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You could just stand outside it. Don't know want the point was. BTW, stockbridge's entire economy is like a small town MA disneyworld. WE drove there from Boston but ran into 3 tour busses while there.
We recently went Naumkeag's Pumpkin walk. It was a total bore! It was suppose to be a walk to see the lighted Jack O Lanterns and to meet " Woodland Animals". Our tour started late and the animals were lack luster about their roles in...More
This late 1890s home is in excellent condition with almost all the original furnishings. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The home has a great history and the gardens are traditional with a touch of Japanese areas.
We really enjoyed getting lost in the beautiful gardens and then an amazing tour by Julie of the house. The property is not as opulent as RI mansions but still a lot of fun to walk through and see the original artwork, a mix of...More
Stanford White’s second residential commission (Box Hill), this Choate family house is not only intact, but fully, accurately furnished. The guides are knowledgeable and delightful. Spring for a family membership to The Trustees and get free admission to dozens of historic Massachusetts sites. The gardens...More
My wife and I recently visited Naumkeag, the 44 room home of Joseph Choate which was designed by Stanford White and built in 1886-87. The gardens were designed by Fletcher Steele under the guidance of Choate's daughter Mabel.
Our tour guide was well informed and...More
As this house belonging to the notable NYC attorney Joseph Choate was turned over as a museum as originally furnished, we get to see it the way the family lived in it.
Despite its assignation as a summer cottage and retreat, it is large, accommodating...More
Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes as the property is on a hill and you will want to walk on the lawns and garden paths to see the gardens. There are a lot of stairs. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. The cafe is...More
Interesting question because these old houses from the nineteenth century involve old technology for cooking. It happens that the kitchen was removed to be part of the basement visitors center. The only part left is a... More
Interesting question because these old houses from the nineteenth century involve old technology for cooking. It happens that the kitchen was removed to be part of the basement visitors center. The only part left is a butlers pantry and it contains a few interesting items related to cooking but the actual kitchen is apparently gone.
Response from Edward2651 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, there was a kitchen (as part of the guided tour) but it was very small within the house and obviously did not offer any edibles or food. They do have a small area within the visitor center (which you enter once you... More
Hello, there was a kitchen (as part of the guided tour) but it was very small within the house and obviously did not offer any edibles or food. They do have a small area within the visitor center (which you enter once you get there). This area includes registers where you pay for the tour and also in a combined area a small gift shop. The area off to the side has premade sandwiches (catered by the Red Lion Inn), drinks and snacks. We opted AFTER the tour to have some delicious sandwiches sitting at a table on the property. Hope this info helps.