Lenox exudes easy charm, the kind which comes from being attractive and comfortably off. The industrial revolution revved through this region, but no factories were built in Lenox, leaving it pristine enough to become the Summer retreat of industrialists. The best places to stay in Lenox tend to be sprawling country escapes surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds and views of the Berkshires. But if you’re here for the annual Tanglewood Music Festival then you’ll probably find the best places to stay in Lenox a bit closer to the heart of town near Tanglewood.
If you’re not here for the festivals, then you’re probably here for the beauty and tranquility, and you’ll find a lot of both in the Pleasant Valley Wilderness Sanctuary, or the October Mountain State Forest.
Lenox also has a rather charming Scenic Railway Museum, and the home, and now museum, to the author Edith Wharton, who won the Pulitzer prize for The Age Of Innocence.
If you venture a bit further afield to Stockbridge then you can visit the Normal Rockwell Museum, Mission House, which belonged to John Sergeant - missionary to the local Mohicans, the Hancock Shaker Village Museum - it’s a museum village, and a number of very beautiful country house estates.
If you're planning to visit during the Tanglewood festival, the best places to stay in Lenox get full very quickly. So don't forget to plan well ahead.
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This luxurious Inn right in the heart of the action is an easy walk to downtown Lenox, and to live entertainment. The plush Shakespearean themed bedrooms furnished with antique pieces give an old world feel. Live musical performances enhance the already mouthwatering dining experience!
Tudor-style mansion rests in 380 acres of the Berkshires offering exquisite service, activities and business and fitness facilities. Large classic rooms have balconies. Sloane’s Tavern is a casual eatery, Mansion Dining offers stunning mountain views. Much to do for all, or relax at the spa or pool.
Grand hotel set in a sprawling 220-acre estate just outside Lenox, Massachusetts. The ivy-clad, castle-like building features traditional rooms with four-poster beds, chandeliers, antiques and floral fabrics. The dining room is magnificent, the spa luxurious, and plenty of activities are on offer.
Magnificent late 19th Century mansion in the beautiful scenery of Lenox, Massachusetts. The public and private rooms within this chateau-style hotel blend ornate grandeur with subtly modern furnishings. The French restaurant is the best in the area, and a lake and pool feature in the 22-acre grounds