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
Keep bringing friends up here to experience the Inn. Meredith and Peter are always super accommodating. Incredible eggs for breakfast. The dinner, as always, as good as any restaurant I have tried.
We did the mid week 2 night package, that you can’t beat. Diner is valued at $46, so either the pre fix or order whatever and use the value towards it. Could resist the Foie Gras, or butter poached lobster and scallop app. The amuse was an incredible tasted Beet bite. Duck cooked to perfection, and rack of lamb. We were lucky enough to dine in a private room, just us, and candle light. Brought a special bottle of wine $35 corkage, but worth it. Great wine list, but $$$$.
Box lunch from there nearby bakery
Always incredible, make sure you get utensils. Have a picnic at York Lake, just a few minutes away.
Live music at The Barn, in nearby town, was a nice way to spend he night.
The Old Inn is located in a quiet, tiny town in western MA near the Connecticut border. It feels far from active communities, but it's not so far that there's nothing to do within a reasonable distance.
The antique Inn has two buildings. We were in the main building and we recommend that you select it. You'll feel like you are back in time. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The smaller building has a nice gathering room, so it is a good choice for those traveling with a group.
One thing that was confusing was the 10% service charge (which is mentioned on their web site but it does not state that it is added when you include dinner with your stay). The web site listed a charge of $260 for the room we selected. While making the reservation, they asked if we would have dinner there and we agreed. When our dinner bill arrived we were told that we received a $91 discount as a promotion. That wasn't correct as the final bill for our stay showed a charge of $360 for our room, not $260. When we saw the final bill, we did not understand why the waitress called the $91 a promotion--we paid an extra $100 for our room for the "promotion." We had left a tip of 20% for the waitress before discovering that we were charged an additional 10% for the meal; this means we paid for a 30% gratuity. I must mention that the meal was delicious and the wine list was unusually deep. Wine lovers will love it.
Ask for directions to their store a mile or so away.
Runners: there are a few options. You can run along the old state road on which the Inn is located as there isn't much traffic. There is a dirt road on the left side of the Inn that offers a quiet run. The third option is the road across the street from the Inn. There are hills on all three options.
Wheelchair users: we did not see an accessible entry.
The restaurant is the best. Amazing food and incredible wines. The Sommeliere James have great Recomendacion with the best relations price and quality. The ambient is great. The service is wonderful. The hotel is a house from 1760. Incredible
We returned late last October for a wonderful stay and dinner. When you stay here, just remember to "let go" and not expect all the modern amenities you may get in a city hotel. We heard people complaining because the rooms were "old". HELLO! You are staying at an Inn from the 1700's that is charming. You get peace and quiet, charming ambience, a beautiful setting and wide plank oak floors - that are creaky. We have now stayed three times - first time here in the autumn, so enjoyed a different menu and experience in the dining room. Great staff and service. The dinner was superb. Fabulously fresh farm-to-table ingredients made our salad starters memorable. Loved the cheese course with dessert wine to top off our meal! We look forward to returning in July!
One might call this place a hidden gem. It is very old and very authentic. The owners and staff are caring and friendly, the kitchen turns out fantastic breakfasts and wonderful dinners, and they own the most charming little restaurant (which is down the road a piece) which offers excellent lunches (and a dazzling variety of desserts).