Category Archives: Berkshires

“Happy” in the Berkshires!

The old cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words is only a cliché because it’s so true. With thousands of words we could tell you how “Happy” the Berkshires are, tell you about The Mount, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark Art Institute, Tanglewood, Canyon Ranch, Jacob’s Pillow, Bash Bish Falls, […]

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Celebrating the Bard! Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

    With this year being Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Shakespeare & Company has planned a joyous, thrilling, and powerful season celebrating the Bard’s life and work. This magical season aptly includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a jazzy 30s’ twist, set in the mysterious mangrove forests of the Mississippi Delta. (June 21-August 30) And if you […]

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Why Birchwood Inn Is the Best Bed and Breakfast in Lenox and the Berkshires

When we meet visitors at an area restaurant or at Tanglewood, they will often ask us, “Which is the best bed and breakfast in Lenox? Where is the best place to stay in the Berkshires?” Although we aren’t exactly objective, we like to think that it’s Birchwood Inn. Quinn and Charley say that they know why: […]

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The Berkshires are Blooming :: Lenox MA Weekend Getaways

…and not just with a blaze of spring colors but also bursting with festivals, dance, theater, music, races, exhibitions, and more! There is no shortage of temptations to sneak away for Lenox MA weekend getaways! One of my favorite signs of spring is the opening of The Mount, author Edith Wharton’s Close Encounters with Music […]

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The Berkshires: One of the Top 10 Unexpectedly Romantic Places

Looking for a romantic getaway? For Valentine’s? For an anniversary? Birthday? Proposal? Elopement? Head for the hills, the Berkshire hills of western MA. The most recent issue of Forbes Travel Guide, Discover the Most Outstanding Places, named The Berkshires one of the 10 unexpectedly romantic places. Intimate restaurants. Cozy bed and breakfasts. The Boston Symphony […]

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Top 10 Things To Do in the Berkshires in the Fall!

  Quinn woofs that fall is her favorite time of year in the Berkshires. The autumn light. The Berkshire blue sky. The leaves to romp in and especially any Apple Cider Doughnut crumbs that land on the floor!!!   Yes, foliage is the star attraction at this time of year, but there are also a […]

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The British Are Coming… Again!

Last year’s British Motorcar Festival near our Lenox, MA inn was such an enormously successful event that it calls for an encore! This year’s Berkshire British Motorcar Festival hits the road June 15-17, 2012, in downtown historic Lenox and at Shakespeare & Co. just a couple of blocks from the center of town. And you don’t have […]

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Berkshire International Film Festival 2012 Showcases 70+ Independent Films

The Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) continues to grow in popularity and in the number of films screened. The 7th annual season is a celebration of the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films. This year’s festival, with more than 70 films, runs from May 31 to June 3 in Great Barrington and […]

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We’ve Got Snow and The Arts

In Winter, Berkshires Culture Moves Indoors Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times Top: Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Mass., where Anne Undeland performs “Open Marriage” in the library, right. Above: A work by Adrian Paci, left, at Mass MoCA in North Adams. Original Article By Mark Vanhoenacker   There’s far more to the Berkshire Mountains […]

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Shakespeare & Co. Celebrates 35th Anniversary

There are anniversaries galore in Lenox this year — Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and now Shakespeare & Co, all near our Lenox Bed and Breakfast. Shakespeare & Co’s 35th season is one of rebellion and revolution, and features one of Lenox’s favorite visitors, Academy Award-winning Olympia Dukakis (she loves Cafe Lucia!), in “The Tempest” and OBIE […]

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