We stayed at Country Village at Jiminy Peak in a 2 bedroom unit (2 couples) as part of an Extra Vacation through RCI, Country Village has two and three bedroom units in one story buildings in 8 separate areas--about 50 units.
Our week turned out fairly well after a very bad start. After reading the reviews, we called and asked for an updated, renovated unit, After checking in (which was a pleasure--pleasant staff, no time share hype or pressure) we were told we were in unit #85. This unit had to be one of the worst we have ever seen--the entrance had unpainted plywood ramps for handicapped (which we did not request). The ramps, door, etc looked ugly and uninviting. In the unit, there was old furniture, all the lamp shades were in bad shape--they had what looked like burn marks and holes, but it did have 3 flat screen TVs. In the closet of the master bedroom was bathroom equipment for the handicapped which took up half the space of the closet.
We called and complained and indicated that we wanted another unit. We talked to and met Kevin, the Time Share Coordinator, who told us that there had been a screw up and that was not the unit we were supposed to have but there was nothing he could do that day--we would have change units the next day. After a short time that decision was changed and we moved to unit #35 which was more up to date, new paint, more attractive. This unit had 2 TVs--not flat screen, but adequte; better furniture and even had a washer/dryer. There are two somewhat small bedrooms--one with a king sized bed, the other with 2 twin beds. There is only one bathroom for 4 adults--we made due, but it is obvious that it would be better to have 2 bathrooms for 4 adults in these 2 bedroom units (we learned that only 3 bedroom units have 2 bathrooms).
The unit had a full well stocked kitchen and a dishwasher. There is a wood patio is the rear with a lovely view and in #35 there was added privacy by having trees on both sides of the patio.
There is an outdoor pool and children's pool available to the Country Village units. We were also able to use the indoor hot tub and spa in the main building--the Country Inn. The Inn also has free wifi in the lobby--there is no wifi in the units.
The are different outdoor activities at Jiminy Peak for additional charges. There is also a Country Store that has some basic items--milk, wines, beer, bread, some packaged goods--not really a supermarket. To get food items for a weeks stay, you should go to a supermarket in Pittsfield, the closest large city. In addition, there are no gas stations around the resort, so tank up before coming here.
It is difficult to rate this place-our stay started poorly--Unit 85 was bad--it should be gutted and redone. I am surprised that Country Village would put anyone in that unit. However, we did enjoy our stay the rest of the week once we moved to another unit. We love this area in the Berkshires and it is easy to go north to Williamstown and Vermont; Mount Greylock is close by and the great towns of Lenox and Stockbridge are about 20 miles south.
In the end I thought about rating our stay very good because the problems were resolved, but I had such a bad reaction to unit #85 that I am giving the restort an average rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Country Village at Jiminy Peak is a quaint neighborhood of 2 and 3 bedroom vacation homes located near the base area and village center of the resort. All units have private parking and many offer decks off the back. 2 bedroom units have 1 ½ baths, while the 3 bedroom units offer 2 full baths. All come with queen size sleeper couches, and cable/satellite TV. These units are perfect for families or larger groups on vacation! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Village At Jiminy Peak Hotel Hancock
- Country Village At Jiminy Peak Berkshires/Hancock, MA