About Ashintully Gardens
Ashintully Gardens is a small Western Massachusetts property managed by The Trustees of Reservations. The property was once home to a mansion called the Marble Palace, whose remains are still visible on the mountains.
Upon arrival, visitors will find a picturesque garden with benches, sculptures, a water feature, and a lawn. Large trees guard the property and provide shade on hot summer days, making this a perfect place for a relaxing picnic. Visitors can lounge and listen to a babbling brook traveling through the gardens.
Then, after visiting the gardens, visitors can hike through meadows and trees toward the ruins of the old mansion. Plenty of wildlife is visible from this short hiking trail; chipmunks and birds are easily seen throughout the spring and summer.
Visitors will eventually stumble upon the ruins of the Marble Palace. They will see Georgian-style columns and expansive scenic views of the mountains beyond. Overall, this is an excellent spot to see fall foliage when the leaves change as the weather cools.
Although the gardens are free to the public, they are only open at certain times. Some of the property is open to hunting during the appropriate seasons. Visitors will find parking in a small lot off Sodom Road, which branches from Main Road.