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Cornell Inn, Lenox

203 Main St. , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)
283 Reviews
$119 - $350
per night

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We have an AWESOME glass-topped pub and serve the most memorable breakfasts around! Everyone is always SO glad they stayed with us; we are most well known for spoiling our guests in every possible way! Three historic homes on four acres of lush gardens against backdrop of waterfall and pond; boasting 28 guest rooms, all with private facilities and complimentary Wi-fi; some have kitchens, many have fireplaces, jacuzzi-bathtubs and decks. Three minute walk to the village. We are grateful for our amazing reviews on tripadvisor. Come; let us offer you the Cornell experience!

Rooms & Rates

Standard Room

Standard Description

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

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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Beautiful Property & Friendly Owners

4.6 on September 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Cornell Inn. Our room was just as pictured online. Everyone was friendly and the location is great. We will definitely be coming back.

A Half-Week in the Country

4.8 on September 15, 2014

The rooms are spacious, lots of room to relax, plenty of light from the windows. The bathroom was clean and good. The gardens surroundings the buildings are both beautiful and relaxing. The breakfasts had a variety of good foods and were so filling we went without worrying about being hungry until late afternoon. There were cookies and coffee/tea waiting after a long day touring The Berkshires. Altogether, a great stay and I'm looking forward to my return visit - hopefully, soon!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for the kind and detailed review! We greatly appreciate it and your patronage! Cheers, Nell

Yarmouth Port return our fifth time

5 on September 15, 2014

Our fifth time and will continue to visit them again

Innkeeper Response
Hooray! We're so thankful you enjoyed your stay yet again and we greatly appreciate our repeat customers! We look forward to our next visit!

Very nice weekend!

4.2 on September 15, 2014

My husband and I spent a weekend at the Cornell Inn in August. First off, the Cornell Inn ought to be commended for NOT imposing three-night minimum stay requirements like just about every other place we looked at. We didn't have three nights, so to find a place this nice that didn't require it was a huge plus. Now on to the inn itself. Great location easily accessible to downtown Lenox and Tanglewood. The rooms, while definitely "antique," are clean and well-appointed. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive. The breakfast was also very tasty, and the lovely landscaping with the pond and waterfall was a nice setting for an outdoor breakfast or a cup of tea and cookie in the afternoon. If there was any complaint to be made, it was that sometimes the toilets in the rooms took a couple of extra flushes, but that's probably due to the older plumbing in the historic house. All in all, an enjoyable stay, and we would definitely stay again the next time we are in the Berkshires.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and in the beautiful Berkshires. We hope you come again for a return visit!

great place to stay!!!

5 on September 11, 2014

first time in Lenox. Great breakfast. Great location. Great hospitality and service. Would highly recommend. Laura and Aaron paradis

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you again- Cheers, Nell

Make Cornell Inn your Berkshire holiday home.

4.0 on September 11, 2014

From the moment we arrived, the welcome was friendly and cheerful. The location, close to Lenox, Route 7 and the Kennedy Forest Park, was great. The owners have only had the place for two years and have plans to make improvements. But don't be fooled into thinking it isn't great - it was already clean, tidy and well appointed. Breakfasts were excellent, with lots of choice and the staff were on hand all the time, cooking fresh pancakes and topping up the juice and coffee pots. There were no peppermint tea bags when we arrived. My wife enquired about them and next day, there were loads - nothing was too much trouble. There is also plenty of parking, with car parks set aside for each building, on the complex; so no dragging heavy cases from one place to another. Tim McCaffery was a warm host, chatting to all the guests and making sure they were alright. I would thoroughly recommend The Cornell Inn to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you taking the time to write us a nice and detailed review. We so glad you enjoyed your time in the Berkshires and with us! Cheers, Nell

Wonderful B&B

5 on September 06, 2014

We really enjoyed staying at the Cornell Inn for our anniversary. The room was small but had an outstanding balcony to enjoy the beautiful grounds. The food was homemade and absolutely delicious. The Cornell Inn is located walking distance (not far but not right in town) from downtown Lenox so the location is great. We would certainly stay there again on our next trip to Lenox.

Amazing B&B in the heart of a Lenox!!!'n

5 on September 02, 2014

The Cornell Inn met our expectations and then some. From the first glimpse of the inn we knew we were somewhere special! Hosts Tim and Nel make you feel right at home. Explaining the history of the home as well as how they ended up there. The rooms were beautifully done and everything we needed for out stay or needed to know for our stay was there at our fingertips or easily available thru our grad opus hosts. We felt like family from the start. The breakfast was all homemade and scrumptious!!! It was served in a warm, family friendly atmosphere. If only we could give it 6 stars! Marek & Lori James from CT who will be back again!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Hi! Thanks for the kind review! We appreciate it! We hope you come back again in the not too distance future! Cheers, Nell

Wonderful Inn

4.8 on August 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Cornell Inn in August. The inn is close to town and an easy walk. The breakfasts were delicious, and coffee, tea, cocoa and cookies were available the rest of the day. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Our room was Lucy. It was lovely. It had a bit of a musty smell when we first arrived, but we opened the windows and that took care of it. Although located on the street side, we found it to be quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! Thanks a bunch! Hope to see you again next year! Cheers, Nell

First class alll the way!!

5 on August 26, 2014

Took care of everything. Even provided lawn chairs for Tanglewood.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review. Glad you had fun at Tanglewood. Hope to see you again next year! Cheers, Nell

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Location Type

The Central Berkshires of MA, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

-91 north to exit 14 (MASS turnpike; 90 west) -Take 90 West to exit 2 (Lee) -Drive 7 miles north on 20, into Lenox -Take tight left onto 7-A (remember the "A") -We are 1/2 mile down on the right - red sign on the tree -Drive safely; we'll see you soon!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theater Festival, Wineries, Fruit Orchards, Country Stores, Antiques, Equestrian Center, Shaker Village, Yoga & Health, Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, The Mount, The Clark, Mass MoCA, Mansions, Nature Trails, Shakespeare & Co., Barrington Stage, The Colonial, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Above available either, on property, or within 2M, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm - 9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Please, loyally participate in our property-wide policy
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited CONSTANT, PARENTAL supervision REQUIRED: pond on property
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited You must call before making reservation. Policy on website

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends during Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct and during certain holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: If staying one night, your deposit is equal to the full room rate for that night. 
If staying multiple nights, your deposit is equal to half of your stay (pre-tax); balance to be paid upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel 14 days or more outside of your check-in date you will be charged $35.00. If you need to cancel 14 days or less for any reason you will be charged the full amount of your reservation.



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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast on our deck, by the pond and waterfall, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , or to special diets!, Alert us to allergy!

Signature Dish

This dish became famous over the 2010 holiday season, garnering recipe-requests, one after the other, appropriately dedicating it THE signature dish of The Cornell! Our guarantee: you won't have room for lunch! Total prep time: about an hour Total cook time: about an hour Total dine time: about a MINUTE Our recommendation: Allow time to savor!

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203 Main St. , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)

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