Again we had a very enjoyable getaway in the Berkshires at Applegate. The atmosphere there is so homey and relaxed. You feel at home, you have your privacy, the house is decorated. Plenty of things to do. An all around great place. The only thing preventing us from going more than once a year is the price!
We (family of four, with 2 small kids) had a great 2 night-stay at Whistler's Inn. From the first moment, we felt welcome. The house was very cozy and nicely outfitted in period furnishings. Yet, there were no misgivings about our 4 and 7 year old kids using the library or playing the piano. Great breakfast, great location, very nice hosts. We would definitely recommend this Inn to our friends.
Have stayed here for getaways 3 times in past 2 yrs. Friendlies & most accomondating innkeepers, & entire staff, that I've ever experienced.. The Inn is in perfect condition. Always a pleasure to visit. Sincerely, Barry Goldber
Johnny is very hospitable and goes above and beyond in making you feel like you are at home. He has suggestions about everything one might want to do in the area. The only issue we had was ahead of our stay, with confirming our reservation. I had to call several times on different days before reaching him.
Devonfield Inn is well located for anyone who wants to explore the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. Its location in Lee is quiet, idyllic and very restful. The facility, an historic home once owned by a prominent industrialist, combines modern conveniences such as updated bath facilities with well-maintained original features of the home. The room we occupied was in a corner on the second floor with a great deal of sunlight and a beautiful view over the rear lawn toward the hills. The innkeepers, Bruce and Ronnie Singer, were attentive and helpful and their staff was guest-oriented.
We spent our honeymoon in the Berkshires at the Red Door B&B and we absolutely loved it. We stayed in the Spring room, which was gorgeous, spacious, and immaculately clean. The property is so charming, and perfectly situated for exploring Lee, nearby farms and orchards, hiking, and more. Most of all, though, Al and Susan are really what make this B&B so wonderful. They are the kindest, warmest hosts we could have asked for and they really made us feel at home. We had great conversations, amazing breakfasts, and a perfect honeymoon at the Red Door.
The Cornell Inn was a perfect weekend getaway for my boyfriend and me. It was our one year anniversary so we wanted somewhere romantic, but near hiking and biking trails. The Cornell Inn fit the bill. The owners were very nice and prompt with email correspondence. The breakfast was wonderful and there were sweet treats and warm apple cider in the common area throughout the day. I would definitely come back.
Fabulous breakfast, super friendly staff and homey atmosphere. Wet weather prevented us from enjoying the outdoors but they have some nice outside dining with a waterfall and coy pond. We would go back again.
We spent 4 nights at the Cornell Inn on Mon. - Thurs. nights after Labor Day but before leaf-peeping season, so the Inn as well the surrounding area were realtively quiet. Tim McCaffery made us feel right at home, providing gluten-free bread and muffins for one of us on a G-F diet and, since there were only a few guests until the last morning, we ordered breakfasts off a menu rather than from a buffet. Tim gave us some good restaurant recommendations, too. While our room was starting to show its age (loose seams on the wallpaper and the not-unusual sticky drawers and doors on the antique furniture), it was very clean, the room was a good size, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was fine with a good shower. Of course, Lenox and the surrounding Berkshires are great for sightseeing (although Tanglewood and other entertainment was gone by the time of our stay). - the Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Institute, Chesterwood and The Mount, as well as Mt. Greylock are recommended.
We brought a group to the inn for a couple night stay during early fall, and we cannot say enough positive things about the Garden Gables Inn. Jayne and Megan at the inn were so accommodating and great with our group both before we arrived, and when we were at the inn. They keep the Garden Gables so warm and inviting, but also provide top notch services and great amenities. Whether we were hanging out in the lounge having a cocktail or eating breakfast on the porch in the morning, we felt comfortable and well taken care of. A big bonus is that you can walk into Lenox in the afternoon or evening for hanging out and dining. The property is nicely appointed both inside and out with a real New England feel. Head to the Berkshires, and make it a point to stay in Lenox at the Garden Gables Inn. Kick back, relax, hang out, or cruise into town at your leisure. You won't be disappointed.
The Red Door Inn. One steps into the door of the feel home and cared for immediately. The propriotors Susan and Al are attentive Hosts. Many Inn’s are cozy, but the Red Door in is sparkling fresh and clean, it is extremely tastefully decorated and generrous in the lay out of the guest room, breakfast and living areas. The Inn is in easy walking distance to all one would want to see and do in town. The near by restaurants are very good and unique. No comments about the Inn would be complete without raving about the breakfasts Susan serves. She is a passionate and creative cook not shying away from time consuming preparations. The fresh coffee made by Al, is made form locally roasted coffee beans. Susan buys milk, eggs and meats from local organic farms adding thereby additional health, taste and joy to the breakfast table. We cannot recommend the Red Door Inn any more enthusiastically and look forward to our next visit. Heide and Henry
Our trip out to the Birchwood Inn was wonderful, as always. From the time we checked in and we're greeted with a smile, to the time we left, we felt right at home. The accommodations, as well as the wonderful food are top notch. The inn is a special place for us, and fall in the Berkshires cannot be topped. - Jess and Paul
Everything was excellent! The grounds are very nice, the location is good (close to small downtown area of Lenox, and walking trails), our room (Mamie suite) was lovely, and their breakfast was delicious. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and came by the breakfast area to chat with people every morning. Overall, very nice place, would stay there again!
My wife and I picked the Cornell Inn as a convenient lodging in an out-of-the-way stop on our New England vacation. It turned out to be worth going out-of-our-way to stay there, and we stayed longer than originally intended. The rooms are charming and comfortable. The common areas cozy, including a small wine and beer bar for inn guests. The included breakfast buffet is abundant and varied, and the staff is willing to prepare special requests if they can. But what makes the Cornell especially enjoyable are the innkeeper/owners, Tim and Nell McCaffery. They are wonderfully gracious and helpful, and willing to go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. We highly recommend it for overnight or, preferably, a longer stay.
Debbie and Tom are new to running a B&B (they just took over the Birchwood two months ago) but all indications from our visit are that they will do very well. The accommodations and service were excellent and the breakfasts upheld the well-deserved Birchwood reputation. Thanks so much! Ron and Gail
My room had a pretty four-poster bed and a twin bed in an adjacent little room. It was very quiet. Appreciated that I had my own bathroom -- note that was built into the eave -- so it was a tight squeeze. The house is on a main road so you will hear traffic driving by, but that did not bother me. Breakfast was plenty with lots of choices in an elegant dining room. I felt like I was transported to the early 20s. I do wish the coffee tasted better, though.
This is a wonderful place to stay...located within close distance to points of interest in the area. The room was attractive and clean. The breakfast was great with many choices and we ate outside overlooking the fishpond. Tim, the owner was pleasant and helpful. Such a pretty place to stay!! Loved it.