All images via Kemble Inn
In partnership with Gothamist, Brooklyn Based, offMetro, and Umi Kitchen, Untapped Cities readers can win a weekend getaway for two in the Berkshires at the historic Kemble Inn, a Gilded Age mansion in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts built in 1881 for Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, Secretary of State under President Chester Arthur.
The winner will receive a two night stay at the Kemble Inn and a dinner at Table Six, the elegant and locally-inspired restaurant in the boutique hotel.
There is an incredible amount to explore in the Berkshires, just a few hours from New York CIty, from the Norman Rockwell Museum in historic Stockbridge, to the Impressionist art collection of The Clark Art Institute, with its new architectural extensions by Pritzker prize winning architect, Tadao Ando, and the studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Abraham Lincoln. Gilded Age mansions abound in Lenox and the surrounding areas, like the estate of Edith Wharton or Ventfort Hall, a central location in the film The Cider House Rules. There are even areas to ski nearby. In the summer, the Tanglewood Music Festival and Shakespeare & Co. further liven up this area that was once the summer retreat for New York City and Boston’s elite.
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