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Naumkeag

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
+1 413-298-8146
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Landscape Bucket List Contender

Since the first time I saw an image of Fletcher Steele's masterpiece, the Blue Steps I've wanted to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Efranz
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New York City, New York
very lovely and interesting gardens

We arrived too late to tour the house but we'll do that next time because this is a place you can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gerard S
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bethpage, United States
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Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“choate family” (46 reviews)
“house tour” (38 reviews)
“our tour guide” (19 reviews)
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5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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+1 413-298-8146
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"chinese garden"
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"beautiful estate"
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"original furnishings"
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"summer home"
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"summer retreat"
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"gilded age"
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"thursday evening"
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"family history"
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"room cottage"
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"architectural masterpiece"
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"magnificent home"
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"breathtaking views"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since the first time I saw an image of Fletcher Steele's masterpiece, the Blue Steps I've wanted to visit them. I finally got my chance and was not disappointed, though they do need a little maintenance. The 30-acre gardens around them are deceptively simple but...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived too late to tour the house but we'll do that next time because this is a place you can easily visit more than once. There is much to see. The gardens are interesting, lovely, nicely laid out and well marked. A good map...More

Thank Gerard S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Naumkeag is the baronial summer home of Joseph Choate, a wealthy New York lawyer of the gilded age. Built in 1887, the 44-room house still contains its original furnishings. A genuine time warp. The guided tour is interesting and personal with a well-informed docent. There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like historic homes and you enjoy visiting the Berkshires, this is a must-see. Built in the gilded age, it is a beautiful house with mostly original furnishings. Our tour guide, Scott, was engaging and fun, and he made the tour thoroughly enjoyable. Try...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide provided us a lot of information about Naumkeag, from the Choate family, the construction, the landscaping, gardening and furnishings. The thoughtful placement of the home maximized the view of the surrounding scenery. The layout of the grounds and gardens blended well and...More

Thank Zacass
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to the grand "Cottages" of the rich and famous in Newport, Naumkeag is definitely an also-ran. But the gardens and grounds are beautiful and at tinmes quirky and the tour of the house, given by an extremely knowledgeable docent, was fascinating and brought light...More

Thank martha32col
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last historical home to visit while in the area for a week. Maybe it was the best for last, but another we visited in Sleepy Hollow was the best. This one was full of original belongings of the Choate family, so that...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Went here with my parents. I don't know if my young children would have lasted well through the house tour, but they did have activity sheets for kids that seemed interesting. Our tour guide was fantastic - her knowledge of the home and the family...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were on our 40th anniversary vacation and visited this hidden treasure. It is a 44 room “cottage” of the Choate family. The tour guide was very informative and the grounds magnificent. Would highly recommend!

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Never heard of Naumkeag until I visited the Berkshires. I highly recommend seeing it. The house is beautiful, not over the top. Our guide was very informative and nice and was quick to answer any questions we asked. The grounds are nice to walk around.

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Kay S
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Ted S | Reviewed this property |
Interesting question because these old houses from the nineteenth century involve old technology for cooking. It happens that the kitchen was removed to be part of the basement visitors center. The only part left is a... More
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Kay S
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Edward2651 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there was a kitchen (as part of the guided tour) but it was very small within the house and obviously did not offer any edibles or food. They do have a small area within the visitor center (which you enter once you... More
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