Mountain Hospitality at the Summit of MT GREYLOCK,
 Adams, Massachusetts

Bascom Lodge

About Mt. Greylock 



Nature's Classroom

Things to Do

Appalachian Trail

This rustic stone and wood Lodge was built at the summit of Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires of Massachusetts by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s to provide accommodations for hikers, vacationers and nature enthusiasts.  Stone fireplaces, high ceilings with hand-cut spruce beams, and a porch with large windows provide an ideal atmosphere for dining, relaxing after a hike, or just enjoying the finest views in the Berkshires.

The Lodge accommodates 32 guests - two private rooms sleep two each in double or twin beds, and four co-ed bunkrooms accommodate from five to nine guests each. Bathrooms are shared and individual shower units with adjacent changing area offer privacy. Blankets, sheets, pillows and towel are provided.

Whether traveling in a group or solo, by car, bike, or by foot, Bascom is a great place to experience mountain hospitality at its finest.

A snack bar serves a variety of trail snacks, beverages, and sandwiches, and the Lodge's trading post is stocked with hiker supplies, maps, T-shirts, postcards and guide books.


The Lodge is open daily from mid-May to late October. Dinner is served family style and is guaranteed to satisfy the heartiest appetite.

 Reservations are required for meals and lodging. 


For information and reservations please call 

(413) 743-1591

Bascom Lodge is operated by Nature's Classroom in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management (DEM).

From the Mass. Turnpike, take exit #2 in Lee. Follow Rt. 20 to Rt. 7 north.  Continue north to Lanesboro. Watch for the Mt. Greylock Reservation and Visitor Center signs on the right, 2 miles north of Lanesboro. Turn right at North Main St. and follow Mt. Greylock and Bascom Lodge signs 9 miles to the summit. The Visitor Center is on your right just before entering the gates to the Reservation (about 20 minutes from the summit).

A scenic alternative is Rt. 8 through Adams. From Rte. 2 West in North Adams, look for the Mt. Greylock Reservation sign on the left just west of the town center and turn left onto Notch Road. Follow Notch road 9 miles to the summit.