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Skiing the Berkshires

January 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

You’ve seen the weather reports – we have a little snow here at the moment and that means … it’s time for skiing the Berkshires! Whether you prefer cross-country skiing, alpine (downhill) skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, the Berkshires have the snow and slopes for you – and Applegate Inn is in the center of the […]

Romantic Berkshires Valentines Getaway

January 10th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

We like to think that our Berkshires b&b is a pretty romantic place all the year round. Rated A+ as the “best place to kiss in the Berkshires,” Applegate Inn is a cozy and romantic hideaway whether you enjoy sitting by a roaring fire, enjoying a quiet and delicious meal together, or playing in the […]

Oh, Tannenbaum! – Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees 2013

December 18th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Festival of Trees 2013: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, as presented by the Berkshire Museum, features more than 200 spectacular Christmas trees decorated to represent the past, present, and future. The theme for this year’s Festival of Trees was inspired by the museum’s 110th anniversary – thus you will see trees representing the museum’s first […]

New Year’s Eve Special at Applegate Inn in the Berkshires

December 12th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Start 2014 off right with a New Year’s Eve Special at Applegate Inn – a beautiful bed and breakfast nestled in the picturesque Berkshires! We’re offering you this New Year’s Eve Special as a way of saying “thanks” to all the wonderful guests who have shared our home and the beauty of the Berkshires with […]

“Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas” Recreation – The Norman Rockwell Museum

November 22nd, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Have you ever wished you could visit a painting? Seen an image to warm and resonant that you wished you could just stroll right into it? Well, you can! Norman Rockwell’s famous painting, “Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas,” comes to life on December 8th in Stockbridge, MA.

It’s Time to Plan Your Berkshires Ski Vacation

October 31st, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

If you’re like me, you just about can’t believe that ski season is nearly upon us – where on earth did summer go? – but it’s true, so you’d better get to planning your Berkshires ski vacation now while the time is ripe! It may only be fall now but NOW is the time to […]

It’s Berktoberfest Again!

September 30th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Sixth Annual Berktoberfest is kicking off the first weekend of October with food, games, live music, and, of course, great craft beer. Berktoberfest is an annual event centered around handcrafted beer, with the proceeds being donated to local charities. During its first five years, Berktoberfest managed to raise over $10,000, which was dispersed through […]

The Berkshires Autumn Attractions

September 20th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

As summer’s greens turn to autumn’s golds and harvest time gets into full swing, New England comes to life with things to see and do. From fresh-pressed apple cider and festivals to hiking and biking, there is no end to the Berkshires autumn attractions. Get out and revel in the autumn air with a Berkshires […]

Founders’ Day Weekend Is Coming!
Sept 20 – 22, 2013

August 29th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Lee’s 19th annual heritage celebration, the Founders’ Day Weekend, is three days of family fun with a parade, live music, food tastings, sidewalk sales, crafts and much, much more.

Summertime at Laurel Lake

August 14th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Summers are meant to be spent near the water, if you ask me. We have a lovely pool at the Inn for swimming and lounging, however it can be fun to experience some fresh water while you are in the Berkshires as well. Laurel Lake is only five minutes up the road from Applegate Inn […]

Housatonic River Fishing

July 17th, 2013 by Katie Pate

The Housatonic River starts from four sources in the Berkshire mountains near the city of Pittsfield. It flows 149 miles southward through Massachusetts and Connecticut before emptying into the Long Island Sound. Fishing is a major activity along the entire length of the river. Trout, bass, and perch are the most common catches. Enjoy some of […]

History of the Lee Public Library

June 29th, 2013 by Katie Pate

If you have an interest in American history or architecture, make sure to leave a little time during your Berkshires vacation to visit the Lee Library. A beautiful, quiet and historic place, stop in to browse the shelves or enjoy a quiet place to read for a while. The Lee Library is the only remaining […]

Berkshire Special Places Tour

June 14th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Would you like to see some of the most beautiful places in the Berkshire communities of Lee and Becket? Join us for a very special tour called “Gardens, Grounds and Properties of Lee.” Taking place on Sunday, June 23rd from noon to 4 p.m. this tour will lead you to six unique Lee and Becket […]

Berkshire Art Galleries in Lee

May 29th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Looking to take in some culture while visiting the Berkshires? We have a few suggestions for fun and interesting art galleries to visit in the small town of Lee, where our bed and breakfast is located. The Good Purpose Art Gallery, 40 Main Street: The Good Purpose Art Gallery features  the work of professional artists […]

Things to do in the Berkshires: Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lee

May 8th, 2013 by Katie Pate

You can get a walking tour map from the Lee visitor information center at the Chamber of Commerce, a 2 Park Place. Here are some of our favorite stops on the tour: Congregational Church. (25 Park Place) The 150-foot steeple makes this church the tallest structure in town. It is an unusually fine example of […]

Girls Getaway Ideas: Lee Premium Outlets

April 26th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Looking to plan a get together with the girls this spring? Why not take a weekend or overnight trip to the Berkshires and shop to your heart’s content at the Lee Premium Outlets? With 60 outlet stores, you are sure to find something (well, maybe a few things) you can’t live without, along with a […]

The Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts

April 11th, 2013 by Katie Pate

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) is a hiking path that runs 2175 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Ninety miles of this long-distance trail are in Massachusetts, running along the tops of the ridges and through the valleys of Berkshire County. The Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts provides diverse hiking […]

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2013

March 25th, 2013 by Katie Pate

While you may feel like it is still winter, the Spring has arrived and summer will be just around the corner! One of the biggest events of the Berkshire summer is the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. This is the longest-running dance festival in the nation; Jacob’s Pillow plays host to more than 50 dance companies. […]

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