In need of a weekend escape from NYC, my gracious and lovely friend Kate invited me up to stay with her in the Berkshires for the weekend.
It was the day after the most recent noreaster so we were greeted with a beautifully snowy train ride, which made me so happy because the winter in NYC this year has been super rainy with barely any snow!
We spent the weekend playing with her dogs, eating yummy food, walking around Great Barrington and walking around in the pretty, snowy woods.
I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend! Keep scrolling to see why I love visiting the Berkshires so much.
Wandering around Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Great Barrington is one of the larger towns in the Berkshires and it’s absolutely adorable. When I was there in the fall, we went from shop to shop just browsing and wishing we had spare money lying around. This time around, although it was just a tad frozen out, we did the same. It left me wishing I had unlimited money and a house to decorate!
Also, doesn’t it look like a movie set? Just to the right of the photo below is SoCo Creamery, which is home to some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had! Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite justify it as it was frigid.
The beauty of the Berkshires in the snow
When we weren’t eating delicious food, we spent time outside walking the dogs in the snow, combining two of my favorite things. I love dogs and not being near them in NYC makes me so sad. Just having two days to play and pet and cuddle with them in the Berkshires was lovely beyond words.
It was also just wonderful being in nature (the small pleasures of getting out of a concrete jungle). Seriously, how much more beautiful can it get?!
I also have to say that bribing three dogs of different ages to take pictures with me is no easy task. As you can see below, they all ended up tackling me because their treats were more important than my photo op!
Nevertheless, they’re completely adorable and I love them all!
All in all, it was a fantastic weekend in the Berkshires and I can’t wait to go back!