A very friendly English couple has brought charming, cute Euro chic to this old school motor hotel. My wife and I came for two nights during for a summer wedding and we enjoyed our stay. It's really a B&B as there was delicious scones, yogurt and granola and coffee served in the morning in the very cool lobby area with 3 comfortable places to sit. They even had gluten free bread (and see very willing to accommodate requests/needs).
The owners had great recommendations on hiking (the Monument Mountain trailhead is a 2 minute WALK down the road) and Great Barrington spots. The location is sweet - being convenient to hikes, the towns of GB, Lenox, and Stockbridge. Free Wifi too is key given the spotty cellular coverage in the Berkshires.
Enjoying wine and cheese at the fire pit (they supplied the wine glasses) was superb. The only downside was the linens - they felt stiff and cheap. If I remember right, the unified body wash/shampoo dispenser isn't the best either (i don't mind being economical and environmental with a dispenser vs 1000s of little throw away bottles, but at least do shampoo/conditioner and body-wash).
Landscaping is a work in progress and I could see this being even more inviting with the right execution and make the fire pit/picnic area in front a must chill at space.
Overall a great value and space for enjoying the Berkshires.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New English owners Clare & Richard Proctor have turned this classic 1960 motor lodge, with its spectacular view of Monument Mountain, into a cool 21st century b&b. We offer great value, clean comfortable rooms with a stylish edge, free wifi, a home-made breakfast of scones, muffins and granola with locally-roasted coffee, and a warm welcome. Chill out on the deck in summer, or by the stove in our guest lounge in winter. We are five minutes from Great Barrington and Stockbridge, and under 15 from Tanglewood. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Briarcliff Hotel Great Barrington