Comfortable and timeless elegance in a romantic 1767 bed and breakfast inn. 11 warm and welcoming guestrooms, 9 fireplaces, fireside library, shady porch, stone-fenced gardens, and "best breakfast in New England."
Historic Lenox is in the heart of the Berkshires, America's premier cultural resort. In summer, the green hills come alive with the sound of music -- Lenox is the locale of Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony -- as well as theater (including Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage Company, and The Colonial Theater), dance (Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival) and film festivals. Historic homes -- such Edith Wharton's The Mount -- offer extraordinary experiences of the past. The Berkshires also abound in recreational treasures, from skiing and snowshoeing to water sports and year-round hiking. In the fall, visitors from all over the world flock to the Berkshires to enjoy the fall foliage. For the arts, recreation, nature, and cuisine, visit the Berkshires any time of year!
This colonial revival mansion -- the oldest home in historic Lenox -- with its wide and shady porch, manicured lawns and stone-fenced gardens -- is perched on a treed hilltop overlooking the village two blocks away. This tranquil yet convenient locale sets the scene for a gracious and romantic bed and breakfast
Guests find a warm welcome at Birchwood inn
. The scents of home-baking -- and our friendly Golden Retriever --greet you at the door.
Step down into the gracious library and enjoy the timeless pleasures of wall-to-wall bookcases filled with literary treasures, the expansive wood-burning fireplace, window seats, cushy sofas, and afternoon tea.
Unusual collectibles adorn the adjacent cozy parlor, with yet another wood-burning fireplace.
Prepare to savor the incredible award-winning breakfasts at individual tables in the inn's 19th century dining room, either by the fire or with the view from the floor-to-ceiling bay windows.
Cup of tea or coffee? Refrigerator? Ice? Guests enjoy beinable to help themselves to the amenities in the Butler's Pantry.
Each guest room is an elegant and comfortable haven. Several guest rooms
feature four-poster beds, wood-burning or gas fireplaces, newly renovated bathrooms painted by a local artist, free wireless Internet access. All guest rooms offer private baths, air-conditioning, outgoing telephones, and exquisite amenities.
The inn's expansive library and dining room offer an elegant yet comfortable setting for small weddings, reunions of family or friends, and small conference.
Birchwood Inn's numerous guest packages offer additional pleasures to celebrate life and love, birthdays and anniversaries. We are delighted to provide romantic flowers, incredibly decadent chocolates, massages, wine, Champagne, mini-cakes, whatever suits the guests' fancy. The inn is also delighted to cater to "Foodies" with several special "Fun for Foodies" packages, from Extarordinary Picnics and the Ultimate Chocolate Experience to private cooking and baking classes.
Policies & Restrictions
Birchwood Inn is a non-smoking and pet-friendly bed and breakfast. Well-behaved children 12 and over welcome as are well-behaved dogs. Please note that there is a daily pet fee and certain restrictions apply.
Guests find Birchwood Inn convenient to all of the pleasures of the Berkshires. The inn is two short blocks from the center of the village of Lenox, with its numerous restaurants, shops and galleries. Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, is only a mile and a bit down the hill. Kennedy Park, with more than 500 acres of trails for walking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking, is across the street. Downhill skiing and water sports, festivals and theater, are all within a pleasant half-hour distance at most.
From New York and south: The New York Thruway or the Taconic Parkway north to the Mass Pike (I-90) East. Exit 2. Make a right at the exit and follow Rte. 20 West for 4 miles. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Walker Street, 183, and follow the signs to Historic Lenox. At the monument, bear right and go nearly to the top of the hill. Turn right on Hubbard Street and left into the first driveway.
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