My wife and I stayed here the Saturday and Sunday evenings of Hurricane Irene, having planned on attending concerts at Tanglewood Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. (For the first time in Tanglewood's 74-year history, they cancelled the Sunday afternoon concert due to Hurricane Irene.) This B&B gives new meaning to the words "centrally located": You can walk to Tanglewood (although the walk back to the B&B in the dark might be a challenge), and it is situated on the main street of Lenox, MA with perhaps 10 restaurants on this street and two side streets. (A few doors down from The Village Inn is a great pastry place -- had a wonderful fruit tart and a chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup. Also, there is an AMAZING independent book store on one of the side streets.) One of the things that made this B&B so wonderful was the very friendly staff. I am very sensitive to noise, and I found this place remarkably quiet. We stayed in Room 16 (overlooking the back parking lot), and I was concerned that we would hear cars going in and out throughout our stay. Nope. Quiet. Also, I did not hear any noise from our neighbors. I should mention that the B&B host noted that all 32 rooms HAD been full booked (and paid for), but 20 rooms were subsequently cancelled due to Hurricane Irene (the host mentioned that they gave those 20 customers vouchers for free stays in the future), so maybe the fact that the B&B ended up being more than half empty contributed to the quietness? The room was nicely furnished in Americana furniture, the king-size bed was firm but surprisingly comfortable, and the bathroom, though modest in size, had a whirlpool bath/shower combo in the corner. One thing I find VERY irritating about B&Bs and regular hotels is the poor lighting. Not so here. There were several table lamps, the main ceiling light was so bright that we kept it off most of the time, and two very powerful (3-way bulb) lights over each side of the bed made reading in bed a delight. Breakfast was buffet style the first morning (and is usually buffet style), with eggs, pancakes [I didn't try the pancakes, so can't comment], fresh orange juice, fresh fruit salad, an upscale brand of tea, and AMAZING cinnamon rolls. I was VERY happy with this buffet (and my wife, who typically eats more healthy than I, was delighted with the oatmeal that was also served at the buffet). The second morning, due to the fact that there were few customers in the B&B, they decided not to serve from a buffet. Rather, (even better!) we were given menus and ordered whatever we wanted for breakfast. One of the two evenings we stayed there we had dinner at the B&B's restaurant. GREAT food. (I had the lobster pie, my wife the salmon.) Overall, despite the fact that I'm a very picky person, I found little to complain about at The Village Inn. We had a great stay and we would definitely return. HIGHLY recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right in the Historic District of downtown Lenox, The Village Inn has been catering to the needs of travelers since 1771.Today, we are a prime choice for those wishing to be within walking distance to some of the finest shops, galleries, restaurants, and nightspots that Lenox has to offer.We also have our OWN restaurant, Rumplestiltzkin's Restaurant, right inside The Village Inn. Rumpy's Tavern, located right below The Village Inn, is open 7 nights a week and hosts a variety of entertainment for our guests and locals alike, from karaoke to bingo to live music.When you stay with us, you'll almost never need your car! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Village Hotel Lenox
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