If you go: Stockbridge, Mass.

THE BEST WAY TO STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.From LAX, JetBlue, American, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to Boston, and United, Continental, AirTran, Southwest, US Airways and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $330. Stockbridge is about a two-hour drive from Boston. American, Southwest, Delta, US Airways, United and US Airways offer connecting service to Hartford, Conn., which is about a 90-minute drive to Stockbridge. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $358.

The Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.; (413) 298-1690,, has a pool, restaurant and bar; doubles with private bath from $140 a night (midweek).

Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 224, Stockbridge, Mass. 01262, (413) 298-5200,