About the Berkshires

Things To Do in the Berkshires…Attractions & Events in The Berkshires

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is not the only place in Berkshire County that has fun things to do! Western Massachusetts is loaded with cultural attractions from the Norman Rockwell Museum in South County up to Mass MOCA in North County and the Hancock Shaker Village in the Central Berkshires. The Boston Symphony’s summer home is nearby at Tanglewood, and myriad summer theater festivals from the Williamstown Theatre Festival to the Barrington Stage Company offer live performances all summer long. Shakespeare and Co. stretches its season into the fall and beyond, as do some of the chamber music festivals! Other Berkshire area attractions include large shopping and outlet malls and restaurants that offer fine cuisine, and incredible hiking, golf, biking and other outdoor activities

Come join us and find out why Berkshire County is known as America’s Premier Cultural Resort!

For more information about the Berkshires, visit the Berkshire Visitors Bureau official web site at www.berkshires.org or the web site for the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce at www.williamstownchamber.com

REAL ESTATE

Jiminy Realty’s Properties of Distinction
Live Your Dreams…
Make Your Vacation Home Unforgettable

Mountainside
Jiminy Peak’s most exclusive community. Looking for the best in Southern New England? Mountainside delivers in a family style community just steps away from the ski trails.

Fully furnished 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, townhouse style – $385,000.

Choose from two furnished 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, vaulted ceilings – $425,000.

Fully furnished 3 bedroom, plus loft, 3 baths, close to trails – Reduced to $460,000.

Fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 baths, close to trails, Hot tub on deck – New Listing $650,000

Beaver Pond Meadows
Country living, great for all seasons. These three bedroom, three level townhomes are 1½ miles from Jiminy Peak. Fully furnished, private seasonal pool and tennis court.

Only one available
3 bedrooms/2 baths, plus loft. Fully furnished – $289,000.

Country Inn
At the base of Jiminy, skiing is just steps from your door in one of these one-bedroom suites with kitchens. This classic New England Inn has the warmth of a country inn yet the conveniences of a slopeside hotel. Whirlpools, swimming pool, workout room, restaurant and on-site front desk make this the place to own.

One bedroom suites, all newly renovated. Price ranges from $140,000 – $185,000.

Country Village
Spacious two and three bedroom townhome units are an easy walk to the trails. Private seasonal pool and nearby Country Inn amenities make these vacation homes a great value.

Choice of 2-bedroom units, fully furnished, some close to ski trails. Priced from $235,000 furnished.

Newly renovated 2 bedroom, granite kitchen counter, new appliances and flooring – Reduced to $359,000.

Village Center
Own in the heart of it all. The base area units of Crane Lodge, Thatcher House, J.J.’s Lodge, and Doc Maynard are the Vail Village of Jiminy Peak. Walk to lifts, restaurants, and ski-in and out all day from the assortment of units consisting of studio lofts, two bedroom and two bedroom plus lofts at the Village Center.

Studio loft with great views, fireplace, full sized kitchen, fully furnished – Reduced to sell at $215,000.

2 bedroom, designer decorated/fully furnished corner unit, three sided views and great location $525,000.

2 Bedroom, 2 bath, plus loft, fireplace fully furnished – $495,000.

2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished, deck, open living room. Motivated Seller $425,000

Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.

To view any of our listings or if you have any questions, please call (413) 738-5500 ext. 3870.

Testimonials

Andrea McQuay
Department of Environmental Management

“I envy all of you going to work every day in such a beautiful place – my office in Boston can’t even begin to compare. The backdrop of the mountains added so much to the training experience. In addition, the food and lodging were top notch and vastly exceeded all expectations.”


Connie & John Dicus
Cornerstone Consulting Associates

“As we’ve seen time after time in our work, having the best technology, or the most streamlined manufacturing process isn’t worth much without the human factor. Thank you again.”


Michael Sommer
The Berkshire Gas Company

“I wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased we were with the accommodations and service our group recently received at Jiminy Peak. From the overnight accommodations to the quality of the food, Jiminy definitely provided our group with first-class service.”


Elizabeth Mordaszewski
Family Gathering

“We must tell you that we are very grateful to your whole staff for the tremendous job they did to help with our family gathering. Your staff was always friendly and most cooperative, even when I began to stress.”

Michael Prindle
Warner Chilcott, Inc.

“A very unique setting that allowed me to get my employees away from all distractions.”

Donna Devlin-Young
NEAAR

“When I began my search for possible sites for our upcoming conference it was very clear that our unique constituency called for a unique and flexible site at which to hold our meetings. The onus for that flexibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the person with whom I need to partner at the site. We selected Jiminy because they understand our needs and made us feel confident that our meeting would be successful.”

Cindy Salzer
Tommy Hilfiger

Your sales staff was friendly and always helpful. I felt like everything was in control even when my group was constantly making changes. The staff handled everything professionally and efficiently.”

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Jiminy’s Complete Meeting Package (CMP)

The very popular CMP package includes:

  • Deluxe One Bedroom Condominium Accommodations in Country Inn
  • Full American Breakfast
  • Morning Meeting Break with coffee, tea, decaf and juice
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Meeting Break with coffee, tea, bottled water and soda
  • Dinner
  • Meeting Room
  • Some Audio Visual Equipment
  • Recreation, including mountain attractions and winter activities
  • Taxes and Gratuities
  • Package prices start at $169 per person, double occupancy

Our Sales staff can also customize a package just for you!

Additional Services and Conference Needs are available:

  • Secretarial Services
  • Podiums
  • Microphones
  • Flipcharts and markers
  • Overhead Projectors
  • TVs and VCRs
  • Slide Projectors
  • LCD Projectors (subject to additional charge)

The Premier Meetings & Conference Center Facility In Massachusetts

With Leadership Innovations At Jiminy Peak,
Discover How Your Work Team Can Learn
The Value Of Team Work

If you are putting together a business meeting or group outing in Massachusetts here’s a fun, unique, cost-effective and proven winner – every time out. Leadership Innovations is a specialized program – including the 24 element Ropes Course – located in Massachusetts at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Village Conference Center. With Leadership Innovations, you’ll be giving your staff a whole new sense of spirit, a new pride in working together as a team and an overall experience that they’ll never forget. As for your company, the benefits to the bottom line will be immediately obvious. Your team will begin to display far more productivity, increased self-confidence and enhanced communication skills that will go far beyond your wildest expectations. And that means everybody’s a winner, not just the people taking the course.

Leadership Innovations provides your team with specially designed challenges that reflect the realities people face on a daily basis. Your team will be given the tools they need to have fun while working towards solving problems and developing and enhancing all aspects of being a team member. Join a growing list of leading companies from all over the nation who are already seeing the positive results of this dynamic program for themselves. Isn’t it time your work team discovered teamwork through Leadership Innovations? Let us customize a program just for you. Give us a call today and we’ll show you how easy it is. Take the challenge, and watch your winners grow!

Leadership & Team Building Programs at Our Massachusetts Resort

Our 24-element ropes course will provide your team with new solutions to the problems and challenges they face. Leadership Innovations offers several dynamic programs, both indoor and outdoor, customized to meet the specific needs of your group. These include team building exercises, communication skills workshops and leadership training.

Select the program that meets your needs and watch as your Work Team begins to get the most out of Team Work!

With Leadership Innovations we make your team feel right at home by designing programs to meet your individual needs. From a pre-program consultation, to a “tee-up” session to prepare participants, everything is covered and together a winning program is developed for your team. Our mature and highly trained facilitators, who have degrees in areas such as business, education and psychology, will also put together a wrap-up session with written comments at the conclusion of the program.

Leadership Innovations has proven time and time again to be far more effective than traditional classroom or motivational speaker type training program. To us, trust building and trust relationships are the vital concepts behind creating an environment where people work best. Let us help bring your team together – it’s a fun way to watch your people grow and the results will exceed expectations. Discover Leadership Innovations today at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in the Berkshires of Massachusetts!

The First Step To Success is focused on partnering and team challenges. It enhances group interaction, improves communication, builds trust and demonstrates how to work as an effective team member. It is suitable for groups of 8-200 and can range from half-day to 1 1/2 day sessions. Available year-round.

High Road To Results is more comprehensive, adding the dimension of personal challenge to all of the features in First Step. Easily coupled with other training, this program can be tailored for groups of 8-50 and is designed to run from 1 1/2 to 2 days.

Finding New Direction is an orienteering program in which self-managed teams focus on decision-making and consensus building. For groups of 8-45, running 1 to 2 days.

Leadership Coaching is the most important factor in effective teamwork. We have created our programs specifically to help your managers and top executives assess their strengths and weaknesses. We then coach them to make a difference in their effectiveness. Suitable for various sized groups, 3 full days for initial program with follow-up.

These and other programs can be developed for your group. Call (413) 738-5500, ext. 3010, for more information or to request a free video.

Planning an Event, Meeting or Conference in The Berkshires?

Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires is the perfect location for your next business meeting, event or conference. We offer 101 one-bedroom suites for the convenience and comfort of your meeting attendees as well as two and three bedroom vacation homes and condominiums for larger groups. At Jiminy Peak, there are a number of meeting room options for groups ranging in size to accommodate 10 to 440 people, which can be set in the style you choose.

The Premier Conference & Meetings Resort in the Berkshires.

Designed with the help of professional event planners, this resort meeting facility allows exceptional event space, group lodging accommodations and service to come together in a beautiful New England atmosphere.

Dining options outside of the catered activities include John Harvard’s restaurant and brewery, and Christiansen’s Tavern.

For dimension and photos of our meeting rooms, please click here.

Contact our professional meeting planners today to learn more about bringing your next meeting or conference to Jiminy Peak. They can be reached at (413) 738-5500, ext. 3010. Or email Mary Franco.

What’s Unique About Planning a Meeting at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires?
Location Location Location.

Our 24-element ropes course will provide your team with the tools to create new solutions to the problems and challenges they face. Leadership Innovations offers several dynamic programs, both indoor and outdoor, customized to meet the specific needs of your group. These include team building exercises, communication skills workshops and leadership training.

When your meeting is over, we offer a wide range of seasonal recreational activities available on premise at Jiminy Peak — swimming, tennis, fishing, hiking, plus favorites like the Mountain Coaster, mountain biking, Euro-Bungee trampoline, and rock-climbing wall.

Of course, there is plenty of nearby golf at Waubeeka Golf Links and Skyline Country Club, both spectacularly beautiful and challenging 18-hole golf courses in the Berkshires. In the winter, the snowy playground of Jiminy Peak, Southern New England’s largest ski and snowboard resort, beckons.

 

PICNICS MENUS

For reservations or more information call (413) 738-5500 ext. 3970

Summer BBQ Menus

Steak & Chicken BBQ
Bbq Steaks & Chicken
Tossed Green Salad & Potato Salad
Rolls and Butter
Locally grown Corn on the Cob
Baked Home-Style Beans
Strawberry Shortcake
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Soda
Coffee also available

Chicken BBQ or Chicken & Ribs
Light & dark meat Chicken
Choice of 2 Salads: Potato, Tossed Garden, Pasta, Orzo
Baked Home-Style Beans
Locally grown Corn on the Cob
Strawberry Shortcake
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Soda
Coffee also available

Backyard Grill
Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers
Hot Dogs
Potato Chips, Tortilla Chips and dips
Baked Home-Style Beans
Choice of Tossed Garden Salad, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, or Macaroni Salad
Iced Tea, Lemonade, Soda
Includes lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, pickles, and condiments.

Mixed Grill
Chicken, Steaks, Swordfish, & Ribs
Choice of two salads:Tossed Garden, Pasta, Potato, Orzo w/roasted Veggie
Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream & Chives
Locally grown Corn on the Cob
Rolls and Butter
Tortilla chips & Potato Chips with Salsa
Chef’s Dessert
Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, Lemonade, Soda

Customize your menu
For a unique party, you can add the following a la carte menu items, priced per guest

Additional salads- including Bow-Tie Pasta Salad, Sesame Noodle Salad, Orzo & Roasted Vegetable Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad or Creamy Cole Slaw
Italian Sausage with peppers and onions
Sliced Watermelon
Ice cream cones
Steamers, lobsters or raw bars, which include oysters, clams or shrimp, can be priced upon request

 

A NOTE ABOUT ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

We believe that every host must see to the comfort, enjoyment and safety of their guests. That’s why, here, at Jiminy, we pay special attention to the service of alcohol. Our staff undergoes professional training to ensure that we understand all aspects of the law and know how to serve (and stop serving) alcohol responsibly. Please advise your guests to bring proper identification; it will be requested. We DO NOT PERMIT any Alcoholic Beverages to be brought onto our premises; it is a requirement of our liquor license. We do not recommend having a bar at afternoon functions. Christiansen’s Tavern is open daily from 10:30am – 9:00pm and your guests are welcome to purchase drinks at this location. Your cooperation with these guidelines will help to make your event a happy and memorable one for everyone.

PICNICS

With picnic and mountain attractions packages, Jiminy Peak is the perfect place for your company picnic or family reunion. You know that your whole group will have a great time at Jiminy Peak. There’s the alpine slide, a rock climbing wall and expanded children’s activities to entertain the kids. Grown-ups love the Scenic Chairlift Ride to the summit. There is a playground, hiking and biking trails and volleyball courts for your group to enjoy, too. All of the mountain attractions at Jiminy Peak are located in the base area, so it’s easy to keep that feeling of an intimate group gathering.

For groups, we offer the Crane Patio (terrific for picnics from 30 to 100) and the Grove Area (just right for groups from 30 to 50). Space is limited and reservations are required, so reserve your company picnic or family reunion at Jiminy Peak today by calling Tracy Grant at (413) 738-5500 ext. 3930.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Jiminy Peak offers the most extensive lift-served mountain biking in the Berkshires. The trails are both single track and downhill cruisers, and some experience with mountain biking is necessary. Helmets are required. The Grand Slam chairlift will operate for access to the lower mountain from 11am to 6pm on weekends beginning May 27 through June 11 and daily beginning June 17. The Berkshire Express chairlift to the summit, for access to the entire mountain, will operate from 12 pm to 5pm, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays, beginning July 1st through mid October. Mountain biking hours are from 11am to dusk, and lift fees are $24 for the day. Mountain biking season passes are also available for $180. Please call (413) 738-5500, Ext. 3340 for more information. Click here for our mountain biking trail map.

Mountain Biking trails are open to experienced riders only. Riding is restricted to marked trails only. All riders must adhere strictly to the rules of the mountain and have their bike inspected by Jiminy Peak prior to riding. Inspections are available at the Berkshire Bike & Blade Rental Shop on weekends and holidays and at Mountain Sports midweek.

Due to construction on the mountain, trails may be closed periodically- please observe all signs and warnings, they are put there for your safety. Jiminy Peak will monitor riding habits closely.

Mountain Bike rentals are available at Jiminy this year. Please check out mountain bike rentals for more information.

There are miles of beginner to expert trails for mountain bikers in Berkshire County. The Pittsfield State Forest has 12 trails that extend over 50 miles. These mountain bike trails can easily be reached from the summit of Jiminy Peak, via the Berkshire Express. Or you can drive to the Pittsfield State Forest parking area off Route 20 in Pittsfield and bike in from there.

The Taconic Crest Trail offers fifteen miles of biking challenges for the medium to advanced rider. To reach the Taconic Crest Trail, take Route 2 through Williamstown to the marked parking area and follow the signs.

Holiday Farms, located on Cottage Road in Dalton, Massachusetts holds weekly Mountain Bike Races every Wednesday night. There is a fee of $8, racing begins at 6:30 p.m. and all abilities are welcome. Holiday Farms can be reached at 413-684-0444.

Mountain Biking Safety

Cyclists, like all mountain users, should always be alert to the risks inherent in their sport. Responsible behavior and good judgment are essential for you to safely enjoy mountain biking at Jiminy.

Remember that the mountain environment poses potential hazards. Rocks, logs and other natural and man-made obstacles may be encountered suddenly and without warning. Be especially careful of waterbars, which are ditches or mounds placed throughout the mountain to control erosion. They may be visible or hidden by grass and should be approached slowly and cautiously.

A first-aid kit should be carried at all times, sufficiently stocked to treat cuts, sprains and bruises, the typical mountain bike injuries. Sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water are also recommended.

Responsibility Code

  • Do not bike alone. The mountain is not patrolled and even a minor mishap can turn serious if you are stranded.
  • A helmet is mandatory when riding at Jiminy Peak.
  • Know your riding ability and do not try to exceed it. If in doubt, walk it out!
  • Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or cannot be seen by other mountain users.
  • Be aware of horseback riding on and near trails. If horses are nearby, stop riding and quietly allow them to pass.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the mountain. Drug use is illegal and will not be tolerated anywhere on Jiminy Peak property.
  • Observe all CLOSED TRAIL signs, barriers and ropes.
  • Do not disturb animals or plants anywhere on the mountain.
  • NO FIRES ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON JIMINY PEAK PROPERTY.
  • Pack out everything you brought with you. Do not litter.

GROUP RATES

Mountain Adventure Park Group Rates
Group Rates are available when 20 or more Universal Ticket Packs or 1 1/2 hour Alpine Slide tickets are purchased at one time. Reservations are required for groups and may be made by calling (413) 738-5500 ext. 3340 or by emailing scooper@jiminy.com.

Group Pricing
Single point $2.50
Universal Pack $25.00
1 1/2 Hour Pass $21.00
3 Hour Pass $27.00
Full Day Pass $32.00
Tuesday/Wednesday Special 3 Hour Ticket $25.00
Mountain Biking $16.00
*There is a 5 ride maximum on the Alpine Slide

For information about company picnics, please contact Tracy Grant.