Fodor's Expert Review The Mount

Lenox House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice
The Mount, Edith Wharton Home, Lenox, Berkshires, Massachusetts

This 1902 mansion with myriad classical influences was the summer home of novelist Edith Wharton. The 42-room house and 3 acres of formal gardens were designed by Wharton, who is considered by many to have set the standard for 20th-century interior decoration. In designing the Mount, she followed the principles set forth in her book The Decoration of Houses (1897), creating a calm and well-ordered home. To date, nearly $15 million has been spent on an ongoing restoration project. Summer is a fine time to enjoy the informal café and occasional free concerts on the terrace. Guided tours take place during regular hours, the private "ghost tour" after hours.

House/Mansion/Villa Fodor's Choice Historical

Quick Facts

2 Plunkett St.
Lenox, Massachusetts  01240, USA

413-551–5111

www.edithwharton.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $18, Grounds daily sunrise–sunset. House: May–Oct., daily 10–5, $20

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