About the Berkshires

Welcome to the Berkshires, country landscape with city culture. Ready to spread out in a place so full of grass that people eat dinner on it? (Lawn tickets to Tanglewood are one of the most relaxing traditions and best deals of summer in the Berkshires.)

Grownup summer fun in the Berkshires includes world class museums like Mass MOCA and The Clark, day hikes, art galleries, music, Shakespeare & Co, wellness centers Canyon Ranch and Kripalu, and the dance capital of America, Jacob’s Pillow. With the Appalachian Trail and streams, rivers, waterfalls, lakes and ponds nearby, all doors lead outside. Summer temps average between 70-80 degrees, so families stay for a week or two (or six!) at a time. There are family summer rentals in the area, and we have discount rates with two local inns, the Briarcliff Hotel near Monument Mountain and Days Inn, walking distance to downtown Great Barrington. (Book directly and mention “Berkshire Waldorf School” for the best rate.)

Our summer program is your summer place in the Berkshires. Give us a call (413-528-4015) or email info@berkshirewaldorfschool.org if you are interested in reserving a spot for your child/ren for Summer 2023. As writer Henry James (another Massachusetts resident) said, Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.