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19th-century business tycoons made Lenox a popular summer resort. It's still a popular getaway for the wealthy and culturally sophisticated.

by Tom Brosnahan
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To summer visitors Lenox, 130 miles (209 km) west of Boston, 42 miles (68 km) southeast of Albany NY and 144 miles (232 km) north of New York City (map), is synonymous with Tanglewood, the spacious estate on the town's outskirts that has been for decades the summer performance center of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Tanglewood Concerts

Each weekend Lenox fills to capacity with music lovers from Albany, Boston, Hartford, Montréal, New York City and beyond.

They come to enjoy the town's refined ambience, to stay at inns that were built as summer mansions, to tour the Berkshire Hills, and to enjoy other cultural diversions in nearby towns such as Lee, Pittsfield and Stockbridge. More...

Lenox's appeal is almost as bright mid-week (Sunday through Thursday nights). Tanglewood offers many smaller concerts by up-and-coming musicians. Lodging mid-week is much easier to find, and a lot cheaper when you do find it.

Art Museums & More

Lenox makes a fine base for all of the Berkshires' attractions, including its theater, dance, concerts, art museums and nature walks. Here are all the things to see and do in Lenox. More...

Where to Stay

All lodgings in or near Lenox are filled to capacity on every summer weekend, be they luxurious mansion inns or budget motels. You should make lodging reservations far in advance if you hope to stay overnight anywhere in the Berkshire Hills on a weekend in July or August. More...


You can reach Lenox by car, bus, train or plane-and-limo from Albany NY, Boston MA, Hartford CT or New York City. Special tours can bring you here, especially for a Tanglewood performance. More...

A Bit of History

Here's a bit of Lenox history, here's how to get to Lenox, and here are things to see and do, including information about Tanglewood.

—by Tom Brosnahan

Hotels & Inns in Lenox

Berkshires Hotels, Motels & Inns

What to See & Do in Lenox

Lenox History

Lenox Transportation

Tourist Information




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Tanglewood Music Festival, Lenox MA

The Koussevitsky Music Shed at Tanglewood, well attended for a summer concert.

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