The Old Inn on the Green
What We Love
- Yankee magazine's number-one pick for Best Historic Inn in New England, with breakfast and more
- Curling up by the crackling fireplace and daydreaming about the inn’s 1760s days
- Appreciating the property’s awards, like the top spot on Yankee magazine’s list of Best Historic Inns
- Starting each morning with a delicious complimentary breakfast
- Trying out the seasonal, farm-to-table restaurant, a Zagat Best of the Berkshires pick
What To Know
- Ideal for those who prefer a rustic country escape over a sleek city stay
- The inn is a few miles outside the nearest town (New Marlborough)
- Cell phone reception can be spotty, but there's free WiFi
- The small pool is seasonal
- Pet-friendly property; the owners have a 12-year-old chocolate lab who often interacts with guests
Head back to nature and back in time at The Old Inn on the Green, in the
fields and meadows of New Marlborough. Fresh off of its 2015
endorsement from Yankee magazine – the publication gifted it the
number-one spot in a Best Historic Inns roundup – this bed-and-breakfast
is as impressive as ever, which is to say that it still feels just like
the old days. The two-story double-gallery home holds fast to its
elegant, traditional spirit, having been founded in the 1760s as a
It’s not only Yankee, but Travel + Leisure,
which has praised the rustic atmosphere; the magazine called it “one of
our favorite American winter retreats” for that reason (among others).
TripAdvisor, meanwhile, awarded a Certificate of Excellence to both The
Old Inn, while its restaurant was a Zagat Best of the Berkshires
pick. This fine-dining room prepares scrumptious dishes, like soups and
vegetable polentas, based on what’s fresh and in season at local farms.
After all, since you’re in the country, there’s no shortage of these, or
of other pastoral pleasures to make your days in the area as idyllic as
Your rustic Deluxe room will be individually
decorated in the rustic, historic style that defines the hotel. These
comfortable abodes, which hold either a king or queen bed, recalls the
18th century in their elegance and simplicity.
The fine-dining room at the inn is a draw in and of itself, a Zagat
Best of the Berkshires pick with a TripAdvisor Certificate of
Excellence. Come here for a memorable meal, designed around ingredients
available at local farms. Some recent highlights include
roasted-red-pepper soup and vegetable polenta, but the seasonal nature
of the menu means dishes are often a surprise – something Yankee magazine likened to unpacking a Christmas stocking.
in the Berkshires town of New Marlborough, the property is immersed in
fields and meadows and an easy drive from other bucolic sights. In
winter, ski at Butternut or Jiminy Peak; in warmer months, scout out a
trail for a hike or bike ride. Year-round, the area boasts a vibrant art
scene, so pay your respects to the iconic art of Norman Rockwell at the
museum of his name, or visit any number of local galleries or shops of
How to Get There
Let’s get ( what I consider to be )the very few negatives out of the way first...
It’s not next door... getting there is long and winding and not a drive I’d care to make in heavy rain or any kind of snow...
It is what is SAYS it is...OLD ! Many changes and needed updates have been made to the various structures on the site, but there are also many features that date to its history that have been left alone... We loved the updated bathroom/jacuzzi/shower in our suite, but were taken aback when we saw that no apparent structural changes have been made in much of the public access areas of the main building - dining is totally by candlelight !! A wonderful experience that happens in the “mural room” !!!
That said, we loved our stay because of the EXPERIENCE!!! Our host and hostess could not have been more accommodating, and the dinners were totally delicious ! ( Locally, the Old Inn on the Green is destination dining !)
Found this rare find on the internet. It was built in 1760....an oldie but goodie. The main house had the charm of an old establishment. The three dining g rooms were lit by candlelight and there were fireplaces in each. The chef was incredible, dinners were a joyous experience. We ate there both nights. Breakfast was included, it is a B&B, in a different room. Large assortment of fresh fruit, home-baked bread and pastries, eggs made to order. Our bedroom was huge with bathtub, shower, fireplace, our own porch. Pool was outside our room. We were not in the main house because I needed a first floor room. Can’t wait to go back again next year. ????
Myself and 2 girlfriends chose the Inn as our location for a girls getaway weekend. It's in a lovely town, New Marlborough, however before you visit you have to know a few things: 1) There's very little, if any, cell service at the inn/or in the town 2) The inn has Wifi but it doesn't work bc of the remoteness of the town. So if no cell service and no wifi is going to be a problem for you then you should stay in Great Barrington or Lenox.
The inn itself is really very pretty: old, historic, grounds are beautiful, in-ground pool is clean and welcoming. We didn't wind up eating at the Inn for dinner, because we were looking for a bit more action and headed into GB and Lenox for dinners on both nights. But it was certainly packed at dinner time! Breakfast was served, and the pastries were delicious. However, I do agree that for the price point and location of the inn there should be a full cooked breakfast included and offered in the room rate.
We stayed in room 202 in the cottage house. The towels in the bathroom as well as the comforter one of the beds had a very strong mildew smell. Meredith was kind enough to bring us a new comforter and towels, but they should check and make sure there isn't any mildew on the linens at room cleaning. When you call the front desk you often don't get an answer and wind up having to walk over to the inn (which isn't a huge deal bc it's a beautiful place and being outside is nice) but just something to note. We asked for an ironing board and iron and had to walk it back to the room ourselves. Not something a guest should really have to do but again, not the end of the world.
Overall it was a lovely stay and Peter and Meredith were very nice. However, I do think that for the cost and the location of the inn, they could provide better 'customer service' to the guests (providing a full cooked breakfast, answering the phone in the main office and delivering an iron/ironing board to the room for example.) It was a beautiful getaway weekend in the Berkshires!