It's a cool concept, and certainly better than your average chain, but I *wanted* to like this place more than I actually did.
It's a ways outside of town, halfway between GB and Stockbridge, so you can't walk anywhere and the front yard area -- which has a gas fire pit and picnic tables -- is pitch dark and feels very remote for a city kid. Like a bear, or a serial killer dressed like a bear, may pop out of the woods at any point.
But my bigger gripe is with the tall pillows and firm bed combo. I like a firm bed since I sleep on my back, but the pillows are so huge it hurts your neck to even try it. Your only option is to sleep on your side but the mattress is so firm it's like camping. Anyway I didn't sleep well.
Breakfast was really nice and provided the only chance to meet some other people and approach something like a B&B experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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