Wainwright Inn

518 South Main Street , Great Barrington, MA 01230-2006 USA (Show map)


Our historic home was originally opened as an Inn and Tavern in 1766. It has undergone several expansions since then, including making the Inn wheelchair accessible. The latest renovations that have taken place include new furnishings as well as a newly expanded kitchen. All of our charming guest rooms and suites have private baths, air conditioning and many have working fireplaces. Guests are welcome to take full advantage of the many common areas including our comfortable living room and distinctive wrap-around porches. Each morning our guests are served a full breakfast in our wonderful dining room. Our breakfast is the perfect start to a beautiful day in the Berkshire's. We will gladly accommodate any dietary restrictions that you might have.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Charming, warm, and welcoming.

5 on December 07, 2010

I had the pleasure of staying at the Wainwright this past weekend with my parents and sister. Marja greeted us with tea and truffles and was wonderful as she showed us our rooms. My sister was arriving later while we were out and about and Marja was amazing at helping us sort out how to get her checked in and where to meet up with her. The food was lovely, the rooms were perfect, and I was beyond excited to find flannel sheets on the bed as it was a particularly cold snap in December when we arrived. I highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for fantastic service, brilliant food, and a charming and lovely place to stay. I will definitely be going back. Thank you for the weekend, Marja!

Enchanting Inn

4.8 on October 26, 2008

What a terrific inn and wonderful hosts! This Inn is charming and lovingly restored. Every corner is beautifully decorated and the rooms are so very comfy. The Inn keeper Marja (mar-eee-ah) is super sweet and charming. Breakfast was really good and exceeded my expectations in the sun filled dining room. We stayed in a room on the second floor and enjoyed afternoon apertifs and a nice long porch to relax on. Great place, nice people, highly recommend. The carriage house is a super nice 2-bedroom apartment like suite that I could see renting for long monthly stays in the winter for skiing and in the summer for vacation.

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Rooms & Rates


First floor room, east/north side, wheelchair accessible, queen size bed, TV, wood burning fireplace, air conditioned; ceiling fan

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219


First floor, noth/west side, queen size bed, desk, TV set, air conditioning, ceiling fan

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219

Mr. Pope

Second floor room, east/north side, queen size bed, desk, electric fire place, air conditioning; ceiling fan, tub/shower in the bathroom

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219


Second floor room; east/south side, queen size bed, wood burning fireplace; TV, ceiling fan; air conditioning, tub/shower in the bathroom

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219


Second floor room, south side with plenty of sunlight, queen size bed, TV, air conditioning; ceiling fan, tub/shower in the bathroom

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219

Family West Wing

Second floor, West side, two bedrooms suite, one room with two twin beds, second room with king bed, one bath, air conditioning, ceiling fans

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219

Berkshire Wing

Third floor, south side with planty of sunlight, king size bed, TV set, air conditioning; ceiling fan

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $139 - $219

Carriage House Rooms

Separate carriage house, at second floor level, with two guest rooms:"Meta" and "Anna"; Meta w/one queen, private bath; air conditioning; ceiling fan, TV; Anna w/two double beds, private bath; air conditioning; ceiling fan, TV; large common area and kitchenette; three night minimum applies; long term rental available; rate includes a full breakfast; wireless internet

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From New York City: 2 1/2 hours from New York. Saw Mill River Parkway to Taconic Parkway to Route 23 exit(Hillsdale): east on Route 23 to Route 7. Turn right at intersection of 23 and 7. The Inn is on the right one block south. From Boston: 2 1/2 hours from Boston. Mass Pike to Exit 2 (Lee); Route 102 to Stockbridge; Route 7 South to Great Barrington. Proceed South through Downtown. The Inn is located on Route 7 one block south of the intersection of Routes 7 and 23 west; On the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Choral Festival, Shakespeare & Company, Limerock Race Track, Jacob's Pillow -oldest dance theatre in country, Tanglewood - summer home of the BSO, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, Wi-Fi , ironing board available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer

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, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Winter season flexible
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Baby-sitters available, please inquire
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two and three night minimum, please inquire
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit is required for reservations, however, payment in full is required for one night stay.
  • Cancellations: Reservations canceled at least two weeks before planned arrival date are refundable minus a $25 administration fee. Reservations canceled within two weeks before planned arrival date are non refundable, but transferable.
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Chris and Barb Kulaga

Languages spoken

Polish, English

Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, gluten free,

Signature Dish

French omelet with herbs

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