October first through the third is Colonial Carriage Weekend in the Berkshires. This will be our fourth drive, continuing the Gilded Age tradition of Coaching
in the Berkshires. The Berkshires, of western Massachusetts, known for its natural beauty, provided a favorite coaching setting for many members of the Coaching Club of New York at the turn of the century.
In the Gilded Age the wealthy came to enjoy the perfect fall weather and the glorious fall foliage throughout the rolling hills. The Astors, Vanderbilts, Fields, Morgans, Carnegies, and Westinghouses were some of the famous families that built large opulent “Cottages” and the Berkshires became known as the “Inland Newport”.
You are invited to come see the coaches on the roads and the sites we will visit; Tanglewood, The Rockwell Museum & The Mount, Edith Wharton Estate and Gardens.
The link below is a to maps showing the route the couches will take through Lenox, MA and Stockbridge, MA. On Sunday in the late morning they will pass Brook Farm Inn. Bring your camera!