Posts Tagged ‘Berkshires museums’

Spur of the Moment Romantic Getaway

February 13th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Is there anything more romantic than a spur of the moment romantic getaway? We think not.

Outdoor sculpture at Chesterwood.

Walk through the grounds of Chesterwood, where art and nature mingle.

Forget about dinner and a movie in your home town. Pack your bags and head to some of the most romantic land in New England–the Massachusetts Berkshires.

Spend evenings sitting together by a crackling fire. Spend afternoons out in the fresh air, or wandering through one of the areas spectacular museums: The Clark Art Institute, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood. Hold hands.

Enjoy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants close to our Berkshires Inn. There’s Zinc, an elegant bistro and bar in Lenox that has garnered praise from the New York Times. There’s the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington, which will have dancing with the Wanda Houston Band on Valentine’s Day. There’s the Church Street Café, also in Lenox, where the menu changes with the seasons and decor is recycled and salvaged chic.

Berkshire Bed and Breakfasts are romantic by nature. A spur of the moment getaway to the Applegate Inn over Valentine’s Day is particularly so. The best part? Give us a call today and receive 15% discount off a stay of at least two or more nights. You must arrive within 24 hours of making the reservation to receive the special.

We would be happy to enhance your stay with our Romance Package. Please see our Bershire Inn Lodging Specials for details.

 

 

 

 

 

Berkshires Festival of Trees

November 18th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Christmas Blue

Come to the Festival of Trees at The Berkshire Museum.

It’s hard not like Christmas trees. They’re pretty. They sparkle. They smell good. Christmas trees evoke the best of the holidays.

Surround yourself with Christmas trees the next time you come to our luxury Berkshires Bed and Breakfast this winter. “Under the Big Top: Festival of Trees 2011” runs at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield from November 18 to January 2, 2012. The more than 100 decorated Christmas are just part of the extravaganza.

The circus theme conveyed with “Under the Big Top” is underscored on November 18, during the Opening Night Party. As guests enjoy drinks and tasty appetizers, atmospheric aerialists, towering stilt walkers, and a nimble contortionist will move among them. Circus workshops take place the following day for children aged 8 to 16. Walls will be lined with circus posters, circus memorabilia, and circus photographs throughout the duration of the exhibition.

The circus comes to town again on December 31st for a Circus Spectacular at the Berkshire Museum. Acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists will take the stage at 11 a.m. What a cheerful way to bid 2011 farewell.

The Berkshire Museum has several interesting permanent exhibits as well. See toys created by Alexander Calder in 1927, walk through the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, and gaze at the wondrous underwater world of the Aquarium, on the museum’s lowest level.

Plan an enchanting getaway at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast sometime between November 18, 2011 and January 2, 2012, and stop by the “Under the Big Top: Festival of Trees.”

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