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Address: 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-8146
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Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned...

Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.

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Interesting historic mansion

This Berkshires mansion has ALL the furnishings and original belongings of the original owner from when she passed away. Some unique items and stories are told by the guides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Monroe, Connecticut
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Monroe, Connecticut
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This Berkshires mansion has ALL the furnishings and original belongings of the original owner from when she passed away. Some unique items and stories are told by the guides. There are a few parking spaces by the front door, but otherwise you have to park in the back DOWN the hill, which means you have to climb up to see... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of the Berkshire's most interesting and stately historic estates. Naumkeag and The Mount are two of our favorite attractions, both provide lovely homes, furnishings and wonderful grounds to explore. The Mount also has one of our favorite lunch retaurants with breathtaking terrace views. Naumkeag however takes first prize for gardens and flora. Reminder of the rich and famous that... More 

Thank Marvin G
New Lisbon, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Home was left with everything in it. So all furniture, dishes, linens, and anything else for a home is present and original. It is on a hilltop and has great view. Couple of fountains are very unique. Lot of interesting information on tour.

Thank germanytrip2014
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77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This magnificent "summer cottage," garden and family history were a delightful surprise to me, especially since we visited the last week of the season. The docent who led our tour was gracious and well-informed. She obviously continues to read and learn about the era and its people, and her interest is infectious. In summer, I could imagine staying even 4-5... More 

Thank Dianne S
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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114 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A goodly of the Berkshire attractions close after Columbus Day... and a few more at the end of October. Some say they don't have heat, some say the flowers have all gone, but it may just be lower volume. Whatever. Even stopping on the road was difficult... but we got a few pictures of the outside.

Thank David Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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251 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

I think one of my favorite part of this attraction was the wonderful story. The house is incredible both in the history of the family but the wonderful design details and craftsmanship. The grounds are also lovely. We took the last tour late in the afternoon and the sun hitting the house and gardens was gorgeous. You need to join... More 

Thank Beth_sage
Downingtown PA
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This experience was not just about the beautiful cottage, grounds and views. This was about the story of a family - the Choate family. And, that story was wonderfully told by the guide we had. She brought to life the experience of designing and living in this home. And, the daughter's desire to preserve it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Thursday night event with live music, cash bar and walk of the grounds was all we could do after Columbus Day, but it was worth it. Cottage itself having a lot of exterior work done. We were unable to see the interior beyond the gift shop, but we're not impressed with the mixture if plantings, sculpture and garden decor. No... More 

Thank GayleWalter
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My wife and I often like to take tours of 18th century estates and this was more informational than most. In an era where the fabulously wealthy we're able to build family mansions in mountain areas to escape the hot summers in NYC. Complete with massive, artful landscaping, lavish furnishings and state of the art conveniences, generations could enjoy their... More 

Thank Kristy F
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

the Stanford, Meade, White home is beautiful. the grounds are parklike with many different gardens to stroll and seating areas to relax and enjoy the view. the inside of the house is beautiful but a little musty so if you have alegeies, beware. there is a tiny area that sells food, we were told it was a cafe, but it... More 

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