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Greenock Country Club – It’s Just Across the Road!

June 21, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Greenock Country ClubGreenock Country Club is one of America’s first golf courses. The club features a classic, 9-hole, Donald Ross designed course, clay tennis courts, a restaurant, and more. Plus it’s literally just across the road from our Berkshires bed and breakfast!

We’ve mentioned the convenience of our Lee, MA location before. So much of what brings people to the Berkshires is very easily accessed from Applegate Inn: Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark Art Institute, Mass MOCA, and so much more.

But … did you realize our Berkshires B&B is just across the road from golf, tennis, and more?

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Spring Has Sprung at Berkshire Botanical Garden

April 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Botanical GardenThe signs of spring are all around us right now: blossoms, birdsong, and the annual opening of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Berkshire Botanical Garden is open all year ’round – but their display gardens are only open May 1st through October 11.

Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG), in Stockbridge, MA, is one of the oldest public display gardens in the Northeast. The garden’s meticulously groomed 15 acres include display gardens and walking trails throughout. Best of all, they’re just a little over 6 miles from the door of our Berkshires B&B.

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Visit Ioka Valley Farm In March For Massachusetts Maple Month!

February 22, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Ioka Valley Farm for Massachusetts Maple Month 2019It’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!

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Come Ski the Berkshires of Western MA

January 21, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Come Ski the Berkshires of Western MAThinking 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!

We offer a mid-week Berkshires Skiing Special that gets you 2 ski lift tickets at Ski Butternut OR cross country skiing at Hilltop Orchards.

We’re also currently offering a Post-holiday Getaway Special that expires soon. A variety of other offers can be found on our Berkshires lodging specials and packages page. Be sure to check it out before you book your stay!

Ski the Berkshires of Western MA

As I said above, Applegate Inn is startlingly close to a great variety of Berkshires skiing opportunities. If you’re looking to ski the Berkshires, we’re well paced to be your base camp!

Cranwell Resortwww.cranwell.com
55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA – only 10 minutes from Applegate Inn. Though parts of the facility are currently undergoing renovation, skiing is still available.

Bousquet Mountain Ski Resortwww.bousquets.com
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield, MA – only 15 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiingwww.canterbury-farms.com
1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket, MA – only 20 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Ski Butternutwww.skibutternut.com
380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington, MA – only 20 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Hilltop Orchardswww.hilltoporchards.com
508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond, MA – only 20 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Catamount Ski Areawww.catamountski.com
Route 23, South Egremont, MA – only 20 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Maple Corner Farmwww.maplecornerfarm.com
794 Beech Hill Road, Granville, MA – only 40 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resortjiminypeak.com
37 Corey Road, Hancock, MA – only 40 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Notchviewwww.thetrustees.org
Old Route 9, Windsor, MA – only 45 minutes from Applegate Inn.

Berkshires Lodging

As you can see, ski options near our Berkshires B&B are plentiful. Take advantage of our lodging specials when you book your room and we’ll help get you out on the slopes for a fantastic winter getaway!

Highlights of the 2019 Tanglewood Schedule

December 21, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood Schedule 2019The 2019 Tanglewood schedule has been announced and tickets go on sale the morning of February 10th. Now is the time to make your plans for Tanglewood season 2019!

The announcement of the Tanglewood schedule is always an exciting and eagerly anticipated event. As the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) the annual Tanglewood Music Festival brings classical music’s biggest names to the Berkshires stage every summer. This year is no exception, with a cornucopia of returning and first-time stars, premiers, and special events on the calendar.

2019 will see the opening of the Tanglewood Learning Institute and a full-performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” 2019 will also feature the world premiere of “The Brightness of Light,” Kevin Puts’ piece based on letters between Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Applegate Inn’s New Year’s Eve Berkshires Lodging Special

December 10, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn's 2018 New Year’s Eve Berkshires Lodging SpecialRing in 2019 in style with a Berkshires getaway and save! Applegate Inn’s New Year’s Eve Berkshires Lodging Special is just our way of saying Happy New Year!

No matter the season, there’s always a reason to visit the Berkshires and our Select Registry inn makes an excellent home base from which to explore. We here at Applegate Inn pride ourselves in providing the very best in Berkshires lodging. Our New Year’s Eve lodging special is just one more part of that effort.

No matter how you plan to spend your New Year’s getaway – skiing, seeing a show, exploring the area – our lodging special will help to make it the best ever!

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Berkshires Fall Foliage Day Trips and Drives

October 12, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Fall Foliage Day Trips and DrivesOctober is here and the scenery is bursting with color. When it comes to leaf peeping, nothing beats the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Now is the time to come and enjoy the best of the Berkshires fall foliage!

October is THE month for viewing the peak fall foliage here in western Massachusetts. The Berkshires fall foliage season begins late September and typically peaks during mid-October, Columbus Day weekend.

If you’ve a love for forested backdrops of crimson, yellow, russet, and all tones in between, a Berkshires fall foliage trip is for you! Luckily, Applegate Inn is at the epicenter of some of the most striking autumn vistas around. It’s a simple thing to plan a lovely little drive or day trip from our Berkshires B&B for some gallery-hopping, antiquing, and lots of great leaf peeping!

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Visit and Explore Naumkeag Gilded Age Cottage and Gardens

September 28, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

The blue steps at Naumkeag

The Blue Steps at Naumkeag

Naumkeag, in Stockbridge, MA, is one of the Berkshires’ original gilded-age “cottages” and a National Historic Landmark. Come marvel at the Gilded Age splendor at the estate’s terraced gardens, landscaped grounds, and magnificent architectural details.

Naumkeag is a quintessential Berkshires country estate of the Gilded Age. It was built in 1885 as a summer estate for Joseph Hodges Choate (1832–1917), a New York City attorney and ambassador to England. The estate stayed in the family until 1958, when it was bequeathed in its entirety – lock stock and barrel – to The Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving natural and historical places here in Massachusetts.

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Lee Founders Weekend 2018 – Come Join In the Fun!

August 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Lee Founders Weekend 2018The town of Lee, MA turns 241 in 2018 and our annual birthday celebration – Lee Founders Weekend 2018 – is scheduled for Friday, September 14th, through Sunday, September 16th, 2018. Come out and help us celebrate during this popular, annual Berkshires event!

Lee Founders Weekend is always a great time. Lee celebrates the town’s birthday with three days of fabulous food, music, and fun in the Berkshires – and YOU are most definitely invited! Come join in as we celebrate Berkshires style with a Founders Day Parade, Duck Derby, 5K Road Race, Taste Of Lee, live music, and lots more!

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Shop Fine, Handcrafted Gifts at Berkshire Crafts Fair 2018

July 13, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Crafts Fair 2018Looking for that perfect, unique item to offset a room or to give as a gift? You’re likely to find it at Berkshire Crafts Fair 2018! This annual, juried show draws master artisans from all over the country to exhibit their wares. August 10th through the 12th, 2018, in Great Barrington, MA.

The annual Berkshire Crafts Fair is not your typical arts and crafts show. Every year, artisans, from Washington to Florida, submit their applications in hopes of being accepted. Of the hundreds of applications received, only the very best are chosen. Making the Berkshire Crafts Fair as much an exhibition of fine art as it is an arts and crafts shopping opportunity.

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The 2018 Season for Lenox’ Shakespeare & Company

June 18, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Lenox’ Shakespeare & Company 2018 SeasonFans of the Bard (or just good theater) visiting the Berkshires should do what they can to catch a Shakespeare & Company production. The 2018 season is already in full swing and will be until December 16th!

The Berkshires are known for a great many things, not the least of which is our incredible theater scene. No matter the time of year, it seems like the Berkshires’ stage is alive with music, dance, drama, or comedy.

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Bash Bish Falls and the Waterfalls of Berkshire County

June 11, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Bash Bish FallsBash Bish Falls may be the tallest and most famous waterfall in the Berkshires – but it’s not the only one! In fact, there are lots of waterfalls in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

There’s just something about a waterfall that is magical. From the sound of the falling water to the sight of it splashing its way down, waterfalls can be hypnotic. Science tells us that falling water releases negative ions into the air that have a positive effect on our moods.

Whatever the reason, waterfalls are almost universally loved.

Luckily, there are many waterfalls in the Berkshires of Western, MA. Some are big, splashing waterfalls like Bash Bish Falls in Mount Washington. Others are small, “horsetail” falls like Stevens Glen in Richmond. Some waterfalls can be seen from the road while others require a hike. While some falls are more seasonal than others, they’re all most exciting during the spring rains and run-off.

Rather than list all the waterfalls in the Berkshires, here are just a few of the more popular ones near our neck of the woods.

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018 Is Just Weeks Away!

May 11, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018The opening date for America’s longest-running international dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, is just a month away. If you’ve not already made your plans, now may be your last opportunity to catch this year’s jam-packed season.

Anticipation for the 86th annual return of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is running high right now. It’s hard to believe how quickly the first quarter of the year has flown by and now the promise of summer is just weeks away.

Here in the Berkshires, June means Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. The annual festival is a treasure-trove of must-see dance performances. Debuts, world premieres, and collaborations drive the excitement. The festival also offers talks, exhibits, workshops, and more.

Highlights for 2018 include The Royal Danish Ballet, the U.S. debut of Compañía Sharon Fridman, and an artist-curated program by New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht.

2018 will also see groups like PHILADANCO!, Limón Dance Company, Houston Ballet, and ODC/Dance return to the Pillow after years away.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Special Events for 2018 include:

Season Opening Gala – June 16th
The summer kickoff party features exclusive, one-night-only performances, live & silent auctions, dinner, and an after party.

Sunday Film Series – June 24th, July 15th, August 5th
Intimate film showings in Blake’s Barn: “Ingmar Bergman: Through the Choreographer’s Eye” (June 24), “The Dancer” (July 15), and “Gravity Hero” (August 5).

Inside/Out: Translucent Borders – June 27th
This three-day residency brings together more than twenty musicians and dancers from Cuba, Israel, Ghana, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Italy.

All Styles Dance Battle – July 1st
The second annual dance battle will feature Festival artists, participants of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, and surprise judges.

Gotta Dance: New Faces for Broadway – August 19th
Watch as the dancers of the Musical Theatre Dance Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow perform in a joyous celebration of dance and live music, directed by Broadway’s Chet Walker.

Festival Finale – August 25th
Dance the night away with desserts, drinks, and more at this ultimate end-of-summer celebration on the Pillow’s Great Lawn.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018

June 20th through August 26th
358 George Carter Rd, Becket, MA 01223
Visit www.jacobspillow.org for a full schedule, tickets, and other details.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Lodging
Jacob’s Pillow Dance is just minutes away from our Berkshires B&B in Lee, MA, Applegate Inn. Our convenient location, incredibly comfy guest rooms, and a history of unmatched service and comfort, make us the obvious choice for lodging anytime you’re in the Berkshires. Book your stay at Applegate Inn today!

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires

April 25, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in the BerkshiresThe 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 trips and some hardy souls attempt the full length, many just want to set foot upon the famous track.

Luckily, there are a number of access points and day hikes available right here in the Berkshires. Ninety miles of the trail run along the ridges and valleys of Berkshire County, MA. Better yet, most require no fees or permits for a simple day hike.

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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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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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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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