As one guest noted, we are “centrally located for the middle of nowhere”. We are a 30-45 minute drive from amazing arts and cultural venues such as Tanglewood, MassMOCA and Jacob’s Pillow. Nearby outdoor recreation opportunities include hiking at Chapel Brook Falls, Tannery Creek Falls, and numerous state forests; cross-country skiing at Stumpsprouts and Notchview Reservation; downhill skiing at Berkshire East and Mount Snow; whitewater rafting and ziplining with Zoar Outdoors; and swimming and paddling at Plainfield Pond. Earthdance, an internationally renowned arts retreat center, is nextdoor, hosting dance and somatics workshops year-round as well as occasional public performances. Historic Northampton is 35 minutes away, with shopping, restaurants, and the Smith College Botanical Gardens. And don’t forget Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield.

Our favorite nearby spots to grab a bite to eat are The Old Creamery in Cummington (7 minutes away) and Elmer’s in Ashfield (20 minutes away).