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About Lenox

The cultural hub of the beautiful Berkshires, Lenox is a gorgeous destination for history buffs and lovers of the great outdoors. Particularly popular with couples, Lenox boasts an array of historic inns, as well as indulgent retreats on expansive estates. The best places to stay in Lenox also include some fantastic, family-friendly properties, bursting with activities for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Charming and tranquil, this New England gem was once the summer retreat of wealthy industrialists, and Lenox's leafy streets are lined with striking period properties — some of which have become intimate hotels. Pop into chic boutiques, delectable eateries and many marvellous museums for a sense of Lenox’s cultural past. Author Edith Wharton’s home makes for fascinating visiting, as does the lovely Scenic Railway Museum.

Venture across to Stockbridge for Mission House and the Norman Rockwell Museum, filled with the illustrator’s work. The Hancock Shaker Village Museum offers a quirky, immersive experience, whilst some of the area’s gorgeous country estates are also open to visitors — some have excellent restaurants, or have been turned into grand hotels. Kick back by the pool, hit the golf course or the tennis courts, and unwind in blissful spas with glorious views stretching in every direction. Outdoorsy explorers will love hiking through 1300-acre Pleasant Valley Wilderness Sanctuary or the enormous October Mountain State Forest. Expect picturesque panoramas and wildlife-spotting aplenty.

The region’s biggest draw is the annual Tanglewood Music Festival — book your stay well in advance if coming at this time, as the best places to stay in Lenox fill up fast!

The Best Places to Stay in Lenox

For central Lenox

  • 33 Main is a hip, eight-bedroom inn created by local interior design entrepreneur Annie Selke in a Federal-style residence from 1836. Pint-sized and pretty, this is a top boutique pick for a romantic Lenox getaway.
  • Kemble Inn promises an exquisite fusion of Gilded Age grandeur and contemporary indulgence. Think chic interiors with warm, rich fabrics and crackling fires, as well as a small gourmet eatery tucked behind a striking blue-and-white façade. Real opulence: a brilliant wedding or honeymoon choice in Lenox.
  • Gateways Inn is a grand, 11-bedroom hotel set in a 1912 mansion in the heart of Lenox. Pick this place for its lovely bedrooms and the live music performed in the appealing restaurant.
  • Garden Gables Inn is an acclaimed small hotel with 14 rooms and suites featuring traditional country house decor. Kick back with spa treatments or laid-back pool afternoons after days of hiking in Kennedy Park and exploring Lenox Village. The property also owns a nearby winery — perfect for tours and tastings. Old-school style.
  • Hampton Terrace Inn is a charming period property with indulgent rooms and suites perfect for a couples' escape. Think roaring fires, four-poster beds, quirky antiques and sumptuous textiles. There's an outdoor swimming pool and downtown Lenox is a five-minute walk away. A gorgeous 1897 mansion.

For Families

  • Seven Hills Inn is a brilliant family pick with spacious rooms and suites offering stacks of flexible options for little ones. The leafy gardens are great for exploring, there are lawn games aplenty, a swimming pool and bikes to ride. Cosy up around the firepit for s'mores in the evenings. A laid-back countryside B&B.
  • Wyndhurst Manor & Club promises swish, contemporary interiors in an imposing Tudor Revival mansion set amidst 380 acres of verdant grounds. Stay here for myriad activities and facilities for guests of all ages, including a huge pool, soothing spa, an 18-hole golf course and delightful eateries. Book a cottage if travelling as a family.

For Country Estate Luxury

  • Blantyre is an intimate retreat with 23 elegant rooms, suites and cottages on a 110-acre estate close to Lenox. Built in 1902, the castle-like residence features classically elegant interiors with a soothing colour palette and gorgeous views. There's tennis, hiking, a splendid spa and an exquisite restaurant headed by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud. Very romantic.
  • Wheatleigh is a magnificent Italianate mansion with 19 sophisticated suites featuring antique pieces and impressive artwork. Stay here for the sense of grandeur, the beautifully-landscaped grounds and on-site eatery The Portico by Jeffery Thomson, which showcases modern French gastronomy. A honeymoon favourite.

For a Wellness Retreat

  • Canyon Ranch Lenox offers an extensive wellness programme in a striking lakeside location. Take dance classes, guided canoeing excursions or nature walks before tucking into nutritious fare and enjoying restorative spa treatments. Set in the Bellefontaine Mansion, this property has a dedicated wellness ethos, intended to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY COTTAGE

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Albany International Airport, an hour's drive away, or to Boston's Logan International Airport, which is just over two hours from Lenox.
  • Massachusetts is great for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Travel during the summer months (June to August) for the warmest weather, but do be aware that this is peak season. Come in the spring (April - May) or autumn (September - October) for fewer crowds and great hotel deals. Expect bitterly cold winters!

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Best Hotels in Lenox

  • Seven Hills Inn Lenox 57 rooms from £103

    Business meetings  -  Boasts 5,000 sq ft of meeting space; forest-facing rooms, ballroom and outdoor break-out spaces for team-building and activities
    Country Escape  -  Spend idyllic days exploring by bike, playing games on the expansive grounds, swimming or making s'mores at the outdoor firepit
    Families  -  With cots, babysitting, self-catered family rooms and acres of grounds for playing, this will suit those with kids of all ages
    Weddings  -  Excellent year-round option, boasting room for friends & family, indoor and outdoor venues and mountain or mansion backdrops
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    Countryside retreat with large grounds, outdoor pool and mountain views. Spacious contemporary rooms with colourful minimalist style are set over historic Manor, Carriage and Terrace houses. Enjoy sun terrace, lawn games, ornate lounges, bar and firepit. Great base for families, exploring or events. See More

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  • Gateways Inn Lenox 11 rooms from £140

    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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    This luxurious inn is within easy walking distance of downtown Lenox. The sumptuous bedrooms furnished with antique pieces give an old-world feel. Live musical performances enhance the already mouth-watering dining experience! See More

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  • Wyndhurst Manor & Club Lenox (Massachusetts) 46 rooms from £152

    Tennis  -  Head to the tennis courts for a knock around or a lesson.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
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    Tudor-style mansion set in 380 acres of the Berkshires offering exquisite service, activities and facilities. Swish, contemporary rooms have balconies. Sloane’s Tavern is a casual eatery, 1894 Fireside Bistro & Bar is a chic spot. Unwind at the pool or spa after active days. See More

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  • Garden Gables Inn Lenox 15 rooms from £155

    Active Holiday  -  Skiing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and riding are just some of the activities offfered in the area
    Local exploring  -  Discover the Berkshires with its rich history, beautiful scenery and abundance of activities
    Fishing  -  Enjoy a day of excellent bass fishing on a private 125-acre lake
    Restrictions on children  -  The Inn welcomes children age 13 and older
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    An intimate and historic inn set on the outskirts of Lenox village. Traditional rooms feature four-poster beds, wood-burning stoves and L'Occitane products. Spot birds in the tranquil garden, lounge by the pool and enjoy homemade country breakfasts on the porch. A tranquil getaway. See More

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  • Blantyre Lenox 23 rooms from £215

    Back to Nature  -  The hotel is set in a 220-acre country estate with woodland and manicured gardens, perfect for exploration and relaxation
    Active Holiday  -  The perfect active holiday- skiing, snow-shoeing, ice-skating, swimming, golf and tennis are all available on-site
    Country Escape  -  The ivy-clad building resembles a traditional English manor or castle on a sprawling estate
    Spa  -  The Potting Shed, featuring a greenhouse with a hot tub, steam room, sauna, outdoor pool, and an array of treatments
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Relais & Chateaux

    Grand hotel on a sprawling 110-acre estate just outside Lenox, Massachusetts. The ivy-clad, castle-like building features elegant rooms with beautiful views. Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud heads up the magnificent dining experience, the spa is luxurious and plenty of activities are on offer. See More

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  • Hampton Terrace Inn Lenox 14 rooms from £169

    Local exploring  -  Discover the rich history, music, fine arts and outdoor activities of the area, Hampton terrace is the perfect base
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Arrowhead the 18th century farmhouse where Melville wrote Moby-Dick it is a National Historic Landmark
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated outdoor pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day)
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over the age of 12 are welcome
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    A historic and charming inn nestled in the charming Berkshires outside of Lennox. Chic and comfortable rooms decorated with period decor, four-poster beds, cosy fireplaces and two-person spa baths. Take a dip in the pool or wander the lush gardens. Breakfasts are homemade; an intimate stay. See More

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  • 33 Main Lenox 8 rooms from £252

    Honeymoons  -  With stunning suites, nightly cocktail hour and a selection of fantastic cultural events nearby, this makes a fab mini-moon
    Romantic Break  -  Encourages long lazy mornings; plush bedding, fluffy carpets and stand-alone tubs mean it's easy to not leave the room
    Sights nearby  -  The area abounds in historic homes & gardens; visit Ventfort Hall, Naumkeag House, The Mount & Berkshire Botanic Gardens
    Adult Only  -  Guests aged 21 and above are welcome at the inn
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    Exquisite boutique inn housed in immaculate 19th-century Federal-style home. Run by a home-furnishings guru, guests are spoiled with the best of the best; expect Ralph Lauren wallpaper & Hasten beds. Each beautifully curated yet cosy space is a joy to be in with art, decor and furnishings on point. See More

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  • Kemble Inn Lenox 9 rooms from £308

    Weddings  -  Book out the property on an exclusive-use basis for a small but sophisticated wedding with expansive grounds and mountain views
    Local exploring  -  A fitting base for revisiting the Gilded Age; the property fits in with the area's grandeur & is walking distance to most sites
    Honeymoons  -  Exquisite suites scream honeymoon with enormous wood-burning fireplaces, jetted tubs and mountain views from bed
    Restaurant  -  Table Six restaurant is where guests enjoy breakfast, but is also open to the public in the evening for fine dining
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    Gilded-Age mansion boasting contemporary levels of luxury. Suites are the perfect balance of old and new, think period features but modern comforts. Enjoy fine dining, breakfast on the veranda, large lawned garden and series of grand but cosy fireside lounges. Celebrate special occasions in style. See More

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  • Wheatleigh Lenox 19 rooms from £332

    Active Holiday  -  Activites on offer include golf, horse riding, biking, fishing, hot-air ballooning and skiing.
    Country Escape  -  The hotel is set in 22 acres of landscaped gardens, and features an outdoor pool and a lake
    Restaurant  -  The lavish Dining Room is decorated with antique mirrors, chandeliers and a marble fireplace, and serves French-inspired dishes
    Swimming Pool  -  The outdoor swimming pool is hidden in the gardens, surrounded by leafy trees and colourful flowers
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    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 See More

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  • Canyon Ranch Lenox Lenox 126 rooms from £617

    Active Holiday  -  Group hikes and bike rides, yoga and aquatics, creative arts, wellness presentations and fitness classes – 35+ choices every day
    Total relaxation  -  Explore the beautiful Berkshires, expansive luxury spa and fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts
    Spa breaks  -  Guests have access to fitness trainers, nutritionists, spiritual wellness guides, physicians and certified de-burdeners
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    An all-inclusive lakeside wellness retreat, set in the Bellefontaine Mansion, in the heart of the Berkshires. Chic and spacious rooms and suites with ample natural light and marble bathrooms. Indulge in R&R with wellness programs, an indoor & outdoor pool, ample activities and nutritious meal plans. See More

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