Birchwood Inn Reviews


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

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Still outstanding

5 on August 30, 2018

This was our first stay under new owners Tom and Debbie. Everything was just as outstanding as it had been under Ellen. Breakfasts were creative and delicious. The hospitality was warm and friendly. Birchwood’s location is ideal for walking to town or hiking through Kennedy Park right down the street. We certainly will plan to return.

Delightful hosts, delightful accommodations

5 on August 23, 2018

The hosts were delightful and most helpful. The rooms were very comfortable. Breakfast was great.

Birchwood Inn is a treasure.

4.6 on August 14, 2018

One of the best breakfasts we've ever had

A Gem in the Berkshires

5 on August 04, 2018

My wife and I spent 4 nights at this wonderful and exceptionally well managed Inn. Our hosts, Tom and Debbie, and their staff made us feel welcomed and made sure everything went smoothly. The breakfasts and tea in the afternoon were delicious and creative. The Inn has an interesting history and is designed with comfort and privacy in mind. We highly recommend it and look forward to our next visit.

Fabulous home to experience!

5 on July 09, 2018

This bed and breakfast was wonderful! The rooms were lovely, the atmosphere was so warm and inviting, and the owners were so perfectly suited to hospitality. Will definitely stay at the Birchwood Inn once again!!

Best B&B in the Berkshires

5 on July 06, 2018

The title says it all. From start to finish, a wonderful delicious experience.

Great Visit to the Birchwood Inn

5 on June 28, 2018

From the welcome to the good bye three nights later, the inn keepers and staff of the Birchwood Inn were friendly and accommodating. The historic inn is beautifully decorated with antiques and comfortable spaces for guests to relax. The breakfasts were delicious and varied to accommodate guests. A great place as a base for exploring the Berkshires!

Great, relaxing getaway.

4.8 on June 12, 2018

What an awesome experience. Tom and Debbie are really great inn keepers. Their service, hospitality, and knowledge of the area is A+. The Birchwood Inn is super clean and cozy. The breakfast was very tasty and made with fresh ingredients, the olive oil muffins were some of the best muffins I've had. Would definitely stay here again in the future.

Hurray for the Birchwood Inn!

5 on April 16, 2018

This was our first trip to the Berkshires and the Birchwood Inn and we were completely delighted. Our stay at the Birchwood was as pleasant and comfortable as can be, beginning with meeting the very hospitable Tom and Debbie, the innkeepers. We were originally expecting to stay in a sweet room in the carriage house, but because of a problem with the cable, we were graciously upgraded to a sensational room in the main house. Debbie's breakfasts were among the best we have ever had, as were the "sweet treats" she left out for afternoon tea and late night snacking. The inn is an easy walk to town for restaurants and a little shopping, and is also centrally located to all things Berkshires. We would highly recommend the Birchwood Inn. Thank you Tom and Debbie for a memorable stay!

A perfect place

5 on April 02, 2018

We could not have asked for a better experience. Our hosts were charming, informative and great cooks. The inn itself was cozy and inviting and felt little Ken Home, were home to have a roaring fire and delicious snacks. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review, come back soon!

- Debbie and Tom (innkeeper)

Hell yeah

5 on February 02, 2018

Great hosts Tom&Debbie, awesome rooms, 5 stars. We left some games there and Tom mailed them to us. Excellent breakfast

Exceptional Inn

5 on January 24, 2018

We visited the Birchwood Inn for the first time and it exceeded our expectations in every respect. The Inn occupies the most historic house in Lenox, but is fully updated with modern conveniences. Debby and Tom leave no stone unturned and are thoughtful and gracious of hosts. We enjoyed warm fires in the library, expertly prepared breakfasts, wonderful sheets, towels and pillows, and a lovely and spacious room. Many thanks for a wonderful getaway - we look forward to returning. Caroline Griffin and Henry E. Dugan, Jr.

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure to host you! We look forward to your return.

- Debbie and Tom (innkeeper)

We loved Birchwood Inn!

4.8 on November 20, 2017

We made a last minute reservation but were welcomed warmly! We enjoyed an evening by the cozy fire in the library and the next morning's breakfast was amazing!

Memorable Stay

4.6 on November 20, 2017

Our stay at Birchwood Inn was memorable from start to finish. We were greeted as we arrived in the parking lot and our dog was greeted at the entrance with a welcome goody bag with biscuit. The common areas are beautiful and cozy - we enjoyed breakfast in the dining room, monopoly by the fireplace in the living room and cheese and wine on the porch. Off the kitchen is an area set up to use as you please - coffee, glasses, snacks, etc. Breakfast was so good - they accommodated my need for gluten free with a variety of breads and even cooked me gluten free french toast. Was so delicious. Our room was clean, warm and comfortable. There was even a dog bed and bowl for our dog. Our only regret is booking a room with a bathroom across the common hall - we did not not this when booking. The bathroom was nice with a strong warm shower and all ours - our key even locked the door. But having a bathroom in our room would have been much easier, especially during the night and with our dog. Above all, the owners/staff at this inn is unbelievable. Just so warm, welcoming and accommodating. Tom and Debbie have this B&B ownership thing down to a tee! We look forward to returning.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and feedback. For any future bookers reading the comment about your bathroom, we have created a different class on for this room, which should help to inform potential bookers. The house is historic, and with that comes some limitations and lots of charm. Looking forward to seeing you again!

- Debbie and Tom (innkeeper)

Wonderful Inn

4.8 on November 03, 2017

We had a really great stay at the Birchwood Inn. Tom was a great host and Brenda prepared the best breakfasts. Our room, the Dana room, was big and beautiful and spotless. We loved it and we will go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for you kind review! Come back soon

- Debbie and Tom (innkeeper)

Fabulous Getaway

5 on October 30, 2017

We were first at the Birchwood Inn 14 years ago and we were back in 2017 to celebrate our anniversary/birthday. It is sometimes disappointing to try and relive a special time, but the new innkeepers, Tom and Debbie were wonderful and made our stay as good if not better than the first time. We would highly recommend the hospitality and accommodations.

A Gem

5 on October 27, 2017

We have stayed in many B& Bs over the years but this one overshadows all the others. The rooms are unusually large, the food was outstanding. Vases in the community areas were filled with fresh flowers. Many nice touches throughout!Tom was kind enough to help with our luggage both on arrival and departure. Melanie Seigle

Wonderful Inn

4.6 on October 25, 2017

We had an absolutely lovely stay. Tom is a wonderful host and Brenda cooked the best breakfasts. The inn is spotless and our room, the Dana Room, was beautiful and comfortable. We will return.

Wonderful Inn

4.6 on October 23, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Birchwood Inn. The Dana room was beautiful and clean and comfortable. Tim was a great host and Brenda cooked perfect breakfasts. We loved it. Highly recommend.

Wonderful Inn

4.6 on October 23, 2017

My husband and I had a terrific stay at the Birchwood Inn. Our room, the Dana Room, was very beautiful and comfortable, and so clean and spotless! Tom was a great host and Brenda cooked perfect breakfasts. We loved it there and will be returning. Highly recommend.

Best B and B to stay in New England

5 on October 21, 2017

Romantic ambience, warm welcome and delicious breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
We hope you rev up your romance this winter and come back when the fireplaces are going. Thank you for the wonderful review.

- Tom (innkeeper)

The best place to stay!

5 on October 20, 2017

This is a wonderful warm place full of love. You are made to feel as if you are visiting family, minus any of the potential family drama. Very clean and organized. I loved the butlers pantry complete with fresh made sweets available every evening for that late night craving. We particularly loved the rosemary short bread cookies. The library is truly fantastic and very large common area with diverse book options, games, plenty of information on local points of interest, and a grand fireplace. There is even piano for those who wish to play. The library is a perfect space to visit and play games, all while sipping on cream sherry thoughtfully providedon the sideboard. Very comfortable beds and private bathrooms. The breakfast is excellent and you definitely will be full and satisfied to start your day visiting the Berkshires.

Wonderful early fall weekend place!

4.8 on October 13, 2017

Wife and i stayed here on the front end of our 30th Anniversary trip. Great location with easy access to all things Lenox and Berkshires. Grounds are small but the property overall is well situated. The room (Dana room with functioning wood fireplace), food (lots of easy access teas!) and management/staff were all wonderful. Definitely a place to stay for B&B comfort.

Fall Foliage GetAWay

5 on October 10, 2017

Debbie and Tom were very gracious hosts who went out of their way to accommodate their guests. The gourmet breakfasts were so delicious and the late afternoon treats were tasty. The location of Birchwood Inn was convenient to walking to Lenox for dinner or shopping.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your glowing review! We also love Lenox for it's proximity to all of the great fall foliage and wonderful hiking. Hope you can come back soon. Our best, Tom and Debbie

- Tom (innkeeper)

A wonderful and relaxing Inn

5 on September 30, 2017

The Inn is beautiful and in a great setting.. The room was exceptionally relaxing. Tom is a warm and interesting human being. He has a total command of the area and made a number of helpful suggestions,. If we travel to Lenox again, we'll be back.

Innkeeper Response
We always try to make every guest feel like they are part of the family and coming home for a vacation. Hope we see you again.

- Tom (innkeeper)

Labor Day Weekend Heaven in the Berkshires.

5 on September 08, 2017

This was our second stay at the Birchwood Inn and we know we'll be back many times. Everything about this place is a 5 with the exception of Debby and Tom who deserve at least a ten.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your fabulous review. When you call to reschedule, let us know if you have a favorite dish and we will try to work it into the menu for you. Hurry back!

- Tom (Innkeeper)

Cultural Respite

4.6 on August 21, 2017

The Birchwood Inn is a treasure: spacious covered front porch, gourmet breakfasts and afternoon teas, conveniently located near Tanglewood and the Shakespeare Theater, and easy drives to Williamstown (for the Williamstown Theater Festival and the Clark Museum) and to Becket (for Jacob's Pillow). The relatively new owners, Tom and Debbie, are gracious and welcoming, and have done a great job of maintaining and updating this historic property.

Innkeeper Response
All the wonderful sights and museums you mentioned are exactly what drew us to this area. The cultural treasures, the proximity to everything and the natural beauty combined with an historic inn made this an easy choice for us to become innkeepers. Thanks.

- Tom (innkeeper)

Birchwood Inn

5 on August 14, 2017

Lovely old mansion with charm that is only exceeded by the innkeepers. They are wonderful.

Innkeeper Response
I guess the lovely old innkeepers go with the lovely old mansion!

- Tom (innkeeper)

Delightful stay at Birchwood Inn

4.6 on August 08, 2017

Stayed two nights. All the glowing comments from others are absolutely true. This is a great B&B. Regarding the comments about the inn being on a noisy street we did not experience any annoying noise.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review!

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Wonderful experience.

5 on July 31, 2017

Excellent location; easy walk to restaurants and convenient to Tanglewood. . Great innkeeper hospitality. Excellent breakfasts.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your review!

- Debbie (innkeeper)

A real home from home in the Berkshires

5 on July 07, 2017

We came to Lenox to go to Tanglewood - little did we know what a perfect choice we had made! Tom and Debbie were brilliant hosts. Tom with his witty remarks and Debbie taking the lead with everything yummy ¿¿ The breakfasts were phenomenal - I ate more here than at any other B&B on the trip. We would highly recommend staying at the Birchwood Inn - a great location to stroll down into Lenox. Restaurants here were also recommended by Tom & Debbie - they did us proud.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We love what we do..

- Debbie (innkeeper)


5 on June 13, 2017

From every aspect - location, accommodations, hosts, food - the Birchwood Inn was by far the best B&B experience we have ever had. We hope to return. Our highest endorsement and recommendation is well-deserved.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much, we look forward to hosting you again.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

New management has not skipped a beat

4.0 on June 05, 2017

The new owners and managers of the Birchwood Inn have maintained the high standards set by the previous owner. This was our first visit in several years, and while it did feel "freshened" it did not feel as if they had compromised the excellent service of years past.

Best Ever B&B

5 on June 02, 2017

Birchwood Inn is by far a superlative B&B experience. From all aspects - location, accommodations, owners, dining - Birchwood was a delight. We only regret we didn't stay longer. Stayed in cozy and charming 3rd floor Goodwin Room and loved it.

We loved our first visit to Lenox

4.8 on May 24, 2017

My husband and I decided to stop in Lenox on our trip to Maine for the summer. After searching the internet for bed and breakfasts in lenox- the Birchwood Inn caught our attention. From the moment we arrived - it was fantastic! Our room- the Dana room- was so nice and comfortable. The bathroom was the cleanest bathroom I have ever seen- Including the ones I clean at our house! The breakfast was amazing. We were sorry we had to leave early that morning as I would have loved relaxing and spending more time in their lovely dining room enjoying the magnificent breakfast. The restaurants down the hill from the Birchwood Inn were amazing as well. Tom and Debbie are lovey and such welcoming hosts. We will definitely go back-

Still a gem!

4.0 on April 26, 2017

We've been visiting the Birchwood Inn for decades. Through three owners at least. Tom and Debbie, the current innkeepers, have maintained the high standards we'd come to expect and are adding their own style as they make small improvements. The property is lovely, with comfortable rooms, a stately library and a glorious porch. Breakfasts and tea-time treats are outstanding. And the location at the top of a hill overlooking the heart of Lenox could not be better. It's an easy drive to local attractions and just a short stroll to Kennedy Park or to restaurants and shops in the center of town.

Innkeeper Response
Sorry for the late response, but our work continues at the Birchwood Inn, Making it better everyday and having a great summer season, come back soon.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

the best is still the best

4.6 on April 16, 2017

We have been guests at the Birchwood Inn for about 15 years, and when we heard that the old innkeeper, Ellen, was retiring, we were afraid that our favorite inn might lose some of what made it special, particularly the sublime breakfast food, featuring fresh-baked muffins, a sublime and inventive fresh fruit course, and and equally sublime and inventive savory course. We have now been back twice since Tom and Deborah took over, and we have been more than reassured. We are overjoyed that Ellen's menu continues to be the standard and the food every bit as scrumptious as before. The rest of what makes the inn charming - the spacious, inviting library with its enormous fireplace, which can make you forget the considerable lure of the Berkshires, and the comforting, beautifully furnished bedrooms - retain their lure. In fact several of the bedrooms have been refurnished and smaller beds replaced by expansive king-size ones. Tom and Deborah are gracious and friendly people. This is our favorite inn in the world, our sanctuary in the winter and base of operations in the spring and summer. We expect to stay at the Birchwood Inn for many year to come.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the vote of confidence...what we do is certainly a labor of love, and we love it! Looking forward to welcoming you back. T&D

- Tom (innkeeper)


5 on March 27, 2017

Change of ownership has NOT impacted the exemplary experience at the Birchwood Inn. Wonderful historic home with a common area library that makes you relax. Nice big fireplace to sit ans relax, drink some wine and read a book. Rooms are comfortable and breakfast is delicious. Located in the heart of Lenox. Can't wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
We love getting reviews like this. The previous owner had a wonderful reputation and we try every day to meet and exceed where we can. Come back soon! T&D

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Gracious Comfort, Relaxed Elegance.

5 on March 01, 2017

We were welcomed by the innkeepers, Tom and Debbie, the moment we stepped from the car. To our delight, we were the first guests to enjoy the newly renovated Egleston Room--so beautiful and perfectly appointed. Breakfasts each morning were generous and delicious, served in a bright and fireplaced dining room. We enjoyed cross country skiing which was nearly across the street, while many others snowshoed. Afternoon snacks were amazing and fresh baked daily. We loved spending some down time in the expansive living room which provided lots of comfy seating and a chance to chat with the innkeepers and other guests. We were impressed with the friendly and accommodating staff, helping make our stay so wonderful. Great local eateries are a short walk from the inn. A perfect winter weekend getaway. We look forward to a summer stay during Tanglewood season.

Innkeeper Response
Apologies for not responding sooner...and thank you for your review. We're looking forward to welcoming you back. D&T

- Debbie (innkeeper)

One night getaway

5 on February 13, 2017

My wife and I had a great time at the Birchwood Inn. New owners were very friendly and excited to talk to us about the inn. The breakfast was outstanding and the library room was a warm place to read a book or sit by the fire. We left wanting to be new inn owners ourselves. We'll go back again the next time we need a short break from our hectic lives.


5 on January 26, 2017

We had a wonderful stay! Our hosts were very thoughtful and the food was delicious. Including specially made gluten free snacks to go with afternoon coffee. Lovely fireplace to snuggle up next to. Thank you!

Lovely getaway

5 on January 02, 2017

The property couldn't have been nicer, the food was delicious and the hospitality was really great. The innkeepers did a great job making sure we were well looked after and had everything we needed for a nice trip!

Perfectly lovely, charming, warm, cozy B&B

4.8 on November 15, 2016

We had a perfectly beautiful 2 nights at the inn. Debbie and Tom are warm, friendly and welcoming. We felt like personal guests. The rooms are exquisite yet inviting and friendly and warm and cozy. The breakfasts were amazing. The dining room with its gorgeous table settings was a bright, lovely and peaceful place to start our days. The library -- oh, my favorite. The roaring fire, the comfy sofa - and tons of books all around... window seats, lots of easy chairs and loveseats and tables... really... just perfect. I loved every moment there as did my husband. HIGHLY recommend this inn! - Maureen and Mort Schoolman

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others, hope see you back here soon for some more rest and relaxation.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Leaf Peeping

5 on November 02, 2016

This was our second stay here and it was just as delightful as the first. The room was clean and comfortable, the gas fireplace gave it a nice, cozy feel and felt nice on a chilly day! And the innkeepers were friendly and very helpful. We highly recommend the hiking trails just behind the inn as well, especially at fall time - they are easy trails and the views are stunning with the changing leaves. We'll be making this an annual tradition for sure!

Innkeeper Response
Can't wait to see you back here! Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

A true unforgettable stay!

5 on October 21, 2016

Debbie and Tom were wonderful hosts: we felt at home with them immediately! Debbie is a magician in the kitchen!

Innkeeper Response
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and Thank You so much for taking time to give us a review.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Excellent Stay!

5 on September 29, 2016

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

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review, come back soon to your special place!

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Very nice stay - we enjoyed ourselves immensely

5 on September 19, 2016

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

Innkeeper Response
We had big shoes to fill, but glad to hear our efforts are appreciated! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay!

5 on September 09, 2016

We are repeat visitors to the Birchwood Inn over the past 20 years. The new innkeepers are very nice and gracious hosts. We will be back again!

Innkeeper Response
Sorry for the delayed response, it has been a whirlwind season for us, but so much fun. We look forward to welcoming you back and Thank You so much for your review!

- Debbie (innkeeper)

A Goldmine for Travelers with Pets!

3.6 on August 31, 2016

The Birchwood Inn dating from 1766 is charming and offers very attractive rooms and a warm inviting breakfast room with sweet offerings and non-alcoholic beverages provided well into the evening hours. The grounds are beautifully kept and the inn is walking distance to the town. YOUR PETS ARE TREATED ALMOST AS WELL AS YOU WILL BE. I consider this property to be a real find and therefore will be returning for the fall foliage!

Innkeeper Response
I know this response is late, and you have probably already been back for your fall retreat, but thank you so much for your kind words.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

late August

4.6 on August 27, 2016

transition in ownership seems to have been done well--new owners are accommodating--have maintained the Inn well--respect returning guests--will be returning

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We are continually working on our guest experience and on a mission to maintain Ellen's loyal following. Thanks again!

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Long-term Guests

3.0 on August 20, 2016

Four weekday nights built around two Tanglewood concerts, two museum visits and a house tour

Go here for delicious breakfasts!

4.4 on August 20, 2016

The highlight of my stay at the Inn was the breakfasts! Yum! Fruit course (e.g. a blueberry crumble) followed by a main course (such as a piece of quiche, nicely presented). Breakfasts include juice, coffee or tea, a choice of several breads.

Mixed Bag

3.4 on August 19, 2016

Room was a disappointment for the price. Has a lovely dining room and sitting room and the breakfast was good but not as good as other B&B's we have been.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the feedback, we take all feedback seriously even if its not exactly what we want to hear, but note that our rooms are all very different from one another. As the new owners of the Inn, we will be going through all of the rooms in the slower season and are excited about planning the updates. We are glad you enjoyed the great common spaces that the Inn has to offer, this was what attracted us to the Inn as owners. These common spaces were far better than what we had seen in other inns and provide great venues for our guests to enjoy and visit with one another.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

And a fabulous time was had by all...

4.4 on August 07, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the Inn. The proprietors were lovely people, the breakfast was scrumptious and the location was perfect. Loved the little touch of having tea in the afternoon. Will definitely return.

music lover

4.6 on August 04, 2016

wonderful hosts; wonderful accommodations

Innkeeper Response
As new innkeepers we are excited to learn that our efforts are appreciated. We will continue to make improvements so you will feel right at home when you come.

- Tom and Debbie (innkeepers)


5 on March 22, 2016

We had a great time...the atmosphere, the food, the room.. it was amazing!! We will be coming back soon !!!

Lovely, Warm, and Delicious.

4.0 on March 20, 2016

We had the wonderful Birchwood Inn to ourselves for the first week of March when most local inns close. Becca was an attentive host, ensuring tea or coffee was ready whenever we wanted, baking something tasty every afternoon. Her breakfasts were delicious. I could live in the library. We'll be back. Note: the review page wouldn't allow me to select Outstanding or I would have.

Couldn't have been nicer

5 on March 18, 2016

Ellen, the Innkeep at Birchwood and her staff are lovely people and very helpful. The big public room is everything one could want in a welcoming cozy place to retire to with a book in hand - or simply wander and see what you pick up.

The Perfect Stay

5 on March 08, 2016

We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Becca was great. Great food. Great library. Great everything!

Outstanding B&B that keeps us coming back year after year

5 on January 26, 2016

We have been coming annually to the Birchwood Inn for 14 years. Ellen, a warm and wonderful cook and host, has become a friend. The location and cozy atmosphere of this B&B simply can't be beat. Ellen's breakfast is outstanding. Don't miss this gem in Lenox.

the best breakfast anywhere

4.6 on January 04, 2016

We always love the Birchwood Inn. Ellen is a gracious hostess and her breakfasts are elaborate works of art and yumminess. Each breakfast includes two freshly made bread and muffins, a marvelous fruit-based appetizer and a delicious main course. The fire places in the rooms and the magnificent library make you never want to leave the inn. It's our favorite place all through the year.

Innkeeper Response
Your smiles light up Birchwood Inn, and we love welcoming you home!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Our favorites place

4.2 on December 24, 2015

We've been coming to the Birchwood Inn since 2002. We will continue to go. It offers the best breakfast imaginable: every day there are two fresh breads, a marvelous fruit-creation appetizer, and a spectacular entree. The food is always creative, beautiful and incredibly delicious. The inn comes with huge library with a large inviting fireplace. There is enormous variety in the rooms, but if you go upscale you will find spaciousness, another wood burning fireplace, and luxurious bath. If you go with the more economic rooms, you can idle inn the library and at tea-time enjoy home-made cookies. Lenox is the most beautiful town in the Berkshires. Go and pamper yourselves! We could not. think of a better place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing to stay at Birchwood Inn for 13 years! We love welcoming you home!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Special Anniversary

4.6 on December 22, 2015

We spent the weekend at the Birchwood Inn for our anniversary. This was our first stay and we would definitely return. The inn was wonderful, the breakfast was one of the best we've had after years of visiting inns. The staff at the inn could not have been nicer and more helpful and the area offered a lot. It was a quick getaway and very special.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to tell us that your visit to the Berkshires for your anniversary was special. We are looking forward to making your next stay special as well!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Fifth visit; perfect

5 on November 17, 2015

Stopped on our way to a family reunion in VT. Our fifth visit, and it's just as wonderful each time! Ellen does a beautiful job with the inn, and her breakfasts are fabulous. Quinn and Charlie are no help at all, but ......they are dogs so that's okay! Can't wait to get back. And an added bonus is the great restaurants in Lenox and Nejaime's for wine, cheese and gourmet goodies.

Innkeeper Response
We are looking forward to your sixth visit! Quinn and Charley keep us laughing, and that's not a bad thing!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Our second visit...

5 on November 01, 2015

... was just as wonderful as our first. Wonderful old home with excellent breakfasts and evening snacks. Ellen is a wonderful host and chef. Excellent breads and pastries with all the trimmings. Just wished we lived closer.

Innkeeper Response
The Birchwood Inn team strives to make each stay special. Thank you for letting us know that we continue to make your visits special!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Ellen never lets us down

5 on October 22, 2015

This was our 8th visit to the Birchwood Inn and will not be our last. Ellen and her staff never fail to make us feel at home. we love you Ellen

Innkeeper Response
I love welcoming you home to Birchwood Inn! Love you, too!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Home Away from Home "Delightful "

4.6 on October 20, 2015

Ellen and her staff at The Birhwood Inn made our stay wonderful. The place is homey and charming. The homemade breakfast and goodies are superb! Our dog enjoyed her stay as well. We will definitely be staying again for our annual trip to see the foliage in The Berkshires.

Innkeeper Response
Fall is my personal favorite time of year in the Berkshires! Warm days. Crisp nights. We hope to share foliage with you again next year!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Birchwood Inn Review Hallsteds

4.2 on October 10, 2015

Wonderful food and great huge library room with tons of books.. Easy walk into town and its many fine restaurants located in a two block area. area.

Innkeeper Response
Birchwood Inn and Lenox thank you for enjoyed your stay!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Tanglewood Weekend

4.6 on September 15, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Birchwood Inn. The food was amazing and the people were so friendly. Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed Birchwood Inn!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

A couple of nights in Lenox

3.6 on August 12, 2015

We booked late and so received the only available room - in the garret (mansion - 3rd floor). It contained a comfortable bed and an ample bathroom but was not well lit. The shower was not very effective and the air conditioner of an old style and noisy. The public rooms were interesting, particularly the library of this 18th C house. Overall I would recommend a stay in this house but not in 'The Goodwin' room.

Innkeeper Response
I am sorry that you did not have the ultimate Birchwood Inn experience. Had you mentioned the lighting in the bathroom, we would have pointed out that there is a switch for extra lighting. Please note that we have replaced the noisy a/c with a much quieter one.

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Memorial Day 2015

5 on May 28, 2015

as usual, The Birchwood made the weekend the best--beginning with the gourmet breakfasts and moving onto the at-home feeling when sitting on the huge front porch, reading. Ellen has her pulse on all local activities and her recommendations for our anniversary dinner were spot-on. We have never had a disappointing time at the Birchwood

Innkeeper Response
It is always our pleasure to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn and share the cultural and recreational bounty of the Berkshires with you!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Birchwood Inn

3.2 on May 23, 2015

Beautiful inn and settings. Gracious, friendly innkeeper. Good breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed Birchwood Inn. What can we do to improve your experience?

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Can't wait to return!

4.6 on February 04, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful relaxing weekend here. The innkeeper and assistant were wonderful and made us feel right at home. The food was absolutely amazing! We plan to. Make our weekend an annual event!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you and we hope to welcome you "home" to Birchwood Inn again soon!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Christmas at the Birchwood Inn

4.6 on January 12, 2015

The Birchwood Inn in Lenox, MA, is first rate: welcoming, peaceful, comfortable and helpful. Add to that sumptuous breakfasts and afternoon teas, made right at the Inn, and you have the ingredients for a very relaxing getaway. At Christmas the Inn is aglow with lights, tasteful decorations and a crackling fire in the hearth. Probably our most relaxing Christmas ever!

Innkeeper Response
When I first visited Birchwood in the fall of 1998, I sensed that it would be especially magical at Christmas, and as owner I loved the festive season at the inn. I am delighted you agree!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Friendly Atmosphere

4.6 on December 28, 2014

What a great way to spend our 47th anniversary. Breakfast each day was YUMMY. Our hostess went out of her way to accommodate my husband's food allergy.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary at Birchwood Inn! If we know in advance, we are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Best of the Berkshires

5 on December 23, 2014

My husband and I just returned with some family members to the Birchwood Inn for a 3 day pre-holiday get away. We typically time our visit for the summer months, but winter in the Berkshires is beautiful. The Inn was warm, welcoming and decorated beautifully. There is plenty to do - this trip included a visit to the Monet / Kelly exhibit at the Clarke Museum and good meals (highlight was Chez Nous), but we left ourselves time to sit in front of a lovely wood fire in the large living room (our bedrooms also boasted fireplaces) and to linger over delicious, multicourse breakfasts (our favorite was the lemon cloud pancakes). Ellen does a great job of making her guests feel pampered from the comfortable, well appointed bedrooms and bathrooms to lovely common areas indoors and out to scrumptious breakfasts to great tips on things to do and restaurants. We've stayed at other nice locations in the Berkshires, but have been going back to the Birchwood Inn for many years now because it is the finest B&B in a truly wonderful location.

Innkeeper Response
Yes, we like to think that the Berkshires are magical year-round, and we love to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn any time of year!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

A magical experience

4.8 on December 11, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the most magical weekend away at the Birchwood Inn. The warmth and care that the owner Ellen puts into all she does is evident from the moment you check in. Our room was spotless and the most beautiful open fireplace was a perfect compliment to the freezing weather. Breakfast was truly worth 'the best in New England' title and we will definitely return again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting us know that we were able to create the magic for you!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)


3.2 on October 31, 2014

This is a beautiful inn, very well managed. Ellen, the Inkeepper, is adorable and did everything in her power to make us comfortable -- even served afternoon tea for us when we arrived! Breakfast was prepared with love and care and the hot dish was quite out of the ordinary and delicious! The freshly baked bread too! No dinner served, but a wide choice of restaurants not far away. We only stayed for one night as the third-floor bedroom was too much for us to handle. The bathroom in the room we had was private, but across the hall, not ensuite. And, it is never too much to remind anyone thinking of staying here that these historic houses will not have elevators and you will have to drag your suitcase upstairs! So pack light and enjoy your stay!

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry that we didn't have a first or second floor room for you but are glad you enjoyed your brief stay. If guests arrive when my staff is available, staff would be happy to take your luggage upstairs. Thank you for mentioning our breakfasts. We take great care and pride in them!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

no complaints

3.6 on October 28, 2014

We weren't "blown away" by anything, but fhave no complaints either. We chose one of the cheaper rooms up on the third floor. The bed was very comfortable and clean, but we lacked space to put our luggage and toiletries. Ellen was sweet and accommodating, but the real treasure was her assistant Dave who brought liveliness, great local knowledge and good conversation to our morning meal!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting us know how we can improve guest experiences. With a few changes, I think we have improved the space to allow for toiletries and luggage. And we find David entertaining, too!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

A Charming Inn

4.6 on October 24, 2014

A wonderful inn with outstanding service and great food

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your Birchwood Inn experience!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Best B&B ever!

5 on October 04, 2014

This was an excellent stay for me and my mom. Everthing was so carefully selected and planned. We loved sitting on the porch and in the garden. And the food... waking up to the smells of freshly baked bread and the delicious gourmet breakfast... Enjoyed every minute of our stay... Thank you Ellen!

A true Gem

4.8 on September 30, 2014

Birchwood Inn is set in such a beautiful location. The owner is so pleasant and a wonderful cook. Her staff were gracious and humble. I loved my stay there and would definitely go back. It was peaceful, pleasant, serene, beautiful, restful, yummy, and all things you wish in a country B+B.

Innkeeper Response
I am delighted that you so enjoyed your stay! We hope to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn again soon.

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Wonderful place to unwind

5 on September 22, 2014

I would highly recommend the Birchwood Inn. It is a beautiful, well maintained inn in a delightful part of the country. The innkeeper is absolutely delightful. We were traveling with our golden and were so very pleased that we could stay in such a nice inn with our pet... for only an additional $25.00. The breakfast was amazing. We will definitely return if we are ever fortunate enough to find ourselves in this part of the country again. Linda from Chapel HIll, NC

Innkeeper Response
There are many joys of innkeeping, and two are welcoming guests from all over the US and the world as well as meeting wonderful pets. We have a special place in our Birchwood hearts for Goldens as Quinn as been the Queen of Birchwood for more than 15 years!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

a breakfast to remember

5 on September 02, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the elegant and very comfortable Birchwood Inn! Our room was beautiful and very comfortable. Ellen is a gracious Innkeeper, and the baked sweets in the afternoon/evening were all too delicious. Breakfasts were culinary delights, and so uniquely prepared. We felt indulged and at home at the same time.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Birchwood Inn -- WONDERFUL in all ways !

5 on August 04, 2013

The Birchwood Inn is wonderful in all ways. The rooms are very nice and very clean, there is a wonderful and large "common area", the front porch with its wicker furniture is real special, the breakfasts are fantastic, and the location is terrific.

Wonderful weekend at Birchwood Inn

4.2 on July 27, 2013

Charming decor, wonderful staff, ideal location, superior breakfast. Elizabeth and Russell Schutt

Went for Tanglewood, will return for The Birchwood

4.6 on April 07, 2013

My wife and I stayed the weekend at The Birchwood Inn last summer while attending the Pops at Tanglewood. It was such a delightful stay that we'll come back another time to enjoy the comfortable room, warm hospitality, scrumptious breakfasts and the long walks in the state park across the road (to help keep calories in check). Also near to lots of other neat things in Lenox and the Berkshires. Great stay, Ellen! Many thanks.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We hope to make your next stay even better!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Cozy New Years Eve Getaway

4.6 on January 16, 2013

My husband and I wanted to go somewhere snowy and picturesque for New Year's Eve. We lucked out. The Birchwood Inn had a last minute cancellation, which we jumped on immediately. We were thrilled that they allowed us to bring our dog too. On arrival, the assistant innkeeper greeted us cheerfully and took us for a quick tour of the public spaces, which included a beautiful library with a huge, crackling fireplace, the adorable breakfast dining area, and the guest kitchen area where we were hit by fantastic aromas wafting in from the innkeeper's kitchen as she was preparing special treats for the afternoon tea hour. Our room was well decorated and very clean (especially given this is a pet-friendly hotel) and we were happy to see the private Vermont gas stove and thoughtful placement of a cute dog bed and water bowl right beside it. Because it was New Year's Eve, the afternoon tea was actually a wine and cheese hour instead and there were endless bottles of wine served with a generous cheese platter, delicious potato latkes and little spinach pies. Yummy! We chatted with the other guests (which included couples of all generations who were looking for a romantic getaway like ourselves) and even made a few new friends. Dinner and drinks where an easy walk or drive to in town. The next morning we had an amazing 3-course homemade breakfast in front of yet another fireplace. It was amazing! Sadly, we had to pack up and head home after that, but we are looking forward to making a tradition out of our stay at The Birchwood Inn.

Innkeeper Response
I truly hope you make us your traditional home for New Year's! But you don't have to wait for New Year's!

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

Charming Birchwood Inn

4.8 on October 28, 2012

Such a warm welcome from Ellen at this delightful, quiet and interesting inn. Each day, a different freshly made breakfast, and warm apple cider and cookies by the fireplace in the library each afternoon. Very personal and imaginative cooking by the small dedicated team.. We stayed in the Carriage House, which was very quiet, warm and comfortable; the inn manages to be both homely and elegant. Lenox is a delightful town, and the Inn is a great place to stay. Many thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again soon.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Anniversary Stay

3.6 on August 27, 2012

The inn was quaint, clean and restful. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Would have been nice if they added a little extra for anniversary - bottle of wine, or flowers, etc.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting us know of your concern.All of our guests are special, and the majority of them are here celebrating an event. We like to think that we honor each guest by providing extra-special breakfasts, uniquely decorated, comfortable and very clean rooms, and outstanding warm service every single day. We do offer a variety of celebration packages from which to choose -- on our website and in each confirmation letter -- or we can create a package just for you.

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

A Welcoming Respite.

4.6 on May 28, 2012

My husband and I spent a recent weekend at this inn. From the warm welcome, the comfortable accommodations, the delicious breakfasts, the friendly and knowledgeable innkeeper/assistant innkeeper, we left with the hope of a future return visit. Thank you for your hospitality Birchwood Inn!

Innkeeper Response
We would be delighted to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn again soon.

- Ellen Chenaux (innkeeper)

A Delightful and Delicious Stay at the Birchwood Inn

5 on March 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Birchwood Inn in March. The Post which is in the Carriage House was steps away from the Main House was warm and inviting and had all the amenities of a spa. A welcome plate of sweets were in the sitting area awaiting our arrival. At Teatime we were treated to tea and warm homemade cookies. The Birchwood is a wonderful relaxing home away from home because of the Innkeeper Ellen Gutman Chenaux. She personally and attentively takes care of the fine details. Ellen prepared the most delicious breakfast consisting of pear compote, fresh blueberry muffins and french toast with strawberries. The Birchwood Inn truly creates a wonderful, relaxing and true New England stay. The Birchwood is worth the visit if just for the breakfasts and of course to meet Ellen and her dogs Parker and Quinn.

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted you enjoyed your Birchwood experience as it was certainly our pleasure to welcome you to the inn and to the Berkshires. We look forward to your next visit!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Christmas in Lenox

5 on January 12, 2012

When I dream of Christmas, I recall Dickens. The warm fuzzies start to flow, but that's inside of a story. If I want to feel it for real, the Berkshires come to mind. When I want the best of the Berkshires, Lenox comes to mind. And, when I want the best of Lenox, the Birchwood Inn stands out at the top of the list. Food, fun, and fireplaces abound. What better way to celebrate the Holidays. This was our first year. It will not be our last. Cheers.

Innkeeper Response
When I first saw Birchwood, I knew immediately that it would be a most special holiday destination. I am glad that you agree.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

The Ultimate in B&Bs

5 on November 04, 2011

The Birchwood Inn is magic! the Inn is magnificent - an official landmark. decorated beautifully. The staff and quality service they provide their quests is excellent. The owner and innkeeper are warm, friendly and will take care of every detail to ensure your stay is nothing short of fantastic. The food is devine - 5 star caliber. The rooms are immaculate - many with fireplaces. They are conveniently located to Tanglewood, museums, shops, restaurants and parks. Birchwood Inn has it all - and gets it right. You will never want to leave, it's truly a slice of heaven. Thanks Ellen, David, Rebecca, Piper & Quinn

Innkeeper Response
It is extremely gratifying to know that we did get things right as that is always our goal.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Perfect Bed and Breakfast experience

5 on July 09, 2011

Absolutely nothing derogatory to say about this place; the inn itself is old and has narrow staircases, some "creaking" at night - but all-in-all, the rooms were gorgeous, perfectly clean, the innkeepers were very helpful and insightful, it was so, so, quiet - even though lots of guests were there, one just couldn't hear them (the place was built in the 1700's). The rooms were all very large. The food was perfect, they accounted for any dietary issues. You could walk to fabulous restaurants and a hiking/mountain preserve right across the street. AND we saw a bear on our hike there, which was pretty exciting (it was little and ran from us). Also the inn is at the center of lots of things to do in this part of Massachusetts. Couldn't recommend it more!

Innkeeper Response
We agree! At Birchwood, we like to think that the inn is in the heart of the Berkshires.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

A Porch Full of Memories

5 on March 03, 2011

From the moment my husband and I walked into the Birchwood Inn everything from the aroma of cookies to the genuine smiles of the staff, and the wags of the resident dogs said,"Welcome". Morning began with a cup of coffee on a front porch reminiscent of childhood. Guest gathered there both in the morning and in the afternoon for high tea exchanging daily activities and places of interest. If you want a place of fine comfort, delicious food and ultimate relaxation this is the Inn for you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Innkeeper Response
Would you like a job as our spokesperson? Thank you!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Birchwood Inn

4.4 on August 20, 2010

We had a wonderful two days at this inn. The location is perfect and what a terrific place to unwind. Hope to be back again soon.

Innkeeper Response
We hope so, too!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Best B&B anywhere

5 on August 19, 2010

We have stayed at B&B's worldwide and many times at the Birchwood. You won't have a better breakfast anywhere. The breakfast changes daily and always includes home-baked bread with muffins, cake, or pastry, a fruit course, sometimes warm, and one of innkeeper Ellen's incredible inventive main dishes. During a recent weeknd visit we had an amazing fritata served with delicious turkey sausage and peach upside down French toast served with ham. We have stayed in most of the Inn's 11 rooms. Some are quite luxurious and large with a fireplace (some wood-burning), others smaller and cozy, but all beautifully decorated and immaculate. Ellen and her assistant innkeeper David are always friendly and eager to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. With so many things to do in the immediate area and the perfect B&B as home base, vacations don't get any better than this.

Innkeeper Response
It's refreshing to know that you appreciated all of the efforts of the Birchwood team.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Warm Hospitable B and B in good location

4.4 on August 07, 2010

Nice place to stay in historic home-pretty setting-close to Tanglewood and Stockbridge. Innkeeper is very sweet and helpful. Little dissapointed in breakfasts compared to prior b and b stays-room was simple for the price-nothing elegant- but baked goods-cookies and brownies were superb. Was a relaxing setting.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry that you did not have the optimum experience and that our full, creative country breakfast disappointed you, but my Aunt Norma is delighted that you liked her brownies.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

A wonderful getaway

5 on February 15, 2010

Highly recommend this lovely inn. The innkeepers are like none other, the food outstanding and the rooms comfortable and charming.

Innkeeper Response
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn again.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

One of the Best

5 on October 11, 2009

What a relief this Inn was, after the B&B we stayed in last year in Lenox. I can't believe we will find a better one, so we will stop looking. I know we won't find better food. The large library, Ellen's hospitality, large clean room, was as much as one should expect at any B & B. And finally, the most helpful David showed us the "secret" back road, that is adjacent to the inn, and brings one out directly to the entrance to Tanglewood, and avoids downtown traffic.

Innkeeper Response
We have a great staff! Karen, our head housekeeper, prides herself on her attention to detail, and David, our manager, is the consummate concierge.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Just Perfect!

5 on August 31, 2009

The Birchwood Inn has everything one could ask for: rooms that invite rest and relaxation- not just pretty but with great beds and the softest linens; exceptional breakfasts featuring freshly baked pastries and fruit-featured as well as more traditional entrees, and very good coffee; a most congenial staff and innkeeper as well as two happy dogs who make guests even happier. This is a special place.

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted that we were able to make your stay special.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

25th Anniversary

4.8 on August 11, 2009

My wife and I of 25 years spent two nights at the Birchwood Inn to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the Dana room which was quite spacious and comfortable. The Inn is walking distance to town and a short drive to Tanglewood. The Inn keepers/staff were helpful and made our stay pleasurable. We love dogs and enjoyed their company. The breakfast was wonderful. We would not hesitate to stay at the Birchwood Inn again.

Innkeeper Response
You picked the perfect room for your 25th anniversary. The Dana is very romantic But you don't need to be celebrating a special occasion to enjoy a memorable stay at Birchwood Inn.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Delightful Weekend in Lenox

5 on May 17, 2009

This was the first time my wife and I stayed at a Bed-and-Breakfast in the US – all of our previous stays were in Europe. We now understand the enchantment many have with B&Bs in the US – and especially Ellen’s Birchwood Inn in Lenox, MA. The Birchwood Inn is a charming home with brightly and lively colored rooms – We stayed in the Goodwin Room. The inn is located just at the edge of Lenox – close enough for a short walk to anything in town. This includes the Shakespeare and Company campus – try the introductory show and workshop – it’s great fun! – we acted in Romeo and Juliet!!! We stayed in the early Spring; the weather was just warming, but the inn always had a warm and inviting spirit – a spirit that starts with Ellen’s charm and attentiveness to every need and detail. The spirit continues with Ellen’s assistant, David, and her wonderful dogs, Quinn and Piper; don’t be surprised if Quinn comes over and gently rests her head on your lap while you are relaxing. All of Ellen’s meals were wonderful; but her cinnamon buns for breakfast were “fantastic”!!! My wife’s only regret is that Ellen does not include her recipe for them in her cook book. All I can say is that my wife and I look forward to our next visit with Ellen.

Innkeeper Response
As we innkeepers fervently believe, bed and breakfasts are The Better to Stay! Recipes? Just ask and we'll be happy to print them out for you. Most of my favorite recipes, moreover, are on our food blog:!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

One of the Best B&B's

5 on March 25, 2009

My wife and I recently spent two nights at the Birchwood Inn and were absolutely delighted to be there. The Innkeeper/Owner and the Asst. Innkeeper could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The "public rooms" at the Inn were warm, inviting and spacious. Breakfast was first-class. A definite must-visit if in the Berkshires. Will definitely return!

Innkeeper Response
We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you home to Birchwood Inn.

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Perfect Romantic Winter Getaway

5 on February 24, 2009

We stayed over Valentine's weekend and everything was perfect. Ellen, the innkeeper, and her staff go out of their way to make every detail perfect. The wood burning fireplace in our room proided the most romantic and lovely touch. Going to sleep by a real fire in a wonderful king size bed was just the best. Breakfasts were ample and scrumtious. And the best part, for those who know B&B's, is that we could sit alone at a table for two in front of the fire place in the breakfast room. It was great and we will go back. I have absolutely not a single negative.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for accentuating our positives!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Absolutely loved it! Will be back soon...

5 on April 10, 2008

What can I say, we loved every minute of our stay at the Birchwood Inn! My husband and I wanted to get away for a few days for some rest and relaxation and we got that and so much more... The inviting front door with tulips, impeccable rooms, heavenly breakfasts, heart warming fireplaces, wonderful treats during the afternoon tea hour and the best innkeeper and staff anyone could ask for. The Inn is conveniently located and is set beautifully upon a hill steps away from the town center. The Inn is spotless and the common areas are cozy, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The main living area also provides a wide range of books, music, brochures about the surrounding areas and plenty of box games to play. Ellen made us feel like Birchwood was our home too. The gourmet breakfasts that Ellen and Rebecca served were indescribable, something out of a gourmet cookbook. If you find yourself in the Berkshires this is the place to stay! We're really glad that we stopped by and really enjoyed our long weekend. We definitely look forward to our next visit at the Birchwood Inn!

Innkeeper Response
Happy guests are an innkeeper's dream!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Lovely setting, liked the common space

5 on March 12, 2008

Birchwood is a great inn for those who want all that Lenox has to offer at their fingertips. The library and the dining room here are among the nicest I've seen at an inn, and I visit many inns. I really loved the decor and both had roaring fireplaces going while I was there, that made for a very cozy feeling. The rooms are very nice too. This is a great place to stay in Lenox.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Eagerly Anticipated Renunion at Birchwood Inn

4.0 on March 10, 2008

The Birchwood Inn in Lenox, Ma is the annual destination for our reunion of five friends...the Inn is every bit as important as the friends who gather in it...from the minute the owner, Ellen, and Quinn, a magnificent Golden Retriever, greet us at the door, we feel at home...we are cared for and looked after...breakfast is a culinary treat and afternoon "tea" with freshly baked temptations lures us to sit in front of the large fireplace to settle in for an evening of sharing stories and laugher...the warmth, graciousness and charm envelope us in a special atmosphere which we remember long after the reunion and lead us to eagerly anticipate the next gathering at Birchwood Inn...

Innkeeper Response
We love it when friends are together and having fun!

- Ellen Chenaux (Innkeeper)

Birchwood Inn


  • Nightly Rate $209 - $399
  • Reviews (109) 4.7
  • Rooms 11
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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