Archive for the ‘Outdoor Activities’ Category

Golf Courses Opening In The Berkshires

April 3rd, 2010 by philhalpern

Throughout the Berkshires the golf courses are beginning to open. Yesterday, I played my first round of the year at my favorite course, Greenock Country Club. The beautiful award winning nine hole course had a couple of damp spots but the drainage work they did last year made the playing condition excellent. My first drive […]

Snow Falling on Brook Farm Inn

March 2nd, 2010 by philhalpern

February ended with several snow falls with varying amounts of accumulation.   The attached video was taken in the back yard of Brook Farm Inn during one of the recent storms.  The local towns have done a good job keeping the roads clear and our guests have been enjoying great downhill and cross country ski conditions.  Linda and I have […]

Winter Wonderland in the Berkshires

January 4th, 2010 by philhalpern

The snow-filled scene from Brook Farm Inn, a Lenox B&B, is like a Currier & Ives print. We’ve been snowshoeing lately, and it’s an exhilarating way to enjoy the beautiful winter trails. This weekend, Notchview has a great offer, and it’s not far from Brook Farm Inn. After skiing or snowshoeing, our hot tea and […]

Snowman Sighting in the Berkshires

December 12th, 2009 by philhalpern

The pristine snow that fell in Lenox a few days ago resulted in the sighting of these winter friends at Brook Farm Inn. The Berkshires are now ready for cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The ski areas are making their own snow to add to nature’s bounty, and the scenery is great!

Trustees of Reservations Provide Gardens, Hiking Trails, Historic Homes

September 8th, 2009 by philhalpern

Here in the Berkshires, we treasure the Trustees of Reservations.  As a conservationist organization, they provide beautifully maintained, scenic hiking trails, historic homes to visit, and lovely gardens.  Among our favorite places is Naumkeag in Stockbridge (a gorgeous Stanford White home with gardens), and also Ashintully Gardens in Tyringham.  This weekend we’ll have perfect weather for […]

Outdoor Sculpture at Chesterwood

July 7th, 2009 by philhalpern

Chesterwood is the house & studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial. It’s a 10-minute ride from Brook Farm Inn, and one of the treasures of the Berkshires. You can tour the house and studio, stroll the gardens, and wander the wooded pathways. A new outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibit has just opened […]

Gardening At Brook Farm Inn

May 31st, 2009 by philhalpern

At Brook Farm Inn (Lenox Massachusetts) the garden is getting lush and colorful. Irises are open, annuals are looking happy, and the pool is open as well. Guests this weekend enjoyed the hammock, too.

Complimentary Golf in the Scenic Berkshires

April 29th, 2009 by philhalpern

At Brook Farm Inn, Lenox Massachusetts, we’re offering a special golf package.  The weather is gorgeous, and the golf course has beautiful Berkshires scenery to enjoy.  Here’s the deal: During May and June enjoy two complimentary 9 hole rounds of golf at the award winning Greenock Country Club with any two night stay at Brook Farm Inn.  […]

This Weekend in the Berkshires

March 31st, 2009 by philhalpern

It’s spring!  This weekend, the Berkshires is a great destination for hiking during the day, and for enjoying restaurants and performances in the evening.  See Brook Farm Inn’s “Take A Hike” package.  It will be sunny, in the 50’s, perfect for being outdoors this weekend.  And in the evening on April 3rd, go to the […]

"Take a Hike" Special at Brook Farm Inn

March 20th, 2009 by philhalpern

Guests of Brook Farm Inn can enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires this spring with our new special, “Take A Hike.”  We’ve hiked many of the local trails, and can offer suggestions and advice. In addition, the special includes a trail map and discount coupon for  Pleasant Valley, which is right in Lenox Massachusetts. It’s a […]