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Guided Outdoor Excursions – Hiking, Biking or Kayaking

June 14th, 2013 by philhalpern

Experience the beauty and peacefulness of nature and discover the hidden treasures of the Berkshires through a personally guided hike, bike tour, or kayaking excursion.  Hikes include opportunities to witness spectacular views and beautiful trails. On a biking tour, you can enjoy the hilly back roads or a more relaxing ride on the rail trail.  […]

Horse & Carriage Event in the Berkshires June 15 and 16

June 8th, 2013 by philhalpern

Stockbridge, MA — Horse & Carriage Driving Event Comes to Orleton Farm on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. — Just minutes from Brook Farm Inn Brook  in Lenox, MA. Presented by members of Colonial Carriage & Driving Society. the 15th Annual Orleton Farm Pleasure Driving Show offers […]

Snow in the Berkshires!

December 23rd, 2012 by philhalpern

Yesterday we went hiking on Yokun Ridge near Olivia’s Overlook.  We took the Walsh Trail, which is a nice loop with beautiful vistas of the freshly fallen snow on the mountains and woods surrounding Lenox MA.  Yokun Ridge is one of the many trails within minutes of our Brook Farm Inn bed and breakfast. The […]

Mt. Greylock — A Peak Experience!

June 4th, 2012 by philhalpern

 The highest peak in Massachusetts is Mt. Greylock.  The spectacular drive to the top is now open for the season, and Brook Farm Inn recommends it.  Go for a great view, or enjoy some of the best hiking in the Berkshires.  You can eat a light lunch there at Bascom lodge, or make reservations for dinner.  It’s […]

Snow in the Berkshires

January 13th, 2012 by philhalpern

The first snow of 2012 has finally come to the Berkshires.  The unusually warm weather we have had so far this winter has finally ended.  New England winter has arrived.  The snow thrower has had its first run and the ski areas are happy.  Roads are clear, here in Lenox  MA, and it is a […]

Driving Tours For Scenic Berkshires Fall Foliage

October 4th, 2011 by philhalpern

We have a series of spectacular driving tours all mapped out. Follow the maps and driving directions here, or set the GPS. Either way the beauty of the Berkshires is waiting for you.Tour 1: North Central Berkshire Approximately 64 miles Download the map & tourTour 2: Central Berkshire Approximately 78 miles Download map & tour […]

Fantastic Fall Foliage

September 19th, 2011 by philhalpern

Are you a fool for foliage? If so, you’re not alone. Foliage fans faithfully flock to the Berkshires for the best picturesque panoramas that fall has to offer. They know they’ll find vivid vistas at high elevation and the Berkshire landscape provides plenty of peak leaf-peeking vantage points such as Mt Greylock in the north […]

Hummingbirds Return to Brook Farm Inn

May 16th, 2011 by philhalpern

You know that spring is in full bloom and summer is not far behind when the hummingbirds return.  This morning at breakfast we had our first sighting of the year.  Linda planted some lupines in our garden earlier this spring and with our feeder, we should have lots of our tiny friends this year.  the […]

Botanical Garden Events For Berkshire Visitors

April 29th, 2011 by philhalpern

At a special event for Berkshire innkeepers, we were delighted to learn about the Berkshire Botanical Garden displays and programs, that we can recommend  for Brook Farm Inn B&B guests all spring and summer.  First of all, as we spend lots of time tending our own Lenox garden, we found that the Botanical Garden is […]

Gardeners’ Getaway in the Berkshires

April 23rd, 2011 by philhalpern

Brook Farm Inn, our Lenox Massachusetts B&B, is teaming up with the Berkshire Botanical Garden for a spring getaway.  Guests will enjoy a beautiful room with full breakfast, admission to the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and special gifts to enhance your green thumb. Prices are at 3 levels (tax is additional).  This special is […]

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