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Make a self catering holiday home or log cabin rental in Hancock, MA your home away from home

Hancock is a small community of around 700 residents in the Pittsfield area of the Berkshires. It was founded as a Shaker Village but is now popular as a year-round tourist destination.

Things to Do in Hancock, MA

Hancock is at the foot of the Taconic Mountains which provide plenty of outdoor activity for guests staying in log cabins in Hancock at any time of year. In winter the area attracts many Alpine and Nordic or cross-country skiers. There is a snowboarding park and excellent facilities at nearby Jiminy Peak. Hiking and mountain biking are popular in this scenic area of the Berkshires along with fishing, kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting. The Appalachian Trail runs nearby and is ideal for hikers while the Ashuwilticook Bike Trail is a traffic-free route for both cyclists and hikers. Other activities on offer in this scenic area include golf, scenic drives, dining out and antiquing.

Places to Visit Around Hancock, MA

One must-see attraction for visitors is the Hancock Shaker Village Museum with its round stone barn which dates back to 1826. The farm and gardens recreate the way of life followed by the Shakers with a herb garden, heirloom flowers and vegetable and heritage livestock. Cultural attractions include the MassMoca at North Adams, a 30-minute drive from your Hancock holiday cottage. The Berkshire Museum and the Norman Rockwell Museum are popular attractions in the area. Tanglewood concert and music venue is nearby and Williamstown offers an excellent program of entertainment at the theatre. A visit to the tallest falls in Massachusetts at Bash Bish State Park is a pleasant day out in Mount Washington.

Weather in Hancock, MA

Hancock enjoys sunny summers with some showers, and cold snowy winters. Average daytime highs in July reach 29°C (84°F) and fall to around 15°C (59°F) overnight. From late November through March, temperatures generally remain below freezing, from -1 to -12°C (30 to 10°F) in January. The area has rain showers all year round which fall as snow in the winter months.

Travel to Hancock, MA

The nearest major airport to Hancock is Albany International (ALB) airport which is 37 miles drive away along the NY-43East. It is the oldest municipal airport in the USA and has regular flights with Air Canada, Delta, Southwest and United airlines to many US hubs where connecting flights can be made from international destinations. Buses connect the airport with Downtown Albany, but the best way to reach Hancock is by hiring a car and driving to the area. Other airports within easy driving distance of Hancock are Bradley International (BDL) Airport at Hartford and Logan International (BOS) Airport in Boston.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 2 BA
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    Condo #575909vb
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      Condo #786429vb
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          Condo #3815326
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            House #3011344
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Condo #105168
              11
                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 8
                Farmhouse #627684vb
                11
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Condo #123292
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 7 BR
                    • 6 BA
                    • Sleeps 19
                    Barn #3560974
                    13
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                      Condo #818553vb
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                        • 2 BR
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                        Condo #131728
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                          Condo #4480041
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                            Condo #925324vb
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                              Villa #693101vb
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                                House #471272vb
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                                  House #3559199
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                                    Condo #3836408
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #804956vb
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 6 BR
                                        • 5 BA
                                        • Sleeps 20
                                        Estate #4258796
                                        32
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #330190
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Cottage #3790476
                                            10
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              Chateau / Country House #785620vb
                                              20
                                              Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (31 reviews)
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 5 BA
                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                House #729783vb
                                                31
                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 7 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  House #4223261
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Condo #3712818
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                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #3860654
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                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        House #135474vb
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                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (25 reviews)
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                                                          • 6 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Farmhouse #444851vb
                                                          25
                                                          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 5 BA
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                                                            House #396147vb
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                                                              House #570547vb
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                House #419897vb
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                  Condo #650023vb
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Condo #238631vb
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                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Chateau / Country House #4149878
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                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        House #656445vb
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                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          House #236935vb
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                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            House #3792910
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                                                                              Condo #724286vb
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                Lodge #3967190
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  House #420727vb
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                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                                                    Estate #568397vb
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                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                      House #583082vb
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                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        Cabin #189705vb
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                                                                                        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          House #4193492
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                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #4231093
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (24 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 15
                                                                                              House #660967vb
                                                                                              24
                                                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Estate #837730vb
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  House #1020471vb
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Barn #3770158
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (30 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Condo #651723vb
                                                                                                      30
                                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours