Local Cultural Attractions

Our beautiful 63-acre campus is nestled in the heart of Berkshire County, just a mile from the center of Lenox, Massachusetts. We are two miles from Tanglewood, and close to Canyon Ranch, Cranwell Resort, Shakespeare & Company, and many other cultural and life enhancing attractions.

Since the mid-19th century, the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts have been known as an area richly steeped in the arts and culture. Located halfway between New York City and Boston, towns throughout the area are still known for outstanding arts, entertainment, and outdoor recreation.

Here are just some of the area attractions near Kimball Farms that make retirement living in the Berkshires a step above the rest.

Museums, Gardens & Historical Sites

Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville

Arrowhead, the home of author Herman Melville, was the first designated National Historic Landmark in Berkshire County. The Berkshire Historical Society office and the Margaret H. Hall Local History Library and Archives are located in an addition to the home.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Enjoy the beauty of nature any day of the year at one of America’s oldest botanical gardens.

The Berkshire Museum

“Where art, history & science collide.”

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

Visit the restored 1903 Lenox Station, explore the living railroad exhibits in the rail yard, and discover treasures in the museum store.

Chesterwood

Country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, perhaps best known for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Exquisite collection of American and European Cubist art on the 46-acre estate of American Abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen

Hancock Shaker Village

Discover the traditions and heritage of Shaker living through hands-on history.

The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home

Home of novelist Edith Wharton, this historic site provides an unparalleled glimpse into her life, works, and love of architecture and interior design. Wharton designed the three acres of formal gardens, among the largest and most exquisite in New England.

Norman Rockwell Museum

The studio of an American icon featuring the world largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, as well as exhibitions of other American artists.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark is one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world. It is both a museum and a center for research and higher education.

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Built in 1893 for J.P. Morgan’s sister Sarah, Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion, now home to The Museum of the Gilded Age and site of many exhibits, lectures, and theatrical performances.

Antiques & Art Galleries

Charles Flint Art & Antiques

Art Dealer and Gallery featuring museum quality 17th, 18th and 19th century American and European works of art, furniture, accessories, decorated stoneware, blown glass, folk art, and revolutionary and civil war items.

DeVries Fine Art International, Inc.

Renowned sculptor Andrew DeVries’ gallery in Lenox features bronze sculpture and pastels.

Ferrin Gallery

Contemporary art gallery specializing in sculpture and studio ceramics.

Hoadley Gallery

Functional and decorative objects combining traditional American hand craftsmanship with innovative contemporary design.

Schantz Galleries Contemporary Art

Contemporary glass sculpture and installations.

Sohn Fine Art

Contemporary art and photography.

R.W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc.

Professional jewelers, goldsmiths and gemologists featuring a collection of antique and vintage jewelry.

Theatre and Music

Barrington Stage Company

From beloved classics to new plays and musicals, this not-for-profit professional theatre company has been gaining national recognition for its superior productions and comprehensive programming.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Enjoy theatrical performances at one of three regional theatres in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, including the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

America’s longest-running international dance festival includes outdoor performances, free talks, exhibits, and tours. Performances range from the classical favorites to innovative interpretations. Originally a working farm, today Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark.

Shakespeare & Company

Performances in the true tradition of the Bard, along with new plays of social and political significance, as well as educational programs to inspire generations.

Tanglewood

Since 1937, Tanglewood has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home. Tanglewood is also host to the Boston Pops, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and a wide range of concerts and events featuring music’s brightest stars.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Since its founding in 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has been devoted to producing new plays and reinterpreted versions of classics. Many of this Tony Award-winning regional theatre’s productions have gone on to Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres across the country.

Health & Wellness

Canyon Ranch

This unique spa resort takes an innovative approach to health and wellness for an active yet relaxing vacation destination.

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

One of the largest spas in the Northeast featuring luxury accommodations, spectacular 18-hole historic golf course, and award-winning restaurants on a 380-acre resort.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

North America’s largest and most-established retreat center for yoga, health and holistic living offers topical programs, health immersion programs, customized stays, and training and certification in yoga and Ayurveda.

Lenox Fitness Center and Spa

Fitness center offering personal training, fitness classes, and yoga, as well as upscale day spa services.

Pontoosuc Lake Country Club

Family owned and operated for three generations, this scenic 18-hole golf course offers seasonal memberships and is open to the public with a daily fee option.

Exploring Nature

Bousquet Mountain

From skiing the slopes in the winter, to flying through the air on the zip line, to the classic fun of go-karts and the 18-hole mini-golf course at the Adventure Park, Bousquet Mountain offers year-round outdoor adventure.

Scenic Area Biking Routes

Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy these three area bike routes, complete with descriptions of notable sights and step by step directions — from the Berkshire Bike Path Council

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Beautiful wildlife sanctuary with seven miles of trails, including a one-third mile All-Persons Trail accessible to everyone. Seasonal guided canoe trips.

Undermountain Farm

Horseback riding lessons, trail rides and boarding.