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From plain budget motels to palatial Gilded Age resorts, the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts has them. Here's where & how to find your preferred lodgings.

by Tom Brosnahan
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Planning your trip to Massachusetts's Berkshire Hills, and finding a hotel, motel or inn that suits your taste and budget requires some knowledge of the lay of the land, and room availability.

Because the Tanglewood Music Festival performances and other Berkshire cultural events are heavily visited on weekends, almost all of the region's hotel, motel and inn rooms are fully booked on Friday and Saturday nights in summer. Unless you reserve well in advance, you may find that you have to stay in a place some distance from your desired location. You may also be subject to a two-night minimum on Friday and Saturday nights.

From Sunday through Thursday it is much easier and cheaper to find a room, and multi-night minimums are rare.

No matter when you stay, you will save money and have an easier time in your room search if you know something about lodgings in the Berkshires.

You may arrive in the Berkshires via Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike), or via MA Route 2, but US Route 7, the main road traveling 50 miles north-south through the Berkshires, is the road that connects the region's three major lodging areas.

Central Berkshires

This is the most heavily-visited part of the Berkshires because of Lenox's Tanglewood Music Festival, Lee's Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and other prime cultural events. All towns in the region, including Stockbridge and Pittsfield, have their collections of hotels, motels and inns, but the largest concentration of rooms in the entire region is on US Route 7 between Lenox and Pittsfield. More...

Northern Berkshires

Williamstown has the largest concentration of hotels, motels and inns in the northern Berkshires, but neighboring North Adams has two excellent lodgings as well. More...

Southern Berkshires

The largest number of hotels and motels in the southern Berkshires ison and off US Route 7 in and around Great Barrington. Rural Egremont has a number of fine inns. More...

Ski Resorts in Summer

Don't forget that the Berkshire Hills' numerous ski resorts all have hotels on or near their properties. Many of these comfortable hotels are open in summer and eager for guests. A ski-resort hotel is not like a fine New England country inn, but if you can't find a room available at a price you like in your desired location, look for a nearby ski area and enquire about its lodgings. More...


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The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adams MA

The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA,
North Adams MA.

Kemble Inn, Lenox MA

The Kemble Inn, Lenox MA.

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