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Address: 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA 01240-2725
Phone Number:
+1 413-637-3206
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Mansion Tour -not Newport

If you thought you had to go to Newport to tour the mansions-think again. The rich and famous also liked to visit the Berkshires.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2016
Bernadette S
Wallingford, Connecticut
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mansion is an interesting place to visit. One of the few attractions open year round. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Parts of the restoration have not yet been completed and it is an interesting juxtaposition of finished and non-finished parts of the restoration

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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

While this Gilded Age cottage has beautiful bones, she's in need of a lot more restoration before it's really worth a visit. We tour a lot of these types of places and though I give huge kudos to the staff for the labor of love they've put into this old house, it feels a bit thrown together and haphazard. Upstairs,... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Most if not all of the great houses in this area are closed in the winter, so we were happy to find that Ventfort is open and heated (mostly)! The house is a work in progress and its story is very interesting. Our guide, a young woman, was excellent although the tour of nearly two hours could probably be shortened... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Okay, I totally loved this place! The history was amazing! The mansion was beautiful. The tour guide was lovely and answered all of my crazy questions and I had a lot of them. The mansion was decorated for the period, but unfortunately none of the furniture was original because a developer raided the house of all its original splendor. I... More 

1 Thank Jaimee A
Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

If you thought you had to go to Newport to tour the mansions-think again. The rich and famous also liked to visit the Berkshires.

Thank Bernadette S
Miami Beach, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Renovation on the interior is still undergoing renovation, but nevertheless it is a beautiful building set on lovely grounds. Many of their windows are of stained glass giving a somewhat gloomy mood to the interior.

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Northampton, UK
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We had high hopes of the museum but it was so disappointing. It is clear that it is run on a shoestring and the owners are trying to bring in events such as weddings to try to raise funds. It's ok that none of the exhibits are original to the house and the guides do their best, but there is... More 

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very interesting tour of a gorgeous gilded age "cottage". The restoration is a work in progress by a group of very dedicated people who thankfully saved this beautiful landmark from demolition.

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Nesconset, New York
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had a delightful guide named Marsha who sat with us and gave use the history of the home and its many transformations before it was bought by a developer and was slated to be torn down. It was totally stripped of everything and taken down to the studs. So sad but it is being lovingly repaired. The movie "Cider... More 

1 Thank scronk73
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The docent we had was terrific, Very knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. House is definitely a work in progress but a great example of the period and changes in Lenox. We had tea in the dining room which was pleasant. The cucumber sandwich was the best!

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