Experience Life in the Heart of the Berkshires

Our beautiful 63-acre campus is nestled in the heart of Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts, just a mile from the center of the quintessential New England town of Lenox.

Kimball Farms is two miles from Tanglewood and close to Canyon Ranch, Miraval Resort and Wyndhurst Golf & Club, Shakespeare & Company, Edith Wharton’s home “The Mount,” and many other cultural and life-enhancing attractions.

Since the mid-19th century, the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts is known as an area richly steeped in arts and culture. Located halfway between New York City and Boston, the area is world-renowned for arts, entertainment, and outdoor recreation.

If your interests lean toward arts and culture as well as spending time in the great outdoors, here are just some of the area attractions near Kimball Farms that make retirement in the Berkshires an exceptional opportunity.

You can learn more about this beautiful region at berkshires.org.

Local Cultural and Recreational Attractions in the Berkshires

  • Arrowhead—Author Herman Melville’s home Arrowhead was the first designated National Historic Landmark in Berkshire County and is the home to the Berkshire Historical Society office and the Margaret H. Hall Local History Library and Archives.

    Berkshire Botanical Garden—Enjoy the beauty of nature any day of the year at one of America’s oldest botanical gardens.

    The Berkshire Museum—Enjoy exploring “where art, history & science collide.”

    Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum—Visit the restored 1903 Lenox Station, explore the living railroad exhibits in the rail yard, and discover treasures in the museum store.

    Chesterwood—Country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, perhaps best known for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.

    Hancock Shaker Village—Discover the traditions and heritage of Shaker living through hands-on history.

    The Mount—Home of novelist Edith Wharton, this historic site provides an unparalleled glimpse into her life, works, and love of architecture and interior design.

    Norman Rockwell Museum—The American icon’s studio features the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, as well as exhibitions of other American artists.

    Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute—Opened to the public in 1955, the Clark is one of the most beloved and respected art museums in the world, as well as a center for research and higher education.

    Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum—Built in 1893 for J.P. Morgan’s sister Sarah, the imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion is now home to The Museum of the Gilded Age and site of many exhibits, lectures, and theatrical performances.

  • DeVries Fine Art International, Inc.—Renowned sculptor Andrew DeVries’ gallery in Middlefield, MA features bronze sculpture and pastels.

    Ferrin Contemporary—Contemporary art gallery in North Adams, MA specializing in sculpture and studio ceramics.

    Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio—Exquisite collection of American and European Cubist art on the 46-acre estate of American Abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen

    Hoadley Gallery—Functional and decorative objects combining traditional American hand craftsmanship with innovative contemporary design.

    Schantz Galleries Contemporary Art—Contemporary glass sculpture and installations representing more than sixty artists.

    Sohn Fine Art—Contemporary art and photography by local and international artists, plus studios and educational workshops.

  • Barrington Stage Company—From beloved classics to new plays and musicals, this not-for-profit professional theatre company has been gaining national recognition for its superior productions and comprehensive programming.

    Berkshire Theatre Group—Enjoy theatrical performances at one of three regional theatres in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, including the historic Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.

    Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival—America’s longest-running international dance festival includes outdoor performances, free talks, exhibits, and tours. Performances range from the classical favorites to innovative interpretations. Originally a working farm, today Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark.

    Shakespeare & Company—Performances in the true tradition of the Bard, along with new plays of social and political significance, as well as educational programs to inspire generations.

    Tanglewood—The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937, Tanglewood is also host to the Boston Pops, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and a wide range of concerts and events featuring music’s brightest stars.

    Williamstown Theatre Festival—Since its founding in 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has been devoted to producing new plays and reinterpreted versions of classics. Many of this Tony Award-winning regional theatre’s productions have gone on to Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres across the country.

  • Canyon Ranch—This unique spa resort takes an innovative approach to health and wellness for an active yet relaxing vacation destination.

    Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health—North America’s largest and most-established retreat center for yoga, health and holistic living offers topical programs, health immersion programs, customized stays, and training and certification in yoga and Ayurveda.

    Lenox Fit—Fitness and wellness center offering personal training, fitness classes, and yoga.

    Wyndhurst Golf & Club—Spectacular 18-hole historic golf course at the 380-acre Miraval Berkshires resort. Enjoy complimentary access as a resident of Kimball Farms Life Care Community.

  • Appalachian Trail—Take a day hike along the 90 mile stretch of the iconic 2,175 mile trail that extends north and south across the western part of Massachusetts through Berkshire County.

    Ashuwillticook Rail Trail—Walk, run, or bike the paved 10-foot wide trail on the site of the old railroad track with opportunities for bird watching and scenic views of the Cheshire Reservoir and the Hoosic River.

    Bash Bish Falls—Hike to the highest waterfall in Massachusetts, located in Mt. Washington State Forest close to New York’s Taconic State Park.

    Bousquet Mountain—From skiing the slopes in the winter, to flying through the air on the zip line, to the classic fun of go-karts and the 18-hole mini-golf course at the Adventure Park, Bousquet Mountain offers year-round outdoor adventure.

    Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary—The 253-acre Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary features trails along the Housatonic River and through the woods.

    Kennedy Park—Explore close to 15 miles of trails along old carriage roads ideal for hiking or mountain biking in the summer, and snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter.

    Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary—Beautiful wildlife sanctuary with seven miles of trails, including a one-third mile All-Persons Trail accessible to everyone. Seasonal guided canoe trips.

    Scenic Area Biking Routes—Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy these bike routes, complete with descriptions of notable sights and step by step directions and optional GPS download.

    Undermountain Farm—Horseback riding lessons, trail rides and boarding.