Family Feb. Vacation 3-Day Getaway, Noble View, Russell, MA

Trip dates:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Enjoy winter hiking, snow shoeing & sledding, then warm up next to the wood burning stove with home cooked meals, friendly smiles and other families enjoying snacks, games or crafts. If you have x-c ski's...bring them! Typically, others do, too!

Noble View is known for well marked trails & beautiful vistas overlooking the Pioneer Valley. The trails are easy for families of all ages whether hiking, on shoe shoes or x-c skis. Families with kids of all ages are welcome! We have snow shoes you can borrow (let us know) and/or you may bring your own outdoor equipment and indoor games to play/share with others. Russell Pond may be frozen enough for ice skating, too! We'll have to see... "Snow much to do!!!"...

The Double Cottage at Noble View is rustic and cozy warm with the wood burning stove, but with no running water (that's at the Bath House!). Everyone gets to share the responsibilities for meal prep in the well-stocked kitchen, and clean-up. The Bath House is a short walk away and features running hot & cold water, hot showers and eco-friendly, flush toilets.

Sleeping accommodations are co-ed to try to keep families together in private rooms (no promises). Bed numbers vary per room, so bring along an air mattress for the kids to use on the floor. Don't forget your sleeping bags and pillows! Bedding is not supplied.

If you like downhill skiing, there are a few areas close by you may want to explore on your own. (Lift tickets & equipment not included in fee).

$125/pp covers meals: 2 dinners (possibly 3 depending upon your arrival time) 3 breakfasts, lunch fixings and snacks throughout the day; lodging; use of Noble Views trails and facilities.

Cross-listed with AMC Berkshire Chapter. Register with Margo Chapski at


  • 'Love the view at Noble View!'
  • 'We had a wonderful time with everyone we met during our Winter Weekend! The kids enjoyed the sledding just outside the cabin, and my husband and I loved the snow shoeing! The trails were well marked and wide. We saw animal tracks, too! We really enjoyed
  • 'There were so many stars!'

For GPS or Google Maps, use Noble View Outdoor Center, 635 South Quarter Rd., Russell, MA, 01071 I-90 to Exit 3, Westfield, MA. Travel 1.7 miles SOUTH on Rte. 202/10 toward *downtown Westfield. At rotary (Town Common), turn (R) onto Western Ave (still Rte

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Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
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Margo CHapski
Carrie McMillen
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Noble View Outdoor Center 635 South Quarter Road Russell, MA 01071
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