Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
37 Corey Road, Hancock, Mass.
(800) 882-8859, jiminypeak.com
Cost: $169 weekdays, $259 weekends for Country Inn all-suite hotel. Mountainside two- and three-bedroom vacation homes start at $259 weekdays, $329 weekends.
Drive time: Just under five hours.
The scoop: Located in the Northern Berkshire Mountains, Jiminy Peak is best known as the largest ski and snowboard area in Southern New England. In summer, its Mountain Adventure Park is a family-friendly playground featuring the thrill-inducing Alpine Super Slide, Mountain Coaster (2,600 feet of twisting track through the woods at up to 23 miles per hour), Giant Swing and Euro-bungee Trampoline.
Amenities: All accommodations include queen sleep sofa and kitchen area. The resort also features an outdoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, and on-premises shopping and dining.
Don’t miss: Take a Scenic Summit Chairlift Ride up the mountain for majestic views of Mount Greylock and Jericho Valley. Bring your mountain bike for a challenging ride down. Catch a concert at nearby Tanglewood, and dance troops from all over the world at the Jacob’s Pillow annual summer festival.