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“Cozy and Close to the Action” 5 of 5 stars
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518 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230   |  
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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“Cozy and Close to the Action”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I recently made a last minute weekend skiing trip to the Berkshires and was thrilled with my choice to stay at the Wainwright Inn. The rooms are well appointed and cozy, each with their own bathroom. The inn keepers are wonderful, capable of carrying on a conversation, or leaving you to yourself, should you choose.

I loved being right outside of downtown Great Barrington. The food choices are wonderful, and within a relatively short walking distance.

I would not hesitate to book another night here in the future.

(BTW, the breakfast was quite good as well!)

Room Tip: The rooms upstairs tend to be warmer than those downstairs, perfect in the winter, but maybe a probl...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Hello Matt,
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us.
The Garden room where you stayed is one of the warmest rooms in the house specially when the sun is shining thru all the windows, however the heat can be controlled in the rooms and in the summer all the rooms have a/c, so in case you will visit us when it is warm out side you can make the room as cool as you prefer so please no worry's
We are looking forward seeing you again.
Regards,
Marja Tepper,innkeeper
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My business partner and I stayed at the Wainwright Inn prior to a seminar at the Option Institute. Ronaldo and Marja were outstanding hosts. We arrived hungry and cold late at night after the restaurants in the area had closed. And though they had never met us before they greeted us like family and sat us down for something to eat. There is no substitute for this type of service. The inn itself is a time capsule of history with amazing artwork throughout. The rooms are beautifully decorated and thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities. In the morning Marja served my business partner and me a delicious breakfast and when we expressed an interest in viewing the Norman Rockwell Museum nearby, Ronaldo was there in a flash wth a brochure. This is a truly special couple and their inn is a welcoming home. Warmest regards, Lenore and Carole from Montreal

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Dear Leonore,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words glad you had such a good time.
We were happy to have you and your bussenis partner as guests in our house and hope to see you both another time .
Robert just loves his new name Ronaldo :-)
Stay save with all your travels.
Regards from both of us.
Marja
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

With a friend I went to Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, so we stayed in this beautiful house with Dutch owners. Everything was well arranged by Marja and in the evening we we're drinking wine with Robert, it was just all in all a great experience to be here!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words Maryn, we enjoyed your company a lot and still have the beautiful piece of art you made for us.
We also had fun speaking Dutch with you.
Groetjes,
Marja
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I went to Great Barrington for 2 days to get away from NYC, to relax, read, listen to music and think. I couldn't have found a better place: a beautiful, really well maintained and spotless inn, carefully decorated in perfect taste. The owners and innkeepers, Marja and Robert, are truly kind and interesting people, very knowledgeable about the area, and happy to help. They made me feel at home. And yes: the breakfast is delicious! I am planning to go back.

Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Rolando,
Thank you so much for your kind words,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us as we enjoyed your company as well.
We are looking forward seeing you again in the nearbe future.
Regards,
Robert and Marja
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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed here over a winter weekend and were delighted with the accommodations. The inn was a welcomed and cozy destination after having driven to Great Barrington in less than ideal weather, and we felt that way throughout the stay.

The location is perfect and Marja's recommendations for dinner/drinks in town were just as great. We enjoyed the fresh, multi-course breakfast. The scones with orange marmalade was the standout.

One note: at the time (this may have changed) Google maps thought that the inn is about a third of a mile north of its actual location on Route 7. You won't be far off, but just make sure to check the worded directions on the inn's website, they are actually right.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Delicious home cooked breakfast (mini waffles with maple syrup and orange zest! pineapple with brown sugar greek yogurt sauce! gluten free dutch butter cake!), spotlessly clean, Marja was a welcoming host that after our brief stay felt more like a trusted friend. The parlor with fireplace was lovely, and the location was incredibly convenient, a walk to downtown Great Barrington. There were a couple much appreciated instances where Marja went the extra mile, like leaving us breakfast (spice cake! yum!) to go when we had to leave early in the morning. We'll be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Marja and Robert are wonderful hosts. Marja suggested the perfect place for dinner nearby when we had a special need. She also suggested a local spa for my wife that could not have been better. Marja and Robert know their village and have done a spectacular job of renovating the Wainwright Inn to make it comfortable, welcoming and warm. The location is perfect - close enough to the village to walk and far enough away to enjoy the isolation of the country. The rooms met our needs and allowed both privacy as well as a sense of being "at home" when we wanted to use the common areas. This is an outstanding B&B and part of us wants not to share this information so that we can keep it "our secret!" Of course, that would not be fair to Marja and Robert - so if you read this and choose to stay there, enjoy! We know we will be back again, and soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Wainwright Inn

Address: 518 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11

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