Nestled ’neath the shadow of Race Mountain, the Stagecoach Tavern is tucked beneath layers of history. Few places in Berkshire County have served as a “watering hole” longer than this tavern on Route 41 in Sheffield, and few have accumulated as much character. The oldest parts of the low-slung tavern date back to the early 1770s, while the grand brick “Coach House” was added in 1829. The 1820s were the heyday of the ‘turnpike era’ of early American history, when stagecoaches became the most popular mode of transportation. After miles on bumpy roads, travelers would rest and refresh themselves at taverns like the Stagecoach while the horses were watered and changed.