Started by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn in the 1930’s, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is America’s longest-running dance festival, has been designated a National Historic Landmark, and is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
Jacob’s Pillow Farm, named after a large, pillow shaped rock on the property of this rural Massachusetts acreage (the zig zag road leading to the farm was referred to as “Jacob’s Ladder” so … ), was purchased by Ted Shawn in 1931 as a retreat for the first US, male dance company. Ted Shawn hoped to help expand the role of men in modern dance and ended up not only doing so but also establishing a far greater appreciation and awareness of modern dance in the US in general.
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Our luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast always strives to provide our guests with the warmest hospitality and pampering. Summer is a busy time for us. There are so many events and outdoor activities for vacationers in and around the beautiful Lee, MA area. It’s very important to us that the estate is well-prepared for the summer season. With that in mind, the inn has had all the carpets replaced. We’ve also done a great deal of repainting throughout the common areas as well as the individual guest rooms and suites. It gives the whole place a wonderful refreshed feeling, just in time for our summer guests!
During the warm summer months, the screened porch is a favorite place for guests to enjoy a Berkshires B&B gourmet breakfast. It’s been so popular, that we’ve added more tables so everyone can enjoy the fine food, admire the beautiful grounds and make pleasant conversation with friends both old and new.
With all the Berkshires summer cultural events in full swing, our rooms have been booking up very quickly. We highly encourage making your reservation as soon as possible to ensure you have your favorite room here at Applegate Inn. Conveniently close to Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Center, the Berkshire Theater and other major Berkshires area attractions, Applegate Inn is your place to stay during your Berkshires summer vacation. At any time of the year, we look forward to giving you a memorable and delightful experience of true Massachusetts hospitality!