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Whistler's Inn
Ranked #12 of 20 Lenox B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our visit to Whistler's Inn didn't start well as they had lost our booking. We were a little taken aback as we had email confirmation. We had to sit and wait for quite a while before we knew what was happening It turned out OK as we were put in the African Room which was larger than the Garden Room we had booked. Our room was huge and felt more like an apartment than a hotel room. More than enough room for the three of us. The room felt more like a home than a hotel room, with lots of personal mementos from the families trip to Africa. It was quirky. We loved it but I could see that the lack of uber-clean hotel room feel may put some off. Breakfast was quite an informal, homely affair with home made items. The hotel is in easy walking distance to Lenox town centre and only 5 mins drive to Tanglewood.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very good location in a lovely setting. Richard and Joan were delightful, informative hosts. Breakfast was very good, especially the wonderful Almond Cake. Our room was bright, sunny and welcoming. We relaxed, enjoyed the casual atmosphere and found another guest at the inn making four, for Mah Jongg.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Walking distance to downtown Lenox and a shortcut to Tanglewood - we were home so fast after the concert! The Inn Keepers are so lovely and the house is oh so charming! Delicious strata and breakfast cakes with fresh fruit. We will be back!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

A great get away. This spot is convenient to the town for walking and looking around the area. The property itself is lovely. The outdoor area is a great and stress free place to relax. The indoor areas are also beautiful. The highlight though was the delicious breakfast complimented by the friendly and interesting conversation. The owners make your stay comfortable and made us look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

My husband and I just stayed for our anniversary gettaway weekend. It was beautiful quiet very clean I love all the antiques and historic charm. The breakfast every morning was amazing and the service was impeccable. The gardens were so beautiful we sat and had a little picnic in the afternoon. Thank you for such a great weekend you were all wonderful!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We have stayed at this Inn already two times (second time - a week ago) and I am sure we will stay again next time when we come to Berkshires. It is a very charming place with a lot of antique details, cozy library and music rooms. The hosts, Lisa, Joan and Richard, are a very nice family, who enjoy talking to guests and provide a homely atmosphere. During breakfast time, the guests have opportunity to know each other and the hosts. And the breakfast meal is very delicious. We would definitely recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The reservation for the Whistler Inn was made for a last minute getaway. It was priced fairly well compared to others; however, most places were booked because of a popular concert at Tanglewood that weekend. The actual Inn is very charming, nestled in greenery and planted on a big lot. Lots of old world charm inside with a lot of antiques, old furniture, and paintings. The Inn only had one room available on the discounted website which was called the petite chambre. Petite is a very good choice of words considering it was difficult to move around in the room with two people and the bed was a full which made for a sleepless night. On a positive note, it did have a bathroom in the room whereas the same sized room across the hall did not and the room was very clean. The room was not part of the main inn, but accessible only by a porch on the left side of the house which was nice because it was as if we had our own secluded cabin. We were told that all the doors around the perimeter would be locked except for the main inn door. Although, the door to access our section was open all night. The tv did not work either, but we figured we wouldn’t bother anyone since we were there to relax.

There is parking for two small cars on the left side of the inn (but the first space has a lot of overgrown bushes occupying much of it) and about three to four cars spaces on the right side, but you are allowed to park on the street. We were greeted by the owner’s daughter who was pleasant. She did not ask about our reservation until about ten minutes after asking us several questions, where we were from, why did we choose to come this particular area, what we had planned to do in the area, etc.

There is a cemetery across the street with an old church, but I found it to be just part of the old Lenox charm. The breakfast was good and comparable to most Inns. Staying at the Inn again would be considered only if a bigger bed was a choice.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 5 Greenwood St, Lenox, MA 01240-2029
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Lenox
Price Range: $133 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Whistler's Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featured on The Travel Channel and Great Escapes, this 1820 English Tudor mansion in the heart of the Berkshires was once the home of the railroad tycoon Ross Wynans Whistler, nephew of the painter James M. Whistler. Close to Tanglewood and all major Berkshire cultural venues, Whistler's Inn captures the warmth and elegance of a bygone era. On six acres of gardens and woodlands and two blocks from the center of Lenox, this quiet antique and art-filled retreat has an extensive library and French music room with a Steinway grand piano. A buffet breakfast is served with recipes inspired by the cook's world travels (Spain, France, Israel, South America, Japan and Morocco). ... more   less 
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