The Rose and Goat Retreat is located in the Town of Florida, Massachusetts in the Berkshire mountains. The Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley offer a myriad of recreational and cultural attractions. Berkshire East Ski Resort (http://www.berkshireeast.com/ ), Zoar Outdoor (http://www.zoaroutdoor.com/ ) in Charlemont, Massachusetts are just 12 miles from the Rose and Goat Retreat, while Jiminy Peak Ski Resort is 25 miles. Guests at the Rose and Goat Retreat may participate in the Ski and Stay program offered at Berkshire East, where they will get a $10 lift ticket discount when staying at the Retreat. Charlemont, Massachusetts ( www.charlemont-ma.us ) offers other attractions as well. Mohawk State Park and Savoy Mountain State Park are both located within the town of Florida, which offer beaches, swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, and camping. South Pond, located in Savoy Mountain State Park, is a very large fresh water pond with a beach and a roped off swimming area, picnic area, restrooms, and parking, and it is right here in our same town of Florida (http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-west/savoy-mt-state-forest-generic.html ). North Adams is just 6 miles from the Retreat with Mass Moca just 8 miles ( www.massmoca.org ) and Williamstown, home of Williams College ( www.williams.edu )
and the Clark Art Museum (www.clarkart.edu ) is just about 10 miles. Mt. Greylock (www.bascomlodge.net ), the highest point in Massachusetts with a rustic stone lodge with a restaurant at the top, is also nearby. The Rose and Goat Retreat is a member of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau (www.berkshires.org ) and this organization has a great listing of fun things to do and great places to go in this area. The snowmobile trail runs right through this property and we welcome sledders (www.sledmass.com ). We hope you will come and see for yourself this beautiful and scenic area!
"Berkshire East Mountain Resort has fun for everyone in your family or group. Located nearby in Charlemont MA, and using the slopes of the Berkshire Mountains as a playground. Come visit us for scenic getaways and high-energy outdoor experiences. Come explore."
Jiminy Peak Ski Resort
"Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England, summer home to Mountain Adventure Park and the only mountain resort in North America to generate its own energy using alternative wind power. Jiminy features extensive conference and wedding facilities for groups up to 400 people. Since opening in 1948 Jiminy Peak has evolved to become a 4 season resort, offering something for everyone."
"Based out of Charlemont, MA, our rafting program maintains a fleet of self-bailing rafts to take us down the 5 different rivers we run. Our zip line canopy tour is the first zip line adventure in Southern New England with 11 zip lines, 2 sky bridges and 3 rappels. We have sit-on-top kayaks for introductory guided whitewater kayaking down the easier sections of the Deerfield River. We partner with Peak Expeditions to provide varying levels of outdoor climbing instruction. Our nationally recognized whitewater instruction programs offer classes for beginners to experts, using the latest canoes and kayaks. Not only does our Outfitters Shop carry t-shirts and souvenirs, we stock all of the latest whitewater paddling gear including a full line of paddles, PFDs, helmets and apparel. We carry kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards from the top manufacturers."
"Located in downtown Wilmington, VT, Zoar Adventure Center opened in the Fall of 2014 and provides opportunities for human powered adventure for those looking to experience the magic of Southern Vermont's mountains and waterways. In the summer we offer self-guided rentals of kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs) and mountain bikes. We make the rental process easy, by offering a shuttle service to help move kayaks and SUPs to the water! We also offer guided trips to allow our guests to relax and enjoy, while we take care of all the logistics!
In the winter we offer rentals and guided trips for nordic skiing and snowshoeing utilizing our great proximity to amazing backcountry trails. Some of these are quite mellow and others are more adventurous. Winter in Southern Vermont is truly wonderous, and travelling on skis and snowshoes allows you to perfectly experience this silent and stunning landscape. In addition to our rentals and guiding we also offer a full-service retail store to help you gear up for your next adventure!"
"MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification. Much of the work we show in our light-filled spaces, on our technically sophisticated stages, and within our lovely network of late 19th-century courtyards is made here during extended fabrication and rehearsal residencies that bring hundreds of the world’s most brilliant and innovative artists to North Adams all year round."