Hancock, MA

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Hancock showing tranquil scenes and a small town or village
Attack the ski slopes or brush up on local history in this tiny New England village, which makes a perfect base for exploring the Berkshires.

Hancock is a small, charming village with varied outdoor activities. The area’s Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort really comes alive during winter. Find terrain for all ability levels of skiing and snowboarding at this self-contained resort. Visit in summer for a wealth of hiking and biking trails.

Tour the village, one of several New England settlements founded by the Shakers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Shakers were a Christian sect who traveled from England to the New World, seeking the freedom to live according to their utopian ideals and practices of communal living, celibacy and confession of sins.

Learn more about New England heritage at the Hancock Shaker Village, a living-history museum housed in original Shaker settlement buildings dating back to the 1780s. In the nearby town of Pittsfield, find art history at the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Museum. Reach other small Berkshire towns of Lenox and North Adams easily by car.

Outside of ski season, make the 30-minute drive to Mount Greylock State Reservation to hike the acres of trails. Climb Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,491 feet (1,064 meters) and stop at the Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. The Pittsfield State Forest is approximately a 15-mile (24-kilometer) drive from Hancock. Hikers here are rewarded with panoramic views over the valley below.

Back in town, stop at the Ioka Valley Farm to enjoy a weekend pancake brunch with maple syrup in spring, which is maple sugaring season in the Berkshires. At other times of year the 600-acre (240-hectare) farm offers everything from pick-your-own Halloween pumpkins to a petting farm. In the village itself, pick up fresh vegetables and other produce at seasonal farm stands.

Hancock, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Great Barrington, is best reached by car. Stay in Hancock accommodations ranging from large resorts to smaller family-run inns and hotels. Wherever you stay, the beautiful Berkshires countryside will be right on your doorstep.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA, 01237
The price is $159 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star ski condo in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (774 reviews)
"We had a great time! No wait times to do anything at Mountain Adventure park!"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Vacation Village in the Berkshires
3 out of 5
276 Brodie Mountain Rd, Hancock, MA, 01237
Stay at this 3-star condo in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,558 reviews)
"Great area. Friendly staff. Plenty of stuff to do on site."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Club Wyndham Bentley Brook
Club Wyndham Bentley Brook
3 out of 5
1 Corey Road, Hancock, MA, 01237
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (334 reviews)
"Property had a good location at the base of Jimney Peak and easy access to the Jimney Peak facilities as well as the resorts own facilities. The rooms were spacious, clean and well appointed. We did have a problem with the hot water in one shower. We contacted the front desk. The maintenance team ..."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Club Wyndham Bentley Brook
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA, 01237
The price is $159 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 3-star ski condo in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (774 reviews)
"We had a great time! No wait times to do anything at Mountain Adventure park!"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Vacation Village in the Berkshires
3 out of 5
276 Brodie Mountain Rd, Hancock, MA, 01237
Stay at this 3-star condo in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,558 reviews)
"Great area. Friendly staff. Plenty of stuff to do on site."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Disney Magic On Jiminy Peak Mtn Resort - Must See Gorgeous - Sleeps 4
Disney Magic On Jiminy Peak Mtn Resort - Must See Gorgeous - Sleeps 4
Hancock, MA
Stay at this ski resort in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Popular attractions Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Mount Greylock State ...
Disney Magic On Jiminy Peak Mtn Resort - Must See Gorgeous - Sleeps 4
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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