Kemble Inn

2 Kemble Street , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)


Welcome to The "NEW" Kemble Inn! In June 2010, this landmark property within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in Lenox, was purchased by new owners who modernized and improved this incredible property. Originally built in 1881, the Inn features thirteen guest suites of varying sizes with unique features and mountain views. All suites have private baths, cable TV, Central A/C, telephones and FREE wireless internet. Nine rooms have working wood-burning marble fireplaces or Jacuzzis. You will enjoy our full hot NY Times rated breakfast on your next stay - because let's face it - if you're staying in a 130 year old mansion from the Gilded age - a "continental breakfast" just won't do!



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A superlative experience

5 on August 30, 2010

Our stay at the Kemble Inn was a wonderful experience. The Innkeeper provides a terrific full breakfast and tasty snacks at various intervals during the day. The bed and bath linens are all cotton, a refreshing change from the usual insitutional sheets and towels. The grounds are beautiful, and the deck is a pleasant place on which to have breakfast. The furniture is a funky mix of traditional and contemporary. Scott and his staff are attentive and helpful without being intrusive. The Inn is within walking distance of downtown Lenox, and right down the street from Shakespeare and Company. The Kemble Inn is well worth a visit! (Guest from West Hartford)

A perfect getaway

5 on January 21, 2009

We are fortunate to have found such a wonderful place to stay in the heart of Lenox, MA. Living in NY, my husband and I are always searching for weekend getaways to relax and detox from the hussle and bussle of NYC. Lenox is a wonderful quite place to go off-season and this is the third time that we have made the Kemble Inn our destination and we will certainly return next year! The Inn is a delightful Bed and Breakfast with magestic rooms. The owner Bosa is charming, knowledgeable, and made us feel right at home serving up a hearty morning breakfast and helping guide us to interesting venues. Every time we arrive at the Kemble Inn I am impressed by the views from panoramic living room and dinning room windows. The huge fireplaces add to the cozy feeling. We have stayed twice in the Charles Dicken’s room where the fireplace, Jacuzzi bath and piano make the room feel like an apartment. Though the décor of the inn makes you feel in another époque, the wireless service keeps you well connected to the modern world if you so desire. I would whole-heartedly recommend this inn to anyone looking to spend time in a relaxing atmosphere.

hasan gluhic

4.8 on January 04, 2009

Very very charming rooms and service...close to evrything.main st,antik galeris. restorants..lake...

A wonderful experience

4.6 on December 08, 2008

This bed and breakfast was recommended to us by friends who loved it. We spent a long weekend at the Inn and had a great time. The room was beautiful and clean. The innkeeper, Bosa, was very charming and accommodating giving us plenty of tips on what to do. The view of the mountains from the dining room is spectacular. Will go back!

Simply divine

5 on November 14, 2008

The owner of Kemble Inn is charming, accommodating, and does everything possible to make your stay at the inn delightful. We have been going to Lenox for many years, stayed in other B&B's, and are so glad we found the Kemble Inn. Our room was beautiful. There is wonderful back porch, with rocking chairs and a view of the mountains. Can not wait to go back next year!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe King Suite

Our Deluxe King Suites have a king sized bed, private bathroom and jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deluxe Queen

Our Deluxe Queen rooms have one queen sized bed and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deluxe King

Our Deluxe King rooms have a king sized bed and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Standard Queen

Our Standard Queen rooms have a queen sized bed and a private bathroom.

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From the south and New York city: Take Taconic Parkway to Hillsdale, NY. Take right on Route 23 east to Great Barrington, MA. Take left on route 7 north to Lenox. Take left on route 7A (Kemble St.) to the top of the hill. The inn is on the left at the intersection of route 7A and 183. From Mass Pike, east or west: Take exit 2 for Lee off Mass Pike. Take a right on Route 20. Drive north through town of Lee on route 20 to traffic lights at Route 183 (Walker St.) intersection. Take a left onto Walker St. Go approximately 1 mile to Trinity Church (the gray stone church on left.) Take a left at the corner onto Kemble St. The inn is on your right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Art Museum, Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacob's Pillow Dance, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00- 7:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During the Summer season there is a 3 night minimum stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Rooms will be held only if guaranteed with a major credit card. A 50% deposit by check is required for stays of two or more nights. A 100% deposit is required for one night stays.
  • Cancellations: Regrettably we cannot provide refunds to guests who encounter emergencies or make last minute changes of plans. If you believe you may need to adjust your trip, we recommend that you purchase inexpensive trip insurance. No shows or early departures will be charged in full.

In the case of cancellations received more than 14 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, you will receive a refund of the deposit minus a 10% processing fee to cover the credit card fees that we incur.

Cancellations received within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date are completely non-refundable and you will be charged 100% of the value of your reservation. 

In the event that the reservation can be entirely rebooked, we will issue a gift certificate equal to 80% of the value of your reservation valid for one year from the start of your original reservation. There is no gift certificate if the room cannot be rebooked.
For "Group Bookings"; reservations for six or more rooms held on the same credit card, the same cancellation policy applies, except that 30 days notice (instead of 14) is required.



Scott Shortt

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

A management consultant turned want-to-be architect/interior/designer and chef, Scott is in the midst of upgrading, renovating and making even more spectacular, the Gilded Age mansion, Kemble Inn.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am - 10 am
  • Serving Location: Outdoor, seasonally, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant