Gilded Age heir, Courtland Field Bishop, built this original Berkshire Cottage to escape the pressures of the city and enjoy the pastoral beauty and tranquility of the Berkshires. Lawns, meadows, and professionally landscaped gardens surround 'The Winter Palace,' a charming post and beam Colonial estate. Walk to Lenox town center with its excellent restaurants and shopping; or pack a picnic basket and take the back road to Tanglewood Music Festival, 2 miles away. A unique rental
Gathering Place: This setting is an ideal venue for guest accommodations, corporate retreats, family reunions or intimate gatherings. The Winter Palace is perfect for relaxing and gracious entertaining, with a beautiful English paneled dining room, a large brick patio adorned with flowers, and a fabulous screened-in porch with open deck areas on either side for lounging.
Remodeled South Wing: The newly remodeled South Wing features a cozy reading room warmed by a stone fireplace and buttery leather furniture, 2 elegant country bedrooms off a conservatory hallway with skylights, mahogany wood floors, and tiled bathrooms. Window seats provide comfortable reading nooks with bucolic views.
North Wing: The North Wing offers a spacious Great Room with a vaulted ceiling and hand-hewn beams. Leonard Bernstein once played piano in this room when the Boston Symphony Orchestra used to rent the house during their summer residence at Tanglewood. Antiques and comfortable country furnishings give the house the quality of a classic New England inn.
Discover the natural beauty and culture of the Berkshires from this centrally located rustic luxury. Walk to Lenox; close to Williamstown, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington. Neighbor to Tanglewood Music Festival--summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shopping, excellent variety of restaurants, antiquing, art galleries, museums (The Clark Museum, Normal Rockwell, the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art), tours of historic homes (Edith Wharton, Herman Melville, Chesterwood); the Berkshire Botanical Garden and spa services; and exceptional theater (Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theater Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and The Berkshire Opera Company). This abundant culture thrives in the midst of the magical Berkshire environment with the Appalachian Trail, Audubon Sanctuaries, four ski areas, and countless outdoor activities. Only 2.5 hours from NYC and Boston.
Other Activities: Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, bird-watching, ice-skating