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Bonnie Brae Campground

Bonnie Brae Campground is a camping location that has 53 sites that range from RV slots and tent sites to a few cabins. The establishment is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, directly in the middle of Berkshire County. The county gets its name from the surrounding mountain range that is named Berkshire and is right next to Pontoosuc Lake. It is common for people staying in the area to spend time outside, whether that is hiking trails like Appalachian Trail, spending time at one of the lakes, or going to one of the golf courses, such as Baker's Golf Center. There is easier access for those who want to go fishing or spend time in one of the state forests.


Bonnie Brae Campground sits on about seven acres of wooded land and has a total of 53 available sites for guests to choose, regarding location. They have 28 RV sites, 19 tent slots, and 6 cabins. The campsite offers full RV hook-ups for guests, including water, electricity, and sewage stations. Every tent location and RV site comes with a fire pit and a picnic table. The cabins each come with Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, a smart TV, a microwave, a coffee maker, and air conditioning. Bonnie Brae Campground has a store on the campsite where they sell RV supplies, convenience items like toiletries, snacks, sunscreen, floaties, t-shirts, and other souvenir items.

The campground is close to the Berkshire Mountains and Lake Pontoosuc. This makes certain activities like fishing, hiking, biking, and sightseeing much more convenient for guests that end up spending time at these outdoor locations. Lake Pontoosuc is less than half of a mile away, with the parking lot being only a couple of minutes from the campgrounds. Guests are able to bring kayaks, paddleboats, and other small boats, as well as their larger boats, and launch them off of the dock that is just one street more to the south from the parking lot. Also, in the surrounding area, Bonnie Brae Campground mentions on their website that there are a number of golf courses in the area that visitors can try out. To the north of the property is Baker's Golf Center, which is about a 5-minute drive from Bonnie Brae Campground, and a little further, one can find the Skyline Country Club as well. There are also mentions about the museums in the area as well, such as Berkshire Museum and Mass Moca Museum.

For those who want to explore the outdoors, there are hiking trails that can be found in almost all directions. One trail that is close to the property would be the Appalachian Trail, which can be found about a 15-minute drive to the east. The Appalachian Trail is located at the base of Crystal Mountain. Visitors that travel a little further to the east from Crystal Mountain can find a few state forests and wildlife reserves, including Ashmere Lake State Park and Wahconah Falls State Park.


The owner of the property says he wants guests to visit with expectations of a very welcoming, relaxed culture when visiting the campground. Bonnie Brae Campground has the goal of creating a family-oriented stay for everyone who visits the property. The typical demographic of people who stay at the campgrounds tend to be families or those who have retired.

The owner, whose name is Daniel, makes an effort to greet and visit each guest personally. "Being involved leaves a lasting impression on the guests," he says, regarding how he tries to be personable with as many people that stay at Bonnie Brae Campground as he can. There are many reviews that have been left about the site, with one such review reading, "Very nice proprietor (Dan) and sweet people. Easy access to a big, nice lake and coffee/breakfast in walking distance. Campsite is popular and not too large so just be aware that you'll have neighbors, but a great area and very quiet during quiet hours. Nice people helped us city slickers set up our fire. A fun, family or friend friendly place."

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is the largest city in Berkshire County, which means guests can find a wide variety of places to visit, restaurants to eat at, and activities to do. The Appalachian Trail runs through the mountains near Pittsfield and is known for being a popular place for visitors to hike and take pictures. Hikers will often climb to the top of Mount Greylock, the tallest mountain peak in Massachusetts, for its views in almost every direction of the towns, cities, forests, and other mountains that can be found in Massachusetts.


Bonnie Brae Campground has been in business since about 1970, making the establishment over 50 years old. The campground has had a grand total of four owners, including the owner that currently runs the property. Daniel Weaver currently runs Bonnie Brae Campground. He bought the property from a man named Lamar Smith a couple of years ago, back in 2019, and has put in a new general store since he bought the establishment. Before Lamar Smith had ownership of the land, the property was split into six different lots.

Daniel says he purchased the property because he was interested in obtaining a property in the hospitality industry of his own. Daniel had visited the campground himself personally in the past and said that when he saw the listing, he knew it would be an excellent opportunity to start something new. As it stands right now, he runs the entire property by himself.

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108 Broadway
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
United States




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