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Wainwright Inn
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We missed Marja at check-in, her husband showed us in, but she clearly is in control as her enthusiastic welcome the next morning extended to working to please a particularly difficult diner with breakfast choices. Every morning there was a freshly made "sweet" to have with a cup of coffee. Freshly made breakfast was served, after one sat down, a variety of delicious food over three days. Our room was comfortable but being in the front of the house the traffic noise from Route 7 could keep a light sleeper from a full nights rest. We found the traffic noise was not an issue though it did keep us from opening up the windows other than in the bathroom to capture the cool night air. We were attending concerts at Tanglewood and the drive from the inn is a leisurely 20-40 minutes.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our first visit to the Berkshires. We were attending a friend's wedding and needed a place to stay. We decided to make a 3 day weekend out of our trip and are happy we chose the Wainwright Inn. The owners were very welcoming, pleasant and accommodating. The room was comfortable, quiet and clean. Our included breakfast was delicious and a different surprise each day.
The inn is charming and 2 blocks from downtown.
We highly recommend the Inn and would return if we visit Great Barrington in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was my girlfriend and I's first trip to a bed and breakfast as opposed to a hotel. It was a strange feeling at first, as if staying in a stranger's house. But Marja and Robert made us feel comfortable and right at home from the moment we arrived until we left. We enjoyed the small town sights and sounds from the beautiful front porch. In the morning we had some trouble waking ourselves up, but even though we were late for the mentioned time, Marja made us the most delicious meal, and made sure to attend to our every need.

This place is like a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and was just the distraction we needed for a night. I would certainly recommend the Wainwright Inn, and any time I'm back in the area will try to make arrangements to spend the night there.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

The beautiful old house had a very useful front porch, the breakfast room was so pretty, the cooked breakfasts were always special, and the staff was kind, helpful, and hard working. They will warmly accommodate your special diet requests--mine was vegan and they did it very, very well. The mattress was truly comfortable, and the room spacious and set up very well. We felt very well cared for here. And we enjoyed the 10 minute walk to the pleasant NE downtown--we did it as often as we could.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank B J
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

What a charming place full of character! Great service, great food, very nice rooms and awesome people. Was there during the World Cup and enjoyed the soccer bantering with Maryam very much. We will definitely be back.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Andreas F
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2014

So happy you enjoyed your stay with us and very happy you tried and liked our suggestions for restaurents.
We have plenty more either walking or short drives and are looking forward to share them with you on your next visit.
Regards,
Marja, innkeeper

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed in the carriage house for three nights. Marja and Robert were welcoming and friendly. The breakfasts were delicious and Marja's dining recommendations were fantastic! She even called and made reservations for us. The Wainwright Inn was a relaxing getaway.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed at the inn for a one night stay on Sunday and took the recommendation of Marja to stay in the Edison Room in the back of the 1st floor. We were greeted warmly by Marja and Robert and shown the common areas before being shown to our room. It is a peaceful, private room separated by a small in-room hallway from the mail hallway. The room has two chairs and firm but comfortable bed and was very restful. There is a beautiful large living room with sherry and port available. The large porch was a nice place to relax in the evening or morning. Breakfast (3 course) was delicious with Marja taking into consideration our dietary needs and food dislikes. They were both very helpful with recommendations for the area and interesting to talk to about their background. It's convenient to the center of town, just 2 minutes drive down route 7. Well worth a return visit. Thank you Robert and Marja!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2014

We are so happy to learn you enjoyed your one night stay and that we were able to have you check out late.
We are looking forward seeing you another time.
Regards,
Marja ,Innkeeper

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Additional Information about Wainwright Inn

Address: 518 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2006
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range: $181 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Berkshires are a glorious destination year round and The Wainwright Inn is the perfect place to launch your vacation. Tanglewood is just minutes away with summer concerts and picnics on the lawn. Enjoy performances by top name performers at the Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Company, or the Barrington Stage Company. For the golfers in the family The Egremont Country Club features a challenging 18-hole golf course. A twenty-five minute drive and a small hike takes you to Bash Bish Water Falls. Visit The Berkshire Botanical Gardens and educate yourself and you children about the plants that thrive in the Berkshires. A twenty minute drive takes you to The Prime Outlets at Lee which offers great shopping at discounted prices. The Berkshires are home to nearly one hundred restaurants, including many fine dinning experiences. Canoeing, swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, are also available in the Berkshires. Take long summer walks or just a relaxing drive through the lovely countryside. Winter means skiing and crisp country air. The Inn is within minutes of downhill skiing at Catamount, Ski Butternut, Otis Ridge and Bousquet. The Berkshires also have miles of cross-country ski trails graded for all levels of ability. Spring means refreshing walks through the countryside, watching the woods turn green again. Stop into one of the many antique shops, auction houses or art galleries, most of which are open year round. Or shake off those winter doldrums with a spring weekend spent quietly rocking on our porch listening to the birds. Autumn brings flaming color to the hills, and our foliage season is packed with harvest cornucopia of activity. Fairs and seasonal events abound, and roadside stands are bursting with produce and cider. Pick your own apples at a local orchard, or hike through one of our many back roads and parks. Fall is a great time to visit Hancock Shaker Village or the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum. During the warm summer months you can swim in a nearby lake or stream. Take a hike to Bash Bish water falls and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Relax on our wrap-around porches with a cool drink, or just relax inside with the comfort of air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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