Enchanting...distinctive...immaculate...memorable! “Brookside” and “Pondside” country motels offer 7 guest room types, private baths, some dual Jacuzzi’s, upscale amenities, and free WI-FI. A light continental breakfast is included. Popular Pub. Stay with us once, and we know you’ll become part of our perennial guest list! Shyly hidden from the road on park-like grounds, "Brookside" offers "mountain cabin" decor, Cushman rock maple furniture, Waverly-Schumacher designs, lattice footbridges, perennial gardens, a stately gazebo, and rocking chairs along the porch. "Pondside" rooms offer a bright country cottage décor. It is situated alongside a lovely duck pond with a stone footbridge and tall evergreens. There is a “Sweetheart Room" & a “3 Room Suite” with a full kitchen. For "Suites" Reviews please be sure to note that we have a separate "1896 Country Inn" Listing
Whether you choose our "Brookside"or "Pondside" Motel, you'll find your accommodations enchanting, distinctive, immaculate, and memorable! Rooms offered have 2 queen beds, free WI-FI, private full baths, telephones with free long distance & local calls, coffee makers, irons & ironing boards, cable TV with remote, hair dryers, individually controlled heat and air conditioning. There is a heated pool in season, and a very popular Pub and fine dining restaurant on property. There are many other room options available. $15 per additional adult guest over double occupancy
Nightly Rate: $69 - $154
"Country King" Room is located at "Brookside" and has one king 4 poster bed, private full bath with Jacuzzi,free hi-speed wireless internet, telephone with free local calls, coffee maker, iron & ironing board, cable TV with remote, hair dryer, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and continental breakfast. There is a heated pool in season, and a very popular Pub and fine dining restaurant on property. You'll find your accommodations enchanting, distinctive, immaculate, and memorable! There are many other room options available.
$89 - $159 Nightly Rate: $89 - $159
3.0 on July 08, 2013
We stayed on a wild rainy night but were cozy and comfortable in our room. The room was clean and nicely appointed. Breakfast was an expanded version of a continental breakfast one finds in most chain hotels these days.
4.4 on April 11, 2013
My husband and I haave traveled a great deal and our favorite spot to go back to is the 1896 House Brookside. We are greeted by the staff as though we are family. Our room is always neat and clean and the breakfast room/food is scrumptious . We have met many guests from Europe and other parts of this country. They all say the same thing. This place is an "oasis". Our feeling too!
4.2 on September 05, 2012
I made my rsvn online and when my mother and I arrived, we were both very pleased with how clean the room was (Pondside rooms). Very well maintained, comfy, and nice! The friendly ducks and geese who live on the nearby pond were an added bonus. We had dinner and breakfast the next morning at '6 House, the restaurant affiliated with the motel. Mom had the beer-battered scallops and fries, I had the lobster salad entree. Delicious! We spent quite a lot of time reading the menu (provided in the information binder in our room) -- the menu was extensive and it ALL looked really good. We wished we could have had more meals there! Breakfast the next morning was plentiful and good: fluffy scrambled eggs, bacon, assorted cereals and breads, yogurt and fruits, juice, GOOD coffee! We would definitely stay there again.
5 on July 13, 2012
There are too many wonderful things to list about this place in just one review. So, I'll keep it short and sweet... the staff is very kind, the rooms are clean and cozy, the grounds are beautiful, and the food rocks! I highly recommend a stay at The 1896 House in Williamstown.
5 on June 30, 2012
LOVE this place! KID FRIENDLY! My grandkids are treated very well by the restaurant staff and the owner suggested that they throw rocks in the brook! Only $89.00 for a very nice room next to a babbling brook with a short walk over a little bridge for dinner! This place has it all for this grandma to visit her grandbabies!!
4.2 on May 04, 2012
I wanted to hike in the Berkshires and explore the area. After a long day it was a pleasure to find this cozy charming place staffed by very helpful pleasant people. The little brook runny through the property was lovely to see in the moonlight. I will stay there again.
4.0 on April 16, 2012
Hands down -- best place to stay for a rustic yet comfortable experience. Will go back!
4.0 on December 13, 2011
We arrived on Dec11 to the 1896 Brookside and Pondside motel- the room was spotless,and the complimentary hot breakfast at the Pub was delicious and self serve---we would come back again!
4.4 on October 03, 2011
We don't normally splurge for inn/hotel rooms, but it was my wife's birthday (in April) so we decided to take a chance on the 1896 and splurge for one of the suites. It was definitely worth it--beautifully decorated, very roomy, lovely jacuzzi, with cooked-to-order breakfast just next door. Plus the owners have two airedales, our favorite kind of dog. And just down the street is the Clark Art Institute and the fabulous Mezze Bistro (one of the best restaurants we've ever been to). We liked it so much that when we returned to Williamstown this summer we stayed there again (in the same suite--#202, Turn of the Century) and it was just as wonderful. The Inn also features lower-cost rooms in their Brookside Motel and Pondside motels nearby. And the Pub has a fun bar atmosphere and delicious food, with cozy highback chairs and romantic nooks in the dining area, if you don't feel like wandering down the road to eat in town. Excellent website as well--what you see is truly what you get. Highly recommended.
4.0 on July 13, 2011
Beautiful setting, great staff, the room was quaint and very very clean. Breakfast was ok, fine if you just want to get some coffee and a quick bite. Have to agree that the eggs tasted like they were powdered. We stayed in the Sweetheart room and it was very nice and comfortable, with a reasonable price. I loved that they had well behaved and friendly dogs and a cat on the premises as I missed mine from home. We spent an afternoon at the pool, which was clean and refreshing. The location can't be beat. Close to town yet far out enough to enjoy the nature. Will definitely stay again!
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles
From NY 87 (Northway) Take Exit 6 (Schnectady Troy & Watervliet). Take right off ramp. Travel a full 45 minutes up and down a mountain until you reach Route 7 in Williamstown Massachusetts. (Ignore the Route 7 E-W half way near the Stuarts in New York) Take Rt. 7 North (left) in Williamstown. We are 1/2 mile on right
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Microwave, refrigerators, VCR's available, Some rooms with dual jacuzzi's,kitchette, One kitchen suite
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian