The Berkshires
The Berkshires are renowned as the cultural playground of the East. With world-class art, dance and music nestled in the picturesque purple hills of the Berkshires, it’s no wonder that Boston and New York flock to the Berkshires in the summer. Both Art admirers and Artists have flocked to the Berkshires since before the turn of the century, inspired by sweeping summer greens, brilliant red falls and stark white winters.

Where to stay:

On the terraces and in the sun-filled gathering rooms of the inns and hotels in the Berkshires, it is frequently said that lodging is one of the best reasons to visit the Berkshires. A wide selection of modern hotels and motels is complemented by numerous historic inns and B&Bs in transformed colonial homes or turn-of-the-century mansions. Berkshire County's lodgings have long been known for their range of room rates, guest accommodations, and wonderful hospitality.

The Berkshire Visitors Bureau's Lodging Reservation Service can help you find lodging that fits your needs, fantasy, and price range. Call the lodging reservation hotline at 800-237-5747, extension 140, or visit them online at for full details.

How to get here:
  • From the Albany, NY area – Follow I-90 East (MASS Pike)
    For Central & Northern Berkshires, Take Exit 11, Nassau, NY, Route20 East
  • For Southern Berkshires, Take Exit 2, Lee, MA
  • From Eastern, MA areas – Follow I-90 West (MASS Pike) to Exit 2, Lee MA Or Exit 1, West Stockbridge, MA
  • From the Hartford, CT area – Follow I-91 North to I-90 West to Exit 2, Lee, MA
  • From Western CT areas – Follow Routes 7 or 8 North
  • From New Jersey, New York City & Long Island areas – Follow any of the Parkways North to I-87 North to I-90 East to Exit 2, Lee, MA
  • There are 3 ways to travel into the Berkshires from the Taconic State Parkway:
    • For North Berkshires – Take Route 295 East to 41 North to 20 East to 7 North
    • For Central Berkshires – Take Route 295 East to 41 North to 20 East
    • For Southern Berkshires – Take Exit for Route 23 East
The The Berkshire Visitors Bureau publishes a free guide to the visiting the Berkshires.

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to get your free 2005 Official Visitor's Guide.

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