We decided to do a little Berkshires getaway for my birthday in November and after seeing a tweet about this little motel-turned-contemporary-b&b by Travel and Leisure there was no reason to look into staying anywhere else. And we are so happy we did!
Everything about this place was just right. First, I'm a sucker for beautiful thoughtful interior design. It was such a pleasure sipping on Barrington Coffee Roasters coffee in the morning while lounging against a comfy pillow "by the stove" in the common area. The breakfast was bountiful! I loved the fresh organic local yogurt with homemade granola that has just the right sweetness, but you could also choose from breakfast baked goods like scones, muffins and banana bread that the hosts bake every morning. Aran said the cheddar-dill scones were probably the best he's ever had! Our room was clean and also wonderfully welcoming! And I can't say enough about Richard and Clare - our wonderfully gracious hosts. All the love and sweat they put into this amazing place truly shows! And if you're wondering what to do, where to eat, what to see, they have tons of awesome recommendations! Oh, and location-wise Briarcliff is really close to anywhere you want to go in the area - from the towns of Great Barrington, Hausatonic, Lenox, Stockbridge, etc. to hikes like Bash Bish Falls.
Needless to say it was one of the best birthdays and we can't wait to keep going back! It's the perfect place no matter whether you simply want to frolic around the Berkshires or spend hours reading in cozy surroundings!
- 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