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5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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Type: Gardens
Description: Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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149 reviews 149 reviews
62 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took an informative and interesting tour with a very capable guide, then watched a 20-minute video about the grounds before actually exploring them. It sets the tone and gives you lots of info as you tour the amazing land around the home. Incredible! We could have stayed all day. Although Naumkeag is undergoing restoration, it doesn't really interfere with... More

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Naumkeag is one of the original cottages in Berkshire County. The difference with it, is it was left as is when the owners died. All of the furniture and paintings are still there. There are even dog dishes still out. The tour of the house is included in the admissions price and its well worth the 45 minutes. Make sure... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fortunately we are members of the Trustees of Reservations so we did not have to pay for the visit. Gardens are better than the house but nothing special. House was old and tired and guided tour was very boring. I would not recommend if you had to pay for this.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We happened to find this by accident. What a find! While the house was very nice, it is typical of rich peoples homes of the period. You've seen the dark wood moulding, dark wainscoting, wallpaper, etc many times. Go for the gardens. Every corner you turn there is something new and different. Check out the gondola poles that are used... More

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pleasant valley
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am a big fan of Stanford whites architecture and was quite impressed with his restrained work of this lovely house. It was quite cozy and retains all the families furniture which is a huge plus in my eyes. and the gardens and the blue steps are as beautiful as they appear in the pictures.

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Naumkeag is the country estate built by New York lawyer Joseph Choate in 1886. Located on a hill near Stockbridge, Mass. it has beautiful vistas of the surrounding Berkshires. The interior has been kept very close to the way it was during the use by the Choate family. It gives you a good look at the way the wealthy lived... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

There's a lot of work being done on this property (roof, gardens, etc.) but we still got to see a lot of the house and could walk all over the grounds. Our guide did a great job showing us the house and explaining where many of the items came from and the family's background. There are so many furnishings left... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We loved getting to visit Naumkeag and its gardens on our last day in Stockbridge. The house and gardens have been beautifully maintained and it was like taking a step back in time. The tour was only $15 and definitely worth it!

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Skytop, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The grounds are beautiful, the view is spectacular, but what makes this tour special is the guide who takes you through the house and offers such interesting information. There was no question he couldn't answer. If you are in Stockbridge and miss this, shame on you!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
14 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although little was blooming for our visit, we enjoyed seeing the famous garden. Don't miss the famous Blue Steps, and be sure to take photos at every stage, both ahead and behind you. (You'll see!) Walk all the way to the end of the Linden Allee for a surprise, and be sure to visit the Tea Garden. Views from the... More

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