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Address: 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-8146
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Description: Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate...
Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.
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Beautiful grounds

This was a really pretty visit. The gardens are beautiful. Sadly the last 3 sections are closed but everything else was great. They have voice guided tours which is free with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was a really pretty visit. The gardens are beautiful. Sadly the last 3 sections are closed but everything else was great. They have voice guided tours which is free with admission. For some reason no one was taking them. I would recommend it if you are not getting a guide. It tells the story of the builder/owners and what... More 

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New London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing!!!! Definitely must see!!! The tour guide was great, the story of the family is so interesting!!!! The garden is just unbelievable!!!!!very impressed!!!!

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Pomona, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in Stockbridge. You can only imagine what life was like for the Choate family as you tour all its rooms,and gardens. You will see the families collection of fine China due to Mabel Choates trips to Asia. You have a choice of what tour you want to take.... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I've always loved to visit Stockbridge where in the 18th c. Chief Konkapot of the Mahicans requested from the European settlers a missionary to help them assimilate into the encroaching culture. Sadly, the missionary died and the result did not go as hoped by both the natives and their pastor, the nation of Muh-he-con-neok having since migrated to Wisconsin, where... More 

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South Deerfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Naumkeag was designed by Stanford White when he was a very junior architect and it's quite wonderful. On a late July day, every room had a breeze and most had terrific views of the Berkshire mountains. What's notable about Naumkeag is that Mabel Choate gave the property intact--the furniture, linens, clothing, etc. are all as they were. Despite their wealth,... More 

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Rockland County, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very interesting tidbits about the Choate family. A tour is given of three floors of the home. Almost everything in the home is part of the original furnishings. The woodwork and the stair spindles are extraordinary. The tour lasts about an hour and there is a video at the end of the tour which you can choose to watch. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I had not been here for several years and was so impressed with the extraordinary restoration that has been done of the gorgeous gardens! We enjoyed a lovely "Boxed Lunch" on the terrace with breathtaking views! I brought a friend and her teen aged daughter and they adored the house and grounds. Especially loved sitting on the back porch with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had an excellent docent- Kendra. She was quite knowledgeable about the Choate family as well as the history of the house. The was some water damage and other rears needed. I found it interesting see what books they family read . The best part of this visit were the gardens and the magnificent views of Monument Mountain and the... More 

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New York, NY
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

This historical home had something for all of us- my 6 am 8 year old girls enjoyed the simple scavenger hunt inside the house and the gardens outside. It wasn't just about the flora and fauna, which my husband and I enjoyed. They loved walking down the staircase. The guides were super nice and even let us peek in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The mansion itself is picture perfect , stands up on a hill. Offers ok views (we went in the afternoon - the views were good not great). The tour was ok - similar to many other tours we have taken - very informative though. The whole area makes for some good picture frames. However that was it. The tour is... More 

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Address: 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-8146
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  Stockbridge

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