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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.

Norman Rockwell Behind the Lens

November 2, 2009 by Applegate Inn

An upcoming exhibit at the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum is not to be missed. From November 7 through May 31, 2010, visitors to the Norman Rockwell Museum will be able to see hundreds of the artist’s artfully staged photographs. Studies for his paintings, these photographs are important works of art in their own right.

Stockbridge Mass is just a few miles from our Lenox MA bed and breakfast. A morning or afternoon spent at the Norman Rockwell Museum is time well spent. In addition to the upcoming special exhibit of Rockwell’s photographs, the museum houses the most complete collection of his iconic American paintings. Rockwell’s last studio, which he called his best, now sits on the museum’s grounds, and is open to visitation.

Take time to visit this remarkable museum when you stay at our Western Massachusetts lodging. The museum store has a wonderful selection of prints and books, which make lovely gifts for the upcoming holidays.

Read more about the Norman Rockwell museum at the Applegate Inn Blog.

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

The Norman Rockwell Museum, in Stockbridge

Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge

January 7, 2009 by Applegate Inn

Norman Rockwell is as American as apple pie. Our Massachsetts Inn is lucky enough to be less than 15 minutes from the Norman Rockwell Museum, which holds over 700 of his works!

The Museum is in Stockbridge, MA. It holds the largest collection of his work, as well as many of his photographs and letters.

The museum has a very informative audio tour as well as a docent-lead conversation every day at 10 a.m.

Some highlights include favorites from Saturday Evening Post covers, ‘Four Freedoms’, and ‘Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas’. The museum is a very nostalgic experience; with its close proximity to our Bed and Breakfast Lenox, we hope everyone has a chance to see the work of this exceptional American artist.

Also included is the original Rockwell Stockbridge studio building and its contents. This is a notable space, that includes his personal art collection, his equipment and artist materials as well as mementos from his travels.

The museum currently has a fascinating exhibit on World War I propaganda posters, encouraging the purchase of war bonds. The prints are almost 100 years old, and beautifully patriotic! The exhibit will only be up until January 25, so you better hurry over to our Lenox Bed and Breakfast for a visit!

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