This place is out in the middle of nowhere. While finding our way to the house from the Mohawk Trail, we realized there are a LOT of roads/bridges out in western Mass. We'd start on a 2 lane road that would turn into a 1 lane road...that would turn into a dirt road...that would start to look like a large hiking path covered in leaves. Once I slowly went up over a hill on the "large hiking path" to realize it immediately turned into rocks. We quickly turned around. Thanks for the notice guys. :)
The next morning we decided to start the day in Lenox, MA. It's a really cute town!
After lunch, we decided to tour Edith Wharton's home, The Mount. The grounds were beautiful, from the walk up to her home to the private gardens in the back.
One of the things we quickly realized on the tour was that Edith loved animals. She had 5 dogs that went with her everywhere. They even sat under the dining room table while she entertained guests. I guess it was appropriate she'd have a pet cemetery on the grounds...
While designing her home, she focused on symmetry and simple elegance (very different from other gilded age homes of the day).
We made it back to our house just in time for the sunset. The lake was so still that even without color, it was beautiful.