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

Stayed to go to Tanglewood

4.2 on August 17, 2015

My wife and I were attending a Sunday evening concert at Tanglewood, and stayed over. Everything was very nice, but our only comment / criticism would be that when we booked the room, the website said this was the last room, and it was priced at $330 (with tax) one of the higher priced rooms they have. However, when we arrive Sunday afternoon, there was a "vacancy" sign up. We would have been happy with one of their smaller, less pricey rooms, but they were not shown as "available". I am assuming this is probably a common practice in Lenox, as we saw many other Inns and B&Bs with signs showing "vacancy" on Sunday afternoon, when just one week earlier online their websites showed "no availability". No new strategy next time will be to go old school and arrive earlier, drive around and incur about these "vacancies"...my bet is I get a better rate.

Innkeeper Response
Hi, thanks for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. I'd like to provide some information regarding your comment. At the time you booked the room (10 days prior to your stay), it was the only available room at our inn. As you know, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma were at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra that evening, and they always draw a crowd. Many Lenox inns are booked to 100% during summer weekends and during key Tanglewood concerts and most have a 2- or 3- night minimum all summer; in this case, we permitted a one-night stay because we had one night available in that particular room between two stays which were booked (8 and 3 months, respectively) ahead of time. To address your concern about availability--our vacancy sign was up during your visit because another guest cancelled her Friday-to-Monday reservation with short notice (on Thursday) and we were unable to rebook the Sunday night of her reservation. Believe me, we would have preferred to have all of the rooms booked, but we ended up with one empty room on that Sunday night. For future reference, it is possible that you may occasionally get a better rate as a "walk in" later in the day, but most inns are usually booked to 100% on summer weekends and we usually only have same-day vacancies if there is a short-notice cancellation. I hope I have shed some light on the reasons for the apparent disconnect. If you'd like more information or clarification, please call me at your convenience. We hope you choose to visit us again in the future--I recommend calling early for the best prices and most options. Cheers,


Beautiful Gardens...average rooms...wonderful value

3.4 on August 16, 2015

We spent two evenings at the Cornell Inn and had a wonderful time. The rooms and bathrooms need updating. First on the todo list should be an immediate upgrade of bath towels and the bedding. Bed and room was comfortable and peaceful. Each room has an attached outdoor sitting area overlooking the beautiful gardens and water feature. The staff was attentive (but not overly so) and friendly. Breakfast was very good and the value overall was excellent.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your input and will take it into consideration. I'm glad overall, you found our B&B to an excellent value. Happy Travels- Nell


Tanglewood visit

4.6 on August 14, 2015

Though our room was small, the inn generally was a delight: it provided an excellent, full breakfast (with a huge variety of options) which we ate in beautiful garden featuring a waterfall and a lily pond. The facility was immaculately clean and the staff friendly and helpful. For music lovers, Tanglewood is a short drive away. For nature lovers, a lovely park adjoins the property.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for your kind words. Cheers, Nell


Great for a long Tanglewood weekend

4.4 on August 14, 2015

Warm welcome, great breakfasts, prime location, good value, and all around good service have brought us back for 5 years.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your kind words and repeat business. We hope to see you next year! Best Wishes- Nell


Lovely

3.6 on July 28, 2015

We had a very nice room with plenty of space for our things and a sitting area. The breakfasts were great with lots of choices. The staff is extremely helpful and welcoming. Excellent location for Tanglewood and surrounding area. We plan to return there next year.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes, Nell


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.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your thoughtful review. We're glad you enjoyed yourself at the Inn while visiting the Berkshires. Best Wishes- Nell


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


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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!