Snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires

January 11th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

There is snow on the grounds of our luxury Berkshires Bed and Breakfast near Lenox Massachusetts, and more is on the way. In fact, we’re expecting quite a winter storm here in a day or two; this will be a lovely time to hunker down at the inn.

Enjoy a winter wonderland – the Berkshires.

The best part of snow is being in it, enjoying winter sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. There are a number of trails well-suited for snowshoes near our luxury Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast. Read on for a few favorites:

One of the prettiest trails is the one mile loop through the grounds of the Hancock Shaker Village; it begins and ends alongside the lovely Round Stone Barn (built in 1826), and meanders through woods, fields, and an historic Shaker marble quarry.

Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Sanctuary features seven scenic miles of trails through hardwood forest, meadows, and along the slopes of Lenox Mountain.

There are many trails scattered throughout the 20 acres of Field Farm, and a more picturesque place is hard to find. Mount Greylock stands guard over the orchards, fields, and ponds.

On the Massachusetts – Connecticut border, Bartholomew’s Cobble sits on 20 acres and has a high point of 1,000 feet. Five miles of trails afford spectacular, panoramic views up the Housatonic River Valley.

The next best thing to being in snow is being out of it, sitting cozy warm by a crackling fire with a cup of tea or a glass of brandy in hand. We welcome our guests to warm themselves by the large fireplace in our parlor; read a book, play a game, chat, or simply stare at the fire. Now that’s a luxury Berkshires Bed and Breakfast getaway.

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