Wheatleigh is approximately two and a half hours by car from New York or Boston, about an hour from the Hartford/Springfield or Albany airports, and easily accessible by private plane.
Idyllically situated on a Berkshire knoll overlooking mountains and lake, Wheatleigh is located in a 22-acre park originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Wheatleigh is a short walk from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, and an easy drive to a multitude of other performing arts venues that present dance, theater, and music throughout the season.
Wheatleigh is in close proximity to unique galleries, shops, and museums open year round in the charming neighboring towns. In winter, there are many ski areas close by, and in autumn Wheatleigh offers a spectacular opportunity to enjoy New England’s world-renowned fall foliage.
Hawthorne Road, Lenox, MA 01240
Take the West Side Highway North (it becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway) to the Saw Mill River Parkway. Exit onto the Taconic State Parkway. (See directions from the Taconic State Parkway below.)
Take FDR Drive North to the Deegan Expressway. Follow signs for “Upstate”, I-87 North, the New York State Thruway. Take Exit 7A, and follow signs for the Taconic State Parkway. (See directions from the Taconic State Parkway below.)
After the Triboro Bridge and toll booth, stay to the left and follow signs to the Deegan Expressway. Follow signs for “Upstate”, I-87 North, the New York State Thruway. Take Exit 7A, and follow signs for the Taconic State Parkway. (See directions from the Taconic State Parkway below.)
Stay on the Taconic State Parkway North until the Route 23, Hillsdale, exit. Take 23 East to Great Barrington, where Routes 23 & 7 intersect. Turn left onto 7 North, continuing for approximately 7 miles. At the center of Stockbridge, where Routes 7 & 102 intersect, go straight across the intersection, onto Pine Street. In .2 miles you will come to a fork in the road; bear left onto Prospect Hill Road. Continue for 5 miles to Wheatleigh’s entrance on the right.
Take the New York State Thruway to the Berkshire Spur, Exit 21A. Then take Exit B3, Route 22, and follow signs to Route 102. Take 102 East through West Stockbridge to Route 183. Turn left on 183 North, go about 4 miles to Hawthorne Road (before the Tanglewood Main Gate). Turn right onto Hawthorne Road. Continue for one mile, to Wheatleigh’s entrance on the left.
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 2, Lee. Take Route 20 West through the town of Lee, into Lenox. Route 20 merges with Route 7 North. At the intersection of Routes 7 and 183, take a left onto 183 South (Walker Street). When you reach the center of Lenox, continue to follow 183 South, passing to the left of the monument. After 2.7 miles, you will pass Tanglewood’s Main Gate; within .2 miles the road forks. Bear left at the fork, continuing on 183 South. In .1 miles you will see Hawthorne Road on your left. Turn left onto Hawthorne Road. Continue for one mile to Wheatleigh’s entrance on the left.
Arrive in style with a private helicopter flight by our partner Wings Air from Manhattan to directly to Wheatleigh’s grounds. After a relaxing stay, return to the city worry free with a traffic free flight. Ask about The Ultimate Berkshire Getaway which includes round trip flights, champagne upon boarding, scenic air tour of NYC, an overnight stay in a Junior Suite, and dinner for two in The Portico by Jeffrey Thompson.