Gina’s guide to the Berkshires

Gina
Gina’s guide to the Berkshires

Food scene

Great coffee and pastries, also lunch items are excellent. Serves as a small market too so you can pick up milk, eggs, and other sundries, such as coffee and tea
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The Southfield Store
163 Norfolk Road
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Great coffee and pastries, also lunch items are excellent. Serves as a small market too so you can pick up milk, eggs, and other sundries, such as coffee and tea
Order online and pick up or sit at their outdoor picnic tables. Great breakfast sandwiches and pancakes. Good coffee. Open til 2 most days
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Roadside Store & Cafe
275 Main Road
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Order online and pick up or sit at their outdoor picnic tables. Great breakfast sandwiches and pancakes. Good coffee. Open til 2 most days
Rotating seasonal cupcakes and good sandwiches. Bacon Egg and Cheese that’s truly heavenly. Only Ok coffee, get that around the corner.
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The Lost Lamb
31 Main Street
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Rotating seasonal cupcakes and good sandwiches. Bacon Egg and Cheese that’s truly heavenly. Only Ok coffee, get that around the corner.
Great wine and cheese/charcuterie plate options. We also love their lox and other pantry items.
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Rubiner's Cheesemongers
264 Main Street
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Great wine and cheese/charcuterie plate options. We also love their lox and other pantry items.
Monday night taco nights are our favorite, but they also do a BBQ truck from Friday-Sunday. Sunday is brunch hours. Friday and Saturday prix fixe dinner, make reservations.
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Cantina 229
229 Hartsville-New Marlborough Rd
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Monday night taco nights are our favorite, but they also do a BBQ truck from Friday-Sunday. Sunday is brunch hours. Friday and Saturday prix fixe dinner, make reservations.
best wine selection in the area by far, super helpful staff
South Egremont Spirit Shoppe
71 Main Street
best wine selection in the area by far, super helpful staff
Frozen pizzas and pizzas made to order, take out only. Great loaves of bread too! Really good pastries in the morning and there's a little outdoor pond side spot for sitting and enjoying your baked goods. Coffee not great.
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Berkshire Mountain Bakery Inc
367 Park Street
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Frozen pizzas and pizzas made to order, take out only. Great loaves of bread too! Really good pastries in the morning and there's a little outdoor pond side spot for sitting and enjoying your baked goods. Coffee not great.
Actually good sushi, a little pricey for the area but worth it if you're craving something healthy.
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Bizen Gourmet Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
17 Railroad Street
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Actually good sushi, a little pricey for the area but worth it if you're craving something healthy.
Local favorite, owned by the people that do Marlowe and Sons in Williamsburg. Wood fired pizza in the backyard, full menu in the restaurant. Good cocktails
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The Prairie Whale
178 Main Street
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Local favorite, owned by the people that do Marlowe and Sons in Williamsburg. Wood fired pizza in the backyard, full menu in the restaurant. Good cocktails
Opening soon!
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Rubi's Coffee and Sandwiches
256 Main St
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Opening soon!
Excellent pastries and salads, breakfast or lunch
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Marjoram + Roux
47 Railroad Street
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Excellent pastries and salads, breakfast or lunch
great beer and liquor selection
Plaza Package
155 State Road
great beer and liquor selection
Saturdays 9-12
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Great Barrington Farmer's Market
15-29 Church Street
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Saturdays 9-12
Excellent meat selection and other local dairy and vegetable products. Pay with Venmo and visit with the cows and horses on the property
North Plain Farm
342 N Plain Rd
Excellent meat selection and other local dairy and vegetable products. Pay with Venmo and visit with the cows and horses on the property
Bike or drive here with a little bit of cash to pick up super fresh chevre. Goats are friendly and fun for all.
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Rawson Brook Farm
185 New Marlboro Road
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Bike or drive here with a little bit of cash to pick up super fresh chevre. Goats are friendly and fun for all.
Excellent breakfast lunch and brunch, great coffee. Worth the visit to West Stockbridge.
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No. Six Depot Roastery & Cafe
6 Depot Street
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Excellent breakfast lunch and brunch, great coffee. Worth the visit to West Stockbridge.
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The Stagecoach Tavern
854 South Undermountain Road
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New cafe on the block, good coffee and great place to buy beans for the house.
twoflower Great Barrington
34 Railroad Street
New cafe on the block, good coffee and great place to buy beans for the house.
I’ve only had their frozen pizzas but they are excellent, worth a try.
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Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza
286 Main Street
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I’ve only had their frozen pizzas but they are excellent, worth a try.
Never been but it’s always busy.
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GB Eats
282 Main Street
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Never been but it’s always busy.
Very cheap, no frills. Good hot coffee and the staff are the friendliest people around.
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Joe's Diner
85 Center Street
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Very cheap, no frills. Good hot coffee and the staff are the friendliest people around.
Fun pre or post Mass MoCa visit
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Bright Ideas Brewing
111 Mass MoCA Way
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Fun pre or post Mass MoCa visit
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The Old Inn On The Green
134 Hartsville New Marlboro Rd
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Number Ten
10 Castle Street
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John Andrews
224 Hillsdale Road
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Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza
286 Main Street
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Good bagels, great lox
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Great Barrington Bagel Company
777 South Main Street
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Good bagels, great lox
Best wine and beer selection in town, tastings on Saturday afternoons
Départ Wine, Beer & Beverage
28 Railroad Street
Best wine and beer selection in town, tastings on Saturday afternoons
Great drinks! One of the only cocktail bars in the area
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Mooncloud
47 Railroad Street
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Great drinks! One of the only cocktail bars in the area
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Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza
286 Main Street
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Groceries

Best fish selection in town, brought in daily from Boston. Oysters are good too!
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Guido's Fresh Marketplace
760 South Main Street
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Best fish selection in town, brought in daily from Boston. Oysters are good too!
Groceries! Produce can be a little pricey as it's all organic, but this is a great place to get pretty much everything else.
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Berkshire Food Co-op
42 Bridge Street
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Groceries! Produce can be a little pricey as it's all organic, but this is a great place to get pretty much everything else.
Great for vegetables and sundries, decent sandwiches and baked goods. Near some great hikes and swimming spots. They also have a few farm animals that are pretty fun to watch.
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Taft Farms
119 Park Street
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Great for vegetables and sundries, decent sandwiches and baked goods. Near some great hikes and swimming spots. They also have a few farm animals that are pretty fun to watch.
Everything you need on the go or if headed out for a picnic, also sells the Financial Times. Hard to come by out here.
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Loeb's Foodtown of Lenox
42 Main Street
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Everything you need on the go or if headed out for a picnic, also sells the Financial Times. Hard to come by out here.

Sightseeing

Lovely garden walk
Ashintully Gardens
Lovely garden walk
Gorgeous garden, admission/reservations needed in advance.
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Naumkeag
5 Prospect Hill Road
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Gorgeous garden, admission/reservations needed in advance.
Absolutely gorgeous grounds, free and open to the public. Check online for hours. Free parking and Tuesday mornings Lenox yoga teaches in the grass. Peak Berkshires!
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
2 Plunkett Street
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Absolutely gorgeous grounds, free and open to the public. Check online for hours. Free parking and Tuesday mornings Lenox yoga teaches in the grass. Peak Berkshires!
Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Rd
Apple Picking in the fall, and other seasonal offerings year round!
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Windy Hill Farm
686 Stockbridge Road
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Apple Picking in the fall, and other seasonal offerings year round!
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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road
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Swimming

Lifeguard on duty during the day
Lake Garfield Beach
78 Tyringham Rd
Lifeguard on duty during the day
Goose Pond
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Lake Mansfield
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Otis Reservoir
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Umpachene Falls
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Hiking

Great hikes around the lake and swimming
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Benedict Pond
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Great hikes around the lake and swimming
One of my absolute favorite hikes the area
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Tyringham Cobble Park
20 Jerusalem Road
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One of my absolute favorite hikes the area
Steepletop Reserve
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Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail
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Very short hike to the pond, lovely place to meditate or just relax for a bit
Steadman Pond
Very short hike to the pond, lovely place to meditate or just relax for a bit
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Bash Bish Falls
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Race Brook Falls
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Flag Rock
Hiking and if and only if you have a child you're allowed to fish!
Berkshire Trout Hatchery - Hatchery Building
240 Hatchery Road
Hiking and if and only if you have a child you're allowed to fish!

Wellness

Opening mid-August, but many Kripalu massage therapists are operating independently in the area. Ask for recommendations, happy to help!
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Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health
57 Interlaken Road
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The owner of the studio teaches a great class!
The Pilates Space
30 Elm Court
The owner of the studio teaches a great class!
Ultimate pampering to be had here.
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Canyon Ranch Lenox
165 Kemble Street
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Ultimate pampering to be had here.
They have a traveler package if you want to take a couple classes while staying
Greenhouse Yoga
33 Railroad Street
They have a traveler package if you want to take a couple classes while staying

Art

Worth a visit, recommend the James Turrell.
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MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
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Playing Othello and King Lear this summer. Tickets in advance needed
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Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
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Playing Othello and King Lear this summer. Tickets in advance needed
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Tanglewood
297 West Street
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