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
We recently visited Lenox for a weekend vacation. We stayed at the Hampton Terrace Inn which was lovely and stayed in the main house. Stan, the innkeeper was very friendly and first showed us around the inn. Everything was very nice; the breakfasts were truly excellent. Stan even offered us an earlier breakfast, as we left early that Monday morning.
The Inn is in a great location within walking distance to the downtown areas and to the restaurants. Would definitely stay there again.
Had the perfect weekend getaway at Hampton Terrace. Stan and family make you feel welcome, with the amazing breakfasts pushing your stay over the top. Lenox is a great town to visit -- we have to go back to try more of the great restaurants and shops.
Well kept property, very quaint. Stayed in the carriage house. Stan was very accommodating and pleasant. We arrived late (around 10pm) and they had just lost power as a sudden storm had just blown through, Stan was waiting for us at the front door with a flashlight for us in hand and showed us the way to our room. Power came back on about an hour and half later. They clearly care about their guests. Excellent communication, addressed all our needs before arriving as well as after our arrival. We look forward to visiting again.
The room was very clean, and the service was wonderful. Stan did a great job making breakfast everything was delicious. For a bed and breakfast it was outstanding We will come back again in the future
From my initial communication through follow-up communications regarding the lavish breakfast provided, Stan's responses were quick and thorough. I suffer from a large number of food allergies and our amazing host offered generous quantities of many suitable breakfast food alternatives as well as access to a refrigerator and microwave oven for the foods I brought from home for lunches and dinners during our stay. Beyond appreciative that he enabled me to stay healthy! The rooms were clean, attractive, quiet in a small town, and well-appointed as were the common areas. Those travelling through airport security will be thrilled with the toiletries provided for guest convenience and cool-weather guests will sigh with pleasure at the easy-to-use gas fireplaces. Everything in Lenox is within walking distance; park in his close-to-rooms lot and don't think again about your car unless exploring farther afield. Stan truly thinks of everything, but also promises to address any lodging needs he might somehow have overlooked. We hope to return!