Set on a quiet residential street, this super B & B was the owner's family home. It still is and the lovingly tended house and (!) garden has the feel of staying with completely unpretentious old friends. (friends you have known and liked a long time, not "geriatric" friends!) It doesn't actually look too different from the other family homes on the street except for the riot of color spilling over the fence. (in August tall sunflowers, rudbeckia and cone flowers cheerfully welcomed us, another reason to visit in different seasons, just to see what Janis has been up to, plantwise!) The resident dogs are SO sweet... but, sadly, they never let me bring one home! The rooms are lovely and are very comfortable, (kind of like home but not as messy as being at home, at least not like our house.) Books abound and Berkshire info is at your fingertips. Jeff and Janice have suggestions, too, as well as recommendations from their other guests and community. Our room even had a stack of movie videos but we never spend that much time in the room when the Berkshires are just outside the doorstep! Even on rainy days, there is far to much to experience here! From here, you can walk to Lee's pretty downtown in under a minute. You have a choice of many good restaurants for dinner in Lee (there's even a pretty good burrito place and sandwich shops if you want something fast.) You can drive to downtown Lenox or to Tanglewood in about 10 minutes or less, depending on traffic. The Mount and Shakespeare & Company are even closer. So is October Mountain State Forest. It's a wonderful central base for exploring all that the Berkshires have to offer, no matter what you like to do there or where you want to end up. Plus (pay attention now) by staying here, you get what is probably the best breakfast in the Berkshires, Western Mass or possibly in the entire state! We are ovo-lacto vegetarians and are always happy. (although breakfast is often way too tempting for my ongoing dieting!) I won't try to describe Janis's popovers because drool is detrimental to your computer keyboard. There is usually an egg dish, fruit and something freshly baked. She often prefaces her breakfast selection by saying "I just found this new recipe and decided to try it today, so if it isn't good, please tell me." (Hah, right, as if! Everything is always wonderful, often decadent... they are both wonderful cooks!) I do not know when busy innkeepers find time to bake but there is always something set out in the living room for guests in the evening... so, returning from Tanglewood or a play, you might find a plate of cookies, cupcakes or some other delectable midnight snack lurking on the coffee table. (dangerously yummy! I try not to look.) Breakfast is served in the pretty dining room with all the guests around a table, family style, which also brings me to the fact that only very nice people seem to stay here. If you are one, then you will definitely love it here as much as my husband and I do!