Chesterwood is the historic country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, one of the country’s foremost public sculptors. His creations are found from Boston to San Francisco, New York City to Florida. Chesterwood was designed by architect Henry Bacon, best known for his Lincoln Memorial. Daniel French and his family spent every summer at Chesterwood after the villa’s completion in 1900; its convenient location between New York and Boston made it easy for him to maintain contact with each city.

Chesterwood. Photo compliments of Chesterwood.

These days, Chesterwood is open to visitation from the end of May through Mid October. Visitors may stroll through the gardens, visit the studio and villa, and learn about the life and work of French in an on-going exhibition. In addition, Chesterwood offers art classes to the public – everything from weekly classes to weekend workshops.

Two up-coming activities at Chesterwood may be of interest to guests of our bed and breakfast Lenox.

  • September 18: free admission and tour to participants of the Heritage Walk.
  • September 25: Cider Mash Bash (6:30 pm – 11:30 pm). A “down-home hoe-down” with music, dancing, local spiked cider, Berkshire brews, and other tasty treats.

    Good old fashion fun at Chesterwood.

Chesterwood is located in Stockbridge, just a few miles from our Berkshires bed and breakfast. Several upcoming act