You’ll Fall in Love With Our Valentine’s Day Special

Posted on January 30, 2014 by Amy Lindner-Lesser

Roses for Valentine's DayValentine’s offers the perfect opportunity to sneak away for a romantic weekend in the Berkshires. And this year, we have a deal to make that escape even sweeter.

For any new, direct bookings in the month of February, The Rookwood Inn will add gourmet chocolates, sparkling cider, and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to your luxurious room, free of charge.

Sweep the love of your life off his or her feet with a surprise getaway to our peaceful, fairy-tale Berkshires bed and breakfast in the charming village of Lenox, Massachusetts.

On the Road to Romance

Snuggle up in front of the fireplace in our parlor.

Take a romantic snow shoe hike or cross country ski the nearby trails and parks.

Enjoy a night out at one of Lenox’s many delicious restaurants or a night in, uninterrupted by the outside world’s worries and responsibilities.

Valentine’s Day (or any other February night) at The Rookwood Inn is sure to be an irreplaceable and treasured memory.

New February reservations only, please. Not to be combined with any other discounts or gift cards. Photo Credit: CC Image Courtesy of Liz West.

Winter Excitement with Banff Mountain Film Festival in Lenox

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Amy Lindner-Lesser

BanffDo you love extreme sports? Then you need to be in Lenox to see the 2013/14 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Take a look at this preview of some of the films you will be able to see February 14 and 15th. During each of these two nights, the Arcadian Shop of Lenox will present more than 3 hours of award winning films from this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival. Each night will have a different lineup, with only a few of the most popular movies being repeated.

Pre-film you may enjoy a dinner menu and baked goods offered by the Lenox Crew Team or take your sweetheart to dine at one of Lenox’s fantastic restaurants. During the intermission you’ll still have a chance to support the Crew team by purchasing baked goods and refreshments.

Tickets are $12 and may be purchased directly through the Arcadian Shop. If you purchase them online the shop will remove the freight when they complete the sale on their end. All tickets will be held at the door and may be picked up before hte show on either night. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the films begin at 7 p.m.

The performances will be held at the Duffin Theatre, Lenox Middle and High School, 197 East Street, Lenox, MA.

Reserve your room for this special weekend at The Rookwood Inn and we’ll take off the price of your tickets (show us you purchased them) and have a special Valentine’s Day special gift waiting for you in your room. Mention Banff Special when booking your reservations.

B&Bs for Vets at The Rookwood Inn

Posted on October 19, 2013 by Amy Lindner-Lesser

For the fourth year in a row, The Rookwood Inn is offering its rooms as part of the B&Bs for Vets and as our way of thanking our military for their service. 20131017-202010.jpgEvery one of our 20 rooms is available at no cost for the night of November 10 to active, reserve, discharged and retired military personnel, with proof of service. The Rookwood Inn is also offering additional consecutive nights (up to three) for 50% off the regular winter rates.

Arrive at The Rookwood and enjoy our afternoon refreshments. Last year, our regular offerings were augmented by Bartlett’s Orchards (a fantastic apple orchard and farm stand in Richmond, MA – just over the mountain from the inn), and a very generous baker and friend of The Rookwood Inn,  Terrill. Then you’re off on your own for a delicious dinner in one of the great restaurants in and around Lenox.

Awaken in your comfy room on Veteran’s Day to the aromas of one of our delicious breakfasts. You can choose a table for just the two of you, or decide to share with a fellow service man or woman. When it’s time to go, you’ll leave with wonderful memories and some additional thank you for protecting us gifts and our desire that you’ll be back to stay another time. B&Bs for Vets – our way of saying thanks for taking care of us!

 

Edith Wharton’s The Mount Closing for the Season

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Amy Lindner-Lesser

Photo Credit: ann-dabney (Creative Commons)

Photo Credit: ann-dabney (Creative Commons)

October is your last — and scariest — chance to tour one of Lenox’s most popular sightseeing destinations, the home of American author Edith Wharton, known as The Mount.

The Mount, a 42-room country home designed by the author herself and built in 1902, is reminiscent of a 17th-century English mansion. Situated at the grounds’ high end, it overlooks several restored gardens, which include an Italian walled garden, alpine rock garden, lime walk, form flower garden, and extensive grass terraces.

The grounds are open year-round, but The Mount itself is only open to the public from May to October, with the exception of special events.

Visiting The Mount in October

For the remainder of October, passes and tours are available nearly every day. Opportunities to explore The Mount vary from passes to the grounds to a 45-minute, room-to-room guided tour by experts of Edith Wharton, introducing you to her life, her works, and her home. There is also a Terrace Café open, with scenic views of the garden terraces and Laurel Lake.

The Mount also holds a reputation for being haunted, offering ghost tours throughout September and October. The mansion was even featured in an episode of “Ghost Hunters” on the SciFi Channel.

Special Halloween Events

In celebration of Halloween, there will be several special events held at The Mount during late October, including special Halloween ghost tours and a dramatic reading of Edith Wharton’s own ghost tale, “Kerfol,” on Halloween night.

Rooms cannot be booked at The Mount, but there is gracious hospitality available a mere five-minute drive from the mansion at The Rookwood Inn. Don’t miss your chance to visit The Mount before the season ends or to stay at The Rookwood and learn about its connection to Edith Wharton’s writings. (Hint: she wrote “Ethan Frome” based upon a true story of a sledding accident which took place at the bottom of the Old Stockbridge Road hill which passes in front of The Rookwood Inn.)

What’s happening in Lenox, MA this September?

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Amy Lindner-Lesser

September Events and Attractions in Lenox, MAAs summer winds down into the crisp, colorful fall, you may be looking for that one last hurrah before the weather – and warmth – goes south.

Even after the hubbub of summertime, the towns surrounding The Rookwood Inn are as eventful, lively, and entertaining as ever.

Whether you’re looking to relax, eat some delicious food, or put your athletic ability to the test, Lenox, Massachusetts has an event that will suit your fancy.

Here are a few of our favorite events coming this September:

The Tub Parade – September 15th, 2013

Held in downtown Lenox, the Tub Parade is an extravagant display of festive carriages and horses, decorated with local flowers. The small carriages, known as “tubs” trot around the downtown loop twice before heading out. The traditional parade dates back to the 1800s when New England’s rich and famous showcased their finest carriages and horses in a friendly competition which celebrated the fall harvest and the end of the summer season. This year, the Tub Parade is just one event of an entire heritage weekend. Some of the original Berkshire estates will be open for tours.

Josh Billings RunAground – September 21st, 2013

The Josh Billings RunAground is the 2nd oldest triathlon in the United States.

Hundreds of participants bike over 27 miles of back country, rolling hills, and through five towns in the Berkshires; then canoe, kayak, or paddleboard five miles around Stockbridge Bowl; and end with a six mile run around the lake to Tanglewood. Afterwards, everybody comes together to celebrate at the Josh “Bash” with awards, food, and live bands.

Hurry! The last day to register is September 14th!

The 34th Annual Apple Squeeze – September 28th, 2013, 11am-4pm

The annual Apple Squeeze in Lenox is a two-day autumn and harvest festival celebrating all things apple-related. There will be apple cider, apple pies, apple cobbler, caramel apples – even apple pizza. The event also includes pony rides, children’s dog shows, hayrides, crafts, sidewalk sales, and much more.

If you didn’t get as much vacation time in as you’d hoped for this summer, or really missed out on that truly relaxing weekend away, book a room at The Rookwood. We look forward to seeing you this September!

Rookwood Inn Offers Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Amy Lindner-Lesser

Whether or not we want to accept it, the holidays are quickly approaching. Even if we wanted to forget them, the stores and television commercials keep reminding us. Chanukah and Christmas will be here soon! Can’t bear the thought of another tie or pin? Don’t want to buy fuzzy socks or scarves? Look no further.  The Rookwood Inn has some great gift ideas for you – one size fits all – including your budget!

How about a weekend (12/7 & 8 OR 12/8 & 9) at The Rookwood Inn including two tickets to the Lenox Holiday Inn Tour, Choral Festival and Gingerbread House Contest? We’ve wrapped this one just for you with a very special package price of $299 (plus tax and gratuity)!

 If you can’t get away this weekend, a gift certificate make the perfect gift for anyone in your life – a loved one, business associate, good friend, birthday or holiday. You pick the amount of the certificate and we do the rest. We will issue a certificate and mail it to you or the recipient with a note. They can then use it toward any Rookwood getaway, at any time of year and toward any room they wish. As our special holiday gift to you, we’re offering a second gift certificate for you to use however you wish for 10% of the purchased certificate value. This means that if you purchase a $500 gift certificate for Aunt Mary and Uncle Bill, we will send you a certificate for $50 for you to use yourself or gift to someone else.

Should you prefer a smaller gift, Rookwood Inn mugs, bathrobes and cookbooks are available.

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