In the XIXth century, Lenox, became known as the "Inland Newport", a resort for the "rich and famous" from New York and Boston. The area soon became covered with enormous, magnificent mansions surrounded by beautiful grounds often bordering a lake. They would spend the Summer entertaining and visiting each other. Many famous artists and writers made their home in the Berkshires; Edith Wharton's home "The Mount" was recently restored and the house and grounds can now be visited. Since 1939 the Boston Symphony Orchestra has organized the world famous TANGLEWOOD music Festival which performs in July and August every year. The theater group "Shakespeare & Company" is also very popular and nearby. Other venues such as Ventfort Hall, on our Walker street, has become a museum of the Gilded Age. There are many other attractions in the area, something for every taste and every season including: art centers and galleries, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the Berkshire Theater Festival at Stockbridge, historic sites, the many museums such as the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, the Clark Art Institute at Williamstown, shopping outlets, boutiques, and antique stores, Mountain resorts (Butternut, Jiminy Peak) offer summertime hiking and sports activities. "Indian Summer" foliage and ofcourse great restaurants are just a few of the many reasons to visit the Berkshires...and us!