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It’s Time to Ski in the Berkshires

January 4, 2012 by Applegate Inn


Jiminy Peak is close to our Mass Bed and Breakfast.

Now that the holidays have passed and the cold days of winter are stretching before us, it’s time to think about ski getaways in the Berkshires.¬†Our Berkshire B and B is close to several terrific downhill ski areas.

  • Ski Butternut, in Great Barrington, is about 12 miles from the inn.
  • Catamount Ski Area, in Hillsdale NY, is about 20 miles from here.
  • Jiminy Peak, up in Hancock, Massachusetts, is about 30 miles from our inn.

Although we haven’t received a healthy dose of snow since the Great Halloween Blizzard of 2011, all three ski areas are open, and all are making snow.

Ski Butternut is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends 8:15 to 4 p.m. This area also offers snow tubing on holidays and weekends.

Catamount Ski Area is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m (it opens at 8:30 on weekends); night skiing is offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m.

Jiminy Peak is open open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. (opening at 8:30 a.m. on weekends and holidays). Live music frequently entices skiers to linger after leaving the slopes of Jiminy Peak. A full calendar of events is listed at Jiminy Peak.

Skiers who stay at our Mass Bed and Breakfast Monday through Friday will receive two free lift passes for Butternut Ski Area, or discount passes to Jiminy Peak. If you’d rather ski Catamount, take advantage of our three night, $50 Special Package and put the savings towards your ski tickets. Details about these and other specials are available on our Bed and Breakfast Berkshires Specials page.

Why not stay for several days and try all three ski areas? Folks who are traveling from New York City, Hartford, or Boston may find that stretching out a weekend makes the most sense; instead of driving out here every weekend, come out here every other weekend for three days. Less driving, more skiing. Wonderful.



Happy 2012 from the Berkshires

December 30, 2011 by Applegate Inn

We’ve had another great year at our Berkshire B and B, and as in the past, it’s thanks to all of our wonderful guests. We so enjoy seeing old friends, making new friends, and welcoming you all to our Massachusetts inn.

Without you, we’re nothing; and so we raise our glasses high and say,

“Happy New Year!”

Len and Gloria

A Quiet New Year’s Eve in the Berkshires

December 18, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Celebrate the New Year with the person who makes every day worth living. Spend a peaceful few days together at our Berkshire B and B, where you’ll have the time and space to reflect on the past and future. Make every moment count as you bid farewell to 2011 and welcome 2012.

Spend a quiet New Year's Eve in the Berkshires with the person you love.

The New Year’s Eve special at our luxury Berkshire Bed and Breakfast includes champagne and hors d’oeuvres on New Year’s Eve, candlelit gourmet brunch on New Year’s Day, and a decanter of Brandy and chocolates in your room. Guests who stay more than one night will be treated to wine and cheese the other evenings, and candlelit breakfasts the other mornings.

Curl up next to the person you love and watch flames flicker in the fireplace. Talk quietly together of your dreams and aspirations, your shared memories, and your future plans. Indulge in hour after hour of each other’s company. Delight in one another.

Let someone else do the partying this year. Leave the boisterous New Year’s Eve parties behind in the city. Embrace tranquility and romance in the Berkshires.

Please call 800.691.9012 to speak with us about our New Year’s Eve Specials.

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