Thanksgiving in the Berkshires

The Wine Spectator, November 2001

Berkshire County is an American classic, a rolling New England landscape dotted with clapboard farmhouses, white steeples and little towns with Rockwellian main streets…. But it’s still possible to experience the region’s more sophisticated side. The best place to do that, and to have the Berkshire’s best turkey with all the trimmings, is at the Wheatleigh Hotel, in Lenox. The gracious Florentine Renaissance-style building, set in 22 gently formal green acres overlooking forested mountains, is a living emblem of the region’s illustrious Gilded Age past. It’s also a world-class rural getaway, painstakingly maintained by a fastidious, largely European staff…. The suave, understated decor celebrates the dramatic, high-ceilinged interior and the natural light that courses through….

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