Romantic Things to Do in the Berkshires
A romantic place any time of the year, the Berkshires become especially perfect for a Valentine's getaway for couples in February. With the holiday of love right around the corner, you're probably trying to come up with the perfect date for you and your special someone. Why not surprise your lover with a spontaneous and idyllic weekend getaway to the Berkshires? Stroll through art museums, go cross-country skiing, indulge in decadent chocolate treats and seasonally-inspired dinner fare, and cozy up together next to the fireplace in your Inn at Stockbridge suite.
One of the best things about the Berkshires is that it can be easily reached from many New England metropolitan areas, including Boston, NYC, and Albany, making it the ideal place for a last-minute reservation escape!
Cross Country Skiing & Wine Tasting
Discover the beautiful winter wonderland that is the Berkshires and go for a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing tour. Visit the Hilltop Orchard, where you can rent skis or snowshoes, and explore the miles of hiking trails through the snow. As a special treat afterward, sample their delicious wines and ciders next to a blazing fire.
Art Gallery & History Museum Exploring
If you and your honey enjoy art, the MASS MoCA in North Adams and the Schantz Galleries in downtown Stockbridge are the perfect Valentine's date spots. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art offers an exciting mix of both well-known and emerging artists. Immerse yourself in some of the world's largest art installations and discover art that inspires you to draw your own conclusions of the artists' intents. If you prefer a more traditional art gallery experience, the Schantz Galleries presents displays of some of the most beautiful glass art in the world.
Do you enjoy museums that mix art and history together? Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge with your babe and learn all about the life and work of one of America's most famous artists. Discover Rockwell's studio and nearly 1,000 paintings and drawings that he created during his life. The museum also houses many archive items, such as original photographs, personal calendars, Rockwell's fan mail, and more. Spend the day at the museum and then retreat to the Norman Rockwell Suite at the Inn at Stockbridge.
Chocolate Treat Sampling
Nothing says Valentine's Day like a big box of chocolates, right? Well, the Chocolate Springs Café has so much more than just pieces of chocolate to stuff your face with. The chocolatiers are hard at work every day creating decadent chocolate treats including desserts, ice cream, gourmet hot chocolate, truffles, and of course chocolate candies. Share yummy chocolate treats with your Valentine at the café and purchase your favorites to bring home with you, or at least back to your suite.
Romantic Evening Dining
Your breakfast is on us at the Inn at Stockbridge, but dinner is on you. However, as local experts of the best of the Berkshires, we have some great dining recommendations for you and your special someone to enjoy.
- Chez Nous is a common restaurant choice for couples looking to celebrate special occasions. Open only for dinner, their menu changes with the seasons, so you know that you're being served the freshest ingredients. If you enjoy French cuisine and delicately prepared desserts, then Chez Nous is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic Valentine's dinner.
- Travel about 4 miles from the Inn to Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar for some always fresh Mediterranean dinner choices and a wide selection of wine by the glass. Using local and organic ingredients whenever possible, Alta provides a cozy atmosphere and exceptional service. It's a local favorite, so we recommend making a reservation ahead of time to secure your table.
- What better place to enjoy an eclectic Valentine's dinner than in the heart of the Berkshires? Located in West Stockbridge, Rouge Restaurant offers a menu that is inspired by cuisine from all over the world, with an extra nod to French fare. Let their atmosphere of l'amour welcome you this season.
- Share a romantic dinner for two at Table Six Restaurant in Lenox. Enjoy a meal next to a wood-burning fireplace and warm up with delicious, carefully prepared entrées and desserts. Their service is unmatched and the cocktails are noteworthy. Relax in their cozy chairs and toast to your love at Table Six.
Bed & Breakfast Relaxing
Sometimes the most romantic way to spend a weekend is cuddled up next to your lover by a warm fire with a glass of champagne. At the Inn at Stockbridge, we can accommodate both of those things, and then some. Each of our Barn Suites and Cottage Suites feature gas fireplaces, and our Main House library has a wood-burning fireplace that we will often light during cold winter days. The Barn Suites also feature Jacuzzi bathtubs so you can soak away the stress of everyday life. Call us ahead of your stay and ask for special extras to be added to your stay, including champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bouquet of flowers, and more, which will be waiting for you in your room or suite when you arrive. The Inn at Stockbridge is the perfect place for a romantic Berkshires getaway, even if you only intend on staying inside during your trip.
A romantic getaway to the Berkshires awaits you this Valentine's Day and the Inn at Stockbridge is ready to welcome you and your special someone for a last-minute trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Spend your Valentine's Day in the Berkshires with us!