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Birchwood Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Lenox, Massachusetts

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Enjoy the Beautiful hilltop setting at our Berkshires B&B overlooking historic Lenox village

Birchwood Inn, which has been welcoming friends since 1767, is the only Lenox Inn on the National Register of Historic Places.

Experience the Birchwood Inn, a superb Berkshires bed and breakfast charmingly surrounded by beautiful trees and stone fenced gardens. Built in 1766, our charming Colonial Revival mansion is the only Lenox, MA bed and breakfast on the National Register of Historic Places and provides attractive antiques, quilts, collectibles and featherbeds.

Located in the picturesque Berkshire Hills, our romantic Lenox, MA B&B is located within easy walking distance to historic downtown Lenox and is wonderfully close to enjoyable cultural activities, such as summer performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Norman Rockwell museum, Shakespeare & Co, Hancock Shaker Village and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art just to name a few. Also nearby is beautiful Kennedy Park, which offers hundreds of acres of scenic wooded trails, perfect for hiking and cross-country skiing. Come unwind at our delightful Berkshires inn and enjoy all that this fabulous area has to offer!

Considered America's premier cultural resort, Lenox is located in the heart of the Berkshires, and offers something for just about everyone year-round. Visiting the Berkshires reveals a delightful world of New England scenic beauty, wonderful historical, literary and artistic experiences, exciting sports and recreation, and world-class theater, music and dance festivals. The Berkshires also boast incredible foliage, award-winning restaurants and charming antique stores. The Berkshires are the perfect resort for all seasons.

Voted BEST Breakfast in New England, says Arringtons!

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All of our guestrooms are named after former owners of the mansion, dating back to 1767.

Each guestroom has luxurious, freshly ironed sheets, a private bath, air-conditioning, outgoing telephones, toiletries, and hairdryers.

WiFi is available throughout the mansion.

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Birchwood Inn has been awarded with the "Best Breakfast in New England" and we constantly strive to meet and exceed your expectations. Using only the freshest ingredients in our homemade breads, muffins, fruits and entrees, and take special pleasure in preparing and serving our full country breakfast each morning. Breakfast is provided each morning in our charming 19th century dining room - fireside or with a lovely view of our front garden –Fresh hot coffee and water for tea are available in the dining room from 7:45 a.m.

And if you are inspired to create some of our breakfast items at home, you'll enjoy having a copy of our cookbook "Breakfast at Birchwood."

Policies and Guest Information

  • Rates: $175 - $345 All rates are per room, double occupancy. There is a $40.00 charge for each additional person.
  • A full country, award-winning breakfast served at individual tables generally at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and afternoon tea are included in all room rates.
  • State and local room tax is 9.7%.
  • Rates and minimum stays are subject to increases for most holidays and special events.
  • Prices and terms are subject to change without notice (but not once you have made your reservation).
  • Smoking is not permitted within the inn or within 10 feet of the entry, porch, and Carriage House doors. Smoking is permitted in the garden.
  • Quinn, Ellen's very friendly Golden Retriever hearing ear dog, is in residence. We welcome all service dogs and accept well-behaved guest dogs whenever possible. (See Pet Policy on our homepage)
  • Children - well-behaved children 12 and over are welcome.
  • Summer weekend reservations are accepted from repeat guests only until mid-February. New guests are invited to put their names on our waiting list, and they will be contacted in mid-February.
  • We do not have a liquor license but guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages.
  • There is a three-night minimum stay on Tanglewood Season weekends as well as on most holiday weekends.
  • There is a two-night minimum stay for midweek stays during Tanglewood and Foliage Seasons.
  • Weekends during Tanglewood Season are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • There is a two-night minimum stay on weekends, excluding holiday weekends, from Labor Day through late June.
    Minimum stays are subject to increases for most holidays
  • A one-night deposit for stays of three nights or less (with a valid major credit card, check or money order) is required when making a reservation. A 50% deposit is required for stays of four nights or more.
  • Should you wish to cancel or change your reservation for any reason, we do require at least 14 days' advance notice (21 days during Tanglewood and Foliage Seasons, and New Year's, and longer for groups of 3 or more rooms) by telephone. With at least 14 (21) days' notice, we will refund your deposit, less a service charge of 10% of your total reservation.
  • Cancellations made within the 14-day (21-day) period will be charged for the full amount of the reserved stay unless we are able to rebook the room.
    If we are able to rebook the room, we will refund the rebooked portion, less the 10% service charge.
  • We are a small inn and cancellations affect us dramatically. If you have any concerns about possibly having to cancel, we do recommend inexpensive trip cancellation insurance.
  • Check-in: 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We are unable to accommodate early check-ins. If you anticipate arriving after 8:30 p.m., please let us know ahead of time so that we can make special arrangements.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Concierge Service: We are happy to make dinner reservations for our guests and provide a wealth of information and directions.

Our Guest Pantry

  • Open to guests from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  • Our guest refrigerator honor bar ($1.00 per bottle/can) is stocked with soda, and there is some room for guest food and drinks.

  • Coffee and tea are available 24/7, with a Senseo System for coffee and an Instant Hot dispenser for tea

  • Ice maker and ice buckets and Corkscrews


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Co., MassMOCA, Berkshire Opera Co., Williamstown Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Nearby Activities
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

We welcome the opportunity to host:

Small weddings (under 30 guests)
Family/Friend Reunions
Small Conferences/Retreats
Luncheons and Teas

Experience comfortable country elegance.at
The Birchwood Inn

The Birchwood  Inn is a member of the following associations:
Select Registry
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
Lenox Chamber of Commerce
Berkshire Visitors Bureau
Massachusetts Lodging Association

Birchwood Inn
Bed and Breakfast

7 Hubbard Street
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240

fax: 413-637-4604
Email: innkeeper@birchwood-inn.com
Homepage: www.birchwood-inn.com
Innkeeper: Ellen Chenaux

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