A is for Apple, B for Berkshires

Lenox Apple Squeeze

Lenox Apple Squeeze – Photo Credit Kim Ostellino

A is for Apple, B is for Berkshires……..F is for Fall!

Imagine spending a day picking apples, enjoying fabulous fall foliage, munching on an apple straight from the tree, taking a hay ride up to the orchard, and returning home, after a great night’s rest, with a bunch of apples to turn into pies, pancakes, apple sauce! Fall is the time to turn this daydream into a reality. With the cooling temperatures and nice sunny days, apples are ripe for the picking! If you’ve never picked your own, or you have wonderful memories of afternoons spent in the orchard, now is the time to schedule your Rookwood getaway and head to one or more of the orchards near The Rookwood Inn!

Here’s a list of some of the Berkshire orchards which offer pick-your-own apples:

  • Bartlett’s Orchard, 575 Swamp Road, Richmond                                                413-698-2559
  • Hill Top Orchard, 508 Canaan Road / Route 295, Richmond                          800-833-6274 
  • Jaeschke’s Orchard, 740 Crane Avenue, Pittsfield                                              413-443-7180
  • Lakeview Orchards, 894 Old Cheshire Road, Lanesborough                            413-448-6009
  • Windy Hill Farm, 686 Stockbridge Road (Rte. 7), Great Barrington               413-298-3217

During Apple Harvest Season, be sure to join us in Lenox for the 38th Annual Apple Squeeze on September 23 and 24, where the downtown shopping area is filled with vendors and sales, music and fun food. Stroll from booth to booth, enjoying street food from candy apples to sausage to fried dough to Lebanese treats to apple cider donuts in our town’s festival to celebrate the harvest. Feel like a local and enjoy small town America.

After a day enjoying the Squeeze, come back to The Rookwood for afternoon refreshments on our front porch or cozy living room. Sit back, relax and enjoy the quiet. Perhaps you’ll even unplug to fully experience your break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy a slice of a simpler life in Lenox at the Rookwood Inn. Book your getaway now!