Programs and Rates

Programs and Rates

Note: The boathouse has closed for the winter and will reopen in spring 2017.

Instead, join our Indoor Rowing Program at Berkshire West! Contact us at for details.


We offer individual lessons to beginner and intermediate rowers by appointment. Each lesson lasts approximately 75 minutes and costs $50.

For beginner lessons, we focus on the basic mechanics of rowing, learning how to handle equipment, and taking those first few exciting strokes on the water! Most beginner rowers require two lessons before they are ready to to rent a shell and row on their own. Your instructor will help you make this decision.

Intermediate lessons are focused on more advanced rowing technique and learning how to be autonomous on and off the water.

To make an appointment, please call the boathouse at 413-442-7769. We are excited to introduce you to this sport and our beautiful lake.


Rentals of recreational or racing shells, singles or doubles, are available by appointment. We have a wide variety of boats to choose from, depending on your experience level. Consider becoming a member and taking advantage of lower rental rates or to join a seasonal session!

If you are a non-member, call the boathouse, 413-442-7769, to speak to a coach and set up an appointment.

If you are a member, please schedule your rental on Signup Genius.

Single Seat:

  • Non-Member – $35
  • Member – $20

Team Boats:

  • Seat Fee – Non-Member – $25
  • Seat Fee – Member – $15


Free annual one-day introduction to the sport of sculling at Burbank Park on Onota Lake.

Participants will be introduced to sculling on shore and then they try it out in a recreational shell. This event is free and open to the public. We welcome everybody: children and adults, experienced and brand new. We hope that everybody gets the opportunity to try this fun and challenging sport.

Participants will meet just north of Onota Lake’s public beach in Burbank Park. Rain or shine. Stay tuned for our information about our next Learn To Row session in June 2017.

Participants of the Learn to Row are eligible for a 4-session group beginner lesson. The course is $130 and includes membership to Berkshire Rowing.


Note: Our juniors fall season has concluded. Please stay tuned for information on our winter program.

For more information, please email

Monday Morning Row

This session is held during our summer rowing season, each Monday from 7am to 8:30am. All members are invited to join Anne and/or Harriet for fellowship and some coaching. We are all at different levels but we can all benefit from rowing together! This fee is in addition to your boat rental. The program rate is $50 for the entire season.