Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast

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

About

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!

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Quick Visit

3.8 on July 25, 2016

Quick overnight stop in the Berkshires. Excellent experience. Very relaxing ambiance from the waterfall. Would stay again.


Our favorite place in the Berkshires

5 on July 23, 2016

An all around pleasure, from the check in, to the beautiful rooms, to the great meals.


A very nice place to stay. Excellent breakfast.

4.0 on July 11, 2016

A very nice place to stay. Excellent breakfast. Somewhat pricy but they know that they have you being so close to Tanglewood. Would probably look for a more economical place but it was the July 4th weekend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank-you for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfast. I'm sorry to read you found us overpriced. In regards to us being expensive, as you noted, it was the 4th of July week-end, an expensive holiday excursion in any tourist town. I think you'll find if you do a bit of research that although we hover around the 4th and 5th in regards to ranking as the best B&B's in Lenox, via Trip Advisor. surprising to many is that in regards to price point we are on the mid to lower end, even lower than many of the Inns ranked behind us. Cheers, Nell


Great stay at Cornell Inn

5 on July 08, 2016

We stayed at the Inn for three nights over 4th of July weekend. The owners and staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were delicious and got us off to a great start everyday for our hiking and biking adventures. Clean and comfortable room. Beautiful outdoor dining by a koi pond. Will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed yourselves over the holiday. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we greatly appreciate it, as do our future guests- Cheers, Nell


Great stay!

5 on July 07, 2016

This was a great choice for the money. The innkeepers are fabulous, the rooms are well appointed and clean. Everyone was very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. outside area very quaint, yummy breakfast! We also had some late night snacks after a concert!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us! Cheers, Nell


Just excellent

5 on July 05, 2016

We stayed for in Lenox for a James Taylor concert at Tanglewood. Everything at the Inn was perfect (Barbara room). . Thank you so much.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you had fun, thanks for the review- Cheers, Nell


Perfect

5 on June 23, 2016

Great innkeepers, very friendly and accommodating. Great value for the area and beautiful grounds. Always snacks in the lobby and a perfect breakfast. I would definitely stay here again!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you had a good time with us and enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Cheers, Nell


Cornell bed an breakfast stay

5 on June 10, 2016

What a beautiful place to stay. The owners are wonderful and make you feel right at home. The pictures online don't do the inn justice... It is so much prettier in person. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!!! The breakfast is soooo delish

Innkeeper Response
What a thoughtful and kind review, we truly appreciate it. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Best Wishes Nell & Tim McCaffery


Lovely location and accommodation

4.0 on June 03, 2016

We stayed just one night but it is a lovely location and within walking distance to Lenox, about 15 minutes. The room ( Abigail) was beautifully furnished and was spotlessly clean. Breakfast was buffet style and with a range of hot and cold food. The blueberry pancakes were the best I've had for ages. Service was friendly and efficient.

Innkeeper Response
Thank-you for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes- Nell & Tim McCaffery


Worth your stay

5 on May 15, 2016

Tim and Nell are wonderful hosts and their inn offers lovely rooms, a terrific breakfast repast and well-kept grounds. We've stayed in a number of beautifully-appointed accommodations between last summer and thus April. The daily breakfast buffet spread is plentiful with a great variety of choices from pancakes and sausage to scrambled eggs and omelettes made to order. Freshly baked muffins are available also. Eating can be inside or al fresco and sitting or dining on the deck by the miniature waterfall, watching the carp is relaxing. Tim and Nell are friendly and gracious, attentive and readily available to answer questions or offer information. The walk to historic Lenox is about an easy thirty minutes walk where one can find numerous restaurants, an old-fashioned bookstore, shopping places and brick paths to walk on. For more adventurous souls are such attractions as Tanglewood, Edith Wharton 's home and the Berkshires.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, thanks for the kind and detailed review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay in our little corner of the world. I'm glad you enjoyed the pond and the goldfish, as well as the quick 10 city block walk to downtown Lenox. We are fortunate that we can get to town easily, but just as easily escape the hustle and bustle when the summer traffic becomes a bit cumbersome. Take Care Nell


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Rooms & Rates

Mamie

2 Rooms: Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Living Room with Full Murphy Bed, Fireplace, Shower, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Eating Area, Deck, Second Floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ida

Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Cable TV, A/C, Wheelchair Accessible, Audible and Visual Fire Alarm, First Floor

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

Mary Todd

Queen Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, WiFi, Deck, Second Floor

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

Barbara

Queen Canopy Bed, Bath Tub & Shower, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, WiFi, First Floor

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

Caroline

Queen antique bed, Shower, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable; Wifi, First Floor

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

Louisa

Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Deck, Cable TV, A/C, Wheelchair Accessable, Audible and Visual Fire Alarms, First Floor

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

Nancy

Queen Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Refrigerator, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, AC, Deck, Second Floor

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

Abigail

King Bed; Narrow shower; Flat panel HDTV w/ cable; Wifi, A/C, First Floor

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

Dolley

Queen Bed, Bath Tub and Shower, Sitting Area, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Wifi, Second Floor

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

Pat

Queen Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Refrigerator,Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, A/C, Deck, Second Floor

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

Martha Washington

King bed, Shower, Fireplace, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffeemaker, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Wifi, First Floor

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

Eleanor

Queen Bed, Shower,Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Second Floor

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

Eliza

Two twin beds (can be pushed together as faux King), Bathtub and Shower, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Wifi, Second Floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Rachel

Queen Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Refrigerator, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, A.C, Deck, Second Floor

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

George Washington

Queen Canopy Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Sitting Area, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, A/C, Patio, First Floor

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

Helen

Queen Bed, Shower, A/C, Second Floor, Wifi, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable

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

Bess Truman

Queen Canopy Bed, Fireplace, Shower, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, A/C, First Floor

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

Harriet

Full Bed, Shower, Flat screen, Cable TV, A/C, Wifi, Second Floor

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

Grace

Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Fireplace,Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Second Floor, Wifi

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

Harry Truman

Two twin beds (can be pushed together as faux King), Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Sitting Area with Desk, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Patio, First Floor, Wifi

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Frances

King Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Fireplace, Refrigerator, Two Sitting Areas, Deck, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C,

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Hannah Van Buren

2 Floors: Queen Bed & bath w shower in loft, Shower, Skylight, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, A/C, Living Room, Full Kitchen, Full Sofa Bed, Dining Area, Fireplace, Breakfast Bar

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

Jackie

Queen Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Fireplace, Desk, Refrigerator, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, WiFi, A/C, Deck, First Floor

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

Martin Van Buren

Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Deck, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, A/C, Second Floor Can be part of Suite with Van Buren, Hannah

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

Letita

Queen Four Post Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Refrigerator, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, A/C, Deck, First Floor

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

Edith Roosevelt

2 Floors: Queen Bed & bath w shower in loft, Shower, Skylight, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Wifi, A/C, Living Room, Full Kitchen, Full Sofa Bed, Dining Area, Fireplace, Breakfast Bar

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

Lucy

King Bed, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Desk, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, Deck, First Floor, wifi

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

Teddy Roosevelt

Queen Canopy Bed, Whirlpool Tub and Shower, Flat panel HDTV w/ cable, WiFi, A/C, Deck, Second Floor

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

Hope

This is not a valid room option. Do not book this room. Any bookings will be cancelled.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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

Directions to property:

Easy to find: we are on Main Street, 1/2 mile from the center of the village; red sign on the tree out front. GPS: 203 Main Street in Lenox, MA 01240 maps.google/

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

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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Policies

  • 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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited CONSTANT, PARENTAL supervision REQUIRED: pond on property
  • Childcare Provided: No MUST speak directly w/Innkeeper prior to making reservation
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends during Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct and during certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tim & Nell McCaffery

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: In season, 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

BlackberryFrenchToastWithTripleBerryCinnamonSauce
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!