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In June 2010, this landmark property, within walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Lenox, was purchased by new owners who will bring some contemporary flair to this 140-year old mansion. Located on the hill top of two elevated acres; Kemble Inn offers open views of the splendid Berkshire Mountains. This oasis of green space in the center of Lenox is equally suited for your next personal getaway, as it is for weddings, anniversaries, reunions, corporate meetings and special events.
Location, Location, Location...
Kemble Inn is in the heart of the Berkshires, an area rich with theatre, music and dance including the summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra's Tanglewood, Berkshire and Williamstown Theatre, Shakespeare & Company and Jacob's Pillow.
Originally built in 1881 by President Chester Arthur's Secretary of State, Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, the Kemble Inn has since graced the town of Lenox, MA with its stately grandeur. A welcoming foyer and sweeping staircase with its Palladian window are the testament to the elegance and opulence of a bygone era - but for you to enjoy! At the turn of the 19th century Berkshires was a haven for the wealthiest of Americans. Here, they built their splendid mansions, "The Berkshire Cottages", in the richness of styles that reflected the taste and aspirations of their owners. An example of this wealth of expression is Ventfort Hall and just across the street The Kemble Inn. Both were designed by renowned architects of the time, Arthur Rotch and George Tilden, but in styles so vastly different - that the two do not seem of the same era.
The Kemble Inn is available for your next special event, weather that is a corporate meeting or retreat, a family reunion, or holiday dinner party.
y. In just over one short year, we have hosted many weddings ranging in size from 40 up to 175 people (with more weddings this September).We have hosted birthday parties, girls getaway weekends, and family reunions. We have also had the pleasure of hosting entire groups of friends and family, here in the Berkshires for other occasions such as weddings at other venues. When a group takes over the entire mansion and uses the property as one large home, it results in a special energy and good times for everyone.
The Kemble Inn is well suited for intimate weddings. A list of commonly asked questions and more information on the properties can be found in our Weddings Brochure.
Handicap AccessibleKemble Inn is handicap accessible. Second and third floor are not handicap accessible, nor is there an elevator in the building.