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Escape Pandemic Fatigue in the Beautiful Snowy Berkshire Mountains This Winter

As the pandemic rages on many urban dwellers seek refuge a few hours from home. Now more then ever we need time relaxing, rejuvenating, and enjoying life away from the bustle of city life.

Where better to escape to then the snowy hills of beautiful New Lebanon, New York. Located in the Berkshires, on the edge of the Hudson River Valley, the area offers abundant opportunities for pleasure. Though the region may seem to be in a restful hibernation, it is in fact teeming with life and energy. Book your accommodations at The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls, a restored 200 year old Shaker Mill perched next to a cascading waterfall. With 12 rooms available during Covid, social distancing maintained and sanitization protocols in place, this historic venue is a rural paradise for the weary urban dweller.

The Inn at Shaker Mill Falls is an easy drive (30 minutes or less) to many of the areas winter attractions. Enjoy great skiing and snowboarding at Jiminy Peak or Bousquet. Take in the quaint New England towns of Stockbridge, Lenox, and Pittsfield Massachusetts. Sample the areas cultural riches at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Mass MoCA , or the Clark Art Institute.


While in the area enjoy the Berkshires unique history at the Hancock Shaker Village and the Mount Lebanon Shaker Museum. They offer a relevant window into the longest lived utopian community in American history. You might also enjoy Herman Melville or Edith Wharton's house. Once your mind and spirit is full, be sure to feed your taste buds at one of the area's premier dining establishments. Some of our personal favorites include the Roasted Garlic in Pittsfield, Brava and Franke's in Lenox, and Mario's just down the road in New Lebanon.

With happy hearts and a rejuvenated spirit many weekenders in the Berkshires has been avoiding the drive home and extending their stay. Many city residents have taken up residence in the midst of the virus at the Inn at Shaker Mill Falls for as long as three months and as short as a week. There is excellent Wi-Fi, room for kids and pets and a cook's kitchen. If you may be interested in an extended stay email info@shakermillfalls.com or give us a call at 203-430-0777 for our reduced rates and ways of providing a safe environment for work, school and play.


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