Naumkeag
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Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.
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  • Christopher L
    109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tulips were great
    I didn't even know this place existed a week prior. Time slots are made to ensure that this place is not overcrowded. It was an overcast day and the tulips had just started blossoming so the crowds weren't bad. Great stroll the the gardens and the house was pretty cool as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • catmeow3
    Key West, Florida94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Gardens
    Absolutely fantastic mansion with the most beautiful gardens. Be sure to take the garden tour when you visit so that you get all of the information and are shown all of the secret places that are hidden around each turn, nook and cranny. As an added, bonus, you get to tour the inside of the house, which is beautiful, but does not compare to the gardens. Our garden tour guide was filled with stories and information about the property. She did a fantastic job, and I would highly recommend this as a stop if you were visiting the Lenox area. There is a lovely café on the grounds also for an apéritif or a light lunch.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Naples72
    Boston, Massachusetts28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Estate and Grounds - Unfortunately Not Enough Rooms to See
    This is a very lovely estate with garden grounds and pretty view. Enjoyed what we saw but for cost of ticket, tour should include more rooms eventually. However what was seen was interesting for the history of the home. The grounds are very pretty. There is a small outdoor snack cafe. If you have a mobility issue, let staff know when you get ticket before going to parking area, as parking is at the bottom of a steep hill and walking up may be a challenge for some. Overall a nice visit and pleasant, helpful staff/volunteers.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom849 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well organised event, great lights and plenty to enjoy
    We went for the Halloween pumpkin show, as house is not open separately this time of year. The event is very well organised and laid out, with shuttle buses every few minutes to and from the centre of stockbridge We liked the lights and other effects very much. The "funkins" worked for us when simple designs, but the very detailed stencilled ones were less engaging for us, but seemed to play well with many of the children. Overall, a great layout to show off the venue after dark
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Kay D
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Pumpkin Festival
    Unfortunately the gardens were closed for daytime visits when we were in the area during October, but I just wanted to say the Pumpkin Festival was fabulous. So many carved Jack O Lanterns set in beautifully lit grounds. We are not keen on Halloween, but this Festival was so unique to us (being British) and so beautiful, it was on of the highlights of our trip around New England in the Fall.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2023
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Christopher L
NH109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I didn't even know this place existed a week prior. Time slots are made to ensure that this place is not overcrowded. It was an overcast day and the tulips had just started blossoming so the crowds weren't bad. Great stroll the the gardens and the house was pretty cool as well.
Written April 30, 2023
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PAdoglady
Warfordsburg, PA58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
My husband and I were visiting family and we decided to tour Naumkeag. The house was designed by Stanford White (one of his earliest commissions) with surrounding gardens that were designed & created over 30 yrs ago. The house's furnishings are all original. It was a hot day and the mansion has no air conditioning and because of the coronavirus restrictions, only part of the first floor was open. They have a tiny gift shop. To see the gardens does require a lot of walking on carefully created paths.
Written June 23, 2021
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Kerry
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We attended an event here "date night at Naumkeag", it was awesome! The event happened right at sunset, it was so beautiful. Watching the sunset over the mountains, watching the cows graze below, while sitting in a glorious garden and having a picnic - really was the best. If you have a chance to attend one of these events I would recommend it.
Written August 20, 2020
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kimaw2
New York City, NY2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Beautiful flowers and estate, unmatched location. Customer service was not so good, however. A rude employee ignored social distancing and came up to me and grabbed a bouquet of flowers out of my arms, ones that I had mistakenly thought were for sale. Rather than respectfully ask me to return them to the bucket and let me know they were not for sale, she snatched them away and said they were pre-paid only and belonged to other people. Was a sad little moment on Mother's Day.
Written May 9, 2021
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Mark S
Ottawa, Canada16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This home is a jewel but even more amazing are the gardens and the story of Mable Choate. Take the guided tour of the gardens and if you are very lucky you will have Julie as your guide. Funny and knowledgeable, warm and responsive to all questions and comments. Do not miss an opportunity to see this amazing piece of the guilded age.

And until November you can also feast your eyes and delight your senses with the installation of 23 pieces by George Rickey. Truly spectacular.
Written August 15, 2022
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catmeow3
Key West, FL94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic mansion with the most beautiful gardens. Be sure to take the garden tour when you visit so that you get all of the information and are shown all of the secret places that are hidden around each turn, nook and cranny. As an added, bonus, you get to tour the inside of the house, which is beautiful, but does not compare to the gardens. Our garden tour guide was filled with stories and information about the property. She did a fantastic job, and I would highly recommend this as a stop if you were visiting the Lenox area. There is a lovely café on the grounds also for an apéritif or a light lunch.
Written August 1, 2023
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KRN816
253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed touring the grounds and first floor of the property during the seasonal pumpkin show. The show was very well organized and advance tickets required. Ample parking. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed the sunset. The view is breathtaking. The house was decorated for the season. Would like to return for a regular tour in the future. An amazing example of a Berkshire mansion
Written October 25, 2021
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VincentCT
Milford, CT53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Difficult to find due to lack of signage and poor cell/GPS reception (the city has refused cell towers), but definitely worth the visit.

The house is representative of how affluent people of the 19th century (Gilded Age) spent their summers. What makes this somewhat special is that it is in the original condition as when it was donated to the Trustees. The ridiculous amount of money spent on the gardens by Mabel Choate, who resided there until her death, is evident.

Be aware that this is not like the summer houses in Newport, but being approx. 10 minutes up the road from the Norman Rockwell museum, it is worth taking the guided garden tour.
Written August 20, 2022
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Rooindie
Sioux Falls, SD932 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We went for the tulip and daffodil festival; on May 16, it was a bit late - most of the daffs were spent (as expected), but many of the tulips were near the end, too. However, there were still plenty of lovely flowers to be seen. It was lovely, not spectacular. I was pleasantly surprised that we could enter the first floor of the house; this was also nice but not incredible. The walk through the grounds and first floor took us maybe 45 minutes, with lots of stops to take pictures. We combined the trip with a visit to Ventfort Hall, just 10 minutes away.
Written May 16, 2021
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Kay D
Nuneaton, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately the gardens were closed for daytime visits when we were in the area during October, but I just wanted to say the Pumpkin Festival was fabulous. So many carved Jack O Lanterns set in beautifully lit grounds. We are not keen on Halloween, but this Festival was so unique to us (being British) and so beautiful, it was on of the highlights of our trip around New England in the Fall.
Written December 21, 2023
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