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Brook Farm Inn

15 Hawthorne Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240
Innkeeper(s): Angela Lomanto and John Nelson
  • Summary

    Perfect Pace, Lovely Place in the Berkshires

    Secluded in the heart of Western Massachusetts in the Berkshire Mountains,  Brook Farm Inn offers guests the perfect place to put up their feet while exploring nature, history, and culture all of which is plentiful in or around Lenox.

    Offering fourteen guest rooms plus a 2-room suite, guests can enjoy a variety of  room configurations with twin beds, queen beds or kings or combinations.  Many of our rooms have fireplaces which are original to the 1882 home. Some rooms are grand and spacious and others are cozy; all have modern touches like WiFi, en suite baths, and air conditioning.  Because some mobile phones have weak signals in our gorgeous New England hills and valleys, we offer free, unlimited domestic calling.  

    Your mornings start with a breakfast featuring healthy yet delicious dishes prepared by the Innkeepers with an emphasis on locally sourced treats.  We serve only Berkshire Mountain Bakery breads, Harney Teas, coffee roasted by No. Six Depot, local eggs andn yogurt, Bola Granola, and freshly squeezed orange juice along with other juices, fresh fruit, Irish oatmeal with toppings, and a homemade "sweet" each morning. Some of our guest favorites are our own carrot cake, plum torte, apple torte, strawberry/ricotta scones, and many other dishes.

    There are many special ways we make your stay more relaxing and memorable. In our newly redesigned massage studio, a team of licensed therapists cater to your request for either individual massages or couples massage.  If you are celebrating, we can provide flowers, cakes, or chocolates for your special someone. 

    The Brook Farm Inn is only a few minutes away from activities and cultural discoveries. Your stay will take you from the peace of your room to the sounds of the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood or the stunning display of Americana at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Enjoy hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, theater, concerts, house museums, art museums, boutiques and mall shopping, and antiquing.  A stay at the Brook Farm Inn is a springboard for exploring the Berkshires.

     

     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Angela, John, and Robert for sharing their own insights with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We offer some of the warmest  hospitality in the Berkshires, in a gracious and immaculate;y clean Victorian home where our guests can feel comfortable and enjoy sunshine near our pool or the shade of the trees that surround the inn.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We love to serve great breakfasts and also love to encourage guests to enjoy their getaways whether they are relaxing or very active. 

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Our guests love the fresh air,  the foodie culture, the arts, and the outdoors all in combination. 

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    When a guest says they have slept better than they have in a long time, we know we've created a space that is very comfortable in many ways. 

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    There are so many!  You'll have to tell us what you like and we'll share the secret that matches, for instance, Flag Rock for hikers.  WIndy Hill Farm for perennials.  Curtisville Consortium for chamber music.  Just ask, the list goes on and on. 

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We will help guide our guests depending on their interests and energy levels.  There is plenty to see and experience for two weeks in the Berkshires at any time of year.  This is a conversation we love to have with guests before they arrive. 

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes, we are a ten-fifteen minute walk to the center of Lenox, with its galleries, restaurants, boutiques.  Shakespeare & Co., Tanglewood Music Center (summer home of the Boston Symphony),  Ventfort Hall, Kripalu Yoga Center and the Frelinghuysen-Morris Home are a three minute drive. 

    What is your favorite restaurant in Lenox?

    There are several for dinner  -- Bistro Zinc, Brava,  Cafe Lucia, Firefly, Nudel, Prime Steakhouse, Table Six.   We have all the menus in our library and give our guests guidance and make reservations for them.  There are also different restaurants for lunch.  

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We direct our guests to 1Berkshire for a calendar and guide to the region:  www.berkshires.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    15 rooms, including one 2-room suite.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets, but we can recommend a pet resort nearby.

     

  • Introduction

    Brook Farm Inn, introduction

    Located close to the center of Lenox's center in a quiet, residential neighborhood, Brook Farm Inn welcomes you to the grace of its Victorian past and the comfort of the present. Lovingly furnished, our inn offers tranquility, surrounded by  award-winning gardens, and a tradition of poetry and literature.

    At Brook Farm Inn, a sumptuous breakfast buffet awaits you in the morning, and afternoon tea and scones on Fridays and Saturdays. In our library or from the front porch in the summer, strains of classical music or jazz can be heard.  Swim in our heated pool; relax in the hammock or on the porch.

    Dining Room

    Our guest rooms have private baths, air conditioning, ceiling fans, phones, and hair dryers. Some have fireplaces, tv's and whirlpool tubs. Handicapped accessible rooms are available. Each is distinctive, but all are warm and intimate.  A guest pantry houses two small refrigerators, an ice machine, a Kuerig machine and cookies. 

    A short walk will find you in historic Lenox village. The area offers Tanglewood and other concerts, theater, dance, museums, hiking, skiing, restaurants and shopping, and breathtaking scenery. When you have finished exploring for the day, come home to us at Brook Farm Inn. Our hospitality is unsurpassed. 

     

     

  • Accessible Rooms

    Two barrier free rooms are available in our carriage house.  Adjacent to the gardens, each room is very large, with a king bed and twin sofa bed, fireplace, tv/dvd, refrigerator and coffee maker, jacuzzi tub and separate roll-in shower with seat. These rooms, Shadowood Green and Shadowood Burgundy share a deck overlooking the pool and garden.

  • Garden Pictures

    Gardens

    Gardens

  • How To Find Us

    Brook Farm Inn is approximately 45 minutes from Albany, 2 1/2 hours from Boston, 1 1/2 hours from Hartford, and 3 hours from New York City.

     

    From Points South

    1. New York Thruway to Exit 21A or the Taconic Parkway to the end
    2. Travel East on Rte. 90 to the Mass Pike, Exit 2 (Lee)
    3. Turn right onto Rte. 20 West to a left turn onto Rte. 183 (also called Walker Street)
    4. Proceed to large monument in Lenox and make a sharp left onto Old Stockbridge Road
    5. The Police station is on your left
    6. Travel down the hill to Hawthorne St., first right turn

    From Points West

    1. From Albany take Rte. 90 East to Mass Pike to Exit 2
    2. Follow directions as above