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“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” John Keats Many of my guests love to walk downtown to our restaurants and pubs. We are just one block from the Main Street where all of our best restaurants and pubs are….

“Summer’s lease hath all to short a date.”  William Shakespeare You know the saying, “August is the Sunday of Summer,”  well at Crabtree Cottage  we are packing every last minute into this “day”  that is for sure.   Our guests have been seeing plays, concerts at Tanglewood,  and world class dance, at Jacob’s Pillow.  In…

  “The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t…

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.  Luther Burbank You are cordially invited to participate in the 2013 Gardens, Grounds and Properties Tour of Lee & Becket. This is a fundraiser which underwrites the cost of the beautiful flower baskets that grace the Town…

Free Spring Activities in the Berkshires

The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth,– One is nearer God’s heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.  Dorothy Frances Gurney There are so many free activities to enjoy in the Berkshires.  The beauty of this Spring weather has had  us outside for hikes, garden tours,…

Off Season in the Berkshires

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. Carl Friedrich Gauss Many of our guests enjoy the off- season here in the Berkshires. Some who travel here for the first time are pleased to find all that is needed  ~ a little R & R,  a cozy place to sit…

  “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” ― Thomas Moore           I love setting the stage for romance, for myself, and my loved ones, as well as for my guests.  The extra attention to detail makes…

Winter Wonderland in the Berkshires

Freezing rain Ice and snow Bitter winds Winter woe But in the depths The flowers grow.                        (by Joyce Monachina, my mother)   The Berkshires offer an especially magnificent landscape after freshly fallen snow. I thought I would take you to a couple of my…

Love is in the air at Crabtree Cottage!

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Robert Heinlein Celebrate Love & Chocolate all month long at Crabtree Cottage.  Crabtree Cottage loves to set the stage for romance. Arrive to a cozy fire and chocolate covered strawberries in the parlor. Stroll down the street to one of our…

  “If you are cold, tea will warm you; If you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited it will calm you.” -William Ewart Gladstone On Inauguration Day we decided to host a High Tea / Supper Tea.  High tea is usually served…

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