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Berkshire Vista Resort, located at the end of Kittle Road in Hancock, MA, hosted an afternoon of Music on the Sunning Lawn on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Due to continuous rain showers, the event had to be moved indoors to the Clubhouse. Whiskey City Band, a 6 piece band led by Randy Cormier, played a variety of Pop and Rock, thrilling a diverse group of Happy Campers on the grounds of one of the best kept secrets in Berkshire County. Whiskey City has exploded in popularity over the past year, recognized by the Berkshire Eagle as one of the Top Ten Bands in the Region, and is becoming well known for its high energy Country Rock Sound. Their playlist includes over 150 of the hottest Country, Classic Rock, Eighties Rock and Classic Country songs.

Each Summer Weekend Nudists and first timers take a ride down Kittle Road to just get away from it all, and shed their worries as well as their clothes in a care-free clothes-free environment. Newcomers are welcome, the rules are simple. You must be nude in the pool area, just wear a smile and carry a towel to sit on. Clothing is optional everywhere else on the grounds. No cameras or cell phones are allowed in the common areas. For the Lawn Concert, visitors can bring a blanket and picnic basket, just like at Tanglewood, or buy a Picnic Lunch at our Pool Bar, and eat it at an umbrella table on the deck, while enjoying the fabulous views, or carry it to the Sunning Lawn, a few steps away. Visitors for the Lawn Concert are of course welcome to use the pool and hot tubs if they are comfortable being nude. All Visitors to Berkshire Vista pay a Grounds Fee. The rate is $45 for Couples and $35 for Singles on a weekend day, and there is no additional or cover charge for the day of the Concert. We are affiliated with the American Association for Nude Recreation, and members of AANR pay a discounted rate.

Berkshire Vista is the clothing optional campground that has been here since 1956, serving Nudists for 56 years. It started as a rustic camp for young couples to raise their families as naturists, playing volleyball and socializing every summer weekend and staying in tiny trailers, not much bigger than tents.

Over the years it has evolved into one of the most contemporary, up to date campground resorts in the region. Today BVR offers a Clubhouse with a restaurant, bar, social hall and dance floor, as well as a canopied deck for outside dining. The pool area contains a large pool, surrounded by 60 chaise lounges, a hot tub, conversation tub and a sauna, plus a pool bar and decks with umbrella tables for lunch and drinks each weekend! There is a Har-Tru tennis court, volleyball court, petanque courts, a professional massage therapist on call weekends, short term lodging in park model trailers, and tent sites, as well as 150 RV Campsites, most with water, power, and sewer hookups, and free Wi-Fi service for everyone!

Located on 100 acres, including 40 acres of lawn, views of Jiminy Peak, and natural beauty that only the Berkshire Hills can offer, it is a gem that members and visitors alike return to every chance they can. Some of our members have been here 50 years, while others discovered it just this month. At this time, 100 of the sites have season memberships, some snowbirds that stay all summer, others coming up every weekend. RVs on the grounds range from an antique Silver Airstream with a sign žGeorge Washington Slept HereÓ to the latest 40 footer with multiple slide-outs, Granite Countertops, Big Screen TV and Gas Log Fireplace.

The current owners, Dan and Ginny Bookstein, bought the campground in 1994, at a Recoll Management Auction, when the former owners failed to make their mortgage payments. Although the Booksteins are not nudists, and their education and work experience are in aerospace engineering and accounting, they fell in love with the views of the beautiful Berkshire Hills, including Jiminy Peak a mile away as the crow flies, and bought it. They renamed the campgrounds Renaissance Resorts, thinking this was the renewal or new beginning for themselves and the campground, only to get a letter in April, 1996, from the attorneys for Ramada, representing Renaissance Hotels, advising they had 10 days to change their name. Booksteins thought renaissance was a word in common use, but were advised Renaissance Hotels owned the word in the food and lodging business. žSo we changed our name to Berkshire Vista, and named a drink the Ramada Blaster, a mixture of Vodka and Pink Lemonade, based on the old truism, “When someone hands you a basket of lemons, make lemonade!” The Booksteins kept on going, investing over $1.6 million in capital improvements, in new money and reinvested profits over the past 18 years, and anyone who visits will tell you it is more than just a campground, it’s a fabulous getaway community of happy campers, second to none.

For further info about Berkshire Vista, visit www.berkshirevista.com

For further info about Whiskey City Band, visit www.whiskeycityband.com

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