Brook Farm Inn A luxury Lenox, MA bed and breakfast 2016-12-05T21:12:52Z /feed/atom/ /wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[Enjoy a Day of Fun at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5719 2016-12-01T20:13:22Z 2016-12-01T20:13:22Z The winter season leaves a blanket of snow on the mountain slopes and peaks of the Berkshires. This time of year is ideal for cuddling up at a bed and

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The winter season leaves a blanket of snow on the mountain slopes and peaks of the Berkshires. This time of year is ideal for cuddling up at a bed and breakfast retreat like Brook Farm Inn next to the fireplace with a good book. It’s also ideal for winter sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The Berkshire East Mountain Resort is the perfect place to visit for all your outdoor winter sports! With 42 ski trails, you will have plenty of ground to cover as you make your way through the surrounding winter wonderland. Here are just a few things you will enjoy during a visit to the Berkshire East Mountain Resort.

Find out more about all of the exciting winter activities to enjoy Brook Farm Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do outdoors, like going skiing at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort!

Skiing & Snowboarding in the Berkshires

A favorite winter activity in the Berkshires is skiing. With pristine, snowy mountain slopes and gorgeous landscapes for miles and miles, it is the perfect place for a day in the powder. Whether you’re looking to show off your skills or learn a new sport, the Berkshire East Mountain Resort is a great destination. From winding beginner trails to daring descents, there is a wide range of ski trails for visitors to enjoy. Snowboarding is another great option provided at Berkshire East Mountain Resort. Bring your own equipment or rent it at the lodge! During January through March, there is also a special night skiing opportunity. You can hit the trails until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Snow Tubing Park

If skiing and snowboarding aren’t quite your ideal winter activities, do not fear. The Berkshire East Mountain Resort also features a fantastic snow tubing park. This is a great option for those who are a little wary of the slopes. Here, you will get to make a much less drastic descent while still having fun with friends. You can even team up and ride together! You can secure a two-hour block for a morning or afternoon at the snow tubing park.

Non-Winter Fun

Winter isn’t the only time of year that you can have fun at this favorite outdoor resort! Berkshire East Mountain biking, the Berkshire East zip line, and more exciting activities are available in the spring, summer, and fall. Enjoy the Thunder Mountain Bike Park, Aerial Adventure Park, Berkshire Whitewater Rafting, and more!

After a Day at the Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Relax at Brook Farm Inn

Brook Farm Inn is the perfect bed and breakfast retreat after a long day on the slopes. Settle into one of our luxurious yet homey accommodations for a quiet evening relaxing. Or, enjoy our rejuvenating spa services to ease your tired muscles after skiing or snowboarding. After a peaceful night’s rest, wake up in the morning to a delicious gourmet breakfast. We hope to see you soon in the beautiful Berkshires!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[Shop Berkshire Organics for the Best Farm-Fresh Food]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5711 2016-11-21T19:15:24Z 2016-11-21T19:15:24Z The Berkshires are home to some wonderful fresh farms featuring a variety of produce. From apple orchards and pumpkin patches in the fall to year-round seasonal fruits and vegetables, there

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The Berkshires are home to some wonderful fresh farms featuring a variety of produce. From apple orchards and pumpkin patches in the fall to year-round seasonal fruits and vegetables, there are plenty of delicious farm foods to enjoy. The Berkshire Organics Market is a family-owned business that helps support local farms while bringing you some delicious produce. Berkshire Organics catering as well as the market in Dalton, MA, are two great ways to experience these farm-fresh products.

For more information on local farms and markets, such as Berkshire Organics, you can download our free vacation guide. It features a variety of attractions and activities to enjoy during your stay at Brook Farm Inn in the beautiful Berkshires!

What You Need to Know About Berkshire Organics

More About the Mission of Berkshire Organics

Created as a middleman between farms and the consumer, Berkshire Organics grew from a home-delivery business of 35 weekly customers to over 300! This year-round business allows you to do your grocery shopping online from anywhere in the United States. Or, if you’re in town, you can stop by the market storefront and discover the in-stock fresh fruits and veggies. Occupying over 6,000 square feet, this market features over 5,000 local, organic, and non-GMO groceries. There is also a cheese counter, olive bar, and beer and wine department! Discover affordable organic produce, support local farmers, and enjoy some delicious fresh food.

Fresh Market in Dalton

A great way for Western Massachusetts visitors to discover fresh farm finds is to stop by the Berkshire Organics physical market. Open every day from 9am to 7pm, Berkshire Organics is the perfect place to find some fresh snacks to enjoy between your hearty vacation meals. If you’re looking for some great fresh fruit to take with you while hiking, you can discover it here! You can also order a produce basket online and then pick it up at the market for 10% off. This is a great idea for a gift to bring back home to pet sitters or neighbors watching your plants while you were gone on vacation. The fresh market offers great seasonal treats, as well, such as a Thanksgiving basket option, great ciders and other beverages, and meals on-the-go as well.

Shipping Around the Country

If you didn’t get enough of Berkshire Organics during your vacation stay, you can order some to your home. Berkshire Organics ships around the United States, broken down into 4 regions for your convenience. You will receive your fresh produce as early as the next day up to 6 days, depending on where you are in the continental United States. Local delivery is also available for those who live in Berkshire County, MA!

Our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast is the Perfect Place to Stay

There are so many wonderful farms and landscapes to enjoy in the beautiful Berkshires. Make Brook Farm Inn your home base during your many nature explorations. Here at our Lenox inn, we offer charming decorations, antique trinkets, and comfortable amenities. Enjoy a relaxing massage at our spa, indulge in a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning, and cozy up by the roaring fireplace on a chilly evening. View our accommodations to find the deluxe room that best suits your getaway!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[What You Need to Know About the American Museum of Tort Law]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5707 2016-11-16T17:17:58Z 2016-11-16T17:17:58Z One unique attraction that you will discover near Brook Farm Inn is the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, CT. Founded by Ralph Nader, this one-of-a-kind museum explores the

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One unique attraction that you will discover near Brook Farm Inn is the American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted, CT. Founded by Ralph Nader, this one-of-a-kind museum explores the many cases of tort law in a variety of interesting exhibits and collections. Tucked in the foothills of the Berkshires, the American Museum of Tort Law sheds light on cases that have made a difference in the legal system. If you’re interested in law or are simply looking to learn about something new, this is a great museum to visit during your stay at Brook Farm Inn! Here is what you need to know about the American Museum of Tort Law.

For more information on unique attractions near Brook Farm Inn, download our free Vacation Guide. It is full of the best activities, attractions, museums, and more to enjoy, such as the American Museum of Tort Law!

What is Tort Law?

According to its definition, a tort is simply a civil wrong. There are three general types of torts that could cause injury to another person. In civil law, torts are grounds for lawsuits to compensate a grieving party for any damages or injuries suffered.

When Can You Visit the American Museum of Tort Law?

The American Museum of Tort Law is a unique attraction to visit during your stay at Brook Farm Inn. The museum is open to the public from April 1 to December 31 every day except Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are also private tours available from January 1 to April 1 if you are interested in traveling with a law school group or for a business outing. Tickets to get in the American Museum of Tort Law are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children under 10 can enter the American Museum of Tort Law for free. 

What You Will Discover at the American Museum of Tort Law?

Major collections on display at the American Museum of Tort Law include The Tobacco Cases, The Ford Pinto, and Liebeck v. McDonald’s. You can learn more about these interesting cases as you peruse the museum.You will also discover some really unique ideas about these particular cases and what they have meant for both individuals and the government. Your visit will likely bring up many questions of your own personal stance in the legal system. Prepare for a self-analysis and some critical analyzation. You can also explore the museum shop for shirts, autographed books, mugs, and more!

Stay at Brook Farm Inn

Our bed and breakfast retreat in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains is the perfect getaway! Spend some alone time with your loved one in one of our romantic suites. Then, explore the area together, discovering something new with each other! When you are ready to come back to Brook Farm Inn after many exciting adventures, you will discover a quiet, blissful escape. Leave all your stresses behind as you enjoy our rejuvenating massage services. Or cozy up by the fireplace with a good book to unwind. However you decide to destress, our Berkshires inn will be the perfect romantic getaway!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is an Event You Need to See]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5703 2016-11-09T16:44:46Z 2016-11-09T16:44:46Z The holidays are upon us, and festivities in the Berkshires abound. One of our favorite things to do around Christmastime each year is attend the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees.

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The holidays are upon us, and festivities in the Berkshires abound. One of our favorite things to do around Christmastime each year is attend the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees. This vibrant celebration lasts from mid-November through New Year’s Eve and spreads winter cheer. The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees includes a collection of over 100 creatively decorated holiday trees that will wow visitors. Spend your holiday season escaping to the Berkshires and enjoying our local festivities! Here is more that you should know about the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees.

Looking for more exciting holiday events to attend during your November or December stay at Brook Farm Inn? Download our free vacation guide and discover more annual festivities, such as the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees. You will also find great attractions, activities, and cultural venues to enjoy year-round.

What is the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees?

The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is an annual celebration of the holiday season. This fundraiser for the Berkshire Museum benefits educational programs and adds some holiday spirit into the hearts of those who visit. With over 100 uniquely decorated Christmas trees, the event draws in many eyes, alive with wonder. The trees are each sponsored by a local business, school, or organization. The branches are then decorated with whatever creative ideas that sponsor formulates. There is a wide range of decorations, from old photographs to hand-made ornaments to eclectic collections. Prepare to be surprised and dazzled by the variety of decorations. Also, prepare to be whisked away into a pure joy and magic that surrounds the holiday season!

Attend the Festive Premiere Party

If you are staying at Brook Farm Inn on opening day of the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees, consider attending the premiere party! Always on the first day of the festival, this evening gala will give you a first look at the dazzling trees. The extravaganza includes a regal red carpet, wining and dining, and, of course, mingling with the crowd. Dress in your finest attire for this festive celebration, and enjoy an exclusive night at the museum. Medium-range tickets for this spectacular event include entry to the premiere party and recognition on the Festival of Trees map. You will also receive a Hollywood star with your name on it in the museum galleries and a professional photograph during the party on the red carpet. Lead tickets also include two return tickets to the Festival of Trees during the exhibition.

Plan a Holiday Getaway at Brook Farm Inn

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time for a getaway before all the hustle and bustle is in full swing. Plan your holiday escape to Brook Farm Inn in the beautiful Berkshires for a snowy winter retreat. Enjoy our luxurious bed and breakfast in Lenox, MA, where you can cozy up by the fire with a good book and unwind. Also enjoy our rejuvenating massage services to relieve all your built-up holiday tension. Then, spend a relaxing evening in one of our 15 charming guest rooms. After a wonderful night’s rest, wake up in the morning to a delicious breakfast to begin your day right. We can’t wait to see you in the Berkshires this winter!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[How to Plan the Best Ski Trip to Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5699 2016-11-02T20:30:19Z 2016-11-02T20:30:19Z Winter is here, which means it is time for some outdoor sports and activities in the snow! The Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is a wonderful place to visit for skiing,

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Winter is here, which means it is time for some outdoor sports and activities in the snow! The Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort is a wonderful place to visit for skiing, snowboarding, and more. Discover winter in the Berkshires with a trip to this mountain resort for a day of adventure on the slopes. Bring your own equipment or rent some at the lodge, and look forward to racing through the white powder. Just a half hour away from Brook Farm Inn, the Jiminy Peak Adventure Park is a fun way to spend part of your vacation. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, there is a place for you on the slopes!

Find out more about all of the great outdoor activities near Brook Farm Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for great seasonal adventures, like skiing at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort.

Hit the Slopes at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort!

If you’re looking for an exciting outdoor expedition during your stay in the Berkshires, then head to the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. Here, you can choose from a variety of options for your winter sporting escapade. If you plan on skiing each day of your trip, then you can purchase a 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day pass at the resort. You might be making a vacation out of it, because the skiing here sure is top-notch! You can also purchase a 4-hour or 8-hour pass if you only plan on skiing for one day of your vacation. Holiday rates apply Dec. 25 through Jan. 2, Jan. 14-16, and Feb. 18-26, so you can plan ahead if you want to avoid the heightened price. Once you’ve purchased your lift tickets, then hop on for the ride up to the top of the mountain. Rent your gear at the resort, and then it’s time to hit the slopes!

Rent Your Skis, Boots, and Poles

Though you are allowed to bring your own equipment, there is also rental gear available at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. The rental shop is located in the Thatcher Building in the upper courtyard of Village Center, and carries top brands for skis, boots, poles, and cold weather clothing. Once you are all geared up, then you are officially ready to make your debut in the fresh powder!

More About the Mountain

Jiminy Peak Mountain has some impressive skiing stats. It is 2,380 feet in elevation and 1,150 feet in vertical rise. The ski area offers almost 168 acres and 45 trails for your enjoyment. There are even 9 lifts to take you to just the right points for your ski adventure. Be sure to check the snow report before hitting the slopes. You will want to know what snowfall awaits before you travel to the ski resort.

Stay With Us During Your Ski Adventures!

Make Brook Farm Inn your Berkshires retreat during your skiing escapades. If you plan on spending your entire vacation slicing through the snow at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, then book your stay at Brook Farm Inn. Our charming bed and breakfast will be the perfect place to come back to at the end of a long winter’s day on the mountain. Relax by the fire, snuggle up in your comfortable bed, and fall asleep blissfully. Then, wake up in the morning to a delicious breakfast to give you energy for your next day on the slopes!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[3 Reasons You Need to See Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5662 2016-10-27T15:16:54Z 2016-10-27T15:16:54Z The holiday season is a magical time of year, and the Berkshires are no exception to the festivities and cheer. Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas is particularly lively, bringing the

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The holiday season is a magical time of year, and the Berkshires are no exception to the festivities and cheer. Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas is particularly lively, bringing the famed Norman Rockwell painting of the town to life among the modern day and age. The annual event takes place in the beginning of December as the town celebrates the Christmas season in full regalia. Enjoy the recreational event, and discover the authentic Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas!

For more information on things to do near Brook Farm Inn in winter, download our free Vacation Guide. It is full of the best activities, attractions, restaurants, shops, and more to enjoy during Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.

There are plenty of wonderful activities to enjoy in the Berkshires during the holiday season. However, Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas is a sure tried and true favorite. This celebration offers a variety of activities, with some highlights including house tours, caroling, holiday readings, and a concert. The three-day weekend event transforms Stockbridge into a fantastical New England setting. Decorations include holiday wreaths, festive lights, and

3 Reasons You Need to See Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas

The Famous Norman Rockwell Stockbridge Painting

Norman Rockwell was famous for his small town landscapes, particularly around the holiday season. His painting Home for Christmas (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas) is a beautiful telling scene of a past Christmastime in the Berkshires. The original painting is part of the Norman Rockwell Museum permanent collection and has come to symbolize Christmas in America. This Norman Rockwell Christmas village painting takes you on a Christmas Eve stroll down Main Street, past the public library, antique and gift shops, old town office, and Victorian hotel. Beyond this is Rockwell’s very own studio.

A Vintage Christmas!

As intended, Rockwell’s masterpiece conveys a rich, warm feeling of coming home for Christmas. And during the annual event, you will be able to witness the iconic scene yet again. There will be a historic recreation of the painting, featuring vintage automobiles and horse-drawn carriages. There will also be a classic visit from Santa Claus, entertainment from Roger the Jester, and lunch at the Christmas Food Booth. Enjoy the quintessential Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas in its original form, and participate in the jubilation.

Holiday House Tours

The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas festivities include holiday house tours. You can visit some local historic properties, inns, and private homes donned in their Christmas decor. Just purchase your ticket through the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, and enjoy this self-guided tour! It is one of the most popular holiday events in the area.

Stay at Brook Farm Inn

Brook Farm Inn is a wonderful place near Stockbridge to stay during the holidays. Our charming bed and breakfast gives you the historic quality of an old New England manor. Our modern amenities then give you the comforts of the modern-day Berkshires. Enjoy a massage at our spa, and wake up each morning to a delicious breakfast. We hope to see you here for the most magical time of the year!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[Here’s What You Need to Know About Big Elm Brewing]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5657 2016-10-19T15:51:05Z 2016-10-19T15:51:05Z For some delicious craft ales and lagers brewed in the Berkshires, make a visit to Big Elm Brewing. This local brewery is a fun place to relax in the evening

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For some delicious craft ales and lagers brewed in the Berkshires, make a visit to Big Elm Brewing. This local brewery is a fun place to relax in the evening after a long day of adventures. Indulge in a flight of flavors or pick your favorite type to enjoy after dinner. You can even bring a growler home to enjoy some Massachusetts beer after your vacation is over!  It’s a great souvenir, and also a great gift to bring back home to your brew-loving friends and family. Here is what you need to know about Big Elm Brewing before your visit!

Discover more great restaurants and breweries near Brook Farm Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It offers some great suggestions for places to enjoy a good meal or drink, like Big Elm Brewing.

The Story of Big Elm Brewing

The fall of 2012 marked the first batch of beer brewed at Big Elm Brewing. Since then, the neighborhood hot spot has been bringing fresh, quality beer to the Berkshires. Before this point and time, the owners (Bill and Christine) were working at other brewing companies to garner their skills. They actually met at Victory Brewing Company in 2003 and then opened Pittsfield Brew Works in 2005. After five years at this brewpub, they left the business to just focus on quality beer (as well as a family on the way). Big Elm Brewery was the result, named for a big elm tree at the end of the street that stood for almost 400 years. Though the elm is now gone, Big Elm Brewing seeks to embody the spirit of what it meant by giving people something to gather around and enjoy each other’s’ company with!

Craft Beers

There are a variety of delicious craft beers that you can experience at Big Elm Brewing during your Berkshires adventures. The Big Elm 413 Farmhouse Ale is a Belgian ale brewed with barley, wheat, chamomile, orange zest, and hops. Then, the double dry-hopped Big Elm IPA offers a West Coast style with a hint of malt to back up the bitters. The Gerry Dog Stout is an oatmeal stout that’s easy to drink for those who usually veer away from the dark side. The Big Elm American Lager is brewed with corn, barley, hops, water, and yeast that gives a light, simple sweetness. And finally, the Big Elm Lion’s Ale is a smooth English-style amber that pairs well with any meal during any season. There are also seasonal specialties available throughout the year!

Come Back to Brook Farm Inn

After a great evening out at Big Elm Brewing, come back to your bed and breakfast retreat in Lenox, MA. Brook Farm Inn offers charming and comfortable accommodations that hail to a bygone era. Enjoy a rich color palette, floral wallpaper, ornately carved furniture, grand fireplaces, and antique accents throughout the inn. Our guest rooms each offer a different theme, from our Bluebird Room with bright yellow and blue decor to our Cozy Hideaway with muted peaches and greens, among an antique wood rocking chair and nightstand. We hope to see you soon!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[Your Guide to the Best West Stockbridge, MA Attractions]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5639 2016-10-13T19:50:05Z 2016-10-13T19:50:05Z Just 15 minutes away from Lenox, MA and Brook Farm Inn lies the town of West Stockbridge, MA. In this “Western Gateway to the Berkshires,” you will discover cultural and

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Just 15 minutes away from Lenox, MA and Brook Farm Inn lies the town of West Stockbridge, MA. In this “Western Gateway to the Berkshires,” you will discover cultural and historic attractions along with some great dining and shopping. There are many different activities to participate in during your visit to West Stockbridge, MA. Most involve discovering the unique art and cultures of the Berkshires. Here are just a few of our favorites that will guarantee a great time during your vacation stay!

Find out more about all of the great hubs near Brook Farm Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for nearby towns to visit and explore, such as West Stockbridge, MA!

Top Things to Do in West Stockbridge, MA

Olivia’s Overlook

There are some great hiking destinations among the majestic Berkshires. Olivia’s Overlook is one of them. You will find an absolutely incredible view at this scenic overlook, especially as the fall colors seep into the vast array of foliage. You can hike or bike the short loop to this overlook. Be sure to bring your camera for a stunning photograph!

Inner Vision Studio

Discover a taste of the local arts scene at Inner Vision Studio in West Stockbridge, MA. Watercolor painter and photographer Karen J. Andrews displays some of her enthralling works at this quaint studio. Combining art techniques in unusual ways, Andrews expresses a certain magic of the visual world through capturing movement. Enjoy subject matter such as nature, the human form, and everyday places and things.

Charles H. Baldwin & Sons

Among the attractions of West Stockbridge, MA, you will discover Charles H. Baldwin & Sons. This historic vanilla bean extraction company was founded in 1888 and became a tried and true family company. Baldwin’s son inherited the company and developed a delicious syrup in the 1920s before other flavors were created. The main floor of the store currently sells all Baldwin products, from the Proper Bloody Mary Mix to the old-fashioned Bay Rum Aftershave. You will also find retro candies, greeting cards, and other country store items here.

Hoffman Pottery

Art abounds in West Stockbridge, MA. Proving that sentiment correct is Hoffman Pottery, a local collection of contemporary ceramics by Elaine Hoffman. She has many magical and whimsical creations among her wide range of pottery. These include frog sculptures for the garden, cosmic-inspired vases and mugs, bright bowls and plates, and quirky teapots.

Pythagoras Theatre Works

Stop in for a riveting production at Pythagoras Theatre Works in West Stockbridge, MA. This small, professional theatre company creates vibrant performances in a historical venue. Its mission is to celebrate the cultural and literary history of the Berkshires through its productions. Past seasons have included adaptations from some of Edith Wharton’s short stories.

Rouge Restaurant & Bistro

For a delectable dinner in West Stockbridge, MA, you can’t go wrong with Rouge Restaurant & Bistro. Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, Rouge features some locally crafted fare that will entice your palate. Appetizers include a Scottish smoked salmon plate, grilled breads, and a tapas trio. Mouthwatering entrees then include a parmesan encrusted rack of lamb, braised free range duck, and oven roasted lemon chicken.

Shaker Dam Coffeehouse

Art and coffee combine at the Shaker Dam Coffeehouse, which doubles as the Stanmeyer Gallery. Here, you will discover the photographic work of National Geographic contributor John Stanmeyer. His hand-printed photographs are on display and for purchase, making a great authentic souvenir to remember your trip. In addition to some great pictures, you will also discover a delicious cup of coffee or tea here!

Stay at Brook Farm Inn

While exploring the cultural hub of West Stockbridge, MA, make Brook Farm Inn your homebase. Our charming bed and breakfast retreat in Lenox, MA, features luxurious yet quaint accommodations, spa services, and a delicious breakfast each morning of your stay. Book your retreat to the Berkshires today for a peaceful getaway!

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[10 of the Best Things to Do in the Berkshires in Winter]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5603 2016-10-12T23:02:12Z 2016-10-06T19:18:12Z There are so many wonderful activities to enjoy in the Berkshires year-round. However, winter offers a different atmosphere than other seasons. Winter sports are available, such as skiing and snowboarding,

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There are so many wonderful activities to enjoy in the Berkshires year-round. However, winter offers a different atmosphere than other seasons. Winter sports are available, such as skiing and snowboarding, and there are many great facilities to accommodate them. Snowshoes replace walking boots on many local hiking trails through the mountains. A fresh layer of white powder blankets the evergreen tree branches and mountain peaks in a magical splendor. It is a truly beautiful time of year to stay at Brook Farm Inn. Though some of the activity shifts indoors, there are still plenty of things to do in the Berkshires in winter. Here are a few ideas!

For more information on things to do near Brook Farm Inn seasonally and year-round, download our free Berkshires vacation guide! It’s full of wonderful things to see and do during your vacation to the Berkshires. This includes things to do in the Berkshires in winter.

Things to do in the Berkshires in Winter

Culture

Culture thrives in the Berkshires year-round. A scene for art, music, theatre, dance, and more, the Berkshires offer all these endeavors in the cold months as well as the warm, radiant summer. For artistic things to do in the Berkshires in winter, consider visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum or Frelinghuysen Morris House. For some rich chamber music, consider attending a performance at Kneisel Hall. Or, treat yourself to a play at Shakespeare and Company. You can also watch a passionate performance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance.

History

Hand in hand with art and culture comes history. There are several great museums near Brook Farm Inn that would be worth a visit during your stay. Warm up from the cold outdoor weather with an afternoon browsing historic Chesterwood or touring The Mount.

Food & Drink

Cold weather calls for hearty meals and a glass of red wine. There are many wonderful Lenox restaurants that feature exquisite food to satiate your hunger and satisfy your tastebuds. Indulge your palate at the Prime Italian Steakhouse and Bar with tender steak and seafood entrees. You might also enjoy a wine tasting at Furnace Brook or another local vineyard for a romantic date. Watch the snow fall outside as you take a sip in the cozy tasting room.

Outdoor Activities

Skiing and snowboarding are two favorite things to do in the Berkshires in winter. Hit the slopes for a day of fresh powder at Bousquet Ski Area. Or, try another winter activity, such as cross country skiing, skating, or snowshoeing at Canterbury Farm. Mountain trails become coated in snow in the winter, but that doesn’t mean they all become inaccessible. Many are converted into a snowshoer’s heaven!

Stay at Brook Farm Inn

Brook Farm Inn is the perfect retreat for your holiday season getaway. Spend romantic time with your sweetheart or bonding time with friends and family here in Lenox, MA. We offer a splendid getaway here in the beautiful mountains. And we are surrounded by many things to do in the Berkshires in winter! Don’t let the snow stop you from exploring the beautiful area that we call home! Book your stay today.

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Brook Farm Inn <![CDATA[Where Can You Find the Best Antiques in Sheffield?]]> https://brookfarm.com/?p=5597 2016-09-29T18:03:10Z 2016-09-29T17:56:58Z Just 30 minutes outside of Lenox lies one of the best gems for antique shopping. Antiques in Sheffield, MA, are plentiful, displayed in malls, boutiques, storefronts and more. This is

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Just 30 minutes outside of Lenox lies one of the best gems for antique shopping. Antiques in Sheffield, MA, are plentiful, displayed in malls, boutiques, storefronts and more. This is the place to go if you’re looking for that special vintage treasure. Take back a unique souvenir from your vacation to the Berkshires or discover the perfect gifts to bring to your loved ones. These one-of-a-kind trinkets make wonderful presents and keepsakes that will help you remember your trip! Here are a few great places to find antiques in Sheffield.

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Linda Rosen Antiques

At Linda Rosen Antiques in Sheffield, you will discover American country furniture, folk art, paintings, and accessories. Search through the largest inventory of quality American country antiques in western Massachusetts. The stache includes beautiful furniture, gorgeous artwork, and a variety of knick-knacks, kitchenware, and more. There are also many Native American pieces, such as burl bowls, stoneware jugs, Pima baskets, and beaded purses.

Susan Silver Antiques

Visiting Susan Silver Antiques in Sheffield is like taking a step back into another era. With period furniture from the 1770s and a variety of formal 18th-and-19th-century formal furnishings, you will feel as though you’ve gone back in time. While much of the furniture may be too big to take with you back home, it is still lovely to admire. There are also many accessories, from mirrors and ceramics to clocks, miniatures, and works of art. These might more easily fit in your suitcase!

Cupboards & Roses Swedish Antiques

Gorgeous armoires, cabinets, writing desks, and horse or other animal-themed trinkets are on display at Cupboards & Roses. This little shop of Swedish antiques in Sheffield is known for its animal figurines. Though horses are the main object of desire, there are plenty of other creatures as well. Peruse miniature statues of deer, lions, tigers, cows, and more. There is also some wonderful Swedish folk art available for purchase, including paintings, bonads, and toy trains. If any of these items fit your at-home collection, a trip to this shop of antiques in Sheffield will be worth your visit!

Le Trianon Antiques

Fine art and antiques await discovery at Le Trianon. From decorative arts to fine art, you will see some marvelous pieces here. Abstract, contemporary, impressionist, and modernist are just a few styles and schools featured. The time periods range from pre-1800s through the present, while media range from lithograph to watercolor to pastel. If you are an art aficionado, then this is the perfect antique shop for you!

Berkshire Great Finds

Antique shopping in Sheffield would not be complete without a visit to Berkshire Great Finds. With over 7,000 square feet of space, this treasure trove of antique and vintage finds will keep you occupied for hours! Peruse everything from functional to funky, including hundreds of books, glass bottles, pottery, art, music, old signs, and more.

Stay at Brook Farm Inn

Brook Farm Inn features many antique furnishings that you will simply love during your stay! Our historic bed and breakfast offers 15 rooms to select from and luxurious amenities. Enjoy a massage in our onsite spa after waking up to a delicious breakfast each morning. We are all about relaxation here at Brook Farm Inn. Escape to the Berkshires for the peaceful getaway that you deserve! Book your retreat today!

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