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Winter lights dazzle

Buy your tickets online in advance and print them out ($17.00). Drive to Marian Fathers and a bus... read more

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Winterlights at Naumkeag was just stunning!

On a recent visit to the Lenox/Stockbridge area we saw the signs for Winter Lights, and we visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marsha N
Rochester, New Hampshire
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Experience Gilded-Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate, renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire Cottage.
5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
+1 413-298-8146
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Reviewed today

Buy your tickets online in advance and print them out ($17.00). Drive to Marian Fathers and a bus will pick you up to go to Naumkeg either at 5;00 or 7;00. You get to see the first floor of the mansion and then walk the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to the Lenox/Stockbridge area we saw the signs for Winter Lights, and we visited that night! Naumkeag itself was a stunning structure, but the expansive gardens all decked out in Christmas lights was beyond description! There were hundreds and hundreds of...More

Thank Marsha N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first year of "Winter Lights" at Naumkeag, It is truly spectacular. You park your car and get on the shuttle bus that takes you to the front door of the historic home. The beautiful trees that line the paths are lit with...More

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed October 16, 2018

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.

Thank Marc W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

2  Thank Lilygirl49
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Our tour guide was very informative and kept the whole time interesting. Just loved the outside construction of this home.

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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Judi H
Reviewed September 10, 2018

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

1  Thank mshkn
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The house tour was great, lots of information on the family and the work done to the house. Great views and beautiful grounds. The stairway is very unusual.

Thank sewbrick2
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

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

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Kay S
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Ted S | Reviewed this property |
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
Kay S
August 2, 2017|
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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
March 12, 2017|
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Response from Ambassador211197 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open 11-4 today.