Lodging *** Skiing *** Gardens
1986 Fred Snow Rd
Becket, MA 01223
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"Ski Touring at Canterbury Farm is the real ski experience".
Our trails were specifically designed for cross country skiing. Opened in
1985, the property is family owned and has been under a forest stewardship
and management plan since 1941. The trails pass through forests, nearby
lakes, meander by beaver ponds and cross stone walls where the old growth
trees exist. Our professionally landscaped gardens are open to the public
during the summer weekends.
Lodging at Canterbury Farm
Our historic B and B lodge provides our guest rooms each with private baths,
views overlooking beautiful gardens, freshly made breakfast items, free
trail use, garden walks, relaxing atmosphere, hiking or biking right outside
your door on 200 private acres. We have the wireless Internet, common guest
areas include a fully equipped dining room and a cozy den with a working
fireplace, DVD, leather reclining couches, musical instruments, books and
games of all kinds. Our breakfast is freshly made and in the winter we make
homemade soups, chili, and picnic lunches using many organic and on site
grown fruits and vegetables.
Gardens and Events at Canterbury Farm all year long
Our professionally designed and maintained gardens are open to the public
during the warmer months on weekends. Canterbury Farm is a great place for
reunions, weddings, and company parties. We can provide your group of fifty
or less with intimate outdoor garden parties or indoor winter gatherings.
Come to enjoy the numerous perennial gardens, bird and nature viewing,
swimming pond, hiking trails, moon light skis, kayak and mountain bike
tours. Besides skiing, skating and snow shoeing in the winter, we have year
round recreational possibilities.
There are a variety of outdoor activities right here on the farm, yet 5
minutes away there are three summer children's camps, boating and fishing,
horseback riding, tennis, Becket Art Center, Jacob's Pillow Dance, October
Mountain State Forest. Many other Berkshire venues such as Tanglewood, Clark
Art Museum, Norman Rockwell, Berkshire Theater are only 30 minutes by car.
Groomed Cross Country Ski Trails, snow shoes, and ice skates
Snow With a northern exposure at an elevation of 1700 feet, we have
snow often when the valley area may not.
Trails Our 22 Kilometers of beginner, intermediate, and advance trails
are machine groomed every day with extensive grooming equipment for every
type of snow condition. Tracks are set for diagonal skiing and there are
skating lanes on some trails. One trail is kept natural for that back woods
experience and a snow shoe loop.
Rentals A complete ski, skate,and snow shoe rental shop with sizes for
the whole family. Our rentals are new kept sharp and clean. For one
rental fee this equipment is interchangeable.
Lessons Group and Private lessons in skiing, snow shoeing or skating
with certified instructors.
Food When you need a break in the winter, come into the Berkshire Room
and warm up with some sandwiches, hot chili, homemade soups, drinks, snacks
and good fun. BYOB
Specials season pass $140, ski pass with rental and lesson package $50,
for groups of 10 or more,10% off.
Trailside warming cabin with outdoor center moonlight tours,
educational displays, small nature library.
Hours of operation 9-5 every day. Closed on Christmas day and on
Tuesdays except for holidays.
Ski Rates for 2010-2011
We accept credit cards!
Trail Fee Weekends and Holidays $15
Week Day adult (non holiday) $12
Rental skis, skates, snow shoes $20
All rental equipment is interchangeable
Private Ski Lesson $35 or
Group Lesson $25.
Package (trail, lesson, rental) $55
Hiking and skating day fee is $5
We accept Visa and MC credit cards
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