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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

20 Mallery Road, New Ashford, MA 01237
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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 New Ashford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Watertown, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our second year visiting this wonderful place. Even though we were only staying a short while(a long weekend) it was a great experience for us and our friends that we brought there for the first time. The rooms were excellent and renting out both meant we had the place all to ourselves and we left back to the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louise and Sadao run a heavenly Japanese guest house in the Berkshires. I was worried about needing a car to get around but we definitely DID NOT need it! My fiancée and I took a bus from Port Authority to Pittsfield after work (4 hours), where Louise picked us up and brought us back to the guest house (short 15... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our anniversary, we had a precious few days away without the kids and were looking for a place to relax and reconnect. How incredibly fortunate we were to find Shirakaba and to put ourselves in Louise and Sadao's more than capable hands. I was intrigued by the idea of a Japanese-style bed and breakfast and was impressed by the... More

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new jersey
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We just had our 3rd visit to Shirakaba. it is an enchanting place. Louise and Sadao have created a true oasis. the location is peaceful with magnificent views. the rooms are incredibly comfortable. the spa and pool totally delightful. and the food -- it is hard to describe how incredible. the japanese breakfast is delicious, and it is accompanied by... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Highly recommend the Shirakaba for a restful retreat. Louise and Sadao go above and beyond to meet your needs. The suites are spacious and comfortable and the food is AMAZING. Louise has thought of so many little touches - she puts so much thought and care into your experience. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We decided on a quick quiet get-away and would like to try the Japanese hospitality at Shirakaba. Louis and Sadao did not disappoint us with their exceptional services and enjoyable conversation from Japanese culture to green construction to travel stories. Authentic Japanese post and beam construction, calming decoration including kanji from a Zen master and authentic tatami dining room set... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The hosts (Louis and Sadao) we're very hospitable. The food was extremely homey and delicious. The room was spotless. The amenities were amazing. The tatami rooms were relaxing. The Japanese toilet was amazing. Thank you for hosting us!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A friend and I went to Shirakaba for a relaxing weekend. Although we were not be the easiest guests to deal with, Louise and Sadao still treated us with kindness and patience. The Japanese breakfast made by Sadao and the cookies Louise baked were really delicious. I love the interior of the room where there were tatami mats and sliding... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Two friends and I spent a weekend to celebrate a milestone birthday. Louise, our hostess, asked in advance if she could decorate for the occasion and we said yes. Imagine our surprise as we drove up the winding driveway to see multiple 'Happy Birthday' signs in the driveway! Streamers and other signs were in our suite inside. You get homemade... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A girlfriends weekend in the Berkshires... we were made to feel very special. Shirakaba was delightful, the hosts were most attentive to any needs, the food plentiful. A winter weekend spent in the hot tub, lap pool and sauna was just the trick for this very long winter. Enjoyed catching up with my friends, going for walks to the gazebo,... More

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Additional Information about Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

Address: 20 Mallery Road, New Ashford, MA 01237
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > New Ashford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
21+ acres, private, two suite, resort style, Berkshires guesthouse, Williamstown MA area, 9’ x 39’ indoor pool, 6 person hot tub, 3 person Saunatec Far Infared Sauna.. Matsu No Ma Suite,418 sq.ft., king size Tempur Pedic bed, Japanese Tatami mat room use as sitting room for Romantic getaway, sleeps second couple Japanese style, or up to 3 children, full bath, shower for two, Take No Ma Suite, 415 sq.ft., has Queen size bed, private bath w/shower/tub,second private bedroom/sitting room with full size sofa bed. Suites have: Mini fridge, microwave, HDTV w/cable/Bluray player ( Take No Ma Suite has them in both bedrooms), Japanese hot water pot. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Free Japanese or made to order Western breakfast, optional 6 course Japanese dinners.BYOB no credit cards accepted ... more   less 
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