Tanglewood, Massachusetts
After the concert, hit the high note at local hotels.

From the March 24, 2003 Issue of New York

If you’re already forking over a few hundred bucks to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, why not go for broke? There’s no question that Wheatleigh is the best hotel in the Berkshires. The gorgeous nineteenth-century palazzo isn’t overly opulent, but plush fabrics, Tiffany stained-glass windows, sweeping staircases, and in-room fireplaces spell pure luxury. And if your weekend is centered around the BSO performances, there’s no better place to stay: Wheatleigh is just a short walk from Tanglewood. The restaurant at the hotel is superb, but consider booking a table at local favorite John Andrews. Beyond Tanglewood, the Lenox area has no shortage of cultural pursuits, from museums (Norman Rockwell) to fine galleries (Holston) to dance performances (Jacob’s Pillow) to theater (Berkshire Theatre Festival) to opera (Berkshire Opera Company).

Tanglewood (413-637-1600; bso.org) is three hours away; Wheatleigh (from $425; 413-637-0610; wheatleigh.com); John Andrews (413-528-3469).
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Related Websites
Tanglewood's Official Site - Season schedule, tickets, and area information.

Photograph: Courtesy of the Wheatleigh