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Had a very nice tour of this historic home.The workers and volunteers are very committed to its restoration and it showed throughout our visit. The home is still under renovation but there is still a lot to see and experience. What renovations already completed are...More
all four of us really liked this home. it was not completely restored, but great majority was. the tour was very interesting and the people giving the story and tour were very knowledgable. we really like it and was well worth the money. strongly recommended...More
We were able to take a guided tour of Ventfort Hall. Having visited a number of Berkshire “cottages,” we found it interesting to learn about this house’s history, near-demolition, and rescue/restoration. It’s an impressive effort.
My disappointment with the tour: it didn’t address the house...More
We had a catered dinner at Ventfort Hall. No tour was offered and the home looked like it needed a great detail of work. Just refinishing the main floor would be a huge improvement to the place. The building was cold and uninviting, but the...More
Very nice tour by the ladies there. Parts of the house are still under restoration and they need you to come here and be part of it. The work is well under way with a lot of the rooms done. Representation of the excesses of...More
Ventfort Hall is a mansion in progress. The restoration is in progress but what is completed is historically accurate. The staff loves the home as if it were their own. Our guide has been there since the restoration began and her stories are precious. The...More
Ventfort Hall is a hidden gem in the Berkshires. As other reviewers have said the house is indeed a work in progress and it may not be as polished as other nearby homes of this era (The Mount for example) but I think this gives...More
The history of Ventfort is fascinating, especially set in the backdrop of American history, post Gilded Age. The mansion was saved from the wrecking ball thanks to the movie Cider House Rules, and is being lovingly restored. The docents are very knowledgeable and wandering through...More
A Gilded Age cottage that has been badly treated by subsequent owners, developers and music students who boarded here, nonetheless it is worthy of seeing as a “before” picture and as a patron of the “after” restoration.
The original furniture was auctioned off when the...More
Response from VentfortHall | Property representative |
Thank you for reaching out to us. On June 14th we have a tea & talk at 4 pm given by Frederikke Borge, Victor Borge's daughter. It is titled "My Father Victor Borge: Concert Pianist/Comedian." We have a sound system... More
Thank you for reaching out to us. On June 14th we have a tea & talk at 4 pm given by Frederikke Borge, Victor Borge's daughter. It is titled "My Father Victor Borge: Concert Pianist/Comedian." We have a sound system used at all our talks. The talk is usually about 45 minutes to an hour followed by a Victorian tea. Reservations are strongly recommended as our tea & talks during the summer often sell out and can be made by calling (413) 637-3206. More info about this event can be found on our website.
We also offer daily tours on the hour starting at 10am with the last tour at 3 pm Mon. through Sat. and 10 am to 2 pm on Sun. Tour prices for various age groups can also be found on our website.
Hope you can come and visit us.