I live in New York City and wanted to be somewhere peaceful and beautiful to renew my health and spirit -- Shirakaba was just the ticket! I went off-season in the early Spring for which they offered an attractive deal and had the place to myself: swimming indoors while there was snow on the ground, enjoying the jacuzzi and sauna on my own, walking out to the gazebo to see the view. It was a dream to be out of the city meditating, sleeping on a very clean, comfortable bed, preparing and eating traditional Japanese food with my hosts, reading and resting. I've lived in Kyoto and appreciated the authentic home-cooking and traditional seating and dinner settings. Please do not expect upscale Manhattan, latest en vogue meals and trends; this is traditional and homey, yummy and warming, seasonal and according to what is available to the chef (he travels to the MY Metro area to get authentic ingredients). I also felt at home watching movies on a large screen and having an entire couch to myself! This was the kind of vacation my hosts and I created and it quickly helped me to readjust to the pace of city life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 21+ acres, private, two suite, resort style, Berkshires bed and breakfast, Williamstown MA area, free wi-fi, 9' x 39' indoor pool, 6 person hot tub, 3 person Saunatec Far Infared Sauna.. Matsu No Ma Suite, 418 sq.ft., king size Tempur Pedic bed, Japanese Tatami mat room use as sitting room for Romantic getaway, sleeps second couple Japanese style, or up to 3 children, full bath, shower for two, Take No Ma Suite, 415 sq.ft., has Queen size bed, private bath w/shower/tub, second private bedroom/sitting room with full size sofa bed. Suites have: Mini fridge, microwave, HDTV w/cable/Bluray player ( Take No Ma Suite has them in both bedrooms), Japanese hot water pot. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Free Japanese or made to order Western breakfast, optional 6 course Japanese dinners. BYOB no credit cards accepted ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House New Ashford, MA