Birchwood Inn

7 Hubbard Street , Lenox, MA 1240 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Enjoy a truly memorable Berkshires bed and breakfast experience at Birchwood Inn. Our charming Lenox, MA bed and breakfast has been welcoming new friends since 1766. With its pastoral hilltop setting overlooking the historic village of Lenox, our quintessential Berkshires' inn is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Our Lenox bed and breakfast is just steps to the numerous recreational activities and cultural attractions in the Berkshires, including Tanglewood, dining, museums, shopping, hiking, biking, water sports, snowshoeing, skiing and vibrant fall foliage. Enjoy award-winning country breakfasts served in our 19th century sun-lit dining room, savor delectable afternoon tea on the porch or delicious homemade cookies in the spacious book-lined library of our cozy Berkshires B&B. Relax in one of our 11 wonderfully appointed guest rooms or unwind by the fire of our romantic Lenox bed and breakfast with a mug of mulled local cider. Well-behaved four-legged furry friends are also welcome at our pet-friendly Berkshires' inn. Take advantage of our seasonal spa, romance, foodie or special occasion packages and unwind in the comfortable country elegance of Birchwood Inn.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Dana Room

Luxuriate in the romantic four-poster king bed on a cloud of a featherbed. Lounge like royalty on the luxurious chaise or cushy sofa. Bask in the warmth of the wood-buring fireplace or perch on a window seat, enjoying the treetops and mountain views. The Dana, a very spacious room, features an updated private bath hand-painted by a local artist, television with VCR and DVD player, and an iPod clock radio, the former boudoir of the chatelaine of the mansion offers the amenities of today with the elegance of the past. king; flp; a/c; pvt. bath/tub-shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Hubbard Room

You will find 21st century comfort in this room dating from colonial times, with the luxury of a four-poster king bed (or two twins), a Martha Washington bedspread and a pastoral toile de Jouy setting the scene. A few steps across the hall, the past and present also meet in the renovated private bath, hand-painted by a local artist, where today's large glass shower boasts an oversized rainforest showerhead dating from 1910. King/2 twins; adjacent pvt.bath; a/c

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wagner Room

The Wagner Room is cheery, creating its own sunshine and reflecting the historic gardens it overlooks. The hand-painted garden in the updated private bath with shower, the queen bed, ceiling fan, television and small seating area wrap you with warmth and comfort. Queen; a/c; pvt. bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Israel Dewey Room

Stretch out in this luxury-sized room with a come-hither four-poster king bed. Cuddle up in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Enjoy pastoral views from the window seat. The bedroom's aubergine floral theme also graces the updated hand-painted private bath with extra-large, multi-headed shower. King; fpl; a/c; pvt. bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Egleston Room

The Egleston is the innkeeper's favorite, with its four-poster queen bed, sink-right-in down sofa, cozy wood-burning fireplace, and the view of the historic New England stone-walled garden plus the deep antique soaking tub for two. The historic ambiance married with today's conveniences is most seductive, and past innkeepers refer to The Egleston as "The Loving Room." Queen; fpl;a/c; pvt. bath: separate shower and clawfoot tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wilson Room

The Wilson Room offers the coziness of this restful former sewing room of the mansion, with its comforting buttercup and cornflower blue decor, queen bed, antique princess dresser, cushy chintz chair, and, yes, the antique sewing machine. Full/queen; a/c; pvt. bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Goodwin Room

The Goodwin Room invites you step into a garden in bloom with its cheerful yellow, peony, and lime creating your own aerie. The sloped ceilings and dormer windows, four-poster iron king bed (or two twins), small seating area, convenient desk, ceiling fan and updated private hand-painted bath with shower help create the room's charming character. King/2 twins; pvt. bath; a/c

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wright-Smith Room

Look out of floor-to-ceiling windows over the treetops in the two-room, Americana "tree house" mini-suite. The Wright-Smith features a spacious bedroom with Mission queen bed and a cozy sitting room warmed by the ambiance of the gas fireplace. Enjoy the double-sized shower in the updated private bath, just a couple of steps across the hall. Queen, Full Twin, pvt. bath with shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Loring Room

Cuddle up in this secluded, cozy, raspberry-hued nest on your queen bed, with a bird's eye view of the historic Church on the Hill. The "nest" features aceiling fan, and a spacious private bath with shower and antique sink. Queen; pvt. bath; a/c

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Post Room

Set in the rock garden, the graceful Post Room in the adjacent Carriage House, with its soothing hues, a comfy queen bed, elegant gas fireplace, convenient guest refrigerator, its own private entrance and a semi-private porch, ensures a most restful and private stay. Queen bed with private bath with shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

MacDonald Room

The MacDonald Room, in our adacent Carriage House, with its down duvet, gas Vermont stove, private entrance and semi-private porch, has a cheerful cottage ambiance. Queen; fpl; a/c; pvt. bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type



Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From the Mass Pike (I-90) exit at Exit 2, follow Rte. 20 west for five miles. At second traffic light, turn left to Historic Lenox (Walker Street, 183 West, Rte.7A).At the monument, bear right,and proceed up the hill. Birchwood Inn is located on the right, just before the crest of the hill. Turn right onto Hubbard Street and left into the drive. Parking and the entrance is around the back of the inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co., MassMOCA, Berkshire Opera Co., Jacob's Pillow, Williamstown Theater Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Fitness Center Discount, Guest Pantry, In-House Massages, Hairdriers in each room, Romance and Spa Packages, Fun for Foodies Packages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside smoking only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and over are welcome if accommodations permit.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Daily fee of $25.00
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights (summer wknds/holidays), 2 nights (Sept-June wknds, summer/ fall wkdays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one-night deposit (50% for 4-night or longer stays)by valid credit card or check is required for each reservation.
  • Cancellations: With at least 14 days' (21 May-Nov., Christmas holidays, and groups) prior notice of cancellation, we will refund deposits less a service charge of 10% of the total reservation.With less than 14 days'(21, see above) notice, guests who cancel or change their reservations, are no-shows, arrive later than scheduled arrival date or depart earlier than scheduled departure date are responsible for the full value of their reservation, which will be charged to their credit card. Refunds, less a service charge of 10% of the total reservation, will be made for the rebooked amount if we are able to rebook the room(s).



Deborah Lancaster and Tom Johnson

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Travel, photography, literature, antiques, theater

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10am (coffee earlier)
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Diabetic, Lactose/Gluten-Free

Signature Dish

Fondue Florentine Souffle
Aged cheeses plus Swiss chard, shallots, eggs, herbs and French bread rise to the occasion. This an inn favorite as are Ellen's homemade muffins and breads.