A B&B stay in one of the historic Berkshire Cottages, on 32 scenic meadow-view acresSleeping at a landmarked Berkshire Cottage where FDR and Queen Wilhelmina met in the 1940s
Raiding the guest pantry, stocked with tea, cookies and more, and sipping evening port
Playing a few notes on the Fodor’s-reviewed inn’s grand piano, after your complimentary breakfast
Exploring the Berkshires, from mile-away Main Street to the Norman Rockwell Museum
What To Know
The inn's grounds have a heated swimming pool, tennis court, horseshoe pit and archery spot
For the most privacy, book the Roosevelt Suite which has its own TV room, wood-burning fireplace, Jacuzzi tub and king-size sleigh bed
Innkeepers Bruce and Ronnie are go-to resources for everything to do in the area
A lovely Berkshires bed-and-breakfast where FDR once came to meet the Holland's Queen Wilhelmina
England or New England? No need to choose – have the best of both at Devonfield Inn. This beautiful bed-and-breakfast looks like it was plunked from Britain and placed in the Berkshires, with its historic country-style architecture from the 1800s; it’s set on 32 acres that overlook a meadow and the Berkshire Hills, and its interiors feature plush armchairs and floral wallpaper that could have come straight from a Cotswolds cottage. You could very much imagine European royals staying over, and indeed, they have – Holland’s Queen Wilhelmina and her daughters spent several months here in 1942.
But so has one of America’s royals (as it were) – FDR came to visit the queen during her stay – and this Fodor’s-reviewed Select Registry property also pays homage to its American history. In fact, its owners acquired the inn so as to preserve a building listed as a Berkshire Cottage, a prestigious architectural honor. And surrounding Lee’s culture, and that of this region in Massachusetts, will be a vital part of your vacation, whether you visit the Rockwell Museum, see a seasonal dance performance at Jacob’s Pillow or shop on Main Street. At the end of the day, drink complimentary port, and decide whether to sip tea like a Brit or munch on popcorn like an American – the guest pantry stocks both.
Good to know
Our advertised lowest rate is available November through February, but every bookable date is still the lowest price for that room, on that night, that you'll find anywhere online.
Each room at Devonfield is individually decorated and named, but all share a high standard of comfort, offering pillow-top mattresses and flat-screen TVs – you can borrow DVDs to watch from the inn’s video library. You’ll even receive some complimentary cognac and handmade chocolates that were made in the area.Deluxe rooms are larger than the Standard accommodations; some Deluxe accommodations offer fireplaces, while others feature a jetted bath or separate sitting room.
When you’re not playing a few notes on the grand piano, explore Lee’s mile-away Main Street, which is rich in old-fashioned charm – think historic pharmacies and hardware stores. Or, head into the other Berkshires towns, to experience the marvelous natural scenery; summer hiking and kayaking and winter skiing and snowshoeing are highly recommended. You’re also in a major arts destination, and catching a show at dance capital Jacob’s Pillow (open seasonally) or chamber-music venue Tanglewood, plus visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum, are fabulous ways to pass a few lazier hours.