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

You can get a real sense of what the "cottages" (estates) might have been like in the Berkshires during the late 19th century into the 20th century. Beautifully preserved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Mary S
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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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Mansfield Center, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

You can get a real sense of what the "cottages" (estates) might have been like in the Berkshires during the late 19th century into the 20th century. Beautifully preserved, gorgeous grounds, breathtaking views, and wonderful history that shares the ongoing love affair with the Berkshires.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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