Lenox Journals

Music in the Great Outdoors

An August 2004 trip to Lenox by Rose (Bud)

Quote: On our second trip to Massachusetts, we wanted to be sure to catch the entertainment at Tanglewood, the summer home of The Boston Pops. Not only was the music fabulous, but the venue is an experience in itself!

Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount

Attraction | "Edith Wharton's Estate"

The Mount is one of the many gilded age homes located between Great Barrington to the south and Lee to the north in Massachusetts. It is particularly noteworthy for the wonderful gardens and furnishings that date back to Edith Wharton's short stay in the state before moving back to Europe. While the house has a sad history of being used (not too gently) for many purposes between Edith's stay and its present status as a historical site, the ornate hand-carved plasterwork that adorns walls and ceilings, the unique entrance area, and the fantastic awning-ed porches that overlook extravagantly designed gardens have been lovingly restored. The house itself is large, of the type used as summer homes in t...Read More

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Edith Wharton Restoration-The Mount
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
(413) 637-1899

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Imagine sitting on acres of manicured green lawn with a summer feast of strawberries, wine, cheese, and bread spread out in front of you, listening to the sounds of Mozart wafting through the air. Or imagine sitting under a raised roof in an amphitheater with sides open to the elements and a floor made of dirt, packed by 70 years of music-goers' feet, with thunder in the night sky and rain pouring down while the orchastra plays Wagner and Prokofiev. Or imagine sitting in the second balcony of a Shaker-style hall, with one entire wall open to the glorious view of the Stockbridge Bowl while a jazz ensemble led by John Williams does their interpretation of My Fair Lady. Glorious! Now imagine you...Read More
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is well-known as the town in Norman Rockwell's beautiful Christmas paintings, but it is also the home of Alice's Restaurant, the inspiration for Arlo Guthrie's most famous folk song. Although the restaurant is no longer in operation, the signs pointing to the space it occupied are still easy to find, and it's a delight having an excuse to walk around Stockbridge--wonderful little stores, perfect colonial architecture, an outstanding modern glass museum, and interesting churches and cemeteries full of history. You can also drive just outside town to the Guthrie Community Church, where Arlo lived for a time with Alice, her husband, and an assortment of 1960s flower children...Read More