The fall season is as exciting as ever in the Berkshires! Visitors flock to the Berkshires from all over the world in order to see the famous colors of New England’s autumn leaves. Hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing are popular pastimes in the area.
Not only are the Berkshires beautiful, they boast a rich plethora of cultural venues available to the public. One can visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, Chester French’s studio, the Edith Wharton Estate (The Mount), Hermon Melville’s house (writer of Moby DIck), the Ventfort Hall Gilded Age Museum, Shakespeare & Co., The Colonial Theater, the Mahaiwe Theater and the Shaker Village. These are just some of the local treasures that draw tourists year after year.
The Berkshires are known for world-class events that take place there seasonally. Many internationally recognized artists are featured in such events and exhibitions. The Tanglewood Music Festival, the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, The Clark Museum, and Mass Moca are just some of the popular places to be visited in the Berkshires in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Plan a stay at Whistler’s Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts! Please refer to our website:
Telephone: (413) 637-0975
WHISTLER’S INN is located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires! Accommodations include a buffet breakfast and complimentary sherry is available in the library. Only two blocks from the village of Lenox, Whistler’s Inn is in close proximity to all cultural venues in the Berkshires.
Featured on the Travel Channel, Whistler’s Inn is a historical English Tutor mansion filled with charm and elegance. Whistler’s Inn is furnished with antiques, and there is a library brimming with books. Guests enjoy sitting next to the fireplace, sipping sherry and perhaps listening to a guest play the grand piano in the music room… We are located in the center of the Berkshires where many cultural events take place throughout the year.
Check out local venues in the Berkshires!
Berkshire Theatre Group - Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe – 10/27 – 11/24 at 2 pm, Gordon Lightfoot – 11/08 at 8pm, Three Dog Night – 11/21 at 8 pm, Mary Verdi: Christmas at the Colonial – 11/30 at 7 pm 12/02 at 2 pm, A Christmas Carol – 12/14 – 12/29.
For more information: http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/on-our-stages/theatre.html
The Mahaiwe Theatre - http://www.mahaiwe.org
Barrington Stage Company
Mainstage, Pittsfield, MA (413) 236-8888 http://www.barringtonstageco.org
Shakespeare & Co. – Accomplice Sept. 21 – November 10 http://www.shakespeare.org
Close Encounters with Music in the Berkshires: http://www.cewm.org/
Special Events in 2013 at Mass MoCA
Williamstown Film Festival – November 1, 8pm at the Cinema Lounge
Don Edwards – Legendary Cowboy Singer November 8, 8pm
Javelin – Boom music – November 9 8pm
The Berkshire Museum - Featuring Ansel Adams Masterworks, Objectivity: A Look into the Permanent Collection, and much more…. Visit the following website for more information: http://berkshiremuseum.org
The Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield, MA – Local and regional arts and crafts gallery http://discoverpittsfield.com/directory/lca/
The Herman Melville Museum - http://www.mobydick.org
Events at Ventfort Hall:
Tours available of gilded age museum, plays and concerts. Walker Street, Lenox, Info. (413) 637-3206 http://gildedage.org
The Mount – Edith Wharton’s House – Check the following website for tours.
Events for Halloween: https://www.edithwharton.org/programs-and-events/halloween-mount/
Festivals in 2014
The Tanglewood schedule for 2014 will be available by the end of the year! Take a look at the following links for further information:
The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will have quite a for the summer season of 2014. The 2014 schedule will be out by the end of the year.
The Berkshires have a lot to offer in sporting activities such as: zip lining, horseback riding, tennis, biking, gulf, swimming. Balloon rides are also available over the Berkshires.
The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail - Pittsfield to Adams (11 miles long) - http://www.berkshirebikepath.com/page5.html
Undermountain Farm, Lenox – http://www.undermountainfarm.com
Aspinwall Stables – http://www.aspinwallstables.com
Scenic Drives: http://berkshires.org/berkshire-scenic-driving-tours/
Visitors like to come and relax in the Berkshires where they can go wine tasting, attend a yoga retreat, attend music concerts, and where they can dine on both local and international world-class cuisine.
The Whistler’s Inn Website for accommodations:
(Discounts on group rates are available in May, June and September).
(Visit the Venues page on our website for more cultural events in the Berkshires!)
Thomas B. Allen, National Geographic, ”When I think of Whistler’s Inn I remember with affection the warmth and hospitality of the family that runs it – and the irresistible library it houses…”
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