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Only open on Wed. & Sat.

I messed up researching and we were out visiting other reservations on a Sunday. We stopped by to... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
dave d
Bradford, Massachusetts
Interesting, but not well marked as to how to get to old house ruins

Gardens somewhat past their prime season. Ruins of 1912 mansion hard to get to and the "easy" way... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
Nashua, New Hampshire
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Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.
Sodom Road, Tyringham, MA 01264
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Family McLennan traces the history...last seen as palatial mansion with 5 heating plants, a ballroom, many bedrooms and great spot for entertaining. John McLennan, composer, moved to the gate house and built a magnificent studio for composer and listening to music. His gardens say it...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed August 7, 2017

I messed up researching and we were out visiting other reservations on a Sunday. We stopped by to hike and found that it is ONLY open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The path up the dirt road was a bit overgrown so we did not attempt...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Gardens somewhat past their prime season. Ruins of 1912 mansion hard to get to and the "easy" way not identified where you park. Literature didn't help. No one to ask.

Thank knick22016
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This is not a garden in the sense of beautiful and varied botanical offerings. As stated in the "mission statement" this is a garden of sustainable local planting a and landscaping. I was a pleasure to walk along the landscape and enjoy the views. The...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Warning: this place can be hard to find! Enter Sodom Road, Tyringham into your navigation system! A lovely spot, with great views of the local mountains. Careful thought was given to the siting of sculptures and other man-made elements. House ruin is picturesque.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for a family hike. Short hike up to a fabulous ruins with panoramic views, followed by a walk down to an idyllic garden. Limited hours but certainly worth the trip.

Thank jen10583
Reviewed October 28, 2015

It was a very pleasant trip to this quiet and uncrowded state park. There was a charming fountain area with trails and many interesting vistas. The climb to the ruins of the mansion with its many views was not overly taxing. There were no facilities...More

Thank LJMEL1
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The remains are out of view from the road, and the walk is easy to moderate. We were provided with some direction on how to get to the house, and spent most of our time in the gardens. We were there in fall so it's...More

Thank Beth_sage
Reviewed September 20, 2014

Ashintully's main attraction is probably the 4 remaining columns of a 40-room turn-of-the-20th-century Berkshires cottage that burned years ago. The view from the porch of the remains is spectacular, giving a visitor at least a sense of what the house once commanded. But today, the...More

1  Thank JaylynBrookline_MA
Reviewed August 22, 2014

This former estate garden is a tranquil place located between Tyringham and Otis. You can walk up to the four columns that remain of the mansion that burned down in the 1950s, but beware the mosquitoes! There are no flower gardens, just landscaped green spaces....More

1  Thank DEBORAH F
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