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14 12, 2015

‘Tis the season: Small towns go all out for Christmas

2015-12-14T09:49:22+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Press|


USA Today Travel

To shop at the world’s largest Christmas store, Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, which takes up two entire football fields, you’ll have to travel to Frankenmuth. Another town with Bavarian roots, Frankenmuth also has a street called Christmas Lane decorated with hundreds of lighted displays, and businesses here go all out when it comes to holiday cheer – you’ll find the streets lined with lighted trees and garlands and other illuminated creatures. Make sure to pay a visit to the Bavarian Inn Lodge where the lobby Christmas tree is hung upside down from the ceiling. This is a very old European tradition that is not often recreated.

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12 09, 2016

13 Small Towns In Massachusetts That Offer Nothing But Peace And Quiet

2016-09-12T13:54:27+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: Press|

“Peace and quiet” means different things to different people. To some, it may be the sound of birds chirping in the morning, or owls hooting at night. To others, it might mean a charming harbor, or plenty of greenery and space to roam. Some might even find they are most at peace in a lively but friendly neighborhood. These communities across Massachusetts each offer a little something different in the way of tranquility, but they’re all places where peace and quiet are the rule rather than the exception.  Read more

18 02, 2015

31 Stockbridge Road

2017-06-21T14:21:16+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Categories: Lodging, West Stockbridge|

Rent a comfortable historic 1840’s farmhouse that sits on 26 acres. Centrally located. Walk to town & swimming.  5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths. Sleeps 12. Eat-in-kitchen. Dining Room seats 12.  Fully equipped.  W/D,Cable/SAT/DVD/CD/WiFi

31 Stockbridge Road
West Stockbridge, MA 01266






10 02, 2017

51 Park Restaurant & Tavern

2017-02-17T14:48:59+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Categories: Dining, Lee|

Located in a historic 1800’s farmhouse. We offer a fresh spin on great tavern food. Enjoy seafood, steaks, burgers, salads & wood fired pizzas. Wide selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails. Bring the whole family for a great time. Kick back, relax and enjoy. You deserve it!


51 Park Street
Lee, MA 01238

(413) 243-2153


13 01, 2016

7 Arts Gift Shop

2017-02-03T12:18:44+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Gifts & Collectables, Shopping|

7 Arts Gift Shop is an eclectic mix of vintage sounds and styles centrally located at 44 Main Street in Stockbridge, right next to the library.  We offer an extensive selection of used vinyl and cds including classic rock, progressive rock, folk, country, classical, and show tunes along with turn tables and other equipment.  Along with the music, we also offer a huge selection of vintage and new clothing and accessories for both women and men.  As if that wasn’t enough, while browsing the music and styles, you will also find unique and funky signs and gifts to lift the spirits.  Check us out on Facebook!

44 Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262

(413) 298-5344


10 11, 2014

A Real New England Christmas

2017-01-03T12:29:03+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Categories: Press|

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas | Home for the Holidays

On one December weekend each year, locals and visitors alike step inside a Norman Rockwell painting come to life in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Tony Carlotto’s cherry-red vintage Mercury pulls onto Main Street with a small Christmas tree strapped to its roof—the centerpiece of the reenacted painting.

They coast into the empty parking spaces like time travelers coming home.

A dusting of fresh snow powders the sidewalk in front of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, and the Berkshires do indeed feel “dreamlike on account of that frosting,” as James Taylor sang in 1969. It’s just frosted enough for atmosphere, too; not enough to keep the vintage cars away. A pale turquoise ’55 Studebaker lumbers into place. Here comes an Oldsmobile Rocket 88, with a Christmas wreath dangling from its pug nose. A pristine ’51 Mercury four-door sports sedan looks as though it’s just driven here from the showroom.

We watch in silence, this first weekend in December, our frozen breath suspended in the air, as these elegant, multi-ton souvenirs pull into their berths. They’ve driven a long way, 60 years or more, sparking admiration and sometimes wistful memories. It’s beginning to look a lot like 1955 … a Norman Rockwell scene, if ever there was one …READ MORE