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Old Mar 19th, 2002, 07:08 AM
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Mary
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Berkshires MA in June - help needed planning trip.

Husband and I (Late 30's no kids)are in the process of planning a 10 day holiday exploring the Berkshires.

We hope to spend our time split between the North and South Berkshires.
We would like to visit some of the Mansions, we like the outdoors, museums, Love eating out and hope to stay in local Inns (Budget up to max of $180 per night)

Suggestions on where to stay and eat and what to visit/What not to miss would be appreciated.

Mary
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 07:17 AM
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Linda
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Check our web site for special lodging packages and complete list of attractions, and many more helpful hints.
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 07:40 AM
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We just spent the weekend in the Berkshires. We stayed at 'Porches' in North Adams which we really liked--funky kitschy decor w/a lot of attention to design. We ate two meals at 'Eleven' @ mass moca in north adams, both were v. good (great filet mignon, steak sandwich, pork tenderloin-- only exception was a slightly bland polenta). Also Mass MoCa (museum of contemp. art) while the exhibits were uneven, and didn't all have the greatest artistic merit -- there were several interactive exhibits which were kind of fun. Also, we had lunch at the 'helsinki tea room' in great barrington which was quite good also, and had a nice funky atmosphere. One other good meal we had was at the Main St. cafe in williamstown -- excellent chicken/rosemary ravioli in a marinara sauce...
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 10:53 AM
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There is a museum in Williamstown (name escapes me...) that is BEAUTIFUL- full of Renoir's and other impressionist pieces, it is a must see! The beauty is, the museum is never that crowded- maybe another Fordorite can remember the name-
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 11:17 AM
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Eileen
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The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
www.clarkart.edu
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 04:01 PM
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Christine
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I can suggest the Charlemont Inn on Route 2 for quaint rooms and a very decent price. Also - visit Old Historic Deerfield - great old houses and museums right out of "Little Women". Don't miss a visit to Yankee Candle in So. Deerfield for the most fabulous Christmas shop you have ever seen. Lots of antiques shops along Route 2. Visit Shelburne Falls and the Bridge of Flowers.....also Salmon Falls artist colony in Shelburne Falls - - -on diplay - tons of Josh Simpson glass (he lives in the area). We enjoy just driving around this area - so much to see. Don't miss the Clarke Museum - Fabulous!! Also a great sunday brunch at the Williamstown Inn. Enjoy!
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 06:55 PM
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em
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Make sure you take a tour of the Shaker hancock Village--never done it, but they have special dinner meals/tours.
Deerfield is a great suggestion.
The Norman Rockwell Museum is interesting. Find out if any plays or theatre that early in the season.
Field House (part of a historic trust) sounds like an interesting place to stay. You might drive a bit further north to so Vt ie, Manchester.
Very nice places to stay there and some
beautiful scenery, more rustic.
Stratton Mt has some great deals then.
 
Old Mar 20th, 2002, 04:00 AM
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Check out Tanglewood in Lenox. Buy tickets for the lawn & bring a picnic to listen to some great music in a beautiful setting.
 
Old Mar 20th, 2002, 05:30 AM
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Ann
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Try the Red Lion Inn in Lenox.

I second the vote for Tanglewood (assuming you're going in the summer). It's a wonderful place.
 

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