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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviewers have stated, this really is a wonderful little place to stay. A refreshing change from the nearly ubiquitous Early American B&Bs that dot the landscape in New England, the Shirakaba Guest House is a wonderful relaxing place to spend an evening or two. My wife, daughter and I spent two nights in the Take No Ma suite... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A few weeks ago, and for the second time in less than a year, my wife and I spent a few days enjoying the tranquility and warm hospitality of the Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House and its wonderful owners/hosts, Louise and Sadao-san. We again enjoyed the accommodations, the sumptuous breakfasts, the decadent homemade ice creams on offer each night, and our... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We loved our stay at Shirakaba. We visited for our anniversary and have never felt so pampered. Louise and Sadao catered to our every need. Here are just a few of many examples. Even before we arrived, we were asked a number questions so that our visit would be perfect. Thus, properly fitted slippers and kimonos, and a plate of... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Public Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

We really enjoyed meeting you both and helping you celebrate your anniversary. Jack Sobon, noted post and beam builder designed our home with Japanese scarf joints and a tokonoma post in the Ume No Ma - Plum Room ( One of the many choices of dining areas to eat your included made to order breakfast).. Your choice of eating your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We booked this location to celebrate a major birthday and it exceeded expectations in all ways. We essentially traveled to Japan without the expensive air fares. The setting both indoor and outdoor is wonderfully peaceful, and we enjoyed a truly delightful Japanese dinner tailored to our favorite foods. Each plate is a delightful combination of engineering precision and tasteful artistry... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Public Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

We really enjoy helping our guests celebrate special events. Your suite will be decorated in the colors chosen by you and we can help celebrate any event you choose: weddings, honeymoons, babymoon, anniversary, birthday, graduation, new job. We have also been a place to relax if/when you are moving and have a few days when you need to wait for... More 

Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been to Japan five times and always wanted to go to Shirakaba. I love Tatami mats and the quiet of the Japanese traditional setting. I have in recent years become a Japanophile. So I kept thinking of going to Shirakaba and it was wonderful. The tradition in Japan of meeting your every need, and generosity is more than... More 

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White Plains, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Shirakaba Guest House sits on a ridge looking out to the mountainous hills of the Berkshires, far from the tumult of New York and the cares of Boston, but within a reasonable drive of each. Modeled after a Japanese ryokan, it offers a serene environment, nights on beds that are gifts to the sleep deprived, a tatami room of your... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Guest Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

We really enjoy making each guests stay customized to them. With only two suites, we can easily accomplish this. We will have communication before your stay to make sure we can provide as many of your requests as possible. And as this guest mentioned we do our best to either anticipate your need before you even think of it or... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Just came back from a great weekend away celebrating my friend's 30th birthday. I loved it! We had a unique trip filled with beautiful surroundings, inside-in-ground pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, various treats the hosts made us, excellent bed (the sheets are magical), high-tech toilet (with a seat warmer?!), phenomenal breakfasts eaten in syle in our Kimonos... I came home super rejuvenated... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Guest Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

We just love to help our guests celebrate any special events. We are happy that you went home rejuvenated. It was a pleasure taking care of all of you and sharing our love of Japan with you. I am putting the photos of your stay on a dropbox folder for you. More 

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We were welcomed like long lost friends and given yukata and slippers to wear. Since Louise knew we were interested, she showed us their beautiful and fascinating Japanese treasures while she was showing us the amenities. They also welcomed our guests with yukata and slippers, offering with them access to the hot tub, pool and sauna. There were all sorts... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Public Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

It was so wonderful getting to meet your family. We really love to help locals enjoy a Berkshire getaway to Japan without leaving the Berkshires. I am glad you enjoyed Sadao's miso soup. It is one of our most popular treats here and no dinner event requires, just choose Japanese for the second course for your included breakfast. More 

Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I can't really say enough about Shirakaba and the hosts, Louise and Sadao! My daughter and I visited Shirakaba for a mom/daughter weekend and it was a wonderful experience. The hospitality cannot be matched by any place I've stayed. Louise went out of her way to make our stay perfect. She is attentive to every detail in order to make... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Public Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

We really enjoy the many Mother / Daughter getaways we have hosted. If you want to be pampered like royalty, we are your Berkshires destination. We love to share our love of all things Japanese with all the guests we meet. We do our best to offer world class pampering at your pace... just let us know how much attention... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Great Family Weekend! We spent the start of school vacation week with a weekend visit to Shirakaba. There were two families and we had the place to ourselves. Four adults and four boys for a weekend of skiing and spending time in the indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub at Shirakaba. Boy did we need it, it was -20F when... More 

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Berkshires-Shirakaba, Guest Relations Manager at Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House, responded to this review

We love taking care of our guests and we can do it even easier with returning guests as we already know much of what they like to eat and do It is really nice to have both (we only have the 2) suites taken by friends or family so they have all of Shirakaba and it's toys to themselves. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
21+ acres, private, two suite, resort style, Berkshires bed and breakfast, Williamstown MA area, free wi-fi, 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 

Additional Information about Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

Address: 20 Mallery Rd, New Ashford, MA 01237-9623
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > New Ashford
Price Range: $345 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House New Ashford, MA
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