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Autumn Weekends

Are you looking for something different to do these upcoming autumn weekends? Look no further than The Rookwood Inn for apple picking, hay rides, pumpkin picking and carving, memoir writing and for Halloween Weekend – ghost stories and Frankenstein – getaways!

As the nights cool down and the brilliant colors of fall appear, The Rookwood Inn team has been planning some fabulous activities for guests. We have collected the best orchards for apple and pumpkin picking, compiled a list of farm stands for fresh apple cider and apple cider donuts, identified places for fun hayrides and hikes for amazing scenery and leaf peeping, and can even point you in the right direction for hard cider and seasonal beer tasting.


During September, Lenox celebrates the apple with its Apple Squeeze (September 26  27). This is a two day downtown event with music, food and great sidewalk sales and art exhibits. Couple this with some apple picking and lots of wonderful apple themed food at The Rookwood and you’ve found yourself a great escape from your hectic life right into quintessential small town New England.

In addition, during the weekend of September 25-27 The Rookwood Inn will be hosting its second Women’s Memoir Writing SeptemberMemoir Writing Weekend co-sponsored by the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. The facilitator for this weekend will be Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. who is the co-founder of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and Writing Fire Press and a professor at Simon’s Rock College.  The focus of this weekend will be on place…Spend a wonderful weekend surrounded by new and supportive friends in a beautiful location, with Apple Squeeze activities surrounding you. We will provide the accommodations and scrumptious food. You bring your writing implements and ideas and be prepared to embark on the writing journey of your life. Call us for details! 800.223.9750

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Halloween is coming and our ghosts and goblins are planning a fun-filled spooky weekend. We’re stirring the cauldron and getting some witches’ brew ready for you. Arrive at The Rookwood on Friday night, October 30th. We’ll have some special refreshments for you and ghost story readings by some IMG_2385.JPGlocal actors. Perhaps one of our own ghosts will make an appearance.

On Saturday, after a ghoulish breakfast, go apple picking or select your pumpkin; take a hayride to the top of Hilltop Orchard; try their Johny Mash Hard Cider, explore Lenox and the Berkshires. Afternoon refreshments will be to die for…then after dinner enjoy a staged reading at the Lenox Library of Frankenstein. Sunday morning enjoy your breakfast and then a leisurely morning in town before heading home. Complete two night packages start at $594. Call for details and reservations. 800.223.9750