Bold statement, but I think the single best thing that my boyfriend has introduced me to is the Berkshires. He’s a New York City native (such a rare breed!) who grew up on the Upper West Side, but spent summers at a lake house in the Berkshires (near Lakeville!). There’s something so delightful about being able to hop in the car in the middle of bustling, chaotic, never-sleeps Manhattan, and two hours later be in the middle of rolling hills and cornfields and nary a phone signal to be found.

The best of the Berkshires, Mass.

We spent a fantastic weekend away at Interlaken Inn back in April, and we were lucky enough to go back for a weekend at a house with a pool near Millerton for 4th of July and then for another weekend at a lake house outside of South Egremont. I am obsessed with this little pocket of borders–New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts–and the dozens of lakes, farmers markets and open spaces that it holds. Here’s a peek at a few of my favorite things about the Berkshires!

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Five reasons to love Koza Cave Hotel

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