Everything was excellent! The grounds are very nice, the location is good (close to small downtown area of Lenox, and walking trails), our room (Mamie suite) was lovely, and their breakfast was delicious. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and came by the breakfast area to chat with people every morning. Overall, very nice place, would stay there again!
My wife and I picked the Cornell Inn as a convenient lodging in an out-of-the-way stop on our New England vacation. It turned out to be worth going out-of-our-way to stay there, and we stayed longer than originally intended. The rooms are charming and comfortable. The common areas cozy, including a small wine and beer bar for inn guests. The included breakfast buffet is abundant and varied, and the staff is willing to prepare special requests if they can. But what makes the Cornell especially enjoyable are the innkeeper/owners, Tim and Nell McCaffery. They are wonderfully gracious and helpful, and willing to go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. We highly recommend it for overnight or, preferably, a longer stay.
Debbie and Tom are new to running a B&B (they just took over the Birchwood two months ago) but all indications from our visit are that they will do very well. The accommodations and service were excellent and the breakfasts upheld the well-deserved Birchwood reputation. Thanks so much! Ron and Gail
My room had a pretty four-poster bed and a twin bed in an adjacent little room. It was very quiet. Appreciated that I had my own bathroom -- note that was built into the eave -- so it was a tight squeeze. The house is on a main road so you will hear traffic driving by, but that did not bother me. Breakfast was plenty with lots of choices in an elegant dining room. I felt like I was transported to the early 20s. I do wish the coffee tasted better, though.
This is a wonderful place to stay...located within close distance to points of interest in the area. The room was attractive and clean. The breakfast was great with many choices and we ate outside overlooking the fishpond. Tim, the owner was pleasant and helpful. Such a pretty place to stay!! Loved it.
This is a great place to stay & relax, & the hospitality is A plus! People are welcoming & helpful during your stay. There are refreshments in the afternoon & breakfast waiting in the morning! In the summer it's nice to sit outside & enjoy the peace in the area! I highly recommend it!
My Husband and I stayed here recently. The inn is homey and the staff are very nice. The continental breakfast was great. They have any outdoor area with a fish pond and waterfall. We had a great time and would definitely stay again.
We were ther with a group of 24 people in 13 rooms. Th entire group was really surprised by the friendlyness of the owners and the very nice romms. The best was the breakfast exceeding all our expectations. Thank you very much.
We have stayed at Applegate in the past, and it never fails to provide us with the best service and care for our needs.. We run a busy company and get limited time away. Applegate makes it possible for us to work as well as get a good break. We recommend them highly.
I try to visit this place at least once each year, I love it. Nell & Tim feel like friends and there is a specific room I always ask for that feels like mine although I have stayed in another and my travel companions stayed others love it. It is close to great Berkshire activities and a perfect place to sit, relax and distress. Recommend this place often. It seems a bit pricey at first but believe well worth it and in the long run great value.
The Birchwood Inn dating from 1766 is charming and offers very attractive rooms and a warm inviting breakfast room with sweet offerings and non-alcoholic beverages provided well into the evening hours. The grounds are beautifully kept and the inn is walking distance to the town. YOUR PETS ARE TREATED ALMOST AS WELL AS YOU WILL BE. I consider this property to be a real find and therefore will be returning for the fall foliage!
Applegate is a charming inn, and Len and Gloria and the rest of the staff are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts each morning, included with the price of the stay, were delicious. Only slightly disappointing thing is that parts of the property and the rooms are slightly worn (water damage on the ceiling, dirty hammocks), which make the price of the stay seem a little higher than it should be.
We spent two nights at the Cornell Inn in mid-August. We had a room in the MacDonald House and it was delightful. The room, which was furnished in mostly period pieces, had a very comfortable king-size bed and fireplace. The shower was great. Breakfasts had lots of variety - fruit, warm egg dishes, delicious muffins, as well as cereal. Cookies and muffins, coffee and lemonade were available throughout the day. The grounds are beautiful, with lots of perennials and a bubbling waterfall and pond. I don't usually like to give all 5s but this will be an exception. It is an exceptional place to stay.
A great place to relax in Lenox. The hospitality was A plus from everyone from the time you enter & they show you around, until you leave & they hope you come back. Room was very comfortable, in the Main House. Was nice to wake up to breakfast & coffee waiting, which could be enjoyed outside in the nice weather in a very relaxing setting. I also know they would make you what you want for breakfast if you didn't like the daily offerings! I traveled alone & was very comfortable there.