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Don’t Miss Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017!

November 10, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 - a Norman Rockwell HolidayCome experience a classic, Norman Rockwell painting come to life during the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 – December 1st and 3rd, 2017!

Visitors to our neck of New England often remark that many a view before them looks as if it could have come straight out of a painting. Sometimes they are spot on. Many scenes in the Berkshires have starred in famous works, particularly those of Norman Rockwell. As you may already know, Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life in Stockbridge and the town is home to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

You’re undoubtedly familiar with Norman Rockwell’s famous “Home for Christmas (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas)” painting. The 8-foot-long work has come to symbolize Christmas in America and is one of Rockwell’s more famous pieces.

The town of Stockbridge returns the favor of being immortalized with an annual celebration of the painting, the artist, and the town itself!

A big part of Stockbridge’s charm comes from the fact that it has changed so little over the decades. This makes re-enacting the scene from Rockwell’s famous Christmas painting that much easier. The scene is so convincing, in fact, that visitors can be excused for feeling like they’ve accompanied one of Dickens’ ghosts to a Christmas past!

But Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 is so much more than just a simple recreation of a painting. It’s a weekend of fun activities.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 Schedule
Friday, December 1st –
Readings Around The Hearth – 5pm to 6:30pm
Gather ’round to hear classic stories of the season presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives held at the library. Free Admission.

Saturday, December 2nd –
Holiday House Tour ~ 11am to 4pm
Take self-guided tours of historic homes: Blantyre, Eastover, Naumkeag, Historic Merrell Inn, Charles Owen House, and The Old Rectory. Tickets are available in advance through Stockbridge chamber or on the day of at the Red Lion Inn.

Children’s Holiday Story Time at the Stockbridge Library ~ 11 to 11:30am

Caroling Luminaria Walk ~ 6pm to 7-m
Meet in front of The Red Lion Inn on Main Street with your candle or flashlight and join the festive caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.

Holiday Concert ~ 7:30pm
A joyful holiday musical program by the Berkshire Lyric and the Blafield Children’s Chorus held at the First Congregational Church.

Sunday, December 3rd –
Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation ~ 12pm to 2pm
See America’s Main Street at Christmas-time the way Norman Rockwell did, complete with vintage automobiles, costumes, and more.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017

December 1st through the 3rd, 2017 – 12pm-2pm
Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, 50 Main Street,Stockbridge, MA
Visit stockbridgechamber.orgfor more details and tickets.

Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas Lodging
Applegate Inn is a historic Berkshires B&B located just minutes from Stockbridge and a great many other attractions. In fact, our convenient location makes exploring the Berkshires a snap. Of course, our amenities are so plush and numerous, you may find yourself not wanting to leave! Book your holiday getaway at Applegate Inn now and treat yourself to the best hospitality in the Berkshires!

Celebrate the Holidays at Hancock Shaker Village!

October 20, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Holidays at Hancock Shaker VillageGet into the holiday spirit this season with a visit to Hancock Shaker Village! See how Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas were celebrated through numerous events from the famous, living museum. From late October through to a week before Christmas in December.

Hancock Shaker Village has been open tot he public since 1961 but they usually close until after their big, fall harvest festival, mid October. This year, however, they’ve decided to share the way of the Shaker holidays by adding a number of events from Halloween to Christmas.

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A Berkshires Christmas: Festival of Trees and A Christmas Carol

December 12, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Festival of Trees 2016 at the Berkshire MuseumFestival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum and Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on stage at The Colonial Theatre are two great ways to enjoy the holiday season in the Bekrshires!

There’s always lots to do and see in the Berkshires and the holiday season is no exception. Bright lights, colorful decorations, special events, and holiday-themed stage shows set the scene for a magical time of the year.

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Take Advantage Of Our Berkshires New Year’s Eve Lodging Special!

December 9, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Take Advantage Of Applegate Inn's New Year's Eve Lodging Special!Ring in 2017 with a relaxing Berkshires getaway and save! Applegate Inn’s New Year’s Eve Lodging Special gives you a number of reasons to celebrate the season!

Between all the culture and natural beauty, no matter the season, there’s always a reason to visit the Berkshires! End of the year celebrations are no exception. Whether you’re here for some excellent skiing and snowboarding, to see some shows and museums – or both! – our New Year’s Eve Lodging Special is the icing on the cake.

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2016 Norman Rockwell Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Events

November 11, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2016Experience America’s golden age through the eyes of Norman Rockwell. The annual and beloved Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas celebration is scheduled for December 2nd through the 4th, 2016.

Norman Rockwell’s painting of the Stockbridge during Christmas season is one of his more famous works. That fame has spread to Stockbridge as well. The town returns the favor every year by recreating the famous scene – and you’re invited!

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Applegate Inn’s Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special

November 20, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires New Year’s Eve SpecialCelebrate a Berkshires New Year’s Eve in style without putting a crimp in your pocketbook – prices start at $195 for a one night stay – by taking advantage of the New Year’s Eve Special at Applegate Inn!

Our luxurious Berkshires bed and breakfast inn always has a number of Berkshires lodging specials and packages available to choose from. One of the most popular is our Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special, which we update each year to provide the best possible combination of savings and extras for you!

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Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special at Applegate Inn!

December 13, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn Berkshires New Year's Eve Special 2015Applegate Inn wants to help you ring in the 2015 New Year in comfort and style by offering you the opportunity to take advantage of our Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special!

Every year we craft a Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special to help you get the most out of your end-of-the-year Berkshires getaway. Designed with offering you the best value for your hard-earned money, the Applegate Inn Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special is the best way to celebrate the holiday, Berkshires-style

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Berkshire During the Holidays

November 21, 2012 by Katie Pate

Thanksgiving is only a few days away and that means Christmas is just around the corner! Here in the Berkshires, we are starting to feel the holiday spirit. In this post, we have some events that will help you get in the winter wonderland mood as well.

Hoffman Pottery: For Sale and Design-Your-Own

This artist’s shop is offering big deals for the Holidays! Get 10% off the entire Helix Collection, 15% off garden sculptures and 25-75% off already discontinued lines for the rest of 2012. Buying from a local artist and business owner is a great way to be a responsible consumer. If you’ve got your young ones in tow, bring in the whole family for a Plate-Painting Party! There’s no gift grandparents like more than a hand-made item from their grandchild to cherish. Hoffman Pottery is open daily.

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Local Halloween Events in the Berkshires

October 7, 2012 by Katie Pate

Berkshire Events for Halloween

Halloween is a holiday more about folly and fun than religion and rhetoric. It is a favorite day for children all over America and adults know that Halloween is an excuse to get into costume and act silly.

Wondering what to do in the Berkshires for Halloween? October brings the lovely fall colors to our landscape and spooky Halloween events. From Paranormal investigations to traditional Halloween parades, there’s a lot of fun to be had not far from our Lee, MA bed and breakfast.

2012 Halloween Season Events at Ventfort Hall

Located at 104 Walker St. in Lenox, MA.

Ventfort Hall mansion and Gilded Age museum has a number of fun and spooky events for Halloween.

Dancin’ at the Mansion Halloween Party Saturday October 13 at 7:30 pm.
Dances to the standards sung by Vivian Caputo and played by the Greg Caputo Quartet. Costumes very welcomed and prizes will be given. There will also be complimentary snacks and a cash bar.

Ghost Hunting at the Mansion Saturday October 20 at 8:00 pm.
Chicopee Paranormal Investigators will check out the ghostly activity at the mansion. In the process, they’ll train spectators on how to do their own investigation, including how to use tools of the trade.

Tea and Talk with Chicopee Paranormal Investigators Tuesday October 30 at 4:00 pm.
The Chicopee Paranormal Investigators return to share their findings at the mansion. Consider the evidence over a lovely Victorian Tea.

Tickets are required for all events. For more information and to buy tickets online, visit http://gildedage.org/

Friday Night Ghost Tours at The Mount in Lenox, MA

Every Friday at 5:45pm and 7:00 pm during October, visit to The Mount at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, MA for Ghost Tours! A 90-minute guided adventure though the haunted places of Edith Wharton’s home is sure to put you in the Hallow’s Eve mood. Wear good walking shoes, bring your flashlight and prepare to be spooked! Not recommended for children ages 12 and younger. Visit The Mount website for more information and to buy tickets.

Berkshires Halloween 2012

A vintage postcard posted by the New York Library. Enjoy the Halloween holiday in the Berkshires!

2012 Halloween Events in Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield is a 25 minute drive from our Berkshires bed and breakfast.

All Things Halloween Thursday October 18 in Pittsfield
Throughout downtown Pittsfield, come for the very cute Children’s Costume Contest & Parade. There will also be live music and performances. Downtown shops and restaurants will be open later for the festivities. The Halloween spirit continues with Pittfield’s annual Halloween Parade on Friday, October 26 at 7 pm.

2012 Halloween Events in Stockbridge, MA

Stockbridge is a 10 minute drive from our Berkshires lodging.

Halloween Week Walk & Talk October 25 in Stockbridge, MA at 5:00 pm
Tom Daly will lead a walking tour of Stockbridge Cemetery after a cider and doughnut reception at the Old Town Hall.

 

Spend Mother’s Day in a Berkshires B&B

May 2, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Bring your mom to our luxurious Berkshires B&B.

Most mothers don’t go into the business of motherhood for the glory. They don’t become mother’s because of the great pay and the good hours. They do it for love.

In truth, rewards of motherhood are many and great. Cuddles are priceless, as is the joy of watching a child grow.

Yet from time to time it’s nice to show our mothers how much we appreciate all they’ve done for us over the years. This can be done in many ways, with a bouquet of flowers or a card. But the most meaningful way may be to give back a little of what mom gave to you – time.

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Happy 2011

December 28, 2010 by Applegate Inn

We wish you the best in 2011.

Dear Guests (past, present, and future),


There is no place we would rather be than here at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast, and nothing we would rather do than welcome you here.

Thank you for making our work such fun.


We wish you all the very best in 2011,

Len and Gloria

New Year’s Eve in the Berkshires

December 21, 2010 by Applegate Inn

We still have a few openings at our luxury Lenox Bed and Breakfast over New Year’s Weekend. In addition to the champagne and hors d’oeuvres, brandy and chocolates, and breakfast by candlelight you’ll receive at the inn, there are a few excellent places to celebrate the New Year in our corner of the Berkshires. Read on for suggestions:

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Shop the Berkshires

December 13, 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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Post Thanksgiving Bliss

November 1, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Our Lenox MA bed and breakfast is closed for the Wednesday and Thursday of Thanksgiving, November 24 and 25, 2010. We reopen on Friday, November 26, just in time for you to treat yourself to a relaxing weekend. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you’ll be ready to sleep late, eat gourmet breakfasts prepared by someone else, and generally put up your feet.

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New Years in Berkshires

December 30, 2008 by Applegate Inn

There are several great New Years events happening around our Lenox Bed and Breakfast. We hope this post can serve as an overview of things happening in the area.

Start the evening with us at Applegate Bed and Breakfast in Lenox, where we will be serving champagne and Hors D’oeuvres at 6 p.m. in our living room. We have several specials for the New Years that include brandy and chocolates in you room. Take a look at the specials page for our Massachusetts Inn to get more information.

Come celebrate New Years in the Berkshires!

Come celebrate New Years in the Berkshires!

Some of the events around town include:

Allium Restaurant, Great Barrington: Featuring an a la carte new year’s eve menu with open seating from 5 – 10PM. Guests will receive an amuse & selection of petit fours. Celebration will continue into the night with cocktails & music till 2 a.m.

Bogies Steak and Ale, Great Barrington: Serving dinner menu and chef specials, seating from 5 to 9 p.m. DJ entertainment all night.

Castle Street Cafe, Great Barrington: Open with a four-course dinner at 7 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. the Teresa Broadwell Trio will play for dancing and entertainment.

John Andrews Restaurant, Egremont: Open from 6 to 9 p.m. for seating. A la carte menu as well as tasting menu. Music by Jon Suters Trio.

Spice Restaurant, Pittsfield: Dinner specials in the main dining room and upstairs is dancing and a a cash bar.

We hope this will help you plan your New Years night in Massachusetts! Look forward to seeing you soon at our Bed and Breakfast Stockbridge!

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