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

Comfy Place!

4.0 on August 24, 2016

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.


Enjoyable Stay

4.8 on August 20, 2016

Normally we stay at another (pricier) B&B in Lenox, but because of availability there we chose the Cornell Inn and were very pleasantly surprised on this, out first, stay there. The inn is very comfortable, everyone on staff pleasant and helpful, the buffet breakfast was very good with indoor or outdoor dining (no menu, but you could get eggs any style on request) and the room we had (Francis) was very roomy. The inn is an easy walk to town and convenient to all the attractions. We will certainly return.


A sunny stay in spite of a rainy week end

4.6 on August 18, 2016

you could not find a better place to stay in Lenox : absolutely delightful hostess and host ready to provide anything to make your stay pleasurable , lovely buildings and delicious breakfast !


Highly recommended

4.2 on August 17, 2016

This great B&B is excellently located in Lenox, close to Tanglewood. The staff is very warm and helpful. The accommodations are always neat, well maintained, and the breakfasts are awesome. The outdoor dining area is lovely. We enjoy coming back every summer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for visiting with us every summer, we greatly appreciate it! Best Wishes- Nell & Tim


friendly, cozy, comfortable, and close to Tanglewood

5 on August 15, 2016

Friends and I have spent a summer weekend here for a number of years now. The owners and staff are very friendly and happy to accommodate special requests. The rooms, each a little different, are tastefully outfitted and the beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is hearty and there are snacks and beverages available all day.

Innkeeper Response
Thank-you for taking the time to write us a review. We greatly appreciate it and your loyalty to our B&B each summer. Take Care- Nell & Tim


A Great Place to Stay

5 on August 12, 2016

This is our second stay at The Cornell Inn in Lenox. The sweet, old-fashioned room was immaculately clean, and a well-stocked bath was carefully attended to each day. The breakfasts were delicious with a variety of choices every day. The home baked muffins and cookies in the afternoon were a treat. Tim and Nell were always available to assist with directions and dining recommendations. They couldn't have been more helpful. All told, this was a perfect vacation spot.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, you make us SOUND AMAZING!! Thank-you so much for your kind review. We hope you chose to come back again for year 3! Cheers, Nell & Tim


Great value in a beautiful setting.

3.8 on August 12, 2016

A lovely, very convenient Inn in the heart of Lenox, Mass. close to Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., Stockbridge, and convenient to Jacob's Pillow. Good value in a warm, country setting. Tim is a great host and serves a lovely buffet breakfast. We will definitely be returning. Make sure you are aware of which room you are reserving as each is unique and therefore varies in size and amenities.

Innkeeper Response
We really appreciate you taking the time to write us such a kind review. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves during your stay- Best Wishes- Nell & Tim


Superlative

5 on August 09, 2016

An all around pleasure. We've stayed at the Cornell for 5 years straight.

Innkeeper Response
5 yrs straight! AWESOME! THANK-YOU SO MUCH! So glad you are enjoying our place each and every year! Cheers, Nell & Tim


Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast

4.0 on August 01, 2016

Our room was fine, a little on the tired side, but clean. Service is amazing. Everyone is very friendly and breakfast was yummy. Will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Hi Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear you felt the room was "a bit tired", but happy to read you still felt it was clean. If you don't mind could you send an email to the Inn letting me know which room you stayed so I can take a look at that room and see what we can possibly due to improve it! Thanks Nell & Tim


Oral surgery stay

5 on July 31, 2016

Outstanding service

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the review! Cheers, Nell & Tim


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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!