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

Worth your stay

5 on May 15, 2016

Tim and Nell are wonderful hosts and their inn offers lovely rooms, a terrific breakfast repast and well-kept grounds. We've stayed in a number of beautifully-appointed accommodations between last summer and thus April. The daily breakfast buffet spread is plentiful with a great variety of choices from pancakes and sausage to scrambled eggs and omelettes made to order. Freshly baked muffins are available also. Eating can be inside or al fresco and sitting or dining on the deck by the miniature waterfall, watching the carp is relaxing. Tim and Nell are friendly and gracious, attentive and readily available to answer questions or offer information. The walk to historic Lenox is about an easy thirty minutes walk where one can find numerous restaurants, an old-fashioned bookstore, shopping places and brick paths to walk on. For more adventurous souls are such attractions as Tanglewood, Edith Wharton 's home and the Berkshires.


Quaint Accommodations/Friendly Staff

5 on May 12, 2016

The owners, Tim and Nell, are very personable and accommodating. Karen, their chef, makes wonderful breakfast dishes and will cook to order - the food is fantastic! We have been to the Cornell Inn twice and look forward to staying there again - and visiting with Tim, Nell, Ian and Karen.


Reasonably priced stay

4.0 on May 09, 2016

A great option in high priced Lenox. I stayed there in the early spring and could see that it would be even more lovely when the weather is a little nicer. It is close to the road, but nothing a pair of ear plugs couldn't fix. I was in a room at the front of the building, probably better further back. Tim was very helpful and welcoming. I would definitely return.


Charming B&B

4.0 on May 01, 2016

We had a wonderfull stay. The location is excellent. The Inn Keepers are very nice people, they try to help the guests in every aspect of the stay.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your time with us in our lovely corner of the globe. Best Wishes, Nell


Wonderful Inn for a weekend get-away!

4.8 on April 25, 2016

Great quiet room with a wonderful bed, delicious breakfast, close to shops and restaurants AND reasonably priced. What more could you ask for!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your thoughtful review. We are a glad you enjoyed your time with us in the Berkshires. Best Wishes, Nell McCaffery


Comfortable and Welcoming

3.4 on April 14, 2016

The room was a perfect size and comfortable. We read it had a jacuzzi tub but it is definitely a one person tub (no romantic jacuzzi time). That was a bit of a bummer. The breakfast in the morning was buffet style and was delicious with many great choices. It was also right next to hiking trails which we enjoyed! Overall it was a nice night away from home!

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, thank-you for taking the time to pass on your review. Best Wishes, Nell


Everything was wonderful!

5 on April 06, 2016

Helpful staff,clean comfortable rooms. Walkways shoveled early of snow. Will definitely stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind review, we greatly appreciate it. Sorry Mother Nature was a bit testy during your visit. She definitely keeps us all on our toes here at the Inn- Cheers, Nell


Weekend in the Berkshires

5 on March 02, 2016

Had a wonderful stay, was the perfect getaway from the nearby Hudson Valley in New York. Service was top notch and made us feel right at home. Stayed in the room "Dolly" in the main house. Tim and Nell were very welcoming. The breakfast was excellent. Easy drive into Stockbridge and Great Barrington. Can't wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your time with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Hope to see you back in the not too distant future- Cheers, Nell


Great stay with delicious breakfasts

4.2 on March 01, 2016

The breakfasts were truly special. All the small details were in place including "half and half" for coffee, variety of choices and pleasant staff to greet you and chat.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad you enjoyed the breakfasts by Miss Karen and Miss Alina, we are fortunate to have them as part of our team. They really do have some great skills in the kitchen! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! Cheers, Nell


A Wonderful Weekend Getaway

5 on February 19, 2016

My wife and I got away for a last-minute winter weekend in the Berkshires with our six-month old. We had a wonderful time at the Cornell! The staff were incredibly accommodating and kind. The room (Hannah) was more than enough space for our 2.5 folks and the added floor was a great extra space for the baby. They have hot cider, coffee, and snacks all day, as well as their own little pub in the main building with local craft brews in bottles. We had a wonderful stay during a historically cold weekend and can't recommend them more highly!


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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!