Ah, ice cream. One of Summer's best and most preferred sweet treats. Between milkshakes and specialty sundaes, scooped cones and soft serve delights, ice cream is the perfect go-to snack on a hot summer day, or even a rainy day when you just feel like indulging in that sweet tooth. When your ice cream craving strikes during your visit to the Berkshires, be sure to check out these tasty ice cream shops around the area.
Ice Cream Shops in the Berkshires
Peace Love & Chocolate – Stockbridge
Address: 36 Main St, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Highlights: The closest sweet treat shop to The Inn at Stockbridge, Peace Love & Chocolate creates amazing chocolate baked goods and serves delicious gelato (Italian ice cream). They also sell a variety of handmade gifts so you can browse and shop while enjoying your tasty frozen treat.
Distance from our Inn: 1.8 miles, about a 4-minute drive
Soco Creamery – Great Barrington
Address: 5 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Highlights: Delicious scoop shop open year-round serving up "super-premium ice cream, sorbet, and gelato" in downtown Great Barrington. This Berkshires ice cream shop gets all of their dairy from Kingdom Creamery in Vermont, so you can be sure it is super-fresh and super-tasty!
Distance from our Inn: 9 miles, about an 18-minute drive
The Scoop – Lenox
Address: 51 Church Street, Lenox, MA 01240
Highlights: Located in the heart of Lenox, this adorable ice cream shop offers its own brand of ice cream, Blondies, which is all made onsite! They also offer frozen yogurt, smoothies, candy, fresh baked goodies, and coffee beverages brewed fresh every day. For those daring enough to try, they have an ultimate ice cream scoops challenge that may have you leaving with a free t-shirt and gift certificate, and possibly a loosened button or two.
Distance from our Inn: 4.5 miles, about a 10-minute drive
Lucky's Ice Cream – Lee
Address: 30 West Center Street, Lee, MA 01238
Highlights: During the summer season Lucky's Ice Cream is a great place to go when you're looking for a variety of ice cream offerings, as well as from-the-grill choices. Not only do they serve Gifford's Authentic Maine Ice Cream, they also have non-dairy options and can serve anything up on gluten-free cones for those that need dietary accommodations.
Distance from our Inn: 3.9 miles, about an 8-minute drive
Local Lee Scooped – Lee
Address: 395 Laurel St. Lee, MA 01238
Highlights: Homemade ice cream and a life-sized chess board on the lawn.
Distance from our Inn: 4.8 miles, about an 8-minute drive
Sweet Peas Ice Cream & Catering – Dalton
Address: 6 Depot St, Dalton, MA 01226
Highlights: Sweet Peas is a small town ice cream shop with a friendly staff serving up tasty ice cream creations. Guests rave about the atmosphere as being relaxed and comfortable. Stop in for some ice cream and stay to play a board game or do some work on your laptop. You'll always feel welcome here, and so will your canine companion who can get some ice cream of their own!
Distance from our Inn: 17.5 miles, about a 30-minute drive
King Kone – Pittsfield
Address: 133 Fenn St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Highlights: This classic Mom & Pop window-service ice cream place in Pittsfield serves up some of the largest soft serve cones in the Berkshires! Careful you don't get a brain freeze from all that yummy goodness! Make sure to bring cash with you as they are cash only.
Distance from our Inn: 11.6 miles, about a 20-minute drive
Dairy Cone – Pittsfield
Address: 197 Tyler Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Highlights: Another great choice in Pittsfield, Dairy Cone has a wide variety of menu options and stays open late so you can satisfy your after-dinner cravings even after the moon comes out. Be advised that they only accept cash payment.
Distance from our Inn: 12.4 miles, about a 25-minute drive
When the day calls for ice cream, the Berkshires are here to deliver you the tasty frozen treats that you so desire. Each ice cream shop in the Berkshires region offers up a little something different, so be sure to try them all!
FUN FACT: July 21st is designated as National Ice Cream Day. Grab yourself a cone and celebrate!