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Tanglewood: James Taylor, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow...

 

Food Network's "America's Top Mixologist" Makes Us a Manhattan

You just never know who you'll meet at breakfast at Hampton Terrace.   Last weekend, I was having a ...

Lenox Collaborations: Hampton Terrace and MacKimmie Co.

Collaborations are usually win/win.   Hampton Terrace is walking distance from a number of REALLY in...

The View From Our Window: Ventfort Hall - Summer Home of the Morgans

British Invasion!! 100% of Hampton Terrace Guests from the UK

View From Our Window: Yo Yo Ma's Daughter is Married in Lenox

Why is Hampton Terrace Filling Up for Berkshire Fall Foliage Viewing?

There are a lot of reasons Hampton Terrace is filling up for the month of October.  We are a great h...

Is September the Best Month to Come to Lenox and the Berkshires?

We have owned Hampton Terrace for more than 15 years at this point, and we have certainly developed ...

Record-Breaking Summer at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

A HUGE THANK YOU - especially to our loyal multi-repeat guests - for helping us set records at Hampt...

"Beethoven Love Elegies" at The Mount in Lenox

Let's combine a few of our favorites:   Beethoven, Edith Wharton's The Mount, and Deborah Grausman -...

The Berkshire SEASON Is Upon Us

Many call it The Tanglewood Season.

The Berkshires Hailed for Romance

Lauded for its natural beauty and elegance, the Berkshires have long been featured as a must-see loc...

Tanglewood Season Midweek Discount Hard to Beat in Lenox

Guests are used to paying from $300 to $2,000/night for accommodations in Lenox during Tanglewood Se...

Bradley Cooper and the Berkshires to Broadway Connection

Bradley Cooper is headed back to Broadway, and the path started in the Berkshires.  The Elephant Man...

Hampton Terrace Earns TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" Again

TripAdvisor is the #1 website in the world for accommodation reviews.

Why Does Hampton Terrace in Lenox Have A Pool?

There are 28 inns in Lenox.   Four have pools.   Beyond Lenox, there are 120 inns and b&bs in the Be...

Shakespeare & Company's 2014 Schedule and Casting Finalized

A short stroll from Hampton Terrace is Shakespeare & Company, one of the world's longest-running and...

Edith Wharton's "The Mount" is Now Open in Lenox

Many small towns have a significant mansion.   Lenox has about 5,000 residents, but it has 80+ signi...

Lenox Motorcar Classic - June 13, 2014

Not that Lenox needs additional reasons for people to visit....what with Ventfort Hall, Shakespeare ...

Out of the Ordinary: Haunted Happenings in the Berkshires

Exploring the haunted houses and supernatural settings of the Berkshires is a great break from the e...

Craft Beer in the Berkshires

Craft beer breweries are thriving in the Berkshires. What comes to mind when you consider craft beer...

Spring Upgrades at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

We have owned Hampton Terrace for fifteen years, and not a year goes by when we don't inplement a ma...

Wicked Tuna. Bob Newhart. Hampton Terrace

Gonna connect the dots here.  Susan and I LOVE Wicked Tuna - which is a National Geographic Channel ...

Venfort Hall in Lenox. A Berkshires Landmark

We never want to take for granted that one of America's great mansions is located across the street ...

Berkshire Theatre Group 2014 Summer Season on Sale

We've often spoken of the embarrasment of riches that are The Berkshires.  The Berkshire Theatre Gro...

The Best Berkshire Party of the Year

In this forum I have often mentioned the IS-183 annual costume "ball" as the best party of the year ...

Buy Tickets Now for Shakespeare & Company 2014 Season

Located about one block from Hampton Terrace, Shakespeare & Company presents its 2014 Summer Season ...

Hampton Terrace Guest Feedback

Lisa G. found us through a Living Social coupon a couple of years ago.  Since then, she has been bac...

More Broadway Magic at Hampton Terrace

Alan Menken and the stars of "Broadway In The Berkshires" weren't the only cherished Broadway guests...

Disney Magic at Hampton Terrace

Occasionally someone will reference magic at Hampton Terrace.  Fine.  We like to hear that.   BUT….n...

Happy Holidays at Shakespeare & Company

The world-class theatre companies that call the Berkshires home have their own way of making the hol...

Berkshires History: Norman Rockwell Museum and the Historic Sites of Stockbridge

Norman Rockwell created what are widely known as the iconic images of America in the 20th century. I...

Build A Perfectly Romantic Skiing Weekend

Romance is an experience that knows no season. Our Romantic Getaway Weekend Package is designed to s...

At The Mahaiwe: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, with Special Guest Bucky Pizzarelli

December 28th at 8p.m. John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, a husband and wife duo, take the stage ...

Face Time: Portraits And Figures at the Clark Museum

The Berkshire Museum is not the only museum currently sharing the riches of its permanent collection...

Objectify: A Look Into The Permanent Collection at The Berkshire Museum

As with any museum, the Berkshire Museum holds an extensive permanent collection of artwork – and li...

Berkshires Winter: Mushing with Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

Ever wondered what it might be like to travel via dog sled? Wonder no longer! When we say the Berksh...

Wine and Beverages, Berkshires-style

Good food and fine drink should be among your highest priorities when you visit the Berkshires. Here...

Berkshire Mountain Bakery: A magical transformation of simple ingredients.

Does anything beat the smell of fresh-baked bread? There’s certainly not much that does, and Berkshi...

Berkshires Specialties: Barrington Coffee Company

The Berkshires aren’t a place to come for a cookie cutter vacation experience. We are rich with uniq...

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees 2013

Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees may be an annual event, but it’s never exactly the same. This y...

Taste The Berkshires: Fall Activities and Flavors

Nobody does Fall like New England does Fall. Fall is a time of year to celebrate so many things: The...

Pecha Kucha at the Berkshire Museum

October 29, 2013, Pecha Kucha returns to the Berkshires. Pecha Kucha – it’s an odd name for a phenom...

The Season For Spooky Is Here: Berkshires Ghost Tours

A Great Way To Explore In The Fall: Housatonic Heritage Walks

Housatonic Heritage Walks are precisely what they sound like: A wonderful way to explore the outdoor...

Literary Death Match: A Hilarious Linguistic Romp at The Mount

The Berkshires are no stranger to literary events, but this particular literary event redefines lite...

The Mohawk Trail: Where Recreation And History Meet

The Mohawk Trail is an ancient highway – one humans have traveled for thousands of years, for purpos...

Fresh Fall Discoveries at MASS MoCA

Though the season has not officially flipped, it has changed in the imagination. Welcome to Fall in ...

The Monterey General Store: A Feast For The Senses

No trip to New England is complete without a visit to a “general store”. And the Monterey General St...

“Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should”

The title “Songs By Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should...

Celebrate the Great Indoors: Williamstown Film Festival

Now is the time to get the Williamstown Film Festival on your radar. This is a perfect late fall eve...

Chesterfest Americana Music Series at Chesterwood

Stockbridge, MA is home to Chesterwood, the country home, studio, and gardens, of sculptor Daniel Ch...

Enjoying The Berkshires Outdoors: The “Here Comes Fall” Edition

It may still be summertime, but the time is right for planning a fall trip to the Berkshires. New En...

A Hands-On Experience: The Berkshires Up Close

For those who prefer a “hands-on” vacation experience, the Berkshires have lots to offer. Workshops,...

Congrats to Hampton Terrace guest, E.J.Simon, on his first novel…

There’s no end to the creativity and talent that come through the doors here at Hampton Terrace and ...

Summer In The Berkshires: A Feast For The Senses

The Berkshires is a region that experiences four distinct seasons. Each of those seasons offers sens...

Oscar-Winning Composer Alan Menken Wows A Crowd at Hampton Terrace

Last week here at Hampton Terrace, we welcomed Academy Award-winning theatre and film composer Alan ...

Norman Rockwell’s Legacy: Jarvis Rockwell at the Norman Rockwell Museum

The name Rockwell looms large in the American consciousness as an icon of American illustration, but...

Shakespeare & Company indeed: A season of classics, serious and saucy!

A peek at the 2013 performance schedule for Shakespeare & Co. reveals a cornucopia-bursting bounty o...

Winslow Homer at the Clark Museum

For the art-enthusiast traveler, there is a current exhibit at the Clark Museum in Williamstown, MA,...

Late-summer fun with Harry Connick Jr. and Donal Fox

Our friends at Tanglewood sure do know how to plan a party. They recently announced the lineup for L...

First Friday Artswalks In Pittsfield

Just minutes from Hampton Terrace, a first Friday tradition lets you enjoy the summer air and enjoy ...

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 of their sto...

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, J...

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

The Berkshires are a beautiful destination, and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau is dedicated to tellin...

The Innkeepers Blog: Things On Wheels Edition!

Last year was the inaugural one for what will now be an annual event: The Berkshire Cycling Classic....

Heather Lind, Jonathan Brody, Lewis Black, George Bernard Shaw and the Marx Brothers - must be time for Williamstown Theater Festival 2013!

With the release of the 2013 season for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the buzz for this year’s ...

The Definition of True Romance

A romantic getaway is not just flowers and wine – it is an experience (that of course may happen to ...

Congratulations To Our Hampton Terrace Getaway Winner: Lauren!

In April, we paired up with our friends at Oasis Day Spa, the #1 spa in New York City and Westcheste...

The Berkshires Then and Now: Our “Gilded” past

Modern day visitors to the Berkshires follow in a tradition that was established at the end of the 1...

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2013 Season

The Mountains That Make The Berkshires Great

Darlingside at Mass MoCA: Classic Harmonies

Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi

The way we post about all of the highlights of Tanglewood, you’d think the Berkshires are a one-even...

Barenaked Ladies at Tanglewood! The BAND.

Attention Runners: Register Now For the Memorial Day Marathon

May is a beautiful time in the Berkshires, and the Memorial Day Races will let you see the best of ‘...

Tanglewood Highlights: Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story

July 13th, don’t miss what is sure to be a very special event in this year’s Tanglewood 2013 Season ...

Hampton Terrace B&B, a savvy traveler's dream come true

It's impossible to pick just one reason that Hampton Terrace and the Berkshires make for an unforget...

If Don Draper Hosted A Party In Outer Space…And You Were Invited

We've always promised we'll let you know when cool stuff is going on in the Berkshires. Mark your ca...

The Steve Miller Band and “Wait Wait. Don’t Tell Me!” – PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 11

No sooner have the tickets gone on sale for Tanglewood 2013 than they have already added more great ...

Tanglewood 2013: Tickets on sale NOW!

Big names and big performances are schedule for this summer’s Tanglewood Festival, and tickets are o...

Berkshire Celebs In The News: James Taylor

James Taylor is popping up in the headlines recently, with a couple of interesting and completely di...

Kripalu: January Events for the body and mind

The mission of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, MA, is “To empower people and...

“The Dance Center Of The Nation” – Jacob’s Pillow

Barrington Stage Company Brings Leonard Nimoy’s “Vincent” Van Gogh To Life

We all think that we "know" Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch painter known for his explosive use of color...

Hampton Terrace at The Yale Club: Sponsored Heirloom Wine Tasting in NYC a Sold-Out Success

Sometimes one plus one equal four…which was the case when Christine Skandis of Skandis Fine Wines an...

Guide To World-Class Berkshires' Skiing

Skiing is a major highlight of the Berkshires winter (the region is named after the mountains, after...

Love The Season? Love Berkshire Museum’s Festival Of Trees

If you are one of those that drives around the neighborhood to find the houses with the best glitz a...

The Lenox Caroling Festival Returns to the World-Class Berkshires

International grooves at Mass MoCA: Alsarah and the Nubatones

On November 10, take a sonic journey at Mass MoCA. Because the Berkshires are more than just spectac...

A Spooky Classic Brought To Life On Stage: Frankenstein

An appropriately creepy theatre event in this October month: A live reading of Frankenstein, at Shak...

Here’s What You Do With All Those Fresh Picked Apples: Apple Cider Donuts

Some Fall fun for you from the Food Network – heads up, you’re going to need an apple corer (or some...

World Famous Foliage, Award-Winning Spirits, and the Smell of Cinnamon

New England is the region that defines the American version of Fall. The air crisps, the leaves chan...

Collecting Art In The Berkshires

An activity that’s great for any of the Berkshires’ four seasons: Gallery-hopping.

Our Celebrity Steinway: John Williams, Van Cliburn and Arthur Fiedler were here

I used to go to my grandparents' house all the time and play the piano – the 1929 Steinway – that wa...

What do Martin Scorsese, Eudora Welty, and Julian Fellowes all have in common?

According to a tidbit we caught in the Boston Globe, Lord Julian Fellowes, creator of the PBS series...

New York Times #1: Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Greylock Gin

A little publication called the New York Times named the Berkshires’ own Berkshire Mountain Distille...

What is Wynton Marsalis doing in our back yard?

Those of you who have met us know from the moment we say hello that Susan and I are originally from ...

Fresh Grass at Mass MoCa

Tanglewood, though fabulous, is not the only music festival in town. Mark your calendars for Septemb...

Why Yo-Yo Ma Loves The Berkshires

Yo-Yo Ma is not only a world-class musician and probably the most recognizable classical musician of...

Tanglewood and the Clark Museum team up for a great offer!

A very cool deal at the Clark Museum for Tanglewood fans – they offer a Tanglewood ticket package.

To Dish, or Not To Dish: Williamstown Theatre Festival From The Inside

In researching this year’s Williamstown Theater Festival, we ran across this tasty morsel – the fest...

A Taylor-made show surely pleased!

Susan and I went to see James Taylor at Tanglewood last night. We’ve seen JT at least 15 times and t...

Berkshire Outdoor Excursions and Tours with Jim Czarnecki of Taking Shape

Are you in the mood for some biking, hiking, canoeing, some adventures, a taste of theBerkshire outd...

The Berkshire Arts Festival Brings Variety and Entertainment to their 11th Year

Great Barrington brings yet another terrific offering to our Berkshires “things to do”recommendation...

The Williamstown Theatre Festival: “Where Talent Spends the Summer”

It’s pretty near seconds from the launch of the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival – June 26th – and...

James Taylor at Tanglewood: Mid-week!

Berkshires resident James Taylor is playing a handful of dates at Tanglewood this summer. Celebrate ...

A Classic Yet Modern Destination: Hancock Shaker Village

Improv fans (you know who you are), this one is for you: Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe

The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe is ready to bring you what you crave – if what you happen to crave...

Best Small Towns In America: Great Barrington, MA

We’re delighted to see a Berkshires gem included in Smithsonian Magazine’s recent 20 Best Small Town...

Special guests: the crew of A Small, Good Thing

There’s a lot we could say about the upcoming Pamela Boll documentary A Small, Good Thing but the of...

Ready your spandex for the Berkshire Cycling Classic

May 6 brings a first – the first Berkshire Cycling Classic, brought to Lenox, MA by Sparta Cycling. ...

Updated Photography at Hampton Terrace

Mark and Matthew did it again.   Last year, their shots of our guest rooms resulted in a 20% jump in...

Mid-week Magic

Summer isn’t just about the weekends, it’s three months of beautiful days for getaways. We have mid-...

Berkshire Museum: A treasure trove of art film

Though you would not know it from the name of the museum, the Berkshire Museum is home to a little c...

The Berkshire Museum…Aquarium?!

Clownfish. Puffer Fish. Coral Reef. These are not the usual museum offerings! But the Berkshire Muse...

Berkshire Theater Highlights for Summer 2012

Recent announcements by the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Berkshire Actor’s Theatre are worth notin...

Guitar Jam IV: local bands ready to rock your world

Voting begins NOW for Guitar Jam IV at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The Berkshire Eagle repor...

Berkshires Things To Love: Northampton Edition

Do you need a fix of epic hipness on your next Berkshires excursion? Northampton, MA delivers. Here’...

Celebrate Women Writers in March

Love literature? Love women? Then you may love to check out the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers ...

Tanglewood Tickets Are On Sale for 75th Season

“In August 1934, a group of music-loving Berkshire summer residents arranged for members of the New ...

Pecha Kucha hits the Berkshires

The Berkshire Museum brings Pecha Kucha, a worldwide sensation, to Pittsfield (just a bit down the r...

Norman Rockwell, an American Classic in the Berkshires

If any American artist couldfill an entire museum dedicated to only their work, of course it would b...

Midwinter Comic Relief

“Before the world was populated by soap operas and reality shows, not to mention thousands of blogs,...

The Berkshires do winter right…

Here in New England, we have mastered the art of entertaining one’s self in the winter time. In heav...

10 x 10 On North Winter Arts Festival will inspire and surprise you…

Neighboring Pittsfield is putting the “s” in arts by including a rich selection of digestable, moder...

Mass MoCA

In the category of “indoor fun” (no snickers please) may we nominate: Mass MoCA, the Massachusetts M...

The Gilded Age

You may have noticed the motto on our Facebook page: “Turn Back the Clock To The Gilded Age.” What W...

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

It took its time but winter is finally, truly here. Chilly and gorgeous, if you’ve never been to New...

We make romance look so easy…

It’s not too early to begin talking about romance - it’s never too early to begin talking about roma...

A scrumptious world tour at our front door…

Okay we’ll admit it, we’re a bit spoiled here in the Berkshires…I mean…it’s the Berkshires. It’s bea...

Take a Berkshires Stage-cation!

We’ve tempted you with tales of the culinary delights here in Lenox (and we promise we’ll tempt you ...

A very James Taylor Christmas

Is it even possible to make “A Christmas Carol” more classic than it already is? The Berkshire Theat...

Lenox Caroling Festival means Christmas in the Berkshires

As if it weren’t exciting enough to have 30 (30?!) of New England’s finest caroling choruses descend...

Notable Guests: Novelist Ann Beattie Visits Lenox

In this forum I have a category called "Celebrity Guests."   Well known musicians, television, stage...

Is the Owner of Hampton Terrace in Lenox an Idiot?

Actually...don't answer that yet.

Lenox Caroling Festival Debuts December 10th

Seems quintessentially New England.  A caroling choir on a street corner merrily entertaining by-sta...

Halloween Weekend at Ventfort Hall in Lenox

Broadway in the Berkshires....a Huge Success

Hampton Terrace was fortunate to be at the epicenter of a great event last month...Broadway in the B...

Shakespeare and Company to present WAR OF THE WORLDS in Lenox

Shakespeare and Company, located a mere block from Hampton Terrace attempts to program year-round to...

Celebrities at Lenox's Hampton Terrace: John Williams

It has been a while since we did a blog on celebrity relationships at Hampton Terrace.   Time to get...

Hampton Terrace a Sponsor and Host of "Broadway in the Berkshires"

Celebrated stars of Broadway, current and past, will perform in Lenox on Monday, August 13th.   Some...

Studio 2's "Imagine Yourself in the Berkshires" Campaign

The Berkshire Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the Berkshires....

Blown Away & Transported Back in Time by Berkshire Theatre's "Tommy"

Lenox HS Graduation at Tanglewood. Will These Kids Come Home?

Our sons, Colin and Tristan Rosen, graduated from high school yesterday.   Tanglewood is the venue f...

Nature's Twisted Response to the Hampton Terrace Blog

Hours after we proclaimed that Hampton Terrace had been renovated and refreshed after the harsh wint...

Hampton Terrace's Spring Transformation

Got to admit it....winter 2011 tore us up.   That's okay, because we have swung the pendulum the oth...

Berkshire Theater Schedules: Barrington Stage Company

Everyone knows the theater companies in the Berkshires are Broadway-quality.   In fact, most of the ...

Good Decision? A Heated B&B Pool in the Berkshires

  There are something like six dozen inns and b&bs in the Berkshires.   Two dozen in Lenox alone.   ...

"Houses of the Berkshires" a Must-Own for Locals and Fans

We have a coffee-table-sized book in our living room which gets the most wear of any other.   Co-wri...

Prepare for Awe: Ventfort Hall's Berkshire Decorator Showcase

Hampton Terrace is 6,000 square feet and some might call it impressive.  If I had low self-esteem, h...

Hampton Terrace Featured in Berkshire Eagle Tourism Article

With the "Tanglewood" Season upon us, the Berkshire Eagle called lodging properties across the count...

Berkshires Dream Auction! Bid Now!

Over 180 items to consider.....Tanglewood, theater and museum admissions, inn and hotel packages, di...

What Do John Lennon and Hampton Terrace Have in Common? Roger St. Pierre

Roger St. Pierre, a free-lance UK writer, recently published an article in the Belfast Telegraph abo...

Berkshires, "Barkshers" and Warren Buffet

Anyone heard of Google Alerts?   It is very easy to sign up for an e-mail "ping" every time a certai...

The Greening of the Berkshires

With the bad comes the good.   By all accounts, this was the worst winter on record in the Berkshire...

FACEBOOK Has Taken Over the World!

This study is as scientific as you can get.   A large sampling over time.

Lenox and the Berkshires in June. BEST VALUE

I have always said come to our inn in June or September.   The rates are still off-season, for most ...

Cycling the Berkshires from Lenox MA

A lot of guests who come to Hampton Terrace bring their bicycles, and others probably will once they...

You! Take Credit for our TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence"

We give all the credit to you, our guests...with extreme appreciation.  Hampton Terrace has earned a...

Enjoy the Boston Red Sox (or New York Yankees) in the Berkshires

Here's the deal.   Yes, you can go to Fenway in Boston.   There are no tickets left so you pay 3 tim...

Why Does James Taylor Live in the Berkshires?

Berkshire Events: Baby Animals at the Hancock Shaker Village

Okay.   I know we are supposed to be adults here.   But come on...who can turn this down?

Berkshire Secrets: Parties You Won't Beat Anywhere!

I promised when I started this Hampton Terrace blog that I would share reasons to come to the Berksh...

Berkshire Restaurants: Blue Monday at Mission Bar and Tapas

My old friend Jim Benson knows how to do it.

Celebrity Guests: Rodney Yee, Kripalu Yoga Program Instructor

While teaching a program at nearby Kripalu, Rodney Yee stayed at Hampton Terrace in one of our king ...

Quick Link for Tanglewood Tickets Opening Week, Earth Wind & Fire Anyone?

Earth Wind & Fire.   Yo Yo Ma with the Mark Morris Dance Group.  Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Com...

Berkshire Secrets: The Dream Away Lodge

It is no secret to the locals....and probably not to a large percentage of second homeowners.    And...

Nailed It! Parks and Recreation's Take on B&Bs. Accurate?

"The Best Party in America," 1975 Easters Revisited (conclusion)

The University of Virginia Magazine titles its Retrospect article "The Rise and Fall of Easters." I ...

"The Best Party in America" 1975 Easters Revisited, Pt.1

It is quite satisfying when something you did 35 years ago is remembered.  Not that many people asso...

Three Reasons to Come to the Berkshires During Mud Season

Yes, the snow is mostly gone, and hiking can result in a near-quicksand experience.   Some Berkshire...

2011 Berkshire Theater and Stage Overview

The Boston Globe has proclaimed the Berkshires "an aggregation of performing arts unmatched anywhere...

Shakespeare and Company Season Brochures Available On-Line

Shakespeare & Company, in its 33rd year, and located a block from Hampton Terrace, has announced its...

ResortsandLodges.com featuring Hampton Terrace Special Deal

The international website ResortsandLodges.com this week is showcasing Hampton Terrace's Romantic We...

2011 Talk of the Town Award for Lenox Bed and Breakfasts

We have been notified that Hampton Terrace has won the 2011 Talk of the Town Award for Customer Serv...

Peeking Beyond Hampton Terrace: My night on the Juarez Border, Pt.2

As Jeff and I were walking into the Border Patrol station to fill out my "Release of Liability" pape...

Peeking Beyond Hampton Terrace: My night on the Juarez Border, Pt.1

Last night, I got a break from Hampton Terrace and a chance to see "Border Wars" from the front seat...

Peeking Beyond Hampton Terrace: Our Babies

Susan and I are spending a couple of days in El Paso, visiting our daughter, Victoria, her husband, ...

Tanglewood British Motorcar Festival in June

A Celebration of all Things British:   June 17-19, 2011 Considering that we live in New England "The...

Trazzler: Hampton Terrace Their Favorite Lenox Inn

Trazzler (www.trazzler.com) covers meaningful travel experiences that tend to slip through the crack...

How to Get $50 off April Weekend Getaways in New England!

I am just looking at my calendar, and my discomfort is your gain!

Romantic Getaways: 4 Ways to Pick the Perfect Inn or B&B

It is your anniversary....  Your birthday....  You want to propose to your girlfriend....  You need ...

USA Today Travel Editor: Hampton Terrace

Having your inn featured in USA Today is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.   Almost a lightning-stri...

Celebrity Guests: Peter Reigert from "Animal House."

"I enjoyed my stay at the Hampton Terrace very much.  The beds alone are worth the visit.  Perfectly...

Who Are You? Berkshire Visitor Facts!

I thought it might be fun to tell you who you are!   Ready? Even though Berkshire County has only 13...

Berkshire Secrets:James Taylor,Meryl Streep,Sonny Rollins

Shhhh...   Yesterday, Barack Obama gave the National Medal of Arts....the nation's highest arts hono...

Celebrity Guests: Ray Abruzzo - The Sopranos "Little Carmine"

...."It was the first of December, all covered in snow..." Those words from James Taylor will foreve...

Berkshire Secrets: Ice Skating in Monterey

Sometimes we find hidden gems.  Sometimes our guests do.   Our blog is starting to sub-divide into l...

We are good! Nudel's Chef Nominated for the James Beard Award.

I will take credit only for recognizing talent.  One block from Hampton Terrace, Bjorn Somlo opened ...

Celebrity Guests: Lauren Ambrose from "Six Feet Under"

Before I get into this....congrats to our last featured Celebrity Guest, Ken Jennings, for his excel...

Berkshire Theater Schedules Consolidated

Facebook is wonderful.   I resisted at first...even canceled my account at one point...but now that ...

Celebrity Guests: Ken Jennings from Jeopardy

People are always asking me, "Has anyone famous ever stayed at Hampton Terrace?"

Tanglewood Ticket Sales Begin

Tickets for Tanglewood's Popular Artist Concerts - James Taylor (June 30, July 1, 2 and 4), Earth Wi...

CHOCOLATE BERKSHIRES MONTH! Resistance is Futile!

Is it possible to make a visit to the Berkshires even better?   Apparently.   Add CHOCOLATE!

Berkshire Snow: Is It Too Much?

This morning's Berkshire Eagle reinforces what we already know here:   this has been one snowy winte...

What do The Matrix and The Berkshires Have in Common?

Shocking. Why would anyone link Hollywood with the quiet Berkshire countryside..home to great estate...

Culinary Tourism: New York City in the Berkshires? No, Vice Versa.

In an earlier post, I championed Berkshire chefs....especially those who support the "farm to table"...

What is Tanglewood and How Does It Work?

There are many reasons to come to the Berkshires.  But the granddaddy of all is the Boston Symphony,...

Tanglewood Popular Artist Series: Steely Dan, Earth Wind & Fire

Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony, occasionally presents "popular artists," implying th...

Find Dining Deals in the Berkshires

Recently, the New York Times did a full-page feature on dining in the Berkshires.   The article poin...

WomanAroundTown.com Features Hampton Terrace

Last week we were very pleased to host Michall Jeffers, a travel writer and New York City television...

Plan a Romantic Massachusetts Getaway in Lenox

Hampton Terrace, the #1 rated Lenox inn according to Trip Advisor reviewers, features a Romantic Wee...

Updated Photography at Hampton Terrace, Lenox MA

Mark and Matthew did it again. Last year, their shots of our guest rooms resulted in a 20% jump in o...

Berkshire Secrets: Baby Animals at the Hancock Shaker Village

Beginning this weekend, April 3rd and lasting through April 25th, Hancock Shaker Village is showcasi...

Lenox inn Guest Profile: Mick Quinn, author of “The Uncommon Path”

We have hosted a lot of people at Hampton Terrace. I know exactly the number, but it is hard to wrap...

Lenox Named a Top 20 Retirement Dream Area

If it is nice place to visit, isn’t it also a nice place to live? Not necessarily, as I love to visi...

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Keeping the Berkshires Vibrant

Those following news about the Berkshires know that National Geographic Traveler recently rated us o...

Shakespeare & Company Summer Tickets on Sale

Located a short two-block walk from us, Shakespeare & Company, one of the Berkshires world-class per...

Hampton Terrace Hosting UK Writers this Weekend

We are very proud to be hosting a group of travel writers from England this weekend, representing Sk...

Hampton Terrace Guest Profile: Fred Zeller of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

We have so many interesting guests here at Hampton Terrace that it occurred to me that it might be f...

Wine Enthusiasts: March at Nejaimes Wine Shop in Lenox

For more than eight years, off-season weekend visitors to Hampton Terrace have visited Nejaimes Wine...

Berkshires Jacob’s Pillow Season Announced – Tickets Now on Sale

Iconic dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow, in its 78th Season, announced it 2010 schedule recently and t...

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New Carpets at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Every year we schedule major upgrades at Hampton Terrace, and this year involves all new flooring in...

“Les Liasons Dangereuses” at Shakespeare & Company through March 21

Last night we were fortunate to be invited by our friend, Elizabeth Aspenlieder, to the premier of "...

Hampton Terrace Photography Featured at Professional Association of Innkeepers

Before Marti Mayne of BedandBreakfast.com visited Hampton Terrace a couple of years ago on a tour of...

Hampton Terrace Facebook Fan Page

We are pleased to share that you can now be a fan of Hampton Terrace, with a special set of benefits...

Why Come to the Berkshires in January?

Anyone who has been to Lenox during Tanglewood Season knows that this is one of the premier destinat...

Tanglewood Season Mid-Week Discounts in Lenox

The Boston Symphony Tanglewood Schedule is out. Tickets go on sale in February, but many people are ...

New Year’s Weekend at Hampton Terrace. Activities and Specials

Thursday night is New Year’s Eve, and to celebrate the rare three-day weekend, we are offering all o...

Shakespeare & Company, 10th Anniversary of Founder’s Theater

Tina Packer founded Shakespeare & Company in Lenox thirty-three years ago, and for more than twenty ...

Instantly! Romantic Weekend Gift Certificate at Hampton Terrace

As we wind into the final days before Christmas, we are all falling into the trap I just encountered...

Venfort Hall Celebrating Ten Years, Berkshires historic house museum

Hampton Terrace is one of the "Berkshire Cottages." In general terms, around the turn of the century...

Stockbridge Main Street Christmas This Weekend, Berkshire icons

Most visitors to the Berkshires, and many of us who live here, recognize that Norman Rockwell’s Amer...

Holiday Decorations at a New England inn, Hampton Terrace

Seeking a December escape to a historic inn? Looking for extensive holiday decorations to get you in...

James Taylor July 4th Weekend at Tanglewood

It is a tradition. Not only because James Taylor lives in Lenox and always gives his Tanglewood show...

2010 Tanglewood Schedule Released, Find Lenox lodging

Time to plan your summer! The Boston Symphony is announcing their 2010 schedule tonight, and a previ...

Hampton Terrace – WCRB’s Official Summer Home

I bet you dd not know that last summer Hampton Terrace was the Official Summer Home for Larry King, ...

Peter Yarrow Concert on Friday, November 20th in the Berkshires

For fans of Peter, Paul & Mary, there will be special event in the Berkshires this weekend: Peter Ya...

National Geographic Traveler: The Berkshires #7 Destination in the World

This area in western Massachusetts "seems to have the right balance"of picturesque towns, arts offer...

The Berkshires – One of the Top Destinations in the World

I am quoting directly from today’s Berkshire Eagle:

Lenox inn owner: Virginia Basketball Receives a Top Ranking

What does new coach Tony Bennett or Virginia basketball have to do with Hampton Terrace? Not a thing...

Nejaimes Wine Spectacular Sale, Lenox landmark

Anyone who has stayed at Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast Inn in Lenox knows we are tied at the hip...

Thanksgiving Options in Lenox

Always take advantage of a 3-day weekend! At Hampton Terrace it is possible to do that with a 30% di...

Get Away to Lenox and the Berkshires this Weekend!

We are entering our second week now of our Romantic Weekend Special. So popular that our existing gu...

New Years Weekend Package at Hampton Terrace – Affordable

After several years of inconvenient mid-week New Year’s Eves, this year we get a long weekend. And w...

Rosen from Hampton Terrace Wins Berkshire Visitors Bureau Award

Stan Rosen, owner of Hampton Terrace in Lenox, was awarded a Greylock Award at the BVB’s 71st Annual...

Nudel Raises the Bar on Uniqueness in Lenox and the Berkshires

We’ve lived in Lenox since 1996. There are, and have been, many restaurants. Most follow traditional...

The WAG Features Hampton Terrace in “4 Easy Escapes”

The Westchester, New York society magazine, WAG, has featured Hampton Terrace in its September issue...

USA Today Features Hampton Terrace, Lenox inn

Last week, Hampton Terrace and Lenox MA were featured by USA Today in a centerpiece story about the ...

Save 30% Mid-Week at Hampton Terrace, a Berkshire, New England inn

Well, the leaf change is upon us! At this point, about 5% of the trees have tuned yellow. The orange...

Hampton Terrace, A Lenox inn, Pool Open

As I sit in front of this computer, the temperature outside has passed 80 degrees, which for May in ...

Hampton Terrace Featured at Berkshire Visitors Bureau Tourism Panel

Trying new strategies to resist a downturn

Tanglewood Mid-Week Lodging Discount at Hampton Terrace

Planning on sticking close to home this summer and want to save up to 30% as well? Stay multiple nig...

Spring Discounts at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Compared to our July-October "season," save 30% at Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast in Lenox betwee...

Sense and Sensibility Cast to stay at Hampton Terrace

NEWLY CREATED BERKSHIRE MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHIP KICKS OFF INAUGURAL SEASON WITH STAGED READING OF M...

Ballooning Over the Berkshires

Let’s face it. There is more to do in the Berkshires than a couple can even imagine. This is one of ...

Ventfort Hall: Gilded Age History Across Street from Hampton Terrace

Hampton Terrace is considered one of the "Berkshire Cottages" and its owners were part of the Lenox ...

Visit Kripalu, Stay at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Another example this weekend. A couple spent Saturday night here and attended an all-day session at ...

Good Coffee at a Lenox Bed and Breakfast, Barrington Coffee Roasters

Occasionally, it is important to stop the world for a moment just to take stock. What is important?

Ghost Hunters: Lenox, The Mount and Shakespeare & Company Featured Tonight

Tonight on SCI FI: Watch Shakespeare & Company Artists on "Ghost Hunters"

Tennis at Hampton Terrace in Lenox, A Berkshire Inn

I try to blog daily about Hampton Terrace and sometimes I have to think about what I have not covere...

Hampton Terrace Featured in BedandBreakfast.com Blog

Things are tough for many people and it would seem that travel is an unnecessary expense for some at...

Room Upgrades at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Hampton Terrace in Lenox, Massachusetts, has been an inn since 1937 and we have owned it since 1999....

Williamstown Theater Festival 2009 Season, Berkshire Stages

WTF Announces 2009 Season!

Berkshire Theater: Barrington Stage Company Single Tickets on Sale

One of the premier theater presenters in the Berkshires, Barrington Stage, has announced their 2009 ...

2009 Shakespeare & Company Season Announced, Berkshire Theater

Located just a short walk from us, one of the world’s best Shakespeare companies has announced its u...

Rooms Still Available for James Taylor Weekend at a Lenox inn

James Taylor is playing at Tanglewood on August 26-30, 2009. His annual visits are popular and uniqu...

Wow! Colonial Theater Raiding my I-Pod

The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield is an amazingly restored turn-of-the-century theater. Worth the p...

Hampton Terrace Visitation Up in Difficult Economic Times

We are all feeling the pressure of the economic crisis.   I won’t go into how much my mortgage has b...

Become Engaged at Lenox’s Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast Inn

I love every time this happens.

Romantic Weekend Wine Special at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Thirty eight weekends per year are considered "off-season" at Hampton Terrace. And off-season is a g...

Berkshire Secrets: Hair Ball! One of many Berkshire Attractions

A few minutes down Route 183 (past Tanglewood, Kripalu and Stockbridge Bowl) is IS183. Located in th...

Kripalu Accommodations verses Hampton Terrace, a Lenox Inn

Kripalu is considered one of the premier yoga retreats in the world. Its programs attract thousands ...

James Taylor at Tanglewood Tickets on Sale Today

James Taylor, now a Lenox, Massachusetts resident, performs at Tanglewood every year. He always prep...

Dr. Mark Hyman of Lenox on the Martha Stewart Show

Dr. Mark Hyman, well-known author and developer of numerous types of "ultra-fitness" programs, pract...

Berkshire Restaurants: Frankie’s Ristorante Italiano Re-discovered

At Hampton Terrace we want to make sure that our guests have the best possible dining experience. Mo...

New England Romantic Getaways: Photography Key to Good Website

When we bought Hampton Terrace in 1999, we took some pictures. My sister-in-law’s college-age brothe...

New England Inn: Marion Slocomb Suite

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: Rosalyn Elkan Suite

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: Pearl Davis Suite

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn, Lenox Lodging: Peerless Room

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: Sunol Room at Lenox Inn Hampton Terrace

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names. It i...

New England Inn, Lenox Lodging, Sunol Room

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn, Lenox lodging: Rarus Room

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Lodging: Pocahontas, Lenox inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: Maud S. Hampton Terrace Lenox Inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: Dexter Room, Hampton Terrace, Lenox inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: The Walker Mini-Suite, Hampton Terrace

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: The Bel Air Room, Hampton Terrace, Lenox inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: The Struthers Room, Hampton Terrace, a Lenox inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: The Bonner Room, Hampton Terrace Lenox inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New England Inn: The Spencer Room, Hampton Terrace Lenox inn

After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It...

New Website Now On-Line for Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Hampton Terrace Bed and Breakfast in Lenox has uploaded a completely redesigned website featuring in...

Mass MoCA in the Berkshires: Time Magazine’s #1 Art Exhibit in America, 2008

Blantyre Chef Earns World Class Honor, Hampton Terrace Recommendations

2009 Tanglewood Season Announced

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced an 11-week 2009 summer season, longer than in past years, an...

Berkshire Attractions: A Season to Share at Hancock Shaker Village

I received an e-mail yesterday with this title…and it reminded me that while many attractions in the...

Patriots, Jets Game at Sports Bars near Hampton Terrace

Here is a subject I have never written about…sports bars around Hampton Terrace in Lenox.   This was...

A Christmas Carol at Berkshire Theatre Festival, December 2008

Decorating for the Holidays: Hampton Terrace

This started almost 30 years ago when Susan and I were married…..an over-the-top Christmas season.  ...

Dr. Mark A. Hyman, The UltraWellness Center and Hampton Terrace

At Hampton Terrace in Lenox, MA, we are becoming increasingly aware of our neighbor, Dr. Mark Hyman....

The Klezmatics Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour

The Klezmatics Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah Tour

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, Hampton Terrace Schedule

There is plenty to do in the Berkshires in December.   But one of the iconic events, built around No...

Nejaimes Wine Sale! Discount your stay at Hampton Terrace!

Most of you know that our off-season Romantic Weekend Package (now through late June) includes a $30...

Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings at Hampton Terrace

We’ve had relatively well-known people stay here before.   But this was different.   As someone who ...

New Year’s Eve at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

Quite different this year…..New Year’s Eve falling mid-week.   Typically we fold New Year"s Eve into...

Jane Curtain in Great Barrington at the Mahaiwe in the Berkshires

Saturday November 1 / 8PM $40 Golden Circle/ $35/$25 Mahaiwe Members

Romantic Weekend Package Back at Hampton Terrace

It’s too late to turn back now.   For at least 6 years, we have offered a $30 Gift Certificate to ou...

New “Webisode” Feature on Berkshire Visitor Bureau Website

Brand New! Only in the Berkshires Webisodes

Special Occasions at Hampton Terrace, A Berkshire Bed and Breakfast

I was struck this past weekend at how many couples were here for reasons beyond just "getting away."...

Canterville Ghost at Shakespeare & Company

Internationally celebrated director Irina Brook and her company of talented Shakespeare & Company ar...

Daily Foliage Update from a New England Inn

We’ve been doing this for ten years:   (1) taking a hundred calls in September and October asking "a...