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 266 Reviews
Gorgeous Place!
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Wonderful service in a beautiful building.
Reviewed 1 month ago

The staff was warm and helpful from the moment I walked in. The suite was luxurious with a beautiful view (plus excellent Malin + Goetz toiletries) and walking distance to everything in the village, including Shakespeare & Company and all the wonderful restaurants and shops in town. I chose to spend a night "at home" at the Kemble with drinks by the fireplace and on the terrace, which was the perfect "welcome back to the Berkshires" experience. This is a lovely spot and highly recommended!

Incredible Weekend in the Berkshires at The Kemble Inn
Reviewed 1 month ago

My partner and I spent a long weekend in the Berkshires, and the Kemble Inn was our home-away-from-home for 5 days. The inn was incredible! The owner has painstakingly restored this historic 19th century home to its former glory, but updated it with modern amenities for a discerning clientele. The staff, James, Nick, Mary, Scott, and more, were absolutely wonderful and made every moment special! They made sure that our drinks were full, the fire was stoked, the bed was turned down, the coffee was brewing, the lights were dimmed, and anything else we wanted before we knew we wanted it. The restaurant is charming, with a world-class menu that accommodates every taste and/or dietary restriction. Breakfast on the back porch overlooking the gorgeous Berkshire mountains was a highlight!

The Kemble Inn is situated in the middle of the Berkshires, and was the perfect home base for day trips around the area to hike, explore, shop, and eat.

We've already booked the same weekend next year and can't wait to go back!!

Not a fluke for Solo traveller
Reviewed 4 months ago

Another wonderful solo meal at the Kemble Inn. Stopped in without reservation for pre theater bite and once again enjoyed a lovely table, view and meal with a Malbec that was really a treat. The food and service were excellent as always and it is one of the few places I've dined in Lenox that is this consistent. Thank you again!