Lenox, Massachusetts is a vibrant, bucolic mountain town tucked snugly against the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts. You can have peace and solitude whenever you want it, but that hasn’t stopped the town from playing host to a bustling local shopping district, theater companies, symphonic halls, and contemporary art museums.

In Lenox, you can take a guided horseback ride through the Berkshires, amble through the Lenox Farmers’ Market for lunch, and take your pick of theater productions in the evening!

Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell is one of the most successful commercial illustrators and painters in America’s history, and the museum that bares his name is a minute’s drive into nearby Stockbridge, MA.

Barrington Stage Company

Not in the mood for Shakespeare? Then try the Barrington Stage Company, an “award-winning regional theater presenting musicals, comedies, dramas, and new works on four stages.”

Berkshire Theatre Group

Yet another amazing theater option: theatre, music, and the performing arts on 5 stages across 2 locations.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

World-renowned dance in 3 venues, plus free talks, exhibits, performances, gardens & tours of the historic grounds.


The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is the largest center for contemporary art in the United States, and it’s just a short trip away in North Adams.

Berkshire Museum

For an educational outing, bring the kids to the Berkshire Museum: Art, natural science, history—even an aquarium! There’s fun for every member of the family to be had here.

The Clark — Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

For more classic-period American and European fare, look no further than the stunningly renovated Clark Art Institute. Do the gallery crawl indoors, or take in the beautiful sculpture garden outside—you can’t miss!

Lenox Farmers’ Market

Support your local farmers! Housed, weather-permitting, on the grounds of Shakespeare & Co., you can walk the aisles listening to music and sampling the wares of every vendor in the area—a must for any food-lover.

Shakespeare & Co.

Shakespeare & Co. are our neighbors—the theater is just a 5-minute walk down Kemble Street—and they’re always doing something terrific. Yes, of course their renditions of Shakespeare classics are great, but they also have a wide and consistent array of original contemporary theater offerings for you to enjoy.

Ventfort Hall

A mere 5 minute walk from the Kemble Inn, and sharing much of its architectural details, Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in 1893, an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Millennium program of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Ventfort Hall is the home of The Museum of the Gilded Age.

The Mount

Built in 1902, the "first real home" of Edith Wharton, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. Today, it is a cultural center and historic house museum, welcoming close to 40,000 visitors each year from May through October. Specialty Ghost and Backstairs tours are also offered. In the summer, The Mount hosts performances, music, lectures, and outdoor sculpture exhibits. Additional special events are hosted throughout the year.


Boston Symphony Orchestra's grand production goes on for weeks. Started in 1934, it is now beyond introductions. Most of our guests prefer experiencing it from the lawn, where you can have your picnic basket prepared by us, with your choice of wines, cheeses, and champagnes. It is a short 3 minute drive or a 30 minute leisurely walk.

There’s still so much more to explore! Skiing, Lilac Park, Pleasant Valley Wildlife nature preserve…the list goes on. Head on over to the Lenox Chamber of Commerce’s website for the full story.