4.5
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What We Love

  • Intimacy: The inn has only 13 guestrooms
  • It’s an easy five-minute walk to downtown Lenox
  • Lovely art and decor throughout the building, including an original Esther Williams
  • Stellar in-house restaurant with two dining rooms and terrace
  • Spacious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs in some and rainfall showerheads

What To Know

  • A great Boston getaway: The inn is about two-and-a-half hours away by car
  • Only children 12 years and over are permitted
  • No elevator in the building
  • Pets are not permitted
  • The inn’s front side faces a main road
  • There is no room service available, and reservations are recommended for dinner at the restaurant

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Drive up to the stately Kemble Inn with its grand Palladian windows, and all stereotypes of Berkshires B&B preciousness quickly melt away. Built in 1881 by then–Secretary of State Frederick T. Frelinghuysen as a “summer cottage,” the structure maintains the spirit of its elegant age but impresses with eclectic, updated interiors.

Expect a mix of modern and imperial art (from local favorite Esther William’s stunner in the den to a wall of Queen Elizabeth portraits), dome-backed French Regency–inspired chairs in the lobby and a glossy grand piano adorned by a bust in its same shiny hue.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/3089/prop-80203-1344450283-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The inn was built in 1881 but has a thoroughly modern look.”}

Rooms have warm natural hues and clean lines, crisp white couches, HD flat-screens and plush Ralph Lauren linens. Spacious marble and beadboard bathrooms feature his-and-hers sinks, rainfall showers stocked with Aveda products and (if you’re lucky) a Jacuzzi tub built for two.

Except for the enchanting bell toll from the church across the street, it is surprisingly quiet throughout the evening despite the property’s road-front location. Nights are best spent at the restaurant, beginning with a signature Kembleton cocktail (Tanqueray, Campari, grapefruit juice) and then feasting on the prix-fixe menu, with selections like lump crab cakes and roasted lamb.

With its expansive terrace providing mountains views and convenient downtown-Lenox locale, the inn strikes a perfect balance between living-in-nature relaxation and cultural accessibility. It’s a fitting representation of the Berkshires region itself: an alluring paradox of mountainous wilderness and world-class arts and dining.

How to Get There

Kemble Inn
2 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 269 Reviews
Another one for the books :)
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve have had the pleasure of staying at Kemble Inn a half a dozen time over the past three years – and always have a wonderful time. My partner and I enjoy smaller, upscale, boutique properties and Kemble always delivers. If you’re a fan of deliberate interior design and care about your surroundings this place is for you. The new bar doesn’t hurt either – except the next morning after one too many cocktails…!!
Thanks again Kemble Inn peeps!

This property is significantly overhyped
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is worn out, centrally located, but not beautifully situated. The service is passable, the amenities not impressive. Either pay a little more and stay in one of the real luxury properties or pick a local bed and breakfast that will likely execute better than here at a far lower rate.

Winter get-away to the Berkshires - Kemble Inn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say enough great things about this place. We decided to get out of the city for a few days, and my wife picked the Kemble Inn based on a Google site.
The building is absolutely gorgeous. Period furniture, beautiful lounges to relax in, and a modern, yet historically appropriate room with fireplace, steam sauna shower room, and a very comfy bed and matress.
The best part of our stay there were the people. Mary, James and James were incredible. We felt incredibly spoiled during our stay. We didn't really need to ask for anything, since they were always asking if there was anything we wanted! There was a blizzard over the weekend, and we stayed on an extra day for ML King's birthday. We hunkered down and had a relaxing and pleasant stay. Since it was off-season many of the rooms were empty, and we had M, J &J catering to us almost exclusively.
Can't say enough good things about our stay, except to mention our walks to downtown Lenox to explore some of the local restaurants. when we were staying in the Kemble had a top-notch chef and great food and drinks.
Thanks M, J & J!!
Mark and Jeanette

Gorgeous Place!
Reviewed 3 months ago

My partner and I visited the Kemble Inn for the second time this past weekend! The staff was very friendly, attentive and very customer service driven.

Check out their website: kembleinn.com
We stayed in room 207 this time. It was spacious, clean and the decor was gorgeous! (Lots of Ralph Lauren- which is one of my favs).
Our last trip we stayed in 204 which is literally fit for a King!! Even the fussiest 5 Stat traveler would be beyond happy with this room, and Kemble Inn all together.
I should also mention the food and in house dining at Table Six was incredible. Lots of options and everything on the menu is spectacular! No need to leave the building for dinning when the best is right downstairs!!!

I would strongly recommend Kemble as quiet weekend get away, a event venue or even a quiet week away from the city!

Luxury, Beauty, and Relaxation in the Berkshires
Reviewed 3 months ago

We had a wonderful visit to the Kemble Inn. This place is fully restored and has all the charm of the past with the modern luxuries one would expect and more.

Staff
We were greeted at the door and the check in process was casual and effortless. Our room wasn't ready as we arrived early. Mary was so gracious, welcomed us in, took our bags, brought us two glasses of wine, and had us relax outside on the veranda overlooking the mountains. The view is beautiful and the mood was very relaxed.

Room
Our room (#101) was huge and beautifully decorated. The bathroom was outfitted with Waterworks fixtures, marble, fluffy towels, and quality bath products.The steam shower was unexpected and wonderful after a long day exploring the area. The wood burning fireplace in our room was also a highlight as the evening were chilly during our visit.

Location
The inn is located in a central location within walking distance to restaurants, coffee, and local shops. We did some local sightseeing, The Mount, Ventfort Hall, and some gallery hopping. Overall the town of Lenox was very charming and the people were friendly.

Food
We had dinner at the inn (Table Six) two nights and the food was great. Make sure to make reservations as this place seems really popular. The dining room overlooks the mountains which is beautiful. The leaves had just started to change so the colors were beautiful. Food and wine were excellent. Staff was attentive without being overbearning. We also had dinner at Brava in town which was also very good. Nick at the front desk was kind enough to call and make reservations for us which was helpful.

Bonus
We arrived late one evening and James was kind enough to light a fire for us in the lounge after all the other guests had turned in. We didn't feel like going straight to or room. It was so nice to have the place ourselves. He even found us a bottle of wine long after the bar had closed which was greatly appreciated as we like to stay up late.

Overall
Beautiful Place. Luxury rooms. Private. No kids. Boutique experience. Great service. Highly recommended.