Bascom Lodge

Bascom Lodge Bascom Lodge is an Arts & Crafts style stone and wood Lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.
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Open May though October, seven days a week for lodging, breakfast, lunch & dinner. 7 private rooms and 2 group rooms are available for overnight stay. The large dining room with its high ceiling and hand-cut oak beams provides an ideal atmosphere for a meal and the enclosed porch with wraparound windows overlooks the finest views in the Berkshires. Stone fireplaces create a relaxing setting after a day of hiking. Available for weddings and private parties.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th:Understanding the role of mature forests in terms of carbon sequestrationThis presentation argues...
09/29/2019

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th:

Understanding the role of mature forests in terms of carbon sequestration

This presentation argues for retaining our maturing woodlands as opposed to logging them as the better tool for slowing global warming. Included will be research combined with broader based studies that will describe a different picture from that traditionally presented by the timber and wood products interests. They promote younger forests as a solution to global warming at the expense of older ones.

Free.
6-7pm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd:Hemp & CBD Oil Presentation with Ralph BrillIn 1765, the Massachusetts House of Representatives O...
09/21/2019

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd:

Hemp & CBD Oil Presentation with Ralph Brill

In 1765, the Massachusetts House of Representatives Ordered Paul Revere to Publish 400 Copies of a Pamphlet about the Benefits of Growing Hemp. In 2018, Massachusetts had 21 Acres of Hemp Planted, Vermont had 2,200 Acres and New York had 2,400 Acres. In December 2018, the President Signed the Farm Bill which allowed All States to Grow and Process Hemp once again. What might the World of Hemp look like in the Northeast in 2020?
Ralph Brill has been active in the Hemp Industry for the past few years and will give a Presentation on the History and Future of Hemp Fibers, CBD, Foods, HempCrete and more.
6-7pm.
Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

08/28/2019
Anne Undeland

Today: AUGUST 28th at Bascom Lodge!

The Hungry Heart Bar and Girl

Anne Undeland leads a Theatrical Reading

with

Jennifer Jasper, Franny and Timothy Shuker-Haines

ANNE UNDELAND is an active member of Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s writing group in Great Barrington MA, and Howl Playwrights in Rhinebeck, NY. Her short plays, The Kiss and Another Part of the Wood, were selected for Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s Radius Festival in 2018 and 2019. The Kiss won best play at Writer’s Voice Ten Minute Play Festival at the West Side Y in New York in the spring of 2018 and was performed at The Road Theatre in LA. Her full-length play, Lady Randy, was produced by WAM Theatre and performed at Shakespeare & Co in Lenox, MA in May of 2019. www. anneundeland.com

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public.

Presented on the Porch.

…is a theater artist who does a little bit of everything — so long as it supports her theater habit. Her full-length play, Lady Randy, produced by WAM Theatre and performed at Shakespeare & Co in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, played to critical acclaim and sold-out houses in the sprin...

Today: SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th at Bascom LodgeWildlands and WoodlandsDr. Spencer Meyer, Sr. Conservationist from Highstead F...
08/25/2019

Today: SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th at Bascom Lodge
Wildlands and Woodlands
Dr. Spencer Meyer, Sr. Conservationist from Highstead Foundation and the Harvard Forest will present the Wildlands and Woodlands vision for the future of New England's landscape. He will share lessons from successful conservation collaboratives around New England and talk about new research showing that protected open space not only preserves critical ecosystems, but also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our communities.

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public.

08/24/2019

Today at Bascom Lodge:

Beekeeping Demo, 12-4pm.
Live bees and honey!

Nutshell Playhouse, 1-2pm.
Puppet theater and music!

Fun for the whole family !

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14th: Beyond Flower Gardens: Native Woody Plants in a Pollinator Gardenwith Margery WintersNative shru...
08/13/2019

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14th:

Beyond Flower Gardens: Native Woody Plants in a Pollinator Garden
with Margery Winters

Native shrubs and trees are often important, but often overlooked, nectar & pollen sources in a pollinator garden. Learn why these plants provide even more.

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public.

Presented on the Porch.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd:Duo EamonPopular Berkshire musicians Cassandra Cleghorn (fiddle) and Jeffrey Levine (guitar) are Duo...
07/02/2019

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3rd:
Duo Eamon
Popular Berkshire musicians Cassandra Cleghorn (fiddle) and Jeffrey Levine (guitar) are Duo Eamon, in their sixth annual summer show at Bascom Lodge -- always a standing-room only event. Come enjoy fresh settings of traditional dance music from Ireland, Quebec and New England. Lyrical melodies, tasty harmonies, driving rhythms, passionate interplay.

6-7pm.

Free and Open to the Public.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th at Bascom Lodge:QuintessentialMusic by this local, all male, a cappella group.6-7pm.Free and Open t...
06/24/2019

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26th at Bascom Lodge:

Quintessential

Music by this local, all male, a cappella group.

6-7pm.

Free and Open to the Public.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd:"Forests and Brain Health"A Presentation on the health benefits of forests with Susan A. Masino, Profe...
06/21/2019

SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd:
"Forests and Brain Health"

A Presentation on the health benefits of forests with Susan A. Masino, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology.

The link between forests and brain health is a public policy imperative: we are still discovering new species, and forests are a likely source of new antibiotics. For these and many other reasons, natural forests should be protected and accessible to citizens across the state.

6-7pm.
Free and Open to the Public.

Dinner at Bascom Lodge
Dinner is available after each event at 7pm.
Reservations needed for dinner. Call: 413-743-1591

and

Sunset Beverage Hour:
4-7pm.
Every Wednesday through Sunday a refreshing selection of beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Music with attitude is coming to Bascom Lodge this Wednesday, June 19 at 6pm.Gina Coleman and Ben Kohn play the blues, f...
06/17/2019

Music with attitude is coming to Bascom Lodge this Wednesday, June 19 at 6pm.
Gina Coleman and Ben Kohn play the blues, from 6-7pm.
Free and Open to the Public!
Bascom Lodge, atop Mount Greylock!

Now at Bascom Lodge.Jazz Dinner.And every first and third Sunday at 7pm.Reservations needed:413-743-1591.
06/16/2019

Now at Bascom Lodge.
Jazz Dinner.
And every first and third Sunday at 7pm.
Reservations needed:413-743-1591.

SUNDAY,  JUNE 9th:The Birds of Mount Greylock:Ed Neumuth from the Hoffman Bird Club returns with a presentation on the b...
06/08/2019

SUNDAY, JUNE 9th:

The Birds of Mount Greylock:
Ed Neumuth from the Hoffman Bird Club returns with a presentation on the birds of the Berkshires with particular emphasis on the "avian specialties" - the rarities of Mount Greylock.

6:00 – 7:00pm

FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

Sunday, May 26: Birds, Bees, & ButterfiesBASCOM LODGE atop Mount GreylockALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICCall ...
05/23/2019

Sunday, May 26: Birds, Bees, & Butterfies

BASCOM LODGE atop Mount Greylock
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Call 413-743-1591 for information.

12-4pm: BEEKEEPING

LIVE BEES, HONEY AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT
Presented by Members of the Northern Berkshire Beekeeping Association.


1-2pm: RETURN OF THE RAPTORS OF GREYLOCK

LIVE BIRD DEMONSTRATION
Meet live birds of prey!
Touchable artifacts, engaging information!
Presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

6-7pm: BUTTERFLIES

Butterfly Migration and Metamorphosis.
Visual presentation by Tor Hansen.

All Evening Events are followed by Dinner at 7pm.
Reservations required for dinner.
Call 413-743-1591 for reservations.

And on Sunday, June 2nd:

1pm: The Nutshell Playhouse

The Nutshell Playhouse returns with a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights.
Fun for the whole family!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Preparing Bascom Lodge for the 2019 season on this lovely Mother’s Day!
05/12/2019

Preparing Bascom Lodge for the 2019 season on this lovely Mother’s Day!

The Sixth Annual Mount Greylock Jazz Festival at Bascom Lodge, atop Mount Greylock.Free performances form 12-6pm.
11/10/2018

The Sixth Annual Mount Greylock Jazz Festival at Bascom Lodge, atop Mount Greylock.
Free performances form 12-6pm.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14thKATERINA LANFRANCO: Artist PresentationKaterina talks about her art work and her experience as a cre...
10/12/2018

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th

KATERINA LANFRANCO: Artist Presentation
Katerina talks about her art work and her experience as a creative resident at the lodge.

6:00 to 7:00pm

Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th:MUSHROOMS! MUSHROOMS! MUSHROOMS!John Wheeler shares the joys of mushroom identification, seasons,...
09/29/2018

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th:

MUSHROOMS! MUSHROOMS! MUSHROOMS!

John Wheeler shares the joys of mushroom identification, seasons, and typical habitats of our local fungal treasures.

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

Sunday September 23:MOUNTAINTOP WALK, NATURE & HISTORY1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, FREEDescription:Discover the 1930's period of g...
09/21/2018

Sunday September 23:
MOUNTAINTOP WALK, NATURE & HISTORY
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, FREE
Description:
Discover the 1930's period of great park building when government work programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps created special places for recreation.
Meet in front of the lodge.

Also:
ASTRONOMY and the NEW ENGLAND SKY
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, FREE
Description:
Kevin Collins provides a tour of the New England Sky.

Tonight, Wednesday, September 12:Forest Ecology Slideshow & Summit WalkLearn about the ecology of high elevation Boreal ...
09/12/2018

Tonight, Wednesday, September 12:
Forest Ecology Slideshow & Summit Walk
Learn about the ecology of high elevation Boreal Spruce-Fir forests on a short plant/tree ID summit walk concluding with a narrated slideshow with naturalist Aimee Gelinas M.Ed, Director/Co-founder of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center.

6pm on Bascom Lodge's porch.
Free and Open to the Public

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd:Reading and Book Launch by Charles Giuliano and Astrid HiemerUsing biomorphic natural shapes as te...
09/02/2018

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd:
Reading and Book Launch by Charles Giuliano and Astrid Hiemer

Using biomorphic natural shapes as templates Hiemer creates unique artist books.

A former jazz and rock critic Giuliano evokes improvisation, rhythm, and bop riffs as style and inspiration. His fifth book Topsy Turvy will debut at Bascom Lodge.

5:00 to 7:00pm

Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

SUNDAY,AUGUST 26TH:INDUSTRIAL HEMP A presentation by Ralph Brill on the potential for Hemp products and economic growth ...
08/25/2018

SUNDAY,AUGUST 26TH:

INDUSTRIAL HEMP

A presentation by Ralph Brill on the potential for Hemp products and economic growth in the Berkshires.

Industrial Hemp has been grown by various civilizations for thousands of years. In North America, the early Colonists planted Hemp as it grew easily and was a source of Food, Fibers and Medicines. George Washington grew Hemp as did Thomas Jefferson. During the Colonial Period in MA, if you owned a few acres, the Laws required that you plant Hemp as the Colonies wanted to be self-sufficient and did not want to import Fabrics from England. Thus, our first Clothing, Flags, Ropes and Ship Sails were made from Local Hemp Fibers.

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

Earlier this evening.
08/16/2018

Earlier this evening.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH:JOANNE SPIES and DOUG TANNERSongwriter JoAnne Spies and special guest Doug Tanner, old friend and lo...
08/10/2018

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH:

JOANNE SPIES and DOUG TANNER
Songwriter JoAnne Spies and special guest Doug Tanner, old friend and long-time musician with the Gypsy Wranglers, will share songs old and new on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and chromatic harmonica.
6:00 to 7:00pm.
Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

Writing Workshop just added:Friday, August 24:Writing from Charlemagne - A Workshop for Writers and Others"You must carr...
08/10/2018

Writing Workshop just added:

Friday, August 24:
Writing from Charlemagne - A Workshop for Writers and Others

"You must carry mountains in your brain” Oliver Wendell Holmes told Herman Melville about writing in the Berkshires.
Join award-winning local author and Arrowhead Writer-In-Residence Jana Laiz atop Herman Melville’s mountain muse at Bascom Lodge. Melville called Mt. Greylock “Charlemagne," the king of mountains and it was this view that inspired some of his greatest works. As we take inspiration from the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us, Jana will guide the group, using writing prompts and engaging writing activities to take our fiction, fantasy, essays or stories to the next level.
1pm-4pm
$35
Preregister requested at [email protected]
Walk-ins welcome.

Writing Workshop at Bascom Lodge.
08/05/2018

Writing Workshop at Bascom Lodge.

Join Jana Laiz in August, and Jennifer Browdy in September, for two magical writing journeys on the splendid summit of Mount Greylock in Adams, MA.

August 24, 1 – 4 pm: Writing from Charlemagne—A Workshop for Writers and Others with Jana Laiz

September 23, 1 – 4 pm: Making Magic on the Mountain, memoir writing workshop with Jennifer Browdy

At the beautiful Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock. Click through for all the details and to register!

https://mailchi.mp/berkshirewomenwriters/new-writing-workshops-coming-up-2626993?e=010cbf6900

Diane Firtell’s Collage Workshop was here!
08/05/2018

Diane Firtell’s Collage Workshop was here!

SUNDAY, JULY 29TH:The CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPThe history of the C.C.C. and its work on Mount Greylock and Bascom Lodg...
07/29/2018

SUNDAY, JULY 29TH:

The CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORP

The history of the C.C.C. and its work on Mount Greylock and Bascom Lodge.

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th:Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and PeopleMassachusetts forests are vital in: sto...
07/22/2018

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th:

Saving Massachusetts Forests for Climate, Nature, and People

Massachusetts forests are vital in: storing carbon to fight climate change; providing critical habitat for native plants and wildlife; preserving historic and sacred sites; and offering opportunities for nature-based recreation. Yet, almost all of our forests are currently open to resource extraction, which is undermining these values. We need to take action now to protect our forests, before it is too late.
Michael Kellett is co-founder and executive director of RESTORE: The North Woods, a Massachusetts-based conservation organization. With more than 30 years of experience working to protect forests, wildlife, parks, and wilderness, he will review our current challenges and suggest strategies for solving them.

6:00 to 7:00pm.
Free and Open to the Public.
Presented on the Porch.

SUNSET BEVERAGE HOUR STARTS AT 4:00 pm FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT 7:00 pm

MENU AND PRICING POSTED ON THE CALENDAR OF OUR MENU PAGE: http://www.bascomlodge.net/2/Calendar.aspx

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4th:Forest Treasures of Massachusetts and Their Hidden Value.Unbeknownst to many, Massachusetts is home ...
07/04/2018

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4th:

Forest Treasures of Massachusetts and Their Hidden Value.

Unbeknownst to many, Massachusetts is home to old-growth forests and outstanding trees suggestive of what grew before the appearance of Europeans in the 1600s. Join internationally known climate policy scientist Dr. William Moomaw and old-growth forest/champion tree sleuth Bob Leverett for a slide presentation as they explore the remnants of the Bay State’s ancient woodlands and big trees, including the treasures on Mount Greylock. Topics will include the ecology, history, and aesthetics of our woodlands with an emphasis on the importance of our mature forests and bigger trees for sequestering large amounts of carbon. It is a story that has not yet been fully told.

6:00 to 7:00pm.

Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

SUNSET BEVERAGE HOUR STARTS AT 4:00 pm FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT 7:00 pm
MENU AND PRICING POSTED ON THE CALENDAR OF OUR "MENU PAGE"

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th at Bascom LodgeDEFENDING TROUT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGETrout thrive in cool water. A warming climate ...
06/26/2018

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th at Bascom Lodge

DEFENDING TROUT AGAINST
CLIMATE CHANGE

Trout thrive in cool water. A warming climate threatens stream temperatures in southern New England. What can we do to prolong a cold-water fishery here? Lauren Stevens articulates the dangers cold-water fish face from climate change.
6:00 to 7:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

This Sunday at 6.Historic Preservation presented by William Hosley.Free and Open to the Public.
06/23/2018

This Sunday at 6.
Historic Preservation presented by William Hosley.
Free and Open to the Public.

"Adventures in Historic Preservation"
William Hosley narrates the efforts to save pieces of history including the current Berkshire Museum controversy.
June 24 at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock at 6pm.
Free and Open to the Public.

"Adventures in Historic Preservation"William Hosley narrates the efforts to save pieces of history including the current...
06/16/2018

"Adventures in Historic Preservation"
William Hosley narrates the efforts to save pieces of history including the current Berkshire Museum controversy.
June 24 at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock at 6pm.
Free and Open to the Public.

Wednesday, June 13: Music with Quintessential!Enjoy an evening of songs by the Berkshire-based ensemble of a cappella si...
06/13/2018

Wednesday, June 13: Music with Quintessential!

Enjoy an evening of songs by the Berkshire-based ensemble of a cappella singers. The all-male harmony group will perform on the lodge's enclosed porch in a program of American standards, pop, and classic rock to gospel and original liturgical music laced with wit and whimsy.

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Free and Open to the Public. Presented on the Porch.

SUNSET BEVERAGE HOUR STARTS AT 4:00 pm FOLLOWED BY Prix Fixe DINNER AT 7:00 pm

MENU AND PRICING POSTED ON THE CALENDAR OF OUR "MENU PAGE"

Address

SUMMIT Rd
Adams, MA
01220

From Vermont: Route 7 South Route 2 East. In Williamstown, going towards North Adams, look for Notch Road and the sign for Mount Greylock Reservation on the right (just past Shell Station). Take right. NOTE: at reservoir take left. Do not go past reservoir. Lodge is at top of mountain. From MassMoca: Route 2 West In North Adams, going towards Williamstown, look for Notch Road and the sign for Mount Greylock Reservation on the left (just before the Shell Station). Take left. NOTE: at reservoir take left. Do not go past reservoir. Lodge is at top of mountain. From NYC: Taconic Parkway north, to last exit before toll. 295 east. 41 north. 20 east. 7 North. Continue north to Lanesboro. Watch for the Mt. Greylock Reservation and Visitor Center signs on the right (about 2 miles north of Lanesboro town line). Turn right at North Main St. and follow Mt. Greylock and Bascom Lodge signs 9 miles to the summit. From the Mass. Turnpike: Take exit #2 in Lee. Follow Rt. 20 to Rt. 7 north. Continue north to Lanesboro. Watch for the Mt. Greylock Reservation and Visitor Center signs on the right (about 2 miles north of Lanesboro town line). Turn right at North Main St. and follow Mt. Greylock and Bascom Lodge signs 9 miles to the summit. The Visitor Center is on your right just before entering the gates to the Reservation (summit is about 20 minutes past the Visitors Center).

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Thank you for the best burgers Thru Hike Class of 2019
The food here is the best i have had in a while. Highly suggested!
I would have sent a message rather than a post, but I don't see that capability here. I lost my cell phone on the way down from the summit on the Cheshire Harbor Trail. It is an old iPhone with a purple otter box case, just in case someone finds it and turns it in at the lodge. Thanks!
Two musicians/guitar stools ready for finish and for sale.
Snowcapped Greylock
We had a great time at the wonderful Return of the Raptors presentation at Bascom on Sunday and then had a terrific lunch in the sunny dining room. The sirloin burger gets my highest recommendation!
October 1st, 2018, our 24th wedding anniversary, we wouldn't spend it anywhere else!
Presentation tonight at Bascom Lodge.
Room # 1 has a super comfortable Queen size bed, Stickley furniture, William Morris wallpaper and twin size bunk beds. Room for up to four guest. Visit Bascom Lodge, spend the night! 😃👍🌈