Fall is upon us, if one can trust the signs: cooler temps, brightly colored leaves on the ground, and the arrival of celebrations like the upcoming 36th annual Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th, in Lenox, MA!
It is community celebrations like the annual Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival that make the passing of summer into fall not a bittersweet change but a happy and fun one. Something people from around the region – and even the country – look forward to all summer long. Who isn’t relieved to have another reason to leave the stifling confines of the city to relish the natural beauty of the Berkshires?
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The Mount, was designed by Edith Wharton in 1902 as her home and writer’s retreat and is now both a historic site and the only monument to Edith Wharton in the United States.
Beyond historically significant exhibits and events available to the public year ’round at The Mount, October brings out the spooky in this otherwise stately cultural venue in the form of, among other Halloween events, Ghost Tours! Given Wharton’s own history with the paranormal, it’s an appropriate offering.
Edith Wharton didn’t only pen the occasional ghost story, she was also troubled by the supernatural, stating that she was “haunted by formless horrors” and once described feeling “some dark undefinable menace … I could feel it behind me, upon me; and if there was any delay in the opening of the door I was seized by a choking agony of terror.”
Sold by the Wharton’s in 1911, The Mount became part of Foxhollow School for Girls in 1942. During this time, residents reported hearing unexplained noises and odd sensations in the old, Wharton servant and family quarters. Similarly, when Shakespeare & Co. used The Mount as both dormitory and theater in the late 70’s, numerous people reported odd noises and visions of figures in old-fashioned clothing!
Now’s your chance to find out find out if Edith Wharton’s old home is still inhabited by otherworldly beasties – with a Berkshires ghost tour of The Mount!
Visit The Mount for a special evening ghost tour this October and see for yourself if the paranormal activity others have reported in the servants’ quarters, stables, and formal rooms register for you. Ghost Tours at The Mount are available throughout October:
Berkshires Ghost Tours at The Mount
Fridays, 5:45pm or 7pm
Saturday, October 25, 5:45pm or 7pm
For tickets and more information: www.edithwharton.org
Berkshires Ghost Tours Lodging
If it’s rattling chains and moaning spooks you’re after, our Berkshires bed & breakfast may disappoint but, on the flip-side, you’ll have more than a ghost of a chance of a good night’s rest when you stay at Applegate Inn – and, come morning, you’ll feel downright spirited after one of our signature breakfasts! Applegate Inn offers 11 beautifully appointed suites with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs to provide you with true relaxation – stay with us and enjoy real Berkshires comfort!