The Berkshires Massachusetts
The Berkshires Massachusetts

About The Berkshires
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Reservations in The Berkshires
Reservations in The Berkshires
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Welcome to the Berkshires

The Berkshires in summer present an amazing world of contrasts. Sophisticated pastimes blend harmoniously with pastoral scenery. Nature forgives the need for manmade amenities. A richness of history complements the area's contemporary enlightenment.

Positioned in the rolling hills between two of the America's best cities - New York and Boston - the Berkshires area plays out the best of two worlds. It will satisfy your yearning for the quiet, scenic countryside, yet also provide a treasure of culture and art. With the arrival of summer, the shimmering lakes here reflect clear blue skies and the majesty of the Berkshire Hills. Endless meadows spring to life with wave upon wave of colorful wildflowers, crisscrossed with the lush green of unspoiled forests. This is nature at its most splendid.

For more than a century, visitors have come to the Berkshires to experience natural and cultural delights. The quiet beauty of the hills has inspired such greats as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton and Norman Rockwell.

World-class cultural events are the norm here. Relax under a starry sky at Tanglewood to the majestic strains of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or thrill to a performance of one of the world's leading dance companies at Jacob's Pillow. You can transport yourself for an evening to Elizabethan England and watch Shakespeare and Company. Or experience a variety of theater from Broadway musicals to high drama. Art in all its forms is represented in the Berkshires.

Charming lodgings, fine restaurants, excellent shopping and an endless events calendar make every stay here unforgettable. Come explore the Berkshires and discover a sophisticated world where small town warmth and hospitality have made the Berkshires a favorite destination for year after year.