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Address: 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: +1 413-298-8146

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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Not to be missed home and gardens

Take the guided tour of this fascinating home and gardens that is lovingly maintained by a non-profit foundation. Spectacular views of surrounding areas. The interior of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the guided tour of this fascinating home and gardens that is lovingly maintained by a non-profit foundation. Spectacular views of surrounding areas. The interior of the house has the original furniture and furnishings, which is so rare to find.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds and very knowledgeable tour guide. Wonderful to learn about an old home in Stockbridge and the history of the family who founded Choate School in Wallingford, CT and Barnard. Great history

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible by guided tour only, but well worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to provide meaningful details about the history of the house and its owners. The house is just as it was when it was donated to the Trust in 1958, so is an unspoiled trip back in time. The house has unusual large plate... More 

1 Thank ann m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We met a lovely young lady that was working in the café during our visit. She gave us an overview of Naumkeag and a map of many other historical sites Massachusetts that we plan to visit. We walked the grounds for a half hour before our tour and found them well-maintained. For a summer "cottage" from the late 1800s it... More 

1 Thank Sue R
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Such a beautiful place....while visiting this summer I saw a deer in the gardens and a fox running in the field. I love the cut flower gardens !!!!

Thank mffeuer
Tel Aviv
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We arrived in Naumkeag just at lunch time and after parking we decided to eat our sandwiches next to our car before going up to the house. After about 15 minutes of us sitting and having a sandwich one of the staff comes over and rudely tells us that we should have first go up and pay the admission fee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We spent a morning here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were a little surprised how few people locally seemed aware of it though. The first receptionist we asked at our hotel had not heard of it although another was very enthusiastic about it. The taxi driver told us he'd been a taxi driver 31 years and we were the first... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You can tell that the volunteer docents are very proud of this historic home in Stockbridge. It's early owners were the beloved Choate family and their influence and contributions are well worth hearing. We visited in the Fall and were not able to take in the full effect of the grounds and gardens, but one can tell that they were... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Wonderful house with MANY rooms, restored beautifully. Small tour group and extremely knowledgeable guide.

Thank knick22016
Rexford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The day we visited we originally had other plans but my husband got some poison ivy on his hands. We needed something to do that wasn't too far from us (as husband thinks he needs to give me driving advice) and that didn't require husband to use hands. After consulting trip advisor, we decided to give it a try. The... More 

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