Explore Chesterwood – Estate of Daniel Chester French

Chesterwood- the Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial.Chesterwood, in Glendale, near Stockbridge, MA, is the country home, studio, and gardens of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). The 122 acre estate is now a fabulous house museum and sculpture garden here in the Berkshires.

Daniel Chester French was one of the country’s foremost public sculptors. If you’re not sure who French is, just conjure up an image of the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. That’s the work of Daniel Chester French. Other iconic sculptures of his include Concord’s The Minute Man, and the Dupont Circle Fountain in Washington, DC.

Chesterwood was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will definitely enjoy exploring the estate. You’ll see the Daniel Chester French residence, studio, barn, gardens, and gift shop. (more…)

Treat Your Valentine To A Romantic Berkshire Getaway!

Treat Your Valentine To A Romantic Berkshire Getaway!What better place to renew or refresh your love than in the endlessly romantic Berkshires of Western Massachusetts? Come to Brook Farm Inn this Valentine’s Day and treat your special Valentine to a romantic Berkshire getaway!

The Berkshires are well known for their astonishing variety of culture, dining, and scenery. Museums, wineries, historic estates, theaters, restaurants, mountains, and so much more. The New York Times has described the Berkshire restaurant scene as an “epicenter of great food.”

People come here year ’round for enriching experiences at some of our country’s most iconic art, music, and theater organizations. In our hometown of Lenox alone, you’ll find Ventfort Hall, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, and Tanglewood Music Center, to name just a few. Even the Lenox Library is a 200-year-old, historic landmark. (more…)