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IN THE HEART OF LENOX, MASS -- A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS

OUR LOCATION

Adjacent to the nature trails of 180-acre Kennedy Park, The Cornell Inn is only 1/2 mile from the historic village of Lenox to the South, where guests meander through boutiques, eclectic art collections and fantastic restaurants.  Performing arts are just around the corner–Tanglewood is 2 miles away and Shakespeare & Company is only 1 mile down the street.

Surrounded by historic New England towns like Stockbridge and Great Barrington, the Cornell Inn is conveniently located near many cultural attractions with Tanglewood and Shakespeare and Company within 2 miles. A few of our favorite attractions are linked below.

 


 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

 

Tanglewood

Very large theater building with a curved roof lit up at night
It has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937. Tanglewood is also home to three music schools: the Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Besides classical music, Tanglewood hosts the Festival of Contemporary Music, jazz and popular artists, concerts, and frequent appearances by James Taylor, John Williams, and the Boston Pops. Only 4 minutes from the inn. 

Tanglewood

 

Shakespeare and Company

Shakespeare and Company Building in Massachusetts
Shakespeare & Company is an American theatre company located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshire region of western Massachusetts. It was founded in 1978 by artistic director Tina Packer, who stepped down in 2009. Allyn Burrows is the current artistic director. Only 3 minutes from the inn. 

Shakespeare and Company

 

Berkshire Theater Group

Distinguished brick building with stone pillars and grey slate roofBerkshire Theatre Group was created in 2010 by the merger of two of Berkshire County’s oldest cultural organizations, Berkshire Theatre Festival founded in 1928 in Stockbridge and The Colonial Theatre built in 1903 in Pittsfield. One of the largest and most exciting arts organizations in the area, BTG oversees the development, production and presentation of theatre, music and the performing arts on multiple stages. Only 10 minutes from the inn. 

Berkshire Theater Group

 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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The mission of The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is to be the leading year-round presenter of performing arts, film, educational and family programs for the Berkshires and neighboring communities. Through programs of the highest quality in dance, music, theatre and opera, we ensure a diversity of talent on the stage and screen of our beautifully restored historic theater. Our goal is to present a variety of programs that appeal to all ages and interests, at ticket prices affordable to our community. Only 10 minutes from the inn. 

Mahaiwe Performing Arts

 

Barrington Stage Company

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Barrington Stage Company is the fastest growing arts venue in Berkshire County, attracting more than 58,500 patrons each year. BSC continues to gain national recognition for its superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming who’s three fold mission is to produce top-notch, compelling work: to develop new plays and musicals and to find fresh bold ways to bring people into the theatre. Only 12 minutes from the inn. 

Barrington Stage Company

 

Jacob’s Pillow

Several ladies in red dresses with men in black matador costumes dance on an outdoor stage
Jacob’s Pillow is a dance center, school and performance space located in Becket, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. The organization is known for the oldest internationally acclaimed Summer dance festival in the United States. Only 22 minutes from the inn. 

Jacob’s Pillow

 


 

MUSEUMS

 

Norman Rockwell Museum

Copy of Norman Rockwell painting a self-portrait in a gilded frame
This museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art as the best of American illustration. Only 16 minutes from the inn. 

Norman Rockwell Museum

 

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute

Classical style white building with pillars fronting a green lawn
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, commonly referred to as the Clark, is an art museum and research institution located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. Its collection consists of European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the fourteenth to the early twentieth century. Only 41 minutes from the inn. 

The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute

 

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

Brick building with several art posters hanging from it with sign saying MASS MoCA
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) is a museum in a converted factory building complex located in North Adams, Massachusetts. It is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual art and performing arts in the United States. The complex was built by the Arnold Print Works, a business which operated on the site from 1860 to 1942, and was used by the Sprague Electric Company before its conversion. Only 42 minutes from the inn. 

Mass MOCA

 

Edith Wharton’s The Mount

White manor house set on a rise above flowering gardens and a fountain.
The Mount is a country house in Lenox, Massachusetts, the home of noted American author Edith Wharton, who designed the house and its grounds and considered it her “first real home.” The estate, located in The Berkshires, is open to the public. The property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. Only 6 minutes from the inn. 

Edith Wharton’s The Mount

 

Ventfort Hall Mansion & Glided Age Museum

Brick mansion with large portico and interesting roofline.
A lovely example of a Jacobean Rival style home given to Sarah Morgan from her brother, J.P. Morgan in 1893. Only 3 minutes from the inn. 

Ventfort Hall Mansion

 

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Artsy building with a grey and white checkered floor and glass block foyer.
The Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio is a historic house museum and former art studio in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Only 4 minutes from the inn. 

Frelinghuysen Morris House

 


 

DINING IN LENOX –  LEE – PITTSFIELD – STOCKBRIDGE

 

Alta Wine Bar

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Buzzing eatery/wine bar offering a Mediterranean menu & a covered porch for outdoor dining. Only 2 minutes from the inn. 

Alta Wine Bar

 

Brava Wine Bar

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A cozy wine bar and restaurant in downtown Lenox, Brava reminds one of a small tapas bar in Spain, a trattoria in Italy or an authentic Belgian beer bar. Only 2 minutes from the inn. 

Brava Wine Bar

 

Bistro Zinc

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Bistro supplying refined takes on French fare in a chic dining room with a hopping bar scene. Only 2 minutes from the inn. 

Bistro Zinc

 

Firefly

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Welcoming bistro lures locals with hearty New American eats, a buzzing bar & porch seating as well as live entertainment on most weekends. Only 2 minutes from the inn. 

Firefly Bistro

 

Frankie’s Ristorante

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Homey spot offering familiar Italian-American classics & porch dining in summer. Only 10 minutes from the inn. 

Frankie’s Ristorante

 

Haven Cafe & Bakery

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Upscale American breakfast & lunch cafe with an in-house bakery & patio seating. Only 10 minutes from the inn. 

Haven Cafe & Bakery

 

The Olde Heritage Tavern

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Comfy American pub set in a stately house with classic decor, deck, games on TV & nightly specials. Only 3 minutes from the inn. 

The Olde Heritage Tavern

 

Cafe Lucia

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Thoughtfully sourced ingredients get Italian treatment at this circa-1840 farmhouse dining room. Only 12 minutes from the inn. 

Cafe Lucia

 

Betty’s Pizza Shack

Casual looking restaurant with corrugated iron and colorful barstools
Laid-back eatery with colorful, surf-inspired decor offering specialty pizzas, burritos & beer. Only 3 minutes from the inn. 

Betty’s Pizza Shack

 

Chez Nous

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Charming bistro pairs French country classics with a big wine list in a cozy, romantic setting. Only 8 minutes from the inn. 

Chez Nous

 

Salmon Run Fish House

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Chill, family-owned bar/eatery since 1999 with down-home seafood eats & daily specials in cozy digs. Only 9 minutes from the inn. 

Salmon Run Fish House

 

Timothy’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Easy going eatery offering pizzas, pastas & classic Italian entrees, plus a bar area. Only 9 minutes from the inn. 

Timothy’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

 

District Kitchen & Bar

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Intimate tavern featuring seasonal American fare in a modern setting, plus craft brews & cocktails. Only 11 minutes from the inn. 

District Kitchen & Bar

 

Methuselah Bar & Lounge

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Rustic-chic eatery & lounge serving organic wines & craft beer paired with local New American fare. Only 11 minutes from the inn. 

Methuselah Bar & Lounge

 

Once Upon A Table

Long cream-sided building with outdoor seating on a summer evening.
This quaint, intimate bistro tucked away in an alley features locally sourced American dishes. Only 10 minutes from the inn. 

Once Upon A Table

 

No. 6 Depot Roastery & Café

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House-roasted coffee & simple fare served in a rustic-chic cafe with a gallery of local art. Only 12 minutes from the inn. 

No. 6 Depot Roastery & Café

 

Rouge

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Popular bistro bringing together classic French dishes, a global tapas menu & a bustling bar scene. Only 12 minutes from the inn. 

Rouge

 


 

BERKSHIRE BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES AND WINERIES

 

Balderdash Cellars

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A local winery run by a nice couple who adores their community and a good glass of wine. Only 14 minutes from the inn. 

Balderdash Cellars

 

Furnace Brook Winery

Painting of a red barn building labeled Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards.
Award-winning Furnace Brook Wines are made from Northeast and California varietals and produced here at Hilltop Orchards. The French style Cidre’, Johnny Mash hard ciders and new Apple Ice Wines are all made from estate grown apples. Only 17 minutes from the inn. 

Furnace Brook Winery

 

Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Row of whiskey bottles with multi-colored labels
Established in 2007, Berkshire Mountain Distillers (BMD) has created a line of award-winning artisanal spirits including Greylock Gin, Ethereal Gins, Ragged Mountain Rum, Ice Glen Vodka, Berkshire Bourbon and New England Corn Whiskey, currently available in 19 different states. All products are handcrafted in small batches in Sheffield, Massachusetts at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. Only 31 minutes from the inn. 

Berkshire Mountain Distillers

 

Big Elm Brewing

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A family owned local brewery that we have no doubt you’ll enjoy some of their products. Try the 413 Farmhouse Ale. Only 32 minutes from the inn. 

Big Elm Brewing

 

Berkshire Brewing Company

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A small-batch brewery specializing in ales & lagers, offering tours, tastings & a gift shop. Nell says try their Hoosac Tunnel Amber Ale. About an hour by car from the inn. 

Berkshire Brewing Company

 

Barrington Brewery & Restaurant

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Since 1995 Barrington Brewery has been serving Barn Brewed Beer and food made from scratch. They were the first brewery on the east coast to install a solar panel system that supplies solar-heated hot water for brewing and restaurant use. In 2016, they installed a 480-panel solar electric system providing two businesses with 85% of their electricity needs. Only 17 minutes from the inn.

Barrington Brewery & Restaurant

 


 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

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The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a non-profit organization that operates a health and yoga retreat in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Its 160,000-square-foot facility is a former Jesuit novitiate and juniorate seminary built in 1957. Only 8 minutes from the inn. 

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

 

Arcadian Shop

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The Arcadian Shop has been a leader in the outdoor industry since 1974. Specializing in several aspects of outdoor recreation, we have experts in biking, hiking and camping, kayaking, x-country and telemark skiing, snowshoeing, running, climbing, fashion and function clothing just to name a few. Only 1 minute from the inn. 

Arcadian Shop

 

Lenox Fit

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Set in the heart of the Berkshires, LENOX FIT is a modern fitness and wellness center. We offer professional personal training, fitness classes & massage. Only 6 minutes from the inn. 

Lenox Fit

 

Radiance Yoga

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Created in April 2011 to provide a home for Yoga enthusiasts of all levels, including interested folks who are new to Yoga, Radiance aims to impart the greatest experience and benefits of Yoga: flexibility, strength, vitality, freedom, mental clarity, vibrant health and deep relaxation. Take a class with Gillian, Cathy G. or Nicole. Only 11 minutes from the inn. 

Radiance Yoga

 

Rhythms Massage & Body Work

Massage stone with a candle and a pair of green leaves
At our studio inside Healing Rhythms Center in Lenox Massachusetts, we incorporate a wide range of massage modalities that therapists Jennifer and Omar will choose from to create a customized treatment session just for you. These modalities include Swedish, Deep tissue, Trigger point deactivation, Neuromuscular therapy (NMT), Lomi Lomi, Myofascial release, PNF, Postural Integration (PI), Hydrotherapy. Only 3 minutes from the inn. 

Rhythms Massage & Body Work

 


 

SEASONAL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

Kennedy Park Nature Preserve

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Route 7 and 20, Pittsfield Road, Lenox, MA 01240
Town-owned & maintained hardwood forest with old carriage roads & nearly 15 miles of groomed trails. Ideal for hiking, picnics, & X-country skiing. Trail map available at The Arcadian Shop and www.townoflenox.com. Only 3 minutes from the inn. 

Kennedy Park Nature Preserve

 

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Preserve

Book wooden sign for Pleasant Valley Nature Preserve
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1,142 acres wildlife sanctuary located in Lenox, Massachusetts that is owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. There are 7 miles of trails and a large pond on Yokun Brook. Only 5 minutes from the inn. 

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Preserve

 

Berkshire Botanical Gardens

Profusion of summer flowers surrounding a tall tree
The Berkshire Botanical Garden, is a 15-acre botanical garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States. Its collections contain over 3,000 species and varieties, with an emphasis on plants that thrive in the Berkshires. Only 14 minutes from the inn. 

Berkshire Botanical Gardens

 

Hancock Shaker Village

Sheep grazing on green lawn around round building
The Shakers are one of the most intriguing religious movements in American history and considered among the most successful utopian societies ever to have flourished in this country. A religious order whose members believe in pacifism, celibacy, and communal living. Only 14 minutes from the inn. 

Hancock Shaker Village

 

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

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Jiminy Peak is a mid-sized ski resort in Hancock, MA. in the Taconic Mountains In August 2007, Jiminy became the first private US business to invest in its own megawatt class wind turbine. The turbine generates approximately 35% of the annual energy used at the resort. Only 30 minutes from the inn. 

Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

 

Ski Butternut

Ski Butternut sign covered with snow
Ski Butternut, also known as Butternut Basin, is a ski resort in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, located on Warner Mountain in The Berkshires. Only 23 minutes from the inn. 

Ski Butternut

 


 

SHOPPING

 

Lee Premium Outlets

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Lee Premium Outlets®, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, with 60 stores, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. This shopping mecca is conveniently located off exit 2 of Interstate 90 (MA Turnpike). Only 12 minutes from the inn. 

Lee Premium Outlets

 

Lenox Shops

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The Village of Lenox is home to interesting and trendy shops, but shopping in our small town doesn’t end there. Chocolate Springs is only a mile from the inn, and well worth the trip. The Arcadian Shop has all the supplies and advice you will need for your outdoor adventures. Click on the link for more information. Only 1 minute from the inn. 

Lenox Shops

 

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

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For thirty nine years and counting, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace has been the premier purveyor of quality produce in Berkshire County and neighboring areas. In 1979, brothers Chris and Matt Masiero combined their backgrounds in culinary arts and produce retailing to christen the original Guido’s. From this humble roadside stand on Route 7 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Masiero brothers set about the business of bringing exceptionally fresh, robust produce to Western Massachusetts. Only 5 minutes from the inn. 

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

 

Nejaime’s Wine Cellars

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Nestled in the center of the Berkshires, Nejaime’s Wine Cellars has been a trusted purveyor of fine wines, beers, liquors and cheeses for over 40 years. Only 2 minutes from the inn. 

Nejaime’s Wine Cellars

 

Spirited Wines

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Berkshires best extensive selection of fine wines/spirits/craft beers/artisan cheeses/gourmet foods/paninis/picnics/gift baskets. Only 4 minutes from the inn. 

Spirited Wines

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