Go skiing or try tubing at the Butternut Ski Area in Great Barrington

The Butternut ski area in Great Barrington has everything from skiing to shopping and even a French pastry shop

Shayna Seymour goes tubing, then stops for French pastries and checks into a local bed and breakfast



THE CHRONICLE. ♪ >> ONCE NAMED SO – THE BEST SMITHSONIAN LITTLE TOWN IN AMERICA, GREAT BARRINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IS TWO HOURS WEST OF BOSN, TO BE CLASSIC NEW ENGLAND ATTRACTING TOURISTS AND OCCASIONAL OWNERS . WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT MAKES THE CITY OF GREAT BARRINGTON SO GREAT. >> THIS IS THE PERFECT COMBINATION FOR NORMAN ROCKWELL, NEW ENGLAND, MEETS BROOKLYN HIPSTER. ♪ >> THIS CITY OF BERKSHIRES IS THE CRADLE OF THE WRITER AND WEB ACTIVIST DUBOIS. TAKE A VISIT OF HIS TRIP FROM THE RIGHT – FROM GREATER BARRINGTON TO THE WORLD STAGE. ♪ >> THE STAR ATTRACTION FOR MANY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR ISN’T WIDER SKIING, ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR AS PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. >> WE SEE A LOT OF FIRST AND BEGINNERS GO OUT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ON WEEKDAYS WHEN THEY WERE NO AVAILABLE FOR WORK AND SCHOOL. >> WITH $ 25 MID-WEEK TICKETS, AND YOU BLAME THEM? SKI BUTTERNUT HAS BEEN A FAMILY STATION SINCE THE 1960s WITH 22 TRAILS, 10 LIFTS AND PARTS OF GROUND. >> D TO LAND PARTS. WE HAVE ALL DIFFICULTY TRAILS. WE SERVE ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. ISTH IS WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND BEGINNERS ACROSS EXPERT AND ADVANCED LEVELS. >> SKIING IS NOT YOUR CHOICE BUT YOU WANT TO RTICK AND ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAIN. THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION AT BU TTERNUT. TUBI, SOMEBODY? [LAUGHTER] NOW I AM INSPIRED AND READY. >> THERE IS NO LEARNING CURVE. THE TUBE HAS NO LEARNING CURVE. IT’S WIDE OPEN FOR FAMILIES OF ALL AGES. IT’S AN EASY AND FUN THING TO DO. GO DOWN THE HILL. JOURNALIST: WE WARM UP WITH A PARISIAN MOCHA LATTE AT PRODUCTS ARRAY- -I PATSSERIE LANCE. JEAN EVE AND JULIA BUGOIN ARE BEHIND THE FRENCH PASTRY AND COFFEE. JULIA CREATES BREAKFAST AND LUNCH DISHES WHILE JEAN YVES WATCHES THE PHEATRIOTS – PASTRY INCLUDING MACAROONS. >> IT MAKES THOUSANDS. JOURNALIST: TRAINED AS A PASTRY CHEF IN PARIS, JEAN YVES REFINED HIS SKILLS IN NEW YORK, OPENED SEVERAL BAKERIES LONG ISLAND, AND HAS SATISFIED THE PALETTES OF MANY REMARKABLE CUSTOMERS DURING HIS 50 YEARS OF CAREER. >> RAL LPHAUREN, JULIA CHILD. JOURNALIST: THE COMPANY LEFT NEW YO FRKOR ACQUIRED ORIV LE IN THE BERKSHIRES IN – AND OPEDNE TIPASSERIE LENNOX, GATRE BARRINGTON, HUDSON, NEW YORK AND NORTHAMPTON FLOWIOLNG. >> WE DID. [LAUGHTER] NO MORE. [LAUGHR]TE ♪ REPORTER: THROUGH THE STREET, A PILOT FOR 31 YEARS, TP SADDLE COVER AND TRADE COMPANY, OWNER JACK PALITZI. >> NATOSHA PIALTZI IS THE INSPIRATION OF EVERYTHING HERE. ELLE ST HLOER FIGHT AGAINST CANCER 3.5 YEARS AGO. SHEPE SNT 10 YEARS AA DESIGNER FOR RALPH LAUREN AND BECOMES RESPONSIBLE FOR WOMEN’S DESIGN. WE DECIDED TO MAKE SOME GO TO THE LIVING BERKSHIRES IN OUR COUNTRY HOUSE. JOURNALIST: THEY SELL GOODS WITH T SHOUTHWESTERN FLARE ON MAIN STREET. OVER THE YEARS, THE COMPANY HAS TURNED INTO A MANUFACTURING COMPANY. >> MOST OF THE THINGS YOU SEE HERE ARE PRODUCTS THAT WE MANUFACTURE. EVEN IF WE ARE A RETAIL STORE, OUR CORE BUSINESS MAKES THIS PRODUCT AND SELLS IT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND IN EUROPE. JOURNALIST: FINALLY, WE ARE REST OF THE HEAD AT THE GRANVILLE HOUSE, OPEN IN JULY 2020. THIS NEW B AND B IS A DREAM THAT HAS COME FULFILLED. 20 YEARS AND THE MANUFACTURE OF TERRY AND TERI COUGHLIN. ? TERRY: IT HAPPENED AT OUR FIRST MEETING. WE WORKED IN A NEW YORK RESTAURANT. I SAID, WHAT IS YOUR DREAM IN LIFE? SHE SAID I WANT TO HANDLE A BED-AND-BREAKFAST. I BLURTED, OH MY GOD, ME SO! THIS IS A CONSIDERATION. I KNEW I WAS MADLY IN LOVE. JOURNALIST: Fast forward to 2019, TO CHILDREN LATER, AND TIRED OF PUTTING A DREAONM ON HOLD, THEY LEFT NEW YORK, MOVED TO THE BERKSHIRES, AND BROUGHT THIS 5,300 SQUARE FEET BND. >> IT HAS BEEN SUPERB. I THINK THERE IS JUST ENOUGH SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO LOCK IN WITHOUT THAT SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE. JOURNALIST: A LARGE FIELD, A BILLIARD TABLE, BOOKS, GAMES AND A MUSIC ROOM WITH A HARD DRIVE AND LOTS OF O VINFYL. >> CHA CHA CHA REPORTER: THE NAME A WINNING TO “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”, AND WHICH TRANSLATES TO MUFFINS. REPORT: ER IS TERRY – TERRY SAYS HE USED TO GET TO WORK BY TRAIN. NOW HE’S GOING DOWN A STAIRCASE. YOU HEARD ASK SHAYNA WHAT IS SO GREATBO AUT GREAT BARRINGTON. APPARELY VOGUE HAD THE SAME QUESTION. THE FASHION MAGAZINE PROPOSED THE COMMUNITY AND THE GRANVILLE HOUSE, CALLING THE GREAT BARRINGTON QUIET COOL.

The Butternut ski area in Great Barrington has everything from skiing to shopping and even a French pastry shop

Shayna Seymour goes tubing, then stops for French pastries and checks into a local bed and breakfast

Once named America’s Best Small Town by Smithsonian Magazine, Great Barrington, Massachusetts is about a two-hour drive west of Boston. A classic New England town attracting tourists and second home owners.Web National Historic Site Du Bois Ski ButternutPâtisserie LenoxTP Saddleblanket & TradingThe Granville House

Once named America’s Best Small Town by Smithsonian Magazine, Great Barrington, Massachusetts is about a two-hour drive west of Boston. A classic New England town appealing to both tourists and second home owners.

WEB National Historic Site of the Woods

Butternut skis

Lenox Pastry

TP & Trading saddle cover

The Granville House

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