Springtime is just around the corner, and the Berkshire summer season promises to be as thrilling as ever! Homeboy James Taylor returns to Tanglewood on the July Fourth weekend! Other exciting Tanglewood guests include Rene Flemming, Yo Yo Ma, Garrison Keeler, Joshua Bell and Keith Lockhart and the Grammy Award winning band Train. Shakespeare and Co., the Berkshire Theater Festival, the Colonial Theater, Barrington Stage, Williamstown Theater Festival and the Mahaiwe offer summer theater at its best. Jacob’s Pillow in Becket is renowned for magnificent modern and classic dance. There is something here for everyone!
The Berkshires are also a destination for sports and physical fitness buffs. Biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding and yoga (Kripalu Yoga Center) are popular, including the Memorial Day running race in Lenox, and the famous Josh Billings race in September.
The beautiful Berkshires boast a rich plethora of museums and galleries, including the Norman Rockwell Museum, Chester French’s studio, the Edith Wharton Estate (The Mount), Herman Melville’s house, (Chesterwood, where he wrote Moby Dick), the Ventfort Hall Gilded Age Museum and the Hancock Shaker Village. Williamstown, just up the road from Lenox, offers the famous Clarke Art Museum and MassMOCA. These are just some of the local treasures that draw tourists to the lovely village of Lenox, the most centrally located town in the Berkshires.
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 - http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org
The Mahaiwe Theatre - http://www.mahaiwe.org
Barrington Stage Company
Mainstage, Pittsfield, MA (413) 236-8888 http://www.barringtonstageco.org
Shakespeare & Co. - http://www.shakespeare.org
Close Encounters with Music in the Berkshires: http://www.cewm.org/
The Berkshire Museum - 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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More Summer Events in the Berkshires…. http://berkshires.org/business_category/festivals-special-events/
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