The Magic of Miraval Berkshires: Life In Balance

Nestled into the rolling hills and summer greenery of the Berkshires is a wellness retreat designed specifically to be life-altering.

Thoughtfully created to address every one of your needs, it encompasses mind, body and spirit — from healthy, delicious foods and unique activities to immersion in nature and self-reflection. This an unforgettable place that provides unique experiences from a staff of professional, warm, and friendly people. It’s an adults-only (18+) retreat on 380 acres that prompts you to be fully serene in the present, encouraging cell phone use only within designated spots so that you can unplug and appreciate the beauty of where you are and who you are with in the moment.

With the exception of the majestic 1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar in the Wyndhurst Mansion, all you need to wear during your entire stay is the white, fluffy robe that you’re provided with in your room. People walk around and even dine in their robes and slippers — or in yoga clothes (if attending workout activities) or jeans and casual clothes if trying outdoor activities. It’s a no-stress realm, where you can focus on meaningfulness and authenticity, and leave everything else behind, including any worries about what to pack.

Extraordinary Experiences
There is truly something for everyone to enjoy and experience at Miraval Berkshires. You’ll find horses, donkeys, chickens, zip-lining, indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails, golf, laughing yoga, aerial yoga, pilates, beekeeping, Tibetan Tones with singing bowls, hatchet throwing and archery, grounding/earthing, pottery making, watercolor painting, all manner of massages from relaxing to invigorating, other spa treatments, kayaking, channeling, cacao and sound, Tai Chi, herbal remedies, smoothie making, acupuncture, cold plunging, biking, a sleep workshop, Qi Grounding, astrology, Chakra Sound Levitation, Yojana, decoding dreams, clairvoyant reading, Floating Meditation, wine tasting, reiki, reflexology, Dozens of culinary and nutrition sessions, farm and garden activities, a blossoming wildflower field, pre-natal classes, and much more.


Exceptional Cuisine
The food at Miraval Berkshires is spectacular. Again, there is something for every palate, as vegans, meat-eaters, and vegetarians will be all be well-sated and delighted in every season.

The 1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar in the Wyndhurst Mansion was constructed in that year, and its splendor is reflected in the cuisine as well as its outstanding architecture, furnishings, and decor. There you can savor a fine dining prix fixe meal made with fresh ingredients from local farms, sip a pre-dinner cocktail at the Mansion Bar, and listen to live music every Friday and Saturday night.

The resort’s Executive Chef Justin Taylor sources ingredients from local Berkshires artisans and farmers to create culinary masterpieces and present food options all throughout the retreat that are seasonal, healthy, flavorful, and creatively inspired.

If you have a sweet tooth, the Miraval Berkshires dessert chef is truly next-level talented.

The Harvest Moon

Other food offerings are: The Harvest Moon Restaurant, both buffet style and menu cuisine, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Roost is a cafe-style juice and coffee bar with sandwiches to go and sweets. Fresh carrot juice or green juice any time of day feels like a gift. Sloane’s Restaurant is another restaurant on the property, and take-out options are available for every meal.


The Moonlight Pass Boutique offers clothing, footwear, an inspiring selection of books, jewelry, skincare, fragrance, local honey, chocolate, baby clothing and Miraval memorabilia.

There are puzzles and games to play at The Roost cafe if you feel like passing the time there with a coffee. Reading at the pool is a relaxing summer treat, too.

To remember you stay, you will definitely want to pick up Miraval’s cookbook, Recipes for A Life in Balance, which offers a holistic guide for eating in balance and preserving wellbeing.

Restful Nights
Miraval Berkshire’s guest rooms are as thoughtful as everything else on the property, featuring their signature sleep-enhancing bedding, Tibetan singing bowls, luxury bath amenities, stacking stones and meditation pillows for mindfulness, and (I suspect) calibrated temperatures to induce sleep. Coziness abounds in these rooms, and the work of artists is featured throughout the resort for sale, both adorning the various hallways and supporting artists in the process.

Miraval Berkshires is fantastic for groups — for weddings, friend groups, work groups for bonding, family reunions, and other get-togethers — as well as for couples who want to experience new things and bond on a deeper level, and for people who want to overcome a major life change or personal crisis. It’s the type of place that resets you and provides powerful insight into how to find balance and equanimity in a hectic world. Various staffers at the resort said that some guests had major breakthroughs, shifts in perception that altered the course of their lives and enriched it. We give away our time, attention, and even purpose to screens every day, so the Miraval experience re-humanizes us with connection to nature, movement, and other people. You can set your intention before you go here.


Say “I Do” to a Fairytale Setting
For weddings, the property’s Wyndhurst Mansion offers a glass-walled sunroom, private boardroom, a grand ballroom, and a sprawling Great Lawn for joy-filled celebrating.

You can opt for a Day Spa package or an inclusive package. Here are the various packages. Lenox, Massachusetts is a charming town too, so you may want to check it out before or after your Miraval stay. Trust me, you won’t want to leave Miraval once you arrive! You won’t ever forget it, either.

Find your life in balance experience here.