Great Outdoors

It's winter and The Berkshires offer plently of cross-country and downhill skiing: Butternut is just 10 minutes away, and Catamount around 20 minutes. The Berkshires is also home to Jiminy Peak, one of the largest ski areas in southern New England. Don't forget to check out the local ski conditions before hitting the slopes!

The area takes its name from the Berkshire Hills, which characterize this part of Western Massachusetts. It’s an area of hills, lakes and many, many trees. Right across the road from the motel is the trailhead for Monument Mountain, popular with walkers year round and, allegedly, the place where Herman Melville came up with the idea for Moby Dick whilst hiking with Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The Appalachian Trail runs just a few miles from here, and Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, is well under an hour’s drive.  Fans of waterfalls will enjoy Bash Bish Falls at nearby Mount Washington, while more serene watery pursuits can be enjoyed at the Berkshire Fishing Club just up the road in Becket.

Tell us what you're interested in when you make your reservation and we'll do everything we can to help make it happen!