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Lovely cottage and gardens in historic setting.

Our tour guide was very informative and kept the whole time interesting. Just loved the outside... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
Beautiful home and grounds

This late 1890s home is in excellent condition with almost all the original furnishings. The staff... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Judi H
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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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 October 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 21 September 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 10 September 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 30 August 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.

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Reviewed 29 August 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

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank mdmprez
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

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Kay S
3 August 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
3 August 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
12 March 2017|
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Yes it is open 11-4 today.