Many call it The Tanglewood Season.
And it certainly is. Tanglewood has been drawing about a half a million people to the area per year since 1937. Those patrons, educated and cultured, are the reason a number of other options have sprung up over the decades:
THEATER: Berkshire Theatre Festival. Williamstown Theater Festival. Shakespeare & Company. Barrington Stage Company...
MUSEUMS: Clark Art Institute. Normal Rockwell Museum. Berkshire Museum...
HISTORIC HOUSES: The Mount. Naumkeag. Herman Melville. Ventfort Hall....
FINE DINING: Too many award-winning options to list. See below about how to narrow your options.
WHERE TO STAY? HAMPTON TERRACE, of course. Rated #1 on TripAdvisor in the Berkshires (120 properties). Private baths. A/C. Heated Pool. Free WiFi. 1 mile from Tanglewood. Let Stan and Susan help you plan your summer visit with our private lists of things to do and recommended places to eat.
Lauded for its natural beauty and elegance, the Berkshires have long been featured as a must-see location. Nestled amongst the dreamlike setting of rolling hills and bright red barns, it’s no surprise that the area has been featured on many Top 10 lists, including Travel + Leisure’s own, “America’s Most Romantic Winter Destinations.” Forbes, in their “10 Unexpectedly Romantic Cities,” found it impossible to name only one town, instead including the entire region in their feature. And even the Travel Channel’s, “World’s Most Romantic Destinations” couldn’t leave it out.
With such natural grandeur defining the Berkshires it’s no wonder why the region is considered a great locale for a romantic getaway. When it comes to wedding venues, the immense beauty and charm offer the perfect setting for the special day. With such an array of fine dining options, stunning estates, and elegant settings there are endless options for creating the perfect wedding. And for those who have already exchanged vows, there is no limit to the perfect Berkshires honeymoon.
As the Tanglewood season starts next month, the region is sure to be enchanted by the incredible performances by the BSO, as well as featured performers like James Taylor and Josh Groban. With a plethora of classical and contemporary musical options, Tanglewood is an incredible musical experience, sure to add a sparkle to a special weekend away.
For those couples seeking a romantic retreat, consider our Romantic Weekend Getaway, which includes all the details to make your weekend special. Infused with the elegance and charm of the region, Hampton Terrace prides itself in providing a luxurious and relaxing escape. Our #1 Rating on Trip Advisor offers insight into the care and intention we take with our guests’ comfort. We would love to provide you with the ideal venue to get away from it all.
To learn more about Hampton Terrace, visit our website or subscribe to our blog. We hope to be able to provide you an exceptional weekend away in the Berkshires.
Guests are used to paying from $300 to $2,000/night for accommodations in Lenox during Tanglewood Season.
How about $199/night?
For anyone who calls between now and June 20th and asks for $199/night...you will get it - from Sunday through Thursday, with a multiple night stay.
This is a savings of $100/night compared to our weekend rates.
Hampton Terrace is centrally located in Lenox, one mile from Tanglewood. We include full breakfast buffet and have an outdoor heated pool. All rooms have private baths and are air conditioned. There are 5 rooms in our main inn, 6 rooms in our carriage house, and we have 3 king suites with private entrances.
We are top-rated on TripAdvisor.
Call 800-203-0656 and ask for $199...
Bradley Cooper is headed back to Broadway, and the path started in the Berkshires. The Elephant Man will run from November 13 to January 18. Previews start October 18.
In today's "Berkshire on Stage and Screen" post, the incomparable Larry Murray tells the tale of this journey to New York City. Click through to the full article...but in summary, the project was conceived in 2012 by Cooper, Tony nominee director Scott Ellis, and Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson for Williamstown Theater Festival.
The collaboration went so well that all conversation centered on taking it to Broadway, where the original play won the Tony.
There is a long track record of Berkshire-based experiments making it to Broadway. Currently, Hampton Terrace frequent-guest John Douglas Thompson is starring in Satchmo at the Waldorf, which premiered at Shakespeare & Company. The Putnam County Spelling Bee won two Tony's and started as experimental theater at Barrington Stage Company. Just two recent examples.
Many world-class theater companies operate in the Berkshires. Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown and Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield are the most profile.
Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast is located centrally to all local theater, and we are very happy to help our guests learn of the varied offerings.