Applegate Inn

279 W Park Street , Lee, MA 1238 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Built in the 1920's by a New York surgeon for use as a summer estate, Applegate is set amid towering pines and manicured lawns. Rose gardens, perennial beds, and mature apple trees cover the six acre property. A circular drive leads to the two-story pillared Georgian colonial where, inside, you will find Applegate tastefully decorated with oriental carpets, fine antiques, and quality reproductions. Its comfortable elegance invites you in. The inn is centrally air conditioned with individual room controls. The guest pantry is always available with its home baked goods and other treats. There is a refrigerator and a microwave as well. Each evening, wine and cheese are offered to guests in the library/living room, complete with a baby grand piano and cozy fireplace. There is also a sun parlor game/TV room with a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, game table and a small video library. A candlelit gourmet breakfast with varying hot entrees and a bountiful buffet is served in the dining room in front of the fireplace, where candles flicker from the polished antique silver candelabras that are set on each table. Classical music fills the air while breakfast is elegantly served on antique bone china with crystal stemware. Follow breakfast with a stroll through the flower-filled gardens, play a round of tennis or golf, or take a dip in the heated pool, and then enjoy the best in cultural and recreational activities in all seasons.



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A wonderful experience - fabulous place to stay

3.4 on October 19, 2016

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!

Repeat clients

5 on September 09, 2016

We have stayed at Applegate in the past, and it never fails to provide us with the best service and care for our needs.. We run a busy company and get limited time away. Applegate makes it possible for us to work as well as get a good break. We recommend them highly.

Charming Stay

3.6 on August 31, 2016

Applegate is a charming inn, and Len and Gloria and the rest of the staff are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts each morning, included with the price of the stay, were delicious. Only slightly disappointing thing is that parts of the property and the rooms are slightly worn (water damage on the ceiling, dirty hammocks), which make the price of the stay seem a little higher than it should be.

Wonderful night's stay

4.8 on August 23, 2016

We had to stay just one night in our way to a wedding. Our room was comfy, the inn was lovely, food was delicious, staff were wonderful.

great stay

4.6 on August 09, 2016

top notch as always

Gracious home, gracious hosts!

4.4 on July 21, 2016

We have been guests at Applegate Inn three times, most recently in July 2016. We appreciate the warm welcome provided by the Friedmans and their inn manager. Applegate is convenient in every way, especially its Lee location and proximity to Tanglewood and all that The Berkshires has to offer. The little things mean a lot: eating breakfast on the sunny back porch that overlooks the swimming pool, a bottomless cookie jar, hot and cold beverages always available, wine and cheese during the cocktail hour... and more.

Applegate B and Breakfats

5 on July 20, 2016

Wonderful place. Rooms great. Service fantastic. Very good breakfast. Quiet. Loved the pool.

Wonderful summer get-away!

5 on July 03, 2016

Friendly, warm, welcoming bed and breakfast, conveniently located.

Our home away from home

4.4 on June 27, 2016

We have been staying at the Applegate Inn for over 20 years. We think of it as our home away from home and look forward to keeping up our visits indefinitely. The staff is warm and welcoming, the guest bedrooms are inviting and romantic and the common rooms are very enjoyable. The pool and the park-like setting are perfect for reading or silent meditation. There are also wonderful personal touches that make the experience of staying here very special. The wine and cheese at 5pm, the bottled water, soda and juices and the Cookie JAR beckoning after an evening out enjoying theater, music or dance. PERFECT in every way!

Amazingly Nice

3.8 on May 25, 2016

The staff and owners where amazingly nice. Also had a nice time socializing with other quest during the cocktail hour.

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $295 - $395


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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $285


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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $285


  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $285


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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $285


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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $199

Check Dates Visit Website


Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

Directions to property:

Rte 90 Mass Tpke to Exit 2, Rte 20 West to stop sign, straight at stop sign 1/2 mile to Applegate.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Jacobs Pillow, Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Theater Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Walk to mass transit , Free Newspaper, Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Private Bathroom, Refrigerator

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

Check Dates Visit Website


  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: in season and holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: For a one night stay full payment is due at booking as a deposit, 50% of stay required for all other reservations.
  • Cancellations: For cancellations with at least 14 days notice (30 days in July and August) prior to arrival date, deposits will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee (10% of the total stay in July & August with a minimum of $50) per room. With less than 14 days notice (30 days in July & August) your deposit is forfeit. Payment is required for the entire scheduled stay, even if circumstances cause you to arrive late or leave early.



Len & Gloria Friedman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gloria loves gardening and cooking delicious breakfasts. Len is a woodworker with a small shop on the premises. Both Innkeepers are retired from professional careers.

Check Dates Visit Website




  • Time Served: 8 am - 10 am
  • Serving Location: In-season: Screened porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free

Signature Dish

Cinnamon Raisin Stuffed French Toast
Delicious French Toast dish with cinnamon raisin bread and stuffed with a cream cheese filling and served with pure New England maple syrup. It is a big favorite of Applegate guests.