Rookwood Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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.



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

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.

Fabulous place to stay

5 on November 27, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at The Rookwood Inn very much. Everything was outstanding. Amy, the owner goes out of her way for her guests. The breakfast was fabulous. We will go back again, that is for sure

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Rooms & Rates

Lady Harrison's Suite

2nd floor antiques-filled mini suite with king bed (can be made into twins, if you prefer), sitting area with twin sofa bed, television, and full private bathroom with tub/shower combination. Phone extension 33.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4


Cozy, 2nd floor queen bedded room, and private bathroom with shower. Phone extension 19.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mrs. Quincy's

2nd floor, antiques-filled room with four-poster queen bed, television and private bathroom with shower. Phone extension 21.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hope's Room

2nd floor antiques-filled room with your choice of a king bed, or twin beds. Small television, private bathroom with shower. Phone extension 20.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


2nd floor, antiques-filled queen bedded room, private bathroom with tile shower. Phone extension 14.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Berkshire View

2nd floor, four poster queen bed, sitting area in turret with twin sofa bed, tiled bathroom with shower and semi private screened porch in warm weather. Phone extension 15.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


3rd floor, antiques-filled room with queen canopy bed and skylight. En-suite bathroom with shower. Phone extension 25.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


3rd floor antiques-filled room with hand painted ragged walls and king bed (can be made into twins if preferred), television, private bathroom with shower. Phone extension 26.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


2nd floor queen bedded, antiques-filled room with a private bathroom with shower. Telephone extension 36.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Aerie

Quaint 3rd floor, antiques-filled garret room with high queen bed with carved head and foot boards, sitting area in dormer and private bathroom with shower. Phone extension 23.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


3rd floor, antiques-filled room perfect for a family or friends. Queen bed and twin bed, British armoire, private tiled bathroom with shower. Phone extension 22.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Revels' Retreat

Amazing 3rd floor, two level mini suite. Lower level has high queen bed, and private bathroom with shower; upper turret level has a single day bed and television surrounded by windows. Phone extension 24.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Trail's End

twin/king, shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


3rd floor, antiques-filled queen bedded room with sitting area, television, alcove for writing, and a private bathroom with tile shower. Phone extension 28.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Tavern Room

3rd floor, antiques-filled queen bedded room with dormer nook for reading and a private bathroom with shower. Phone extension 27.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Colonel's Choice

2nd floor antiques-filled mini suite with king bed (can be made into twins, if you prefer), sitting area with twin sofa bed, television, and full private bathroom with tub/shower combination. Phone extension 34.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Victorian Dreams

Often called the Bridal Suite this romantic 2nd floor, antiques-filled mini suite has a high, four-poster queen bed, en-suite bathroom with a claw-foot tub and separate tile shower. Phone extension 32.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

William's Suite

First floor, two room, dog friendly suite. Living room has a television and VCR, double sofa bed and small refrigerator. Bedroom has a king bed (or twins, if you prefer), full private bathroom with tub/shower combination. This suite has a private deck with a table and six chairs. Phone extension 29.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Summer Breezes

2nd floor, antiques-filled room with high queen bed, semi-private screened porch, and step down private bathroom with antique claw-foot tub/shower combination. Phone extension 17.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


2nd floor, antiques-filled room with high, king canopied bed, step down into en-suite bathroom with antique clawfoot tub/shower combination. Phone extension 16.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village


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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  • 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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Amy Lindner-Lesser

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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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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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