The Summer White House

17 Main St , Lenox, MA 01240-2311 USA (Show map)


The Summer White House is just a mile from Tanglewood, in the very heart of historic Lenox. Our guest rooms are lavishly decorated in traditional style and each features air conditioning and private bath. With many of the area's finest restaurants and specialty shops within walking distance from our property, your visit to the Berkshires will be comfortable and complete! We would be pleased to send you additional information upon request and hope you'll visit us soon! The Summer White House is also pleased to welcome travelers with gift cards. Please book online here or call directly for assistance. Your hosts, Mary and Frank Newton



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3


4.8 on August 19, 2015

The hosts offered complimentary glasses of port and sherry. Sipping port on a Victorian era porch, sitting in an antique wicker rocking chair was a most delightful experience.

Winter Break

5 on February 19, 2015

I was able to book a room at a value price as it is off season. The innkeepers were gracious and kind. They kept the fire going as I enjoyed reading in the sitting room. Complimentary port wine was a treat. I stayed in the Eleanor Roosevelt room. The canopy bed was wonderful. The room was cozy and warm. Breakfast included eggs, pumpkin bread, fruit, coffee, tea, and delicious stuffed french toast. I am looking forward to returning soon.

Our stay in August at the Summer White House

3.6 on August 31, 2014

Our stay at the Summer White House B & B happened to be during coldest weekend in August in Lenox. We did not expect our room to be very cold. They did not turn the heat on. But, we had plenty of blankets to keep us warm. The breakfast was mediocre. The downscale the breakfast based on occupancy. The Inn keepers are very nice and provided warm hospitality. Parking in the back can be a little tricky. Its very close to Tanglewood.

Recent stay at Summer White House

3.6 on August 17, 2014

Room was nice and clean but the breakfast food was fair at best.

Refined Inn

4.8 on December 19, 2013

Loved the summer White House! It is a great location, and the owner & staff are top-notch. Would Highly Recommend!

The Summer White House

5 on December 11, 2013

The White House was a great find! It is conveniently located and we were given many tips about hikes and events in the area. Most important the Inn was gracious as were the hosts. I would add more but no space.

An Excellent place to meet family and make friends

4.6 on December 11, 2013

A tasteful and warm Victorian home with beautiful art work. Some of it for sale. Close to Stockbridge, a great town.

Cozy, warm, centering

5 on November 11, 2013

I took my 17-year-old daughter to spend a couple of days here so that she could have peace and quiet as she wrote her college essays; I'm an academic and worked on a paper, available to her for moral support and dialogue when she needed it. It was perfect! We felt well-taken-of, the room was cozy and conducive to contemplation and writing (for both of us!), the breakfasts were excellent. My daughter finished her essays, I made significant progress on the paper, and we headed back to Boston feeling a sense of accomplishment, connection (to each other), and well-being.

Lenox Summer White House

4.2 on September 08, 2013

The room was very spacious with a large closet, desk, sofa, chair and canopy bed. Had an ample chest of drawers too. Very quiet, shaded garden in back was perfect for reading. The owner Frank and his proprietor Melissa could not have been more charming. They saw to our every need, and Frank entertained us each morning with his delightful stories. Classical music was always playing during breakfast. Right across the street from the Lenox Library, within easy walking distance of everything in town. Would definitely stay there again.

Fabulous place.

4.4 on August 29, 2013

This B&B was beyond my expectations in terms of convenience to Tanglewood, decor, service and friendliness. I would recommend it to anyone who is visiting Lenox, MA

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Rooms & Rates

Jacqueline Kennedy

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

$160 - $295

Edith Wilson

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$160 - $295

Abigal Adams

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$160 - $295

Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$160 - $295

Nancy Reagan

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

$160 - $295

Mamie Eisenhower

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

$160 - $295

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Location Type



Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

Directions to property:

--From points south: Taconic State Parkway to, Route 23 East to Great Barrington, Take Route 7 North through, Stockbridge, bear left, onto Route 7A to Lenox. --From points west: From Albany, take the Mass Pike, (I-90 East) to Interchange #2, (Lee, MA). Go West on Route 20, to Route 183 West to Lenox. -- From points east: Take the Mass Pike (I-90 West), to Interchange #2 (Lee, MA), Go West on Route 20 to Route 183, West to Lenox.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Library, Piano , Afternoon Tea, Complimentary Port and Sherry, Full Breakfast, Full Liquor License, Hair Dryer and Ironing Board Upon Request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: There is a 2 night min stay required for weekends during the Tanglewood Season.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Require payment in full at time of confirming reservation.
  • Cancellations: A 14 day cancellation notice is required. If less than 14 days a refund will be applied for each night we are able to fill the room less 15% service charge.



Melissa McCabe

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

No pets allowed

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area