Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Literary Lenox

June 3rd, 2009 by philhalpern

At Brook Farm Inn, we’re always interested in literary links to the original Brook Farm, for which the inn was named.  Brook Farm was a utopian farm experiment — the original hippie commune, perhaps — that was founded by the Transcendentalists in the 1840’s.   Hawthorne, Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and other famous intellectuals of the era […]

"Friday Night Fright" at the Mount

May 28th, 2009 by philhalpern

Starting tomorrow night,  and continuing  on Fridays through the summer and early fall, you can enjoy a special haunted twilight tour at The Mount in Lenox Massachusetts, home of Edith Wharton.   The author herself was rather superstitious, and the house has eaves, nooks and woods to explore, in this after-hours guided tour of the house, stables, […]

Mt. Greylock Reopens Today!

May 22nd, 2009 by philhalpern

After being closed for 2 years, the road to the highest peak in Massachusetts will be opening today.  The newly repaired road makes it possible for you to drive to the top of Mt. Greylock, where you’ll find Bascom Lodge, a visitors’ center.  The view from Bascom Lodge is incomparable, and on the way are scenic overlooks. The […]

Memorial Day Weekend in the Berkshires

May 21st, 2009 by philhalpern

The weather is great, and the hours we’ve spent gardening  at Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox Massachusetts, are paying off!  So everything looks green — just the right weather for hiking, or relaxing among our flowers and trees.  Also, here are some suggestions for theater performances this weekend, to keep you busy every evening. Berkshire […]

Guest of Brook Farm Inn is Author of Simple Grace Books

April 16th, 2009 by philhalpern

We were delighted to see a blog entry by Beth Jannery, a treasured guest, who writes an inspiring book series called Simple Grace.  You can read her blog at http://simplegracebooks.blogspot.com/.  Beth has a positive and inspiring outlook that will lift your spirits, and she gives wonderful strategies for “ living in the moment, creating purpose . […]

Peter Filkins reads from his translation of H.G. Adler's

April 14th, 2009 by philhalpern

On Saturday, April 18th at 5 pm, Simon’s Rock professor Peter Filkins will read from and discuss his recent translation of H.G. Adler’s novel, The Journey.  The reading takes place in the Mount, The estate of Edith Wharton at 2 Plunket Street, Lenox Massachusetts Adler, one of only a handful of German-speaking Jewish novelists to […]

Peter Bergman Discusses Edna St. Vincent Millay

April 11th, 2009 by philhalpern

We look forward to our special event at Brook Farm Inn in Lenox Massachusetts on May 16th, featuring Peter Bergman, director of the Millay Society.  We hope you can come.  But if not, you can catch Peter at the Stockbridge Library on Sunday, April 19th at 4:00.     

April is National Poetry Month

April 5th, 2009 by philhalpern

At Brook Farm Inn, Lenox Massachusetts, we’re pleased to say “There is poetry here.” It’s not just a phrase, because we share our library of poetry books with our guests, and have readings sometimes — there’s one coming up on May 16th.  Since April is National Poetry Month, here’s a poem about the Inn: Feeling […]

Berkshire Fools Festival This Weekend!

April 2nd, 2009 by philhalpern

Here’s a unique way to celebrate spring’s arrival — the Berkshire Fools Festival, in Pittsfield Massachusetts. (It’s only ten minutes from Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox.) Today through Sunday, April 5th, the festival will make you smile, with theater, music, art exhibits, and activities. The festival was kicked off yesterday with goofy clowns and mimes in […]

Norman Rockwell Events

April 1st, 2009 by philhalpern

The following events are taking place at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA. Located only minutes from Brook Farm Inn in Lenox MA. Reading Rockwell Writers and artists read Rockwell’s words Sundays, 3:30 p.m. April 5 Aaron M. Beatty, poet April 12 Vivian Dorsel, writer April 19 Michelle Gillett, poet April 26 Jo Anne […]