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1896 House - Barnside Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Williamstown B&B and Inns
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wedding Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

We stayed at the 1896 House for a three day ski trip and to exchange wedding vows in Bennington. The attention to detail at every level was wonderful, and the staff made our wedding getaway very special. Thank you 1896 House!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

This place is over-the-top wonderful! We will definitely return. We had a Living Social deal that gave us the opportunity to book a luxury suite at a great price. The suite had a king-sized-bed, gas fireplace, and a 2 person Jacuzzi tub. It was soooooo romantic. We also had dinner at their restaurant (also included with the Social Living deal along with a bottle of wine) and the food was fantastic! The breakfast (also included) was one of the best that we have eaten. Dolores was our breakfast chef and she was perfect. I highly recommend this inn. The only criticism is that on one of the nights, we went to fill the Jacuzzi tub and there was no hot water left, just very lukewarm water. I guess the other suites had already used all the hot water up? Maybe a bigger hot water heater would fix this problem because in the morning, there was plenty!

Room Tip: Suite 206 is perfect for a romantic weekend! It is at the end and the babbling brook is right next...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I just returned from our weekend getaway at the 1896 house. We had a fantastic time and hope to return in the future. I booked our trip through a livingsocial deal. The room was wonderful, very clean and spacious. We stayed in room 202, the turn of the century suite. The fireplace was great and very relaxing, as was the jacuzzi tub. All of the staff was great and very helpful, including Milo! Breakfast was delicious-- we had omelets one morning and waffles the next. The side items--fruit, breads, muffins, juice, tea, coffee, were as well. We enjoyed our dinner at the 6' House Pub as well. We highly recommend the 1896 house and look forward to another trip in our future.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 202, which was close to the breakfast room. I don't think you can go wrong wit...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a 4 day stay at "1896" - one of the top 2 B & B's we have stayed in. From the room to the staff everything was top notch. The room was beautiful and very clean - Jacuzzi perfect at the end of a busy day. Breakfast was excellent - like having a personal chef. Dinner in '6 restaurant was also excellent as was the service. We will return.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Barnside King Room - has Jacuzzi and fireplace
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Denise R, Owner at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Well! We just LOVE the word "BEST"!!!!!! Thank you so much and we are so excited that you had the BEST both at the Suites and at the Pub!
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Old Chatham, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I do a short getaway right after the Holidays, we got a great deal on living social. We had suite 205. We enjoyed the hot tub, cozy king size bed and the quiet. We ate dinner at the pub, great food and service. The front desk lady was very nice she booked a massage for the both of us. Dolores made us breakfast every morning. We felt very special. We will be back.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Denise R, Owner at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
It's music to our ears when a guest mentions that they will be back! We are are elated that you felt special because that is what it is all about! Thank you for writing and we hope to see you soon!
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

My significant other and I are both in our twenties and had never stayed in a suite before since that had always been cost prohibitive. In the past we had enjoyed bed and breakfasts, so when I saw that the Barnside Inn had extremely affordable suites and also provided a fresh cooked breakfast, I could not have been more excited. We were not disappointed with our stay, and I would definitely recommend this place. Breakfast was yummy, room was comfortable (best pillows ever), and the property was quiet. All of the major Berkshire towns were also very accessible from this location. All in all, it was the perfect place to spend a quiet anniversary together.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Colonial Suite, which had a little kitchenette. Keep in mind that there are no full...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise R, Owner at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
We once had a Package called the title of your review! Yes, our Suites are not meant for cooking in. Only Suite 201 (yours) is equipped for reheating leftovers, or having a quick bite. We do however have a 3 Room Apartment with a full kitchen & standard appliances if that is what a guest prefers.
Thanks for such a nice review! We hope you will return!
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

The 1896 House was the perfect choice for our cozy winter getaway. My girlfriend and I were looking for a New England destination to escape to over winter break. We chose the 1896 House because of its location (we were driving up from New York City), proximity to ski resorts, and the great deal available through LivingSocial.

Upon arrival, a friendly feline named Milo greeted us at the check-in desk (in addition to a human attendant, of course). He instantly put a smile on our faces and made us feel welcome. The check-in process was quick and simple; within no time we were settling into our suite.

Spacious and elegant, our accommodations exceeded expectations. We stayed in the Empire Suite which contained gilded nineteenth century décor. The weather was well below freezing, so we immediately switched on the fireplace to warm up.

Our LivingSocial deal included a four-course dinner at the ‘6 House Pub, which was conveniently located right around the corner from our suite. We appreciated the friendly, attentive service, cozy armchairs, and hearty cuisine. The portions were a bit excessive for our appetites, so we brought leftovers back to our suite for lunch the following day. (The absence of a microwave in our suite, however, made reheating our food a bit challenging). Everything we ordered was good, and we particularly enjoyed the signature honey bourbon chicken wings.

The remainder of our stay eased by. While the weather outside was frightful, the fire in our suite was so delightful. One afternoon, I curled up on the sofa and leafed through a collection of short stories. I settled on “Winter Dreams,” an appropriately named F. Scott Fitzgerald tale. I’d be hard pressed to think of a more relaxing way to spend a snowy New England evening.

For those who harbor cozy winter dreams of their own, I highly recommend the 1896 House.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Denise R, Owner at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Yes, it was frigid outside, and we are all glad that you could get cozy! Although we do not have microwaves in most of the Suites, there is one available at Brookside near the office for guests' use. Thank you for painting such an inviting picture of your stay! I think you could write a wonderful novel of your own to rival F. Scott Fitzgerald,s works!
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Property: 1896 House - Barnside Inn
Address: 910 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267-2732
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Williamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enchanting 3 building property on a brook and pond. Variety of luxury suites with a candlelight gourmet breakfast and immaculate and charming traditional motel rooms with a hot breakfast buffet. Many bed configurations and some connecting rooms. Some dual whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, canopy beds, and parlor stoves. Seasonal heated pool. Free WiFi and business center. Very popular ‘6 House Pub on site. Gourmet restaurant adjacent. Free parking. All non-smoking. Accessible room. One 3 Room Apartment. ... more   less 
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