The Mount Wins Top Ten Slot in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards
(Lenox, MA)— The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home has earned a top ten slot in USA TODAY’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for holiday historic home tours. This designation is a tremendous accomplishment considering this is only the third year The Mount has had winter hours and holiday decorations.
Twenty historic homes from around the nation were selected by the USA TODAY expert panel, which includes a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from 10Best.com, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The contest was open to the public for four weeks. The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, came in ninth place, thanks to a huge show of support from voters. Elvis Presley’s Graceland took top place.
“We would like to thank the Lenox Garden Club, who donate the decorations and their time each holiday season,” says Anne Schuyler, director of visitor services for The Mount. “This designation is the result of their vision and hard work.”
The Mount would also like to thank everyone who voted for us.
Holiday house tours are offered weekends through January 5. Visit EdithWharton org or call 413-551-5111 for additional information and tour times.
For images please contact Rebecka McDougall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-551-5115.
About USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes on the 28th day at noon. On the Friday after voting ends, winners are announced. Rules allow the public the right to vote online for one nominee per category, per day.
Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton (1862-1937), one of America’s greatest authors. Wharton wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, which celebrates its centennial in 2020.
The Mount welcomes more than 50,000 visitors annually.
The Mount is a proud partner of the Lenox Cultural District, one of five designated districts in Berkshire County. We are located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, Mass.
For more information visit EdithWharton.org or call 413-551-5100.