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“Homey” 5 of 5 stars
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Stockbridge Country Inn
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   26 Glendale Rd., PO Box 525, Stockbridge, MA 01262   |  
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Ranked #3 of 10 Stockbridge B&B and Inns
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150 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Homey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I now understand why the Stockbridge Country Inn garners such good reviews on TripAdvisor. The inn is set on a hill off Rt. 183 just down the road from the Rockwell Museum and the Berkshire Botanical Garden. It's also within 10 minutes from Tanglewood and the quaint towns of Stockbridge and Lenox. So it has location in its favor. The rooms are spacious, spotless, and decorated in old New England style. The breakfast consists of eggs cooked to order and delicious, fresh pastries. So it has style and cuisine in its favor. But what really sets it apart is the staff, which is uniformly friendly and helpful, especially the innkeeper, Diane. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10 am, which seems civilized, but is a tad late for me since I have yet to shake off my working wakeup time. Our first morning there, I was wandering around at 7 am or so and bumped into Diane, who apparently had just left her bed. When I told her I was looking for coffee, she took me into the kitchen and brewed a cup on the spot. That's a small thing, but it's typical of this inn's welcoming and helpful attitude.

Room Tip: Room 19 is a little dark, but spacious and on the first floor. The second floor rooms are just as sp...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Dick M
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Diane and Vernon warm welcome and great attention to details make the Stockbridge Country Inn a unique place to stay in the Berkshires. Our room was very comfortable, decorated in 19th century England style but with a very large 21st century bathroom with everything you need for a relaxing weekend. The grounds are beautiful, the pool a relaxing and refreshing break in a day of music and art. And breakfast means a sumptuous table with your choice of home made eggs, fruit, cereals and breads. For me, it was French toast with peaches... and the time to taste every bite because you are minutes from Tanglewood, Stockbridge, Lenox and all the attractions you want to get to.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jattal
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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

we loved the stockbridge country inn! Our room was spotless and the inn was sooo charming. We were treated like beloved friends by Diane and Vernon. Breakfast was an event! Diane brings out all her best for us. The inn is well located for many activities. We also enjoyed the heated private pool in a lovely setting.Looking forward to returning!

Room Tip: The white iron room was quiet and charmingly decorated
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Maryann L
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Diane and Vernon Reuse operate the Stockbridge Country Inn with the goal of making guests feel like they are home away from home. Each of the eight guest suites is beautifully appointed with period furniture, fine art, comfortable beds, air-conditioning and full private bathrooms. The Stockbridge Suite is amazing and rivals a suite in the best large hotels. The king-size bathroom features a soaking tub, a two person walk-in shower and a large double sink vanity. There are beautiful views from the many windows, especially the one to the large swimming pool. Diane prepares a sumptous breakfast every day with choices changing daily. The staff serves in any one of three dinning roooms and all are cheerful and engaging. The Inn's location could not be better with easy access to Tanglewood, quaint downtown Stockbridge, several nature and hiking parks, Lee, Lenox and Great Barrington. Reading materials include novels, historical works, art books and magazines and most anything else one would desire and could be classified as a near complete library. Some suites have television and all have radios. There is television available in one of the comfortable sitting rooms but little time will be spent indoors with so much to do in the Berkshires. The best Inn in which we have stayed.

Room Tip: Go to the Inn's website to view the various suites. All of each suites details are listed and t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan K
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Brooklyn, New York
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120 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We loved the Stockbridge Country Inn! A lovely room with private (and complete) bath. Terrific service and attention to details and a lovely breakfast service. Minutes from the most important spots in the Berkshires: Tanglewood, Naumkang, Botanical Gardens, Lenox, Great Barrington, Monument Mountain, Shakespeare and Co, etc. A great getaway!!

Room Tip: All rooms we saw were ideal
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank GMBG
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Princeton, MA
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47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Pros:

Perfectly situated. 10 minutes from Tanglewood, 5 minutes from Stockbridge, 10 minutes to Lenox. Only about a half mile from the Norman Rockwell Museum (a must-see, by the way), and the Inn will give you free passes.

It's a beautiful old country inn (built in the 1800s), with that pleasant "narrow hallways/creaky wooden floorboards" feel. Very well-appointed with antiques everywhere. The grounds - especially around the pool in July - were lovely. The pool itself is a welcome respite, and crystal-clear.

No TV in the room (Yes, to me this is a "pro").

Breakfasts: Very complete and tasty, though nothing overly fancy, which suited us just fine. Coffee, juice, breakfast breads, fresh fruit, eggs (standard styles, and one day Benedict, the other poached) and breakfast meats, pancakes, cereal and granola.

Vernon, the male half of the owning couple. He is quiet and unassuming, and usually just hangs around in the background. There are enormous amounts of reading material throughout the inn. Many of them are related to WWII, so I asked him about it. It turns out that he was a paratrooper in WWII (he still wears his ring!), and the conversation I had with him about his service then was fascinating.

Comfortable bed, with extra-squishy pillows, which I love.

The shower has quick and plentiful hot water, and good water pressure.

Cons:

A bit pricey.

Diane, the female half of the owning couple. She seems to run the show. Although for the most part helpful and accommodating, and possessed of a great deal of information about all things in the area, she was, as another reviewer put it, a bit "brusque". Two examples: When she first took us to our room, I asked specifically if there was a refrigerator in the room. She replied with a simple "no". It was only the next day, when I was talking with Vernon, that he told me that all guests are welcomed to use the main refrigerator in the kitchen. Now, given that I had asked, shouldn't she have mentioned this to me? And when I asked if they had internet access, she replied "Just turn on your 'thing' and see what happens". As it turns out, they do. Couldn't she have just said "yes" when I asked? She is...a little off-putting.

Room Tip: "Ben's Room" has no TV, which we liked.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Found SCI online, which can sometimes be scary, but NOT this time!! We stayed for three nights just ahead of the Fourth of July, and had a terrific experience. The inn is charming, the room was even better than the photo, the food - and service - was excellent and the innkeepers hospitable and knowledgeable. Beautiful, peaceful grounds and a pool with crystal clear water were a treat. We R&R....Recommend and would Return!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank JMJM2
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Address: 26 Glendale Rd., PO Box 525, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Stockbridge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Stockbridge
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Stockbridge Country Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest Inn to The Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood Museum, 5 minutes to Tanglewood, Central of all major Berkshire attractions, set up high on 4 private and professionally landscaped acres, in-ground swimming pool, bicycle and ski storage, full-service country breakfast, private bath en-suite, fine antiques, comfort at your service! ... more   less 
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