Off Season in the Berkshires

Off Season in the Berkshires

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Many of our guests enjoy the off- season here in the Berkshires. Some who travel here for the first time are pleased to find all that is needed  ~ a little R & R,  a cozy place to sit in front of the fire, the luxury of sleeping in, an indulgent breakfast,  even a pleasant little stroll to one of the fine restaurants in our lovely, historic town.

Sweet  young couples leaving their little ones for some quality time alone, usually traveling from within an hour, often choose a one night stay  to experience this affordable little get-away. They leave re- energized and nurtured, often just as eager to get home as they were to get away!

Others in need of a short escape from city life, find our location,  a short 2 – 2-1/2 hour drive,  an ideal location for a weekend away.

Some folks book every minute with activities, others wait until resting a bit before making plans. Several visit friends or family in the area but need their own space.

Recent reservations are Appalachian trail hikers, stopping in lee for supplies, hot food and a comfy bed.

Guests are often looking for a spa experience and choose spa days and B&B nights.  Kripalu  & Canyon Ranch  are within a ten minute drive from here!

My guests often inspire me because of the itinerary they set up for themselves.  Time and time again we find ourselves doing exactly what our guests have just done because of their enthusiasm. Things we frequently take for granted because they are right in our “backyard.”

We would love to WELCOME you to Crabtree Cottage, as your home away from home, as you explore the Berkshires and all of its offerings.   Lee is central to all Berkshire Attractions.

Here are some of the off season places my most recent guests and I have been visiting:





Soul Spa is just 2 1/2 blocks from Crabtree!  .  My husband & I rate this as the Best in the Berkshires.  Our guests love to come home and nap after a relaxing treatment before a dinner date.




day spa

Kripalu ~ just a 10 minute drive from Crabtree! ~ Downward Dog anyone?  We really love the food there!







Animagic in downtown Lee.  View technologies from the movies like THE MATRIX, X-MEN,PREDATOR & CHICKEN RUN. See a real Academy Award. Make your own animation movie.



The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is just 20 minutes away!



hilltop orchards

My most recent guests went to Hilltop Orchards for a moon walk & wine tasting! I can’t wait for the next full moon!






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This article was written by Janis