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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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Seeing the sites of the Berkshires

This is a must if you go to the Berkshires. The gardens in the fall are still beautiful can't wait to return in early summer to see the changes. The guided tour of the house was... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must if you go to the Berkshires. The gardens in the fall are still beautiful can't wait to return in early summer to see the changes. The guided tour of the house was excellent our guide was easy to listen to and pleasant in her interactions with us. I highly recommend visiting and taking a tour of... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such lovely views and unexpected finds at the end of walkways. The Linden tree lined walk, the Blue Steps and the Chinese Garden were just remarkable. The vision and caring that went into the original design and recent restorations have resulted in an estate of great beauty and delight. We actually walked there from the center of town and then... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

came on mon sept12.2016. this was our first time here. the gardens are wonderful. the tour guide was great and knows everything the house inside is very big. lots of stairs. they have a very good gift shop and café. thank you for a good tour guide.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful and the "cottage" is one that you could find yourself living in quite comfortably. Check the website for tour times. The tour lasts about an hour.

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Accord, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The summer home of a rich NYC lawyer, the house is preserved with all the family artifacts still intact. It was an interesting tour led by a well-informed docent. However, the glory of Naumkeag is it's gardens and vistas which are quite spectacular. We visited at the end of August so the flowers were not in full bloom but we... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Naumkeag on a beautiful weekday and had not been in probably 10 years. As the driveway is one way, we were instructed to park around back in a lower parking lot. We then were instructed to purchase tickets at the Welcome Center/at the lower level of the house. The cafe and gift shop is also here. Since... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop if you're in the area! We took the house tour (~40 min), which was informative and gave a great overview of the Choate family. The tour guide was clearly very knowledgeable and welcomed questions throughout the tour. I just wish we had the option to spend a little more time in each room or to walk around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Choates had money and loved leisure in the outdoors after the rigors of a lucrative law practice in Manhattan and being Ambassador in London. They built a Berkshire Cottage [definition = 30 rooms and 30 acres minimum] of 44 rooms and gorgeous gardens and marvelous views. Tours of house and garden, complete to Miss Choate's gardening tools and curtins... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several gilded age mansions (termed "cottages") in the Stockbridge-Lenox area. This one is really interesting because the Choate family donated it fully furnished to the preservation Trustees. Most of the cottages have had to be staged with appropriate furnishings and utensils. In Naumkeag, you actually get to see tiny little details like what a fly swatter looked like.... More 

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Staatsburg, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Naumkeag for a couple hours on a hot summer afternoon. It is a lovely Victorian home with original furnishings. The architecture design by Stanford White is gorgeous. I found the gardens even more pleasing. They are simple to walk through -- the brochure is good and gives concise explanations, but I wish there was more... More 

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