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Backcountry in Becket

Hidden deep in the western reaches of Massachusetts, the woodland-ringed town of Becket might not have the high-flying colleges or totemic historical attractions of Boston, but it does have an endless supply of charm. Just check out the Becket vacation rentals on offer – some are timber-clad and shrouded by vibrant ochre-red hawthorns and oaks, while others are found near acclaimed performance center Jacob's Pillow. Others spill out onto lonely lakefronts, offering real seclusion and romance in the middle of the beautiful Berkshires.

Things to do

Thespian life in Becket

Calling all thespians – Becket and performance art go hand in hand. This otherwise sleepy town in the Berkshires backcountry is home to one of the most acclaimed dance centers and performance schools in the whole of the United States: Jacob's Pillow. A trip there is easy if you've bagged one of the Becket vacation rentals on offer in West Becket. You'll be able to see the timber-faced Ted Shawn Theatre, catch open-air productions in the summer months and enjoy the institution's historic tea gardens and cafes.

Activities

Becket is enjoyment in the Berkshires

Life in Becket moves slowly. You'll find plenty of time to meditate and practice morning yoga in the garden of your cozy woodland lodge before pulling on your walking boots. Then, it's time to hit the nature trails that weave up and down October Mountain or between the Berkshire lakes. Birdwatching and viewing the changing colors of fall leaves are both popular pastimes, along with freshwater fishing, farm visits and cross-country skiing when the snow has fallen between December and March.

Weather

Becket with snow or sun

Becket can seem like a completely different place from season to season. The summer is probably the most popular time to seek out Becket vacation rentals – people come for the beautiful hiking on the Appalachian Trail and open-air theater during the warm months of June, July and August. Fall ushers in the characteristic color changes of the New England autumn, and then there's the winter, which often sees snow cover the Berkshires. This means cross-country skiing and a plenty of cozying up with friends and family in the highland lodges.

Natural features

Woods, rivers and peaks in enchanting Becket

Becket vacation rentals are a ticket to the beautiful Berkshires. This highland region of western MA is famed for its undulating peaks and valleys filled with spruce and fir trees. The October Mountain State Forest extends into the town on one side, offering a patchwork of babbling streams and tranquil meadows that are all traversed by a short stretch of the world-famous Appalachian Trail. The smaller Becket State Forest is nearby as well, a perfect place for boating and grassy lakeside picnics in the summer.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Becket

Fly into Pittsfield, MA (PSF-Pittsfield Municipal), the closest airport, located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Westfield, MA (BAF-Barnes Municipal), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Becket?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 511 vacation rentals near Becket. From 330 Houses to 67 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Becket for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Becket?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Becket:

  • Lenox: 378 vacation rentals
  • Williamstown: 214 vacation rentals
  • Lee: 631 vacation rentals
  • Lakeville: 25 vacation rentals
  • Housatonic: 425 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Becket?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Becket. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Becket Land Trust Historic Quarry: 495 vacation rentals
  • Jiminy Peak: 435 vacation rentals
  • Tanglewood Music Center: 657 vacation rentals
  • Ski Butternut: 588 vacation rentals
  • Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center: 458 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Becket listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Becket?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 330 Houses in Becket. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Becket include:

  • Cabins: 67 rentals available
  • Cottages: 67 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 67 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Becket?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 67 vacation rentals with pool available in Becket. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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