House On Main Street

1120 Main St , Williamstown, MA 01267 USA (Show map)
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The charm of the Victorian era with the luxury of the 21st Century. This quiet, cozy bed & breakfast, nestled in a lovely, tree-lined setting is a short walk to the Clark Art Institute, Williams College, Williamstown - Theatre Festival (WTF), Film Festival or Jazz Festival, shopping and dining. The House on Main Street', known as 'The Victorian Tourist & Antique House' in a by-gone era, has been enjoyed by such guests as President Woodrow Wilson, Johnny Carson, Suzanne Vega and other notable personalities. Today, there are six spacious, airy bedrooms for you to enjoy.Rooms on the second floor are accessed by 1 flight of stairs, there is no elevator. You can take in the early morning birdsong on the front porch, spend your afternoon reading on the screened porch, visit with the Cats in their habitat, then come in to the parlor to meet with other guests, watch your favorite television program or dispel a chill by the fireplace in the evening. We have TWO CATS on the premises (Bridi and Angus). While they are not allowed in the guest rooms, they do find themselves in the common areas and are happy to say hello. They are low-dander, short-hair cats but those with acute dander allergies may be affected.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining3.8

A pleasant place to stay in WIlliamstown

3.2 on August 30, 2017

We stayed just one night. It was comfortable and the owner was helpful. I recommend it as a good alternative to motel overnights. Much more pleasant!

Nice place

4.0 on August 09, 2017

Great location- minutes from the main theatre We stayed in the blue room- on main floor.- no stairs -private bathroom Unique breakfast of wild oats.

Saturday getaway

4.4 on March 30, 2017

Pleasant stay and host was fun in conversation. Would come again! Nice food.

Fall is the best time.

3.0 on October 26, 2016

Lovely setting. nice mgt of bathrooms. Delightful cat !

Wonderful Stay

5 on September 17, 2016

Stayed for one night. Timothy was a wonderful host. A friendly three legged cat. Breafkast was lovely. The solarium is a lovely place for place and quiet. Sorry we could not stay another night.

Great Place to Say in the Berkshires!

4.6 on September 05, 2016

The House on Main Street is an excellent place to stay in the Berkshires. The innkeepers are friendly and helpful. It is within walking distance of the Williams College campus, museums and restaurants. Other sites are typically a 30 minutes drive. All of the guests eat breakfast together which is always fun. The food is good however, they don't serve meat. The rooms are comfortable. Our favorite is the Blue Room on the first floor. It has its own bathroom and comfortably sleeps three.


4.8 on August 17, 2016

We've been staying at the House on Main Street for about 20 years, and have always loved coming. The location is perfect and centrally located, easily walkable to everything in Williamstown. Timothy and Donna are gracious hosts, and have made every visit enjoyable. We will definitely be staying again!

A great place to stay

4.4 on July 12, 2016

Our host was wonderful: gave us the choice of a room other than the one we had booked a while back; made a wonderful early departure light breakfast for us; and was very warm and capable. Room was clean and very comfortable. Bathroom was modern, spotless and roomy. Located a one minute drive from Williams.

Good value. Great town.

4.4 on December 12, 2015

Comfortable, clean rooms, great location. Breakfast has everything from fruit to cereal, coffee in a help yourself style, All you can eat

Great B&B

4.8 on October 12, 2015

Great experience and reasonable price considering we visited during the peak of the foliage season. Donna and Tim are very nice and welcoming. Food is vegetarian. I knew this going in based on reviews prior to making a reservation. So the food exceeded my expectations because my expectations were low. Very good vegetarian breakfasts. We stayed for two days and had a good variety. Highly recommend

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Rooms & Rates


The Mauve Room is on the Second floor, up one flight of stairs. There is no elevator. It has 2 Queen beds. It is a large room with excellent ventilation with windows on 3 sides. It shares a full bath and a half-bath with the Rust and Green rooms. It Window air conditioner in the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Queen


The Rust Room is on the Second floor, up one flight of stairs, there is no elevator It has a queen-size bed and a twin-size bed. It shares a full bath and 1/2 bath with the Mauve and Green rooms. Window A/C in the summer months. It is the room in which President Woodrow Wilson stayed during his visits to Williamstown.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


The Rose Room is on the Second floor, up one flight of stairs, there is no elevator.It has a king-size bed. And it has a day bed with trundle (with real mattresses) it can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. This room has a private bath. Window air conditioner in the summer months.

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


Our coziest room, the Green room, is on the Second floor, up one flight of stairs,t here is no elevator. It has a queen bed. It shares a full bath and a half bath with the Mauve and Rust rooms. Window A/C in the summer months.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


The Blue Room has a private bath, a queen-size and a twinXL bed. It is located on the first floor, making it easily accessable. Window air conditioner in the summer months.

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

Whole House

5 bedrooms on two-stories. no elevator. . . 1) -1st Floor-1 queen and 1 twin XL w/ private bath. 2) 2 queen beds. 3) 1 queen and 1 twin. 4) 1 queen (rooms 2,3,4 are on the second floor & share 1 full and 1 half bath on second floor). 5) -second floor- 1 King bed w/ day bed + trundle (with real mattresses) w/ private bath. Living room with fireplace, and dining table for ten. Large eat-in kitchen with table for 4, Den with second HDTV,BluRay/dvd-player w/ Netflix. Powder room off of den, on first floor. Screened side porch, open front porch. Off-street parking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 16
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 5 Queen , 3 Twin

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 40 miles

Directions to property:

The House on Main Street is located next to The Williams Inn. On route 2 west or 7 south continue past the Inn bear right on Main Street, we are the next house. On route 2 east or 7 north, go to the end of Park Square, turn left and immediately left again. The Williams Inn will be on your right. Continue past the Inn, bear right on Main Street, we are the next house.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Clark Art Institute, Tanglewood, Mass MoCA (contemporary art), Williamstown Jazz Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi , Private Bathroom or Shared, Free Local Phone Calls

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Fitness Center / Gym, Racquetball / Squash, Health Spa / Massage, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night Min.required - summer, leaf peeping and special event week-ends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All room rates are for double occupancy. Additional person in a room is $25.00 per night, plus tax.
  • Cancellations: A 7-day cancellation notice is generally required. Certain special weekends require longer cancellation notification. Refunds, less CC processing fees, will be made if we are able to fill the room on short notice.
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Timothy & Donna

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian non-dairy. Gluten-free, corn-free, vegan ("Glufreegan" )

Signature Dish

Lemon-Blueberry "Glufreegan" pancakes
Gluten-free, corn-free, Vegan ("Glufreegan")pancakes that taste great!

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