A Bed and Breakfast Carriage House Inn located in Housatonic, Massachusetts
Halfway between Great Barrington, MA and Stockbridge, MA


Location is the key word. Situated in the heart of the Berkshire mountains, we truly have the best of both worlds when it comes to location and cultural activities for our guests.   

During the summer months, the area is home to the well known Boston Symphony Orchestra  performing at Tanglewood in nearby Lenox. Famous author Edith Wharton, whose estate is known as The Mount, is also located in Lenox. This is where the areas foremost theatrical ensemble —  Shakespeare & Company performs many classic plays from the famous playwright. The theater is also blossoming with sites such as :  Jacob’s Pillow, and The Berkshire Theater Festival. A short ride will bring you to Hancock, where Hancock Shaker Village is situated. You can tour the grounds of this quaint village and experience the Shaker way of life for yourself. You may even arrive in time the attend the annual auction of Shaker items! If antiques are your fancy, an abundance of fine antique shops will capture your attention in the Great Barrington and Stockbridge area.

Fall hiking in the nearby mountains provide a spectacular display of colors that the Berkshires are famous for, and color is a word that brings to mind the deep red glory of Bartlett’s‘ Orchard apples, where fresh cider and homemade pies are available in abundance. Also in the Autumn months, the Fall Foliage Crafts Fair at the Berkshire Garden Center  in Stockbridge is an entertaining way to spend the day. In September, the annual Josh Billings’ road race in Gt. Barrington is held.   

Winter offers many snow covered trails just a few miles from us at Butternut Ski Area. We have super ski packages to offer you. December is Christmastime in Stockbridge and the Festival of Trees at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield will delight you with the largest assortment of uniquely decorated trees in the area. Winterfest in Gt. Barrington is also a terrific attraction to see in the immediate area.  

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Berkshire Theatre Festival -The third oldest theatre in the nation.  Our rich theatrical past has flourished in the building we have always called home, and together we share a history which is the stuff of legends
  • Chesterwood – A National and Massachusetts Historic Landmark, is a historic house museum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nation’s leader in saving America’s historic environments.
  • Hancock Shaker Village – Hancock Shaker Village is an outdoor history museum of Shaker life on 1,200 acres in the scenic Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. 
  • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival – Jacob’s Pillow was originally a family farm and a station on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s.   Jacob’s Pillow is an internationally celebrated center for dance that presents dance in all forms from the world over during its annual Festival.  
  • Shakespeare & Company – Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did.
  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  • Tanglewood – Tanglewood has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home for more than 60 years, but it wasn’t the symphony’s first location in the Berkshires. On August 13, 1936, the first in a three-concert series was performed at Holmwood, a former Vanderbilt estate. 
  • The Norman Rockwell Museum – The Museum is located in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Norman Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life. His brilliant career spanned more than 60 years, leaving behind a legacy of images that helped define American identity throughout the 20th century. 
  • Williamstown Theatre Festival – From mid-June through late-August every summer, WTF presents over two hundred performances of classic and new plays on its Main and Nikos Stages, outdoor Free Theatre, Cabaret, and countless readings, workshops, and other special events including a program for youngsters in North Adams called the Greylock Theatre Project.    SKI AREAS
  • Butternut Basin – Our close proximity, affordable group rates, simple check in, and great conditions make for a very easy and rewarding group outing. We have enhanced our expert terrain park, increased snowmaking.
  • Bousquet Ski Area
  • Jiminy Peak Ski Area – Jiminy Peak is as easy to find as it is fun to ski.
  • Catamount Ski Area    

Favorite Business Links

The Cat Tea Corner

Tea Bunnies.Com
Wonderful selections of teas

Francis Kelsey Chamonix Mountain & Ski Guidewww.nosiesta.net 
Francis Kelsey- UIAGM Internationally certified 
Chamonix mountain and ski guide.

Inside Track Tourswww.insidetracktours.com 
by Francis Kelsey

Berkshire Lodging Association

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Christine & Steve Kelsey – Innkeepers
325 North Plain Road, Route 41 ~ Housatonic, Massachusetts (MA) 01236
Halfway between Great Barrington, MA and Stockbridge, MA
Telephone: 413-274-6149 ~ FAX: 413-274-6296 ~ Toll Free: 800-536-1186
Email: [email protected] ~ Website: www.christinesinn.com