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Elizabeth Freeman, Ashley House, and Bartholomew’s Cobble

March 20th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Elizabeth Freeman was the first enslaved African American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts. You can learn more about her extraordinary story at historic Ashley House near Bartholomew’s Cobble, just a half hour south of Applegate Inn. Elizabeth Freeman (c. 1744 – 1829), also known as “Mumbet,” was born into slavery around […]

Berkshire Botanical Garden – Put a Little Spring In Your Step

March 6th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

What better way to welcome the arrival of spring than with a visit to Berkshire Botanical Garden? The annual Bulb Show is on right now – and the display gardens open soon – May 1st, 2020! If you’ve never made a visit to Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG), you’re truly missing out. Even non-gardeners are wowed […]

Tanglewood Popular Artists Series 2020

February 17th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

As expected, the 2020 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series has continued to evolve since our last post on the subject. Five new entries have been added, including John Legend, Brandi Carlile, and The Mavericks! As usual, the upcoming Tanglewood Festival summer is so chock full of amazing performances and star appearances it’s hard to know where […]

Experience Hancock Shaker Village

February 8th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Come experience the unique world of the Shakers at Hancock Shaker Village, established in 1774, in Pittsfield, MA. Shakers are known primarily for their fine craftsmanship, plain furniture, and work ethic. The Christian sect formed in England around 1747 but left for New York in 1774 after years of religious persecution. The settlement at Hancock, […]

Valentine’s Day Berkshires Getaway Lodging Specials

January 23rd, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Thinking of a Valentine’s Day Berkshires getaway, or maybe a spring fling is more your thing? Applegate Inn has you covered. Our selection of Berkshires lodging packages combine valuable perks with considerable savings for just this time of year! Little that is more romantic than whisking that special someone off on a surprise getaway. Dinner […]

Discover the Berkshire Museum
Art, Science & History

January 13th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

If you’re looking for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA is it. The only art, history, and natural science museum in the Berkshires is home to a wide variety of exhibitions designed to fascinate just about anyone. The museum has been a fixture in the Berkshires for over […]

Tanglewood 2020 – Summer Schedule Highlights

December 23rd, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Get set for a fantastic summer of music during Tanglewood 2020! Ringo Starr, Judy Collins, Trey Anastasio, Act III of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Isaac Stern’s 100th birthday, the Empire Strikes Back, and so very much more. Tickets go on sale February 9th, 2020 so now is the time to begin formulating those summer plans. With the […]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Berkshires Lodging Special

December 6th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Give yourself and your loved one a much deserved break and come celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Berkshires at Applegate Inn. We’ll be having champagne and hors d’oeuvres, we’ll have a lovely fire going, – and you’re most definitely invited. In fact, with our New Year’s Eve Lodging Special, you can enjoy all this […]

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2019

November 18th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Have you ever seen a painting that was so warm and welcoming that you wish you could step right into it? The chance exists at Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2019, the annual recreation of Norman Rockwell’s famous 1967 painting. December 6-7 in Stockbridge, MA. Norman Rockwell may have been gone for over half a […]

Don’t Miss Naumkeag Winterlights 2019!

November 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Get into the holiday spirit with a festive stroll through the Naumkeag gardens draped in a sparkling blanket of colorful holiday lights! Winterlights 2019 runs from November 21st to December 31st in Stockbridge, MA. The historic, Gilded-Age “cottage” and grounds of the Naumkeag estate open seasonally between mid-April and early October. The museum and gardens […]

Explore the Clark Art Institute

October 25th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

The Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, MA is considered one of the country’s foremost art museums. The stunning collection includes paintings, sculpture, decorative art, and works on paper from around the world and ranging from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Though nearly an hour’s drive from our Berkshires bed and breakfast, the Clark […]

Halloween Fun at The Mount and Naumkeag

October 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

It’s October and don’t look now but All Hallows Eve is slowly creeping closer! If you’ve a taste for the spooky and are looking for some Berkshires Halloween fun, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and Naumkeag are great places to start. Halloween is always a good time with “creepy” decorations, yummy treats, fun parties, and, of […]

October is Peak Color Month for Berkshires Fall Foliage

September 23rd, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

If you’re a “leaf-peeper,” or just a fan of stunning scenery, October is the peak month for viewing Berkshires fall foliage in western Massachusetts. Make plans to visit now, while the everchanging rainbow of autumn leaves is still up in the trees. There is never a bad time to visit the Berkshires of Western MA […]

Lenox Apple Squeeze 2019 – the 40th Annual Return!

September 9th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Lenox Apple Squeeze 2019 is just weeks away on September 21st and 22nd in Lenox, MA. The beloved, annual Berkshires harvest festival always includes great food, live music, craft vendors, and so much more. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Lenox Apple Squeeze. The FREE, 2-day harvest celebration and street festival includes nearly 150 food, […]

Labor Day Lodging Special & Lee Founders Weekend 2019

August 26th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Happy Birthday Lee, MA! The home of Applegate Inn celebrates its 242nd birthday this year and you are invited! Lee Founders Weekend is scheduled for September 13th through the 15th, 2019. Come out and join in the fun with a parade, Taste of Lee, a Craft Fair, and so much more. The end of summer […]

Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2019

August 12th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Come compete or spectate at one of the oldest continuous, annual triathlons in the country during Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2019! Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Great Barrington to Stockbridge, MA. The Josh Billings RunAground is a bike/paddle/run triathlon, as opposed to the more common bike/swim/run event. The race involves a 27 mile bike ride, […]

Explore Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation Area

July 29th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

For those considering a visit to the Mount Greylock area during their stay, we suggest a stop by Greylock Glen, a new kind of outdoor recreation area in Adams, MA. Mount Greylock is Massachusetts’ highest peak, with a summit of 3489 feet. The eye-popping vista from this point can reach as far as 90 miles […]

From Rags to Riches at The Crane Museum of Papermaking

July 8th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

The Crane Museum of Papermaking may sound like a real yawner until you learn that Crane & Co not only make the paper for our country’s currency, they’re the only ones to do so since 1879! As you likely know, United States currency is printed on a kind of fabric, not paper made from wood. […]

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