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Jonathan Foote 1778 House

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One East Street, Lee, MA 01238
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After reading the reviews, I expected more than I found at Jonathan Foote 1778 House. The inn is conveniently located in Lee and the setting is lovely with big, old trees and pretty perennial gardens. Unfortunately, when I stepped inside, I was surprised to find that the inn's decor was quite drab, especially the living and dining rooms. Also, the... More 

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innladyz, Owner at Jonathan Foote 1778 House, responded to this review

This review just goes to show that we just can't please everyone. Although we did reboot and get the wi-fi up and running, it was just not quick enough for the son or the mother. . Concerned that we could not seem to please them (the mother had shared that wi-fi was important to them and I did tell her... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before booking my stay at the Jonathan Foote 1778 House, I read several dozen reviews on this site. I couldn’t understand how it could be that there was not one bad review, but thought if all these people liked it, I’ll give it a try. Well, now I understand. It takes a great deal of caring, thought, and time to... More 

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Lee, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After many attempts to find the perfect place to stay near Tanglewood, we came upon the Jonathan Foote 1778 House about ten years back. We haven't gone anywhere else since. Lovely setting, friendly and caring hosts, rooms with character and delicious breakfasts make for a first-rate stay. rfk33

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Gorham, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed here in order to attend a performance at Jacob's Pillow, which is about a twelve minute drive away. It was our second stay. The owner whom we met, JoAnn, is very welcoming and easy to talk to. And so accommodating. She was willing to get the coffee started early because we said we like to have some in... More 

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Old Tappan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My husband and I were planning a getaway vacation over the July 4th weekend. We usually stay in one of the larger commercial hotels but when I started researching places to stay I noticed that there were many bed and breakfast establishments in the area. We had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and I have to admit... More 

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innladyz, Owner at Jonathan Foote 1778 House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Other guests have shared that is often a big step to try a B&B after staying in commercial establishments. We are pleased that you chose your first stay at a B&B to be at the Jonathan Foote 1778 House and are happy that it was a positive experience for you both. We enjoyed meeting... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

B&B Owner Bruce greeted us warmly, setting the tone for our visit. The property is so pretty; the porch perfect -- and just the right amenities. Cookies, candy, brandy! It's VERY close to Jacob's Pillow and nice to explore tiny Lee as well. And convenient to Lenox. Our room was lovely and comfortable. Joanne sends you off in the a.m.... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After several years of visiting the 1778 House we wanted to let others know what a treasure this B&B is. The property is beautifully maintained and for preservation buffs the original fireplaces, paneling and charming antiques make for a delightful setting. JoAnne and Bruce the warm and accommodating owners always make travelers feel welcomed as does the sweet tempered dog... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at the Jonathan Foote B & B in Lee, MA while we saw James Taylor at Tanglewood. We had the bedroom which had been added on to the house in the rear, and it had it's own entrance. You could not enter or leave the room from the main parlor without going outside. The room... More 

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innladyz, Owner at Jonathan Foote 1778 House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our Inn. Yes, the guest room you stayed in, the Tavern Room, does have it's own private entrance to the Inn. However, our guests always have access to the main entrance of the Inn, which includes the great room with large fireplace, dining room with a small fridge for guests use , as... More 

Winchester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you like old charming antique homes with a great breakfast in the morning, this is one of our favorites. We have stayed here many summers to attend Tanglewood and visit the Berkshires. We always have to book early since the rooms go by quickly. We will be returning again this August.

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Averill Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Jonathan Foote B & B in Lee, MA has been our anniversary weekend get away since 2007. JoAnn and Bruce are such great hosts that it seems like we are coming home each time we visit in the spring. We have stayed in the Tavern Room and find that it meets all of our needs from gas stove when... More 

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