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Brook Farm Inn

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

    The Comfort of Luxury, the Beauty of the Berkshires

    Secluded in the heart of the New England Berkshires, the Brook Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast offers guests the perfect place to put up their feet while exploring the nature, history, and culture of Lenox, Massachusetts.

    Offering fifteen guest rooms and one 2-room suite, guests can enjoy amenities varying from king or twin sofa beds, fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs. From the coziness of select rooms, guests have access to their own private deck overlooking the beauty of the Brook Farm Inn property: the heated-pool, acres of award winning gardens, and the gorgeous New England countryside.

    Your mornings start with a breakfast featuring legendary dishes prepared by Innkeepers Linda and Phil Halpern. Ranging from apple baked French Toasts, sundried tomato strata, and vegetable frittatas, the aroma of their home made recipes will greet you each day. If you are staying over the weekend, relax with afternoon teas, rest in a hammock, and relish in the fire lit library and a showcase “Poem of the Day.” Guests can also take advantage of special services and packages including massages, chocolate-dipped strawberries, champagne and cake, or flowers and candy.

    The Brook Farm Inn is a step away from numerous 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, historic homes, museums, shopping, and antiquing. As equally renowned for its comfort as its culture, a stay at the Brook Farm Inn is a springboard for exploring the Berkshires..



  • Introduction

    Brook Farm Inn, introduction

    There is poetry here.

    Located just down the hill and around the bend from Lenox Center, Brook Farm Inn welcomes you to the grace of its Victorian past and the comfort of the present. Lovingly furnished, this bed-and-breakfast inn offers tranquility, surrounded by an acre of 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, Saturdays and Sundays. In our firelit library, strains of classical music or jazz can be heard, and a jigsaw puzzle is always in progress. We showcase a "Poem of the Day," and sometimes guests are entertained at teatime with poetry readings or storytelling. 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, canopy beds, tv's and whirlpool tubs. Handicapped accessible rooms are available. Each is distinctive, but all are warm and intimate, and beautifully appointed with antiques and period pieces. A guest pantry and refrigerator are available.

    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.


  • 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 Linda and Phil Halpern for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Unsurpassed hospitality and friendliness, in a gracious and immaculate Victorian home, surrounded by an acre of trees and gardens with heated outdoor pool.

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

    Great breakfast and also afternoon tea with homemade scones.

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

    The Berkshires has the best possible combination of nature's beauty and bountiful cultural attractions.

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

    We keep receiving the same best compliment -- we have many guests who return to us time and time again, and who also refer us to family and friends.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The Berkshires is not just for the summer!  We're a destination for all the seasons.

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

    Hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing. Theater, concerts. Historic homes, art museums. Shopping, antiquing. Dining at fine restaurants.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The center of Lenox, with galleries, restaurants, boutiques.  Also, Shakespeare & Co., Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony), Frelinghuysen-Morris Museum.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Too many favorites to name.  We have all the menus in our library and give our guests guidance and make reservations for them.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    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.


  • Handicap Accessible

    Two handicapped accessible rooms are available in our carriage house, set in the garden, a few feet from the main building. Each room is very large, with king bed and twin sofa bed, fireplace, tv/dvd, refrigerator and coffee maker, jacuzzi tub and separate roll-in stall shower with seat. These rooms have a private deck overlooking the pool and garden.

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  • 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.

    Brook Farm Inn - Lenox, Massachusetts

    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