It’s almost March and that means Massachusetts Maple Month! Come celebrate this sweet season with a visit to a local sugar house, like Ioka Valley Farm!
The Maple sugaring season in Massachusetts is a short one, typically running from mid-February to mid-March. This is the time when temperatures rise enough for the sugar maple sap to flow.
Sugarmakers collect the sap with taps and buckets, then boil it down in their sugarhouses to make pure and delicious Massachusetts maple. The sweet and seductive scent of maple from their operations is a wonderful part of the season. Come experience it during Massachusetts Maple Month!
Thinking of enjoying a skiing getaway this winter? Great idea! Applegate Inn is conveniently close to many of the area’s best winter-sports resorts and has a variety of winter lodging specials to choose from. Come ski the Berkshires and save!
There’s nothing quite like a Berkshires skiing getaway. Whether you’re a fan of downhill, cross-country, or snowboarding, the Berkshires offer plenty of options. There are also great sledding spots, snowshoeing trails, and snowmobile tours! It’s a winter-sports wonderland!
Berkshires Lodging Specials
Applegate Inn makes it even easier to ski the Berkshires with our lodging specials!
Spring 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!
Do you love the Shaker aesthetic? If so, then you wont want to miss the annual Shaker auction at Hancock Shaker Village: Sept. 10, 2016!
Shaker furnishings are simple, distinctive, and timeless. They’ve been treasured since being “discovered” by the rest of the world in the 1930’s and 40’s. Where better to view and bid on authentic, handcrafted Shaker antiques than at a real Shaker village?
The B52’s and the Boston Pops? Yes, at Tanglewood: Sept 2, 2016
Four new, popular artists shows to the Tanglewood 2016 season: Earth Wind & Fire, Jackson Browne, Train, and the B-52’s guesting with the Boston Pops!
Tanglewood can always be counted on the bring top-tier, national and international acts to the Berkshires. This is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, after all!
In a season that already included Grammy-Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, James Taylor, the Chick Corea Trio, Seth McFarlane, a Jerry Garcia tribute, and the legendary Brian Wilson, the addition of four more big-name acts really amps up the star-power of Tanglewood 2016!
The Rick Springfield Stripped Down Tour is coming to the Colonial Theatre!
If you’ve been known to groove to 80’s mega-hits “Jessie’s Girl,” “Human Touch,” “Souls,” and “Affair of the Heart,” you’ll want to catch the “Stripped Down” versions, live, on stage at the end of this month in Pittsfield.
The Sixth Annual Berktoberfest is kicking off the first weekend of October with food, games, live music, and, of course, great craft beer.
Berktoberfest is an annual event centered around handcrafted beer, with the proceeds being donated to local charities. During its first five years, Berktoberfest managed to raise over $10,000, which was dispersed through Berkshire Brewing Heritage, a non-profit, educational organization created for just that purpose.
What, you may be asking, is the ‘Red Chair?’ Well, here is a description from the Red Chair Travels website that will clarify:
“The Red Chair is a symbol, a movement, a phenomenon, a happening. Not just a simple wooden chair, this bright red vintage object is moving from place to beautiful place, exploring the best of New England all this year.
Move aside Flat Stanley, lie down garden gnome, hang yourself out to dry traveling pants… the Red Chair has arrived and captured the hearts and minds of America. This humble desk accoutrement, crimson paint peeling and wooden legs wobbling, will journey around New England building connections, meeting innkeepers and generally exploring some of the most beautiful corners of our country.”
Myself and Len with the Red Chair at our Inn
Sounds fun, right? The Red Chair’s visit to our Berkshires bed and breakfast was a great way for us to share with travelers all that the Berkshires has to offer as well as our thriving little community of Lee. Here are the places we brought the Red Chair: