That’s right, thanks to a new program from Select Registry, Applegate Inn now has two EV chargers on property for our guests to use – free!
The Applegate Inn Tesla EV charger is compatible with all Tesla models. For guests whose EV is not compatible with the Tesla Supercharger, we offer the ClipperCreek HCS-40 electric car charger – we’ve got you covered.
This all came about when Tesla Motors and Select Registry teamed up through the Tesla Motors Destination Charging program. Select Registry is the first independent hospitality organization to engage with such a forward thinking program to this degree, installing said chargers on all 170+ Select Registry properties!
For those of you not familiar with Select Registry, it was begun in the late 1960s as a directory of the the very finest b&b’s, inns, and hotels across the country. To qualify and continue on as a Select Registry Property, each member has to pass an unannounced, rigorous, 200-point quality assurance inspection. No other hospitality organization goes to such lengths to assure travelers guaranteed quality and exceptional service.
Applegate Inn is a Select Registry Property and proud to be a recipient of both this honor and the perks that go with maintaining such a high standard – perks that we can pass along to our guests, like the Applegate Inn Tesla and CrippleCreek EV charging stations!
Applegate Inn is a Berkshires bed and breakfast inn offering a premium combination of luxury, tranquility, service, and convenience for your Berkshires vacation. Our convenient location puts you within minutes of all major Berkshires attractions, plus we’ll spoil you with candlelight breakfasts, afternoon wine and cheese, evening cognac and chocolates, and more. Stay at Applegate Inn for true value and comfort!
Shakers are known for their mode of simple living and their iconic architecture and furniture. Did you know the single, largest Shaker community in the US was once very close by: the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village.
The Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was founded in 1787 and remained the single largest communal society in America for 160 years, with over 6,000 acres and 100 buildings.
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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 Carnegie library building in the Berkshires. Because of this, it is not only beautiful but also historically significant.
The present building is on the Peter Wilcox homestead. The Wilcox one-story, one-room log house was the location of Lee’s first town meeting held in December 1777.
The remaining original part of the building was constructed in 1907.
The total cost of the building, including the lot and furnishings, was $35,500. Andrew Carnegie donated $12,000, the town appropriated $18,300, and the remainder was donated by citizens. Lee Marble Works quarried and cut the marble used in the construction of the building. The original section of the building is Corinthian in style, with interior woodwork of polished birch.
The library was expanded in 1977. Again, Lee Marble was used in the construction. The new wing tripled the size of the library to to 7,500 square feet. The addition includes the Betty Dennis Children’s Room, stacks, a reading room, and the Gallery.
What is a Carnegie Library?
Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated money to build a total of 2,509 libraries between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in Britain and Ireland, 125 in Canada, and others in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, Mauritius and Fiji.
Very few towns that requested a grant – and agreed to his terms – were refused. The last grant was made in 1919 and there were 3,500 libraries in the United States; nearly half of them built with construction grants paid by Carnegie.
Lodging for your Berkshires Vacation
Whether you are visiting the Berkshires to take in modern American art at Tanglewood or Jacob’s Pillow, natural beauty or history, the Berkshires has something for everyone. We would love to be your hosts at our Bed and Breakfast in Lee, the gateway to the Berkshires.