Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast

203 Main St. , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)

About

Three historic homes on four acres of lush gardens with decks surrounding a waterfall and small fish pond; boasting 28 guest rooms, all with private facilities and complimentary Wi-fi; some have kitchens, many have fireplaces, jacuzzi bathtubs, and decks. We are best known for our excellent breakfasts in our dining room or on one of several decks. Our guests appreciate our glass-roofed puband being spoiled by our incredible staff! One half mile walk to the village of Lenox for shopping, galleries, and dining. We are grateful for our amazing reviews. Let us offer you the Cornell experience!

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Lovely

4.0 on March 16, 2017

Needing a quiet space on a winter weekend, I found respite at the charming Cornell Inn Bed and Breakfast. As the Inn was not full upon my arrival, they actually allowed me to select my room, showing me what was available. I chose a quiet room in a separate building. Neat and tidy, the room had a very comfortable bed, an ample closet, a private view of the hillside behind the cottage, and a jacuzzi tub. After being directed to a local tapas bar for a bite to eat, I returned to my very cozy room. Breakfast was bountiful and delicious. I opted for fresh fruit, pastry, and an omelet and left stuffed. The owner chatted congenially with the breakfast guests, inquiring about their plans for the day. Should I return to Lenox, I would definitely stay at the Cornell Inn again.


A relaxing and restorative weekend with friends

4.2 on January 19, 2017

Nell and Tim are warm, friendly and welcoming hosts. The Cornell Inn is conveniently located to everything we wanted to do in the Berkshires and the nightly rate very reasonable. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious as were the afternoon goodies--especially the hot cider and chocolate chip cookies. We would definitely stay here again!


Do drop in!

4.8 on December 02, 2016

Just there for one night but loved it! Will definitely return. A great value, lovely room, and delcious breakfast. What else do you need?


Excellent

5 on November 30, 2016

I'm always a tough critic & never give out a 10 out of 10 or 5 out of 5 rating because I feel there is always room for improvement, but I just couldn't find anything that they could improve on. Tim & Nell were super nice & accommodating, the breakfast was delicious, the entire place spotless & we just loved the in room fireplace.


Weekened away for two

4.2 on November 24, 2016

My husband and I went away for a short weekened with put the kids. Very nice place to stay with or with out the kids. The room was beauttful The inn was great Breskfast was delicious We will definitely be coming back


Great place

4.8 on November 21, 2016

My husband and I were delighted to find the Cornell Inn. We enjoyed talking to the staff, breakfast was delicious (try the cinnamon pancakes!) and our room was huge with a king sized bed and multiple reading chairs. Great value; we'll be back next year!


Lovely old inn in a pretty setting

4.6 on November 06, 2016

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely old inn. The grounds are very pretty, with a deck situated between two of the houses and a fish pond and small waterfall. We stayed in the house built in 1777, which appealed to my love of history. The rooms are comfortable, especially considering the age of the original building. There are nice touches, like exposed original beams. Breakfast was nice, with a good variety and delicious coffee. The innkeeper leaves goodies out all day for snacking, with coffee and tea which is very nice. The innkeeper is friendly and helpful. We would definitely return.


Oct 11

5 on October 31, 2016

This Inn is the best, quiet, clean and comfortable...great location!


Cozy and Quaint

4.0 on October 31, 2016

My husband and I had a lovely weekend stay at the Cornell Inn. Our room, "Lucy" was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our fireplace on the crisp evenings. The buffet- style breakfast was plentiful and varied; all of the offerings were delicious (especially the maple french toast!) Our hosts were friendly and helpful and the staff (particularly Ian) were very gracious. My only only gripe was that our room (in The MacDonald House) was quite near the main road. It isn't wasn't a terribly busy road, but the intermittent rush of cars was something a city person might want to escape.


The Perfect Home Away From Home!!!

5 on October 16, 2016

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


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Rooms & Rates

Ida

MacDonald House room on the first floor. Includes a Queen-sized bed, wheelchair accessibility, and a jetted tub with shower. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable This is a simple bedroom which is smaller than others, but it includes a larger bathroom to accommodate wheelchairs. It is located closest to our parking lot, directly adjacent to the entry ramp to the house.

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

Nancy

A second floor room on the back of the MacDonald House with a Queen-sized poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a shared deck with a view of the side gardens and pond area, a refrigerator, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Mary Todd

A second floor room on the back of the MacDonald House with a Queen-sized poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a shared deck with a view of the back gardens and pond area, a refrigerator, small wet bar, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Frances

Our largest and most-popular room for couples. A Main House room on the second floor, in the back of the house. A King-sized bed, fireplace, jetted bathtub with shower, 2 sitting areas, and a private balcony are included with Frances. Keurig coffee, wet bar, and a refrigerator are also included. 32 inch flat panel HDTV w/ cable

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

Mamie Suite

A two-room suite with room for four! A second-floor room on the back of the MacDonald House, which includes a back bedroom and bathroom with a Queen-sized poster bed, a jetted tub with shower, plus a living room a a full-sized Murphy bed and a single-sized sleeper love seat. The second bathroom is attached to the living area and contains a stall shower. There is a wood-burning fireplace, small table and chairs, and direct access to a shared deck with views of the back gardens and pond area. Two HDTVs with cable

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

Letitia

A first floor room in the MacDonald House with a Queen-sized poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a shared deck with a view of the back gardens and pond area, a refrigerator, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Martin

Carriage House room on the second floor. Includes a Queen-sized bed, a private deck overlooking the back garden, a very large closet/dressing room with room for a child, and a jetted tub with shower. 26-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable Guests may also book the adjoining HANNAH room, to form the VAN BUREN SUITE.

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

Abigail

Main House room on the first floor with King-sized bed, and a small/narrow bathroom with a stall shower. 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable

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

Harriet

Main House room on the second floor with a Full-sized bed, plenty of light, and a stall shower. 26 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable. Our smallest room, Harriet is popular with solo travelers or couples looking for a more affordable option.

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

Hannah Loft

A three-room suite on the second and third floors of the Carriage House. This efficiency apartment includes a third-floor loft bedroom with a Queen-sized bed and a small bathroom with a stall shower. A full-sized sleeper sofa is located in the living area on the second floor along with a fireplace, a galley kitchen, dining area, and breakfast bar. The living area boasts a tall ceiling with a skylight and a 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable. Another 24 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable is located in the loft bedroom. Guests may also book the adjoining MARTIN room, to form the VAN BUREN SUITE.

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

Jackie

A first floor room in the MacDonald House with a Queen-sized poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a shared deck with a view of the back gardens and pond area, a refrigerator, small wet bar, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Harry

Carriage House room on the first floor. Includes two twin-sized beds bed, a private patio, a separate sitting area with a desk, and a jetted tub with shower. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable The two twin beds can be joined to form a King-sized bed upon request. Please inform us of your preference Guests may also book the adjoining BESS room, to form the TRUMAN SUITE.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Bess

A spacious Carriage House room on the first floor. Includes a Queen-sized bed, a wood-burning fireplace, Keurig coffee, refrigerator, microwave, and a bathroom with a stall shower. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable Guests may also book the adjoining HARRY room, to form the TRUMAN SUITE.

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

Louisa

MacDonald House room on the first floor. Includes a Queen-sized antique bed, wood-burning fireplace, wheelchair accessibility, and a jetted tub with shower. It also offers direct access to a shared deck, a small kitchenette with a Keurig coffeemaker, a sink, and a stove top. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable This is a simple bedroom which is smaller than others, but it includes a larger bathroom to accommodate wheelchairs. It is located closest to our parking lot, directly adjacent to the entry ramp to the house

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

Martha

A spacious Carriage House room on the first floor. Includes a King-sized bed, a wood-burning fireplace, Keurig coffee, refrigerator, microwave, and a bathroom with a stall shower. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable Guests may also book the adjoining GEORGE room, to form the WASHINGTON SUITE.

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

Edith Loft

A three-room suite on the second and third floors of the Carriage House. This efficiency apartment includes a third-floor loft bedroom with a Queen-sized bed and a small bathroom with a stall shower. A full-sized sleeper sofa is located in the living area on the second floor along with a fireplace, a galley kitchen, dining area, and breakfast bar. The living area boasts a tall ceiling with a skylight and a 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable. Another 24 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable is located in the loft bedroom. Guests may also book the adjoining TEDDY room, to form the ROOSEVELT SUITE.

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

Pat

A second floor room on the front of the MacDonald House with a Queen-sized poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a small private deck with a view of the front yard and parking lot, a small wet bar, refrigerator, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rachel

A second floor room on the front of the MacDonald House with a Queen-sized poster bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a shared deck with a view of the side gardens and pond area, a refrigerator, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Eleanor

Main House room on the second floor with Queen-sized bed, wood-burning fireplace, bathroom with stall shower. 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ cable

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

Grace

Main House room on the second floor with a Queen-sized bed, wood-burning fireplace, and a jetted bathtub with a shower. Grace is a cozy and popular room in the center of the house. 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Helen

Main House room on the second floor with a Queen-sized bed, and stall shower. A smaller (but popular and pretty) room with a 24-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Teddy

Carriage House room on the second floor. Includes a Queen-sized canopy bed, a private deck overlooking the back garden, a very large closet/dressing room, and a jetted tub with shower. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable Guests may also book the adjoining EDITH room, to form the ROOSEVELT SUITE.

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

George

Carriage House room on the first floor. Includes a Queen-sized canopy bed, a private patio, a separate sitting area, and a jetted tub with shower. 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable Guests may also book the adjoining MARTHA room, to form the WASHINGTON SUITE.

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

Eliza

Main House room on the second floor with two Twin-sized beds, a large closet, and a bathtub & shower. The twin beds can be combined to form a King-sized bed on request. 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Barbara

Main House room on the first floor with Queen-sized canopy bed, wood-burning fireplace, and a bathtub with shower. 32" flat panel HDTV w/ Cable

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

Caroline

Main House room on the first floor with Queen-sized antique bed, wood-burning fireplace, and bathroom with stall shower. 32 in flat panel HDTV with Cable TV

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

Lucy

A first floor room on the front of the MacDonald House with a King-sized bed, a wood-burning fireplace, a jetted tub with shower, a desk with chair, direct access to a shared deck with a view of the side gardens and pond area, a refrigerator, small wet bar, and a 32-in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

Dolly

Main House room on the second floor with a Queen-sized bed, beautiful antique furniture, a sitting area for reading or TV viewing, and a bathtub with shower. 32 in flat panel HDTV w/ Cable.

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

HOPE

HOPE

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Twin

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Location

Location Type

The Central Berkshires of MA, Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Easy to find: we are on Main Street, 1/2 mile from the center of the village; red sign on the tree out front. GPS: 203 Main Street in Lenox, MA 01240 maps.google/

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theater Festival, Wineries, Fruit Orchards, Country Stores, Antiques, Equestrian Center, Shaker Village, Yoga & Health, Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, The Mount, The Clark, Mass MoCA, Mansions, Nature Trails, Shakespeare & Co., Barrington Stage, The Colonial, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Above available either, on property, or within 2M, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm - 9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Please, loyally participate in our property-wide policy
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited CONSTANT, PARENTAL supervision REQUIRED: pond on property
  • Childcare Provided: No MUST speak directly w/Innkeeper prior to making reservation
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends during Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct and during certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: If staying one night, your deposit is equal to the full room rate for that night. 
If staying multiple nights, your deposit is equal to half of your stay (pre-tax); balance to be paid upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel 14 days or more outside of your check-in date you will be charged $35.00. If you need to cancel 14 days or less for any reason you will be charged the full amount of your reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tim & Nell McCaffery

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: In season, on our deck, by the pond and waterfall, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian or to special diets!, Alert us to allergy!


Signature Dish

BlackberryFrenchToastWithTripleBerryCinnamonSauce
This dish became famous over the 2010 holiday season, garnering recipe-requests, one after the other, appropriately dedicating it THE signature dish of The Cornell! Our guarantee: you won't have room for lunch! Total prep time: about an hour Total cook time: about an hour Total dine time: about a MINUTE Our recommendation: Allow time to savor!


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