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AboutRising and falling gently along successive hilltops, miles of backcountry trails wind through old-growth Berkshire forest and skirt remote ponds. Some are shared with snowmobilers (and "groomed" by them), but a good number are reserved for skiers and snowshoers only. One group leads past Bog Pond, South Pond, and North Pond, and culminates at Spruce Hill, the state forest's highest elevation, at 2566'. This spot affords spectacular views of four states--Vermont's Green Mountains to the north, New York's Adirondacks to the northwest, the nearby Greylock range to the southwest, and the faraway Mt. Monadnock in Peterborough, New Hampshire to the east. Trails also lead to Tannery Falls, the highest waterfall in Massachusetts and a uniquely beautiful place. All trails are well marked, with trail maps available. In nearby Windsor is Notchview, a popular day facility with groomed trails leading through woods and open fields, and with warming huts and other amenities.
Abutting 11,000 acres of back-country skiing at the highest residential elevation in Massachusetts, Savoy Mountain Cottage and Farmhouse offer stunning accommodations in the Berkshire tradition of rural urbanity. Lovingly converted from a small barn, the cottage offers five tasteful rooms. Cathedral ceilings, step-down kitchen, full bath, bedroom, convertible living room, and 19 mullion windows make the cozy cottage feel spacious. Knotty pine doors and built-ins are custom-made and finished with forged hardware. Antique lovers will appreciate countertops of 400-million-year-old Ashfield Stone. Or choose the dramatic farmhouse apartment, dating from 1820, described below under "Lodging". Both units are non-smoking. The units abut Savoy Mountain State Forest, with snowshoeing and backcountry skiing at your door. Nearby are groomed trails at Notchview X-C Ski Area, and ski and bike rentals at Berkshire Outfitters. Available year-round. Skiing til April.
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Trail FeesPrices last updated 11/11/2011.
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Trails--some of which are shared with snowmobilers--run throughout state-owned public reservations and are free of charge..
DiningSee "Nightlife" below.
Bars and NightlifeSavoy Mountain Cottage and Farmhouse are three miles from the Miss Adams Diner and Topia Arts Center in Adams; 8 miles from MASS MoCA--the largest American museum of contemporary art--in North Adams; 12 miles from the Clark Art Museum in Williamstown. These communities also offer a wide array of year-round restaurants, clubs, theaters, and grocery stores.
There's a saying in the Berkshires: "Nature sets the stage. Culture steals the show." Enjoy it all from a great "summit lodge" that visitors have called "a perfect retreat" and "a little piece of heaven"!
Lodging, Hotels, and CondosThe Farmhouse Apartment features an open great room with wide pine floors, 12-foot cathedral ceilings, exposed posts and beams, and 10 mullion windows facing south and east. A half-flight up is a charming garret bedroom with walk-out deck. Skylights attract sun in bedroom, kitchen and bath. Each tasteful unit enjoys 360° forest and mountain views, comes fully equipped and furnished, includes dishwasher and laundry facilities, and sleeps four.
Directions to Savoy Mountain CottageLocated at:
P.O. Box 830 (mailing)
Lanesborough, MA 01237