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
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 24, 2016

Everything was excellent! The grounds are very nice, the location is good (close to small downtown area of Lenox, and walking trails), our room (Mamie suite) was lovely, and their breakfast was delicious. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and came by the breakfast area to chat with people every morning. Overall, very nice place, would stay there again!

Innkeeper Response
We're glad to read your first time at a B&B was a pleasant one! Thank-you for your nice review. We greatly appreciate it! Best Wishes- Nell & Tim


An Unexpected Delight

4.8 on September 23, 2016

My wife and I picked the Cornell Inn as a convenient lodging in an out-of-the-way stop on our New England vacation. It turned out to be worth going out-of-our-way to stay there, and we stayed longer than originally intended. The rooms are charming and comfortable. The common areas cozy, including a small wine and beer bar for inn guests. The included breakfast buffet is abundant and varied, and the staff is willing to prepare special requests if they can. But what makes the Cornell especially enjoyable are the innkeeper/owners, Tim and Nell McCaffery. They are wonderfully gracious and helpful, and willing to go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. We highly recommend it for overnight or, preferably, a longer stay.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, what a thoughtful, detailed and kind review. Thank-you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We greatly appreciate it, as will our future guests! Thanks again- Nell & Tim


Lovely B&B

5 on September 16, 2016

This is a wonderful place to stay...located within close distance to points of interest in the area. The room was attractive and clean. The breakfast was great with many choices and we ate outside overlooking the fishpond. Tim, the owner was pleasant and helpful. Such a pretty place to stay!! Loved it.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank-you for taking the time to write us a review. We truly appreciate it! Best Wishes- Nell & Tim McCaffery


Comfy Place!

4.8 on September 15, 2016

This is a great place to stay & relax, & the hospitality is A plus! People are welcoming & helpful during your stay. There are refreshments in the afternoon & breakfast waiting in the morning! In the summer it's nice to sit outside & enjoy the peace in the area! I highly recommend it!

Innkeeper Response
Hi Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us during your respite to the Berkshires. We hope you chose to visit us again down the road- Cheers, Nell & Tim


very good experience

3.4 on September 14, 2016

very friendly, lovely spot, walking distance from center of town, great breakfast and cookies

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, we're glad you chose to stay with us while visiting the Berkshires. Thanks Nell & Tim


Great Place to Stay

4.6 on September 13, 2016

My Husband and I stayed here recently. The inn is homey and the staff are very nice. The continental breakfast was great. They have any outdoor area with a fish pond and waterfall. We had a great time and would definitely stay again.


Very nice surprise

4.8 on September 11, 2016

We were ther with a group of 24 people in 13 rooms. Th entire group was really surprised by the friendlyness of the owners and the very nice romms. The best was the breakfast exceeding all our expectations. Thank you very much.

Innkeeper Response
Hi- So glad you enjoyed your time with us, we appreciate you taking the time to write us a review- Best Wishes- Nell & Tim


Labor Day 2016

4.0 on September 09, 2016

Excellent as always.

Innkeeper Response
Glad you once again enjoyed your time with us, we appreciate you choosing to stay with us time and time again- Cheers, Nell & Tim


What a nice place

5 on September 07, 2016

Everything was great and the owners are very friendly. It's in a perfect location and the property is maintained very well.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your time with us while in the beautiful Berkshires! Best Wishes- Nell & Tim


Cornell Inn B&B, will go back again

4.4 on September 06, 2016

Lovely gardens, centrally located and very friendly inn keepers.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review- We're glad you chose to stay with us! 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!