We loved the friendly owners, great service, and quaint feel. Everyone on staff was nice. We brought our dogs and they were so happy with their own little green space. Good value, and good cookies. :) More
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We loved the friendly owners, great service, and quaint feel. Everyone on staff was nice. We brought our dogs and they were so happy with their own little green space. Good value, and good cookies. :) MoreShow less
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we greatly appreciate it! I'm so glad you enjoyed your quick stay with us and that you and your canine family had a wonderful respite in our little corner of the world. As a dog family, we know that for most, pets are family members and if they can enjoy your vacation with you all the better. That being said, we are also know everyone does not care for dogs, and therefore have a limited number of dog friendly rooms and where they are allowed on our grounds. We hope if you come to the Berkshires to escape you come back for a visit with the entire "family" once again.
We stayed at the Cornell for the second year during our Tanglewood on Parade excursion! The new innkeeper Tim greeted us upon our arrival. The check in area and the small sitting area (lobby) had been rearranged and cleaned up. Much less clutter here. We were a bit early but Karen (?) showed us to our room which was Mamie in the McDonald House. Although it was small we knew we would not be spending much time there anyway. The big plus was it has 2 bathrooms. We unloaded our stuff, put the wine in the fridge and headed out for the rest of the day/evening! When we returned to the Inn (around 12:30) I pulled down the Murphy bed which was awesome considering I pretty much slept on a fold out sofa last year(not a plus). I had a great nights sleep. Tim did inform us that those fold out sofas no longer exist at the Inn!!!! Thank you Tim!! Once again, a superb breakfast. Kuddos to the kitchen staff! Tim made the rounds greeting everyone and making sure their stay was going well. BTW the grounds have been cleaned up and the pond looks beautiful. So peaceful. We lingered a bit too long sitting above the waterfall while having our second cup of coffee! Needless to say we are already making plans for a longer stay next year!!!! Can't wait. Thanks to everyone at the Cornell Inn!
The only drawback was that we did not meet Nell!! Maybe next year!! Keep up the wonderful work!!
Thank you for your review. I'm glad you came back to The Cornell for a second year as you enjoyed the beauty that is Tanglewood. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in the Berkshires and at our Inn. While we have work to do, we appreciate when former guests notice the many things we're trying to do to enhance our guests' stay, be it inside or outside, within the room, or simply the overall service of our staff to our guests. Yes, our kitchen staff have some amazing skills and we are fortunate to provide our guests with an amazing breakfast with a multitude of choices for every palate. I'm sorry we did not get a chance to meet, but as much as we love our new business, our children are our prime directive, so we make certain I'm off one day with our boys, Tim is off one day with our boys, and we take a day off together as a family to make certain to keep a balance within our work and personal lives. I hope to meet you next summer or in our low season.
When visiting Tanglewood and the Berkshires we used to stay with friends in Sheffield, but this time we looked for a B&B in Lenox. Luckily we overlooked the few not so favorable reviews an Tripadvisor and we realized what a burden it can be for a new innkeeper having to deal with old reviews, that weren't taken down after a change of ownership. Congrats to the new innkeepers to make this an exceptional experience. Friendly owners, friendly staff, immaculate clean, great breakfast. The only thing we regretted was the fact, that the pub wasn't open longer. It would have been nice to have a drink after returning from Tanglewood. But we understand Innkeepers too need a break! Next time we plan ahead and bring a bottle of wine since the rooms have a fridge too.
We will be back!
Danke for the lovely review! We're so glad you gave us a try during your recent trip to Tanglewood and the Berkshires. While on the one hand it is frustrating to have old reviews of our inn prior to our ownership, it also provides our future guests a link showing that hard work and good customer service does really pay off in the long run. We appreciate that our first time guests and our returning guests are noticing the many improvements, both big and small, that we are trying to make to the interior and exterior of our buildings, our grounds, and the services and amenities provided by our staff. While we all know there is plenty of room for improvement, we're thankful our guests can see we truly are trying our best to make their stay in our lovely little corner of the world a truly relaxing and memorable experience. We hope you'll hop back on the Mass Pike and come visit us again next summer or anytime in between to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city!
We recently stayed at the Cornell Inn in Lenox, MA. First time at this Inn and we were very pleased. Rooms are comfortable and clean and the owners aim to please. The buildings are old, but charming. You can't beat the location. Other reviewers mentioned the breakfast, and it is wonderful to dine overlooking the pond and waterfall. We will be back.
Thank you for taking the time to review our inn. We are glad you enjoyed your time at The Cornell and in the beautiful Berkshires. We feel fortunate to have such great chefs and be in a perfect location, close enough to downtown Lenox, a mere 10 city blocks or so away, but far enough out to enjoy a truly restful experience on our deck listening to our waterfall or enjoy the beauty of our pond. While we love our 3 historic homes, they do take A LOT of work. We are constantly trying to enhance them and our guests' stay, we thankful you can appreciate our aim to make our guests' stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We hope you come back to visit us the next time you visit the Berkshires.
We had a wonderful experience at the Cornell Inn!!!! The hosts were extremely friendly and engaging!!! The room was lovely and spacious; the breakfast was plentiful and delicious with a variety of things to choose from. We also thought the grounds were lovely and it was convenient to everything!!! Both my husband and I would truly suggest this to our friends for a delightful get-away!!!!
There was no nswimming pool or fitness center, but the rating chart did not allow me to choose not applicable
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy you enjoyed your time both in the Berkshires and at our Inn, we too think it is a lovely place! I'm glad you enjoyed having the convenience of being just a stroll down the hill to town and yet the peace and serenity of being out in the country due to our waterfall, pond and luscious greenery of our grounds. Our chefs, have amazing culinary skills as well as great ideas on what would entice our guests' taste buds, whether it be for breakfast on the patio or dinner in the pub. While summer is a biggest season, Fall Foliage and the wonders of winter also are wonderful times to visit and having 19 of our 28 rooms equipped with wood burning fireplaces makes enjoying the Berkshire region during non peak times a great escape. We hope you come back to see us again!
Tim and Nell could not be more willing and wonderful hosts. They were a delight to meet and get to know. We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the back porch watching the fish in the pond and listening to the waterfall while enjoying a very tasty breakfast. The kitchen offered something for everyone: cranberry and blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, quiche, sausage, four types of cereal, wonderful bread for toasting and great coffee! The staff seemed willing to provide anything that might be missing for individual guests. The room was perfect and very quiet at night. Our bed was the perfect resting place after a busy day of biking and hiking in the Berkshires. Our experience at the Cornell was the perfect complement to a very enjoyable time in Lenox and at Tanglewood. We can't wait to return next summer...Perry and Lynn
Perry & Lynn
Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay at The Cornell Inn. While we know we'll always have areas of improvement, and welcome constructive comments, it is nice to know people are noticing we are trying our best to meet our guests' needs. Our chefs are amazing, the variety and superior taste of the items they provide to our guests are truly amazing. While I'm thankful I am able to try a bit of their creations daily, I am also thankful I enjoy running or I'd be in heap of trouble! We're looking forward to seeing you next summer and hope that you'll enjoy your visit just as much if not more so!