Romantic Getaways in the Berkshires Offers Spectacular Scenery with Fine Lodging and Dining and Cultural Activities
Romantic getaways in the Berkshires provide the opportunity to get “lost” in rolling hills and forests by day, and enjoy an intimate dinner by night in one of the picturesque villages and historical inns in the area.
Located in the extreme western end of Massachusetts, the Berkshires once posed an impenetrable barrier of high terrain and thick forests to the early pioneers – the primary reason the region was one of the last to be settled in Massachusetts.
Today the area has become popular for honeymoons and getaways with its mountains and lakes and small villages as seen here…
The Berkshires offers secluded lakes and quiet walks... out-of-the-way villages to explore... and fall foliage scenes to die for... plenty of great reasons for taking your special romantic getaways in the Berkshires
Famous for its rolling hills landscapes, mountain hikes, forest walks,, a plethora of museums and scenic drives through quaint villages with antique shops, there are plenty of roads less traveled for the romantic and honeymooner in each of us.
The Berkshires also became the summer getaway destination for the wealthy from Boston and New York.
Many built 40-room cottages they used just six weeks of the year. These mansions are now house museums or converted to Inns.
In the Berkshires music, dance and live theater is as close as a few miles to the nearest large town, and it’s not uncommon to see award-winning actors and actresses performing on stage in Williamstown, Stockbridge or Lenox, at a festival or an off-season run.
The Berkshires is also a short hop to southern Vermont and the majestic Green Mountains and historical towns such as Bennington and Manchester.
Summer can be crowded but fall and spring is the sweet spot for romantic getaways and honeymooners,. Winter can be harsh and snowy because of its elevation, but whatever the weather outside there’s always a snug country inn with a log on the fire ready to keep you warm inside.
Berkshires Lodging for your Romantic Getaway:
For lodging with a stark difference there are two places that spring to mind, and they’re both in Lenox, and in the heart of the Berkshires. Just a warning – these places are converted mansions and world-class resorts and so command high rates:
Blantyre is one of the elegant gilded age mansions turned accommodation, and reflects the tastes of that area. A Tudor-style mansion it has won awards and accolades for service and dining from the likes of Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure. The Main House has suites and rooms and there are also cottages and more rooms at the Carriage House. More information on Blantyre >>>
Wheatleigh is another gilded age villa magnificently restored to provide elegant accommodation and dining. Built in 1893 the beautifully renovated mansion has 19 suites architected with style and furnished with sophistication. Wheatleigh is set in 22-acres overlooking the Berkshire Hills. More details on Wheatleigh >>>
And if neither of these places suits your needs review many other options for Lenox Lodging by clicking here >>>