The Berkshires offer a wealth of activities and destinations for every taste. While we are just a short walk from Tanglewood, we are also just a short drive from many local cultural attractions. Follow the links below to find out more about the highlights of the area.
Music and Culture
Herman Melville’s home and grounds, and the site where Moby Dick was written.
Barrington Stage Company
Repertory stage company located in Sheffield, a half hour from Stonover Farm
A community arts center with gallery, performance area, workshop and artists’ studios.
Berkshire Theater Festival
The third oldest theater company in the nation.
Butternut Ski Area
22 trails, 8 km cross-country ski course, skiing, snowboarding & school, 3 miles east of Great Barrington.
Catamount Ski Area
28 trails, with a separate park for snowboarding.
Exhibits of fine arts and ancient civilizations, programs for adults and children, and an aquarium.
122-acre 1920′s summer home of Daniel Clark French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.
Clark Art Institute
A gem of a museum, set on 140 acres in Williamstown, featuring European & American painting and sculpture, and best known for its outstanding French Impressionist collection.
Hancock Shaker Village
A Shaker community from 1783 to 1960, this outdoor history museum of Shaker life has 20 original buildings on 1200 acres.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
An internationally celebrated center for dance, for audiences, students, scholars, professionals and the community.
Jiminy Peak Ski Area
Skiing, snowboarding and year-round attractions including biking, fishing, bungy trampoline, climbing wall and Alpine slide.
Center of yoga and health. Teaches the art and science of yoga to produce thriving and health in individuals and society.
A 27 – building converted historic mill complex on 13 acres, Mass MOCA is a center for visual, performing & media arts.
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
A 50-acre estate designed and built by Edith Wharton, including the restored mansion, gatehouse, stable, gardens and greenhouse.
A 26 – room mansion designed by the famed Stanford White and built in 1885 for the Choate family. See the family’s original porcelain, rugs, tapestries, antique furniture and magnificent gardens.
The Norman Rockwell Museum
The most significant public collection of Rockwell’s work in the world, including 367 works of art and his original studio.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
An Audubon wildlife preserve only two miles from Stonover Farm, with extensive marked hiking trails for all levels of difficulty.
Shakespeare & Company
Founded in 1978, the repertory company performs Shakespeare and new plays of social and political significance in three theaters, including the new Founders’ Theater with a lobby bar.
The celebrated summer home of the world – famous Boston Symphony Orchestra, offering classical, pop and jazz performances under the stars, under the shed, and in the beautiful Ozawa Hall.
Ventfort Hall is a “Berkshire Cottage” built in 1893 by Sarah Spencer Morgan and her husband George Hale Morgan.
Williams College Museum of Art
A comprehensive collection of 12,000 objects of art, from American, contemporary and Asian, to ancient & European art.
Williamstown Theater Festival
The world-famous theater group presents 200 performances a season of both classic and new plays featuring a virtual Who’s Who of acting alumni.
Of Particular Interest
The celebrated summer home of the world - famous Boston Symphony Orchestra, offering classical, pop and jazz performances under the stars, under the shed, and in the beautiful Ozawa Hall.