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“Incredibly Hospitable and Enjoyable Experience”
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Birchwood Inn
Ranked #7 of 20 Lenox B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
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“Incredibly Hospitable and Enjoyable Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

This is really the best B&B I've been to in New England. Ellen is amazing and hospitable. She even let me take home TWO LOAVES OF HOMEMADE BREAD!!!!!!

Her dog Quinn, is also a delight.

Bedroom was impeccably neat, clean.

Decorations were beautiful and I loved the detailed antiques and historic pieces throughout the house.

Felt like I was in a museum!!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
It is so rewarding to an innkeeper when guests have a great time, and when they like the bread! I do hope, however, that the inn isn't a do-not-touch museum but rather historic country elegance. We look forward to your next visit.
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wife and myself stayed last July for several days enjoying the beautiful nature around, several music and theater performances at Tanglewood and a splendid place to stay. comfortable, cosy, beautiful garden to sit outside, and very friendly and personal service in all respects. we will certainly come back as soon as we have the possibility. Thank you!
Marcus & Danielle, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
It is always a pleasure to host our many European visitors and show off the Berkshires! Thank you for staying at Birchwood Inn, and we'll look forward to your next visit.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

Ellen,

I first wanted to say how happy I was to finally meet you personally, since our first email you warmth and kindness came across the web instantly. Now I see why so many of your clients return every year, it is like going home minus the stress.

Secondly, I haven't stayed in many B&B before but after this weekend I feel like I discovered a new world. The Birchwood Inn is the true meaning of cozy and beautiful. My room was so perfectly decorated that I thought at one point that it couldn't get better than that, then I peaked into several other rooms and all of them were equally as gorgeous but with a different story.

The service was flawless and the food was decadent (wouldn't expect less from the future Martha Stewart).

I hope you have a fantastic week and look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
I am sure we enjoyed meeting you as much if not more than you enjoyed your weekend. Having such a positive impression of b&bs as a result of your stay that you'll agree that bed and breakfasts are the better way to stay!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

One of the most heartwarming and comfortable stays we ever had. Ellen and David were incredibly pleasant, accommodating, and caring. The weekend both at the inn and in experiencing the town was magical from the countryside to the locals, and of course our hostess and host are alone worth the drive to Lenox. Thank you so much for making it memorable. Absolutely and highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Thank you so much for the accolades, and we are all delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Birchwood!
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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

Just got back from a two-night stay at this charming bed and breakfast in Lenox, MA with another couple and had a wonderful time. Beautiful rooms, great breakfasts and tea time snacks, friendly and welcoming hosts (and doggies) combined to provide us with a relaxed and fun time. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, December 13, 2011
We thoroughly enjoy watching our guests enjoying themselves with their friends. Happiness is contagious! Thank you for letting us know that we contributed to your superlative weekend.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

We loved our stay at the Birchwood! Our suite was grand yet comfortable with a charming old fashion fireplace. Food was exemplary, both at breakfast and afternoon tea. Ellen is a great chef and has created some unique breakfasts including a delicious Parmesan shell filled with herbed eggs. We were especially impressed with the common areas that are filled with beautiful antiques and furnishings. We had a very comfortable nights sleep and found the location very convenient. We especially enjoyed the fine dining that is close by and the park that is just across the street for hiking and exploring.

After having spent the first part of our vacation at a large inn in Stockbridge, we realized the true benefit of staying at a bed and breakfast over a larger hotel. In this case, the beds were so much more comfortable, the personalized attention to detail appreciated and the delicious breakfasts and tea that were included in our room rates really made a happy ending to our Berkshire getaway!

We would highly recommend the Birchwood Inn.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, December 13, 2011
It is particularly gratifying when other innkeepers enjoy their stay at Birchwood Inn. Innkeepers firmly believe that bed and breakfasts are "the better way to stay." I can't wait to visit your inn on the Cape!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

If you are looking for perfection personified - look no further. You will want to move in and never leave. The house is magnificent furnished with beautiful antiques. The staff is incredibly helpful, warm, friendly and efficient. Ellen (the owner) is a superb master chef who works with her staff to prepare fantastic gourmet breakfasts each morning. David (the innkeeper) is a real renaissance man, from making dinner reservations to helping you dig your car out of the snow. Rebecca is Ellen's "wing man" and makes sure you are comfortable and relaxed. Piper & Quinn are the permanent canine residents - who are the sweetest creatures you will ever encounter. The Inn is conveniently located to a host of attractions, places and activities, i.e.Tanglewood, musuems, shops, restaurants, parks and wild life preserves. Whether you want to sit back in a cozy chair in front of the fireplace or do some hiking or skiing - this is the place to do it all. It doesn't get any better than this!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, November 7, 2011
Wow! The Birchwood team is overwhelmed by your review and appreciate you letting others know of your experience. It has been our pleasure to welcome you to Birchwood Inn and the Berkshires.
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Property: Birchwood Inn
Address: 7 Hubbard St, Lenox, MA 01240-2329
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Lenox
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Birchwood Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape your everyday worries at our Romantic Berkshires bed and breakfast. Relax by a fire in the Library or on our porch in one of our rocking chairs and then stroll down the hill to the Historic Lenox Town Center where you will find a variety of high quality restaurants for lunch and dinner and a boutique shopping experience. Complimentary afternoon tea and "the best breakfast in New England" await you every day at The Birchwood Inn. The rooms are individually appointed at different price points, but all rooms have cable TV and climate control. Bring your well-behaved dog along to enjoy any season in the Berkshires by booking one of our pet friendly rooms. Our Lenox bed and breakfast is that romantic getaway you've been waiting for and we are waiting to welcome you! ... more   less 
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