in the heart of lenox, mass -- a place for all seasons

Our location

Adjacent to the nature trails of 180-acre Kennedy Park, we are 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.

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performing arts

Tanglewood

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Summer home of the BSO, just 2 miles from the inn.

 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

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Shakespeare and Company

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 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. 

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Berkshire Theater Group

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 Berkshire 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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Jacob's Pillow

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 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.  

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Museums

Norman Rockwell Museum

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This museum presents the world's largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art as the best of American illustration. 

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The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute

MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art

 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. 

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Mass MOCA

(MASS MoCA) is a museum in a converted factory building complex located in North Adams, MA.

 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. 

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Edith Wharton's The Mount

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 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 

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Ventfort Hall Mansion & Glided Age Museum

This home was a present to Sarah Morgan by her brother, J.P.Morgan in 1893.

A lovely  example of a Jacobean Rival style home given to Sarah Morgan from her brother, J.P. Morgan in 1893. 

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Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

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 The Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio is a historic house museum and former art studio in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  

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dining-Lenox, Lee, Pittsfield, Stockbridge

Alta

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 Buzzing eatery/wine bar offering a Mediterranean menu & a covered porch for outdoor dining. 

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Brava

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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. 

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Bistro Zinc

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 Bistro supplying refined takes on French fare in a chic dining room with a hopping bar scene. 

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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. 

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Frankie's

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 Homey spot offering familiar Italian-American classics & porch dining in summer.   Nell's favorite restaurant in Lenox!

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Haven

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 Upscale American breakfast & lunch cafe with an in-house bakery & patio seating. 

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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. 



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Cafe Lucia

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 Thoughtfully sourced ingredients get Italian treatment at this circa-1840 farmhouse dining room. 

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Betty's Pizza Shack

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 Laid-back eatery with colorful, surf-inspired decor offering specialty pizzas, burritos & beer. 

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Chez Nous

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 Charming bistro pairs French country classics with a big wine list in a cozy, romantic setting. 

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Salmon Run

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 Chill, family-owned bar/eatery since 1999 with down-home seafood eats & daily specials in cozy digs. 

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Timothy's

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 Easy going eatery offering pizzas, pastas & classic Italian entrees, plus a bar area. 

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District Kitchen & Bar

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 Intimate tavern featuring seasonal American fare in a modern setting, plus craft brews & cocktails. 

Nell's favorite restaurant in Pittsfield! 

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Enso Asian Bistro

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 Enso Asian Bistro offers a variety of delicious Asian cuisine and sushi in Pittsfield, MA.  

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Methuselah Bar & Lounge

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 Rustic-chic eatery & lounge serving organic wines & craft beer paired with local New American fare. 

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Once Upon A Table

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 This quaint, intimate bistro tucked away in an alley features locally sourced American dishes. 

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No. 6 Depot Roastery & Cafe

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 House-roasted coffee & simple fare served in a rustic-chic cafe with a gallery of local art. 

Nell's favorite place to escape!

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Rouge

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 Popular bistro bringing together classic French dishes, a global tapas menu & a bustling bar scene. 

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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. 

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Furnace Brook Winery

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 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. 


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Berkshire Mountain Distillers.com

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 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. 

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Big Elm Brewery

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A family owned local brewery that we have no doubt you'll enjoy some of their products.   Tim says to try the 413 Farmhouse Ale.

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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,

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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 

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health and wellness

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

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 he 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 

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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 

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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 

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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.   Nell's personal favorite.  She suggests taking a class with Gillian, Cathy G. or Nicole. 

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Rhythms Massage & Body Work

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 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), Hydrother   


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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

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Pleasant Valley Wildlife Preserve

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 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 

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Berkshire Botanical Gardens

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 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 




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Hancock Shaker Village

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 A living Shaker history museum with restored buildings, crafts & activities plus a cafe & shop. 

 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 


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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 

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Ski Butternut

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 Ski Butternut, also known as Butternut Basin, is a ski resort in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, located on Warner Mountain in The Berkshires 

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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) 

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Lenox Shops

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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Guido's

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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. 

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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. 

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Spirited Wines

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 Berkshires best extensive selection of fine wines/spirits/craft beers/artisan cheeses/gourmet foods/paninis/picnics/gift baskets 

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