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"Countryside luxury is foremost for guests at Applegate...From the moment they enter the sunlit center hall, they are aware of the gracious touches that make the inn so lovely."
Country Inns Magazine

"Applegate has the feel of the Old South. Tara in the Berkshires. Here is truly the perfect B&B.
Recommended when only the best will do for newlwed wedding gift.   Boston Magazine, Elegant Wedding

"a little piece of tranquility tucked away on 6 acres and it's hard to imagine a detail that hasn't been attended to."
Country Inns and Back Roads

"This noble Georgian hints of the old South ...(with)...pure Yankee hospitality."
Best Places to Kiss (Rated 3 Kisses)

"one of the most delightful B&B's in New England"
Fireside Guide to New England Inns

"From the gracious and delightful hosts to the detailed attention they have lavished on their inn, a stay at Applegate will be a cherished treat."
The Berkshire Book

"This romantic bed & breakfast is an ideal accommodation for those visiting the Berkshires with gracious furnishings, oriental rugs and soft lighting adding to the ambiance."
Official Guide to American Historic Inns

Recommended by:
Karen Brown's Guides
Time Out New York
Massachusetts, An explorer's Guide



Berkshires, Lee, Massachusetts
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Applegate, in the heart of the Berkshires, was built in the grand era of the 1920's by a New York surgeon for use as a summer estate. It is set on a park-like 6 acre country estate one half mile from the historic town of Lee and about 3 miles from Stockbridge.

Once inside the iron gate, the circular drive gives you the first views of Applegate's sweeping manicured lawns and towering trees. The huge fragrant lilac bushes line the driveway and serve to separate the lawns into deliberate garden areas. The rose gardens, perennial beds, fruit orchard and vegetable garden provide interest all year. As you rest in one of the several large hammocks you might get a glimpse of "Gloria's Secret Garden". It invites you to walk in this shade garden or to stop to read on a stone bench. Each season offers you a wonderful view of nature in an estate setting. At the end of the drive, you arrive at a dramatic two story port-cochere of the Georgian Colonial Main House.

The entryway is a spacious foyer furnished with plush carpets, a grandfather clock and other fine antiques. To one side of the foyer is the formal living room with several sitting areas, large fireplace and baby grand piano. This is the setting for the popular nightly wine and cheese reception. Adjacent to the living room is the less formal sun parlor divided into TV and game areas. On the other side of the foyer is the dining room. It is set for the full gourmet breakfast with a variety of tables to serve from 2 to 6 or more people.

Breakfast consists of freshly squeezed juice, a fruit course, cereal, granola, yogurt, a special hot entree of the day, baked muffins and breads, coffee and teas. On Sundays, a grand buffet encourages guests to linger over the newspapers. From the central foyer a curved staircase leads upstairs to five uniquely decorated queen bedded rooms and three luxurious king bedded suites.

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Applegate Inn
279 West Park Street
Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-4451
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