New Music & Learning Center at Tanglewood

The new Music & Learning Center at Tanglewood will officially open on June 28.  At Brook Farm Inn in Lenox, MA, we’re excited because this all-season complex is just one mile from our Berkshires B&B.

Our local newspaper, The Berkshire Eagle,  announced that luminaries from the worlds of music and theater will be there this summer. In addition, leaders from government and academia will join in the exciting programs.

Tanglewood's new Linde Center for Music and Learning is home to the new Tanglewood Learning Institute, set to launch this summer. The four-building complex also will offer year-round programming, and be available for event rental by the Berkshire community.

Tanglewood ‘s Linde Center for Music and Learning

Visitors can attend any of 140 ticketed events this summer.  You will enjoy performances and talks by big-name artists and speakers.  For example, Yo Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax are among the performers.  Madeleine Albright, Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tom Stoppard will present lectures.  You can be there for the seven-week Sunday evening film series, and refresh yourself at the indoor/outdoor cafe.

Check out the four immersion weekends. They’ll feature concert conversations, lectures, films, musical workshops, and personal encounters with the musicians. The announcement from the BSO says that the goal of the Learning Institute is to break down barriers between performers and the public.

In addition, the new space will house the Tanglewood Music Center.  That’s the BSO’s summer academy for advanced music study.  Guests of Brook Farm Inn have always enjoyed performances by the talented young musicians in this fellowship program, and now the new center offers expanded space for this program.

The parking lot for the new Center is at the corner of  Hawthorne Road and Hawthorne Street.  Our Lenox B&B is located on Hawthorne Street, so it’s easily accessible. The new complex is located on the hill right behind Ozawa Hall.  These beautiful new buildings, like Ozawa Hall, fit into the natural landscape. It’s a great place to enjoy the nature and culture that the Berkshires is known for. We’re looking forward to touring the new facility on free open house days — June 29, 30 and July 1st. So that’s a great time to visit the inn!

 

 

How to Enjoy Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA, in the Summer

Who says you can’t go to a ski resort in the summertime? Here at Brook Farm Inn in Lenox, MA, we are just nine minutes away from the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA. This 200-acre ski area on the summit of Yokun Ridge is a highlight of the Berkshires, from wintry fresh powder to summertime water slides and more. Though you have to retire your skis in the summertime, you don’t have to retire the fun. At the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA, you will find plenty of warm weather activities to enjoy after the snow melts. The ski area is transformed into a recreational park, including six water slides, an activity pool, zip-line, golf course, mini-golf, bungy-trampoline, and climbing wall! Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA, in the summer.

Summer Activities at the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA

Adventure Ropes Course

Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA, offers an adventure park and zip line. Climb, swing, and balance among the treetops! Visitors can choose from three different course difficulties, with over 40 elements. Beginners can start out with the low-to-the-ground courses, while experts might be hanging 30 feet in the air. Some of the featured elements in the adventure park include rope bridges, cargo nets, and ladders. Every course is guided, and a minimum height of four feet is a requirement for safety reasons. The zip line is another popular feature. Let your adrenaline rush during the 700-foot ride, soaring at 40 feet above the ground. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes during your adventures at the adventure park of the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA.

Waterslides

The Bousquet water park is a great summer feature! Cool off with some pool water and have a blast doing it. The water park features three thrilling water slides, along with an activity pool with three smaller slides. Whether you’re searching for a leisurely day cooling off from the heart or want a splash of excitement, the water park is a great place to be. There is also a special deal on Mondays where you can have access to the waterslides, activity pool, and a round of mini golf for just $10!

Miniature Golf & Disc Golf

Disc golf is a favorite at the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA. The 18-hole disc golf course offers some fun and challenging opportunities. Stir up some competition among your vacation buddies with a round, all while enjoying the natural outdoor beauty. The course will take you to the western ski trails and halfway up the mountain. You will receive some of the best views in the Berkshires! Mini golf is always a great way to have fun. Enjoy the 18-hole course located next to the slides.

Stay at Brook Farm Inn

After having a fun time at the Bousquet Ski Area in Pittsfield, MA, come back to the relaxing Brook Farm Inn. Enjoy this luxurious retreat, get an on-site massage to soothe your aching muscles, and snack on some afternoon treats. Then, after a restful night’s sleep, wake up in the morning to a gourmet breakfast! We can’t wait to see you here in the Berkshires. For more to do and see in the area, download our free vacation guide.