Posts Tagged ‘Berkshires’

Snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires

January 11th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

There is snow on the grounds of our luxury Berkshires Bed and Breakfast near Lenox Massachusetts, and more is on the way. In fact, we’re expecting quite a winter storm here in a day or two; this will be a lovely time to hunker down at the inn.

Enjoy a winter wonderland – the Berkshires.

The best part of snow is being in it, enjoying winter sports such as skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. There are a number of trails well-suited for snowshoes near our luxury Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast. Read on for a few favorites:

One of the prettiest trails is the one mile loop through the grounds of the Hancock Shaker Village;

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Shop the Berkshires

December 13th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

There are dozens of unique shops near our luxury Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. December is the perfect time to treat yourself to a few days here while you shop for your friends and family.

Silken, by Dan Dailey, at Schantz Galleries.

Nearby Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Lenox and Lee have antique shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Our inn is also close to the Prime Outlet Village; we offer a Berkshires Shopping Getaway Special which includes a variety of discount coupons for the village.

Origins Gallery in Stockbridge features unique art, masks, and artifacts from remote villages in Africa. An American Craftsman Galleries features many unique holiday gifts such as lovely glass ornaments. Amazing glass art by Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey and others may be found at Schantz Galleries. Inner Vision Studio is a good place to find watercolors and drawings by local artist Karen Andrews.

Antique shops abound throughout the Berkshires,

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Welcome 2011 at our Luxury Berkshires B&B

December 8th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

This New Year’s, instead of rubbing elbows in crowded Boston, Hartford, and New York City, travel to our luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast. We’re close enough to these cities to be convenient, but far enough away to be something special.

Applegate Inn Dining Room

Enjoy the first meal of 2011 at our luxurious bed and breakfast in the Berkshires.

Spend two or three nights in beautiful  Western Massachusetts and let us pamper you. Enjoy wine and cheese in the parlor before dining at one of the good local restaurants. When you return to your room after dinner, you’ll find chocolates and a decanter of Brandy awaiting you. Break your fast by candlelight, on crystal and fine china. Spend your days exploring charming New England towns, skiing, or relaxing by the fire.

On New Year’s Eve, we’ll break out the champagne and feast on tasty hors d’oeuvres. Laugh and cry over the best and worst of 2010, and share your aspirations for 2011. Play a song or two on the piano, challenge each other to a game, or simply enjoy conversation with friends, old and new.  Finish the evening with more brandy and chocolates, and sleep peacefully. On New Year’s Day, sleep late and then start the year off with a gourmet brunch by candlelight.

We’re happy to combine some of our other packages with our 2010 Bershires b&b New Year’s Special. Contact us to discuss your options; call toll free: (800) 691-9012 or email info@applegateinn.com.

Fine Dining in the Berkshires

November 24th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

When next you stay at our luxury bed and breakfast Berkshires, consider dining at one of our favorite restaurants. The Old Inn on The Green is less than 30 minutes from here, in New Marlborough. The ambiance is wonderful, especially during the winter months, when fireplaces crackle in every room. The menu changes frequently, but each bite is always worth savoring. Some nights the restaurant offers only a Prix Fixe Menu, which is fun.

The Old Inn on The Green features such unique plates as Roasted Hudson Valley Squab Salad and Crispy Veal Sweetbreads. It’s a great place to stop for a romantic dinner after exploring the area; there are several lovely waterfalls near New Marlborough, such as Campbell’s Falls, Ashley Falls, and Umpachene Falls. A short hike does wonders to stimulate the appetite.

One of the best parts of being Berkshires bed and breakfast innkeepers is being able to share our wonderful area with visitors. Our guests should never hesitate to ask for recommendations and travel suggestions.

Berkshire Fall Foliage is Peaking Now

October 26th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

It’s true, fall colors are at their peak all around our Berkshires bed and breakfast. It’s a delight just to look out the window. When the wind blows, little pieces of color fly through the sky: a flash of orange here, a shimmer of yellow there.

Take advantage of the autumn special at our Lenox MA bed and breakfast, on through October 31, 2010: stay at least two nights and enjoy a 20% discount. Or be spontaneous and benefit from our Spur of the Moment Special: book your room within 24 hours of your arrival and enjoy a 15% discount on your stay. One special only per party.

Crunch leaves under this tree during your stay at our Lenox MA inn.

Berkshires Bed and Breakfast Luxury

October 13th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

You work hard. Whether your job is in an office or in the trades, caring for your children or for elderly parents, you work hard. Vacation time is required, but often it means more work before and after trips. When you take a holiday, you want it to be worth it. Our luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast has just what you need.

Enjoy a luxurious moment by a waterfall, surrounded by brilliant fall foliage.

Located in the heart of the Massachusetts Berkshires, close to Tanglewood, the Appalachian Trail, and several charming New England towns, our Berkshires bed and breakfast luxury enjoys the peace of the country and the finest art and culture. Visit the Clark Art Institute, where past exhibits have included the work of Turner, Gainsborough, Georgia O’Keefe and Toulouse-Lautrec. Or head to Stockbridge, home to the Norman Rockwell Museum and numerous shops and boutiques. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts enjoy hiking (glorious at this time of year), cycling along country roads, and skiing in the winter.

Guests of our luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast often gather for wine and cheese in the evening, warming hands by the fire and sinking into comfortable chairs after a long day of exploration. Breakfast each morning is fresh and satisfying, elegantly served in our formal dining room by candle light.

The inn is yours during your stay. Stroll through our gardens and along wooded trails, or curl up with a good book by the fire. Indulge in luxurious whirlpool bath or steam shower (inquire when booking). Each room is spacious and private, with wet bars, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Ask about our luxury Berkshire inn Spa Indulgence Special or our Additional Ad On Options (such as wine or chocolates in the room). You may never want to leave.

Golf Vacations in the Berkshires

August 2nd, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Our Berkshires bed and breakfast is right across the street from Greenock Golf Club, in historic Lee, Massachusetts. It’s a fabulous 9-hole course first designed in 1895, and redesigned in 1927 by Donald Ross, one of the most influential people in American golf history. Even more important, it is a fun course to play.

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Hike Along the Housatonic

July 12th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

An hour south of our Lenox MA bed and breakfast in Connecticut, the Appalachian Trail follows the Housatonic River for several miles. We hiked it in May, and were astounded by the multitude of colorful wildflowers along the trail and the lovely views of the river and valley.

Start west of Cornwall Bridge, and join the Appalachian Trail at Breadloaf Mountain (where you will delight in the views of the Housatonic River and Valley). Head south along the trail, descending into the valley where you’ll walk along the west bank of the wide Housatonic River. There are many good spots to stop and enjoy a picnic while enjoying expansive views. Leaving the AT near the town of Kent makes a great day hike.

We love helping guests of our Berkshires bed and breakfast hike part of the Appalachian Trail. To facilitate your experience, we’ll escort you to your end point, where you can drop your vehicle and catch a ride with us to your starting point.

By evening time, you’ll be ready to relax with a glass of wine and a plate of cheese at our bed and breakfast Lenox.

Photo: The Housatonic flows away
Originally uploaded by marklarson

Have an Adventure in the Massachusetts Berkshires

June 3rd, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Catamount Ski Area has closed for the season, but Catamount Adventure Park is open for business. It is quite close to our Lee, MA bed and breakfast; sleep late, eat well, have an adventure, and still be back in time to gather in the parlor for a glass of wine.

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Horseback Riding in the Berkshires

May 11th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

One of the best ways to feel thousands of miles from the city is to mount a horse and head into the Berkshires. There is something inexplicably regenerative about riding horses in the woods. Memories of sitting in traffic or standing in the subway fade away with each clopping step of the horse. Attention is devoted to controlling the enormous animal under you and appreciating the natural surroundings. Everything else disappears.

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