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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

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The Mount

A huge collection of Ms Wharton’s life history including the art collection and her many many books... read more

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Lovely Estate

“the Mount”, was the home for a fairly short time, of Twentieth Century author Edith Wharton. A... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
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A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. We offer guided tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and...more
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A huge collection of Ms Wharton’s life history including the art collection and her many many books written as the first female author.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Louis G
Reviewed November 22, 2018

“the Mount”, was the home for a fairly short time, of Twentieth Century author Edith Wharton. A profile writer and gardener, she wrote numerous novels as well as tomes on landscaping and interior design. This home is a perfect example of her style. The house...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Though one of my favorite authors, I had no idea how prolific or diverse Edith Wharton's writing career was. She was a novelist, garden designer, travel writer, and interior designer. The Mount is a great example of Wharton's decorating and design work and is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Take the guided house tour with knowledgeable docents and learn about a woman way ahead of her time. The house is lovely and the gardens provide wonderful photo opportunities. Visit in nice weather and enjoy a cafe lunch on the porch.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Mom and I both enjoy Edith Wharton's books and were recommended to visit The Mount over some other historic homes in the vicinity by a friend. What a joy! Her decorating style is so very different from the standard Victorian; none of the home was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

enjoyed our tour of this old historic home. story and tour was very interesting, everyone in our group liked it. has been restored well. some of gardens and stable area closed for winter. i would imagine that summer would be great to visit. strong recommendations....guides...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

From beautiful gardens to water fountains to walking trails to pet cemetaries to 1 of the very few grass stair case in the US, you will find it here!! And the inside home tour walks you thru an excellent history of our country.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We were told this was a highly recommended museum to visit and we weren’t sure what to expect. Looking back we’re very happy that we did go and took the tour which was extremely informative and put into historical balance. A must visit if you’re...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Louis G
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Berkshires many times but never to the Mount. It’s a beautiful estate to visit and the tour is superb! The guide was so knowledgeable and had a real connection to Edith ! It was like she was on stage telling...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

On a very hot day we toured the inside of the house. Because one gets a 2 day pass, we went back for the second day early in the morning.

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 29, 2018|
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Response from mare0 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. This question was asked on our tour!
June 16, 2018|
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Response from miamimimi2018 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late response, was traveling. No, Unfortunately I do not recall the color of the dining and have no photos either. But, if you were to call them I am sure you would receive a precise answer. Good luck
March 27, 2018|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Hello, we're so sorry this response is delayed! Leashed dogs are absolutely welcome on the grounds.