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Naumkeag – a Gilded Age Oasis in Stockbridge, MA

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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 […]

The 2016 Shaker Auction at Hancock Shaker Village

August 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Do 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 […]

Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood’s Chesterfest 2016

July 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Chesterwood 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, […]

Discover the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio

July 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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 […]

All Aboard for the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum!

June 20th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The 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 […]

The 15th Annual Berkshires Arts Festival 2016

June 6th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The 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 […]

Attend the 2016 Berkshire International Film Festival

May 13th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Get set for the 11th annual Berkshire International Film Festival – June 2nd through June 5th, 2016 – featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Bruce Dern, Karen Allen, Brian De Palma, Noah Baumbach, Gregory Crewdson, and Jake Paltrow! Every year, the Berkshire International Film Festival brings the best in independent films and filmmakers to the Berkshires to showcase […]

Enjoy Lee MA Chez Nous at
Applegate Inn!

May 6th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The only thing bad about a great restaurant is that its popularity can keep you from being able to get into it! Our own, favorite, fine and perpetually booked local restaurant, the Lee MA Chez Nous Bistro, has found a wonderful workaround for this with their new “to-go” Ordering System! Chez Nous Bistro is easily […]

John Hiatt, Joshua Redman, and Buckwheat Zydeco at Mahaiwe!

April 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

A recent announcement has singer-songwriter John Hiatt, saxophonist Joshua Redman, and American musical legend Buckwheat Zydeco at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for the 2016 season! The Berkshires will ring with the sweet strains of rock, jazz, and zydeco as performed by legendary talents, thanks to the recent Mahaiwe 2016 season additions: John Hiatt on May […]

2016 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series Adds Dolly and Dylan!

April 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

The schedule for the 2016 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series just keeps getting more interesting, now with the addition of two – or, I should say three – big names: Dolly Parton and Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples! Each year’s Tanglewood Popular Artists Series comes with lots of surprises and anticipation but this year seems especially […]

4 Popular Artists Shows Added to the Tanglewood 2016 Season!

March 11th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Four new, popular artists shows to the Tanglewood 2016 season: Earth Wind & Fire, Jackson Browne, Train, and the B-52’s guesting with the Boston Pops! Tanglewood can always be counted on the bring top-tier, national and international acts to the Berkshires. This is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, after all! In a […]

It’s Berkshires Maple Sugaring Time!

March 4th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Spring is nearly upon us and that means Berkshires maple sugaring time! New England has hundreds of small maple syrup-producing farms and many are here in the Berkshires. Berkshires maple sugaring time begins when it starts to be warm enough in the day – 40 degrees or more – for the sap in the maple […]

Follow the Berkshires Beer and Cider Trail

February 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Craft 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 […]

The Best Berkshires Restaurants

February 5th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

It’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, […]

2016 Tanglewood Season Schedule

January 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

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 […]

Romantic Berkshires Valentines Lodging Specials

January 8th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Where 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 […]

Start The New Year Right With A Berkshires Spa Getaway

December 18th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The 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 Christmas Carol and Tanglewood 2016

December 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

The 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 […]

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