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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

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20 Mallery Road, New Ashford, MA 01237
Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My college age daughter and I were looking forward to a mother-daughter weekend and retreat from snow and school demands. We were extremely happy to find Shirakaba! Although it was cold and snowy in the Berkshires, the coziness of Shirakaba provided a warm, comforting retreat from winter. We left the comfort of Shirakaba only once during our stay. Louise and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We just returned from a weekend at Shirakaba to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. I had high expectations of the guest house based on the New York Times article and the Trip Advisor reviews. Those expectations were exceeded at every turn. Shirakaba will now be the standard to which we hold all other lodging experiences. Everything was perfect -- the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I came to Shirakaba with a couple of my brothers for a weekend of relaxation and unbridled, down hill mountain shredding. The house itself is of beautiful construction with every kind of amenity you can think of. Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, even heated toilet seats! Our hosts were very kind and flexible with our carefree schedule. One of the most valuable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had an incredible 3 night getaway at Shirakaba Guest House. Louise and Sadao are gracious hosts and take care of all the details for you, so that your only job is to get pampered and relax. The rooms are clean and have all the amenities you could want and more. The beds are SO comfortable and the buckwheat pillows... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Shirakaba is a small, wonderful and uniquely friendly get away. Louise and Sadao will graciously take care of whatever you may need during your stay. Located 10 minutes from Williamstown and perhaps 20 minutes from Lenox, you can choose to ramble through historic towns or just hide away in their truly comfortable and comforting guest house. Each special Japanese breakfast... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Last spring I toured Japan with a large group; it was well-organized and we covered alot of ground, but because we were on the move constantly, we didn't have much opportunity to process the many experiences. A new friend from the trip found Shirakaba and suggested we meet there. It turned out to be perfect on many levels. Geographically, set... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I had the most delightful stay at the Shirakaba Guest House this past weekend for our babymoon/honeymoon. We were blown away with how personalized and special Louise and Sadao made our weekend. From the moment we stepped into our slippers and robes, Louise and Sadao treated us like celebrities - the hospitality was above anything we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

On 10/19 my wife and I checked into the Shirakaba Guest House for a two night stay. We selected this guest house based on the positive feedback from Tripadvisor which I always use to plan vacations or getaways. I have to agree with the other guests who stayed at this small inn. It is a gem in the Berkshires. If... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Guest Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Shirakaba for your anniversary getaway! It was great getting to meet you both and help you to relax and unwind! Thanks for showing us the accupresure mat you brought We are or ding one so we and guests will have one at Shirakaba now. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had such a great weekend on our baby moon trip from the NYC area. A coworker suggested it and guaranteed we would have an excellent time. He was right! Arranging the weekend was easy via email. GPS made it easy to find if you are driving yourself and the leaves were already starting to change which made it nice.... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We recently stayed at the Shirakaba Guest House and we were fortunate to have Sadao and Louise's undivided attention. The inn is indeed incredibly tranquil and the food and hospitality are nonpareil. The garden gazebo has a breathtaking view of the Berkshires and is a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

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