Looking for a romantic getaway? For Valentine’s? For an anniversary? Birthday? Proposal? Elopement? Head for the hills, the Berkshire hills of western MA.
The most recent issue of Forbes Travel Guide, Discover the Most Outstanding Places, named The Berkshires one of the 10 unexpectedly romantic places. Intimate restaurants. Cozy bed and breakfasts. The Boston Symphony in summer and fireplaces in winter.
The Berkshires love lovers all year round. And of course Valentine’s Day is especially romantic.
This year many of us are celebrating “Chocolate Berkshires,” with chocolate-themed events hosted by local businesses throughout February. Here at Birchwood Inn, February is Chocolate Passion Month, with totally decadent chocolate on every menu.
Since the way to one’s heart is through the stomach, our renown chefs are pulling out all stops to create memorable Valentine menus.
What could be almost as romantic as chocolate? Paris, of course! The Clark Art Institute — admission is free!!! all winter — opens its winter exhibition, Exposition Universelle, this month, focusing on City of Light’s most romantic period, the turn of the century.
Barrington Stage Company hosts 10X10 Upstreet, a new play festival Feb. 14-March 3, with a new play every 10 minutes.
There’s laughter galore at The Colonial Theatre, with The Official Blues Brothers Revue, Feb. 17, and Popvich Comedy Pet Theater (Charley and Quinn are looking forward to this!), Feb. 19.
Put on your dancing shoes and head to Castle St. Cafe for a Valentine dinner-dance.
There’s a romantic double feature with two of my all-time favorite films at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, An Affair to Remember (watch out for the taxi!) and Sleepless in Seattle.
Of course, you can cuddle up by the fire, snowshoe, or ski. And this is just a sampling. No wonder the Berkshires are in the top 10 of unexpectedly romantic places. Join us in our Berkshires bed and breakfast.