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Follow the Berkshires Beer and Cider Trail

February 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Beer and Cider TrailCraft beer and ciders are taking America by storm and the Berkshires are no exception. Come travel the Berkshires Beer and Cider Trail and discover the wide variety of flavors and styles available in the beautiful mountains of western Massachusetts.

The picturesque Berkshires are dotted with orchards and farmlands that, among other things, produce an abundant supply of natural, delicious apples and hops; the perfect inspirational backdrop for a healthy community of artisan cider makers and craft brewers. Consequently, the Berkshires are home to several award-winning breweries and cideries – enough, in fact, for a truly rewarding Berkshires Beer and Cider Trail.

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The Best Berkshires Restaurants

February 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Best Berkshires RestaurantsIt’s not an easy thing to compile a list of the best Berkshires restaurants. The Berkshires are an uncommonly rich culinary crossroads, attracting chefs and restaurateurs alike with a wide selection of venues and cuisines. From fine restaurants to sandwich shops, brewpubs to pizzerias, and styles from around the world: Asian, Italian, Greek, Indian, French, American, and more.

Of course, a “best of” list of any kind is bound to be subjective and controversial – our best may not be yours! Thus we offer up this list of superb, top-rated restaurants, within easy driving distance of our Berkshires inn, not as any final word but more a guide and example of the caliber of dining one can find here.

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2016 Tanglewood Season Schedule

January 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Tanglewood season

Seth McFarlane, Chick Corea, and Garrison Keillor are just a few of the stars in the 2016 Tanglewood season lineup

Tickets for the 2016 Tanglewood season go on sale January 24th, 2016 at 10am and this year’s stellar lineup of stars and performances is bound to make them sell out quickly!

Tanglewood always attracts the best performers and audiences, gilding stages and packing houses every summer for the past 76 years. The wide-ranging schedule of performances and events for the 2016 Tanglewood season includes some of the classical music world’s biggest names, including Andris Nelsons, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Charles Dutoit, Paul Lewis, Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, and Yuja Wang.

The 2016 Tanglewood season is no stranger to popular entertainment, either, with appearances this year by Seth MacFarlane, Chick Corea, and the return of such favorites as Garrison Keillor and NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

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Romantic Berkshires Valentines Lodging Specials

January 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires' Valentines Lodging Specials at Applegate InnWhere better to stay during your Valentine’s Day getaway than the B&B voted “best place to kiss in the Berkshires?” Let Applegate Inn set the scene for your romantic holiday with one of our Valentines lodging specials!

Home to cultural icons like Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance, outdoor recreation areas like Jiminy Peak and Butternut Ski resort, as well as myriad fine shops, galleries, and restaurants, the Berkshires are the perfect setting for any romantic getaway.

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Start The New Year Right With A Berkshires Spa Getaway

December 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a Berkshires Spa GetawayThe holidays can be a magical time but, let’s face it, they can also be a lot of work and stressful. Why not start your new year off right by giving yourself the rejuvenating gift of a Berkshires Spa Getaway?

Applegate Inn’s convenient location in the Berkshire countryside allows us to offer the promise of a quiet, relaxing atmosphere while also keeping within easy reach of such local institutions as Tanglewood, Jacob’s Ladder, and the Norman Rockwell Museum. We’re also close to some great shopping opportunities, wonderful galleries, fine restaurants, and numerous spas, gyms, and wellness centers.

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A Christmas Carol and Tanglewood 2016

December 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood 2016 scheduleThe end of the year is always an exciting time, but especially here in the Berkshires with the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on stage and the recent release of the Tanglewood 2016 season schedule.

Tanglewood 2016 Season Schedule

The 2016 Tanglewood season schedule was announced late last month, with tickets going on sale January 24th, 2016 at 10am.

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Applegate Inn’s Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special

November 20th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires New Year’s Eve SpecialCelebrate a Berkshires New Year’s Eve in style without putting a crimp in your pocketbook – prices start at $195 for a one night stay – by taking advantage of the New Year’s Eve Special at Applegate Inn!

Our luxurious Berkshires bed and breakfast inn always has a number of Berkshires lodging specials and packages available to choose from. One of the most popular is our Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special, which we update each year to provide the best possible combination of savings and extras for you!

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Plan Your Berkshires Skiing Vacation Now

November 13th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Skiing VacationPlanning a Berkshires skiing vacation this winter? Great idea – the Berkshires are loaded with numerous excellent ski areas and Applegate Inn is right in the center of all the best Berkshires skiing action!

It’s true: there are lots of wonderful Berkshires skiing opportunities and Applegate Inn is conveniently close to a majority of them. Take a look!

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Discover Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

October 16th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age MuseumVentfort Hall Mansion in Lenox, MA is an imposing, Jacobean Revival-style mansion built by the J.P. Morgan family in the late 1800’s and is now restored as a Gilded Age Museum you can tour!

If you’ve seen the film “Cider House Rules,” this Berkshires mansion may look a little familiar to you – the exterior of Ventfort Hall was used as St. Cloud’s Orphanage in the movie. Beyond that, the iconic building has been a dormitory for Tanglewood music students, a summer hotel, the Michel Fokine Ballet Summer Camp, and community housing for a religious organization – but before that, it was just another Berkshire Cottage.

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Berkshires Lodging Specials for Fall

October 9th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn's Berkshires Lodging SpecialsBetween the beautiful, turning foliage, the upcoming holidays, the ebb of summer crowds, and the area’s ever-present culture, autumn may be the best time to visit the Berkshires – and it is with this in mind that Applegate Inn offers our Berkshires lodging specials!

Autumn brings more than just bright fall colors to the Berkshires, it also brings lots of fun! Lots of festivals and to-do’s abound as folks get ready for the holidays and the end of the year. Halloween alone provides lots to do and see. After a busy summer, it’s nice to be able to get away from everything for a day or two – or even more – and the Berkshires provide that picture-perfect respite from your hectic, fast-paced, work-a-day world.

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