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Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast

203 Main St. , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)
4.4
308 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!

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

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Last minutes plans work out GREAT!

4.8 on January 19, 2015

My wife and I made last minute plans to spend a day in the Berkshires. The Cornell Inn fit our needs perfectly. Great breakfast, comfortable cozy room and nice hosts.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you decided to stay with us on your last minute excursion to the Berkshires! Thanks for the nice review! Cheers, Nell


Best B&B in the Berkshires

5 on January 19, 2015

We have been coming to the Berkshires for over 40 years and have stayed at the fancy hotels and modest B&B's, but the Cornell Inn is the best of them all. Our experience last week was exceptional. We traveled to Lenox for a family event and arrived exhausted and hungry. Tim and Nell both greeted us at check-in, gave my very hungry husband a snack and Tim whisked our bags to our lovely King room with fireplace. Nell gave us a great recommendation for dinner at a local place with wonderful food. We were feeling pampered and relaxed. The room was huge with a comfy chaise for reading, two chairs for the fireplace and plenty of space for luggage, bags, etc. along with a private balcony overlooking the forest. Lots of beverages, cookies, etc. available for late night snacking. In the morning there were home made muffins, omelets, and pancakes, along with juices,sausage, bacon etc. all in a cheerful dining room with skylights and plenty of windows overlooking the quiet forest. The common spaces were lovely and furnished with soft sofas and chairs and plenty of reading materials. There is also a little bar tucked into a corner for guests. We left refreshed and renewed! The Cornell Inn is our new go-to place in the Berkshires.

Innkeeper Response
WOW! Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review. We're glad you took a chance on us and were pleasantly surprised! I'm glad your escape to the Berkshires gave you the R&R you were looking for and we hope to see you again! Cheers, Nell


Loved This Place!

4.8 on January 15, 2015

My wife and I loved our stay here. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, the house was beautiful and relaxing, and the food was excellent. We plan on going back!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to your return! Best Wishes Nell


Wonderful gateaway!

4.8 on January 04, 2015

The Cornell Inn is a sweet and cozy B & B ideally located to Lenox and Stockbridge. We loved the room called "Bess" (as in Bess Truman) which had a working fireplace and a canopy bed. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. We loved the breakfast buffet....everything was homemade and absolutely delicious. The breakfast eating area is lovely...there is a section with surrounding glass windows that looks out on to the garden. We would definitely return with bells on our toes!

Innkeeper Response
Hi! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and within the beautiful Berkshires. Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! Hope to see you again in the not too distant future! Cheers, Nell


A gorgeous setting made even better by amazing inn keepers

5 on December 18, 2014

Stayed here for two nights right after a snow storm blanketed the area. I can't describe how beautiful the grounds were covered in snow with a small waterfall cascading off the back deck. The breakfast room faces this gorgeous view! The inn keepers are more than friendly and go out of their way to meet any and every need. The hospitality was unmatched. Our room was amazing, we had the Martha room. The fireplace roaring with a fresh blanket of snow and a lovely king sized bed, two wing backed chairs, refrigerator and coffee maker, and we were tempted to never leave the room. The inn is a stone's throw from the Shakespeare Theater and amazing dining. We will be back in the summer!!! Don't miss this Inn!! It was the best I have stayed in in the Berkshires!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the detailed and kind review. We greatly appreciate it! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in our neck of the woods. Looking forward to your return visit! Best Wishes Nell


Wonderful stay

4.8 on December 06, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights, and wish I could have stayed longer. I checked into my room in the lovely main house, to be met at the door by the smell of hot apple cider and gluten-free cookies. I stayed in "Helen", on the second floor. It was a medium sized room with a queen bed; I would imagine that it might be a little tight for 2 people with luggage, but it was great for one. The bed was comfortable, everything was clean, and I loved the antique style furnishings and decor. The B&B is just gorgeous, and it has a beautiful, large outdoor patio with tables for the warm months. Breakfast was delicious, and there is also the tavern open in the afternoon and evenings. It was nice sitting in the common area with a glass of wine, while perusing the book of menus from local restaurants, trying to decide where to eat. The owners were extremely friendly, and always on hand to give suggestions and advice. The location was good, a 3 minute drive from the business district (or a nice walk if it were warm), and there was plenty of parking. And it was really affordable considering everything. I couldn't have asked for a better stay. Will definitely be back!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and your time in Lenox! Thanks Nell


Exceeded our expectations!

5 on November 28, 2014

The Cornell Inn had everything we wanted in a country inn: romance and comfort . Our room, "Barbara" was absolutely adorable with a queen canopy bed, wood burning fireplace and charming period details. It was also very clean, spacious and well furnished. The common areas and grounds were also nicely furnished and well maintained. The homemade breakfast was delicious. The Cornell Inn definitely exceeded our expectations, especially given the affordable cost relative to the other inns in the area.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you taking the time to write us such a thoughtful and detailed review. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves with us! Hope to see you again in 2015! Best Wishes Nell


wonderful experience

5 on November 25, 2014

First time at a b&b...loved it! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Innkeeper Response
Wow, glad to hear your first experience at a B&B was a positive one! Hope you come back for another visit in 2015! Thanks Nell


Well run establishment

5 on November 20, 2014

These people know what they are doing!! Well run inn and staff appears to like what they're doing. I.e. taking care of guests, making sure they're comfortable and welcome. Breakfast was a feast!!! We'd stay there again! .

Innkeeper Response
Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves, thanks for the review Hope to see you again down the road! Nell


Lovely weekend stay!

4.4 on November 19, 2014

I recently had a very relaxing stay at the Cornell Inn which is perfectly located near the restaurants and shops in Lenox. Nell and her staff were so helpful and pleasant! Breakfast was great and we felt very much at home. We will definitely return, especially given the wonderful hospitality and value. A little gem in Lenox!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! I'm glad you had an enjoyable time with us and in the Berkshires. We look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes- 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

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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, 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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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 and Lance Fyfe

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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

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!


Details

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

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