What We Love
- A B&B stay in one of the historic Berkshire Cottages, on 32 scenic meadow-view acresSleeping at a landmarked Berkshire Cottage where FDR and Queen Wilhelmina met in the 1940s
- Raiding the guest pantry, stocked with tea, cookies and more, and sipping evening port
- Playing a few notes on the Fodor’s-reviewed inn’s grand piano, after your complimentary breakfast
- Exploring the Berkshires, from mile-away Main Street to the Norman Rockwell Museum
What To Know
- The inn's grounds have a heated swimming pool, tennis court, horseshoe pit and archery spot
- For the most privacy, book the Roosevelt Suite which has its own TV room, wood-burning fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and king-size sleigh bed
- Innkeepers Bruce and Ronnie are go-to resources for everything to do in the area
England or New England? No need to choose – have the best of both at Devonfield Inn. This beautiful bed-and-breakfast looks like it was plunked from Britain and placed in the Berkshires, with its historic country-style architecture from the 1800s; it’s set on 32 acres that overlook a meadow and the Berkshire Hills, and its interiors feature plush armchairs and floral wallpaper that could have come straight from a Cotswolds cottage. You could very much imagine European royals staying over, and indeed, they have – Holland’s Queen Wilhelmina and her daughters spent several months here in 1942.
But so has one of America’s royals (as it were) – FDR came to visit the queen during her stay – and this Fodor’s-reviewed Select Registry property also pays homage to its American history. In fact, its owners acquired the inn so as to preserve a building listed as a Berkshire Cottage, a prestigious architectural honor. And surrounding Lee’s culture, and that of this region in Massachusetts, will be a vital part of your vacation, whether you visit the Rockwell Museum, see a seasonal dance performance at Jacob’s Pillow or shop on Main Street. At the end of the day, drink complimentary port, and decide whether to sip tea like a Brit or munch on popcorn like an American – the guest pantry stocks both.
Good to know
Our advertised lowest rate is available November through February, but every bookable date is still the lowest price for that room, on that night, that you’ll find anywhere online.
Each room at Devonfield is individually decorated and named, but all share a high standard of comfort, offering pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs – you can borrow DVDs to watch from the inn’s video library. You’ll even receive some complimentary cognac and handmade chocolates that were made in the area.Deluxe rooms are larger than the Standard accommodations; some Deluxe accommodations offer fireplaces, while others feature a jetted bath or separate sitting room.
When you’re not playing a few notes on the grand piano, explore Lee’s mile-away Main Street, which is rich in old-fashioned charm – think historic pharmacies and hardware stores. Or, head into the other Berkshires towns, to experience the marvelous natural scenery; summer hiking and kayaking and winter skiing and snowshoeing are highly recommended. You’re also in a major arts destination, and catching a show at dance capital Jacob’s Pillow (open seasonally) or chamber-music venue Tanglewood, plus visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum, are fabulous ways to pass a few lazier hours.
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From the moment we walked into the Inn, we knew we had chosen the right place for our wedding. It was so intimate and welcoming. Doug did such an amazing job officiating our wedding ceremony. He took time to meet with us prior to learn about our love story and added personal touches. Doug & Jim made us feel like old friends rather than guests. We truly felt like this was our home away from home. The attention to detail was outstanding. We cannot wait to be back!!!!
A beautifully maintained historic mansion on beautiful grounds with unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains. There are many cozy rooms with fireplaces.
The most warm and charming owners, Doug and Jim, attend to every detail, including cooking you the best breakfasts (they even lit a candle), and a pantry that is always available to guests for coffee, tea and home baked cookies. The location is perfect – – close to quaint towns, such as Lenox, Lee, Stockbridge -and Tanglewood.
The housekeeper Lucia kept the rooms spotless and the bathrooms were stocked with beautiful towels, toiletries, and bathrobes.
I love staying in boutique hotels and country inns … And this one is exceptional.
Doug and Jim could not have been more welcoming or helpful. I stayed but one night.. a pleasant one. I love the history of the house and like their new venture in to hosting Elope weddings. What a good idea! I have already informed my unmarried daughter!
If you have read some of the previous reviews, then you know that Jim & Doug are great at what they do. But let me say this, we have stayed at many B&Bs, and they are the best innkeepers we have ever met! From the welcome, the interesting history of the inn, and the delicious breakfasts, to the helpful hints, and engaging conversations, the experience is flawless. Add to that a beautiful inn, in the perfect setting, and really comfortable beds ( felt like my own) - you are guaranteed to have a wonderful stay. Hope to return in the future.
Doug and Jim are the most engaging and gracious innkeepers we've ever met. As elegant and spacious as the Devonfield Inn is, the atmosphere is certainly intimate and warm. In no time, our hosts had us feeling like family. Breakfast selections were always creative and delicious. Their attention to every detail and the amenities offered are sure to make your stay memorable. Hope our paths cross again soon!