Jiminy Peak timeshares are rather more numerous than I would have expected for a ski resort located in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. In addition to the on-site resort, there are three other timeshares close to Jiminy Peak, two operated by Wyndham, and one by Vacation Village. Here’s what’s on offer:
Timeshares Jiminy Peak
Country Village at Jiminy Peak
The RCI resort directory lists the ski resorts timeshare as Country Village, but on their website you will see it listed as New England Country Inn and Vacation Home Rentals. The property is a combination all-suite hotel and two or three-bedroom condominiums. They are affiliated with RCI so you could probably exchange into the resort if you have the trading power, but you can also make reservations directly with Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.
If you are considering staying at the condos, keep in mind that they are located 1/2 to 1 1/2 miles away from the base of the mountain and the resort does not provide shuttle service to the condominiums.
Vacation Village in the Berkshires
Vacation Village is located directly across the street from Jiminy Peak and they offer one and two bedroom units. Vacation Village is also one of the few timeshares I know of to have “pet friendly” accomodation, but you will want to contact them in advance of your trip to find out what the rules are as I believe they need advance notice to accomodate pets as they only do so in certain units. I stayed there last spring and never even noticed any pets so I don’t think they are in every building.
Again, you will still want to drive over to the mountain to go skiing as it would be a bit of a hike to and from the resort. Like the Country Inn, Vacation Village does not offer a shuttle to and from the mountain. They do have a nice indoor pool and outdoor hot tub though. It’s housed in the main building, which you can see in the photo.
Wyndham Bentley Brook
IN the RCI directory, Wyndham lists two resorts at Bentley Brook, but they are both at the same property and if you are a Wyndham member, you’ll note that the Wyndham Vacation Resorts website just lists Bentley Brook as a single resort. I believe the main difference in the multiple designations for RCI are the unit sizes. Bentley Brook II is listed as having all 2 bedroom floor plans, whereas Bentley Brook I has studios and 1-bedroom units as well.
The main advantage of Wyndham Bentley Brook over the other Jiminy Peak timeshares is that it is a ski-in and ski-out resort, so it is probably your best bet if your are looking for a traditional ski week timeshare. Bentley Brook is situated right at the base of Jiminy Peak.