How to Spend a Perfect Weekend in the Berkshires
After the past few months, a soothing getaway sounds oh-so-sweet. Catch up on some much-needed, socially distant R&R in the Berkshires, where the newly opened Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa is hosting guests. Unlike standard spas, the Lenox-based resort offers all-inclusive packages with nightly resort credit, so visitors can make the most of every minute. Each stay includes luxe accommodations, gourmet meals, wide-ranging wellness experiences, and even complimentary smoothies, snacks, and coffee drinks.
Right now, the resort has enacted numerous health and safety policies to protect guests, so if a weekend away is calling your name, follow this sample itinerary for a trip that’ll leave you feeling totally inspired and refreshed.
5 p.m.: Sacred Geometry & Crystal Grids
Start the trip off on an auspicious note with a primer class on crystals and how they’re used for meditation and manifestation. Bonus: You’ll get to bring home a personal watercolor grid activated with your intentions.
6:30 p.m.: Dinner at Harvest Moon Restaurant
Settle in for a healthy, three-course gourmet meal at Miraval’s own restaurant. The seasonal dishes highlight produce grown on the premises, and each meal comes included with your stay.
8:30 p.m.: Evening Meditation
Set your intentions for the weekend within spa-inspired accommodations. Every guestroom at Miraval—whether it’s a king suite or dreamy cottage—comes equipped with a Tibetan singing bowl, stacking stones, and meditation pillow so you can get zen on your own time.
9 a.m.: Miraval Equine Experience
After grabbing complimentary smoothies from Miraval’s cafe, The Roost, head over to Meadowview Farm for a morning spent with a herd of rescue horses. The resort’s equine classes provide unique opportunities to bond with these special creatures.
11 a.m.: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
Out on the sparkling waters of Laurel Lake, stretch into savasana atop a floating mat. This outdoor class combines stunningly scenic views with a perfect pre-lunch workout.
2 p.m.: Chinese Astrology Destiny Reading
Later in the afternoon, derive insights about your personality, skills, career, health, and relationships from the Chinese Zodiac in a one-on-one session. A Miraval astrologer can help reveal your unique blueprint for life and guide you to your highest potential.
4 p.m.: Cocktails with the Chef
Munch on appetizers and brush up on your mixology in this afternoon culinary class. In addition to sips and bites, you’ll also pick up some healthy cooking tips and tricks to take back to your own kitchen.
7 p.m.: Full Moon Kayaking
Your day doesn’t have to end with dinner. Grab a paddle and explore one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful alpine lakes on this moonlit adventure.
8:30 a.m.: Challenge Course
After enjoying breakfast in bed, head off to Miraval’s expansive, custom outdoor challenge course. In addition to ropes, ladders, zip lines, and platforms, the set-up includes a 45-foot climbing spire to test your stuff on.
10 a.m.: Pottery
Next up, get your hands dirty with this therapeutic and meditative art class that involves building, shaping, and stamping your own pot. If clay isn’t your preferred medium, sign up for a mindful photography stroll instead.
2 p.m.: Hatchet Throwing
Let it go–literally—with an outdoor experience that requires breath, focus, and intention to hit a target head on. Your body will feel just as centered when you’re done.
4 p.m.: Yoga Groove
This workshop combines a lively flow with fun tunes, but it’s just one of Miraval’s many complimentary workout classes tailored for any and every yoga practice.
6 p.m.: Just Cook for Me Workshop
Finish off your trip with the ultimate culinary experience. Take a seat and look on as your own chef prepares a four-course, seasonally inspired meal right in front of you. You’ll literally end the trip on a sweet note.
Learn more about the all-new Miraval Berkshires and book your own unique getaway today.This is a paid partnership between Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa and Boston Magazine's City/Studio