What a great place for a weekend getaway! Sitting on the tatami mats in our bedroom, we really did feel like we were in Japan, accompanied with tea and sweet and salty Japanese cookies. The breakfast was incredible, served in several courses in a relaxing room. It was fun wearing our kimonos for the occasion. Throughout the day, we were offered delicious brownies and ginger pear ice cream and even given some for the road! Just outside our room we had our own private hot tub, sauna and lap pool. We enjoyed walking to the gazebo, overlooking the mountains where the trees were just beginning to change colors. A goldfinch kept us company there! Louise was a wonderful host, who made us feel like we were part of her family. She recommended a great place to eat in Williamstown called Mezze and even made the reservations for us. She added personal touches at every turn, giving us laptop cases, water bottles and embroidered washclothes as complimentary gifts. I would highly recommended this stop for anyone who is interested in Japanese culture or just wants a pleasant getaway! It's a splurge, but well worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 21+ acres, private, two suite, resort style, Berkshires bed and breakfast, Williamstown MA area, free wi-fi, 9' x 39' indoor pool, 6 person hot tub, 3 person Saunatec Far Infared Sauna.. Matsu No Ma Suite, 418 sq.ft., king size Tempur Pedic bed, Japanese Tatami mat room use as sitting room for Romantic getaway, sleeps second couple Japanese style, or up to 3 children, full bath, shower for two, Take No Ma Suite, 415 sq.ft., has Queen size bed, private bath w/shower/tub, second private bedroom/sitting room with full size sofa bed. Suites have: Mini fridge, microwave, HDTV w/cable/Bluray player ( Take No Ma Suite has them in both bedrooms), Japanese hot water pot. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Free Japanese or made to order Western breakfast, optional 6 course Japanese dinners. BYOB no credit cards accepted ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House New Ashford, MA