Gay Travel: Dream Time In The Berkshires

Published Date Author: , July 27th, 2015

Berkshire Hills

This April, my first return visit to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in nearly 25 years began with me, my belle Beth and local friends Dr. Tom Kaegi and Kathy Corkins being chauffeured in a limo up a remote mountain road to find a former bordello and speakeasy recommended to me by an insider as “the center of the universe in the middle of nowhere.” If that sounds like a strange coordinate for your Berkshires family trip, rest assured, the all-welcoming, kid-friendly, gay-owned Dream Away Lodge is your definitive off-the-beaten path beacon.

Hidden on a mountaintop above historic Becket (best known for pioneering dance school and performance center Jacob’s Pillow), the Lodge–or “Brigadoon” as owner Daniel Osman calls it–is not for overnight stays (yet), but certainly for dreaming with eyes wide open.

While attending Williams College in the mid-1980’s, an hour north of Becket in Williamstown, I romped the Berkshires far and wide, but never knew of the Lodge. That’s probably a good thing. Given my psylocybic proclivities back then, I’d likely have squatted there permanently, penning incoherent poetry while fathering a pack of wild animals.

By Jeff Heilman – Full Story at Passport | Berkshires Gay Travel Resources

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