The 1896 House property consists of our traditional Brookside and Pondside rooms, as well as our Barnside luxury suites. A free hot breakfast buffet is included with all Brookside and Pondside rooms, while a special candlelight breakfast is included with all luxury suites. For your convenience, all rooms have free wi-fi. Our guest rooms at Brookside have a distinctive New England cabin feel with rocking chairs out front. Our property is dotted with Adirondack chairs so that you can relax near the babbling brook. Pondside rooms offer bright country cottage décor and are situated alongside a lovely duck pond with a stone footbridge and tall evergreens. Barnside luxury suites have a spacious front porch with wicker furniture, perfect for enjoying the warmer months. Don't miss our cozy '6 House Pub located on property! The pub offers an extensive menu in a restored milking barn built in 1896! Enjoy breezy patio seating in season or warm up by our fire pit in colder months. Though our property is rural and peaceful, we are just a short drive from many activities such as The Clark Museum, Mass MOCA, The Norman Rockwell Museum, The Bennington Museum, Williams College, Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, Bromley Mountain Ski Resort, the Williamstown Theater Festival, Tanglewood, Mount Greylock, Taconic Golf Course, Waubeeka Golf course, hiking trails, bike trails, local farms, and more!
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!
We offer rooms with two queen beds at both Brookside and Pondside. Each room features a private full bath, cable tv, free wifi, free long distance and local calls, coffeemaker, refrigerator, iron, and hair dryer. Free hot breakfast buffet! Brookside features rocking chairs outside of each room. We offer select pet-friendly two queen rooms. Advance notice is required and fees apply. Please don't hesitate to contact us to ask about staying with your pet! $15 per additional adult guest over double occupancy.
Nightly Rate: $94 - $174
Each Deluxe Country King room at Brookside features a king bed, private full bath with jacuzzi for two, electric parlor stove, cable tv, free wireless internet, free long distance and local calls, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron, and hair dryer. Free hot breakfast buffet! Rocking chairs outside of each room.
Nightly Rate: $124 - $199
We offer rooms with two double beds at both Brookside and Pondside. Each room features a full private bath, cable tv, free wifi, free long distance and local calls, refrigerators, coffeemakers, irons, and hairdryers. Free hot breakfast buffet! Brookside features rocking chairs outside of each room. We offer select pet-friendly double bed rooms. Advance notice is required and fees apply. Please don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about staying with your pet! $15 per additional adult guest beyond double occupancy.
Nightly Rate: $84 - $164
We offer single queen rooms at both Brookside and Pondside. Each single queen room features a private full bath, cable tv, free long distance and local calls, coffeemaker, refrigerator, iron, and hair dryer. Free hot breakfast buffet! Brookside features rocking chairs outside of each room.
Nightly Rate: $89 - $169
Each of our six Barnside luxury suites is decorated in a distinctive period style. Each suite features a king bed, full private bath with jacuzzi for two, gas fireplace, sitting area, dressing room, cable tv, free wireless internet, free long distance and local calls, coffeemaker, refrigerator, iron, and hairdryer. The suites are set along a wide porch with wicker furniture. All luxury suite rates include a candlelight breakfast each morning! Two of our luxury suites feature pull-out sofas and can accommodate up to four people at an additional charge and one suite is handicap accessible.
Nightly Rate: $179 - $334
Our Sweetheart Room at our Pondside property features a single queen bed, a jacuzzi for two, cable tv, free wifi, free long distance and local calls, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron, and hairdryer. Free hot breakfast buffet! Our Sweetheart Room also includes a roll-in shower for those with disabilities.
Nightly Rate: $104 - $189
Our Family Suite at our Pondside property features a living room with a queen sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a single queen bed, a full private bath with jacuzzi for two, a flame-view parlor stove, and a private deck overlooking our duck pond! This suite is perfect for families with children who want to stay in one suite, but with the privacy of a separate bedroom. Free hot breakfast buffet! Additional room features include cable tv, free wifi, free long distance and local calls, coffeemaker, iron, and hairdryer.
Nightly Rate: $139 - $229
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 45 miles
For GPS devices, use address 910 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The Clark Museum, Williams College, Mass MOCA, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, Mount Greylock, Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Sweet Brook Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Ioka Valley Farm, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area
Country Inn, Pub
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Wedding Facilities , refrigerators in all rooms, microwave on site. Select rooms feature gas fireplaces, flame-view parlor stoves, jacuzzis and kitchenettes.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool
Michael and Carrie Oring
Hot Breakfast Buffet
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian