Tour plans are complete for our 2016 GVACS “Summer in the Berkshires” tour. Please join the GVACS family for some fun, as we drive the scenic area of Western Massachusetts and Eastern New
York. You must drive your antique/classic car ( 25 yrs. or older), which must have a current registration, inspection and fire extinguisher. A complete mechanical checkup is recommended before you start out. YOU do not want the “tow truck award”!!
Sunday August 21- We will meet for directions and final instructions at 8:30am at Eastview Mall, north side by Macy’s. Our route will take us eastward on Rt. 20 through the scenic rolling hills of New York into the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Arrival at The Yankee Inn in Lenox, MA will be mid-late afternoon. We will be here for 5 nights. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, free wifi, indoor and outdoor pools and a fitness room. All rooms have a coffee maker, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and board.
Monday August 22- This morning we will have a guided tour of “The Mount,” home of Pulitzer Prize winning Edith Wharton. The elegant 1902 home is surrounded by 3 acres of formal gardens. Lunch on your own at “The Mount” or in Lenox. After lunch we will visit a private car and memorabilia collection in Austerlitz, NY.
Tuesday August 23- Our first stop today is the Harney Tea company in Millerton, NY. We will have a tour of their facility, which ships worldwide, learn how teas are selected, blended and packaged and also sample teas. After lunch/shopping in Millerton, we will travel to Hudson, NY for a guided tour of the FASNY Museum of Firefighting- the A-Z of antique firefighting apparatus.
Wednesday August 24- Today we will have a short drive to the Norman Rockwell Museum. You may remember him for his whimsical drawings on the covers of “The Saturday Evening Post.” You have the afternoon on your own. LOTS of choices. Check your booklet or ask Chris for ideas
Thursday August 25- In the morning we will visit Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. A selfguided audio tour includes 20 historic buildings, working farm, gardens and a collection of Shaker furniture and artifacts. There are daily craft demonstrations. Assorted snacks and lunch are available.
An afternoon visit to the Crane Museum of Papermaking is also available. Crane makes the paper for our U.S. currency. This evening we will have our tour banquet at the Cork ‘n Hearth Restaurant in Lee, MA., just 20 minutes from our hotel.
Friday August 26- After breakfast, we will be heading home. Or? Feel free to take in another gem in the Berkshires. Safe travels to all!
Hotel Reservation Information:
Book now and avoid the rush!
August 21-26, 2016 (5 nights)
The Yankee Inn
416 Pittsfield Road
Lenox, MA 01240
Rate: $115.99 + Tax
Group name : GVACS
Tour Registration form is included
in this month’s Brass Lamp.
DEADLINE is July 1st, 2016
If you have any questions, feel free to contact