Berkshire Choral Festival

Enjoy a beautiful, sustainable campus

The hilly 400-acre campus of Berkshire Choral Festival’s home base, the Berkshire School, enjoys the backdrop of Mount Everett State Reservation, a popular hiking destination with breathtaking 360-degree views of Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut.

A coeducational boarding high school, the Berkshire School is committed to sustainability and is pursuing the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions. As part of that effort, it generates as much as 40 percent of its electrical needs with its own eight-acre solar field—the largest solar installation in Massachusetts.

Facilities and food

As a campus resident for seven nights, you’ll stay in a dormitory. Most rooms are doubles. Many of the dormitories are air-conditioned, but there are no private bathrooms. There is Internet access (details below; BYO computer). The fees include three meals a day. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, basketball courts, and a track. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate children or pets.

Prefer to stay off campus? We have partnered with several B&Bs in the area to bring you discounted rates. Apply as a commuter; you’ll receive two instead of three meals a day on campus. More

Special accommodations

If you need special accommodation for a disability, we’re happy to help. Please contact us to discuss possible options, including a reduced dining and housing rate for a companion.

B&B partners with special rates

If you prefer to stay off campus, the following area B&Bs offer special rates for BCF choristers. The special rates apply only to full-week reservations. Please direct all inquiries to the individual B&Bs.

The B&B at Howden Farm
250 acre pumpkin farm & 1830's Greek revival farmhouse; home of the Howden Pumpkins; berries/corn/chickens. Full breakfast. Quiet, starlight & country. 
(413) 229-8481 Fax (413) 229-0443
303 Rannapo Road, Sheffield, MA 01257
BnB@howdenfarm.com
http://www.howdenfarm.com

The Berkshire 1802 House 
Charming Victorian home in historic Sheffield. Walk to fine antique shops. Close to all Berkshire attractions. 7 spacious guest rooms. Full breakfast. 
(413) 229-2612 Fax (413) 229-8648
48 South Main Street, PO Box 395, Sheffield, MA 01257
berkshire1802@aol.com
http://www.berkshire1802.com

Ramblewood Inn 
Country log home nestled in the pines. 6 rooms, private baths, close to all Berkshire events. No smoking. Central A/C. Weekly rates. Full gourmet breakfast. 
(413) 229-3363 (800) 854-1862 Fax (413) 229-5942
400 South Undermountain Road, PO Box 729, Sheffield, MA 01257
info@ramblewood-inn.com
http://www.ramblewood-inn.com

Staveleigh House 
Warm & gracious hospitality in circa 1821 home. 7 comfortable AC guestrooms. Splendid breakfast! Afternoon tea included. 
(413) 229-2129 (800) 980-2129
59 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
innkeeper@staveleigh.com
http://www.staveleigh.com

Wainwright Inn
1766 historic home in town. 2 wrap-around porches. Private bath/AC/fireplaces/TV rm/full breakfast/wheelchair access. DSL/wireless. B&B w/European flair. 
(413) 528-2062 Fax (413) 644-6410
518 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
innkeeper@wainwrightinn.com
http://www.wainwrightinn.com

Windflower Inn
Route 23, Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-2720, (800) 992-1993
johnclaudiaryan@gmail.com

About Internet access on campus

Berkshire School generously offers us access to its network. There are no public computers on campus, but if you bring your own, you can get online by using the data port in your room (bring your own Ethernet cables). In addition, wireless service is widely available in the common areas of the dormitories and in Berkshire Hall and Benson Commons.

Note that the school reserves the right to interrupt service. Network maintenance gets done in the summer, so short outages may occur.

This service is at your own risk. No firewall or filtering is assured, so you must take your own precautions against hacking and viruses. Neither Berkshire School nor BCF provides technical support.

Off campus: Public Internet access is available at both the Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield and the Mason Library in Great Barrington.