A FUTURE FOR A HISTORIC ESTATE
The historic Beckwith Estate, the original home of the Berkshire Music Festival – later Tanglewood — is one of the Berkshires’ stunning “Gilded Age” estates. After more than a decade resting dormant, on 320 pristine acres beneath lush, green Yokun Ridge, this cottage era property is poised for the future. The owner’s vision calls for transforming the Beckwith Estate into a family-friendly resort and lifestyle community unlike any other in the Berkshires. The mansion will anchor the property as a country inn, along with a year-round organic farm. Private homes will be nestled in the trees, and flexible condominium/hotel suites will draw visitors and residents alike.
With the development of this historic estate, the town will realize substantial tax benefits, jobs, and a visitor destination. This project answers a Berkshire region goal of creating unique farm-to-table opportunities, year-round living options, and healthy lifestyles.