Destination guide

The majestic setting of Hancock is ready to explore

The area's museums and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Hancock. This city's skiing, mountain views and hiking draw many visitors. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Hancock

Are you searching for things to do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Hancock for its skiing and hiking. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Hancock a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waubeeka Golf Links (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Bousquet Ski Area (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Bas Ridge Golf Course (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Wilderness Sanctuary (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Kennedy Park (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards (11.8 mi / 19 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Hancock

Travellers enjoy Hancock for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in February, March, December or January, when snowfall averages 40.68 inches and temperatures average -10°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hancock

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Hancock is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Pittsfield State Forest (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Mount Greylock (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Wahconah Falls State Park (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Kennedy Park (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Hancock

The nearest airport is in Pittsfield, MA (PSF-Pittsfield Municipal), located 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Hudson, NY (HCC-Columbia County), which is 28.1 mi (45.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Hancock?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 163 holiday lettings near Hancock. From 6 Cabins to 50 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hancock for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hancock?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hancock:

  • Housatonic: 16 holiday homes
  • Copake Lake: 31 holiday homes
  • Williamstown: 21 holiday homes
  • Lenox: 44 holiday homes
  • Lee: 22 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hancock?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hancock. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort: 422 holiday lettings
  • Hancock Shaker Village: 674 holiday lettings
  • Berkshire Theatre Festival: 760 holiday lettings
  • Cranwell Golf Club: 730 holiday lettings
  • Tanglewood Music Center: 640 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hancock listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Hancock?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 6 Cabins in Hancock. Our other popular types of Hancock holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 75 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hancock?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 79 holiday homes with pool available in Hancock. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.