I’m feeling so rejuvenated from this little getaway to the Berkshires. It was a quick night away between our stay at the Black Swan Inn, dinner at 51 Park, shopping with Lee Premium Outlets and visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum. Who knew my friend Emily and I could pack all that into less than 24 hours!
I can’t wait to share more about each of the experiences in some posts-to-come, but for now here’s an overview of our stay. I can’t recommend each of the spots enough! If you’re looking for a quick getaway (just about 2 hours from Boston) a trip to the Berkshires is definitely what I’d recommend.
The Black Swan Inn’s adirondack chairs stay out all year long! They made me crave summer, but I also love how they looked next to the frozen lake. During the summertime you can even rent a boat and paddle around! The inn feels fits perfectly in its surrounds with an upscale cottage-like feel.
We had seriously some of the BEST food at 51 Park. You really can’t go wrong when buffalo mac & cheese and a salad pizza are both on the menu. The drinks were also amazing and the atmosphere even better! They have super cool window dividers (painted my favorite mint color) that separate parts of the restaurant and make it feel very quaint.
We had the nicest time walking around with Heidi, Lee’s marketing director, and visiting some of the shops. We were welcomed so warmly by the retailers and I really loved getting to know some new-to-me brands. (not pictured the many shopping bags that we toted around all morning…)
Before we drove back home, we stopped by the Norman Rockwell Museum. I just love how classic his art is and how it really captures the classic Americana. Currently the museum is also featuring the work of Hanna-Barbera (think Saturday morning cartoons like Scooby Do and the Flintstones). I just loved being transported to another era!
I can’t wait to share more about each unique experience. Thank you to Lee Premium Outlets, The Black Swan Inn, 51 Park and the Norman Rockwell Museum for being such wonderful hosts!
This post was sponsored by Lee Premium Outlets. Thank you to our hosts for the opportunities. Opinions expressed are my own.