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Stunning Renovations at Cornell Inn

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One important aspect of staying at a bed and breakfast versus a hotel is the atmosphere, from charming cottage and timeless tradition to elegant Victorian and modern luxury. The furnishings, style, look and feel are all part of the unique B&B experience. This is why we are thrilled to announce what is happening here at the historic Cornell Inn in the Berkshires. After recently purchasing this stunning historic property, we decided some updates were in order, to both our website and our property. So, we have joined forces with The Kaleidoscope Project to redesign a selection of our 28 guest rooms and suites, as well as the common areas. Each of these 18 guest rooms will feature its own unique design. So, prepare to be amazed by the stunning renovations at historic Cornell Inn in the Berkshires.

Note: While we undergo renovations, we are taking reservations for stays beginning in June 2021. Reserve your room now to be one of the first guests to experience this modern transformation in a beautiful and historic setting in Lenox, MA.

About the Renovations

We will design 10 of our guest rooms located in the historic McDonald House (c. 1777). At the same time, 22 of the Kaleidoscope Project’s A-list designers have been assigned the remaining 18 rooms and common areas of the Main House (c. 1888) and Carriage House (c. 1889). These talented designers will use their individual perspective to create beautiful and unique designs for each room while applying one of three tenets and color themes: rest (neutral), reflection (cool), and rejuvenation (warm).

What Does this Mean for You?

You will enjoy the beauty and comfort of modern luxuries in this timeless transformation, while simultaneously experiencing a taste of history on our 18th century property. What’s more, each time you stay at the Cornell Inn, you can reserve a different guest room for a completely unique experience. While the aesthetics may differ, you can rest assured that our luxurious amenities and exceptional guest services will remain the same.

Exceptional Guest Experience

The Cornell Inn is so much more than just a bed and breakfast. While in your guest room you can enjoy the warmth of a wood-burning fireplace, the convenience of a refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker, and the comfort of an A/C for those warm summer days. Outside, our 4-acre property encompasses three historic buildings, landscaped gardens, and a relaxing pond with a waterfall.

We are also perfectly situated in the heart of historic downtown Lenox, which means you’ll be steps away from great restaurants, unique shops, professional theater, beautiful galleries, and more.

The 180-acre Kennedy Park is literally in our front yard. Walk out the door and head to their pristine woods to find miles of trails where you can enjoy running, hiking, biking and birding. During the winter months, Kennedy Park becomes a haven for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

So, what are you waiting for? Be among the first to experience stunning renovations at our historic Cornell Inn in the Berkshires. Book online or call us at
(413) 637-4800.

Stay tuned for our grand opening gala and open house in May 2021.

4 thoughts on “Stunning Renovations at Cornell Inn

  1. Congratulations!! I always stay in Willamstown. I am happy to have an option near Tanglewood. Do you have internet? Do you have a minimum night stay? I would love to come by myself Friday night after work and leave Sunday after the concert.
    PS Love to meet your children. Afraid of dogs Do you limit your dog to certain areas?

    • Hi Nancy, we have a minimum 2 night stay on weekends, but none during the week. My kids are both working at the Inn this summer, so hope you come and meet them. And we are a no-pet facility…my daughter is very allergic to both dogs and cats, so we don’t have much choice on this. Hope to see you soon! Kurt

  2. Hi Bob, yeah, we bought the Inn from the owners who owned it three years ago, when you were here. They were great hosts, and we are working really hard to raise the game because they set a pretty high standard for customer service. But we are determined to do so, and with the renovations, hope to offer an amazing experience staying here. Hope to see you soon. Call us anytime. Kurt

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