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 GETAWAY

5 on July 20, 2015

NICE QUAINT PLACE WITH ROOMS FULL OF CHARM AND WARMTH. SERVICE IS FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING. BREAKFAST IS FRESH AND PLENTIFUL AND ATTENTION TO DIETARY NEEDS IS PRESENT. QUIET LOCATION AS WELL AS A NICE LANDSCAPED YARD/GARDENS TO SIT IN FOR BREAKFAST OR JUST READ A BOOK. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Friendly and convenient

3.2 on June 29, 2015

The innkeepers are delightful & accommodating The outdoor breakfast area is very pleasant on a nice day with fish pond & waterfall. Don't miss the hiking in the adjoining state park.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for writing us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us in the beautiful Berkshires. Fondly, Nell


Rainy night in Lenox

4.8 on June 08, 2015

The Cornell Inn was a haven on a cold and rainy evening--the common room in the main house offered warmth, light, AND fresh baked cookies and hot tea. Our innkeeper welcomed us warmly; the king size bed was very comfortable, and our hot breakfast was spectacular---with great coffee. Absolutely recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves, regardless if Mother Nature was being a bit feisty! Best Wishes- Nell


great breakfasts

4.2 on June 06, 2015

Welcoming hosts, full of helpful information about the surrounding area. Superb breakfasts with all sorts of home cooked options. Cookies, tea and coffee throughout the day, Very pleasant sitting room and outdoor space

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for writing us a such a nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting the Berkshires. Cheers, Nell


cozy and comfortable

4.2 on June 01, 2015

Room was comfortable and clean, breakfast tasty and more than sufficient with variation from one day to next, hosts were very welcoming and helpful, afternoon snacks a tasty plus. Delightful experience altogether.

Innkeeper Response
Glad you enjoyed yourself while in the beautiful Berkshires. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate the feedback! Cheers, Nell


Wonderful B&B

5 on May 28, 2015

Everything was great! Room was clean and spacious (also had a mini fridge/microwave), staff were very friendly and helpful, and breakfast was tasty (fruit, quiche, cheesecake/berry French toast, etc.). Think it was 5-10 min walk to the "downtown" (?) area with the restaurants, but we drove so I never found out. Definitely recommend, and would go back!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us in the Berkshires. Best Wishes- Nell


Memorial Weekend In Lenox - Tangelwood - Cornell Inn B&B

4.8 on May 28, 2015

Great place and great value! Walking distance to Lenox restaurants. Clean and quaint. Breakfast was more than expected, fresh and plentiful. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Would recommend to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you enjoyed yourself with us while visiting the Berkshires. Cheers, Nell


Best B&B stay yet!

4.6 on May 09, 2015

We stayed at the Cornell Inn for a quick weekend getaway and it turned out to be a real mini vacation. As we sat outside on the patio by the koi pond eating an absolutely delicious breakfast and sipping some of the best coffee with the sun shining down, life felt really great! Our suite was so cozy that it just felt like being home, but with none of the housekeeping. Nell & Tim were so welcoming, friendly and helpful that we are not only coming back again, but also bringing our family!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us while in the Berkshires. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Cheers, Nell


Lovely B&B

4.2 on April 28, 2015

It's a lovely inn. The innkeepers are very pleasant and attentive to their guest needs.

Innkeeper Response
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves in the Berkshires.... Cheers, Nell


Wonderful trip for out anniversary

4.8 on April 16, 2015

We went to the Cornell Inn for our anniversary and had an absolutely wonderful time. the room (Pat) had a four-poster bed, a fireplace, and a whirlpool tub. Everything we wanted for a romantic weekend away.

Innkeeper Response
Hi! Glad your romantic getaway worked out well! Hope to see you come back again down the road- Cheers, 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

Ida

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mary Todd

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Barbara

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Caroline

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Louisa

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nancy

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abigail

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Dolley

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Pat

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Martha Washington

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Eleanor

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

Rachel

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

Helen

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bess Truman

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Harriet

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Grace

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

Frances

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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

Jackie

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

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

Lucy

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Teddy Roosevelt

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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!