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Take Advantage Of Our Berkshires Fall Lodging Specials!

October 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Fall Lodging SpecialsEscape from the doldrums of your workday world to the beauty and culture of a Berkshires getaway with the help of Applegate Inn’s Berkshires Fall Lodging Specials!

Autumn in the Berkshires may star world-class fall foliage but that’s hardly the only delight on the menu! Other inducements include smaller crowds, fun festivals, plenty to see on the stage and in the galleries, and our fall lodging specials!

Let Applegate Inn help you to recover from your post-summer blues with the picture-perfect respite. Our Berkshires Fall Lodging Specials make it even easier!

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Visit the Crane Museum of Papermaking

October 7th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit the Crane Museum of PapermakingPapermaking may not sound terribly exciting but, at the Crane Museum of Papermaking, you’re learning about the paper used to make our currency. Plus you’re also visiting Amerca’s oldest paper company!

The Crane & Co, located in Dalton, MA, makes a paper you’ve undoubtedly handled and most likely covet, at least a little bit. That’s right, they make the paper used in U.S. currency. Crane & Co. is the only company that makes the paper – and they’ve been the only ones since 1879!

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American Son Returns to the Barrington Stage for September!

September 9th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Barrington Stage Company’s production of American Son by Christopher Demos-BrownAmerican Son, which saw it’s world premiere earlier this year on the Barrington Stage returns for eleven more shows this fall. Wednesdays through Sundays, September 14th through the 25th, 2016!

American Son is a compelling racial drama, starring Tamara Tunie and Michael Hayden. Written by Christopher Demos-Browne, and directed by Julianne Boyd, the play’s world premiere earlier this summer received rave reviews. The play has since received the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016.

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Attend the 22nd Annual Lee Founders Weekend!

September 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Lee Founders Weekend 2016It’s time once again to roll out for the annual Lee Founders Weekend in Lee, MA! Scheduled for September 16th through the 18th, 2016, this free, 3-day, Berkshires festival is a very popular event.

Lee Founders Weekend is a full weekend of fun for everyone. Come out and enjoy what is shaping up to be yet another three days of perfect weather, fabulous food, amazing music, and fun activities!

A traditional, hometown celebration, you wont want to miss the annual parade, arts & crafts vendors, Duck Derby, vintage tennis tournament, sidewalk sales, and more!

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Naumkeag – a Gilded Age Oasis in Stockbridge, MA

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA

Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA – photo: I, Daderot

Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate of the Gilded Age, located in Stockbridge, MA. This National Historic Landmark is both an architectural and landscaping masterpiece worthy of your visit!

Naumkeag served as a 44-room summer home for the Choate family. A Gilded Age “cottage” built between 1885 and 1886, it is one of the only remaining, intact historic house museums in Massachusetts. Naumkeag is the name of the Native American peoples who originally lived in the area around Salem, Massachusetts.

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The 2016 Shaker Auction at Hancock Shaker Village

August 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Hancock Shaker VillageDo you love the Shaker aesthetic? If so, then you wont want to miss the annual Shaker auction at Hancock Shaker Village: Sept. 10, 2016!

Shaker furnishings are simple, distinctive, and timeless. They’ve been treasured since being “discovered” by the rest of the world in the 1930’s and 40’s. Where better to view and bid on authentic, handcrafted Shaker antiques than at a real Shaker village?

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Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood’s Chesterfest 2016

July 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood's Chesterfest 2016Chesterwood brings back their popular, summertime concert series with Chesterfest 2016: Friday evenings from July 22nd through August 26th, 2016.

Chesterwood is the country estate of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his works certainly will. French is the sculptor of the iconic Abraham Lincoln found inside the Lincoln Memorial, the Concord Minuteman, and many other famous works.

Located in Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Chesterwood estate was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which now operates the 122 acre estate as a museum and sculpture garden. Beyond Chesterfest, Chesterwood hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year.

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Discover the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio

July 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio

Frelinghuysen and Morris in front of one of their home’s frescoes.

The Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio in Lenox, MA is the historic home of two American abstract artists: George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen.

Suzy Frelinghuysen and George L.K. Morris played a large role in the rise of abstract art in America. This remarkable couple created a Berkshire home that reflected their aesthetics. Now you can tour that home, preserved as it was when they lived in it!

The Frelinghuysen Morris House is a Bauhaus-inspired, Modernist structure of white planes and glass blocks that stands out from its Gilded Age neighbors.

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All Aboard for the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum!

June 20th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Scenic Railway MuseumThe Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, MA is your ticket to the fun and exciting world of railroad history in the Berkshires – and don’t miss the chance to ride on the Hoosac Valley Service Train!

The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum (BSRM) is a fast track to the past, beginning at the historic and restored, 1903 Lenox Station.

Here you can explore Berkshires railway history through the museum’s historical and technical exhibits, the O-gauge model train display, and via a ride on the Yard Jitney!

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The 15th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival 2016

June 6th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Arts Festival 2016The upcoming, 15th annual Berkshires Arts Festival – July 1st through the 3rd – is a summertime tradition that attracts artists and art-lovers alike to the Berkshires every year.

The Berkshires Arts Festival is a great way to celebrate the start of summer and as well as give you just one more excuse to visit the Berkshires! Thousands of art lovers attend each year, soaking up not just the Berkshires Arts Festival but also the theater, dance, music, and other expressions of culture that the Berkshires are known for.

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