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Explore the Norman Rockwell Museum

January 14th, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

The Norman Rockwell Museum, in Stockbridge, MA is home to the largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art in the world plus exhibits of other illustrators from around the world. Best of all, it’s just minutes from our Berkshires inn! Norman Rockwell passed away in 1978, yet remains one of America’s most popular and recognizable […]

2021 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series – a 2020 Redux

December 20th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

If missing a favorite artist’s Tanglewood concert was one of your complaints about 2020, you’ll be happy to learn they’re getting a do-over. The 2021 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series is 2020 rescheduled! 2020 was a bizarre and challenging year for us all. So many of the annual traditions – or even daily habits – that […]

The Best Berkshires Skiing
Near Lee, MA

December 12th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Now is the time to start making plans for that fantastic Berkshires skiing getaway you’ve been dreaming of all summer long. Applegate Inn is a short drive away from some of the best skiing the Berkshires have to offer and would love to be your home base. Is there any other winter activity that is […]

NightWood at The Mount Edith Wharton’s House & Gardens

November 22nd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Looking for something fun and safe to do in the Berkshires this holiday season? Visit Edith Wharton’s house and gardens to experience NightWood at The Mount, 5 unique scenes of light, sound, and color. November 19th through January 3rd, 2020 in Stockbridge, MA. 2020 continues to be challenging, right up to the end of the […]

Experience Naumkeag Winterlights 2020

November 14th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

The end of the year is fast approaching and one of our favorite holiday attractions is about to begin. Winterlights 2020 at Naumkeag is back, from November 27th to January 2nd in Stockbridge, MA. The Gilded Age splendor of Naumkeag, with its magnificent landscaping and architecture, is lovely to behold no matter when you visit. […]

Explore Berkshires Antiques Shops

October 25th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

If you enjoy antiques shopping, you’ll be happy to learn that there are a number of excellent Berkshires antiques shops nearby Applegate Inn. So many, in fact, that it would be easy to spend days visiting them all! There’s nothing quite like antiques shopping. With other shopping, you have a list or an idea of […]

Arrowhead – The Herman Melville House Museum

October 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Did you know that Arrowhead, The Herman Melville House in Pittsfield, MA is just a 15 minute drive from Applegate Inn? It’s true and both history and literature fans will enjoy a visit to this popular, historic house museum. Between 1850 and 1863, Arrowhead Farm was home to one of America’s great writers. It was […]

Ventfort Hall Mansion
and Gilded Age Museum

September 25th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Step back in time with a visit to Ventfort Hall Mansion and see how the Rockefellers and their peers “roughed it” in the country with their Gilded Age, Berkshire cottages. America’s “Gilded Age,” occurred between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the twentieth century. It was period of upheaval and rapid […]

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum & Hoosac Valley Train Rides

September 13th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Railfans and history buffs alike will enjoy a visit to the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum in Lenox, MA. Explore the historic Lenox Station museum and enjoy a short train ride! The Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum is housed in the restored Lenox Train Station. The station was built in 1903, replacing the 1850 building which burned […]

October Mountain State Forest
Hiking, Biking, Paddling & More

August 22nd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Get out into the great outdoors of the Berkshires with a visit to October Mountain State Forest. Hiking, biking, boating, picnicking, gorgeous scenery, and more. October Mountain has it all! October Mountain State Forest is Massachusetts largest state forest. Its 16,500 acres encompass a portion of the Hoosac Range on the western edge of the […]

Historic Becket Quarry and Forest Preserve

August 8th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Explore miles of beautiful, protected forest trails and the remains of abandoned, historic Becket quarry in Becket, MA. Just 30 minutes from our Berkshires bed and breakfast, Applegate Inn. The Chester-Hudson Quarry was integral to the early development of Becket and the surrounding area. It extracted granite for gravestones and monuments from the 1850’s to […]

Jiminy Peak Summer Fun

July 25th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is well known to visiting skiers – but did you know the resort is open during summer, too? During warmer months, their Mountain Adventure Park offers ziplines, alpine slides, mountain coasters, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, and more. And all less than an hour away from our Berkshires bed and breakfast. It […]

The Mission House – A Colonial-Era Landmark in Stockbridge

July 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Travel back to a simpler time with a visit to the Mission House, museum, and gardens in Stockbridge, MA. This fascinating, Colonial-era, National Historic Landmark has connections to the local Mohican tribe and is less than 10 minutes from our Berkshires bed and breakfast in Lee, MA. The Mission House was originally built atop Stockbridge’s […]

Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass

June 22nd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Schantz Galleries, in Stockbridge, MA is home to some of the most stunningly beautiful pieces of art glass you’ll ever see. The expansive, two story gallery displays works from more than 60 talented artists. The sparkle, shine, and transparency of glass gives it a liquid, magical look that is perfect for catching the eye and […]

Take a Peak at Monument Mountain

June 7th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Looking for something spectacular to do during your Berkshires getaway? Try a hike to the summit of Squaw Peak on Great Barrington’s Monument Mountain Reservation for panoramic views of the Housatonic River Valley and beyond. Best of all? The trailhead is just a little over ten minutes from our Berkshires bed and breakfast, Applegate Inn.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

May 23rd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Get out into the great outdoors of the Berkshires with a visit to Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The 1,142 acre reserve includes a large beaver pond, 7 miles of trails through a variety of habitats, and plenty of wildlife. Actually, the Massachusetts Audubon Society runs three separate Wildlife Sanctuaries within reasonable driving distance […]

Explore the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

May 9th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Soak up the natural beauty of the Berkshires with a visit to the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. This nearly 13 mile long, converted railroad track runs from Adams, MA through Cheshire, to Lanesborough, with plenty of lush scenery and wildlife throughout. The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail started out as an extension of the Housatonic Railroad in 1845. […]

Chesterwood – The Daniel Chester French Studio Museum

April 19th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Come explore Chesterwood, the summer home, studio, and gardens of one of America’s most celebrated sculptors, Daniel Chester French. Many of the artist’s most famous public monuments were modeled right here at his Berkshires estate. Not sure who Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) is? Just picture the statue of seated Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial, in […]

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