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Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast

203 Main St. , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)
288 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 room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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Great place and wonderful hosts and staff!

4.8 on September 30, 2014

Just add a little more lighting to the rooms

Just like home

4.8 on September 28, 2014

In between my business travels I have upgraded to Cornell Inn from a usual hotel stay. Starting from the welcoming check in, until I left the next morning, I felt like at home. Tim and the whole family were so kind and caring, no request have been left unattended. Rooms were delightfully decorated and immaculately clean. Lounge area comfy and warm, which was a good opportunity to chat with other guests. Finally breakfast was impossible to describe with words. You have to try it to believe. Although there were only eight rooms accommodated at that time, breakfast buffet was full of interesting tastes. Frittata was the best I ever had followed by banana pancakes and pumpkin French toast, all were adorable. No need to mention that I could not have any lunch that day following the breakfast. Thank you Cornell Inn Family. Looking forward to my next visit soonest. Tolga Gorgun

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself! Yes, we are quite spoiled with kitchen staff as they can cook up some AMAZING eatables. Thank goodness I love to run and that Kennedy Park Nature Preserve is right behind out property to take a good hike after one of our scrumptious breakfasts. Hope to see you soon! Nell

Comfortable, Welcoming, and Enjoyable Inn

5 on September 27, 2014

We stayed two nights and had a very pleasant experience. The owner, Tim, was very welcoming. He couldn't have been nicer. The grounds are especially beautiful and we enjoyed coffee sitting on the patio next to the waterfall. The rooms are very comfortable and well maintained. The location was perfect - right in the middle of everything. The breakfasts were truly outstanding, much more than we expected. We especially liked the small pub (Tim was the bartender). We'll definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
We're glad you enjoyed yourselves at our B&B. Yes, Tim, my hubby, he's quite a lad and always knows how to make everyone feel at home and welcome! Looking forward to your return visit! Cheers, Nell

Lenox B&B Fall Weekend was a hit!

4.8 on September 26, 2014

Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast was confortable, cozy and fun. We felt a part of the breakfast preparations as we helped ourselves to delicious morsels and chatted about things of interest to do that day. Their books about the local history were fun to peruse and the owners were helpful about dining reservations. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

Weekend away

4.2 on September 26, 2014

It was exactly what I had expected. The house was well maintained, the house and rooms were very clean and the buffet breakfast was hearty and a cut above. Tim was a delight to meet and very helpful. I would stay here again next time I'm out in Lenox.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself with us and during your visit to the Berkshires. Best Wishes Nell

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We greatly appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed yourself in the Berkshires. Cheers, Nell

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

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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

Historic Inn, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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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