Downhill and Cross Country Skiing

Whether you prefer cross country or downhill skiing, the Manor House Inn is the perfect home base for your winter skiing getaway. Start the day off with a delicious breakfast and then hit the snow!


Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

With 3 state parks plus more than 6,000 acres of preserved forestland, Norfolk offers dozens of scenic snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails.

There’s no need to get in your car. Grab your snowshoes or skis and walk to Barbour Woods from the inn. Take the 2 or 3 mile loops through beautiful forest or head to the vista for a lovely view of Haystack Mountain. For a longer route, continue through Barbour Woods to Haystack Mountain State ParkThe trail to the top is about a mile and you’ll be rewarded with an incredible view of the peaks in 3 states from the top of the stone tower.

Great Mountain Forest offers more than 6,000 acres of pristine forestland and 13 miles of hiking/snowshoeing/cross country skiing trails. These “off the beaten path” trails offer serenity. Make sure you stop by the sugar house where they make maple syrup in late February/early March.

Another popular snowshoeing and cross country skiing destination is Bartholomew’s Cobble in nearby Sheffield, MA.

Downhill Skiing

Whether you’re an expert skier or are looking to give it a try, you’ll find it all at these nearby ski areas (all within about 30 minutes of the inn):

Mohawk Mountain (Cornwall, CT)

With 28 trails and 8 lifts, Mohawk Mountain offers terrain for all ski levels. Mohawk offers day and night skiing and snow tubing.

Catamount Mountain (Hillsdale, NY)

Catamount has become one the best mid-sized ski areas on the East coast and with 45 ski trails, it offers the most varied terrain in southern New England. Catamount is oriented towards all ski and snowboard levels. End your day with tacos and tequila at the popular Fat Cat restaurant in the Berkshire Lodge.


Ski Butternut (Great Barrington, MA)

Butternut offers 22 trails and 10 lifts with 100% snowmaking.

Some ski areas currently require you to purchase lift tickets online in advance (especially on weekends). All offer ski rentals and lessons.

Book one of our fireplace suites to warm up when you return from your outdoor adventure.  Our suites with whirlpool and large soaking tubs are also wonderful for soothing sore muscles!

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