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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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Beautiful grounds!

The Mount has such beautiful grounds! I could skip the mansion and just walk around the grounds for... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Linda S
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Ashford, Connecticut
Beautiful Home and grounds.

Drove through the site,just gorgeous.Huge house, only open on Saturday and Sunday in the winter... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
_dantenapoleon21
,
Northfield, Massachusetts
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A day at The Mount is an opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of Edith Wharton’s beloved country estate. We offer guided tours of the house and gardens, a Backstairs Tour, and our popular Ghost Tour. There are no velvet ropes and stanchions, instead we invite our visitors to sit and interact with the rooms. Interpretive exhibits throughout the house explore Wharton’s life, her humanitarian efforts, literary legacy, and lives of the servants. In addition to being a house with a story to tell, we are also a cultural center, presenting lectures, dramatic readings, theater, music, storytelling, workshops, outdoor sculpture, films, and literary panels.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Mount has such beautiful grounds! I could skip the mansion and just walk around the grounds for hours. The mansion is lovely and I highly recommend the guided tour. But the grounds are amazing. Fountains, tree lined paths, little sitting areas. Just beautiful.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Drove through the site,just gorgeous.Huge house, only open on Saturday and Sunday in the winter months.

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

I have a home in the Berkshires, and The Mount is always a favorite of our guests. And as a repeat visitor myself, I never get tired of visiting this gilded age mansion. The grounds are beautiful, especially in the warmer weather, and I recommend...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018

My mother and I visited The Mount in January. The drive to get to the house from the main road was beautiful because there was a dusting of snow all over and it made the driveway, grounds and house a beautiful white. The tour guide...More

Thank petbet
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Originally Edith Wharton's country home in the Berkshires, was designed by her in the early 20th century. Taking the tour is wise but, the house is open to your wanderings if you would like. A must are the gardens! We visited in an exceptionally warm...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

This whole area has a wonderful collection of attractions but I think the top one is The Mount. We got ourselves on a tour once we arrived but with the time we had waiting for it to start, we showed up a bit earlier and...More

1  Thank leolion5
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit. Make extra time to stroll the grounds. And, learning more about Edith Wharton and the architecture of the home left me intrigued.

1  Thank journeyendcamp
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

The Mount is the former home and estate of Edith Wharton. You can take tours of the house and/or grounds. there is a lot to see even if you are not a fan of the author.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

There are many historic homes you can visit in the area. The Mount is a top choice. The home and grounds are fabulous and during the excellent tour you gain an insight into an era and the daily life one of its most celebrated personalities.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Our two couples visited this attraction with no knowledge of its significance - we knew nothing of Edith Wharton or her writings (much to our embarrassment.) Our experience there encouraged us to learn more and delve into her literary works, especially Age of Innocence. The...More

1  Thank Francine H
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parlor102aveb
March 28, 2018|
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Response from btiffany | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t see any dogs. Unaware of a policy on this. I would doubt they would allow a dog inside the house.
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autumn6420
August 30, 2017|
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I am sorry, but I don't know the answer. Please go to their website for current information.
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June 25, 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The admission fee is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $13 for students with a valid ID, and free for children and teens (18 and under).
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