Brought a picnic and enjoyed the grounds and outdoor modern dance festival. This National Historic Landmark and National Medal of Arts recipient, Jacob's Pillow is called "the dance center of the nation" by The New York Times, the Pillow brings together dance, music, art, and culture, with more than 300 free and ticketed events including free...more
Enjoyed our tour of Daniel Chester French's Summer Home, studio and 120 acre grounds. Yes, he is the sculptor who created the Lincoln Memorial, Minute Man Statue, fountain at DuPont Circle, and the U.S. Customs House in the NYC Battery. French was fascinating, our guide delightful and his sculptures were very impressive. Very nice day!more
Ann Shea, House Manager & guide was very knowledgeable re. Edith Wharton & her home. The first floor has been restored beautifully. It was interesting to see large photographs from 1902, in the rooms that were renovated. Ann skillfully intertwined Wharton's life & literature to the Mount. The library is filled with Edith's library containing...more
The Mount was built to the ideals of the book "The Decoration of Houses" written by Wharton with the archiect Ogden Codman.The house had been left to wreck and ruin. I saw it in the mid 1990s when the restorations appeared to be far, far from complete.I hear now that the estate and gardens are now in fine form. The new brouchure mentions a $2.5...more
Enjoyed our tour of Melville's home. Our docent was knowledgeable about his life, family, and literature. Interesting to see the intertwining of Rockwell & Hawthorne in Melville's life. The furnishings, memorabilia, and writings were well presented. Dianne was a fund of information. She pointed us in the direction of Elizabeth's for dinner and to a...more
The museum was well organized; each room reflected parts of the Northeast where Rockwell lived & worked. The docent was informative and keyed us in to objects in the paintings & aspects of Norman's life that we wouldn't have captured on our own. All of Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post Covers were displayed chronologically in the basement. Walked...more
Four of us did a girls' getaway weekend and it was a lot of fun. We elected to take the spa package...more
165 Kemble St, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240, United States
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445 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240, United States
Good for: Families
Charming bakery with cafe tables. Clean, warm, cozy & delicious. Everything was better than expected, we enjoyed the large window overlooking Main Street. People were friendly, service was good; can't wait to go back! Enjoyed the french onion soup, sandwiches, quiche's, salads, coffee & baked goods.more
Usual steak bar, hopping with people. Our waitress was a bit disorganized, forgetful & confused. Smaller portions of steaks were reasonable and well portioned. My house cut prime rib was cooked to perfection, but when I looked carefully a piece was chopped out of it. Enjoyed the salad bar, nice selection of veggies & dressings.more
We enjoyed sitting on the terrace, it was colorful & a beautiful day! I'm sorry we didn't wait :10 and eat at Baba Louis, a local legend in Great Barrington - next time! Small dish of salsa was mainly chopped tomatoes & onions. The half basket of chips wasn't exciting and just made us hungrier waiting :30 for our entrees. I had a chicken special...more
I felt like we were visiting Tom the owner & chef's home. He had an open kitchen & a relaxed & casual ambiance. The menu was very creative & poetic. Service was attentive & friendly. Entree's were huge & delicious. A memorable evening! Our rustic bread was warm & good. The huge salad was a meal in itself with fresh veggies, cheese and fruit in a...more
There was a brunch for the guests, the day after the wedding, which we attended. I had put all the food I wanted on my plate but when I attempted to put maple syrup on just my French Toast, the jug opening got stuck at first. When it did open, it poured SO much syrup out that it got all over ALL my food! I thought about chucking it and starting all...more
Laura's tower and to the ice glen--both trails emanate from the same trailhead, located behind The Red LionInn, a landmark in Stockbridge. Make a left turn at tyhe Inn and the 2nd left aat Park Street. Pass a gas station, roller blading park with ramps, until you hit the small parking area. Go over the scenic footbridge, cross the railroad tracks, ascent uphill following the markings on the trees.
We hiked 2/3 mile to Laura's Tower. It was a clear beautiful afternoon We climbed the ladder for breathe taking views of the Bershires. Our camera captured the sights. We passed hikers that commented about bug spray, but we weren't effected.
Wahconah Park was built in 1892; it is recognized in the Register of National Historic Places. We were surprised to see the famous ballplayers that played here.
We watched a Collegiate Baseball League game where the Pittsfield Dukes beat Hartford. It was a beautiful evening, the Duke Dog got spectators were singing, dancing and competing on the field. It was a great place to people watch, it was a different slice of life - perhaps from a Rockwell painting.