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“Our Favorite Country Inn....Anywhere” 5 of 5 stars
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Blantyre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Blantyre Road, Lenox, MA 01240   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Lenox
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Setauket
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3 hotel reviews
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“Our Favorite Country Inn....Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

There are many wonderful country inns in the U.S but I cannot believe that there is a better one anywhere than Blantyre in the Berkshires. My wife and I have stayed there several times in recent years and we did so again last week and as always, we found it the absolutely perfect getaway. The rooms and suites are both elegant and comfortable, the cuisine is divine, the wine cellar is world-class, the spa (with its hot tub) is to die for, the in-house pianist is concert hall caliber, and the service is unparalleled. Very often, when you like an inn or resort and you return there for a second visit, you find it is not quite as great as you remember it. But Blantyre is an exception to that rule. Every time you return there, it only seems to get better and better. The only drawback about the place is the pain of having to leave there when your stay is finished.

Room Tip: We generally prefer a room or suite in the main house in the winter or spring because the main house...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Coconut Grove
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

After spending three days at Blantyre, I realized that I have not been to the countryside in Europe in sometime. Staying at Blantyre brought back memories of all of those wonderful experiences of traveling in the English countryside and staying at a manor house.

The environment is grand, yet understated. The service is superb. Breakfast was extraordinary. The dinner experience was memorable as the service and food was all very special, all served in a series of grand parlors and dining rooms.

I did not want to leave.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I spent a weekend at Blantyre, and loved it. Between the snowshoeing, the horse and carriage ride, the ice skating (on real ice!) with hot cocoa, the spa, and the roaring fire in the main house, we found ourselves loving each minute. The rooms are warm and comfy. We stayed in the ribbon room on the second floor of the main house. It was clean and had a bookshelf and DVD selection. Dinner at the main house is a treat. We were lucky to be seated right next to the roaring fireplace sharing Chateaubriand for two with some great wine. The Blantyre wine collection is very impressive, after a tasting, we were taken on a tour of the cellar to see all of the vintages. Lenox and nearby towns have a lot of museums and shops. The Norman Rockwell museum was a great visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

On a recent winter weekend my husband and I headed from Boston to Lenox for our experience at Blantyre. The hotel is perfectly situated making you feel far away very quickly but with easy access from Boston, New York and other cities in the North East. We stayed in the blue room located in the main house, it was large, comfortable and had all of the modern amenities but still steeped in tradition. Fresh flowers throughout the property and an endless supply of books, magazine and anything else you can think of, I could have easily spent a week.We enjoyed wine tasting and a tour of the cellar on Saturday evening as well as a lovely dinner at the restaurant. I wouldn't necessarily score this high as a value plat but when you decide to go to Blantyre you know that you're going to pay top dollar. Staff were all delightful, exceptional and made us feel right at home.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

By a wonderful happenstances- was able to come home for Christmas and New Year's and my gift to Kerry was the New Year's Celebration at Blantyre. Since much of this was arranged via long distance and a nine hour time difference there was some concern about how it would all turn out

No need to worry- the weekend was perfect- room, view, activities, food, drink and service exceeded every expectation.

I collected menus from restaurants that have provided not just great meals and but great memories and have several dozen but only five have been framed- "The Fat Duck", The Commander's Place, White Barn Inn and Enoteca Pinchiorri- the menu from New Year's Eve at Blantyre will be joining this group

Room Tip: I liked the suite in the Carriage House- just seemed a little more private but any seem great
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Last September, I asked my partner to marry me at Blantyre. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, our stay was absolute perfection. Blantyre is beyond gorgeous. The staff is extraordinary. And the cuisine is, well, some of the best food I have ever had. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge two specific members of the staff who made our stay particularly memorable. David, the dining room manager, went out of his way to address every question, concern, and request I presented. Christelle, the wine director, had an encyclopedic knowledge of wine, and she perfectly paired our foods with the most fantastic wines.

I cannot wait until my return trip to this most magnificent of places.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My recent stay during the Winter holiday season at Blantyre provided what for me is the best and worst of Relais et Chateaux hospitality. On the one hand, you have a spectacular and unique house fitted out with every imaginable creature comfort, staffed by attentive and eager professionals. Roaring fires, an amazing wine list, tubs of bath salts, stacks of art books, beautiful views of the manicured grounds were among the features of the property I most enjoyed. On the other hand, it's extremely expensive and at these prices, even small things stand out. In this case, the decor is just over the top. Every surface is covered with tchotchkes and doilies and stuffed antelope or buffalo heads. The breakfast room has about 100 fake gingerbread houses all plugged into invisible sockets and glowing brightly at all hours. The main staircase windowsill (amazing leaded windows, by the way) has 50 nutcrackers leering and glowering at you on your way up. So, I say, go to Blantyre and curl up by the fire in an overstuffed chair with a book on Rothko and a glass of Margaux, but just be prepared that the management does not subscribe to Dwell. And, hats off, really. It's a very personal and committed kind of hospitality experience that's not out of a recipe book from the Four Seasons.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blantyre

Address: 16 Blantyre Road, Lenox, MA 01240
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lenox
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blantyre 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blantyre Relais & Châteaux is a romantic country house hotel. Set amidst 117 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. A Tudor style house built in 1902 is resplendent with period furnishings and sumptuous fabrics. A relaxing retreat with a professional,caring and friendly staff. Award winning food, wine list and spa. A getaway for all seasons...summer music festivals, splendid fall leaves, winter wonderland with ice skating, snowshoeing and 105'Christmas tree all on property. Blantyre is equidistant between NYC and Boston. ... more   less 
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