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Address: 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-8146
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Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned...

Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.

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Gorgeous spot for a wedding

We held our daughter's wedding at this spectacular historical estate and gardens, managed by Trustees of Reservation. The house, former summer home of the Choate family, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
preher93
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South Orange, New Jersey
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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We held our daughter's wedding at this spectacular historical estate and gardens, managed by Trustees of Reservation. The house, former summer home of the Choate family, and grounds are newly restored and magnificent. I recommend the excellent guided tours. Perfect place for a picnic with a sweeping view of the mountains and cow pasture. Too bad Naumkeag's neighbors don't appreciate... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed seeing the house from the outside and the grounds as we drove through, but I did not get to tour the house. The house is open to visitors on a tour with a tour guide. We arrived on an afternoon a few minutes too late to go on the last tour. We were told we could pay the... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having passed by the Naumkeag estate multiple times, we decided to pay a visit Both the house and garden tours were led by friendly and knowledgeable docents The views of the area from the house and the gardens are unsurpassed If you like touring homes from a bygone era in then you will surely enjoy this one

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Thank roadmadam
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Naumkeag is special. It is a living, breathing tribute to the Choates and feels like they just walked out.

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Thank sheiande
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently renovated by Trustees of Reservations, this "Cottage" and gardens in the Berkshires is an enjoyable day excursion. Two hours is plenty of time to tour the grounds and home of the Choate family, built during the Gilded Age of the late 1800's. Guided tour of the main house is well worth the $15 admission fee.

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Thank Ray W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely afternoon touring the gardens. The gardens are interesting and the views lovely. It gives one a great sense of one of the many interesting places in the Berkshires.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found it interesting that this estate was built by the lawyer who argued against a graduated income tax at the Supreme Court and one. The win earned him the tax free money to build the estate. The house is beautiful and loaded with material donated by the owners in the fifties. The docents who gave a house tour was... More 

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Thank Bos2traveler
Chatsworth, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately it rained on the day we visited but this was still an outstanding attraction, probably the best of our visit to this area. The tours are escorted and timed so call to determine the schedule or, if you're not too worried about timing, tour the beautiful grounds before or after your house tour, but do tour the grounds. They... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour of large old mansion on 48 acres and almost as many well kept Victorian rooms on beautiful grounds.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Elaine and I spent the most of the day at Naumkeag in Stockbridge, Ma. Naumkeag is (was) a 44 room Gilded Age home (cottage) of Joseph Choate an attorney. It has magnificent gardens that were created by Mabel Choate (Joseph's daughter) over a 30 year period. One spectacular garden was the Blue Steps, a series... More 

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