The Kripalu Center sits on 300 acres along Lake Mahkeenac.
The Kripalu Center sits on 300 acres along Lake Mahkeenac.

At the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, guests can pick and choose from workshops on topics like meditation or natural medicine, yoga and movement classes and outdoor activities. A visit here offers the chance to get closer to nature, thanks to a 300-acre property set on serene Lake Mahkeenac. Day passes start at $125 for the summer season, and include three meals at the center.

While You’re in Town: Stockbridge is the hometown of renowned American illustrator Norman Rockwell. The museum named for him houses the world’s largest collection of his work—almost 1,000 of the artist’s original paintings and drawings.

Where to Stay: Book a room at the Red Lion Inn, which has been hosting guests for two centuries. The main inn and its guest houses feature beautiful antiques, reading rooms, parlors, and sun porches throughout, perfect for curling up with a book and a glass of wine from the hotel’s lengthy list. The inn’s main dining room is one of the better spots to eat in the Berkshires, with New England comfort food sourced locally and served in the pretty, candlelit dining space, where tables are set with antique china and colonial pewter. Afterward, head to the Lion’s Den Pub in the inn’s basement to cozy up with a mug of hot mulled cider around the fire. From $185 per night