A small but vibrant New England town nestled in the heart of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts Lenox boasts rural beauty and major cultural attractions, including Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare and Company’s new international campus, and Edith Wharton’s restored mansion, The Mount, attract thousands annually. Ventfort Hall Museum and the Historic Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum celebrate the Gilded Age of the 1890’s in Lenox. Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio where you can visit an exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art. Despite our strong tourist attractions and our array of accommodations, we remain primarily a residential community of approximately 6000 people.
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote “The House of Seven Gables” while living in a little red cottage just outside of town. The cottage is actually in Stockbridge, but Hawthorne walked two miles daily to the Lenox post office to get his mail. Hawthorne’s series of children’s stories, “Tanglewood Tales,” were inspired by the name of the neighboring estate. Herman Melville, Fanny Kemble and so many others found their way to Lenox.