Whistlers Inn

5 Greenwood Street , Lenox, MA 01240 USA (Show map)

About

Featured on National T.V. - The Travel Channel. An English Tudor mansion built in 1820 in the heart of the Berkshire hills near Tanglewood takes you into a period of old world charm, elegance and relaxation. Once the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Wynans Whistler, railroad tycoon and nephew of the painter James M. Whistler. Whistler's Inn celebrates its 36th anniversary.

Reviews

Overall
4.0

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.2
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Great stay with welcoming hosts

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.


My stay

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.


Our place to stay in Lenox

3.4 on August 17, 2016

Beautiful and historic. Innkeepers super-hospitable, friendly, interesting, and engaging. Highly recommended.


Wonderful old inn with the best innkeepers

4.6 on August 12, 2016

Lovely family run inn which cares about and for guests.


Another lovely stay in Mr. Whistler's Room

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.


Mr. & Mrs.Salvatore Lucca

4.4 on February 05, 2016

Gorgeous Inn. Wonderful host and hostess. Delicious breakfast. We loved it!


Whistlers Inn

4.8 on April 20, 2015

Excellent hosts, value, friendly, vast fund of knowledge of area.


Something a bit different

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.


Whistler's Inn

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.


Wonderful, historic inn

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!


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Rooms & Rates

Mr. Whistler's Room

Mr. Whistler's Room is a master room with a large original bathroom. This room is beautifully decorated with old-world charm. There is a fireplace, air-conditioning, a television and private phone. ($30 per extra person).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $255 - $275

The Cotswold Room

Double bed, TV, telphone, internet access, private bath and shower ($30 per extra person).

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $180

The Spanish Room

Queen bed, private bath and shower, TV, internet access

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $160

The Norfolk Rose Room

King and twin size bed, private bath and shower, TV, telephone, internet access, view of gardens. Please note that rates are based on double occupancy. Additional guests are charged $30/person per night, to be charged at time of check-in.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

Mrs. Whistler's Room

Queen and twin sized bed, private bath and shower, fireplace, view of gardens, TV, telephone, internet access. Please note that rates are based on double occupancy. Additional guests are charged $30/person per night, to be charged at time of check-in.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $250

The Captain's Room

Double Bed, private bath and shower, TV, telephone, internet access

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $120

Devonshire Room

Two twin beds, private bath and shower, TV, telephone, internet access. Rates based on double occupancy. A fee of $30 for extra people is due at check-in.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $180

Garden Room

Queen sized bed, twin bed in alcove, private bath, TV, telephone, internet access. Please note that rates are based on double occupancy. Additional guests are charged $30/person per night, to be charged at time of check-in.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

African Room

King Bed plus a sofa that folds out into a Queen. Largest room in the house with A/C/phone/TV/overhead fans/refrig./private bath. $30 per additional guest over double occupancy. You will feel like you are on safari.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

$250 - $300

Evergreen Room

New room situated in gardens. Surrounded by Norway spruce. Beautiful large bathroom. TV/central air -conditioning, fireplace, library. Queen bed.

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

$190 - $225

Santa Fe

This room is very private, located on the lower level of the coach house, with an adjoining terrace overlooking the grounds and gardens. Rustic, double bed, private bathroom, sun porch in gardens, TV room, refrigerator and microwave.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $170

Blue Room

Double bedroom with private bathroom near room. Air-conditioning, phone and WiFi available. Located off of porch on first floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $125

Petite la Chambre

Double Bed with private bathroom. Located off of porch on first floor. Television/WiFi/telephone/AC available in room.

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

$90 - $125

Check Dates

Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village

Airport

Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County)

Directions to property:

From New York City - 160 miles via New York Thruway Rt. 87 or Taconic Pkwy to Rt 90 Mass Turnpike exit 2 to Rt 7 - 7A Lenox (3 hours approx.) From Boston - 120 miles via Mass. Turnpike to exit 2 to Rt 7 - 7A Lenox (2 hours approx) Albany Airport - Rt 87 south to Rt 90 Mass Turnpike to exit 2 to Rt 7 - 7 A Lenox ( approx 50 minutes) Hartford Airport - Rt 91 to Rt 90 (Mass Turnpike) north to exit 2 to Rt 7 - 7 A Lenox (approx one hour)

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 Music Center, Shakespeare and Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Colonial Theatre, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Private entrance, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Afternoon teas and coffee, wine in library, 2 Steinway Pianos, full breakfast.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, , Shopping, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well mannered/responsible/parent supervised
  • Childcare Provided: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season weekends - July/ Aug wkends 3 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: On cancellations prior to 14 days before the cancelation date, the deposite will be refunded less 10%. On cancellations with less than 14 days before the reservation date , the room charge will be charged or applied to another date for your convenience.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa Mears

Languages spoken

Polish, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Richard C. Mears - artist/photographer/writer. (Richardchasemears). Novels: Ebb of the River/Simon/Schuster. Anubis Rex/Publish America. St Nick And The Space Nicks/Tuxedo Blue Pub.Naga Basa, The Bard Club, The Four Seasons Of Spring Joan G. Mears - artist/photographer/writer/potter. Lisa is an artist and linguist (Spanish,Portuguese and French.

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Meals

Breakfast

buffet breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30-10:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Breakfast Quiche
Secret