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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

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20 Mallery Road, New Ashford, MA 01237
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad surprised my family with this trip for a great weekend. The grounds of the property were absolutely gorgeous, and the guest house amenities were top notch my friend and I really enjoyed the pool and the outdoor hot tub along with the authentic feel. It's as close as Japan as someone on the east coast can get and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice and had a terrific time both times. Louise and Sadao are wonderful and attentive hosts who work hard to make sure every detail is complete (what size feet do you have so we can have the right size slippers for you). I plan to stay here again the next time I'm in the area! Strongly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife took me to this Japanese guest house as a surprise 50th birthday gift, and it did not disappoint. Louise and Sadao are incredibly warm and generous hosts, and it comes through in every aspect of staying here: Amazing food, a beautiful, clean, and comfortable room with respect for authentic Japanese tradition and style. The amenities--pool, hot tub, and... More 

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

We love helping our guests celebrate and you both were a joy to pamper! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We spent a terrific weekend with Luis and Sadao at the Shirakaba guest house. It's a complete experience with so much learned about Japanese culture, food, and art. The dinner and breakfasts wee superb. Very gracious. Thank you so much. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Hi Everyone, We spent a lovely Columbus day weekend back at Shirakaba for our 2nd visit. For this trip, we stayed in the Take No Ma (Bamboo) Suite. It was lovely. We enjoyed lounging in our Tatami room and I loved the windows overlooking the yard. As in our previous visit, Louise and Sadao were fantastic hosts. Knowing how things... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Shirakaba house is a quick getaway for us, living in nyc, it doesnt take long to get there, which is very nice. The house has everything you could desire, amazing food, beautiful grounds, indoor pool! We love coming here, and visiting the local museums, and enjoying the calm atmosphere of the place and the people. The staff is very accommodating... More 

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Weston, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our second visit to Shirakaba was as nice as the first. Like entering a different relaxing world as you drive to the top of the hill. The Japanese breakfast set the tone. Not just the taste but the presentation. (How did Sadao roll it that paper thin?) Looking out over the valley to the next mountain, wearing my robe, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you can't get to Momofuku Ko or O Ya (or, if you can get to either of them), come to Shirakaba. The food is excellent, the service superb and the environment intoxicating. The glorious Berkshires wrap a lovely home filled with wonderful amenities (e.g., pool, jacuzzi, sauna, massage and hiking). Near delightful theater, music, museums and shopping, but you'll... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I belatedly celebrated an anniversary with a three night stay at Shirakaba Guest House, run by a delightful and extremely gracious couple, Louise and Sadao. They were so attentive to our needs and preferences, starting with asking us to complete a questionnaire before we arrived to ensure that they had the types of yogurts, beverages and snacks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a great birthday weekend in the Berkshires, staying at Shirakaba Guest House. Louise was a wonderful host, offering home-baked cookies and brownies to order, wonderful breakfasts (try the walnut sticky bits!), and lots of advice (and help) on places to go and things to do (don't miss the Clark Art Institute). Sadao will write your name in Japanese on... More 

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