About the Resort:The sleeping accommodations, game room, pool and hot tub, gym, bar, and DJ.Resort Experience:This is a wonderful resort located in a rustic setting at the northwest end of Bear Mountain State Forest in Massachusetts. It is very close to the ski areas of Butternut, which we took advantage of, and Bouquet, which we heard, from guests, is a family ski area that is not as crowded as Butternut. We stayed in the townhouse unit, no. 214, which was like a duplex one-bedroom apartm...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2006

Oak N' Spruce
190 Meadow Street
Lee, Massachusetts 01238
(413) 243-3500

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This is a great place to relax and eat after a day of skiing at Butternut. Their calzones are out-of-this-world and highly recommended. The dough is light and flaky and melts in your mouth. I recommend adding ham to your calzone. Their pizza is deep-dish but not very doughy. The staff will accommodate you. We had a pie that was half meatball and pepperoni and half just cheese. I was a pie made for the gods. The restaurant was very clean, and so were the bathrooms if you wanted to take a potty break.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 25, 2006

Four Brothers Pizza Inn
100 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
(413) 528-9684

Ski Butternut Mountain

Hotel | "Snowboarding At Ski Butternut"

Ski Butternut Mountain Photo, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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A Good place for family skiing/snowboarding without the haughty crowds of Vermont or Colorado. There are snowboarding and skiing Lessons provided by local high School or College kids. More to follow...

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2006

Ski Butternut Mountain
State Road
Great Barrington, MA
(413) 528-2000

Norman Rockwell Museum

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Attraction | "Norman Rockwell"

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THIS IS NOT A CHEAP MUSEUM. IT COSTS $12 DOLLARS AN ADULT, HOWEVER CHILDREN ARE FREE. This was very exciting because I am a cub master in Long Beach, NY and Norman Rockwell was the art director for Boys Life Magizine, the official magizine for the Boy Scouts of America! Seeing his art work so amazing!   The subjects would just jump off the canvass and draw you to the picture, as if you are there at the time of painting! My Favorite works, besides the paintings devoted to Scouting, were the Paintings of the 4 Freedoms. (SEE ATTACHED PHOTOS). The piece, Freedom of Speech is my Favorite. Then the Freedom of Religion— see how the people seem so life like and jump off the Page. Then the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 5, 2006

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262
(413) 298-4100