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Naumkeag

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-8146
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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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English first
Long Island City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The house and garden are lovely. The story of the collaboration between Mabel Choate and Mr. Steele made for an interesting tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I really enjoyed watching the video about the process of designing these gardens and seeing the before and after photos in each area. Beautiful curves, intriguing details and vistas at every turn - this is a bit of landscaping history. The Trustees of Reservation are fantastic and have been doing necessary restoration so folks in the future can continue to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A bit out of the way but go for the gardens. The house is a little odd with quirky charm ( as interpreted through the collections of wealthy New Englanders) There has been considerable time and money spent on the gardens and is the best part of the visit. The art deco steps are fascinating, and very attractive.

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Lee, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow ... what is not to like. With its gracious house, magnificent gardens, and panoramic views, Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate. This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat... More

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North Conway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want to travel back to the gilded age of early America, this cottage is for you. The Gardens, the house and the outdoor dining room were wonderful. One can just imagine living here back in the early 1900's or late 1800's. Our tour guide was full of information and for being so late in the season she was... More

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great hidden treasure in Berkshire county! So hidden it did take me about 10 min. To figure out where it was. It was a great history lesson for the area. The house was greatly preserved and the staff/ volunteers were helpful and knowledgable. I would recommend for older children/ teenager and adults. My son did enjoy running up and down... More

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East Granby, CT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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