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Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast

203 Main St. , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)
295 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 room4.1
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.4

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Best B&B stay during our New England Fall Color Tour

5 on October 20, 2014

We stayed in the Caroline room for 2 nights. It is located in the main house and faces the front of the property. A wonderful porch with Adirondack Rockers were just outside our room. The room was beautifully decorated and had a working wood burning fireplace. The hosts were fantastic and super accommodating. The breakfast delicious beyond our wildest expectations--blueberry crumble, pumpkin white chocolate chip muffins, frittatas, pumpkin and apple pancakes,sausages, fresh fruit, yogurt and much more. The eating area opens up to a beautiful deck with a waterfall and koi swimming about. A wonderful way to start the day, or enjoy a restful reprieve any time of the day.A quaint tavern on premises. Beautiful walks nearby. Can't wait to go back again!....Steve & Leigh, Oct 2014

Great Stay in a great House!

4.8 on October 16, 2014

We stayed in the Room Barbara, which was very clean, comfortable and had a very good size even for a longer stay. Additionally, it has a fireplace which can be used and makes a great athmosphere! The Inn is kept very neat and the owners are present almost all the time. Any question is quickly answered and we had now problems that needed solving. The breakfast is really good and every day a little different. It can get a little crowdy in the breakfast area, but this way you get to meet new people :-)

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and in the Berkshires. Best Wishes Nell

Perfect for work or play

5 on October 15, 2014

Stayed here one night for business and then stretched it into a mini-vacation for two more nights. My husband and I stayed in the MacDonald house, which is only a few steps from the main inn. The room was a comfortable size and had a working wood-burning fireplace! It also had a balcony and private outdoor entrance, which was very convenient. Tim was awesome - he helped me surprise my husband by nicely setting up scotch and snacks that I'd bought ahead of time. Everyone was friendly, always had time to talk, and jumped to help at any moment. Breakfast was awesome - particularly the french toast the first morning (pumpkin almond, if memory serves - decadent!!) The town of Lenox is an easy half mile downhill, and we found the residents extremely friendly throughout our visit. Lots of great restaurants and shops. We were a few weeks before peak fall colors, so it was beautiful hiking weather and not crowded anywhere we went. The Cornell Inn exceeded all of our expectations. Of the several B&Bs we've frequented over the last year or so, this was easily our favorite, and we will definitely return!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review, we greatly appreciate it! Yes, our breakfasts are amazing, and my husband, well he's always been one to extend a hand be it asked or not. Glad you had a good stay! Cheers, Nell

Very relaxing

4.6 on October 14, 2014

Quiet little town,was a great place to go to just relax. The owners are very pleasant and fun to be around.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the nice review. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Cheers, Nell

Good choice

3.8 on October 08, 2014

Cornell Inn is a well priced b&b in the lovely town of Lenox. Walk into town and restaurants was an easy 10-15mins walk. Room was a good size and well appointed with period furnishings, only problem was that the bed was very squeaky which meant that sleep was quite disturbed when one of us moved around. Owners were very friendly and very helpful in providing information about the local area. Breakfast was great and we were able to use the microwave to heat food if we chose to eat in. Lovely touch was the freshley baked cookies every afternoon. We would certainly recommend this place.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind review, we're glad you had fun while with us. I'm sorry your sleep was disturbed. If you wouldn't mind, please send us an email to the Inn at and let us know which room you were in so we can have a look at the bed. Cheers, Nell

Marvellous host

4.2 on October 06, 2014

The most outstanding part of our overnight stay was the hospitality of the host. His friendliness was fabulous, made us feel so welcome. A lovely place to stay, excellent breakfast set up and we loved having our own little balcony overlooking the forest. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind review. We hope you come again for another visit! Nell

From Seashore to Autumnal colors of the Birkshires

3.6 on October 05, 2014

We throughly enjoyed our stay and would most certainly return. The bed was comfortable, breakfast interesting and varied. The flowers had mostly bid farewell, but based of a tour of the grounds, it must be beautiful in warmer seasons. There are several quiet places to sit with a book, tea or wine both inside and out. The Inn is a short walk to town filled with shops, The Wit Gallery and we dined on Church Street at the Bistro. Delicious innovative food with great waitstaff and friendly patrons.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review our Inn. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Great place and wonderful hosts and staff!

4.8 on September 30, 2014

Just add a little more lighting to the rooms

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the tip! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! Cheers, Nell

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

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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:

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

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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  • 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
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] 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: Prior approval required You must call before making reservation. Policy on website
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Limited

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!

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

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