by Michael Blanding
One of the most luxurious lodgings in the Berkshires, Crawell Resort is a Victorian-era fieldstone mansion that pulls out all the stops for business travelers and romantics. It doesn’t neglect families, however, with a welcoming atmosphere and plenty of room for kids to explore the hilly grounds. Winter is a particularly good time to visit, since the resort includes a heated indoor pool and offers winter activities for kids, including skating on the tennis courts, sledding on the golf course, and S’mores on the patio.
Our Editor Loves
- Luxurious Berkshires lodging
- Victorian-era mansion
- Heated indoor pool and kids activities
We are guests here for a wedding. The facilities are in terrible condition; there is no gym or spa; the breakfast was terrible and the rooms are not completed. Go anywhere else in the Berkshires until the construction is completed. then, maybe it will be back to being the Cranwell that we remember so well.
A beautiful resort in the Berkshires situated on a hill overlooking a golf course and the Berkshire mountains. It was a wonderful resort before construction...( A 4 stars facility). Hyatt and Miraval Spa have bought the property. During construction, there are a limited amount of rooms, too much construction noise and not enough choices for eating. Sloans Tavern food is mediocre and there was no restaurant for breakfast. There was a continental breakfast offered on the main floor of the Carriage House, but really no place to sit at a table and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Prices will also skyrocket once the construction is over. The golf course rates a five or 6 out of ten and will never be better... I've been staying here for for over 35 years. The outdoor pool is small and you have to get there early to get chairs especially on weekends when outside members use the facility. Cranwell does have a lovely spa with an indoor pool as well. Miraval is building their own outdoor pool and Spa only for use by the Miraval spa guests. 2020 is when I recommend occupancy after all the constuction is over. Tanglewood being so near, it's an ideal place to stay. I'm sure that this will easily become a 4-5 Star resort again.