Press About The Berkshires

Beautiful Berkshires

Jacob's Pillow performs outdoors

In the closing decades of the 19th century, as America was enjoying a period of unprecedented prosperity, which author Mark Twain called the Gilded Age, wealthy families from Boston and New York built summer homes in the scenic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Although the families called them “cottages,” these sprawling residences and landscaped grounds were like mansions. Some live on today, as hotels, resorts and museums…read more.