Hampton Terrace Inn
What We Love
- A historic Gilded Age retreat in the beautiful Berkshires, with breakfast includedThe history of this 1897 mansion, once owned by several of America’s wealthiest families
- The impressive ranking among Lenox hotels on TripAdvisor
- The individually appointed accommodations of this gracious bed-and-breakfast
What To Know
- This Berkshires retreat was once the summer resort of the Gilded Age’s most famous figures, including Carnegie, Astor, Vanderbilt and Morgan
- Guestrooms are individually decorated (but most have canopy beds and floral prints)
- Top sites — like Edith Wharton’s estate — are just 10 minutes away
Head back to nature and back in time in Lenox, Massachusetts. The retreat in the Berkshires was once the summer resort of the Gilded Age’s most famous figures – Carnegie, Astor, Vanderbilt and Morgan are four – and boasts a bucolic atmosphere, with plenty of rolling hills and tree-lined streets. You’ll experience both sides of this charming New England destination at Hampton Terrace Inn, an elegant, period-inspired mansion, whose history dates back to 1897 and which provides a lovely outdoor area with Adirondack chairs and a seasonal heated pool.
The property also serves a delectable, Southern-inspired daily breakfast in its sumptuously appointed dining room, perhaps featuring chocolate French toast or blueberry pancakes, and offers complimentary cognac and liqueurs. If you like, you may also play a few octaves on the grand piano, a 1929 Steinway. But it’s the specific location within Lenox that really makes this inn worthy of its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and top ranking on that site, as you’re right in the heart of the region’s best. Continue learning about the past at Edith Wharton’s The Mount, or go for a nature walk at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary; both are within a 10-minute drive.
Rooms are individually decorated in period styles, with details such as lovely artworks, floral curtains and canopy beds. They’re distributed between the Main Inn, the Carriage House or the King suite, with varying amenities based on location, but all are complete with air conditioning, private baths, HDTVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Within the category you choose, your specific room will be assigned by the hotel.The Spencer, Maud S., Pocahontas, Sunol, Peerless and Rarus rooms have a fireplace and queen bed; the Bel Air room features a king bed and the Walker mini-suite features two doubles, with neither of these holding a fireplace.If you would like to guarantee both a king bed and a fireplace, select the Bonner, Struthers or Dexter room.
We highly recommend a trip to the Mount, Edith Wharton’s stunning estate, which is within a five-minute drive. Also consider heading to the local wildlife refuge or into the other Berkshires towns, to experience the marvelous natural scenery; summer hiking and kayaking and winter skiing and snowshoeing are popular pastimes. You’re in a major arts destination, too; catching a show at dance capital Jacob’s Pillow (open seasonally) or nearby chamber-music venue Tanglewood, plus visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum, are fabulous ways to pass a few lazier hours.
How to Get There
Wow!! This was definitely an amazing place to spend a short getaway in western Mass. It is located right in the heart of the classic village, walking distance from the amazing restaurant row in Lenox. Stan is the host and he went out of his way to make our stay great. The main house/common area was decorated for the holidays and was warm and beautiful. Breakfast was in the main house and was homemade and tasty. The room was in a smaller building behind the main house. We loved the room! Beautifully decorated with modern appointments. There were fireplaces everywhere you looked. We had one right in our bedroom, which was amazing!! This was certainly one of our best B&B experiences. Book it!!!!
It is very elegant and Romantic place to go to get away from city life and spend time with your significant other. Stan goes above and beyond to make your stay as good as possible. Will definitely stay again.
Great accommodations and great people. It was a great experience. We will have to stay longer next time 😉 Everything was just as promised and the value was on the money and the area had everything we needed.
My (now) wife and I had an amazing experience with Stan putting together our wedding/mini-honeymoon getaway. Our two immediate families and my wife's uncle were present for an evening and Stan helped us set up a small ceremony in the inn's beautiful living room. He was very helpful in taking care of other check-ins prior to our ceremony so we wouldn't be disturbed; he fielded questions from our anxious parents; and he went above and beyond in filming some video of our vows, which he so kindly gave to us afterwards.
Our room was fantastic; clean, inviting, spacious and exceedingly comfortable. We loved using the decadent jacuzzi and sitting by the fireplace.
Breakfast was absolutely delicious. We wife and I thoroughly enjoyed playing games in the living room by the fire, sipping aperitifs and coffee.
We hope to be back as soon as possible. As someone who's worked for years in the hospitality business, I was so thoroughly impressed with this lovely inn and its proprietors.
Stan - the owner - was great taking care of us. The room was great. We stayed in a suite with a fireplace and a jacuzzi. The Inn is near every restaurant and the shops at Lee. I highly recommend this B&B.