5 on October 18, 2016
We (family of four, with 2 small kids) had a great 2 night-stay at Whistler's Inn. From the first moment, we felt welcome. The house was very cozy and nicely outfitted in period furnishings. Yet, there were no misgivings about our 4 and 7 year old kids using the library or playing the piano. Great breakfast, great location, very nice hosts. We would definitely recommend this Inn to our friends.
3.0 on September 18, 2016
My room had a pretty four-poster bed and a twin bed in an adjacent little room. It was very quiet. Appreciated that I had my own bathroom -- note that was built into the eave -- so it was a tight squeeze. The house is on a main road so you will hear traffic driving by, but that did not bother me. Breakfast was plenty with lots of choices in an elegant dining room. I felt like I was transported to the early 20s. I do wish the coffee tasted better, though.
3.4 on August 17, 2016
Beautiful and historic. Innkeepers super-hospitable, friendly, interesting, and engaging. Highly recommended.
4.6 on August 12, 2016
Lovely family run inn which cares about and for guests.
4.8 on August 07, 2016
Very pleasant accomodation --the room is very large, with a sitting area at one end and the bed at the other. The Inn itself is charming and the grounds are large and lovely. Very convenient "back way" to Tanglewood from the Inn.
4.4 on February 05, 2016
Gorgeous Inn. Wonderful host and hostess. Delicious breakfast. We loved it!
4.8 on April 20, 2015
Excellent hosts, value, friendly, vast fund of knowledge of area.
3.4 on April 15, 2015
Stayed for two nights, felt like we were houseguests rather than a normal B&B. Hosts very friendly and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. History of house very interesting.
3.0 on April 15, 2015
Owners were kind, friendly, lovely people, for them we would go back. The main rooms were beautiful. The rooms to stay were OK, at least clean.
4.8 on March 11, 2015
We have stayed at Whistler's Inn several times and highly recommend it. It is an elegant inn, with lots of charm and character, that feels steeped in history. Each room is decorated in antiques and has a cozy and comfortable charm. The owners are friendly and helpful and entertained us with stories of their worldwide travels. The common areas include a well stocked library, and a music room with a Steinway piano, where one can read and relax and enjoy the peaceful ambience of the inn. The breakfast (buffet style) was delicious. We loved the proximity of all the Berkshires have to offer. We will definitely return to this wonderful inn again!
4.2 on August 22, 2014
A gracious home, with a beautiful piano room, library, and small outside terrace under a wisteria arbor. Good breakfast with excellent coffee and charming hosts. A perfect place to stay for Tanglewood concerts.Walking distance to some excellent restaurants in downtown Lenox, too.
5 on July 24, 2014
This was the perfect B&B for our extended weekend trip to the Berkshires. The location is great (next to a beautiful churchyard, very short walk into the center of Lenox), house was charming, porch area and gardens were lovely. Our room (the Captain's Room) was -- as expected -- quite small, but I think well worth the room rate for a chance to stay in this inn. If I return to the Berkshires -- and I hope to! -- I will try to stay at Whistler's Inn again.
3.0 on December 19, 2013
Tres bon acceuil dansum cache charge d histocre et tres bien nitoe calmce et tres familiole.
4.0 on December 18, 2013
The house is filled w/antiques & it's warm & welcoming. Wish I had more time to enjoy the ambiance.
5 on November 05, 2013
I choose Whistler's Inn because it was half-way point between VT and CT for two friends to meet. This was a girl's get-a-way weekend and we were both delighted with the accommodations. We were able to get twin beds, breakfast and a charming place to sit, talk, relax and drink Port and/or coffee for a reasonable price. During the day we walked to Lenox Village and Kennedy Park so we were exhausted and the quiet of the B&B was welcoming. The beds were very comfortable, the food was delicious and the advice we received from the property owners made our stay complete. We dined where they suggested and toured some of their favorite places. We will definitely meet at Whistler's Inn again!!
4.2 on October 18, 2013
I had a very relaxing 3-day-stay at the Whistler's Inn. The hosts are very welcoming and shared a lot about the history of the Inn and sites to see in the area.
4.4 on October 16, 2013
Close to town, walking distance, good breakfast, clean rooms.
4.0 on October 07, 2013
Whistlers Inn is an ideal B&B in an ideal town. The most outstanding feature is the family who owns and runs the Inn. They are lovely, engaging people who really care about your what brings you to the area and your stay. Breakfast was a nice range of bread and pasterie treats, but the setting in the large dining room with conversation was the best part. If you are looking for privacy and an interesting twist to the expected antiques-look to staying in the Africa room in the accompanying barn like building next door-it's super cool.
3.2 on September 23, 2013
Great ambiance, cordial and friendly staff but menu did not meet expectations. Nothing unusual of "oh so memorable" as previous experiences at other B&Bs.
4.0 on September 03, 2013
The Inn was inviting, friendly, clean, restful and interesting. The owners were gracious, warm and made us feel at home!!
4.4 on August 30, 2013
This bed and breakfast is unique, fascinating and funky. Great old house with period furniture. Warm and gracious hosts, good breakfast - all in a town with much to see and many places to eat.
3.4 on August 26, 2013
The Innkeepers are as gracious and charming as is their wonderful home. As guests we felt that we were Treated with the hospitality of another era. We loved the back porch and the the lush surrounding woods.
4.4 on August 21, 2013
Lovely property and gracious hosts. Within short drive to Tanglewood and short walk to Lenox's sights and restaurants
4.0 on August 12, 2013
It must be serendipity to get a gift of a two night stay in the lovely Berkshires and meet the hosts who have traveled 10 times to Zambia, Africa - where our gift benefactor served in the Peace Corps and we revisited 3 times!! Delightful people - terrific place and time !
4.4 on August 12, 2013
Had a great time at Whistlers Inn. The Inn is conveniently located and simply beautiful. I particularly loved it when the grand kids came to visit! I'd highly recommend and will stay again if the opportunity arises.
3.8 on August 03, 2013
Distinctive architecture, furnishings, landscaping and common areas. Centrally located in proximity to all recreational, dining, shopping and entertainment venues. Friendly and most accommodating innkeepers. An enjoyable stay. Would recommend this B&B to anyone contemplating a visit to the area.
4.8 on July 21, 2013
Whistler’s Inn is a great base for exploring the Berkshires. The town center of Lenox is a 5-minute walk; Kennedy Park, with miles of groomed hiking trails, is a block in the other direction; and Tanglewood is just 2 miles away (ask the host for the alternate route back to the inn, and avoid the traffic jam on Rt 183). The Inn itself is old and charming – much like an English manor house, our room clean and comfortable, the breakfast buffet delicious (homemade pastries, casseroles, and fruits), and the hosts generous and helpful. We wish we’d had more time to just sit on the patio and enjoy the beautiful gardens.
2.2 on July 16, 2013
Very disappointing considering the price. The room we were in (Emerald Room) has a sleep sofa for the bed, which is not disclosed in the description, nor was it apparent from the picture on the web site. You are unable to control room temperature as there is no thermostat for room. Internet availability, which the web site lists as an amenity, was not possible during our 3 day stay. I prefer a Courtyard breakfast over the one provided -- and make sure lunch is part of your early afternoon schedule.
3.2 on July 09, 2013
Stayed in the Captain's room which is barely large enough for one person. Large bureau needs to be replaced with a table/chair and the tv needs wall mounting. Killed a wasp /hornet due to a poor fitting screen with a hole. Inadequate electrical outlet near bed. Bathroom wall and door needs removal so that one can sit straight on the small round toilet. Worthless cabinet closet. No luggage rack. Noisy ceiling fan only. Room comfort is overshadowed by gracious hosts with wonderful food.
3.6 on June 19, 2013
Large airy suite with lovely antique amenities. Very comfortable mattress and down comforters. Delicious sherry served in the afternoon while enjoying the veranda or the drawing or music rooms. Fabulous location central to all the delights of Lenox MA.
5 on June 11, 2013
Our stay at Whistler's Inn was a highlight of our two weeks in New England. Wonderful people, lovely home, great breakfasts. We'll be back!
3.4 on May 15, 2013
My husband and I spent our 35th anniversary weekend at this beautiful Inn. The hostess was very knowledgeable about the area and we would have a little history lesson each morning during breakfast. Breakfast by the way was delicious and we had a large variety of items to choose from. We loved walking around Lennox and driving to the surrounding towns and walking and shopping in each one. We also visited a winery and the people there were so friendly. We will definitely go back but probably after May 31st because more attractions will be open. 5/4/13
4.6 on October 07, 2012
Really a historic location, kind housekeepers. He is an exceptionally gifted teller of stories and histories. We loved this place.
4.8 on September 28, 2012
Long time owners live there and share their hearts, home and history. Breakfast was expansive and varied with the OWNERS in sitting chairs, the guests around the large table and witty dialogue all around the room. A true warm, leisurely experience. Made us not want to leave the table,despite the gorgeous day outside and innumerable things to do.
4.6 on September 10, 2012
A charming, comfortable room, and warm, interesting hosts welcomed us to the inn. It's in a quiet but convenient location, two blocks from Lenox's downtown. Breakfasts were outstanding with home-baked goodies like scones and more.
4.4 on September 04, 2012
Beautiful home, grounds & furnishings. Warm, friendly hosts.
5 on August 26, 2012
Hello Lisa Mears, Just want to thank you for your hospitality last weekend when we stayed in your coach house during the British Car Show in Lenox. It was just perfect. After breakfast on Saturday morning i wanted to hang around a bit and ask more about the Inn's history but my husband was 'anxious,' to say the least, about getting to the Shakespeare grounds. I cost him precious time to get setup before the judges came around and he didn't get the award he was hoping for. Oh, well, I could have been happy staying at the inn all day and taking pictures and listening to you and your dad. Thank you again for your gracious hospitality.
4.2 on August 16, 2012
Second time i have stayed here. The house is absolutely beautiful...a magical setting!
4.8 on August 13, 2012
The innkeepers think of everything for the comfort and relaxation of their guests. They are so gracious and welcoming. The inn itself is beautiful with a large library, two pianos with sheet music, and comfortable beds. Wonderful breakfast as well! Just a minute's drive to Tanglewood, and a short walk into town. I'll go again and again.
4.2 on July 31, 2012
A real find -- the house is filled with an amazing collection of antique furniture, ornaments which makes a unique atmosphere. Great to sit in the lounges, garden. Owner has daughters were very friendly -- full of ghost stories, etc.
3.0 on July 26, 2012
I am not an experienced Bed and Breakfast traveler, but wanted to give it a try. This Inn is in Lenox, which is a town brimming with B+B options at all prices. The family who owns and runs this inn are delightful and put forth a wonderful breakfast, but the single person who has to manage it all is at times a bit overwhelmed with taking care of cooking, coffee, clearing, and displaying all the breakfast items. My bed had an old mattress, sagging a bit. The room was located out of the way but a very loud screen door seemed to be used frequently. There is an overall rustic feel - large cobweb in the corner of the bedroom, antique furniture that is more of a museum/shop feel than organized decorating, removed hardware from door jams with holes painted over without patching, etc. This is not the upscale B+B that one might expect. But it is clean, adequate, walking distance to town, and very affordable.
1.2 on June 25, 2012
We enter. We ring the bell. Time passes. We study the card on the hall table bearing three cell phone numbers to call "if no one comes". A woman wanders in. Did we wake her from a nap? We feel more like intruders than guests. After some mumbling about credit cards we are taken up to our $170 room. Where is the fireplace we were promised? The claw-foot tub? "We don't have a room with a claw-foot tub." The cloying wallpaper closes in a bit more as it peels from the damp spots. "But it says right here on our reservation..." "We don't have a claw-foot tub." The bed (like rip-rap -- both hard and lumpy) jutted out into the room. The headboard was shoved up against a radiator. A brick kept the bathroom door from swinging out and hitting the bed. Our hostess peered into the bathroom and noted that someone had broken off the soap dish by using it as a footrest. Along with the cheap shampoo provided (do they still manufacture Breck?) there was a sample of hand lotion still stuck to an advertisement that had been torn from a magazine. How thoughtful. The wardrobe (leaning against the wall and missing a finial) reeked of mothballs. The blinds and "lace" curtains, now the color of dental plaque, may have been white 20 years ago. Most everything in the inn is coated with a film formed by decades of humidity and lack of interest. After a night in such a room you might want a cup of coffee. Fortunately, there's a coffee maker just down the hall. Unfortunately, the only coffee available is instant. And decaf. Downstairs, breakfast consists of grocery store fare and two cold, quiche-like concoctions languishing under wet foil. No innkeepers are in sight which is a good thing, really, as all you want to do at this point is drop your key on the hall table, slink out, and never return.
5 on November 17, 2011
My wife and I went out to the Berkshires for her birthday weekend, and stayed two nights at the Whistlers Inn. We loved it, what a great place. The Inn is really fantastic, we love antiques and older historic vibes, and the Whistlers Inn had this in droves. We spent literally hours talking with Richard and Lisa, about every subject you could imagine. Breakfast was really tasty both mornings, delicious French toast, quiche, eggs made to order, great coffee. A thoughtful, warm, truly unique environment. The highest possible recommendation.
4.8 on November 07, 2011
The Whistler's Inn is the perfect B&B to come back to, especially after two rainy Tanglewood concerts, and a day trip to Boston! We enjoyed ourselves so much!
1.4 on October 25, 2011
Room was too small, musty and in need of updating. Breakfast wasn't till 8:30 and no coffee was provided before then. Not very welcoming.
3.4 on October 08, 2011
wonderful large house filled with antiques and paintings. The owners are gracious and very interesting. Breakfast was superb- great quiche and more. Our room was tiny. Hopefully the others were of a reasonable size. I'll stay there again-although will check the room size first.
3.6 on September 23, 2011
This was our second stay at Whistler's Inn. It is a comfortable inn with friendly owners, a lovely dining room, and sherry always available in the evenings. Good value for the area, which tends to be overpriced.
4.6 on September 02, 2011
The Mears made us feel very welcome and special. Our room was beautiful and very roomy. We really enjoyed the variety of the home cooked breakfast dishes.
3.2 on August 25, 2011
Comfortable, relaxing place to stay with a whole lot of charm.
5 on August 14, 2011
Friendly service, beautifully appointed room, excellent breakfast.
3.0 on August 09, 2011
This place is pleasant in a pretty setting with wall to wall antiques. Not for everyone but nice for those that like old and beautiful things and are interested in books and music. Owner is a writer and the main room has a grand piano you can play . My only complain is that the internet did not work very well at all and I would encourage the owners to fix this soon.
5 on August 08, 2011
Great place, beautiful rooms.
4.2 on August 08, 2011
A fun old house, very good breakfast -- our hostess (owners' daughter) was helpful and gracious. The room was more than adequate. Nice location. Near a sizeable nature preserve.
5 on July 24, 2011
we had a wonderful stay at the whistlers inn and the host the lears were very freindly and accommadating from eating to places to see and visit it was one if not the best.
4.2 on June 14, 2011
We had a great stay at the Inn. Staff was very accomodating and thoughtful. Would definitely stay again. Chris
4.4 on June 02, 2011
I very much enjoyed my stay at the Whistlers Inn, Lenox, MA. The hospitality is wonderful, the house is historic (as is the village), the rooms are very comfortable and the breakfast was cooked to order. But the best part of my stay was my conversations with the innkeepers over complimentary evening sherry and morning breakfasts. Lenox is very centrally located in the Berkshires and the village offers many options for dinner, all within walking distance from the Inn.
3.2 on November 11, 2010
Charming Inn, lovingly decorated rooms, family-friendly, nice antiques throughout the house.
4.4 on October 29, 2010
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Whistlers Inn, sorry it was only for one night, room was clean and comfortable, the house itself was great, and a pretty good breakfest too, fire place, NY Times and our hosts were considerate, informational about lenox, places to eat and visit..and made our stay on to remember
3.6 on October 19, 2010
3 of us stayed at The Whistler's Inn in Lenox, MA. Lovely old inn. The owners are very hospitable and the breakfasts were delicious. Only one complaint -- if you keep the windows open, you hear the church bells every hour all through the night & the traffic noise as well.
3.2 on October 17, 2010
This is a wonderful inn. As a single person, I didn't need a large room, just an inexpensive room with a bed and shower. This was a tad too small and a little shabby. It could use new wallpaper. Because of the size, there is no closet, but an inventive rod that comes out with hangers and then pushes back against the wall; so that was satisfactory. You couldn't get to the drawers because the bed went right up to the bureau. Perhaps a smaller bed for a single person would help some of these issues. I noticed the rooms vary in quality, but they may also vary in price. That said, the innkeepers are fabulous, the inn beautiful and well-kept. The breakfast is delightful with many options. The innkeepers are a wealth of stories and information and join you at breakfast. We had a family group staying there, so this was wonderful; very comfortable for all of us. It's also in a super convenient spot.
4.8 on October 15, 2010
Our stay here was wonderful! They went out of their way to be helpful even when my daughter asked to bring her beagle puppy at the last minute. My room was chilly at night, so bring warm clothing.
2.6 on October 11, 2010
Altogether I would recommend it, especially to lovers of old, stately homes with an interesting history & who don't mind a bit of loving neglect.
3.0 on October 07, 2010
Whistler Inn was full of character and it had a warm atmosphere in the house. Lots of magazines and books to browse through. Very good.
3.6 on October 06, 2010
The picture of the house does not do it justice. It is a beautiful house with lovely antiques, large rooms and friendly hosts. We very much enjoyed our stay.
4.4 on September 17, 2010
We love this inn and will definitely return. Breath taking mansion and gardens, and a warm welcoming staff
5 on September 13, 2010
A perfect marriage of comfort, beauty and Gilded Age loveliness. Clean, impeccably appointed. Warm and friendly, Interesting guest, fascinating, helpful host.
2.8 on September 13, 2010
Beautiful surroundings, charming house, a memorable stay, quite different from any place I've stayed in before. Compares to "Hidden Ireland" but there is no dining.
4.0 on September 07, 2010
We recently spent a few nights in the African Room and were delighted with our stay. The inn itself is comparable to other B&B's we've stayed at in New England and the Hudson Valley. We saw several rooms and all were nicely decorated and spacious. The main floor of the main building has several rooms where you can relax - we noticed two pianos, a well stocked library, and lots of comfortable seating. Breakfast is served in a large dining room, standard continental with eggs cooked to order if you ask. The innkeepers are friendly and hospitable as well as quite knowledgeable for recommendations. The inn is across from a graveyard and has some history worth spending a few minutes researching. We found all of the descriptions and information on their website to be accurate if not understated. The African room is on the top floor of an old carriage house, about 20 yards away from the main building. A narrow flight of stairs lead to a spacious loft, cleverly appointed without being overdone. It has a king sized bed and a queen sized pullout couch with plenty of storage and corners to keep your belongings out of the way. We brought our 5 year old daughter with us and never felt cramped. It would probably be fine with two children sharing the pull out. The room has a small refrigerator a TV and cable service. We did not have our computers to check the wireless but our 3G cell phones worked fine despite spotty connection service in the Berkshires. The room was clean, comfortable and afforded us with unique privacy that is hard to find in New England B&B's. If your preference is for modern, central air conditioned, sterile rooms with Jacuzzis, room service, etc, you might characterize this room as a bit rustic- It's not the Ritz, but if your hankering is for a comfortable stay in a secluded spacious country cottage setting, and want to open the windows to breathe the fresh Berkshire air you will be hard pressed to beat this room at any price. Highly recommended!
3.4 on August 19, 2010
A beautiful property conveniently located, close to Tanglewood and Jacob's Pillow. Too much antique furniture. Clattered. It smells like an antique shop.
4.2 on August 19, 2010
Like stepping back in time to graciousness, with baroque undertones. A beautiful place with patina and eclectically decorated. The hosts are fascinating people and they share their love of visitors and adventure. Food at breakfast: A++!
5 on August 09, 2010
My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Whistler's Inn. Room was lovely, breakfast was delicious, hostess/owner could not have been nicer or more helpful. We'll be back for more.
4.6 on July 20, 2010
Comfortable rooms, meticulously maintained and serviced daily, outstanding breakfasts (don't miss their daily quiches), beautiful gardens, easy walking distance to downtown historic Lenox, delightful hosts. Can't say enough about this place. Stayed two weeks and enjoyed every bit of it. In the heart of the Berkshires (Tanglewood, museums, theatre, hiking, shopping, etc.)
5 on June 25, 2010
My stay at Whistler's Inn had a wonderful old world feel from push button light switches to a grand piano in the sitting room... it had a fabulous breakfast with wonderful service. A very personable place to stay.
5 on June 22, 2010
Excellent - extra effort put into getting wifi internet in the room, very pleasant conversations. Very enjoyable.
3.2 on October 20, 2009
A beautiful B&B furnished with a comprehensive library inviting you to relax, have a glass of sherry and peruse a vast number of books & magazines. Owners Rich & Joan will be happy to engage you in stimulating conversation. If you're lucky, Rich might even tell & show you a ghost story.
2.8 on September 29, 2009
Terrific location, nice owners, pretty rooms and furnishings in common areas. Room 1 was tiny with toilet that sometimes didn't work.
3.6 on August 26, 2009
Pleasant surroundings, Gracious host, Beautiful Victorian house.
4.8 on August 20, 2009
Richard & Joan Mears lovingly keep a historic manor house in pristine condition. Manager Lisa Mears's breakfast is the perfect way to start the day in Lenox.
3.0 on July 28, 2009
We had a wonderful time. The inn is in a perfect spot and has a colorful history. The house has been lovingly cared for and the antique furnishings are quite lovely.
4.0 on July 15, 2009
Would recommend to friends.
3.2 on July 15, 2009
Only when you have spent some minutes inside only then does the atmosphere become part of you.
2.0 on July 04, 2009
We are not especially fussy and our stay here was fine, but it certainly did not live up to the reviews we read before booking. There were spider webs on the hangers in the closet and coming down from the ceiling. The rugs did not appear vacuumed at all during our 3 day stay. The online view of the room is misleading - instead of bright and clean, it appeared dark, cluttered and worn. The hostess was very responsive when asked questions, but offered very little information about services when we arrived and there was no inn guide in the room. Little amenities were missing - no hair dryer, the shower cap wasn't replaced after the first day, there was a coffee pot and set up in the hall but no coffee was prepared there in the morning. Breakfast was fine - a buffet with a breakfast casserole (empty during the last hour). The owner is a very interesting conversationalist, but clearly prefers chatting to cleaning. We enjoyed hearing tales of their travels and appreciated their tips about area attractions. All in all, it was fine, but I would not go back.
4.6 on January 26, 2009
I absolutely loved this inn, the only reason I gave a low rating for rooms was because the attic room we stayed in was quite small and even though we had a private bath, it was located downstairs from us and required us to turn the water on and wait a few minutes for us to be able to flush, I wouldn't have minded so much if it didn't mean I had to wait so long downstairs. I will definitely stay again, just not in that specific room. I would also recommend crossing the street and taking a look at the beautiful cemetary located over there, I got some beautiful shots of some very beautiful headstones!
5 on November 25, 2008
Was a delightful stay through and through. Could not have asked for more. We enjoyed a burning fire in our fireplace nightly. Although everything was superior, the best part of our stay was the hospitality of the hosts!
5 on October 31, 2008
We had a great time at the Whistler Inn. It was located up the hill from downtown Lennox, nestled back in a grove of trees. The hosts were friendly, intelligent, and excellent conversationalists.
4.2 on August 28, 2008
Lisa Mears et al are charming hosts. There was a problem with our room before we got there and she upgraded us at no additional charge. We thoroughly enjoyed the accomodations, and there was a lovely buffet breakfast every morning. Very clean, well-kept rooms with a great porch and sitting rooms downstairs. Highly recommended!
4.0 on July 08, 2008
Beautiful Grounds and Great location for all activities
3.8 on May 28, 2008
would definately return.
4.8 on January 24, 2008
Beautiful accommodations, the Mears hospitality made the stay extra special. I would highly recommend this most interesting B&B
4.2 on March 23, 2007
Lovely "grand bohemian" interior. The exterior grounds are charming and peaceful. 'Felt as though I was visiting family friends.. Whistlers Inn is very cultured and civilized but, relaxed. By far my favorite place in the area ...