Traditionally, Edith Wharton’s “Berkshire Cottage” is open daily – but only from May through October. This year, they have extended their normal season by four months: Saturdays and Sundays, 11am to 4pm. After February, The Mount will close again until the official start of their 2018 season in May.
Best of all, Brook Farm Inn has discount coupons for The Mount’s extended season! Just let us know you want to visit The Mount during your stay at our Berkshires B&B and they’re yours.
Admission during these special fall and winter hours includes a guided house and library tour. If you’ve never visited The Mount before, you’re in for a real treat.
Touring Edith Wharton’s Berkshire home isn’t like your typical historic mansion tour. No velvet ropes hold you back. In fact, you are encouraged to gently interact with the rooms. Many of Wharton’s original belongings are here, including her original library collection, complete with inscriptions from famous friends and admirers.
Special exhibits are open during this time, as well. “Life in the Dale: Augustus Martin’s Lenox,” is a collection of photographs documenting working-class life in Lenox Dale at the beginning of the 20th century. “Edith Wharton and the First World War” is a timely exhibit that examines a lesser-known chapter of the author’s life.
Edith Wharton’s historic estate is worthy of your attention for many reasons. Not only was it home to America’s first female Pulitzer Prize winner, she also designed and oversaw construction of the estate. Further, Wharton documented the process in her book “The Decoration of Houses.” Extensive restoration work done on this National Historic Landmark in both 1997 and 2007 were greatly assisted by details in the book.
Edith Wharton wrote over 40 books in 40 years. The list of her works includes such titles as “The Age of Innocence,” “Ethan Frome,” and “The House of Mirth.” Many of her most famous works were written during her years at The Mount. Though she only lived here for 12 years, The Mount remains Wharton’s design showcase. Today, both Wharton’s legacy and her estate live on in Lenox, MA.
Edith Wharton’s The Mount
Open through February 2018 – Saturdays and Sundays – 11am to 4pm
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974
One of the best things about visiting Lenox is not just the chance to tour all the historic properties but also to stay at one! Our historic Berkshire Cotttage offers 15 unique guest rooms, on-site massage and yoga, a sumptuous breakfast buffet, and much more! Book your stay at Brook Farm Inn today!