The Berkshires region offers a wide variety of dining opportunities. Enhance your epicurean explorations when you stay at our B&B inn and savor our signature Berkshires dining.
Breakfast at Applegate Inn
As the sun rises over the Berkshire Hills that surround our estate, the aroma of coffee brewing and fresh baked muffins and bread awaken you. For the early risers, coffee is brewed and ready in our guest pantry from 7:00 AM. Enjoy the morning newspaper and anticipate the gourmet Berkshires dining experience of your candlelit breakfast, which is served at your convenience between 8:00 to 10:00 AM. We are members of Berkshire Grown and try to support our local farmers by cooking with local ingredients. Herbs and summer vegetables are grown in our garden.
Breakfast is served in the formal dining room of our B&B or on our screened in porch in warm weather. Each table is set with crystal, Wedgewood china and silver. Candlelight and classical music enhances the relaxed atmosphere. Choose to sit as a twosome or join others at a table for six. Your breakfast will begin with freshly squeezed orange juice and a fruit course. Coffee, tea and muffins/breads will also be available at your table. We hope to please everyone’s palette at our bed and breakfast.
Build your own Berkshires dining experience at the buffet. Choose from two hot entrees, cheese of the day, vegetables, local bread and hard boiled eggs. For light eaters a small buffet is served with fruit, cereal and yogurt. On Sunday a grand bagel buffet is served with smoked fish, cream cheese, bagels, blueberry buckle and one of our signature dishes.
Both Gloria and Len are Gluten Free and many of the hot entrees are made gluten free. We are very sensitive to people with food allergies and we can accommodate all needs and tastes. Please let us know of your food needs and allergies when you book your stay. We will then ensure that we are prepared to have the appropriate dishes for you.
Wine and Cheese Service
Each afternoon at five o’clock we offer a fine Berkshires dining opportunity: wine and cheese is served in the living room of Applegate Inn. Two wines – both a red and a white are included along with two cheeses, cranberry juice and other snack items. In the cooler weather Len makes a fire every night in the large fireplace. The wine and cheese hour often becomes a festive party atmosphere with guests sharing stories of their day with each other.
The Guest Pantry contains a refrigerator freezer containing complimentary soft drinks and ice. You may use it to keep any of your items that need to be cold. There is a water bubbler dispensing hot and cold water. You may make hot chocolate or tea. On the counter there is a Keurig coffee machine with decaf and regular coffees. The built in microwave oven can be used to prepare popcorn and to warm other foods. Help yourself to home made cookies and fresh fruit. There are dishes, utensils, cups, mugs, napkins, etc. on the shelves and in the drawers.
Applegate Gift Shop
Applegate has a small gift shop with many locally produced items. Educational toys from Discovery Toys and Melissa and Doug are featured. Cosmetic and fine jewelry are displayed in a large glass case in the shop. A large collection of silver pieces are available for your selection. Stop by when you have a chance.