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“Back to the Gilded Age” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blantyre
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Lenox
Certificate of Excellence
New York
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Back to the Gilded Age”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

Be transported in time and relive the luxury of the privileged few who summered in their Berkshire mansions in the early 20th century. Have cocktails and canapes in the drawing room while listening to piano music then off to the dining room with candlelight and beautiful floral arrangements together with attentive and expert service. Then it's back to the drawing room to hear a few more songs.

We stayed in the carriage house which had a huge recently renovated bath and was most convenient to the very large heated pool, spa and whirlpool. There is free wi-fi everywhere, something not always found even in high-end resorts.

The owner was always around greeting guests. The staff was very professional but with a friendly and helpful genuineness that cannot be faked.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's home and gardens are close by and well worth a visit. Also, it is a lovely drive over to the Clark Institute to see their great collection and exhibitions.

This was an anniversary celebration for us and a delightful two days. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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103 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Blantyre was by far the best hotel I've ever stayed in and possibly ever will. The service was truly unbelievable. When we pulled in to the drive way we were greeted by hotel staff who knew our name and showed us to our cottage. I have no idea how they knew who we were. We walked into the cottage and were greeted with champaign and some snacks (cheese, crackers, and fruit). The room included a fire place, lots of extra fire wood, a private deck and numerous book shelves with some amazing books (we loved the pools books). In the evening we went to the main building for our tasting dinner. FANTASTIC. We sat next to the fireplace and had drinks before being seated in a small room with only two other tables for dinner. I can't possibly say enough about the service. The staff at the Blantyre set the standard for true 5 star service.
We also used the health club, swimming in the pool and using the jacuzzi during our stay. Again, all amazing.
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for an over the top amazing experience. Loved every minute!!

Room Tip: Rent one of the cabins. While the main residence seems nice, the cabins/cottages are stunning!
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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palm beach gardens
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

We went for a intimate family wedding. It was the most charming, exquisite wedding, due to the ambience of this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nicky9253
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

The Blantyre was absolutely perfect in every way ! The warm staff, exquisite food, and luxurious accommodations were wonderful ! In addition, the beautiful grounds and lovely setting truly added to our stay. You will love The Blantyre !

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

If you have ever wondered what it was like to be fabulously wealthy In the 1950's, stay at the Blantyre and wonder no more. the rich have pretty ways and everything about this property is over the top. You will be reminded of your grandparents tastes and preferences from the floral wallpapers and fabrics to the mounts of exotic game animals.

The service is spectacular. The wine cellar has no equal. The food is lavish.

But, the spa needs work. We booked a couple of appointments one afternoon only to get a message in our room shortly before noon that the therapist had an issue and they would have to cancel my appointment. The fitness facility does have a couple of Woodway treadmills, but that is all to recommend it. But, this is completely consistent with the period of the place. After all, who but Jack Lalane exercised in the 1950's?

A word about the cost of all of this opulence, if your home is not a mansion of equal size and scale, then you are not the Blantyre's target audience. Nice rooms run about $1000 a night and unlike comparable resorts like The Point, that is not all inclusive. Moreover, there is an 18 percent service charge on your daily bill for the staff, so figure another $180 a night on top of the $1000 for a nice room before taxes. In summary, a three night stay in a nice room will run you more than $5000. for this reason, their $8 price for a cola makes perfect sense.

If you long for the good life back when Harry Truman was President, stay at The Blantyre and practice at the art of doing absolutely nothing all day with a talented staff who are determined to anticipate your every need.

Room Tip: The Laurel Suite is lovely
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Blantyre

Property: Blantyre
Address: 16 Blantyre Rd, Lenox, MA 01240-2776
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lenox
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lenox
Price range (per night): ₹ 32,157 - ₹ 79,880
Hotel Class:4 star — Blantyre 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blantyre Relais & Châteaux is a romantic country house hotel. Set amidst 117 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. A Tudor style house built in 1902 is resplendent with period furnishings and sumptuous fabrics. A relaxing retreat with a professional,caring and friendly staff. Award winning food, wine list and spa. A getaway for all seasons...summer music festivals, splendid fall leaves, winter wonderland with ice skating, snowshoeing and 105'Christmas tree all on property. Blantyre is equidistant between NYC and Boston. ... more   less 
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