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A weekend in the Berkshires

A weekend in the Berkshires

I feel like I spend so much of my time trying to go to new places: I want to explore new countries, and discover new gems in the city. But last weekend in the Berkshires reminded me just how nice it is to go back somewhere–especially when that place is beautiful and serene and peaceful.

My boyfriend has gone to the Berkshires every summer for most of his life, and he introduced me to that tradition last summer. We went back to the same lovely little lakehouse with his family for a long weekend, and it was so refreshing to be back! There isn’t any wifi or phone service at the house (or in most of the area), so I took my first true day off work in a long time. We read books, canoed, BBQed, went hiking up a mountain, played a round of golf and generally just relaxed. It was the best.

A weekend in the BerkshiresA weekend in the BerkshiresMaybe my favorite part of being at the lake: being in a canoe! A weekend in the BerkshiresA weekend in the BerkshiresWe went hiking up Monument Mountain, and I was stunned by how beautiful the views were over New York and Massachusetts! So green and lush on the ground, and such soaring blue skies.  A weekend in the BerkshiresStir memoirThis book was out on the table at our rented lakehouse, and there was a note that said it was written by the owner’s daughter. The dedication inside even said that she wrote most of it sitting at the lake house table! It’s an easy read, but I really enjoyed it–I basically spent all Saturday sitting outside reading it. A weekend in the BerkshiresThis photo is proof that I’m rubbing off on my boyfriend: he snuck up and took this as a complete candid when I was reading Stir outside by the lake! So great! A weekend in the Berkshires A weekend in the Berkshires Bridge & Burn dress in the BerkshiresMy roommate and I were talking the other day about “wear it now, wear it later” dresses: aka things that you can wear in the summer and later in the fall. This dress from Bridge & Burn is a perfect example: perfect for a backyard BBQ in the summer, but I also can’t wait to wear it with boots and an oversized sweater in the fall.A weekend in the BerkshiresRed Rooster in Brewster, NYThe only thing I insist on when we go to the Berkshires: stopping at the Red Rooster! It was there that I was introduced to the cherry dip soft serve, and it is just so darn good–especially after a cheeseburger and root beer. Worth going a little out of the way for! A weekend in the Berkshires

Special thanks to my boyfriend and his family for a relaxing and fun weekend away! p.s. this is the lakehouse we rent if you’re interested! 

What’s your favorite photo of the Berkshires? 

  • Jill Wishart

    The last photo of your cute faces makes me so happy!

  • That video was adorable and I absolutely love of the photos! What a peaceful retreat 🙂 xo

  • It looks absolutely gorgeous there!! I love the music you played in your video!

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  • This weekend looks perfect! And I love that you found a great book to read during your vacation — happening across amazing books that I’ve never heard of (or old favorites, for that matter!) in hostels and rentals is definitely one of my favorite travel happenings 🙂

  • camorose

    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! It’s such a nice antidote to city life 🙂

  • camorose

    Thanks! The video was built using the Cameo app with the music selections they offer 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! As soon as I found out she wrote a bunch of the book at that very lake house, I wanted to read it! So inspiring!

  • Caitlin Jones

    Love your video! It definitely has inspired me to try and make more videos of my travels. I hope they have a Cameo app in the works for Android!

  • That’s so cute that they leave their daughter’s book out for people to read. 🙂 Good marketing! 😉

  • Briel79

    The first photo of the reflection is definitely my fav. Fun video!

  • camorose

    Yes! They’re definitely working on it, so stay tuned!

  • camorose

    Yes! I spotted it and was like, oh whatever. And then I saw the note that said it was their daughter’s book, and the dedication where she said she wrote it at the lakehouse and I was like SOLD. I read through it in one day–that ‘s the great thing about a lakehouse with no wifi!

  • camorose

    Thanks Briel!

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  • Amy Thompson

    So delightful that you enjoyed your stay and Jessica’s book at Prospect Lake! Come back!!

  • camorose

    Thanks Amy! Definitely looking forward to our next trip!

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