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Naumkeag

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

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Naumkeag is a prime example of what the Berkshire cottages were like. The property is currently undergoing a massive renovation of the entire site......buildings and grounds and gardens. A very impressive visit to be sure.

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South Windsor, CT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Tour was very, very good with knowledgeable guide. You can picture our own little American version of Upstairs/Downstairs. Combine with other attractions in the local area for a great day. The grounds are nice to stroll with the blue themed waterfall, and the linden walk. We love it.

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maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I agree with the previous reviewer that this home was built and decorated by a family with piles of money and little taste. If you are a student of architecture you will find it interesting, of you are looking for beautifully appointed rooms and gardens you may want to skip.

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Sturbridge
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The admission of $15.00 which is actually quite reasonable for attractions was worth every penny and more. The guided tour was full of information of the history of the house and the family that lived there. Since everything including the furnishings are original it felt as though the family was going to be entering at any time. Although the gardens... More 

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estados unidos
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A dark dreary place on a cloudy day. Imagining the day to day lives of the downstairs staff that kept it running. Upstairs is a vulgar mishmash of styles. Furnishings and gardens must have kept an army of designers and landscapers busy for years. Excellent example of what too much money and not enough good taste could achieve in Mr.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having come from the UK we were expecting impressive Kew Garden style gardens, but were a little disappointed. We enjoyed looking at the curvaceous path at the back of the property but found the Japanese garden a bit sad. We were given a tour of the property and an insight into the lives of the Choate family. We were particularly... More 

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We discovered that our membership with the Trustees of Reservations got us in free! But it would have been well worth the price of admission. This 19th-20th century home with gardens is nothing short of spectacular. Go see it.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This summer home of the Choate family has something for everyone: gardeners, history buffs, artists, collectors. From the architecture to the furniture, to the meticulously groomed grounds, this Trustee of Reservations property delights everywhere you look. We were here on a beautiful fall day and the views of autumn foliage were spectacular. Our guide, David, was bright, well spoken and... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In the center of Stockbridge sits an old house and landscape with fountains, serpentine shrubbery, gardens. Very quaint.

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Melbourne, Australia
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319 reviews 319 reviews
143 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The architects of Naumkeag are great favourites of mine and viewed from the road it promises a great deal. It is a really grand house, not a summer cottage as I would know it, but internally it is dark and sombre. While no doubt this is to do with keeping it cool in summer it also derives from the Choate... More 

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