Fitness & Recreation

No other resort in the Berkshires offers as much to do at your doorstep as Cranwell Resort. From swimming and fitness to skiing and golf, we have so much to offer people who enjoy sports or who simply like to take in the fresh air. The Berkshires are also a paradise for hiking the countryside and cycling through quaint villages.

Looking for a class? Check out our Fitness Class Calendar.


Indoor Pool

Swim your way to good health. Swimming is an enjoyable, healthy way to spend some of your leisure...
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Indoor Pool

Swim your way to good health. Swimming is an enjoyable, healthy way to spend some of your leisure time.
  • Located in the spa in a glass-enclosed atrium with beautiful views
  • The pool is 30’ x 60’ and runs 3.5’ to 5’ deep, temperature 82-84 degrees
  • Semi-circular bathing area to accommodate young children in a family-friendly setting
  • Open year-round for fun and relaxation in winter
  • Our certified water aerobics instructors conduct invigorating aqua-exercise classes designed to enhance the fitness level of all ages

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Outdoor Pool

A great place for family fun, you’ll enjoy swimming or just relaxing at our outdoor pool located...
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Outdoor Pool

A great place for family fun, you’ll enjoy swimming or just relaxing at our outdoor pool located next to the Pro Shop and Sloane’s Tavern.
  • Open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Weather permitting, we keep the pool open as long as possible into September.
  • The pool is 30' x 60, 3.5' to 7' deep, temperature 82 degrees
  • Poolside food & beverage service is available from the adjacent Sloane's Tavern
  • Towels provided for in-house guests

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Fitness Center & Classes

No matter what your fitness level, you’ll enjoy working out and joining in classes at our state-of-...
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Fitness Center & Classes

No matter what your fitness level, you’ll enjoy working out and joining in classes at our state-of-the art Fitness Center.

Looking for a class? Check out our Fitness Class Calendar.
  •     Located in the spa and open year-round for your convenience
  •     A complete line of cardio-vascular exercise and weight training equipment
  •     Exercise Studio for fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba® and spinning
  •     Personal trainers who can help you work toward your fitness goals

Class descriptions:

ABS-OLUTELY ON THE BALL
This class welcomes all fitness levels. The instructor will lead you through a variety of exercises using a stability ball, light weights and bands. This class is designed to strengthen your upper body, lower body and core.
50 minutes, $15

BODY SCULPT
Using lower weights and more repetitions to sculpt and tone longer, leaner muscles you will increase your energy level and improve posture as you build confidence. Modifications can be made to each exercise based on fitness level.
50 minutes, $15

DEEP WATER CARDIO CHALLENGE (5 1/2 FT)
Experience a combination of strength-building and cardio exercises. In this class you will use a waist support that will relieve pressure on your joints while still giving you an invigorating workout.
50 minutes, $15

LIQUIDATION
Not sure you have 50 minutes? You are welcome to join late or leave early. Cardiovascular and strength-driven class. Your instructor will choose from deep water aqua jogging belts, noodles, kick boards and dumbbells.
50 minutes, $15

LIQUID FORCE
Use the resistance of the water as you are guided through a fun-filled, invigorating workout. Dumbbells, noodles and balls will be used to strengthen core and balance. Splash your way to a fitter you!
50 minutes, $15

PILATES
Pilates is a body conditioning routine that encourages flexibility, builds strength, increases endurance and improves coordination through control, centering, flow, precision and breathing.
50 minutes, $15

SPIN-CYCLING
This indoor cycling class will challenge your strength and endurance at the same time. Let our imaginative instructors take you for a bike ride. Climb... flats... jumps... ride!
50 minutes, $15

ZUMBA®
This fitness class is designed for everyone -- dancers and non-dancers alike -- can do it! Using moves from Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton and other dance forms you will learn easy to follow routines. This class has been called  "exercise in disguise." You will burn calories and have a blast at the same time. Come join the party!
50 minutes, $15

DIVINE SLEEP YOGA NIDRA - DEEP MEDITATION AND RELAXATION
Allow yourself to be completely nourished in this guided meditation. You will be led into a deep relaxation which will revitalize the body and mind, reduce stress, promote healing, rest, and rejuvenation. Lie down, listen and breathe...
50 minutes, $15

KRIPALU MODERATE YOGA
For students of all levels. This moderate practice explores a variety of foundational poses, proper alignment, and breathing exercises. It provides a low-key moderate workout with focus on mind, body, and breath awareness. Suggestions are offered to support students in modifying the level of challenge, and students will be encouraged to work within individual capacities.
50 minutes, $15

MODERATE YOGA
Understand the ancient practice of Hatha Yoga with skills for balancing and strengthening yourself through breath work and visualization, movement and stillness. In this class you will be encouraged to explore challenging modifications (including Vinyasa, long hold and core work) to help you intensify and deepen your yoga practice. Beginners and long-time practitioners alike are welcome!
50 & 80 minute classes, $15

YOGA STRETCH
Simple stretching, breathing techniques, and sun salutations. Learn ways to relieve stress and anxiety. Let our instructor help you open the mind and body connection. You are welcome to bring your questions and list of postures for which you would like to find variations/modifications. Excellent class for all levels.
80 minutes, $15

AQUA YOGA
Aqua Yoga adapts traditional yoga poses to an aquatic environment.  Practicing yoga in the water may allow students to achieve a greater range of motion, increase muscle strength, flexibility, achieve proper alignment, breath, all while soothing the body and mind.
80 minutes, $15

RESTORATIVE YOGA
In this restorative yoga practice students will be guided into yoga postures using a variety of props to support and stabilize the body and promote relaxation and renewal of the body and mind. These restorative postures are designed to release deeply held tensions, calm the mind, and soothe the nervous system.
50 & 80 minute classes, $15

TOTAL BODY FITNESS
"Get the maximum benefit!" This class format will change weekly to keep your body working hard. Our instructors' challenge will support you reaching your fitness goal by pushing your body to adapt.
**includes cardio and strength training
50 minutes, $15

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Private instruction is available for any of our fitness classes or swim lessons. Please inquire at the Spa Desk or call 413-881-0732 for rates and further information.

Service Charge: A service charge of 20% will be added to all spa services and will be given to the service personnel. Additional gratuities are at your discretion.
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Personal Training

Work with one of our certified personal trainers to assist you with your specific fitness goals....
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Personal Training

Work with one of our certified personal trainers to assist you with your specific fitness goals. Whether you are new to exercise, returning from a long break, looking to break a plateau, need motivation, support or guidance, we are here to help you meet those challenges and share in your wellness routine.
  • 30 minutes $40
  • 50 minutes $75
  • 80 minutes $100 individual; $50 each additional participant

Service Charge: A service charge of 20% will be added to all spa services and will be given to the service personnel. Additional gratuities are at your discretion.
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Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Whether you cross-country ski or venture out on an exhilarating snowshoe trek, this is a great...
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Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Whether you cross-country ski or venture out on an exhilarating snowshoe trek, this is a great place to spend an outdoor winter day.
  • 10 kilometers of scenic, groomed trails, welcoming all levels of skiers
  • Cranwell Ski Center is conveniently located next to Sloane’s Tavern
  • Rossignol Ski Touring equipment and Tubbs Snowshoes rentals
  • Complimentary trail passes for house guests (additional fee for rental)
  • Open daily in winter, weather-permitting

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Ice Skating

If you are looking for a fun and healthy activity that everyone will enjoy, bring your friends and...
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Ice Skating

If you are looking for a fun and healthy activity that everyone will enjoy, bring your friends and family for outdoor fun at our ice skating rink. 
  • Conveniently located near the Ski Center on our tennis court
  • Open in winter, weather-permitting
  • Lighted for night-time skating
  • Skate rentals are available at the Ski Center
  • Admission to the rink is free for house guests

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Tennis

Tennis is easy, fun and healthy for the whole family. Enjoy an exciting game outdoors in the...
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Tennis

Tennis is easy, fun and healthy for the whole family. Enjoy an exciting game outdoors in the Berkshires. 
  • Four Har-Tru courts open seasonally
  • Private and semi-private lessons for adults and children with advanced reservations
  • Playing lessons and Private Group Tournaments on request
  • Court fee for house guest is $18 per hour
  • Racket rentals and tennis balls are available for a fee at the Pro Shop
  • Play all season with a Tennis Membership including dining and shopping discounts - Inquire at the Pro Shop for details


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Biking

With miles of country roads, the Berkshires are ideal for bicycling. Many routes wind through...
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Biking

With miles of country roads, the Berkshires are ideal for bicycling. Many routes wind through spectacular wooded roadways and connect quaint New England villages with scenic, open countryside.
  • For cyclists of all ages, explore the Ashuwilliticook Trail, a dedicated bike path that connects Adams and Pittsfield
  • Mapped routes include heritage sites where riders can experience the history, culture and scenery of the Berkshire are available through BerkshireBikePath.com
  • Bicycle reservations are available through the Pro Shop with advanced notice

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