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.

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.

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"

Gearing up for the 2018 season!Will be posting events soon!Www.bascomlodge.net
03/29/2018
Bascom Lodge | Adams, MA 01220

Gearing up for the 2018 season!
Will be posting events soon!

Www.bascomlodge.net

Welcome to Bascom Lodge! We are located at 3 Summit Road, Adams, MA, 01220. Our phone number is 413-743-1591. We look forward to seeing you!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th: Music with Rich Remsberg and Paul DeJongRich Remsberg and Paul DeJong bring their eclectic musical ...
10/05/2017

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th: Music with Rich Remsberg and Paul DeJong

Rich Remsberg and Paul DeJong bring their eclectic musical interests to the lodge.
6pm - 7pm
FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th:The First Industrial Revolution in Berkshire CountyBerkshire County was once home to an industria...
09/10/2017

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th:
The First Industrial Revolution in Berkshire County

Berkshire County was once home to an industrial base that helped a young nation meet its needs in textiles, paper, glass, iron and a variety of other products. Author of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage, John Dickson, will discuss through historic photos the impact of the 19th century mills and factories that tell a story of enterprising young men and women – owners and immigrant labor - harnessing the power of the streams and rivers to make products and profits and to make a living for their families.

Copies of Berkshire County’s Industrial Heritage will be available for purchase.

6pm - 7pm

FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

Come one and all to the Summit. The Highlanders are coming!#mountgreylock #bascomlodge
08/22/2017

Come one and all to the Summit. The Highlanders are coming!
#mountgreylock #bascomlodge

The Berkshire Highlanders are Coming!
Wednesday, August, 23
6pm on the Summit of Mount Greylock in front of Bascom Lodge!
Free and Open to the Public!

Dinner is served at 7 each night (reservations needed for dinner, 413-743-1591).

#bascomlodge #mountgreylock

The Berkshire Highlanders are Coming!Wednesday, August, 236pm on the Summit of Mount Greylock in front of Bascom Lodge! ...
08/22/2017

The Berkshire Highlanders are Coming!
Wednesday, August, 23
6pm on the Summit of Mount Greylock in front of Bascom Lodge!
Free and Open to the Public!

Dinner is served at 7 each night (reservations needed for dinner, 413-743-1591).

#bascomlodge #mountgreylock

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19thTOP BANANASThe Nutshell Playhouse will present a performance for children and families at Bascom Lo...
08/19/2017

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th

TOP BANANAS

The Nutshell Playhouse will present a performance for children and families at Bascom Lodge!
A fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, featuring a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap-dancing, new and old songs and the usual abundance of shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan.

1pm - 2pm

FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6thThe Greylock GlenRalph Brill presents the History of The Glen as well as his proposal for it. A Glen d...
08/05/2017

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th

The Greylock Glen
Ralph Brill presents the History of The Glen as well as his proposal for it. A Glen development was initiated more than forty years ago. What happened? What can happen? What will Happen? Come join the conversation.

6pm - 7pm

FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th: Shaping Men and MountainsThe Living Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mount GreylockPre...
07/25/2017

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th: Shaping Men and Mountains

The Living Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Mount Greylock

Presented by DCR Park Naturalist Mike Whalen

A lively interactive presentation featuring cultural artifacts and recollections of the 1930s federal work program that invented a modern wilderness park landscape. Participants are encouraged to share their own keepsakes and memories of Mount Greylock. This 1-hour program is FREE and open to the public. Meet at Bascom Lodge.

6pm - 7pm
FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

This Wednesday, check it out!
07/17/2017

This Wednesday, check it out!

Bascom Lodge’s latest Artist-in-Residence, the photographer and mixed-media artist Monika Sosnowski, will discuss her project, “Floating Epiphanies,” which she began on Mount Greylock. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s recollection of hiking up to the summit in July of 1844, Monika Sosnowski explores both the physical terrain Thoreau followed as well as the emotional and cognitive insights he experienced.

Please join us on Bascom Lodge’s porch Wednesday, July 19th at 6:00 pm for the Artist’s talk which will include a short walk to the Monument, an art installation, slide presentation and reading.

Bascom Lodge’s latest  Artist-in-Residence, the photographer and mixed-media artist Monika Sosnowski, will discuss her...
07/17/2017

Bascom Lodge’s latest Artist-in-Residence, the photographer and mixed-media artist Monika Sosnowski, will discuss her project, “Floating Epiphanies,” which she began on Mount Greylock. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s recollection of hiking up to the summit in July of 1844, Monika Sosnowski explores both the physical terrain Thoreau followed as well as the emotional and cognitive insights he experienced.

Please join us on Bascom Lodge’s porch Wednesday, July 19th at 6:00 pm for the Artist’s talk which will include a short walk to the Monument, an art installation, slide presentation and reading.

The Hoosic River Revival has been working to re-establish the river as a vital and accessible and vital part of North Ad...
07/05/2017

The Hoosic River Revival has been working to re-establish the river as a vital and accessible and vital part of North Adams.
Executive Director Matthew Miller will present the vision and plans for this goal.
Wednesday, July 5th.
6pm, Free, in the lodge.

Bascom Lodge has seven private rooms in addition to two group bunk rooms. Each private room has been renovated and updat...
06/25/2017
Instagram post by Monika Sosnowski • Jun 19, 2017 at 12:38am UTC

Bascom Lodge has seven private rooms in addition to two group bunk rooms. Each private room has been renovated and updated to reflect the lodge's Arts & Crafts design history. Furnished with Stickley furniture with super comfortable beds and featuring a variety of William Morris wall papers. Pictured below is part of Room # 2. Thank you to Monika Sosnowski for the beautiful photography!

https://www.facebook.com/monika.sosnowski.35/posts/10156358981662501:2

0 Likes, 1 Comments - Monika Sosnowski (@monikasosnowski) on Instagram: “Bascom Lodge fragment of room #2. Cozy comfort after a day's hike and best reading light 😊✨🌈…”

SUNDAY, JUNE 25th: Ham RadioHam Radio on Mount Greylock. Since the 1960’s Richard Frey and friends have been bouncing ...
06/22/2017

SUNDAY, JUNE 25th: Ham Radio
Ham Radio on Mount Greylock.

Since the 1960’s Richard Frey and friends have been bouncing radio beams off the moon and communicating with fellow Ham Radio aficionados around the globe. Richard will present a history of and the how-to of Ham Radio, why they’re on the mountain, and amateur radio contests.
6pm - 7pm
FREE and Open to the Public, in the lodge.

Monika
06/18/2017

Monika

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! 😃👍🌈

Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations!Schedule for Saturday, May 27th:12:00 - Mountain Blessing Song led by JoAnne Spies12:0...
05/26/2017

Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations!
Schedule for Saturday, May 27th:

12:00 - Mountain Blessing Song led by JoAnne Spies

12:00 – 1:00 Beekeeping Demo
Richard Clapper from the Northern Berkshire Beekeeper's Association will discuss the joys and challenges of beekeeping and the workings of the hive. Equipment and resources to get started beekeeping will be reviewed.

1:00 – 2:00 Nutshell Playhouse
The Nutshell Playhouse returns with their engaging music and cast of puppet characters.

2:30 – 4:30 Free Incantations and Song Magic Workshop led by JoAnne Spies
For children of all ages. Bring your favorite pen and notebook!
In this two-hour family and children workshop we will determine if we are Thunderbirds, Horned Serpents, Pukwudgies or Wampuses and then create incantations, chants or poems based on our character. What is the sound at the heart of the snake horn fragment? Our creations can be performed or kept secret.
Rhythm instruments provided.
Free with dragon heartstring.

Snowy day on the summit!
05/08/2017

Snowy day on the summit!

Birds at Bascom!
03/14/2017

Birds at Bascom!

Correction: Moonshire Holler is playing on Sunday, May 28th (not the 31st) at 6pm.

And on Sunday June 4th: "The Birds of the Berkshires", a presentation by Ed Neumuth from the Hoffman Bird Club. 6pm.

Correction: Moonshire Holler is playing on Sunday, May 28th (not the 31st) at 6pm.And on Sunday June 4th: "The Birds of ...
03/14/2017

Correction: Moonshire Holler is playing on Sunday, May 28th (not the 31st) at 6pm.

And on Sunday June 4th: "The Birds of the Berkshires", a presentation by Ed Neumuth from the Hoffman Bird Club. 6pm.

Starting to post the 2017 season's events!Check it out on www.bascomlodge.net
02/15/2017
Bascom Lodge | Adams, MA 01220

Starting to post the 2017 season's events!
Check it out on www.bascomlodge.net

Welcome to Bascom Lodge! We are located at 3 Summit Road, Adams, MA, 01220. Our phone number is 413-743-1591. We look forward to seeing you!

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).

General information

Bascom Lodge, perched atop of the highest point in Massachusetts, is a unique setting for weddings, anniversaries, reunions, private parties and family events.

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Bascom Lodge posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Bascom Lodge:

Nearby restaurants


Other American restaurants in Adams

Show All