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BECKET

The small town of Becket is an upland town that was established in 1765,  Most famous for  Jacob's Pillow, a National Historic Landmark,  The Becket Arts Center and Mama's Dreamaway Lodge, where in 1975 Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue spent the day, and which was renovated and brought back to life in recent years. There's good fishing, hiking and serenity in Becket.

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DREAM-AWAY LODGE                   

A Berkshire legend for more than 90 years, rumored to have been a brothel and speakeasy during the great depression, this two hundred year old farmhouse at the edge of October Mountain State Forest is famed for its larger than life founders, Mamma Maria Frasca and her three musical daughters.   The 1975 visit by Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg and the Rolling Thunder Review, enhanced an already unmatched reputation as one of Berkshire County's best loved and most closely held secrets.
                   
It is now a restaurant, ,bar, and music venue owned by Daniel Osman .  The delicious food is served in a  big, beautiful dining room with mismatched vintage  plates, flowers, candles and colorful art on the walls. It's a great, fun place for a large group, but you can also enjoy an intimate, romantic dinner for two.   Reservations are a must.  The music room is  comfortable and relaxing, with plush couches, pillows and chairs.  There's live  music on the weekends, but anyone is welcome to go in and sit at the piano at any time.  The beautiful grounds with gorgeous gardens make it a stunning event space.  There‘s a wildflower meditation labyrinth, an outdoor stone fire pit, miles of trails and nearly 18,000 acres of October Mountain State Forest across the road.  It's fairly close to Jacob's Pillow.

We think Dreamaway Lodge is one of the Best of the Berkshires.
                    
It's on Old County Road, but that means nothing,  It's really off the beaten path and you definitely  need directions.  Go to their web-site http://dreamawaylodge.com
or call 413-623-8725
To see a short video of The Dreamaway Lodge click on the Video button or click on this link

See a the Dream-Away Lodge Video


 
It's on Old County Road, but that means nothing  It's really off the beaten path and you definitely  need directions.  Go to their web-site http://dreamawaylodge.com  or call 413-623-8725

THE ARTS


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

A National Historic Landmark for dance, featuring hundreds of performances and free outdoor events.  Talks, exhibits, archives, gardens and tours of the grounds.  School for young artists.  "The hub & mecca of dancing in North America." .
On  George Carter Road,
(413) 243-0745
http://www.jacobspillow.org
 
OUTDOORS


Berkshire Fishing Club
Private club located on a 125-acre lake in a pristine, 850-acre natural environment untouched by development. Call for membership information.
(413) 243-5761
http://www.Berkshirefishing.com

Land Trust Historic Quarry and Forest
Founded by a group of citizens concerned about protecting Becket's rural character this abandoned granite quarry has spectacular vistas, extensive hiking trails, self-guided historic walk, artifacts, exhibits, programs, year round daily.
On Historic Quarry: Quarry Road
www.BecketLandTrust.org
Telephone: 413-623-2100

 

 

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