Canterbury Farm is delightful B&B in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. The B&B consists of a house built in 1780, and a large property consisting of ponds, woods, and ski trails in the winter. I stayed in the Lilac Room for two nights, and I was very satisfied. The room was clean, and had very confortable beds, a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of hot water.
The rooms do not have televisions, but there are TVs in two lounges, as well as a a public computer with internet, and bookshelves filled with lots of books. Outside the house, there is a gazebo and a large deck with chairs and tables. The B&B serves a full breakfast every morning, and coffee and tea are available 24-hours per day. During my time at Canterbury Farms, I ate cereal, bagels, bacon, french toast, and pancakes for breakfast. All the food was good.
The owners, Dave and Linda, are very friendly, and more than willing to answer questions about local attractions and businesses. Dave is a musician, and is quite willing to let you listen to one his CDs. The B&B is located on unpaved road at 1600 feet above sea level, so it is very quiet there, and gets cool at night even in the summer. If you seek a serene location to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, come here.
My only complaint about the B&B was the rooms do not have adequate storage and drawer space. In my room, there was no closet and a single dresser. The dresser had four tiny drawers, and a large drawer that was filled with blankets. I'm not a fan of living out of my suitcase. That being said, if you are visiting the Berkshires, I strongly recommend staying at Canterbury Farm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic B and B ski lodge with modern amenities provides lodgers with a full breakfast and free use of ski trails. The winter sports activities with rentals and lessons of skis, ice skates, and snow shoes with 160 acres of pristine land to explore. The lodge is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills surrounded by professionally landscaped perennial gardens, ponds, and old growth trees making for a beautiful site for your wedding or group gathering. We are close to all the summer activities like Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, theaters, museums,the Appalachian Trail, and numerous lakes. In the Winter it's an easy drive to many downhill ski areas and tubing parks. ... more less