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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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East Granby, CT
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I greatly enjoyed my visit to Namkeag Gardens in Stockbridge, MA last weekend. It is a big place so you need to allow several hours at least. I was able to enjoy the famous blue pools, rose gardens and the Japanese gardens. The views from the house and rose garden of the fields and mountains are glorious. I plan to... More

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Olivebridge, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The architectural landscaping was breath-taking especially the "Blue Steps," but we were hoping for more flower beds when we heard about the "lovely gardens" at this historic location. It was a bit pricey to look at trees, terraces, and lawns when we were hoping to see manicured flower gardens. The mansion was quite lovely, but actually wasn't our many draw... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

You could feel the sense of humor that the owners of this property enjoyed. What a gift for her to leave it to the Trustees. We took the tour of the house, which was fun, and our guide was knowledgeable and very involved in the place. We loved it so much that we returned the following day, to take the... More

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Newton MA
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Or perhaps I should say "the 1%" since this lavish home dates from the Gilded Age. The house itself is similar to other "cottages" in the Berkshires that date from the late 19th-early 20th centuries, but the best part is the garden. Take a garden tour with one of the excellent guides.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Naumkeg has a perfect tour for people who want to get a feel for the Berkshires in a previous era. The tour is not so lengthy that you feel pressed for time. After the tour you may wander the gardens. Splendid views and quirky stories are part of the charm. This is a must see in Stockbridge!

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Vienna, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Really exceptional, as it was lived in up til it became a historic trust home, so all the items in it are the real deal. Really worth the trip if you enjoy historic homes. Grounds amazing, and view breathtaking. sit under the oak tree in the adirondack chairs....

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Ansonia, CT
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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The first thing you need to do is call ahead to make sure they are open all day. I checked the website and there were no events scheduled but when we got there at noon we were told they were closing at 2pm because of an event. I told the clerk it wasn't mentioned on the website so do yourself... More

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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155 reviews 155 reviews
65 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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