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Birchwood Inn

7 Hubbard Street , Lenox, MA 1240 USA (Show map)
25 Reviews
$199 - $369
per night

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Enjoy a truly memorable Berkshires bed and breakfast experience at Birchwood Inn. Take advantage of our Mid-Week Special and receive $50 off any 2 night stay Monday-Wednesday now thru December 23, 2013. Our charming Lenox, MA bed and breakfast has been welcoming new friends since 1766. With its pastoral hilltop setting overlooking the historic village of Lenox, our quintessential Berkshires' inn is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Our Lenox bed and breakfast is just steps to the numerous recreational activities and cultural attractions in the Berkshires, including Tanglewood, dining, museums, shopping, hiking, biking, water sports, snowshoeing, skiing and vibrant fall foliage. Enjoy award-winning country breakfasts served in our 19th century sun-lit dining room, savor delectable afternoon tea on the porch or delicious homemade cookies in the spacious book-lined library of our cozy Berkshires B&B. Relax in one of our 11 wonderfully appointed guest rooms or unwind by the fire of our romantic Lenox bed and breakfast with a mug of mulled local cider. Well-behaved four-legged furry friends are also welcome at our pet-friendly Berkshires' inn. Take advantage of our seasonal spa, romance, foodie or special occasion packages and unwind in the comfortable country elegance of Birchwood Inn.

Rooms & Rates


Our most spacious, romantic and elegant room, has been redecorated in deep crimson, pale yellow, teal and sage green and now features a four-poster king bed,wood-burning fireplace (in season), a/c (in season), large sitting area, lounging chaise, desk, antiques, TV (VHS/DVD), newly renovated, hand-painted private bath with shower, luxurious robes, hairdryer. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $349-$369


With a colonial ambiance, this room features a king bed or two twin beds, sitting area, antiques, desk, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, waffle-weave robes, hairdryer and a newly renovated, hand-painted private bath across the hall with antique rainforest shower. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $239-$259


This garden-view room, decorated in sunny yellow, rose, and blue, features a queen bed, antiques, sitting area, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, TV, hairdryer and a newly renovated, hand-painted private bath. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $239-$259


This spacious room, decorated in deep plum, moss green, and cream, features a pencil-post king bed with featherbed, wood-burning fireplace (in season), antiques, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, desk, large sitting area with queen sleep sofa, TV, robes, hairdryer and a newly renovated, hand-painted private bath with shower. WIFI.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $349-$369


This spacious yet cozy garden-view room, decorated in warm coral, seafoam and straw, features a four-poster queen bed with featherbed, wood-burning fireplace (in season), antiques, down sofa, TV, a/c (in season), luxurious, robes, hairdryer and a newly renovated, hand-painted private bath with shower and clawfoot tub. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $329-$349


The former sewing room of the mansion is decorated in soft buttercup yellow and cornflower blue and features a queen bed, antiques, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, small sitting area, desk, hairdryer and private bath with shower. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199-$219


This third floor room, newly redecorated in rich yellow, peony and lime, features a king bed or two twin beds, sitting area, desk, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, hairdryer and a newly renovated, hand-painted private bath with shower. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $239-$259

Wright-Smith Mini-Suite

Decorated in warm sand and berry red, patchwork, this new third-floor mini-suite features a queen bed, antiques, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, dormer windows, and a sitting room with daybed,TV and gas fireplace (in season), robes, and a newly renovated, hand-painted private bath across the hall with double shower. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $259-$269


This cozy and secluded third-floor room is decorated in rich raspberry, soft ecru and green and features a queen bed, antiques, a/c (in season), ceiling fan, dormer windows, hairdryer and an extra-large private bath. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199-$219


This first-floor garden-view room in our adjacent 125-year-old carriage house is decorated in warm peach and green and features a queen bed with featherbed, gas fireplace (in season), TV, a/c (in season), small sitting area, mini-fridge, semi-private porch, and an update private bath with shower. WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $259-$269


This sunny first-floor room in our adjacent 125-year-old carriage house is decorated in deep crimson paisley and chambray patchwork and features a queen bed with featherbed, Vermont gas stove (in season), TV, small sitting area, a/c (in season), semi-private porch, and an updated private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $259-$269

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Birchwood Inn -- WONDERFUL in all ways !

5 on August 04, 2013

The Birchwood Inn is wonderful in all ways. The rooms are very nice and very clean, there is a wonderful and large "common area", the front porch with its wicker furniture is real special, the breakfasts are fantastic, and the location is terrific.

Wonderful weekend at Birchwood Inn

4.2 on July 27, 2013

Charming decor, wonderful staff, ideal location, superior breakfast. Elizabeth and Russell Schutt

Went for Tanglewood, will return for The Birchwood

4.6 on April 07, 2013

My wife and I stayed the weekend at The Birchwood Inn last summer while attending the Pops at Tanglewood. It was such a delightful stay that we'll come back another time to enjoy the comfortable room, warm hospitality, scrumptious breakfasts and the long walks in the state park across the road (to help keep calories in check). Also near to lots of other neat things in Lenox and the Berkshires. Great stay, Ellen! Many thanks.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We hope to make your next stay even better!

Cozy New Years Eve Getaway

4.6 on January 16, 2013

My husband and I wanted to go somewhere snowy and picturesque for New Year's Eve. We lucked out. The Birchwood Inn had a last minute cancellation, which we jumped on immediately. We were thrilled that they allowed us to bring our dog too. On arrival, the assistant innkeeper greeted us cheerfully and took us for a quick tour of the public spaces, which included a beautiful library with a huge, crackling fireplace, the adorable breakfast dining area, and the guest kitchen area where we were hit by fantastic aromas wafting in from the innkeeper's kitchen as she was preparing special treats for the afternoon tea hour. Our room was well decorated and very clean (especially given this is a pet-friendly hotel) and we were happy to see the private Vermont gas stove and thoughtful placement of a cute dog bed and water bowl right beside it. Because it was New Year's Eve, the afternoon tea was actually a wine and cheese hour instead and there were endless bottles of wine served with a generous cheese platter, delicious potato latkes and little spinach pies. Yummy! We chatted with the other guests (which included couples of all generations who were looking for a romantic getaway like ourselves) and even made a few new friends. Dinner and drinks where an easy walk or drive to in town. The next morning we had an amazing 3-course homemade breakfast in front of yet another fireplace. It was amazing! Sadly, we had to pack up and head home after that, but we are looking forward to making a tradition out of our stay at The Birchwood Inn.

Innkeeper Response
I truly hope you make us your traditional home for New Year's! But you don't have to wait for New Year's!

Charming Birchwood Inn

4.8 on October 28, 2012

Such a warm welcome from Ellen at this delightful, quiet and interesting inn. Each day, a different freshly made breakfast, and warm apple cider and cookies by the fireplace in the library each afternoon. Very personal and imaginative cooking by the small dedicated team.. We stayed in the Carriage House, which was very quiet, warm and comfortable; the inn manages to be both homely and elegant. Lenox is a delightful town, and the Inn is a great place to stay. Many thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again soon.

Anniversary Stay

3.6 on August 27, 2012

The inn was quaint, clean and restful. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Would have been nice if they added a little extra for anniversary - bottle of wine, or flowers, etc.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting us know of your concern.All of our guests are special, and the majority of them are here celebrating an event. We like to think that we honor each guest by providing extra-special breakfasts, uniquely decorated, comfortable and very clean rooms, and outstanding warm service every single day. We do offer a variety of celebration packages from which to choose -- on our website and in each confirmation letter -- or we can create a package just for you.

A Welcoming Respite.

4.6 on May 28, 2012

My husband and I spent a recent weekend at this inn. From the warm welcome, the comfortable accommodations, the delicious breakfasts, the friendly and knowledgeable innkeeper/assistant innkeeper, we left with the hope of a future return visit. Thank you for your hospitality Birchwood Inn!

Innkeeper Response
We would be delighted to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn again soon.

A Delightful and Delicious Stay at the Birchwood Inn

5 on March 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Birchwood Inn in March. The Post which is in the Carriage House was steps away from the Main House was warm and inviting and had all the amenities of a spa. A welcome plate of sweets were in the sitting area awaiting our arrival. At Teatime we were treated to tea and warm homemade cookies. The Birchwood is a wonderful relaxing home away from home because of the Innkeeper Ellen Gutman Chenaux. She personally and attentively takes care of the fine details. Ellen prepared the most delicious breakfast consisting of pear compote, fresh blueberry muffins and french toast with strawberries. The Birchwood Inn truly creates a wonderful, relaxing and true New England stay. The Birchwood is worth the visit if just for the breakfasts and of course to meet Ellen and her dogs Parker and Quinn.

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted you enjoyed your Birchwood experience as it was certainly our pleasure to welcome you to the inn and to the Berkshires. We look forward to your next visit!

Christmas in Lenox

5 on January 12, 2012

When I dream of Christmas, I recall Dickens. The warm fuzzies start to flow, but that's inside of a story. If I want to feel it for real, the Berkshires come to mind. When I want the best of the Berkshires, Lenox comes to mind. And, when I want the best of Lenox, the Birchwood Inn stands out at the top of the list. Food, fun, and fireplaces abound. What better way to celebrate the Holidays. This was our first year. It will not be our last. Cheers.

Innkeeper Response
When I first saw Birchwood, I knew immediately that it would be a most special holiday destination. I am glad that you agree.

The Ultimate in B&Bs

5 on November 04, 2011

The Birchwood Inn is magic! the Inn is magnificent - an official landmark. decorated beautifully. The staff and quality service they provide their quests is excellent. The owner and innkeeper are warm, friendly and will take care of every detail to ensure your stay is nothing short of fantastic. The food is devine - 5 star caliber. The rooms are immaculate - many with fireplaces. They are conveniently located to Tanglewood, museums, shops, restaurants and parks. Birchwood Inn has it all - and gets it right. You will never want to leave, it's truly a slice of heaven. Thanks Ellen, David, Rebecca, Piper & Quinn

Innkeeper Response
It is extremely gratifying to know that we did get things right as that is always our goal.

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Location Type

Mountains, Village

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co., MassMOCA, Berkshire Opera Co., Jacob's Pillow, Williamstown Theater Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Fitness Center Discount, Guest Pantry, In-House Massages, Hairdriers in each room, Romance and Spa Packages, Fun for Foodies Packages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children 12 and over are welcome if accommodations permit.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Daily fee of $25.00

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights (summer wknds/holidays), 2 nights (Sept-June wknds, summer/ fall wkdays
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one-night deposit (50% for 4-night or longer stays)by valid credit card or check is required for each reservation.
  • Cancellations: With at least 14 days' (21 May-Nov., Christmas holidays, and groups) prior notice of cancellation, we will refund deposits less a service charge of 10% of the total reservation.With less than 14 days'(21, see above) notice, guests who cancel or change their reservations, are no-shows, arrive later than scheduled arrival date or depart earlier than scheduled departure date are responsible for the full value of their reservation, which will be charged to their credit card. Refunds, less a service charge of 10% of the total reservation, will be made for the rebooked amount if we are able to rebook the room(s).



Ellen Gutman Chenaux

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

Travel, photography, literature, antiques, theater

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  • Time Served: 9:00-10am (coffee earlier)
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic, Lactose/Gluten-Free

Signature Dish

Fondue Florentine Souffle
Aged cheeses plus Swiss chard, shallots, eggs, herbs and French bread rise to the occasion. This an inn favorite as are Ellen's homemade muffins and breads.



Hot Deal

25% Off! Chill Out!

Regular Rate: $229 now $171.75 (25% Savings:)

Cool Berkshire breezes. Tanglewood and more! Award-winning breakfasts. If you reserve any room for two nights between 7/23 and 7/30,you'll save 25%! How can you resist?

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Bake Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

Bake Your Cake and Eat It, Too! $150.00 for one; $175.00 for two; plus the cost of ingredients (Demos, $25.00 pp)[Available year-round, or nearly] Razzle-dazzle 'em! Hands-on individual or couple's baking classes at Birchwood Inn are for those who believe that life is short, start with dessert. Souffle cakes. Tarts. Pastry. Holiday baking. Gingerbread houses. Wow 'em in your Birchwood Inn Fun for Foodies apron! Plus a voucher for 10% off kitchen supplies at Different Drummer's Kitchen.

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Details Diamond Collection

7 Hubbard Street , Lenox, MA 1240 USA (Show map)

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