I flew back to Florida this past Friday and I returned home with a multitude of memories! What a great girlfriend get-away it was! Alice picked me up at Logan Airport and we headed west to Lenox in the Berkshires. We arrived at the beautiful, historic, Cornell Inn just before 8 PM. We had booked the Truman Suite, which was ideal for two women traveling together. Two connected rooms and we each had our own space. But we could easily gather in Alice’s room in the evening to sip wine, laugh and talk.
We checked in, dropped the luggage and headed downtown to the Olde Heritage Tavern for something to eat. We quickly realized this was the local hangout in town. Everyone was so friendly! Even the owner, who has owned the place for 17 years, came over to chat with us. The clam chowder was excellent!
Alice brought some wonderful cheeses from the cheese shop in Salem, along with crackers and olives for us to snack on in the evenings when we got back to the Inn.
The first night we were bad girls and up till one in the morning, drinking Proseco, laughing and talking! Reminded me of high school days………over 50 years later!
The Inn served a full breakfast in a beautiful setting, in the main house. It reminded me of many of the Inn’s I’ve stayed at in England. Beautiful grounds, friendliness and perfect.
Staying in Lenox was excellent because it was the perfect base to visit the surrounding towns in the Berkshires. On Tuesday we headed south for a short 45 min. drive to Great Barrington and Stockbridge. Discovered a yarn shop in Great Barrington with a wonderful shop kitty.
On Wednesday, we drove one hour east to Northampton. If you’re a knitter, you’ll appreciate that we visited WEBS, the huge yarn shop and warehouse. Alice and I have been ordering from them online for years, so it was a treat to be able to actually visit in person! My daughter, Susan, lives about 90 min. away, so she met us there which was really nice! Needless to say, all three of us were in knitters paradise!
And after we were exhausted from yarn shopping, we made our way to Sylvester’s in downtown Northampton for a wonderful lunch. I bought a lot of yarn and they’re shipping it down to Florida for me.
I have more photos and commentary to share with you. So join me here next time for Part II……………