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Hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires

April 25th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The Appalachian Trail stretches some 2,200, from Georgia to Maine – and right through the Berkshires of Western MA. In fact, it passes close by our Berkshires B&B, making hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires a snap! People come from all over to experience hiking the Appalachian Trail. While many set out on multi-day […]

The Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts

April 11th, 2013 by insideout

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) is a hiking path that runs 2175 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Ninety miles of this long-distance trail are in Massachusetts, running along the tops of the ridges and through the valleys of Berkshire County. The Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts provides diverse hiking […]

Hike the Appalachian Trail

May 3rd, 2010 by Applegate Inn

If you have always dreamed of hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, let us help you realize that dream. The Appalachian Trail passes close to our Lenox MA bed and breakfast. Stay with us while you plan your trip, and sink into a hot tub back at the inn at the end of the day. […]

Tour Jacob’s Ladder Trail Scenic Byway

April 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Looking to soak up some of that beautiful Berkshires scenery? Take a cruise along the Jacob’s Ladder Trail. The historic, 35 mile Scenic Byway treats its travelers to gorgeous views of the southern Berkshires between Lee and Russell, MA. Jacob’s Ladder Scenic Byway, part of U.S. Highway 20, runs from Russell, MA, to the Lee/Lenox town […]

Schermerhorn Gorge Trail

May 26th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

We’ve put away our skis for the season and oiled our hiking boots. In the coming months, we plan to stretch our legs on the hike to Bish Bash Falls. Maybe we’ll walk a stretch of the Appalachian Trail, which runs through October Mountain State Forest and passes close to our Inn Berkshires. Perhaps we’ll […]

Red Chair Travels to the Best Bed and Breakfasts in New England

December 13th, 2012 by insideout

Red Chair has arrived in the Berkshires! 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 […]

Plan Ahead to Enjoy the Fall Colors in the Berkshires

September 2nd, 2012 by

Summer is coming to its end… which means the spectacular show of the Berkshires fall foliage is about to begin! Plan your relaxing stay at our Berkshires bed and breakfast during the height of autumn color in October. There are so many ways to take in that beautiful explosion of red, yellow and orange! The […]

Summer in the Berkshires

May 25th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Guests come to our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast during the summer to bask in the beauty of nature and enjoy outdoor recreation. They also come to immerse themselves in the extraordinary art and culture that’s found here. One day they can hike the Appalachian Trail. The next day they can visit world-renowned museums like The […]

Good Western Massachusetts Hikes

March 19th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Quite a few guests of our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast come here in order to be closer to nature. Many live in Boston, New York City, and Hartford. They crave the outdoors, the fresh air, the quiet, and they find it in the Berkshires. A favorite activity is hiking, which can accommodate most all fitness […]

Thanksgiving Weekend in the Berkshires

November 23rd, 2011 by Applegate Inn

The best antidote to a day of feasting is fresh air and exercise. Both can be found in spades in Western Massachusetts. After spending Thursday in the kitchen and around the table, head to our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast with hiking boots in hand. Snow accumulation from the amazing October blizzard has melted, meaning that […]

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011

June 12th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

The Massachusetts Berkshires is truly a unique environment. The setting is pastoral, with rolling farmland, mature forests, and some of the oldest mountains in the country. The Appalachian Trail passes close to our Berkshires Lodging – evidence of the remarkable opportunities for outdoor recreation that exist in the region. Yet unlike many areas where nature […]

Berkshires Bed and Breakfast Luxury

October 13th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

You work hard. Whether your job is in an office or in the trades, caring for your children or for elderly parents, you work hard. Vacation time is required, but often it means more work before and after trips. When you take a holiday, you want it to be worth it. Our luxury Berkshires bed […]

Hike Along the Housatonic

July 12th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

An hour south of our Lenox MA bed and breakfast in Connecticut, the Appalachian Trail follows the Housatonic River for several miles. We hiked it in May, and were astounded by the multitude of colorful wildflowers along the trail and the lovely views of the river and valley. Start west of Cornwall Bridge, and join […]

Visit the Bidwell House

October 5th, 2009 by Applegate Inn

The Bidwell House, in Monterey, MA, is less than 10 miles from our Lee MA bed and breakfast. Originally built as a parsonage around 1750, the house is a great spot to learn about early American architecture (the house was built in three distinct phases) and life. Bidwell House was lovingly restored to its present […]

Berkshire County Kayaking

August 7th, 2008 by Applegate Inn

I have been kayaking throughout Berkshire County for the past three years.  I have come to enjoy this sport with several friends.  We use an Appalachian Mountain Club guidebook to help us discover new places each week. I’ve also gotten a lot of tips about where to go from the Berkshire Outfitters, We have […]

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 […]

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