Heartwood School


We look forward to seeing you at the Heartwood School this season! You'll find a variety of accommodations to suit your needs, some of which are listed here. Be sure to confirm pricing and other amenities when you call or email to make your reservation. 

Berkshire Lakeside Lodge
Diana Mott
3949 Jacob’s Ladder Road (Route 20)
Becket, MA 01223 (6 miles from I-90 and Lee, MA)

8 motel units, nightly or weekly rates year-round.

We are an owner-occupied business located only 10 miles from the Heartwood School. We are at the mouth of Greenwater Pond, which consists of 88 acres of crystal-clear water to meet all your recreational tastes. Kayaks and boats are available to our guests as well as grills and picnic tables. Previous students have enjoyed hiking on the Appalachian Trail, only 1/10 of a mile from our door! We offer a daily complimentary breakfast of fresh muffins and fruit. Each room includes satellite TV, Wifi access, refrigerator, and Keurig coffee maker with assorted coffee and teas. We urge students to make their reservation as early as possible since we do anticipate a busy season ahead.  


Canterbury Farm
Linda & David Bacon
1986 Fred Snow Road
Becket, MA 01223

This 220-year-old historic B&B with modern conveniences is just 3 miles from Heartwood School. A hearty breakfast, individually served, with local and fresh foods is available each morning. The newly-remodeled bedrooms each have a double bed and an additional single in some; all have private baths. The property offers views of the professionally landscaped gardens and pond, as well as 12 km of maintained hiking and mountain biking trails and a large deck and common sitting areas where you can play or just relax. One Heartwood-built timber framed trailside cabin with two single beds, wood stove, and outhouse is available (has no water or electricity). A shared bath is just a short walk to the lodge for the cabin's use. Wireless internet at the lodge. Special Heartwood rate is $70 per night per person; the cabin is $50 per night per person. Call or email for reservations.


Clark's Corner
54 Route 20
Chester, MA 01011

Charming old house recently restored and renovated, located 9 miles from Heartwood. Contact Donna or Scott for availability and rates. 


Colesbrook Manor
Owner-Builder Andrea "Andy" Inganni
641 Middlefield Road
Washington, MA 01223
413-281-3333 (call or text)

About a mile from Heartwood, Colesbrook is the closest accommodation you'll find. The owner/builder built the Heartwood Schoolhouse between 1978 and 1982 as a co-founder of the school and taught the framing part of the course. Colesbrook Manor was built by students as a Heartwood project between 1983 and 1989. Andy commenced building furniture in 1987 out of the shop above the garage, and continues to do so today. All features in the house are custom-designed and built largely from trees cut on the 70-acre property.  The property is secluded with Coles Brook babbling close enough to lull you to sleep. There are two rooms on the second floor, $50 per night with a large shared bathroom. Also available is a mother-in-law suite with a private bath and back porch overlooking the brook, $100 a night. The kitchen is communal and there is a second refrigerator in the garage. Plenty of parking space. General store nearby. 15 miles to Pittsfield and 12 miles to Lee. 


Dog House
Noah Simon (fellow Heartwood student)
Canaan, NY

The "Dog House" is a nice 300 sq. ft. cottage with a comfortable new bed, two rooms, and a bathroom (no kitchen). Friendly rates for Heartwood students. Located about a 35-minute drive from Heartwood, near good food in Chatham, West Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. 


Fernwood Forest Campground
Ward & Marion Tinney
350 Longview Avenue - PO Box 896
Hinsdale, MA 01235

8 miles from Heartwood. Fernwood Forest Campground offers camping on 115 acres of woodland, adjacent to the Appalachian Trail. 40 campsites for tents or RVs. The facilities have clean modern bathrooms, laundromat, firewood, and WiFi. Camper rentals are also available. Walking distance to Plunkett Lake for swimming, fishing, and boating.


October Mountain State Park
256 Woodland Road
Lee, MA 01238
877-422-6762 for reservations

50 campsites with full facilities. Shower and flush toilets. 16 miles from Heartwood. $17 in-state or $20 out-of-state per night. 


Perkins Cabin
Djuna Perkins

Two-bedroom well-equipped cabin 20 minutes from Heartwood. 5-minute walk to lake, canoe available. 15% discount if you mention Heartwood. 


Shamrock Village Inn
633 Main Street
Dalton, MA 01226
413-684-0860 or 413-684-0890

Clean accommodations with a phone and tv in each room. Restaurant next door. 10 miles from Heartwood. Off-season rates, Memorial Day to Labor Day rates, single night or weekly rates. Call for information. 


Summit Hill Campground
34 Old Middlefield Road
Washington, MA 01223

Tent, RV, and motorhome camping. Full hook-ups, pet-friendly. 7 miles from Heartwood. Call for rates.


Wednesday's Cottage
Becket, MA 01223
Contact Wednesday at 413-623-2015 or wnsart@gmail.com

Charming country cottage situated on a beautiful Berkshire farm. Free-standing, recently renovated with a queen bed (with firm mattress), internet access, tv (no cable), and DVD player. Kitchenette and bathroom with tile shower. Privacy and comfort. 5 miles from Heartwood. 

November-June: weekday - $95/night, weekend - $100/night, full week - $600. July-October: weekday - $100/night, weekend - $110/night, full week - $700. $40 cleaning fee (applied once per stay). Rates are for one-person occupancy and are subject to change. Add $10 per night for each additional person.    


We have listed these lodging options due to their proximity to Heartwood. Other motels and lodging are available in Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, and Great Barrington areas (within a 25-45 minute drive). 


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