January 27th, 2022

School Break? Spend it in Great Barrington

Looking for a fun and engaging way to spend the upcoming school break with your entire family? We know how difficult it can be trying to keep everyone entertained during February vacation. Luckily, Great Barrington, MA has the perfect mix of outdoor activities, arts, and all-around fun that will help keep your kids active while having a great time during their school break.

Read on to learn more about some of our family-friendly winter activities in and around Great Barrington, MA

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Explore the Great OutdoorsBriarcliff motel at sunset

There’s no shortage of outdoor space in Great Barrington. And since school break is all about a change of routine, since school vacation is all about a break from routine, it’s a perfect time to get the kids off the couch and into the great outdoors. It being February, there’s a good chance there’s a blanket of snow on the ground. If you and your family love skiing (or have always wanted to try it), you can’t miss a stop at one of the many ski areas in Great Barrington.

If you still want to have fun in the snow sans skis, your kids are sure to love the tubing offered at Butternut Ski Area or a hike through one of the many trails of various difficulties.


Experience Local Culture

Great Barrington and the surrounding Berkshires area are known for their arts and culture scene. During the winter months, you can find one of the local theater groups putting on performances your entire family is sure to love. 

For curious minds and wandering hands, a trip to the Berkshire Museum shouldn’t be passed up. This interactive museum features an aquarium, fine art, curiosity Incubator, and activities for all ages and is a great way to help keep your kids’ minds engaged and still learning even when they’re not in the classroom.


Dine Family-Style

After a day spent outdoors or exploring Great Barrington attractions, your family is sure to have worked up an appetite. There are a variety of restaurants in the area that will pique your family’s interest (and give you a well-deserved break from cooking every night!). We recommend Baba Louie’s Pizza which specializes in artisan-baked crusts and breads, wood-fired pizzas, and heaping salads. This mix of healthy and tasty options is sure to appeal to even the pickiest eater.


Bond at Briarcliff Motel

And when it comes time to find your home away from home during school break, look no further than The Briarcliff Motel. Our rooms are perfect for the entire family (pets included at no extra cost!) to stay as you explore Great Barrington and all it has to offer. In addition to our comfortable rooms, you and your family will enjoy spending the evenings around our outdoor fire pit or sharing a meal in our common spaces that come complete with a cozy fire and plenty of games.

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Contact us today at 413.528.3000 for more information on our rooms, rates, and Great Barrington attractions you shouldn’t miss this February vacation.