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Berkshires Getaway Lodging Specials at Applegate Inn

October 26, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Getaway Lodging SpecialsThere is never a bad time to visit the Berkshires but Applegate Inn’s collection of lodging specials sure makes taking a Berkshires getaway easier on your wallet!

Autumn may be one of the best times to visit the Berkshires. The summer crowds are gone, the fall colors are lovely, and there are still plenty of things to see and do in the area. Plus, with the end of the year holidays coming up, now may be your last time for a break until the new year!

It was with this in mind that we created our Berkshires getaway lodging specials.

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Treat Them To A Valentine’s Day Getaway in the Berkshires!

January 12, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Valentine's Day Getaway in the BerkshiresValentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to express your love and the Berkshires are the perfect place to do it. Treat that special someone to a Valentine’s Day getaway in the Berkshires with one of Applegate Inn’s romantic lodging packages.

A Valentine’s Day getaway means different things to different people. That’s part of what makes our corner of the Massachusetts Berkshires so perfect a romantic destination: there are so many wonderful things to do together here!

Outdoor recreation is available in myriad forms. We’re surrounded by skiing opportunities, whether you prefer downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowboarding. Snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and both indoor and outdoor ice-skating are also available.

Cultural activities abound, as well. Melville’s Arrowhead Farm, Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Mahaiwe, and so many others are all within easy reach. Like skiing opportunities, our Berkshires B&B is surrounded by world class theaters, museums, gardens, and galleries.

When it comes to dining, the Berkshires are in a class of their own. Though the scene is ever-changing, we try to keep our list of the Best Berkshires Restaurants up to date.

No matter what it is you two do while you are here, Applegate Inn’s Romance Package is a great place to start!

Our Berkshires Romance Package includes:
Two nights lodging in one of our wonderful fireplace rooms
A sumptuous 3 course dinner for two
Chocolate and a split of champagne

You can enjoy this special offer in our Queen Room for only $545. You can also upgrade this package to the King Suite for $715. The King Suite includes a steam shower, soaking tub, or two-person whirlpool tub.

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, so our Mid Week Lodging Specials may also come in handy.

Applegate Inn’s Mid Week Lodging Special includes 2 nights midweek, Sunday through Thursday (your 2 nights can be Thursday and Friday but other restrictions apply). Options available for this special include:

A $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner for 2 at one of our 6 favorite restaurants
(the restaurant list and other details for this special can be viewed here)
OR
2 complimentary mid-week ski-lift tickets to Butternut Ski resort
OR
A Complimentary Nordic (cross country) ski package at Hilltop Orchards, with wine tasting
OR
2 complimentary passes to The Norman Rockwell Museum
OR
Special for February, a complimentary bottle of Furnace Brook Winery’s award-winning Blanc de Blancs champagne and a decedent chocolate treat.

Valentine’s Day Getaway in the Berkshires

As you can see, Applegate Inn is ready to go all out to make sure your Valentine’s Day getaway in the Berkshires is the best it possibly can be.

To take advantage of these or any of our Berkshires Lodging specials, all you need do is let us know what you have in mind when booking and we’ll do the rest.

Be sure to visit our Applegate Inn Specials and Packages page for details, restrictions, and other available add-ons.

Don’t Miss Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017!

November 10, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 - a Norman Rockwell HolidayCome experience a classic, Norman Rockwell painting come to life during the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 – December 1st and 3rd, 2017!

Visitors to our neck of New England often remark that many a view before them looks as if it could have come straight out of a painting. Sometimes they are spot on. Many scenes in the Berkshires have starred in famous works, particularly those of Norman Rockwell. As you may already know, Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life in Stockbridge and the town is home to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

You’re undoubtedly familiar with Norman Rockwell’s famous “Home for Christmas (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas)” painting. The 8-foot-long work has come to symbolize Christmas in America and is one of Rockwell’s more famous pieces.

The town of Stockbridge returns the favor of being immortalized with an annual celebration of the painting, the artist, and the town itself!

A big part of Stockbridge’s charm comes from the fact that it has changed so little over the decades. This makes re-enacting the scene from Rockwell’s famous Christmas painting that much easier. The scene is so convincing, in fact, that visitors can be excused for feeling like they’ve accompanied one of Dickens’ ghosts to a Christmas past!

But Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 is so much more than just a simple recreation of a painting. It’s a weekend of fun activities.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017 Schedule
Friday, December 1st –
Readings Around The Hearth – 5pm to 6:30pm
Gather ’round to hear classic stories of the season presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives held at the library. Free Admission.

Saturday, December 2nd –
Holiday House Tour ~ 11am to 4pm
Take self-guided tours of historic homes: Blantyre, Eastover, Naumkeag, Historic Merrell Inn, Charles Owen House, and The Old Rectory. Tickets are available in advance through Stockbridge chamber or on the day of at the Red Lion Inn.

Children’s Holiday Story Time at the Stockbridge Library ~ 11 to 11:30am

Caroling Luminaria Walk ~ 6pm to 7-m
Meet in front of The Red Lion Inn on Main Street with your candle or flashlight and join the festive caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.

Holiday Concert ~ 7:30pm
A joyful holiday musical program by the Berkshire Lyric and the Blafield Children’s Chorus held at the First Congregational Church.

Sunday, December 3rd –
Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation ~ 12pm to 2pm
See America’s Main Street at Christmas-time the way Norman Rockwell did, complete with vintage automobiles, costumes, and more.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2017

December 1st through the 3rd, 2017 – 12pm-2pm
Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, 50 Main Street,Stockbridge, MA
Visit stockbridgechamber.orgfor more details and tickets.

Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas Lodging
Applegate Inn is a historic Berkshires B&B located just minutes from Stockbridge and a great many other attractions. In fact, our convenient location makes exploring the Berkshires a snap. Of course, our amenities are so plush and numerous, you may find yourself not wanting to leave! Book your holiday getaway at Applegate Inn now and treat yourself to the best hospitality in the Berkshires!

Enjoy A Romantic Berkshires Valentine’s Day Getaway

January 16, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy A Romantic Berkshires Valentine's Day GetawayGive that special someone the gift of a Berkshires Valentine’s Day getaway with Applegate Inn’s romantic lodging specials and packages!

The Berkshires are uniquely suited to expressions of romantic love and affection. From the lovely lay of the land to the quaint New England towns to the broad array of restaurants, theaters, and museums, the Berkshires have it all.

Applegate Inn, rated as the best place to kiss in the Berkshires, is proud to be a part of this scene. Come enjoy all that is on offer with our Berkshires Valentine’s Day specials!

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2016 Norman Rockwell Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Events

November 11, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas 2016Experience America’s golden age through the eyes of Norman Rockwell. The annual and beloved Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas celebration is scheduled for December 2nd through the 4th, 2016.

Norman Rockwell’s painting of the Stockbridge during Christmas season is one of his more famous works. That fame has spread to Stockbridge as well. The town returns the favor every year by recreating the famous scene – and you’re invited!

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The Architects of Saturday Morning: Hanna-Barbera At The Norman Rockwell Museum

November 7, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Hanna-Barbera At The Norman Rockwell MuseumWhat do Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, and Jonny Quest all have in common? They’re all at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge! Come see Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning, November 12th through May 29th, 2017!

If you have spent any time watching cartoons on your television since 1957, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the work of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. From “The Ruff and Reddy Show” (1957) to “The Powerpuff Girls” (1998), the list of properties they’re responsible for bringing to life is astounding.

Given this rich history, it is surprising to learn that the current exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum is the first ever to focus on this award-winning animation team.

Hanna-Barbera: The Architects Of Saturday Morning focuses mainly on the animation studio’s golden years: classic shows like those already mentioned and Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, The Jetsons, Magilla Gorilla, Top Cat, and The Herculoids.

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Take Advantage Of Our Berkshires Fall Lodging Specials!

October 14, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Fall Lodging SpecialsEscape from the doldrums of your workday world to the beauty and culture of a Berkshires getaway with the help of Applegate Inn’s Berkshires Fall Lodging Specials!

Autumn in the Berkshires may star world-class fall foliage but that’s hardly the only delight on the menu! Other inducements include smaller crowds, fun festivals, plenty to see on the stage and in the galleries, and our fall lodging specials!

Let Applegate Inn help you to recover from your post-summer blues with the picture-perfect respite. Our Berkshires Fall Lodging Specials make it even easier!

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The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend

November 22, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Mainstreet At Christmas Weekend

Norman Rockwell working on Stockbridge Mainstreet At Christmas
1967 photo by Louie Lamone
courtesy of the Norman Rockwell Museum

Step into one of Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings at the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend, December 5 – 7, 2014!

Stockbridge, Massachusetts is like many small towns in the Berkshires: quiet, friendly, quaint, and so picturesque it looks like it could be right out of some Norman Rockwell painting.

Where Stockbridge differs is that it IS in a Norman Rockwell painting! Many of them, actually, but most famously in his “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.”

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Edward Hopper at the Norman Rockwell Museum

September 13, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator at the Norman Rockwell MuseumProminent American artist Edward Hopper was known primarily for his realistic oil paintings but the current Norman Rockwell Museum exhibit presents his lesser known side with “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator.”

Edward Hopper’s realist paintings are touchstones of the American twentieth century. His images have become an integral part of the very grain of the American experience, and his work continues to reflect and express classic American scenes and sensibilities. How ironic is it, then, that his career as illustrator, which came after his first, one-person exhibition of paintings in 1920, is largely ignored and glossed over?

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2014

May 19, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014The New York Times calls the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival “the dance center of the nation” and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree with that.

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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“Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas” Recreation – The Norman Rockwell Museum

November 22, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Main Street At ChristmasHave you ever wished you could visit a painting? Seen an image to warm and resonant that you wished you could just stroll right into it? Well, you can! Norman Rockwell’s famous painting, “Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas,” comes to life on December 8th in Stockbridge, MA.

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Spring in the Berkshires

April 3, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Golfing in the Berkshires

Golf in the Berkshires this spring.

We certainly have had spring weather here at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. It was in the 80s not long ago, then we had a freeze. If you are planning to spend a few days with us in the near future, be sure to pack both sweaters and shorts!

Crazy weather aside, spring is here. We know, because Greenock Golf Course, which is across the street from our Bed and Breakfast in the Berkshires, is now open. They’re running their spring rates, which are quite reasonable.

Spring is a great time to leave the city and spend a few days golfing in the country of Western Massachusetts. The greens aren’t crowded, and it is rarely uncomfortably hot or cold. Come with your spouse or come with your golfing buddies.

Spend your days trying to get the little ball in the tiny holes, and spend your evenings sipping wine and nibbling cheese at the Applegate Inn. Relax in our parlor or lounge on our screened porch or by the pool.

You may want to spend an afternoon in a local museum. It’s always fun to revisit the past with a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in nearby Stockbridge, where there is currently a great exhibit on the portraits of Everett Raymond Kinstler.The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield is also a fun place to visit, with it’s varied exhibits on ancient history, art, and natural history.

Spring is a lovely time in the Berkshires, whether you spend your time golfing, visiting museums, hiking, or simply relaxing. Come see for yourself.

Spring in the Berkshires

March 3, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Golfing in the Berkshires

Golf in the Berkshires this spring.

We certainly have had spring weather here at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. It was in the 80s not long ago, then we had a freeze. If you are planning to spend a few days with us in the near future, be sure to pack both sweaters and shorts!

Crazy weather aside, spring is here. We know, because Greenock Golf Course, which is across the street from our Bed and Breakfast in the Berkshires, is now open. They’re running their spring rates, which are quite reasonable.

Spring is a great time to leave the city and spend a few days golfing in the country of Western Massachusetts. The greens aren’t crowded, and it is rarely uncomfortably hot or cold. Come with your spouse or come with your golfing buddies.

Spend your days trying to get the little ball in the tiny holes, and spend your evenings sipping wine and nibbling cheese at the Applegate Inn. Relax in our parlor or lounge on our screened porch or by the pool.

You may want to spend an afternoon in a local museum. It’s always fun to revisit the past with a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in nearby Stockbridge, where there is currently a great exhibit on the portraits of Everett Raymond Kinstler.The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield is also a fun place to visit, with it’s varied exhibits on ancient history, art, and natural history.

Spring is a lovely time in the Berkshires, whether you spend your time golfing, visiting museums, hiking, or simply relaxing. Come see for yourself.

Step Out in the Berkshires

January 20, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Guests of our Berkshires Inn never lack for something to do.

The Mount, Edith Wharton´s Estate, The Berkshires, MA

Edith Wharton's Estate, The Mount.

The region has superlative outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing, paddling to zip-lining. It has some of the finest cultural offerings in the country: Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. It has world-class museums and historical sites: The Clark Art Institute, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, and Melville’s Arrowhead.

Many guests of our Berkshires B&B live in a city, either New York City, Boston, or Hartford. They come to the Berkshires to stretch out and breathe in the fresh air. Some are avid outdoorsmen, and want to spend all of their time exploring the mountains, lakes, and rivers of the Berkshires. Others are drawn to the quintessential New England small towns that surround our inn. Still other guests come to enjoy the many cultural offerings the region has to offer.

No matter what you do by day, consider stepping out in the evenings.

Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield offers a wide array of entertainment. Recent events include the great Elvis Birthday Bash, which featured both a young Elvis and Elvis from the ’70s. Upcoming events include Jamie Kent & The Options on February 2, T Bone Daddy, a rocking’ blues trio on the 9th, and The Duke’s Men of Yale: A Night of Love and Heartbreak with Da Doox! on February 11.

Of course, quiet evenings spent at our luxurious Berkshires Bed and Breakfast also hold great appeal.

Robots at the Norman Rockwell Museum

October 17, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Spend an afternoon walking among robots on the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Autumn in the Berkshires is living art. The landscape is a canvas of colors – red, russet, orange, yellow, green, blue… It is interactive art at its finest.

The Norman Rockwell Museum has integrated this natural art into one of its exhibits. “An Outdoor Installation for the 21st Century” has been at the museum all summer and it lingers to stand against a backdrop of fall foliage. It will close October 31, 2011.

Have you seen the 2005 film Robots? If so, you have some idea of what you’ll find on the grounds of the Norman Rockwell Museum. Artists and craftspeople from all media were invited to submit sculptural robots inspired by the the film. The robots stand in stark contrast to the traditional paintings inside the museum, and the pastoral landscape surrounding it.

It’s worth a look.

Come spend a few days at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. The Applegate Inn is located in Lee Massachusetts, just a few miles from Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum. It takes about fifteen minutes to drive to the museum from here, and less than 45 minutes to bike there.

For more information about “An Outdoor Installation for the 21st Century”, please visit the Norman Rockwell Museum.

To book a room, please see our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast reservation page.

Spend Mother’s Day in a Berkshires B&B

May 2, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Bring your mom to our luxurious Berkshires B&B.

Most mothers don’t go into the business of motherhood for the glory. They don’t become mother’s because of the great pay and the good hours. They do it for love.

In truth, rewards of motherhood are many and great. Cuddles are priceless, as is the joy of watching a child grow.

Yet from time to time it’s nice to show our mothers how much we appreciate all they’ve done for us over the years. This can be done in many ways, with a bouquet of flowers or a card. But the most meaningful way may be to give back a little of what mom gave to you – time.

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Spend Valentine’s Day in the Berkshires

February 3, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year. What a wonderful excuse to whisk your Valentine to our Bed and Breakfast Berkshires for a long, romantic weekend.

Cuddle by the fire while you're here. We do.

Take advantage of our Berkshires Romance Package, which includes two nights in a room with a fireplace, chocolate and champagne, and a sumptuous three-course dinner for just the two of you. Please see our Bed and Breakfast Specials for more details.

A romantic getaway means different things to different people; fortunately our corner of the Massachusetts Berkshires has an abundance of outdoor recreation, cultural activities, and fine dining. Spend your days skiing at Catamount Ski Area, Jiminy Peak, or the Canterbury Farms Cross Country Ski Center. See the latest exhibits at the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, or the Norman Rockwell Museum.

Our guests are always welcome to simply relax at our luxury Lenox MA lodging. Play games, play the piano, or cuddle by the fire as much as you like. Our goal is to help you enjoy a wonderful romantic Valentine’s Day with the person you most love.

Culture in the Country

March 4, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Consider a few days in the cultural hotbed of the Western Massachusetts Berkshires. The area around our bed and breakfast Lenox, Lee, and Stockbridge have fantastic museums. The perfect time to explore them is now, while it is still cold and snowy outside.

The Berkshire Museum, in Pittsfield has many great permanent exhibits, such as pieces by Alexander Calder and local creations in the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation. There is also a fascinating visiting exhibit about the Art of the Arsenal through June 6, 2010. See a Sioux War Headdress, a Samurai suit, and a Persian horned helmet. It is fascinating to see how our ancestors armed themselves, and to learn something about the ritual of war (war is not glorified in this exhibit, merely examined).

The work of Giovanni Boldini, and impressionist in Paris, is currently at The Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown. There you will also find the impressive Manton Collection – over 200 pieces of British art by greats such as Turner and Constable.

Or spend an afternoon at the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum. On view is through May 16, 2010 is To Rockwell, With Love: Fan Mail and the Saturday Evening Post. A lifetime of the artist’s work is put in perspective when you read how the public responded to him.

We offer a “Two Night Culture in the Country Package” through June 25, 2010. Stay two nights during the week at our Lenox inn and receive free admission to the local museum of your choice. In addition, you enjoy all the comforts of home – and then some – at the inn.

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