Things To Do

 
 

Performing Arts


Tanglewood

The Summer home of the world — famous Boston Symphony Orchestra, offering classical, pop and jazz performances on weeknights and Sunday afternoons on the lawn, under the shed, or in the more intimate Ozawa Hall. Sunday afternoons on the lawn are especially mellow. For a great lawn experience, Tanglewood has recently installed new LED screens and excellent speakers.

Jacob’s Pillow

An internationally celebrated performance center and school for modern dance with 2 theaters, informative pre-show talks, and a range of food and beverage services.

Barrington Stage Company

Repertory stage company located in Pittsfield, 15 minutes from Stonover Farm.

Berkshire Theater Group

The third oldest theater company in the nation.

Shakespeare & Company

Founded in 1978, the repertory company performs Shakespeare and new plays of social and political significance in three theaters, including the new Founders’ Theater with a lobby bar.

Williamstown Theater Festival

This world-famous theater group presents a season of both classic and new plays featuring a virtual Who’s Who of acting alumni.

 

Museums


MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA is a center for a large variety of visual, performing & media arts in a multi-building converted mill complex in North Adams, a scenic 45-minute drive from Stonover Farm. There’s an entire building devoted to the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt, a cafeteria, gift shop, restaurant, and a large variety of special exhibits.

The Clark

A gem of a museum set on 140 acres in Williamstown, featuring European & American painting and sculpture, and best known for its outstanding French Impressionist collection.

Hancock Shaker Village

A Shaker community from 1783 to 1960, this outdoor history museum of Shaker life has 20 original buildings on 1200 acres and a variety of farm animals.

The Norman Rockwell Museum

The most significant public collection of Rockwell’s work in the world, including 367 works of art and his original studio.

Berkshire Museum

Exhibits of fine arts and ancient civilizations, programs for adults and children, and an aquarium.

Williams College Museum of Art

A comprehensive collection of 12,000 objects of art, from American, contemporary and Asian, to ancient & European art.

Turn Park

An outdoor sculpture park in nearby charming West Stockbridge, conveniently located next to No. Six Depot, a specialty coffee house.

 

Homes, Gardens & Wellness


The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

A 50-acre estate designed and built by Edith Wharton, including the restored mansion, gatehouse, stable, gardens and greenhouse.

Naumkeag

A 26-room mansion designed by the famed Stanford White and built in 1885 for the Choate family. See the family’s original porcelain, rugs, tapestries, antique furniture and magnificent gardens.

Arrowhead

Herman Melville’s home and grounds, and the site where Moby Dick was written.

Chesterwood

122-acre 1920’s summer home of Daniel Clark French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial.

Ventfort Hall

Ventfort Hall is a “Berkshire Cottage” built in 1893 by Sarah Spencer Morgan and her husband George Hale Morgan.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

An Audubon wildlife preserve only a few miles from Stonover Farm, with paths and climbs for all levels of hiking ability.

Kripalu

Originally a monastery, and now a major center for yoga and health, teaching the art and science of yoga, meditation and wellness, with courses, programs, food & basic lodging year ‘round.

Butternut Ski Area

Offering 22 trails for downhill skiing and snowboarding, an 8 km cross-country ski course and ski school, 3 miles east of Great Barrington.

Jiminy Peak Ski Area

Jiminy is a well-run, well-groomed and challenging family ski and snowboarding area with a range of slopes from easy to black diamond. It has equipment rentals, food and a high-speed quad lift. In Summer there’s biking, fishing, zipline and Alpine slide.