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“Superlative New England B&B”
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Birchwood Inn
Ranked #7 of 20 Lenox B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Westbury, New York
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“Superlative New England B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

Just got back from a two-night stay at this charming bed and breakfast in Lenox, MA with another couple and had a wonderful time. Beautiful rooms, great breakfasts and tea time snacks, friendly and welcoming hosts (and doggies) combined to provide us with a relaxed and fun time. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, 13 December 2011
We thoroughly enjoy watching our guests enjoying themselves with their friends. Happiness is contagious! Thank you for letting us know that we contributed to your superlative weekend.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

We loved our stay at the Birchwood! Our suite was grand yet comfortable with a charming old fashion fireplace. Food was exemplary, both at breakfast and afternoon tea. Ellen is a great chef and has created some unique breakfasts including a delicious Parmesan shell filled with herbed eggs. We were especially impressed with the common areas that are filled with beautiful antiques and furnishings. We had a very comfortable nights sleep and found the location very convenient. We especially enjoyed the fine dining that is close by and the park that is just across the street for hiking and exploring.

After having spent the first part of our vacation at a large inn in Stockbridge, we realized the true benefit of staying at a bed and breakfast over a larger hotel. In this case, the beds were so much more comfortable, the personalized attention to detail appreciated and the delicious breakfasts and tea that were included in our room rates really made a happy ending to our Berkshire getaway!

We would highly recommend the Birchwood Inn.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, 13 December 2011
It is particularly gratifying when other innkeepers enjoy their stay at Birchwood Inn. Innkeepers firmly believe that bed and breakfasts are "the better way to stay." I can't wait to visit your inn on the Cape!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

If you are looking for perfection personified - look no further. You will want to move in and never leave. The house is magnificent furnished with beautiful antiques. The staff is incredibly helpful, warm, friendly and efficient. Ellen (the owner) is a superb master chef who works with her staff to prepare fantastic gourmet breakfasts each morning. David (the innkeeper) is a real renaissance man, from making dinner reservations to helping you dig your car out of the snow. Rebecca is Ellen's "wing man" and makes sure you are comfortable and relaxed. Piper & Quinn are the permanent canine residents - who are the sweetest creatures you will ever encounter. The Inn is conveniently located to a host of attractions, places and activities, i.e.Tanglewood, musuems, shops, restaurants, parks and wild life preserves. Whether you want to sit back in a cozy chair in front of the fireplace or do some hiking or skiing - this is the place to do it all. It doesn't get any better than this!

Room Tip: All the rooms are gorgeous - you won't be disappointed. We stayed in The Dana room located in th...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, 8 November 2011
Wow! The Birchwood team is overwhelmed by your review and appreciate you letting others know of your experience. It has been our pleasure to welcome you to Birchwood Inn and the Berkshires.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

We spent a couple of nights at Birchwood Inn in October and had the spectacular room in the loft, which was very pink, beautifully equipped and very well maintained, if ever so slightly chilly at times. Breakfast was superb and made all the more enjoyable by the gorgeous presence of the two dogs. Quinn, the Inn's golden retriever , is just lovely and it is hard to resist feeding her morcels from the table, but you MUST! There is also an all day larder available, which is very welcome indeed. Birchwood is handily located for all the Lenox and Berkshires attractions and is within walking distance of some excellent restaurants, most notably Alta, which should be on everyone's eating itinerary. David and Ellen are outstanding hosts at Birchwood, full of helpful ideas and advice on what to do and where to visit locally, as well as being utterly charming in every regard.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, 31 October 2011
Ah! Two of our many guests from the UK this October.Lindsay and Marilyn, the Birchwood Inn team thanks you for your generous comments, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the Berkshires. All of us, especially Quinn, look forward to your next visit!
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Northport, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

My husband and I recently stayed at the Birchwood on a recent trip to New England and we were so pleased we chose the Birchwood! We stayed in the beautiful Hubbard room, and I wish I could eat breakfast there every morning. The food was spectacular, we had homemade waffles, grilled pineapple with raspberry smash, blueberry corn muffins, ham, freshly baked bread with jam, and assorted other goodies. We enjoyed strolling through Lenox, hiking through the park across the street to the overlook, and hanging out on the front porch of the Birchwood. Can't say enough great things about David and Ellen as they were truly delightful hosts. Every inch of the inn was immaculately clean and it was like being at home (but better)! We will definitely be back for another visit.

Matt and Amy, Northport, AL

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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La Chatelaine, Owner at Birchwood Inn, responded to this review, 27 October 2011
Thank you, y'all! We are delighted that you found southern hospitality in southern New England!
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Additional Information about Birchwood Inn

Property: Birchwood Inn
Address: 7 Hubbard St, Lenox, MA 01240-2329
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Lenox
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,419 - ₹ 20,096
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Birchwood Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape your everyday worries at our Romantic Berkshires bed and breakfast. Relax by a fire in the Library or on our porch in one of our rocking chairs and then stroll down the hill to the Historic Lenox Town Center where you will find a variety of high quality restaurants for lunch and dinner and a boutique shopping experience. Complimentary afternoon tea and "the best breakfast in New England" await you every day at The Birchwood Inn. The rooms are individually appointed at different price points, but all rooms have cable TV and climate control. Bring your well-behaved dog along to enjoy any season in the Berkshires by booking one of our pet friendly rooms. Our Lenox bed and breakfast is that romantic getaway you've been waiting for and we are waiting to welcome you! ... more   less 
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