Western MA

Accommodations

Marriott Springfield Downtown

Date of opening (month year):  July 2021

City/Town: Springfield, MA

Brief Description: The newly renovated Marriott Springfield Downtown overlooks the Connecticut River in Springfield, MA. This downtown property is two blocks from the MassMutual Center and six miles from Six Flags New England. Features modern amenities that appeal to business and leisure travelers alike. Hotel features 16,364 square feet of flexible event space.

Rooms: 262 

Name: Miraval Berkshires and Wyndhurst Manor & Club

Date of opening: June 2020

City/Town: Lenox, MA

Brief Description: Miraval Berkshires is set on 380 acres, with 100 guest rooms and suites. The property’s centerpiece is its 29,000-square-foot Life in Balance Spa, housing 28 treatment rooms, an indoor pool room for water treatments, an indoor/outdoor pool lounge, men’s and women’s relaxation rooms, a salon, a sauna and a steam room. Also on site is Meadowview Stables horse ranch, offering equine programming, and an outpost of the brand’s signature Life in Balance Culinary Kitchen, which hosts healthy cooking classes. The Body Mindfulness Center features exercise equipment and fitness studio. Food and beverage options include smoothie bar and grab-and-go outlet The Roost, the all-day Harvest Moon Restaurant and the Pool Café. Concurrent with the opening of Miraval Berkshires, Miraval parent group Hyatt Hotels has added Lenox’s 46-room Wyndhurst Manor & Club. Located in proximity to each other, Miraval Berkshires and Wyndhurst provide guests access to a shared 18-hole golf course.

Rooms: 146

Attractions

Name: Bousquet Mountain

Date of opening: November 2020

City/Town: Pittsfield, MA

Brief Description: Bousquet Mountain, a Berkshire ski area since 1934, has recently sold.  Upgrades for the 2020 ski season include a new snowmaking equipment and chair lift, a new bunny trail and renovations to the Lodge.  Bouquet will become the third mountain in “Berkshire Pass,” a new season ski pass program that will include Berkshire East and Catamount.

Name: Big Bear Used Books and Café

Date of Opening: October 2020
City/Town: Easthampton
Brief Description: Come enjoy the Valley’s newest used bookstore and coffee-shop in The Keystone Building (renovated mill building). Big Bear sources only local coffee and pastries as well as a carefully curated cache of used books.