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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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North Adams, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have been there a tree times and I love this place. All of our visitors have been there. I recommend enjoy the 1 hour house tour first. And after that spend around 2 hours in the absolutely spectacular garden with fabulous views. You can see different kinds of gardens - Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Blue steps which is most... More

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Roxbury CT
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This year while spending my annual Labor Day weekend at the Red Lion I decided to visit Naumkeag on the suggestion of The Red Lion Staff. What a referral! This beautiful estate located in the hills above Main Street in Stockbridge is fabulous and truly a hidden Garden of Eden. I took both the guided house tour and garden tour... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We are members of Trustees of Reservations so this property was on our go-to list when we visited the Southern Berkshires in early September. The house is beautiful but it is the spectacular gardens and views that are the real draw. The property encourages picnics and even keeps a basket of picnic blankets on the veranda! We did not have... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Naumkeag is a spectacular "Summer Cottage" of the rich and famous, 181 of which were built in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Many still remain and some of which are open for touring. Naumkeag is the family estate of the Choate family. The Choate family inhabited their Stockbridge estate for many decades. Their gardens are magnificent, especially the five... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We are members of The Trustees of Reservations, so like to tour their properties when possible. Although I was disappointed we didn't make it for a house tour, walking around the exterior and seeing the gardens was very fun and informative. If you are interested in garden design at all, this would be a good place to check out.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The house is certainly impressive. The house tour was a little disappointing - I think we saw 11 or 12 rooms. You were not allowed to ask questions during the tour. I realize this was due to time constraints, but hearing other people's comments would have added to the lecture. The grounds are spectacular. We were there at the end... More

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Milton, Delaware
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27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We toured several of the “cottages” in the area and enjoyed this the most. Fortunately, we allowed enough time to tour both the house and garden. For me, the house alone was well worth the price of admission and the gardens are among the best we’ve seen.

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manila
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Sad we could not tour the site, because place was not wheelchair friendly , would have been interesting for all of us . So we just left for the botanical gardens , which Pat the volunteer so kindly recommended.

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Wilton, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Naumkeag is breathtakingly beautiful - both the house and the grounds. The view from the back of the house is simply gorgeous. The gardens are lovely. There is a 220 year old oak tree that is absolutely magnificent! The blue steps were just redone and the Linden Allee just replanted. The Chinese garden is the next to be redone. The... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I had not heard of Naumkeag but the inkeeper at 1862 Season on Main recommended it and we just loved it, great view, knowledgeable staff, worth the trip.

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