The mansion at Eastover is a relic of "Gilded Age" that reached its peak in the 1890's and early 1900's. By the time New York stockbroker Harris Fahnestock built Eastover in 1910, there were 93 gilded age "cottages" in the Berkshires. Most have disappeared and been destroyed by Berkshire weather. Only a few remain, most of which had been turned into private schools or resorts after the Great Depression.
Eastover has been part of elegant celebrations and country style reunions for over 70 years. It has been the site of many wonderful memories for generations. However, it had fallen into deep disrepair until its sale in early 2010. The new owners have begun an extensive program of restoration that starts below ground and continues all the way to the highest rooftop.
With this bold new effort will be a continued dedication to preserving both nature and the beauty of the grounds. Your visit will leave you baffled with how such place can exist so close to the cultural center of the Berkshires.