When To Go
Each season brings different things to do and Blantyre is thoroughly enjoyable throughout the year. Winter, however, with a blanket of fresh snow is a magical time. Activities range from snowshoeing to skiing to sleigh rides to horseback riding.
Closest airport is Albany, NY, about 1 hour away.
Boston: 2 hours 15 minutes
New York: 3 hours
Philadelphia: 4 hours
Things To Do
On the property;
Walk the grounds, through the wooded trails, equally as nice with the lush greenery of summer or a new snow in the winter. A heated swimming pool is open Spring-Fall and located just outside the Potting Shed Spa. Don your whites and enjoy two beautiful championship croquet courts on the back lawn or play tennis on 4 Har-Tru courts. When the weather gets cold, the tennis courts are flooded for ice skating (See Special Things) and the wooded trails become ideal for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The adjacent golf course with its rolling fairways is also a great place for cross-country skiing. The Potting Shed Spa has a small exercise area with a treadmill, bicycle and cross trainer. There’s also a hot tub, steam room and sauna. The facility opens at 6am and spa treatments are available from 10am. The Spa is a wonderful oasis, small and intimate, with a friendly and competent staff. I had a bit of a cold during our visit and a combination Aromatherapy Massage, Hot Stone Therapy and a steam made me feel relaxed and refreshed and able to fully enjoy our stay. Jen’s intensive facial rejuvenated dry winter skin and we both relaxed in the solarium after our treatments with fresh lemonade.
Adjacent to the Blantyre property is the delightful Cranwell Golf Club, a public facility called, “Best in the Berkshires.” The Berkshires are known for its many antiques shops. Best area is Rt. 7 from Great Barrington southward. I am a big Norman Rockwell fan and his museum with the largest collection of his work is a 20 minute drive from Blantyre. Don’t miss it. Horseback riding is offered by Undermountain Farm (English), both close by. Delightful trail rides through the forest and mountains. The Arcadian Shop in Lenox can set you up with bicycles, canoes and kayaks and get you to the best places. Mt. Greylock is a great place to hike and Worthington Ballooning offers balloon rides over the Berkshires