Conveniently situated right next door to Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount, Seven Hills Inn is the ideal home base for exploring all that this historic estate has to offer – all year round. Whether you want to experience some of their many cultural events or simply take one or more of their various tours, there is always something new to discover. And don’t forget that this gorgeous country estate in The Berkshires also offers miles of trails to walk or hike in a carefully curated forest setting.
House & Garden Tours
Guided House Tours are always included with your admission to The Mount. You’ll get a fascinating overview of Edith Wharton’s life, her many works, and her passion for interior design and architecture during the 50-minute tour of the 42 rooms in her lovely home. From May through October, you can also take part in formal tours of the lovingly restored gardens, reflecting another of Wharton’s many passions.
Learn about the lives of the many servants who worked behind the scenes at The Mount with this fascinating glimpse into the life and times that surrounded Edith Wharton. Your ticket to this tour also includes a Q&A session and enjoying mimosas on the Terrace!
Don’t be afraid to participate in this private, 90-minute, after-dark tour. You’ll enjoy an evening highlighted by creaking floors, slamming doors, and plenty of ghostly fun as you tour the purportedly haunted parts of The Mount estate. While it’s all in good fun, the tour is not recommended for those under 13.
Cultural Center Events
The Mount proudly partners with more than 40 different area organizations, presenting thought-provoking lectures, dramatic readings, live theater, musical events, storytelling sessions, workshops, film screenings, and, of course, literary panels. Check out the calendar to find out what will be going on during your visit. The Monday Lecture Series is a local favorite!
From a photography exhibit that documents early 20th-century working class life in the area to a chronology of Wharton’s own life during World War I and the impressive backstairs project, offering the newly re-imagined sewing room and kitchen, there are always plenty of permanent and new exhibits to explore at The Mount.
Whether you have your own passion for gardens or architecture, are a history buff, or are simply fascinated by Edith Wharton herself, The Mount has plenty to offer. Join us next door at Seven Hills Inn for your stay in The Berkshires. Our helpful staff has plenty of personal anecdotes, insider tips, and information about Wharton’s incredible estate to share with you.
*Images courtesy of The Mount.