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Plan a Retro Retreat at this New 1970s-Inspired Mountain Resort

by Holly Riddle

Nov 18, 2022

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North America

Dreaming of a retro getaway with a healthy dose of luxury? Make tracks for the newly opened Life House, Berkshires, in Lenox, Massachusetts.


This mountain-set resort exudes a 1970s vibe, but with a modern-day touch. At every turn, the property brings the outdoors in, from the social spaces to the 64 guestrooms. All guestrooms are exterior-facing and open out onto open-air corridors for a vintage lodge aesthetic. Throughout the property, you’ll find a color palette taking inspiration from the forests and mountains, with lots of warm wood tones and rich green hues. Special touches include custom wardrobes and collage artwork.


Common spaces include the Library Lounge, with its fireplace, vintage books, velvet couches, vintage rugs and custom chandeliers. The Club Room is the property’s restaurant and bar and offers a cozy setting, with its wraparound patio, firepit lounge and plush seating. The menu, of course, blends local and seasonal fare with 70s flair.


Of the property’s opening, Rami Zeidan, founder and CEO, Life House, said, “We always strive to connect our guests not only with each other but with nature as theres rarely a better way to develop a sense of universal belonging than to be alone in the wilderness. In some ways our House in the Berkshires was loosely inspired by Thoreaus Walden Pond and offers a perfect balance of both with breathtaking hiking, local farms and a cozy living room, bar and restaurant to settle back into after an adventurous day.”


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