An Italian getaway to rival a weekend in Florence no longer means enduring a plane ride to Europe. With the beautiful landscape of the Berkshires being just a jump away from New York, the European escape you’ve been craving is within reach with our ultimate Berkshire getaway.
The Berkshires is a picturesque landscape in westernmost Massachusetts. The region is known for its vibrant colored mountains and forests dotted with quirky, unique towns throughout. Particularly, tucked away in the small town of Lenox, Mass. is Wheatleigh, where our getaway begins.
Well, if you count the 5-star private helicopter ride with complimentary on-boarding champagne then I guess the journey starts long before that.
After the direct ride from Manhattan to Lenox, you will arrive at the beautiful Wheatleigh, a Florentine palazzo that some say is the most beautiful hotel in the United States. There, a host will escort you to your private room, replete with an antique soaking tub and an ornamental fireplace. Then, after settling in, you will enjoy an exquisite 4-course dinner in The Portico by Jeffrey Thompson. Additionally, in the morning, a breakfast of equal stature will follow.
Then, after breakfast, enjoy a hot air balloon ride for two over the historic Berkshires region. At sunset, you will safely return to Manhattan via a private helicopter with complimentary champagne upon boarding.