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“Quiet Long Weekend”
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Thornewood Inn
Topsham, Maine
1 review
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“Quiet Long Weekend”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

My lady and I wanted a quiet weekend away, just to get away from all the distractions of our busy lives. It was the long weekend (President's Day) and we just wanted seclusion and quality time alone. With pretty much a last-minute decision, we contacted David and Terry at the Thornewood, and they were able to get us in, in a room we really wanted with fireplace. Upon arrival, David and Terry were prompt to greet us and made us feel very much at home. We settled down in the Master room, kicked up the fireplace and we were off! After some relaxation from a long drive (mid-coast Maine), we had a delicious dinner, complete with glasses of great wine, then retired to what would become a fantastic weekend in the Berkshires. This is a delightful inn, set nicely just a bit back from the center of town. It is loaded with many antique pieces for those with such interests. The heart of town is a very short and easy drive, to ski areas, the Rockwell Museum, and most anything else the traveller might desire. We would highly recommend this inn to anyone looking for a quiet, cozy atmosphere and great dishes at The Point.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

My husband and I wanted to get away during the week for a few days and do some skiing and we found this place through LivingSocial. It was delightful The room was lovely, with a sitting area and the bed was so comfortable I wanted to sleep late. After skiing Butternut, the chocolate fondue in our room was just perfect. The breakfast the next morning was delicious and a great way to start our next ski day to Jimmy Peak. Came back from skiing all day to enjoy wine in the room and Dave the innkeeper gave us a great place to eat dinner in town that night. The next morning after breakfast we enjoyed our passed to the Norman Rockwell Museum The Inn has some great antiques for sale. I would enjoy going back, however next trip I would book over the weekend because I would like to visit the restaurant that wasn't open during the week when we were there. The location was great and the innkeepers were charming.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

My boyfriend and I were looking for a quiet weekend getaway for Valentine's. We came across Thronewood Inn through LivingSocial. We stayed in the Garden Suite, which is a lovely room with a sitting area and french doors that open into a cute backyard. The bathroom is a bit small, but clean, with the necessary amenities and a nice Jacuzzi tub. The king-sized canopy bed is a great touch to the room and perfect for what we were looking for. The comforter could have been a little cleaner, though the linens were fresh.

David and Terry were absolutely wonderful. They were both very warm, welcoming and easy to talk to. By the end of the trip we felt as if we had made new friends. They made sure our stay was comfortable.

The dining area was cozy and relaxing and the food was excellent, although a little pricey for our budget. The trout was thoughtfully prepared and well seasoned - a must try dish!

The location is conveniently located on the Stockbridge/Great Barrington line with hiking areas, restaurants and a brewery all within just a couple miles. We had a fabulous weekend and would certainly recommend our friends and family to stay here.

Room Tip: The suite was worth it!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

My wife and I and our friends booked a Fri-Sunday stay at the Thornewood not knowing what to expect and found it to be delightful to say the least. We have two small dogs and the Thornes(David&Terry) did NOT charge us to have them stay with us. We all had comfortable accommodations in their two carriage houses. At the end of our stay(we stayed Jan.27-29,2012) we took a look at the Inn's accommodations themselves and found them to be very nice. Anyone who does not have dogs would be glad to have such nice rooms at the Inn. Getting back to our meal-we ate dinner there on Friday night and found the food to be EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD from our entrees to dessert the food was excellent. There was also a piano player during dinner as well as accompanying guitarist and singer-David Thorne himself and the music was very nice. When we arrived that Friday we were given a complimentary bottle of wine as well as passes to the Norman Rockwell Museum. We also had wonderful breakfasts there each morning-not continental but complete meals cooked by Terry and David. The apple French toast and great homemade pancakes were two breakfasts during our stay that just stood out. I can't say enough about how nice it was to spend these few days with some wonderful and friendly people and to stay at an old Inn like this in Great Barrington, MA. We recommended them to other friends when we arrived home . A final note-the Inn is now in it's third generation of family ownership as the grandchildren do a lot of the work around the Inn. Pete and I often went up to the end at the end of the evening to have an after dinner drink and the bartender is -guess who? David himself. We look forward to going back again. Ed and Pat Roberts

Room Tip: all the rooms at the Inn are fine to stay in.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Thornewood Inn for a short winter reprieve, on what ended up being one of the coldest weekends of the Winter. Our vacation package included passes to the Norman Rockwell Museum and a dinner at the Inn's restaurant, The Point, an exceptional value. Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted by Dave, the owner, and were impressed by the genuine warmth of him and his family. They welcomed us into their home as friends, not merely guests, and did an exceptional job at making sure we were comfortable. Impressively, every "employee" was a member of their family, adding to the warmth of our stay. The dinner at The Point was delicious and we later learned prepared by the grandmother on the property, as was the warm breakfast we had both mornings. As for the room, it was simple and clean with all the necessary amenities. We happily spent a couple of evenings watching the NFL playoffs with other guests, who were also impressed with the innkeepers' hospitality. A slight glitch was thrown into our stay when the power went out in the city of New Barrington while it was a mere 6 degrees fahrenheit outside. We were staying in Carriage House #2 with our dog, who was welcomed in to the main house with us during the power emergency, considering the extremely cold conditions. There we gathered with the innkeepers' and other guests around the warmth of a log fire. The family remained calm and continued to be just as accommodating as ever, although luckily the power resumed within a couple hours. To sum it up, I will gladly stay at Thornwood Inn during my next trip to the Berkshires and would readily recommend this lovely Bed and Breakfast to others.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

A rambling inn within minutes of really nice town of Great Barrington. Very friendly, personal, accommodating service. Room was clean and comfortable. Dinner was surprisingly good, very good. I had an early departure, and staff offered to make me an early breakfast - I did not take advantage, but offer was very nice. Liked the front porch, sitting room - felt like a room in someone's vacation house. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

We stayed at the Inn in August. The location was very convenient for our travels in the area from Williamstownm Pittsfield etc. The hosts are friendly and accomodating to guests needs. Breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. The dining room is lovely and nicely appointed. The bar in the evening was a great refugue from the busy days of wondering, relaxing and so well stocked. Rooms are rustic. We suggest you opt to stay in the main house rather than the cottage. A charming place to stop for a Berkshire odessey.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Thornewood Inn
Address: 453 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230-1233
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Thornewood Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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