Step Back In Time at The Bidwell House Museum

Bidwell House MuseumStep back in time to the Berkshires of the 1760’s with a visit The Bidwell House Museum, an authentically restored historic house and museum, in Monterey, MA. The beautifully maintained grounds include 192 acres of gardens, fields, forest, stone walls, and trails.

The Bidwell House Museum is an elegant, two-story, post-and-beam, Georgian saltbox that was constructed as a parsonage, circa 1750. Its location marks the center of what was originally known as Housatonic Township Number 1. Docent led guided tours of this beautifully restored home are recommended. In fact, they’re the only way to see the interior!

House Tours begin outside with a focus on the grounds and architecture. Inside, a tour of the first and second floors further reveal the history of the house, the Bidwell family, and 18th century life in the Berkshires. A virtual tour on tablet is available for those unable to manage the stairs to the second floor. (more…)

Golfing in the Berkshires – Courses Near Our Lenox B&B

Golfing In The Berkshires - Golf Courses Near Our Lenox B&BLooking to get a few holes in during your Berkshires getaway? Good idea! There are a variety of excellent courses near our Lenox B&B for anyone wanting to go golfing in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

The Lenox area is a perfect destination for your Berkshires golf vacation. Not only can you soak up the quiet and quaint New England atmosphere the Berkshires are known for but also work on your golf swing.

There are many excellent courses in the Lenox area, including the only A.W. Tillinghast designed course in Massachusetts!

Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox, MA makes the perfect home base for anyone looking to go golfing in the Berkshires. There are numerous public and semi-public courses and clubs within easy driving distance of our B&B. (more…)

Get Carried Away … On A Berkshires Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Berkshires hot air balloon rideThe Berkshires of Western Massachusetts are known for their natural beauty – but have you ever seen them from the air? You can on a Berkshires hot air balloon ride!

Have you ever watched a hot air balloon and wondered what it must be like to ride in one? If so, you’re not alone – nor do you have to keep wondering. Hot air balloon rides are just one more fun thing you can do, here in the Berkshires!

Imagine seeing the lush and beautiful landscape of the Berkshires rolling out below you as you float serenely above them. Many have seen the Berkshires from above in an airlplane – but that experience hardly rivals that of a balloon. Airplanes are noisy and claustrophobic in comparison to a hot air balloon. (more…)