Top Reasons to Visit Gedney Farm
- Guest rooms are housed inside a restored turn-of-the-century cattle barn built in the Normandy style. Many have granite fireplaces and tiled whirlpool tubs.
- A full continental breakfast is included with your stay.
- The property is a stone’s throw from scenic hiking trails in the surrounding Beartown and Sandisfield state forests.
- Gedney Farm offers guided hikes for guests. Sign-ups are available at the front desk as well as maps of near-by trails.
New Marlborough, Massachusetts: Cultural History in the Midst of the Berkshire Hills
New Marlborough is a rural town in the lower Berkshire Hills, about 10 miles from Great Barrington and 120 miles from Boston. It’s surrounded on all sides by state forests—including Beartown and Sandisfield—which feature hiking trails and lakes full of fish.
This area has served as a place of peaceful solitude for some famous artists and writers. Check out Herman Melville's Arrowhead, the home where he penned Moby Dick. Melville's study, piazza, and original fireplace are on display, as is the barn where he and The Scarlet Letter author Nathaniel Hawthorne met to discuss their writings and shared love of Doritos. In nearby Stockbridge, the Norman Rockwell Museum displays a massive collection of paintings and drawings from the famous Saturday Evening Post artist, including the well-known Christmas Homecoming and Girl Reading the Post.