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Welcome to Elyse’s Country Journal, your guide to the best of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Hudson Valley! Our collection of captivating blog posts, stunning photos, and fascinating articles showcase the unique charm and beauty of this breathtaking region. Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore the hidden gems and local hotspots of this area. From the vibrant cultural scene to the stunning natural landscapes, there is so much to see and experience in the Tri-State Region. So come along with us and discover the magic of the Berkshires, Litchfield Hills, and Hudson Valley. Browse our collection of articles, photos, and blog posts to get a taste of what makes this area so special.

Litchfield County: The Secret Corner

The Litchfield Hills are often dubbed “The Secret Corner.”  Nestled within the Southern Berkshires and Hudson Valley, our private corner of solitude boasts quintessential villages, artistic communities and unlimited outdoor recreation.  With the spring real estate market alive with activity, let

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Summer Camp Sampler by Berkshire Style

Berkshire Style did a fabulous job compiling all of the local summer camps that are available throughout the Southern Berkshires, Litchfield Hills & Hudson Valley regions. Berkshire Style: Summer Camp Sampler

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Eco-Friendly Homes

Love thy raindrops!  The Tri-State area is one of pride and camaraderie – a place where residents find beauty and purpose in the simplest of things.  Instead of weathering the storm, the Berkshires dance amongst it and find reasons to celebrate.

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Berkshire Vernal Basins

April Showers Bring May Flowers… and officially kick off the Tri-State Region’s infamous Mud Season.  Despite its gooey name, the surge of water throughout the Berkshires that has resulted from melting snow and warm spring rain is also accompanied by

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Chestnut Ridge Farm

Main Street Magazine (April 2015):  Chestnut Ridge Farm by John Torsiello “Entertaining has always been an integral component of life at Chestnut Ridge,” said Elyse Harney Morris of Elyse Harney Real Estate.  “The equestrian lifestyle lends itself to fabulous social

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MapleFest in Sharon, CT

400 enjoy sweet hint of spring: MapleFest in Sharon By N.F. Ambery, Special to The Register Citizen SHARON, Connecticut It was a sweet time: There were taps on the trees, sap in the buckets and tours on the trails. The

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Architect Homes: Streamlined Yet Sophisticated

Architect Homes: Streamlined Yet Sophisticated by Nancy Keates Many luxury buyers seek homes with complicated floor plans, high-end finishes and the latest technology. But architects’ homes are often simple, sophisticated structures that merely look expensive.

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NYT Review of Falls Village Inn

New York Times Review of the Falls Village Inn (Falls Village, CT) “A Review of the Falls Village Inn in Connecticut” by Christopher Brooks MARCH 28, 2015 “If the grandeur of the Falls Village Inn, underscored by its whitewashed siding,

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Tri-State Pizza

There is nothing quite like the taste of the pizza that you grow up eating as a child; it sets the bar for every slice thereafter.  Perhaps this is why the Grand Opening of Haystack Pizza in Norfolk, CT was

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Tri-State Seedlings

Spring has (almost) sprung!   As sunshine slowly melts the remains of a long winter, we joyfully welcome its sporadic warmth and the arrival of the Spring Equinox.   The Equinox, with its Latin origins meaning “equal-night”, is a turning point in

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Treasure Chest of Real Estate Agents

Saint Patrick’s Day originally began in honor of the patron saint of Ireland and is now shared by all nationalities with jubilant, carefree celebration. Like that of the Irish spirit, Elyse Harney Real Estate is a compilation of jubilant souls

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Discovery Land’s Silo Ridge: Amenia, NY

When Rural Meets Resort: Hamptons Style Development Comes to the Hudson Valley By Julie Satow New York Times – Real Estate: March 6, 2015 “This is a brand-new approach for this area, no question about it,” said Elyse Harney Morris, a

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White Hart Inn: Salisbury, CT

Our beloved White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT continues to make headlines!  It is truly an exceptional community gem. Click here to read New York Times’ Travel article that was published on March 4, 2015

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Hudson Valley Hues

Norfolk, CT Sunset (March 2015) “Pink sky at night – sailor’s delight.” Pinkish hues have recently saturated many sunsets throughout the Litchfield Hills – leaving me to ponder the truthfulness of the sky’s color as an indicator of fair weather as I

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Berkshire Maple Sap – A Spring Tonic

    Maple sap is winter’s reward for patience throughout Mother Nature’s coldest months of the year.  Native Americans, as well as many Asian cultures, have ancient customs that include the consumption of maple sap as a natural spring tonic. 

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The Berkshires: an Astrological Sheep

        Clean your homes, decorate with red, prepare your lanterns and celebrate! February 19, 2015 welcomes the Chinese New Year.  The first day of each lunar month is marked by the darkest day of the moon’s cycle and moves

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Private-School Sales Bump

New York Times: The Private-School Sales Bump on the Upper East Side by Julie Satow For the next several weeks, many New York City families will be in a state of apprehension as private schools begin sending out their acceptance letters.

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Mortgage Shopping and Credit Scores

Mortgage Shopping and Credit Scores by Lisa Prevost (New York Times: 02/01/2015) Borrowers need not avoid shopping around for the best mortgage deal out of fear that allowing multiple lenders to “pull,” or check, their credit will chip away at

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Jumpfest Schedule of Events

Be sure to join in on the excitement this weekend at Salisbury’s Jumpfest! Click here for a full schedule of events Friday, February 6: 6:30: Chili cook-off at Satre Hill 7 PM: Target jumping Following Target Jumping: Human Dogsled races

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Daytrippers: Going “Slideways” at Lime Rock

Daytrippers: Going ‘Slideways’ at Lime Rock in winter JANUARY 29, 2015, BY JIM ALTMAN LAKEVILLE– It is known as a popular summer stop, but Lime Rock Park is now offering another avenue for driving.  There is going sideways, and then

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Hartford Courant: Salisbury, CT Jumpfest

        Salisbury’s JumpFest A High-Flying Winter Festival By: Jason Simms For 89 winters, defiers of gravity from across the country have converged in the northwest corner of Connecticut at the ski jumps in Salisbury. The town of

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Essential Oils

Bright rays of sunshine warm the spirit even on the coldest of winter days.  Cooler skies, however, aren’t the only factor that contributes to a natural lull in winter energy.  The human mind craves stimulus.  Whether cognitive, creative or physical, our

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Food for Health: Kimchi

“Kimchi is popular in New England as well as Korea” Click the link above to view the full version printed in the Lakeville Journal on January 15,2015 FOOD FOR HEALTH by: CYNTHIA HOCHSWENDER This article originally appeared in the January 15, 2015

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Falling Rates Spur Revival in Market for Mortgages

Wall Street Journal: January 15, 2015 Falling Rates Spur Revival in Market for Mortgages By JOE LIGHT and ANNAMARIA ANDRIOTIS The moribund mortgage market suddenly sprang back to life last week after a drop in interest rates to levels not

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Horses drank from the Salisbury Kettles

There were at one time three stone watering kettles in Salisbury, all carved by John Garrity out of stone from Spurr’s Marble Quarry off Cleaveland Street in Lakeville. The stone kettle at the corner of Wells Hill Road and Old

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The White Hart Inn: Goop.com’s #1 Quick Getaway

This article was published on Goop.com:  The White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT was their #1 pick for Quick Getaways!!! The recently re-opened, historic White Hart Inn, located right on the town green in Salisbury, Connecticut, is poised to retake

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