Canterbury Farm Conditions
- Last Updated on Saturday, 01 December 2012 10:18
- Written by Linda Bacon
Canterbury Farm is nestled high in the Berkshire Hills, 1650 feet elevation. Our trail system was specifically designed for cross country skiing with 32 km of trails. We groom and track the majority of trails daily with beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain. Some trails are wide for skating, and a few backwoods trails are ski tracked only. Our northern exposure guarantees the best snow in the Berkshires. Top of the line grooming and track setting equipment makes our ski conditions as good as it gets!
A great place for families to spend the day. New Rentals of skis, snow shoes and ice skates are available for one low daily price. Lessons for all snow sports are given by certified coaches.
The historic lodge welcomes you to one of the Berkshires’ most picturesque country B and B’s where hospitality and comfort are as legendary as the Canterbury Tales! The relaxing atmosphere enhances the three modern guest bedrooms all with private baths, hearty breakfasts, and wireless internet. Relax in the den beside the fireplace then ski, snow shoe, and hike the trails on our private 160 acres of gardens, ponds and forests. It is a wonderful place to gather with friends, families, and for special events.
Each room has the architectural features of the classic timber framed colonial. Our renovated facilities offer you the modern comforts of home yet many historic details remain. Start your day with a full country breakfast in the Berkshire Room Café. After experiencing the Nordic sports, come in and warm up by the fire with a hot chocolate and enjoy a hearty lunch of homemade soups and wraps. Relax in the cozy common rooms, sun deck or gazebo. A perfect ending after a long day of skiing, boating or sightseeing at the many nearby Berkshire attractions such as Downhill ski areas, Clark Museum, Jacob’s Pillow ,Tanglewood, or Berkshire Theatre Company.
What makes Canterbury different from the rest.
Dave's nature tours Sunday morning takes groups on skis or snow shoes to witness the wild animal habitates of beaver, otter, moose, bear, and small mammels that inhabit the land.
Ralph's Lookout ski trail and snow shoe trail connects to a view of Mt. Greylock. The skating rink is maintained with resurfacing equipment and skate rentals are available. These rentals may be interchanged with ski or snowshoes for one low price. Lessons in skiing and skating are offered by professional instructors.
Ski to a beautiful lake, glance at the long vistas, and enjoy the tranquility. We have rentals, lessons, food, and great skiing. Open 9-5 every day
If Coming From the East:
Mass. Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 3 (Westfield). Turn right to Route 20 West. From the intersection where Rte. 8 heads north from Rte. 20 in Becket, travel 5 miles north on Rte. 8. Take a sharp left on Fred Snow Road.
If Coming From the West:
Take Washington Mtn. Road from Pittsfield or Becket Rd. up from Rte. 20 to rte 8. (These two roads come together very near Rte. 8.). At the Rte 8 intersection, look for Fred Snow Rd. on your right. Take this road a short way south.
If Coming from New York:
Mass. Turnpike (I-90) to exit 2 (Lee). Turn left to Route 20 east to Becket Rd. Turn left. When you reach Rt. 8 look for Fred Snow Rd. on your right.
For Further Information and reservations:
Phone: (413) 623-0100
Web site: http://www.Canterbury-Farms.com
1986 Fred Snow Road
Becket, MA 01223