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Receive a $30 Gift Card To Newly-Expanded Nejaimes - Book A Romantic Weekend Getaway


Big news for our friends at the Nejaimes Lenox Wine Cellar – they have doubled the size ofThe French Country Picnic from Nejaimes, Lenox, MA their store. That can only mean one thing: More GREAT wine and beverage selections.

We have been sending our guests there for years, for great wine – often with their $30 gift cards in hand as a part of the Hampton Terrace Romantic Getaway Weekend Special. 

The Romantic Getaway Weekend Special begins at $229/night and includes: 

  • Hampton Terrace’s trademark “Gilded Age glamour” and an experience Traditional Home Magazine called “absolutely perfect.”
  • Spend a romantic weekend at one of the East Coast’s “premier getaway destinations,” the Berkshires.
  • We make the Romantic Weekend Package accessible for you. Pay half when you book and half when you arrive.
  • A $30 gift card for the newly-expanded Nejaimes, our local wine/gourmet food shop.
  • A candle-lit breakfast buffet.
  • A comprehensive list of activities in the area during your stay (attached to your confirmation), as well as a list of guest-approved restaurants in the area.
  • Free early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability).
  • An additional 30 percent discount when you book a third night.
  • We can also adorn your room with flowers and a bottle of champagne, or arrange for an in-room massage.
  • Check availability or request your Romantic Getaway Weekend Package personal rate quote directly from the Innkeeper. It's guaranteed in writing!

We have sent literally thousands of guests to Nejaimes with their $30 gift cards. Nejaimes is a treasure trove of excellent wines, other beverages, including grappa, hard cider, whiskey,The Berkshire Summer Classic picnic from Nejaimes, Lenox, MA ale and many more, as well as gift baskets, picnics, and gluten-free treats. In other words – some key ingredients to a romantic weekend experience. A summer picnic in the Berkshires is an experience you’ll never forget, shared with your special someone.

At Nejaimes, you can select the picnic of your dreams from their picnic menu. Their three picnic options will not disappoint. Choose from The French Country, The Berkshire Summer Classic, or The Nejaimes Mediterranean. The French Country includes typically French favorites such as double-crème brie, truffle pâté, and homemade fruit pie. The Berkshire Summer Classic includes a roasted salmon fillet, goat cheese, and more. The Nejaimes Mediterranean will tempt your palate with Tabouli salad, dry, Italian Sopressata, and homemade Lebanese Baklava. The Nejaimes staff can also assist you by recommending the perfect wine or beverage accompaniment for your picnic.

The walk to Nejaimes is one elegant facet of the whole experience, when you book your Romantic Getaway Weekend here at Hampton Terrace. With their newly expanded store, and selection, you will have many more delicious choices!


Tanglewood Rocks: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals come to Lenox


Tanglewood continues to expand its brand with another pop show in its roster.  August 19th at 7pm, Josh Ritter, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals come to the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood’s storied Lenox campus.

The show opens with Josh Ritter, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and author. Ritter is in the midst of a bit of a musical rebirth. Historically he has written his work on the guitar, but his more recent works move beyond the guitar and result in a complex collection of songs featuring a rainbow of instruments – piano, horns and strings, conspiring to tell an indelicate story. As the musician himself says (via the Tanglewood website):

"The air of gravitas around me was getting oppressive. For some reason it seemed like there was a premium being placed on earnestness and that can be pretty stifling. There was a lot of talk about true love and righteous indignation. I wanted to write about gunslingers and missile silos."

This should prove an intriguing opening to a night that is guaranteed to rock. If you’ve seen a Grace Potter and the Nocturnals live show, you know the electricity they generate – and thatgrace potter Grace Potter herself is an iconic stage presence. If you have not – prepare yourself for an evening of driving American rock, with just a little pop softness mixed in, and hooks that give you no choice but to come along for the ride.

Their current album, in archetypical fashion, was the result of a soul-searching road trip. Touring hadn’t really allowed Potter to experience the landscape. This trip allowed her to take it all in – and translate it into a full album, with a story to tell.

Tickets for their August 19th performance are $23.50 to $52.50, and are available online at the Tanglewood website.

As always if you are planning to make it to this great show – plan ahead to make sure you get the best accommodations. Summer is very busy in the Berkshires and extremely busy at Hampton Terrace. We are just a 3 minute drive, or a short walk from the venue – and a great place to fall into some sweet rock and roll dreams after the show.

Don’t Miss The Berkshires Dream Auction – Bidding Is Open!


The Berkshires are a beautiful destination, and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau is dedicated to telling the world all about it. The Berkshires Dream Auction is an event to support that work, and it’s chock full of must-haves that you’ll want to check out. 260 fabulous items have been donated to this auction – 260 items that you can bid on!logo 339x90

Online bidding runs until June 23, 2013. Bid on vacation getaways, golf, spa and theatre experiences to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin! It just so happens that one of the items that you can bid on is a “Weekend Stay for Two at Hampton Terrace Bed & Breakfast”. The value of our Hampton Terrace package is $511 and the current bid is $225. A $280 Williamstown Theatre Festival Package is currently at $145...a beautiful Tibetan sterling silver bracelet worth $125 has $52 in bids so far. Get bidding now for some great steals!

Every bid you make supports the Berkshires of Western MA. All proceeds benefit the Berkshire Marketing Fund. So you can bid on all the great items you want, knowing you are helping the Berkshire Visitors Bureau promote the Berkshires as a premier travel destination for the economic well being of all its businesses and residents.

The auction only lasts for a short time, however – this coming Sunday is the deadline. Get your bids in NOW!


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