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The Inn at Sweet Water Farm
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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

My partner and I decided to go to the Inn at Sweet Water in order to take in the fall colors (my partner is Welsh). I can honestly say that our stay at Sweet Water was the highlight of our trip! The property is amazing, the rooms well appointed and lastly the food was perfection. I have several dietary issues and all of them were accounted for in an absolutely splendid breakfast. The couple who own the property are incredibly engaging and warm too. They even left out a Welsh whiskey to make us feel more at home. To top it off, we forgot a jacket in the closet and the owners were good enough to express post it to me the very next day. We can not thank them enough for our excellent stay.

Room Tip: Room one was lovely
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We decided to stay here for one night on a last-minute weekend getaway to New England and it was amazing! We were the only visitors in the inn that night but the house still felt very cozy and welcoming, and Andrei even built a fire in the fireplace for us. Great selection of foodie-pleasing reads, including an entire wall of cookbooks and various magazines (Lucky Peach, New York Magazine, etc.) Breakfast was ridiculously good and all homemade, including scones and sausages and omelettes from the chickens kept in the yard. There's also a shy cat on the premises who might let you pet her. If we could afford it we'd probably try to make it a regular thing to come up here to escape from the city. Really couldn't ask for better!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank boogaba
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New York
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397 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We've stayed at the inn three times over the past three years and can only echo what's been said by others. Linda and Andrei are the consummate hosts. The inn is delightful, comfortable, clean and full of character. And Linda's cooking is spectacular – the perfect way to start the day. We've spent time in many inns, and the Inn at Sweet Water Farm and its owners are among the best.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank skgbos
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed at the inn as a base for our holiday, 7 nights in all. It's location is great for getting to NY State Connecticut and Mass touring. Only 2.2 hours from NY City it's easy to get to either from there or Boston.

Breakfast - awesome! Freshly prepared and cooked to order with local ingredients meant a delicious start everyday. Healthy portions meant that we never felt over stuffed full of food and unable to move but were a great way to start the day with little much else needed to fortify us for the rest of the day. Lynda took great care in food preparation and was flexible in the kitchen to accommodate my wierd dietary requirements, which was a concern before we left for the US.
Wonderful home bakes were available as an added extra at breakfast but also as a little jewel when returning home from a busy day hiking/touring.

A wonderful lounge with open fire is available for guests to relax, unwind or meet with other travellers at the end of a busy day. A library of books is available for you to enjoy or if the need of stimulation a chess board is there to challenge the brain. Warm and inviting this is a shared area to enjoy with a complimentary drink, whether you fancy a drop of whisky, steaming mug of pot of tea or a flavoursome coffee.

We stayed in Room 5, which has an en-suite shower room, which pumped ample hot water and was no more an no less than was needed. The kingsize bed was very comfy with crisp white bedlinen and a good nights sleep was enjoyed every night, a large easy rocking chair provided a cosy place to sit and plan the following days activity or just to read. Sweet well water is in the room and is delicious, already missing it.

From here you can take walks from the door access trails and be on main roads to superb locations and hikes with ease. Great Barrington has some great eateries nearby and there are a whole host of other restaurants to satisfy your needs for an evening meal or lunch. A general store is just across the road.

All in all it was a pleasure to stay here, Andrei & Lynda were great hosts and we recommend a stay with them if you have any intention of visiting this area. For us it was relaxed, peaceful and welcoming, if we ever go back to this area we would definitely rebook.

Inn at Sweet Water is what all B&B's aspire to.

Room Tip: If you want a bath tub then choose a room with one. Room 5 overlooks the back garden and is closes...
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Green Features: Brilliant, composting, recycling, well water, fresh seasonal local produce - super eggs! Line dried sheets - all fab!
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ecojanie
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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We recently spent two nights at the Inn at Sweet Water Farm and had a great time. The Inn is so cozy, we felt so comfortable there. Lynda has an amazing cookbook collection for you to look through. It's in a great location, close to lots of restaurants, towns and hiking trails. There is also a general store right across the street that sells a lot, wine, snacks, etc. Andre and Lynda were amazing hosts, they always have suggestions on what to do and where to eat in the area. The breakfasts were amazing. Lynda makes everything from scratch, I've never had a better scone!

We had the king room on the main floor and it was a great choice. It was a great size, but also very cozy. The bathroom is modern, the bed was comfortable (great sheets) and it was also nice to have a tv in the room (with lots of channels). The room was also very quiet.

We cannot wait to visit again!

Room Tip: Room on main floor is large with a modern bathroom, comfortable king bed with a tv. Great room, beca...
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Green Features: They use local whenever possible. Their tap water is the best I've ever had!
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nictuc
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Spent the weekend here. Great location (if you have a vehicle), and the hospitality was wonderful. One of my favorite extras, of which there are many, was the actual sweet tasting water from the well. And, the breakfast was so delicious! Thank you A and L!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank njack12
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nyc
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Enjoyed our second stay.......as always serene and delicious.
The most fabulous breakfast, and wonderful walking trails, in a great location.
Lots of personal service and genuine hospitality.
An true Berkshire gem.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elegantlclady
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Property: The Inn at Sweet Water Farm
Address: 1 Prospect Lake Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230-9003
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Sweet Water Farm 3*
Number of rooms: 6

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