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1896 House Brookside & Pondside Country Motels

910 Cold Spring Road , Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (Show map)
57 Reviews
$64 - $152
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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

Rooms & Rates

2 Queen Beds

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $69 - $154

Country King

"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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$89 - $159 Nightly Rate: $89 - $159

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.0

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Adequate, quiet and comfortable lodging

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.

Oasis is a fast passed world

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!

Clean, cozy and cute!

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.

Excellent place to stay!

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!!

cozy charming accomodations

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.

best place to stay in Williamstown

4.0 on April 16, 2012

Hands down -- best place to stay for a rustic yet comfortable experience. Will go back!

Cozy Inn & Motel in the Berkshires-1896 House-Pondside

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!

a surprisingly luxurious place in Williamstown

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.

Great place!

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!

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles

Directions to property:

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

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: After 2 PM
  • Check Out:: By 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Saturdays in season & holidays, 2 nights
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be promptly refunded if the reservation is cancelled seven days prior to the arrival date. For multiple reservations of 6 rooms or more, a 30-day notice is required. Cancellations are subject to a $10.00 administration fee per room.



Denise & Sue

Languages spoken

A Little French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8 AM-10AM
  • Serving Location: Self serve. Take to room or Brook or Pond

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Details Diamond Collection

910 Cold Spring Road , Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (Show map)

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