Now under new ownership of Scott Levy and Sheryl Victor Levy and Andy and Courtney McDowell, the Dream Away Lodge has been a Berkshire legend for nearly 100 years. Rumored to have been a brothel and speakeasy during the great depression, this two hundred year old farmhouse at the edge of October Mountain State Forest is renown for its larger than life founders, Mamma Maria Frasca and her three musical daughters, and a colorful history, rich in music and local mythology.
Fine Food. Unique Cocktail Lounge.
An Atmosphere Long Remembered.
The 1975 visitation by Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg and the Rolling Thunder Review, led to the Dream Away’s prominent role in Part Two of Dylan’s epic film Renaldo and Clara – enhancing an already unmatched reputation as one of Berkshire County’s best loved and most closely held hilltown secrets.
The previous owner, Daniel Osman, was instrumental in giving the Dream Away a rebirth to the Berkshire legend. Part restaurant, part bar, part music venue and all theater, the Dream Away features locally grown and sourced food, an imaginative and affordable menu in its own inimitable style, and a wide range of music, art, theater, cabaret, literature and spoken word events.
Beautiful public gardens, a stunning forest Ballroom/event space, a wildflower meditation labyrinth, an outdoor stone fire pit and amphitheater, miles of trails and ponds, and nearly 18,000 acres of October Mountain State Forest across the road all help to make the Dream Away Lodge the last word in parties, weddings, birthdays, holidays and special events.
Come be transported at the Dream Away.