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.
How to Get There
My 2 high school girlfriends and I decided to go away for a long week-end to celebrate us all turning 60. Neither of us had ever been to the Berkshires so we decided that would be our destination. The Devonfield Inn was recommended to us by another friend....so glad we took her up on her recommendation. We loved everything about it, location, room cleanliness, wine and cheese w/piano music on Saturday evening (and some singing by the owners, Jim and Doug), and an AMAZING breakfast. Jim and Doug could not have been more hospitable and so willing to help with making plans/suggestions for your day and recommendations on where to go for dinner. Would definitely stay here again!
We loved our stay at Devonfield. The rooms are beautiful and well appointed. The hosts are helpful and knowledgeable about the area. The breakfasts are out of this world! The restaurants in Lee are fabulous. We felt like we were family visiting a beatiful home in New England.
BEST B&B we've ever stayed at! The hosts are gracious and so passionate about your stay! Best full course breakfast which includes stellar homemade baking, omelettes, fresh fruit, and much more. A complimentary wine and cheese happy hour with entertainment on certain nights, and it was really nice meeting the other guests during this social event. We came after the pool closed since it was late in October, but we'll be back to enjoy the pool in the summer! Kudos to the owners of this wonderful establishment, we really loved it and will definitely be back. Thank you for a memorable experience.