Known for its profusion of inimitable, late-nineteenth-century Berkshire “cottages,” Lenox is the cultural heart of the Berkshires and one of the region’s most-visited towns. And no wonder, thanks to its picturesque New England streets and many opportunities for hiking, biking, shopping, antiquing, golfing, lodging at unique inns and bed-and-breakfasts, and socializing and dining at Zagat-rated restaurants. Lenox also boasts two top-notch resorts, Canyon Ranch an internationally lauded health resort and luxury spa, and Cranwell, a spectacular hotel, spa, and golf club.
Lenox has undergone a series of transformations over the centuries, from mill town to world-class glass manufacturer to summer haven for the Victorian- and Industrial-era rich and famous. These days, the town is beloved among locals and tourists alike for its wide variety of cultural offerings, from exhibits and lectures at Ventfort Hall and The Mount, Edith Wharton’s exquisite estate, to concerts at Tanglewood —the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and an astonishing array of visiting acts—and theater at Shakespeare & Co. The lively downtown is filled with intriguing boutiques and shops, gourmet food stores, contemporary galleries, and plenty of cafes and restaurants.
Sip coffee, tea, or a homemade soda between shows on a lazy afternoon, or savor a glass of wine or a creative cocktail while rubbing shoulders with nationally and internationally renowned theater actors and musicians after an evening performance. Lenox is an intriguing mix of the traditional and the modern, the classic and the hip—a place where you can listen to Tchaikovsky one day and Lady Gaga the next, or watch Macbeth in the afternoon and return for a cutting-edge theatrical world premiere later that same night.
Lenox is one of the most desirable Berkshire towns for real estate. Our office is located right in the middle of the historic downtown, and we have a wide range of houses for sale and homes for rent in Lenox. Contact us to learn more.