A spacious double at The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn
in the Berkshires...

Bartholomew's Cobble
Get Back to Nature

Bartholomew's Cobble is home to one of North America's greatest diversities of fern species and their allies, as well as abundant woodland wildflowers. The Reservation is named for its two rocky knolls that rise above the Housatonic River, and the property's magnificent 239 acres includes a variety of terrain with majestic views of the region, lots of wildlife and 5 miles of moderate hiking trails. Bring a picnic and let the kids run wild! Paddlers bring your canoes and kayaks to explore the marshlands. For more information, please go to their website, call 413.229.8600 or email bcobble@ttor.org

.The Wind in the Willows at the BTF
Only a few weeks left...
Several plays end their runs in just a few weeks - soak up the best of summer stock theater and Shakespeare while you can! There's something here for everyone, the kids included! Here are a few links to shows at a several local theaters:

Toad of Toad Hall
-from the children's classic,
The Wind in the Willows

- Shakespeare's uncontested masterpiece!

- a comic operetta with music by Leonard Bernstein

- a Henrik Ibsen play that exhibits the playwright's uncanny ability to overturn Victorian social values

Freud's Last Session
- a mortally ill Sigmund Freud and young C. S. Lewis discuss God and the meaning of life

A Streetcar Named Desire
Need we say more?!?

Caroline in Jersey

- the world premiere of a funny and touching new play that follows one woman's whole-hearted attempt to move ahead

.American Abstract Art at the Berkshire Museum
Abstract Art+Aquarium=
Fun for the Whole Family!
The Berkshire Museum presents an inspiring mix of arts, history and the natural world. The American Abstract Art Movement is a delightful study of two schools of abstract art, separated by nearly 50 years while the permanent Aquarium features more than twenty aquarium tanks ranging in size from 30 to 535 gallons, and assorted terrariums featuring both local and exotic species. FOr more information, go to their website or call 413.443.7171.

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Jacob's Pillow - Final Weeks
New York choreographer Doug Varone is acclaimed for intelligent and strongly kinetic movement that appeals to both the mind and the heart. Catch Doug Varone and Dancers next week!  Among the smartest international dancemakers of today, Kidd Pivot artistic director Crystal Pite and her fearlessly athletic dancers explore movement to the fullest in Lost Action. A former dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe, Pite's wit, rigor and inventive approach to movement and ideas interact with a perfectly diverse soundscape by Owen Belton, featuring everything from choral melody to ukulele and spoken word. Call 413.xxx or click here for more information.

Constance Rosenblum's Boulevard of Dreams
NY Times journalist and author Constance Rosenblum in Conversation at the Mahaiwe!
Talk with writer and NY Times City Section Editor highlighting her latest work: Boulevard of Dreams - Heady Times, Heartbreak, and Hope along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
Free! Sunday, August 23, 1PM. For more information, click here or call 413.528.6415.

Special Offer: Free Norman Rockwell Museum Admission (a $30 savings!)
Four Freedoms and family at the Rockwell MuseumNo trip to Stockbridge is complete without a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum... and we're offering a special to help you get there! The first ten room
reservations made for stays between now and August 21 will receive two free admission tickets to the Norman Rockwell Museum - and kids 18 and under are free (thanks to Country Curtains and The Red Lion Inn)! This offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don't wait to make your plans!

For additional information, pricing and availability,contact our Reservations Department, please call 413.298.1690. To check other rates and availability, please click here.

Calling All James Taylor Fans!...
Don't miss JT perform with the Boston Pops at Tanglewood! .James Taylor at The Red Lion Inn/Good Morning AmericaWe've put together the quintessential summer package, simply called our JT Package. This package features two lawn tickets to JT's August 30th performance with the Boston Pops at 2:30PM. In addition, you'll receive a bountiful picnic, overnight accommodations and breakfast for two the next day for just $345 (including tax & gratuity). We have a very limited number of  these packages to offer, so please don't wait to call - 413.298.1690!

Two-Lane BlacktopJust to top things off: we're displaying a blast from JT's past: the GTO featured in "Two Lane Blacktop" starring a young Mr. Taylor himself! This cult classic tells a story about obsession, nihilism, the emptiness of the open road, a driver (JT), a mechanic, a girl, and... aw, heck, it's a bare-bones muscle-car seventies movie born out of America's love of the automobile - rent the DVD and enjoy the ride!

Please call our reservations department at 413-298-1690. Or to check availability please click here!

We've gathered a selection of cultural activities for you to explore...

Performing Arts:
Lion's DenBerkshire Theatre Festival

Barrington Stage Company

Berkshire Theatre Festival
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Lion's Den pub
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare & Company
The Colonial
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College
Aston Magna Foundation For Music & Humanities, Inc.
Berkshire Bach Society
Berkshire Choral Festival

Visual Arts & Historic Sites:
Chesterwood, Summer Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester French
Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington
Berkshire Museum
Chesterwood - Lincoln monument sculptor Daniel Chesterwood - Lincoln monument sculptor Daniel Chester French's home/studio
Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Clark
The Emporium Gallery in Great Barrington
The Mount
Ventfort Hall
Williamstown Film Festival
Chapin Library Of Rare Books & Manuscripts
The Colonel John Ashley House
Mission House Museum and Gardens
Naumkeag Museum and Gardens
Stockbridge Library Historical Room
Animagic- Museum of Animation Special Effects and Art
Dark Ride Project- Center for Robotic-Arts & Eric Rudd Studio
The Du Bois Center of American History
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
North Adams Museum of History and Science/The North Adams Historical Society, Inc.
Williams College Museum Of Art
Ferrin Gallery