Imagine a 100-foot-tall hot air balloon floating over our inspiring landscapes reflecting and illuminating the world in new and unexpected ways. Its appearances initiate live events—happenings that are each unique gatherings of brilliant minds and groundbreaking artists. Exhilarating music, intriguing conversations, plus food and drink, mean fun for all ages. Come experience artist Doug [...]
The Mount is maintained and operated by the Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc., which was founded in 1980. The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. We engage a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton’s life and achievements through our interpretive [...]
Berkshires theater performances are mostly (but not exclusively) during the summer months. Do check the web sites below or contact Blantyre for more information. Berkshire Theatre Festival is the third oldest theater in the nation and has been active for more than seventy years. The theatre is located in Stockbridge. Shakespeare and Company presents indoor and outdoor [...]
Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club (a 15-minute drive from Blantyre) offers lessons for individuals or small groups. Advance reservations only. Accepts cash or check payment only.
Antique shopping is available throughout the Berkshires, with Route 7 from Great Barrington to Sheffield boasting the most shops in a short distance. See more details under the “Antique Shopping” section. Outlet shopping is available in Lee, MA, on Rt. 20, about 1/2 mile east of the Mass Turnpike entrance. The local villages, especially Lenox [...]
Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and features concerts in July and August. Berkshire On Stage is a comprehensive website listing many stage productions – theatre, music, film, etc.
Norman Rockwell Museum is a 20-minute drive from Blantyre. It houses the world’s largest collection of original art by America’s favorite illustrator. His studio and a gift shop are open daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is a gem of a museum located in Williamstown, MA, featuring an outstanding [...]
Ballooning in the Berkshires with Paul Sena, Worthington, MA arranges hot air balloon tours of our Massachusetts area for individuals or small groups.
Undermountain Farm located in Lenox offers riding lessons, pony rides and trail rides. Please contact Blantyre front desk for assistance in booking. Berkshire Horseback Adventures offers trail rides through the Berkshire Hills, enjoy a one-hour ride or a half day adventure. Available mid-may through October.
Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount located a few minutes down the road. Explore gardens and trails with a stop in the bookstore before you depart. Open daily May-October Arrowhead is the home of Herman Melville. The novel Moby Dick was written here while Herman Melville looked toward Mt. Greylock. Located in Pittsfield, MA about a 20-minute drive from Blantyre, this small museum is [...]