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Spring Upgrades at Hampton Terrace in Lenox

March 29, 2014

 

Hampton Terrace Hallway

We have owned Hampton Terrace for fifteen years, and not a year goes by when we don't inplement a major project, or orchestrate a series of property upgrades.  This Spring is no exception.

Now that we have returned, I can share that Susan and I spent a couple of weeks away from the inn - celebrating our 35th anniversary at a beach, and visiting our kids and grandkids in Texas.   While we were gone, we had most of the main house floors completely refinished.   This is the kind of project that is best done...


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Wicked Tuna. Bob Newhart. Hampton Terrace

March 03, 2014

 

Wicked Tuna

Gonna connect the dots here.  Susan and I LOVE Wicked Tuna - which is a National Geographic Channel reality show featuring the adventures of some very salty tuna fishermen from Gloucester, Massachusetts.   Not guys who drag nets, but guys who catch 800 pound fish with a line and a spear.   Every Sunday night at 9 pm.

Guys who go out every day, 7 days per week during tuna season, to earn enough money to carry them to next year.   And each trip out of the harbor is an investment in time, payroll, fuel and equipment.   They are...


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Venfort Hall in Lenox. A Berkshires Landmark

February 28, 2014

 

Ventfort Hall Lenox

We never want to take for granted that one of America's great mansions is located across the street from Hampton Terrace.

Ventfort Hall is MUCH more than a restored historic home.   A very aggressive schedule of tours, performances, special events, teas, parties, lectures, etc. keeps visitors flowing twelve months a year.   It is the ONLY "Berkshire Cottage" that attempts to stay open through the winter.

Venfort Hall StaircaseBuit as a summer home in 1893 by Sarah Morgan (sister of J.P.) and her husband, George (cousin and business...


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Berkshire Theatre Group 2014 Summer Season on Sale

February 23, 2014

 

Berkshire Theatre Group 2014 Season

We've often spoken of the embarrasment of riches that are The Berkshires.  The Berkshire Theatre Group is a major spoke in the Berkshire wheel - a recent marriage of Berkshire Theatre Festival (established 1928) and the Colonial Theater (built in 1903).

BTF has been presenting Broadway level theater for 86 years, and has featured too many famous actors and actresses to name, in two historic buildings in Stockbridge.  Add to this, the new opportunity to mount performances in the Gilded Age era Colonial...


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The Best Berkshire Party of the Year

February 18, 2014

 

Vermilion CottilionIn this forum I have often mentioned the IS-183 annual costume "ball" as the best party of the year in the Berkshires.  Start planning for the 2014 version:   The Vermilion Cotillion on April 12th in Lenox.

This primary fundraiser for the area's not-for-profit art school, (children and adult art education) has grown into something whose reputation for insanity cannot be denied.

Susan and I were honored to be named last year's Chairs - and let me tell you how it works:

The party is full costume.   Don't be intimidated because EVERYONE dresses...


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Shakespeare Season resized 600

Located about one block from Hampton Terrace, Shakespeare & Company presents its 2014 Summer Season - celebrating the 450th birthday of The Bard.

Tickets are now on sale through their website, and special packages are also available for Judy Newmanthose who make it a goal to see as many of the summer's offerings as possible.   We have plenty of guests who try to do that, but no one is more committed than Judy Newman, who has stayed here 56 nights since 2007.   Originally referred by the Shakespeare & Company box office,...


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Hampton Terrace Guest Feedback

February 10, 2014

 

Lisa G. found us through a Living Social coupon a couple of years ago.  Since then, she has been back twice with her husband and twice with her mother.  Proof enough that she likes it here.

TripAdvisor RecommendedBut last week, Lisa resigned from a high profile and high stress job in Connecticut, and she called over this past weekend to see if she could stay at Hampton Terrace for three nights this week.  With her husband's blessing, she is enjoying some quiet time before tackling life's next challenge.

This morning at breakfast, Lisa was explaining to me why she...


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More Broadway Magic at Hampton Terrace

January 02, 2014

 

Alan Menken and the stars of "Broadway In The Berkshires" weren't the only cherished Broadway guests to join us in 2013.

John Douglas Thompson is a frequent Hampton Terrace guest, a close friend, and a Broadway star. He made his Broadway debut as Flavius, opposite Denzel Washington in Julius Caesar in 2005, and later appeared as Le Bret in Cyrano de Bergerac, alongside JenniferStan and John Second Story BWAY13 ESPA 770 Garner and Kevin Kline in 2007.

In 2009, Thompson had a breakout year, playing the title roles in Othello at the Theatre for a New...


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Disney Magic at Hampton Terrace

December 30, 2013

 

Occasionally someone will reference magic at Hampton Terrace.  Fine.  We like to hear that.   BUT….no one will deny REAL magic – the Disney kind - occurred late one Monday evening, this summer, in our living room.

Magic takes special ingredients, and it is undeniable that there was something brewing in the cauldron that evening.   Deborah Grausman, a local friend with a foot in Shakespeare & Company, and a foot squarely with the New York musical theater crowd, had just produced her second “Broadway...


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Happy Holidays at Shakespeare & Company

December 18, 2013

 

The world-class theatre companies that call the Berkshires home have their own way of making the holiday season special. Right here in Lenox, MA, through December 29, Shakespeare & Co is presenting a radio-play adaptation of an American cinema classic: It’s A onderful Life.

George Bailey’s Christmas Eve odyssey is a tale that defines the Christmas spirit for many Hampton Terrace, Shakespeare & Co, It's A Wonderful Life people. This radio play presentation (scripted by Joe Landry) features five actors playing more than 50 roles, and creating oodles...


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