About Williamstown


uxton is located in the jewel of Berkshire County – the incomparable Williamstown, Massachusetts. As one of the key capitals of arts, culture and intellectualism in the country, Williamstown has forged a community that is both inclusive and diverse, historical and cutting-edge, rural and sophisticated.

Williams College, consistently ranked the number one liberal arts college in America, is at the heart of the town. The college attracts the top students and faculty in the country through its remarkable campus, world-class architecture, including one of the AIA’s ‘top libraries in the world,’ and unparalleled cultural activities and athletics.


Other treasures of our community include:

  • The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute – Neighboring Buxton, ‘the Clark’ is a premiere small art museum, boasting what some critics call ‘the finest Impressionist collection in the world’ and a recently opened outdoor space designed by Pritzer Prize-winning Tadao Ando. Buxton students are invited to avail themselves of its excellent art library.
  • The Williams College Museum of Art – Widely considered the best college art museum in the country, the Williams College Museum of Art is the vibrant centerpiece of our town, with more than 14,000 pieces in its collection.

Where to Stay:

  • MassMOCA – The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art features a rotating display of the top contemporary art on display today and a long-term, unmatched Sol Lewitt show. Performers including Beck, the National and Wilco come every summer to transform the valley with their music.
    There is also no shortage of athletic endeavors to be had in the Berkshires, including skiing at Jiminy Peak, hiking on Mount Greylock and wandering through the 2600-acre Hopkins Memorial Forest, to name just a few.

Williamstown Motel

413-458-5202                                                                 info@williamstownmotel.com

One queen bed                  $79 – $109*

Two queen beds               $89 – $129*

We are one of the Berkshires outstanding lodging and motel values, located in the heart of Williamstown. We are only minutes from Buxton School, Williams College, Williamstown Theater Festival, Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art and MASS MoCA in North Adams. Standard amenities in each room include a coffee maker, flat screen TV with cable, refrigerator, microwave, Wi-Fi in room, and a continental breakfast in the morning. In addition, guests will receive a 10% discount on many local restaurants. 15% of total sales generated by Buxton guests at the motel are returned to Buxton School. Please make your reservation on www.williamstownmotel.com or call us and mention “Buxton” when making your reservation.

*Room rates for certain Holidays and Special Events in town, may vary. We suggest that you call us for more information.



Cozy Corner Motel

413-458-8006                                                                                                ccwmotel@hotmail.com

Rates are as follows:
November to April      $52 to $79
May to October           $59 to $129

Rooms are non-smoking with either two double beds or one queen. In October 2012 all rooms were renovated and include flat screen TVs and other updated amenities. Cozy Corner Motel provides complimentary breakfast, wireless high-speed Internet wi-fi, cable TV with HBO. Rooms include A/C, hair dryer, coffee maker and irons/ironing board. Local calls and fax are complimentary and there is an on-site restaurant.

Anyone with a Buxton affiliation making a reservation via phone or email will get a 15% discount from the rack rate (above). Please mention Buxton when making your reservation to secure this rate. Cozy Corner Motel will donate 15% of all room sales generated by Buxton affiliates back to Buxton School.


  • "Buxton has given me the freedom to be the person I want to be, make the art I want to make, and learn the things I want to learn. At Buxton we learn not only in the classroom, but in the community. We learn how to be good to each other and how to support each other. Buxton has so much to offer students, both inside the classroom and outside of it."
    Sadie Great Barrington, MA
  • “At Buxton you get to focus on what you want to be learning; whether it is social skills or in-depth studying- you learn to take responsibility of your education.”
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  • “To me, at Buxton, it’s not boundaries that you make, but the ones you break through.”
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  • “I felt instantly at home when I stepped on the campus. At Buxton, we are in school 24/7. We learn things in the classroom, but we really learn valuable things outside of the classroom. We learn how to work with others and respect each other’s spaces. Our education surrounds us and we learn new things everyday.”
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  • “I chose Buxton over public school because I think I function better in a smaller environment. You’re able to get to know students and faculty on a deeper level, which is rare.”
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