Rookwood Inn

11 Old Stockbridge Rd , Lenox, MA 01240-1717 USA (Show map)

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About

The Rookwood Inn is a lovingly restored Victorian bed and breakfast in the Berkshires. The guestrooms (king, queen, twins) have private baths and are individually decorated with antiques and modern amenities (free WiFi, many with tvs). Some rooms have private porches, canopy or four-poster beds, sitting areas and fireplaces. The Inn's location is peaceful and secluded, yet only a block from the town center and walking distance to shops, restaurants and Tanglewood. The public rooms, veranda, porches, gardens and lawns are for guests' enjoyment. The parlor is filled with music from the stereo or visiting musicians. Breakfast,delicious and healthy, is served in the dining room. Afternoon refreshments, with seasonal beverages and fresh baked goods provide an opportunity for conversation and relaxation. We're available to help plan activities, arrange for tickets and assist with dinner reservations. We love weddings of all kinds intimate, elopements, LGBTQ) as well as business retreats and group outings. No two events are the same. Innkeeper, Amy Lindner-Lessser, is a Justice of the Peace.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

We got married at The Rookwood Inn

5 on September 14, 2017

This is a magical place and in the beautiful town of Lenox, Mass. My now new wife and I wanted a special place to go and get married in the Berkshires. We searched on the web from a number of places including this one and decided on The Rookwood Inn. It was a wonderful weekend in Lenox, Mass at the Rookwood. The rooms are delightful with each one having its own character and charm. Amy and her staff are great people who want you to have a special time while you visit. We are very happy we went to the Roockwood for this event in our lives. Thank you to the Rookwood Inn and the special place of Lenox, Massachusetts. It will be forever in our hearts.


Perfect in Lenox

4.6 on August 24, 2015

My wife and I stayed in this sweet painted lady for two nights while visiting the Berkshires for theater and sightseeing. The staff was exceptional. Chris, Mel, Jen, and Kelly were the best! It was our anniversary and the ladies assembled a beautiful freshly picked bouquet of flowers and drew a handmade card for us and delivered it to our room. The B&B is right in the heart of Lenox which is one of most charming towns in the region. Breakfast was delicious too! Highly recommend staying at the Rookwood Inn!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely review! As the innkeeper, it is so wonderful to know that my staff took such great care of you, even in my absence! I hope to meet you the next time you visit!

- Amy Lindner-Lesser, innkeeper/Proprietor (innkeeper)


Decent but Dated

3.6 on September 04, 2014

We stayed at the Rookwood Inn in June. The B&B was nice and we especially enjoyed the lovely common areas to sit and relax. The bed and bathroom were clean and.comfortable, altho the wallpaper and carpets are very dated. The Innkeepers were friendly, however breakfast was a big disappointment - there was nothing special about it and nothing with the local ingredients, breads, or produce - basically a plate of boring scrambled eggs over a processed English Muffin and poor quality tea and coffee


Home away from home in Lenox

5 on July 20, 2013

We have been back to Rookwood annually for many years and are always met like family. The friendly staff never disappoint.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your stay! One of the best things about innkeeping is our ever growing family of guests! We love having you come back year after year because of our inn, our staff and how we treat you! We look forward to your next visit!

- Amy (innkeeper)


Rookwood Inn Lenox Ma.

5 on October 21, 2012

Amy: Our 2nd stay at your inn was every bit enjoyable as the first. The room was light, airy and delightful. The breakfasts were excellent. We especially enjoyed the Parmesan cheese "baskets". Thank you and your staff for your hospitality, and we hope to see you again. Rosalie and Mac.


Another perfect stay at Rookwood Inn

5 on August 10, 2012

My friends and I have stayed at Rookwood Inn every summer for the past few years. We are delighted with the inn, the delicious breakfasts and tea times and the convenience to Tanglewood and Lenox.


Jack & Mary

4.0 on July 16, 2012

A great find. Excellent value. Friendly and welcoming staff. Walk to town.


Delightful getaway

4.2 on July 14, 2012

Beautiful inn. Loved the porches; the many little spots to sit and talk or read... Fantastic breakfast! The staff was extremely friendly and happy to help, rooms lovely and clean if a bit small. Fantastic location for exploring the town or seeing a concert. Would definitely return!


Rookwood is terrific!

4.6 on February 22, 2012

The Rookwood Inn is a charming, comfortable B&B in Lenox, MA. Amy is a wonderful hostess--she happily accommodated my dietary needs, even as they changed over the course of my stay. Rookwood is walking distance from town, where one can shop and dine at great little bistros and restaurants. I give Rookwood an A+!


we wont go anywhere else!

5 on December 06, 2011

Love, love, love this place. It's quaint, very well kept, and the staff make the whole experience incredible. Amy the inkeeper knows everything about the whole area - so she is the BEST resource to know where/when to go either with kids or as a couple. We've gone here at least a half dozen times in the last few years, and we've even taken our toddler. They had a port-a-crib ready for her, gave her her own breakfast which she loved, had a high chair ready, and just treated her like a princess! And she definitely felt like she was in a castle! We've stayed in 3 different rooms and have loved all of them. We've never had any complaints! I'm vegetarian and my husband is an avid meat eater and they always make amazing meals for us! Also - they don't let your coffee get cold! My husband went out to change a diaper, by the time he came back, they had decided he needed new coffee ;) - they are just great.


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Rooms & Rates

Bouquet (1)

Bouquet, is a sunny room in the front of the house. Its walls boast big flourishes of flowers and three large windows to take advantage of the sun. A queen sized bed, Gothic Revival bedroom set, antique walnut wardrobe and romantic fireplace (seasonal) provide the perfect ambiance for relaxation and romance. The room has a private bathroom with a tile shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Berkshire View (2)

Berkshire View is a large, sunny room with a four-poster queen bed and lots of windows. Its turreted sitting area has a wing back chair, antique English armoire, and a love seat that opens to reveal a single sofa bed. Enjoy fresh air and cool breezes from your private screened-in porch. The private bathroom contains a tile shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Audubon (3)

Our Audubon room boasts a high 4-poster king canopy bed, antique love seat and Victorian chair. The bathroom, one of two original to the building, has an antique claw-foot tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Summer Breezes (4)

Summer Breeze, is a very special room in all four seasons. This brass queen bedded room has a fireplace and its own screened porch. The bathroom, the second original bathroom in the building, has an original claw-foot tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Heirloom (5)

The Heirloom room has a queen sized antique oak bed, two Victorian chairs and a Gothic Revival dresser. It has a private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Simplicity (6)

Simplicity is our coziest room. It has a queen bed, working wood burning fireplace (seasonal), antique furniture, and two chairs. The private bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hope's Room (7)

Hope's Room can be set up with twin beds or a king. Antique chairs and dresser complete this room named for one of the antique prints. There is a small television for those who can't do without it, and the private bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mrs. Quincy's (8)

Mrs. Quincy's Room is named for one of the most influential women in the history of Lenox, Deborah Quincy. This newly-decorated room has a romantic queen four-poster bed from which the fireplace and flat-screen television are in full view. The room has a private bathroom with shower ? new photo coming soon!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Silhouette (9)

Silhouette, is a perfect room for a family or friends traveling together. It has a beautifully carved English antique headboard and footboard on the queen-size bed, a twin bed and large armoire. The private bathroom has a tile shower. The walls are decorated with silhouettes of the owners? family members.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

The Aerie (10)

The Aerie is a romantic "garret room" with an intricately carved British antique queen bed with headboard and footboard. Two wing back chairs in the dormer make a very cozy sitting area with views of the Berkshire Hills. This room has a private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Revels' Retreat (11)

Revels Retreat, often called The Turret Room, is one of our most popular rooms. Decorated in French Provincial blues and yellows, this stunning two-level turret suite is perfect for a romantic interlude or family getaway. On the lower level is a high Renaissance Revival queen bed facing a stunning gas fireplace (seasonal) with a beautiful wooden mantle. The private bathroom with shower is also on the lower level. Walk up four stairs to the turret and you'll find a single sleigh bed, television and chair. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from the windows which surround the turret on three sides.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Arbor (12)

Arbor, one of our smaller rooms, Arbor has a queen canopy bed, skylight, and comfortable chair in the dormer, perfect for reading. Its private bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wildflowers (14)

A freshly renovated room, Wildflowers has an antique cherry headboard on a high queen bed and a cozy sitting area with gas fireplace (seasonal) and television. A small alcove with desk is perfect as a work station, for journaling or as a vanity. The room has a private bathroom with tile shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Tavern Room (15)

The Tavern Room, one of our smaller rooms, was named in honor of the small rooms available for travelers in the early 1800's. This room has a queen bed, two windows, and a cozy dormer with a chair and table. It has a private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sunrise (16)

The Sunrise room is newly renovated with a king bed (it can be converted to twin beds, if preferred), two comfortable chairs, a gas fireplace (seasonal), and television. It has a private bathroom with a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

William's Suite (17)

The Williams Suite, named for the original tavern, is a dog-friendly room on the first floor in the oldest section of the house. Walk into a living room with a double sleeper sofa and two comfortable chairs. The bedroom has a king-sized bed (with the option of twins) and is filled with antiques. (The headboard is made from the sides of an antique pump organ.) The large bathroom has a tub/shower combination. There?s plenty of storage in the ample closets in the living room and bathroom. Walk through the bedroom door onto your own deck with a table and chairs over- looking a pretty wooded area. The living room has a TV/VCR and small refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Trail's End (18)

This peaceful first floor room is perfect for travelers who prefer not to climb stairs or are looking for a moderately priced room with the option of a king bed or two twins. Trail's End has soothing sage green painted walls and carpet. The armoire is perfect as a dresser containing a flat screen television for guests' viewing pleasure. Hidden inside one of the night tables is a compact refrigerator to keep your food and beverages cold. The private, en-suite bathroom has an easily navigated shower. There is also a small deck with a bistro table and two chairs for enjoying some private time.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Victorian Dreams (19)

Victorian Dreams is often called the honeymoon suite because it is so romantic. A high four-poster queen-sized oak bed commands a great view of the seasonal corner fireplace. Two comfortable wingback chairs complete the ambiance. A television is hidden from sight, but ready if you want it. The turret bathroom contains an antique soaking tub and a separate large tile shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lady Harrison's Suite (20)

Lady Harrison's Suite, is decorated with pink bows and flowers creating an indoor romance garden. A king size bed, a collection of oak pieces, and a frilly dressing table complete the bedroom area. In front of the seasonal wood burning fireplace is an overstuffed love seat (with a twin sofa bed) and chair. Hidden in a closet is the television. Lady Harrison's Suite has a full bath with a tub and shower combination. The option of twin beds is available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Colonel's Choice (21)

Colonel's Choice, is decorated in bold jewel tone colors. Asian artifacts complement the red walls and quilt on the king sized bed. The sofa in front of the seasonal wood burning fireplace opens to reveal a twin size sofa bed. A television is hidden in the closet. This room has a full bath with a tub/shower combination. If you wish, twin beds may be set up.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-90 (Mass. Pike) to Exit 2. Make RIGHT onto Route 20 West. Go approximately 5 miles to traffic light at Route 183 and make a LEFT. Go 1 mile to monument. Keeping monument on your right, make a LEFT onto Old Stockbridge Road. The Rookwood Inn is the 2nd building on your left. It is a large mauve Victorian building.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tanglewood - Boston Symphony, Clark Art Institute, MassMOCA, Berkshire Black Bears minor league baseball, Shakespeare & Company, Norman Rockwell Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Guest Refrigerator, Spring Water in room, Wine Glasses in room, Concierge Services, 24-hour coffee/tea/hot water, Guest Microwave

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, 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, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Music-concerts, Opera, Theater, Dance, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 10 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Ashtrays are available for use outside on the grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We welcome well behaved and supervised children of all ages.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited May be available by advance arrangements.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required We accept dogs under 45 pounds in two of our 1st floor rooms
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimums required during summer, weekends & holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Advance deposit equal to the greater of 50% of stay or one night
  • Cancellations: There will be a 10% fee for reservations cancelled or changed up to a monthd before scheduled arrival. With less notice (including late arrival or early departures), guests are charged the full room charges. If any or all of the reservation can be rebooked, guests will receive a refund for that portion, less a 10% service charge.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Amy Lindner-Lesser

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

Amy, a former social worker has an extensive background in health care, training and marketing. She loves to travel, read, hike, attend auctions and buy antiques. The Inn is a perfect backdrop to display her antiques, collections of Wallace Nutting prints and vintage handbags. Amy is a past President of the Lenox Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the boards of the Jewish Federation and Hevreh of Southern Berkshire. Amy is also a Justice of the Peace and loves to perform weddings.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Buffet

  • Time Served: 8.30 am - 10 am
  • Serving Location: In warm weather, the porches are great for dining, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Frittata Mexicana
A delectable and hearty feast for the eyes & mouth, blending egg substitute, baked corn chips, and Mexican herbs & spices; prior to presentation, it is topped with sauteed mushrooms, sweet onion, & roasted red peppers, then cheddar cheese & quickly broiled; it is served, piping hot, with accompaniments of chorizo (mildly spicy Mexican sausage), salsa, corn bread, & fresh seasonal fruits.


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Deals

Hot Deal

November is for Giving Thanks

Regular Rate: $195 now $155 (21% Savings:)

To thank our guests for traveling in November, stay two nights at The Rookwood Inn, enjoy our delicious breakfasts and afternoon delights, and we'll give you 25% off the regular room rate or stay one night and get 15% off your room. Getting a well-deserved getaway has never been easier! Must be mentioned at time of reservation. Not valid with other discount offers or gift cards. Please contact the inn directly at 1 4136379750 to redeem this deal.

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