Monday, April 6, 2009

Bascom Lodge

Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood Lodge that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's to provide accommodations for hikers, vacationers, and nature enthusiasts. It has private and group rooms available for overnight stay.
The large dining room with high ceilings and hand-cut oak beams
provides an ideal atmosphere for dining. An enclosed porch with with wraparound windows overlooks the finest views in the Berkshires. And the stone fireplaces create a relaxing setting after a day hike.

The Lodge can host various functions, including weddings, conferences and other social events.
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The History:
In 1898, the state Legislature established Mt. Greylock as the Commonwealth’s first State Reservation.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) designed the lodge with its low profile, integration of the building into the summit’s contours, and the use of native materials, all of which typified the CCC's design theory used throughout the country’s national and state park systems.
Bascom Lodge has served day and overnight visitors to Mt. Greylock for 70 years, including through-hikers on the Appalachian Trail.

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