A Taste of Japan, In Absolute Privacy,
Right Here In The Berkshires

Enjoy the serenity of our single-booking property in the ancient hills and cool forests we call the Berkshires. Leave the busy city and escape into Shirakaba, voted the Best Romantic Getaway, and Best Inn in the Berkshires, and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence winner 7 years in a row. Berkshires Shirakaba is a Japanese-American Bed and Breakfast that is set high on a wooded ridge top in the far north western Massachusetts village of New Ashford.

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Get to know our private Berkshires bed and breakfast getaway before you come visit us!
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Berkshires Shirakaba private resort floorplan

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Property & Activities

Shirakaba’s Uniqueness

Our suite offers a western-style bedroom with king size bed, HD TV, DirecTV receiver, Blu ray player,  Tatami room with low Japanese table for room-service dining, full private bathroom with electronic bidet, Japanese wash cloth gift, toiletries, Japanese buckwheat and western pillows, Japanese yukata (cotton robes) to wear during your stay, mini fridge, microwave, Japanese hot water pot & your choice of teas, complimentary non alcoholic beverages of your choice, Japanese snacks, as well as decorations of your choice for any event you are celebrating.

Learn more about this magical place we call Shirakaba.

“…Thank you so much for an incredible stay in the Berkshires! You really made Alexander’s birthday very special – romantic, unique, peaceful and fun. You looked after every request to make us comfortable and feel at home. The bed was very comfy, the living room cozy, the food was delicious and the surrounding area is gorgeous – the gazebo was a dream. We will be telling our friends… and recommending the sushi party! Thank you so much for the birthday carrot cake… “

Eva & Alexander

“…Thank you very much for your unconditional hospitality. You really made us feel at home. We enjoyed our stay way beyond words can describe. We certainly would love to come back next year. Your home is situated in a wonderful location, which goes beyond what we had imagined….Our sushi lunch there was wonderful with breathtaking views of the Berkshires. I think it is not exaggerating to say you have the best place in the Berkshires… “

Suresh & Abi


Dining Event

Add some magic to your memories! Let us serve you an authentic 6-course Japanese dinner you’ll never forget. Learn to roll Sushi with Sadao, sample Shirakaba’s own custom-made-for-you ice creams. Grab your chopsticks and let the magic begin!

Berkshires Shirakaba was a wonderful find! We really enjoyed our stay here – every moment! The beautiful comfy room, the pool, the hot tub, the delicious Japanese food and all the lovely little touches and gifts – thanks, Louise! This was a memorable time – lovely…”

Diane & Carla



Shed the city stress and pressures. We invite you to enjoy a luxurious massage from our friends at inTouch Dayspa just 15 minutes away overlooking the serene Green river.

“What a lovely time we had! The Japanese dinner was delicious and rolling our own sushi was a real treat! The babbling fountain outside our window, breakfast with a mountain-view; our trip to the cliff-top gazebo all made for a wonderful 2-day trip. Wish we could have stayed longer. You were tremendous hosts and made us feel like family…”

Rachel & Trevor

Relax & Enjoy Shirakaba in The Berkshires



Multi-Award Winning Guest House

TripAdvisor award winning bed and breakfast

Proud members of:

Member of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Destination Williamstown

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