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The Cottager | Visiting The Mount

“On a slope over-looking the dark waters and densely wooded shore of Laurel Lake we built a spacious and dignified house, to which we gave the name of my great-grandfather’s place, the Mount ” So wrote Edith Wharton in her autobiography, “A Backward Glance,” some 20 years after she had last seen the house she designed and built in 1902. Situated on nearly 150 acres in Lenox, the 42-room “Berkshire Cottage” would provide literary inspiration for the author of more than 40 works, including “Ethan Frome,” “The House of Mirth,” and “The Age of Innocence.” Read more about Edith Wharton’s country estate The Mount >>