Hancock, MA

Travel Guide
Hancock which includes signage and autumn leaves
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.

Club Wyndham Bentley Brook
Club Wyndham Bentley Brook
3 out of 5
1 Corey Road, Hancock, MA
Stay at this 3-star ski hotel in Hancock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the property condition ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (433 reviews)
"Excellent customer service at this property extremely clean. Very safe and very quiet family had a lot of fun with all the amenities"

Reviewed on May 12, 2024

Club Wyndham Bentley Brook
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA
The price is $148 per night from May 28 to May 29
$148
$163 total
includes taxes & fees
May 28 - May 29
Stay at this 3-star ski condo in Hancock. Enjoy free parking, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
8/10 Very Good! (857 reviews)
"The property was great. I would say a little more cleanliness in the bathtub! Overall, amazing!"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2023

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Life House Berkshires
Life House Berkshires
3.5 out of 5
194 Pittsfield Rd, Lenox, MA
The price is $99 per night from May 21 to May 22
$99
$111 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this 3.5-star lodge in Lenox. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
9/10 Wonderful! (241 reviews)
"Driveway entrance is on a very busy road where cars & trucks go very fast, so turning into & out of drive is tricky."

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Life House Berkshires
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
Stay at this 3-star ski condo in Hancock. Enjoy free parking, 2 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
8/10 Very Good! (857 reviews)
"The property was great. I would say a little more cleanliness in the bathtub! Overall, amazing!"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2023

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Mountainside Condo Ski In Ski Out
Mountainside Condo Ski In Ski Out
Hancock
Stay at this aparthotel in Hancock. Enjoy a fitness center, an in-room coffeemaker, and in-room fireplaces. Popular attractions Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (8 reviews)
Ski Trip
"Great location and nice unit. Had a blast!"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Mountainside Condo Ski In Ski Out
Family-Friendly Hancock Home: Walk to Slopes!
Family-Friendly Hancock Home: Walk to Slopes!
Hancock
Book a stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Hancock. Enjoy a fitness center, parking (surcharge), and patios. Popular attractions Jiminy Peak Mountain ...
9.4/10 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
LMS
"Came for the Lift Maintenance Seminar. The property was overall great, no major complaints. The two things that were less than ideal was a lot of the dishes were not clean, I'm guessing the previous guest put them away that way. And the hot tub water was low, we tried to fill it but the hose spigot ..."

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Family-Friendly Hancock Home: Walk to Slopes!
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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