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Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2011

September 1st, 2011 by Applegate Inn

The 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival and the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic take place this weekend, September 2 – 4. Since we still have availability at our Lenox Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast, we encourage you to be spontaneous. Fill your Labor Day weekend with the sweet sounds of jazz, delicious food, and great wine.

Angélique Kidjo performs at Tanglewood during Labor Day Weekend, 2011.

The Tanglewood Jazz Festival line-up is guaranteed to be as impressive as ever, featuring the rising stars of jazz as well as some of the greatest jazz musicians alive. You’ll be able to listen to some of your old favorites, then check out the newest sounds sweeping the genre. For jazz aficionados, this is an event not to be missed.

Highlights include

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Tanglewood Jazz Festival

August 9th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Marrowstone Vineyards joined Olympic Peninsula Wineries this January and we’re so very happy to have them with us!

Marrowstone Vineyards is located on Marrowstone Island, naturally enough, atop a hill overlooking Puget Sound. Sampling the vineyard’s wines while taking in the view from the winery’s deck is quite the experience: Whidbey Island setting there in the sparkling blue of the sound, the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains in the distance; sailboats and large cruise, Navy, or cargo ships passing; and the kind quiet you can only find when you’re well away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Breathtaking.

Ken and Judith Collins relocated from northern California to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 and found themselves with five acres and no real idea what they could to do with it. A Master Gardner’s class gave them the hint they were after, however, when they learned that, contrary to what they had previously been told, certain varieties of grapes do, in fact, do well here in the Puget Sound region.

Well, what do you know?

Marrowstone Vineyard’s wines use Washington and Oregon grape varieties, such as Madeleine Angevine, Siegerrebe, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Reisling. Their wines are Our wines are fermented to a crisp and refreshing dryness that pairs well with seafood, cheeses, and chicken dishes. They also make a deslicious, spiced apple wine reminiscent of apple pie. Mmmmm!

Marrowstone Vineyards is more than just a winery, they also serve as a gallery for local artists. Sculpture, paintings, pottery, blown glass, and more decorate the walls of the tasting room and fill the upstairs gallery of the winery.

Marrowstone Vineyards is also available for weddings, reunions, and other events. We are happy to provide referrals for local caterers, musicians, photographers, wedding officiants and rental services for everything you may need for your event.

Imagine yourself on a lovely, secluded island, at the very tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It is summer and the sun is shining (really!). Before you, a vineyard heavy with ripening fruit stretches down a gentle slope towards the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound. Across the Sound lies Whidbey Island, buttressed by the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains.

You are no doubt asking yourself, (looking at the adjacent photo), how or why did this middle-aged couple decide to plant a vineyard and create a winery? The short answer was provided a few years ago by one of our relatives back in Ohio, “You guys are crazy to do this!” The longer answer is that we decided about eight years ago to relocate from northern California to the Pacific Northwest and began looking for property in Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula and Whidbey Island. After many hours in the company of realtors, we found a property with a lovely view of Puget Sound, a house that “appeared” to need little work and a lovely horse barn, then occupied by actual horses. We moved to our new home on June 1st, 2006. Not knowing quite what to do with five acres of property, we both enrolled in a Master Gardener class and learned, contrary to what we had been told, that one could grow certain varieties of grapes in the Puget Sound region. We then visited a number of wineries in the Puget Sound area including several on Whidbey Island and Bainbridge Island, which were, in fact, making wine from estate-grown grapes.

Their Pinot Noir grapes come from the heart of the Willamette Valley and are aged in seasoned French oak barrels, to add structure and a subtle hint of oak, but allowing the natural fruit flavors to predominate.
We also make a spiced apple wine that will remind you of homemade apple pie.

http://www.marrowstonevineyards.com/

The annual Tanglewood Jazz Festival will take place September 4 and 5, 2010, and will feature some of the best contemporary jazz artists in the world. We currently have openings at our Tanglewood lodging during the Jazz Festival, and invite all jazz enthusiasts to hop in the car and head to our bed and breakfast Lenox, Massachusetts for this big event.

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Simon and Garfunkel to Play at Tanglewood

June 14th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Make plans now for the historic reunion of Simon & Garfunkel: Old Friends Live on Stage at Tanglewood.

Simon and Garfunkel at Tanglewood, July 27, 2010.

They reunite Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at 8pm at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. 20,000 people are expected to attend, so book a room at our Tanglewood lodging soon.

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Tanglewood On Parade

July 20th, 2009 by Applegate Inn

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We tend to be busy here at our Lenox MA bed and breakfast when Tanglewood is in full swing. People travel from all over the country, and indeed from around the globe, to experience Tanglewood and the Berkshires. It gives us great pleasure to host our guests during this time, when the arts flourish more than ever in Massachusetts.

“Tanglewood on Parade” is a favorite tradition at the Tanglewood Festival. July 28, 2009, will be a full day of music, family events and fun. The grounds open at 2PM with the first event, Music and Astronomy Under the Stars: Dr. Donald Lubowich from Hofstra University will train his telescope on the heavens while participants celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo using a telescope for astronomy with music and a variety of fun activities.

From 3PM to 7:30PM, the Visitors Center offers free Tanglewood tours. Throughout the day, Ozawa Hall will be open: TMC Piano Repetoire at 2:30, TMC Instrumental Fellows at 4:30, and TMC Instrumental and Vocal Fellows at 5:30.

The day culminates at 8:30PM in the Kousseitzky Music Shed, with performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the TMC, and the Boston Pops. Five conductors will share the podium: James Levine, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos and Leonard Slatkin. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture will fill the air, fireworks will fill the sky, and you will be thrilled to be there.

We look forward to seeing you at our Tanglewood lodging in the Berkshires this summer.

Tanglewood is Upon Us

July 1st, 2009 by Applegate Inn

The Official opening night of Tanglewood is July 3, although talented folks such as Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home Companion, the Juilliard String Quartet and the Emerson String Quartet have already come and gone. Those of us who live and work at this Berkshires bed and breakfast are super excited for the new season; it always brings a surprisingly varied selection of skilled musicians, dancers, and artists of all kinds. We look forward to meeting the guests who come to our inn specifically for events at Tanglewood, and to hearing what they thought of performances we can’t make.

Those of you who plan on attending more than one performance during the 2009 Tanglewood season should consider purchasing a Tanglewood Lawn Pass Book. There are eleven tickets per book, which are valid for all Boston Symphony and Pops concerts in the Koussevitzky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall. Our Lee MA Bed and Breakfast is close enough to Tanglewood to make using your Lawn Pass a cinch – especially once we show you the secret route we use to get there. Enjoy all our amenities before and after the concert: relax by the pool or take a dip; fill yourself with an amazing, home cooked breakfast in the morning, and enjoy a glass or wine in the parlor in the evening.

Weekends fill up at Tanglewood. Consider staying at our Tanglewood lodging during the week, when the crowds are a bit thinner. The music is delightful any day of the week.

Hailed as “one of the most important violinists of his generation” (Tanglewood website), Christian Tetzlaff will delight music aficionados with several performances at Tanglewood. Hear him play Stravinsky and Brahms on July 5, and Beethoven’s complete sonatas for violin and violin July 6, 7 and 9, when he is joined by Alexander Lonquich on the piano.

July 14 and 15, Le Concert des Nations offers listeners the chance to hear Jacobean Masque and Stage Music, Locke’s music for The Tempest and Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, as well as Lully’s Suite from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. The two performances are both directed by Jordi Savall, but each one is unique and engaging in its own right.

We are thrilled that the 2009 Tanglewood season is at last upon us, and hope to see you here soon.

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