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Nestled in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts, Great Barrington is bordered by Connecticut to the south and New York to the west. The Appalachian Trail winds through its scenic mountains, streams, lakes and forests. There's lots of outdoor recreation, shopping, art galleries and antiques, plus performing arts, lodging and dining.
Unique to Great Barrington is the local currency, BerkShares. This currency can be used only in the Berkshires, the purpose of which is to build the local economy by maximizing circulation of trade within a defined region. Widely used in the early 1900s, local currencies are again being recognized as a tool for sustainable economic development.
You will have no trouble finding many motels in the area, but here are 2 special B & B's.
ACORN'S HOPE BED & BREAKFAST
Only 3 minutes from the heart of downtown Great Barrington this is the finest in cottage living. There are beautiful panoramic views of the hills and valley.
Delicious breakfast, beautiful rooms.
On Alford Road
CHRISTINE'S BED & BREAKFAST
(also listed in Housatonic)
In an authentic country farmhouse all the suites are beautifully furnished with country decor. You can have a hearty breakfast, enjoy tea in the tea room, and have a very relaxing stay.
On Rte. 41 half way between Housatonic and Great Barrington
1-800-536-1186 or 413-274-6149
FOOD & DRINK
Castle Street Bar/Jazz Club
Hear the finest Jazz music and enjoy a light meal with drinks from a great bar. This little place is worth a visit.
On Castle Street next to the Mahaiwe Theater.
Chef owned and operated. You can have an authentic Greek meal, including whole grilled fish and lots of appetizers. Seated bar. You'll feel like you're in Greece. More details on The Best of the Berkshires Restaurant page.
On Rte. 23 across from the Price Chopper Plaza
This is not your usual pizza place. It's a wholesome eatery that features sourdough and wheat free pizza crusts topped with the freshest and healthiest available ingredients. It also has a wide range of salads and appetizers and an extensive list of fine wines and beers. Words can't describe the pizza. You've got to try it for yourself and then you'll be standing in line for more.
On Main St
Martin's is a chef-owned and operated restaurant that serves breakfast all day, as well as serving a great lunch. Great omelets, homemade soups, muffins. There are always specials. A fun, relaxing place to eat and people watch. It's always crowded. No Credit Cards.
On Railroad St.
This is an organic coffee house that features, in addition to many delicious coffee specialties, a full service juice bar (with the best smoothies around) and vegetarian cafe that serves lunch daily. There are picnic tables in the back where you can relax, take in the view and have your food.
On Stockbridge Road, Rte. 23.
Delicious food from local, farm fresh ingredients, exceptional, well-chosen wine list, fun late night bar. 42/44 Railroad Street 413.528.2118
Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant
You don't have to be able to pronounce the name to enjoy the authentic, flavorful food. Try to sit on the patio in nice weather.
On Rte. 7 50 Stockbridge Rd