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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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Lee, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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