There’s never a bad time to visit the Berkshires but one of the most popular times is now – autumn – when the Berkshires fall foliage comes to life with beautiful colors and the area abounds with fun things to do and see.
While many parts of the country begin to wind down once summer passes, the Berkshires heat up (so to speak) with a variety of events including things like down-home harvest festivals and parades, special concerts, parties, tours, and more.
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Autumn in the Berkshires is living art. The landscape is a canvas of colors – red, russet, orange, yellow, green, blue… It is interactive art at its finest.
The Norman Rockwell Museum has integrated this natural art into one of its exhibits. “An Outdoor Installation for the 21st Century” has been at the museum all summer and it lingers to stand against a backdrop of fall foliage. It will close October 31, 2011.
Have you seen the 2005 film Robots? If so, you have some idea of what you’ll find on the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Artists and craftspeople from all media were invited to submit sculptural robots inspired by the the film. The robots stand in stark contrast to the traditional paintings inside the museum, and the pastoral landscape surrounding it.
It’s worth a look.
Come spend a few days at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. The Applegate Inn is located in Lee Massachusetts, just a few miles from Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum. It takes about fifteen minutes to drive to the museum from here, and less than 45 minutes to bike there.
For more information about “An Outdoor Installation for the 21st Century”, please visit the Norman Rockwell Museum.
To book a room, please see our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast reservation page.
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.
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.
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.
Most folks know how lovely New England is in the fall. If you have never been here at the height of fall foliage, you will be astounded by the sheer numbers of colorful deciduous trees. As one guest from the northwest uttered in awe while gazing over the colorful Berkshires, “I had no idea… I didn’t realize it was like this.” Certainly this is a good time to stay at our western Massachusetts bed and breakfast.
There are lots of ways to enjoy autumn in New England, from walks in the woods to scenic drives. For golfers, this is perhaps the best time of year to throw your clubs in the car and visit golf courses throughout New England. Crisp autumn weather is perfect for golfing: not too hot, not too cold. And nothing is quite so enjoyable as a drink in front of the fire on a cool autumn evening after you have spent the day out in the fresh air, walking from hole to hole.
We are lucky to be in such close proximity to fantastic golf. Indeed, Greenock Country Club is just across the street from our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast, and Egremont Country Club and Pontusooc Golf Club are quite close as well. Take advantage of our Fall Golfing Package and get a free round of golf at one of these locations when you stay two nights with us.