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Take Advantage of Our Spring Fever Berkshires Lodging Special!

April 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Applegate Inn 2018 Spring Fever Berkshires Lodging SpecialSpring has sprung and now is the perfect time to get out and about exploring the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts! Let us help you make the most out of your getaway with the Applegate Inn Spring Fever Berkshires Lodging Special!

There’s never a bad time to visit the Berkshires – but spring is definitely one of the better times! Flowers and new, green leaves abound. Museums and historical homes are opening for the season. From March to Memorial Day, everywhere you look, there is fresh life and natural beauty galore!

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Berkshires Breweries – Fresh and Unique Craft Beers

March 23, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Discover delicious, regional craft beers when you visit Berkshires breweries!The craft beer revolution has made its mark on nearly every corner of the US – and the Berkshires are not immune. Berkshires breweries offer fresh and unique craft beers reflecting the flavors of the region. Come discover the craft breweries near our Berkshires B&B!

Do you tend to think of beer as just a pale, yellow, fizzy concoction that pairs well with fast food? If so, you owe it to yourself to give craft beer a chance.

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Come Experience the Berkshires Maple Syrup Harvest!

March 9, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Maple Syrup HarvestMarch is Massachusetts Maple Month! Maple sugaring houses are boiling down their sap and filling the air with the delicious scent of fresh, Massachusetts maple syrup. Now is your chance to come and experience the Berkshires maple syrup harvest up close!

Berkshires maple syrup producers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. Sugaring houses all around the Berkshires are busy boiling down the sap they’re collecting to produce fresh and delicious Berkshires maple. It’s a tradition that occurs every spring, mid-February to mid-April. Once temperatures reach 40 degrees or more and the sugar maple sap begins to run again, it’s maple sugaring time!

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A Constellation of Stars – Tanglewood Popular Artists Series 2018

February 16, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood Popular Artists Series 2018Spring is still in waiting in the wings, so it may be hard to think about your summer plans. With tickets for the 2018 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series on sale, however, you may want to try! Tanglewood is offering a host of music stars and legends again this summer, including Roger Daltrey, Andy Grammer, and the Steve Miller Band!

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Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival 2018

February 2, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Barrington Stage Company’s 2018 10X10 New Play Festival Pittsfield’s annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival is back and with it comes Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival. This fast-paced event sees ten new plays performed in just over an hour and a half! February 15th through March 4th, 2018.

The 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival in Pittsfield, MA is an annual showcase of music, film, visual art, spoken word, comedy, dance, theater, and more. The festival sees 66 events at 12 different venues, and all based around the number 10. The diverse roster of local and regional participants includes the Berkshire Museum, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and Hancock Shaker Village.

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Treat Them To A Valentine’s Day Getaway in the Berkshires!

January 12, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Valentine's Day Getaway in the BerkshiresValentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to express your love and the Berkshires are the perfect place to do it. Treat that special someone to a Valentine’s Day getaway in the Berkshires with one of Applegate Inn’s romantic lodging packages.

A Valentine’s Day getaway means different things to different people. That’s part of what makes our corner of the Massachusetts Berkshires so perfect a romantic destination: there are so many wonderful things to do together here!

Outdoor recreation is available in myriad forms. We’re surrounded by skiing opportunities, whether you prefer downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and both indoor and outdoor ice-skating are also available.

Cultural activities abound, as well. Melville’s Arrowhead Farm, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Mahaiwe, and so many others are all within easy reach. Like skiing opportunities, our Berkshires B&B is surrounded by world class theaters, museums, gardens, and galleries.

When it comes to dining, the Berkshires are in a class of their own. Though the scene is ever-changing, we try to keep our list of the Best Berkshires Restaurants up to date.

No matter what it is you two do while you are here, Applegate Inn’s Romance Package is a great place to start!

Our Berkshires Romance Package includes:
Two nights lodging in one of our wonderful fireplace rooms
A sumptuous 3 course dinner for two
Chocolate and a split of champagne

You can enjoy this special offer in our Queen Room for only $545. You can also upgrade this package to the King Suite for $715. The King Suite includes a steam shower, soaking tub, or two-person whirlpool tub.

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so our Mid Week Lodging Specials may also come in handy.

Applegate Inn’s Mid Week Lodging Special includes 2 nights midweek, Sunday through Thursday (your 2 nights can be Thursday and Friday but other restrictions apply). Options available for this special include:

A $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner for 2 at one of our 6 favorite restaurants
(the restaurant list and other details for this special can be viewed here)
OR
2 complimentary mid-week ski-lift tickets to Butternut Ski resort
OR
A Complimentary Nordic (cross country) ski package at Hilltop Orchards, with wine tasting
OR
2 complimentary passes to The Norman Rockwell Museum
OR
Special for February, a complimentary bottle of Furnace Brook Winery’s award-winning Blanc de Blancs champagne and a decedent chocolate treat.

Valentine’s Day Getaway in the Berkshires

As you can see, Applegate Inn is ready to go all out to make sure your Valentine’s Day getaway in the Berkshires is the best it possibly can be.

To take advantage of these or any of our Berkshires Lodging specials, all you need do is let us know what you have in mind when booking and we’ll do the rest.

Be sure to visit our Applegate Inn Specials and Packages page for details, restrictions, and other available add-ons.

Get Your Tickets for Tanglewood 2018 & Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

January 5, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tickets for Tanglewood 2018 are on sale soon!Happy New Year! We’re off to a running start with tickets for Tanglewood 2018 going on sale to the general public on Sunday, January 28th. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018 has also been announced. Now is the time to solidify those Berkshire summer getaway plans!

It may still be cold out but the announcements of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Tanglewood 2018 are reminders of summer’s approaching warmth. Both beloved festivals fulfill an annual, Berkshires tradition of world class music and dance performances going back nearly a century.

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The Berkshire Bach Society Presents Bach at New Years

December 10, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Bach Society Presents Bach at New Years 2017Ring in 2018 with an evening of Purcell, Mozart, Boyce, Bartok, and Bach when The Berkshire Bach Society presents Bach at New Years 2017.

We are so very lucky to have a group like the Berkshire Bach Ensemble here in our area. They are the oldest continuing, member-based, non-profit music organization in Berkshire County. The group focuses on the works of J.S. Bach and his musical peers, present concerts that range from solo instrumental recitals to large choral works with full orchestra.

Bach at New Years has been a Berkshire County New Year’s Eve tradition since 1993. Sell-out audiences year after year at Mahaiwe led to an expanded performance schedule. There are now three separate opportunities to experience Bach at New Years!

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The Applegate Inn New Year’s Eve Lodging Package

December 1, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn 2017 New Year's Eve Lodging PackageRing in 2018 with a relaxing Berkshires getaway and save! Applegate Inn’s New Year’s Eve Lodging Package gives you a number of reasons to celebrate the season!

There are a million reasons to enjoy a Berkshires getaway at any time of the year but our New Year’s Eve lodging package really ups the ante. What better way to welcome 2018 than with a stay in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts and Applegate Inn as your home base? We’re surrounded by the very best of the Berkshires and you can be, too!

Skiing, shopping, museums, the stage, and the charm of mother nature are all within easy reach when you book a stay at our Berkshires B&B. Best of all, we make it easy and exciting with our 2017 New Year’s Eve Lodging Package.

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Time To Plan Your Berkshires Skiing Getaway

November 20, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Now is the time to plan your Berkshires skiing getawayThere’s nothing quite like a Berkshires skiing getaway and Applegate Inn makes it even easier to plan yours with our Berkshires lodging packages!

There is always something happening in the Massachusetts Berkshires, even during the winter. In fact, that’s an excellent time to visit!

If you think our rolling hills are lovely during summer, just wait ’til you see them under a sparkling blanket of snow. The same can be said of our quaint, New England towns once they’re decked out for the holidays.

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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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Get In The Spirit With Ghost Tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount

October 6, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Ghost Tours at Edith Wharton's The MountGet in the “spirit” for Halloween all through the month of October in the Berkshires with Ghost Tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount!

Edith Wharton’s The Mount is always good for a visit. Edith Wharton (1832-1937) was an American novelist, short story writer, and designer who wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including “The Age of Innocence,” “Ethan Frome,” and “The House of Mirth.” She was the first woman awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other honors.

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It’s Time To Plan Your Berkshires Fall Foliage Getaway

September 18, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Fall Foliage GetawayOctober, peak foliage season for the Massachusetts Berkshires, is just weeks away. If you’re an unabashed leaf-peeper, now is the time to plan your Berkshires fall foliage getaway!

There is always something to see or do in the Berkshires but few things exceed the beauty or popularity of our colorful fall foliage. Bright displays of leafy color under a crisp, blue autumn sky are inspiring, drawing you out of doors to soak up their magnificence.

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the Berkshires fall foliage is with a short road trip. The scenic byways of the Berkshires offer endless possibilities but a few favorites come to mind.

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Come Out For the 2017 Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival!

September 4, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

The Lenox Apple Squeeze is a free, 2-day harvest celebration and street festival. Artisans, farm stands, performers, and lots of happy visitors fill downtown Lenox with music, laughter and plenty to do, see, eat, and drink. Don’t miss out: September 23rd and 24th, 2017.

It can be difficult to face the end of summer, especially since it always seems to disappear almost as soon as it arrives. Welcoming fall rather than mourning summer is the key – and one of the best ways to celebrate fall is by attending the 38th annual Lenox Apple Squeeze.

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3 Days of Fun at Lee Founders Weekend 2017

August 18, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Lee Founders Weekend 2017Come out and help celebrate the town of Lee’s annual birthday! Lee Founders Weekend 2017 is scheduled for September 14th through the 17th and promises three days of fabulous food, music, and fun in the Berkshires.

Lee, MA turns 240 this year and Lee Founders Day Weekend is the town’s annual birthday bash. Founders Weekend not only celebrates our hometown and all those who have helped to make it the great place but also its bright future! Come out and help us celebrate in small town Berkshires style with our Founders Day Parade, Duck Derby, Taste Of Lee, live music, arts and crafts, and so much more.

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The 41st Annual Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon

August 11, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon 2017Come to the Berkshires this September for the 41st Annual Josh Billings Runaground Triathlon. “The Josh,” scheduled for Sunday, September 17th, 2017, is one of the oldest and largest bike-canoe-run triathlons in the country.

The Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon has been held in Southern Berkshire County every year since 1976. This makes it one of the oldest continuous annual triathlons in the country, second only to California’s Eppie’s Great Race, which is two years older. The Josh Billings Triathlon includes a 27 mile bike ride, a 5 mile canoe/kayak/SUP sprint, and a 6.2 mile run.

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The 2017 Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show!

July 21, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

2017 Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts ShowThe 26th annual Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts show is right around the corner, August 19th and 20th, 2017. This beloved event has become a regional staple, drawing talented artisans and craftspeople from around the region for nearly 30 years.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping – or even something just for you!

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