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Memorable Lodging for Small Groups

Looking for the perfect location for your next getaway with family, friends or business associates?  While the Berkshires is known for its scenic beauty and vast array of cultural and outdoor recreational activities, the area also offers many unique lodging options that will leave your group relaxed, invigorated and connected.    Here are just a few.

The Kemble Inn in downtown Lenox is a Gilded Age mansion with a chic luxurious ambiance and  modern amenities.  The Kemble Inn offers spectacular views, 13 rooms, heated bathroom floors, 12,000 square feet and fireplaces, along with a restaurant. Table Six Restaurant in the Kemble Inn offers a classic American menu and creative cocktails under the helm of Ron Reda, former chef to the White House Executive dining room under former President Bill Clinton.

Also in Lenox is the Seven Hills Inn, set on 27 acres of lush lawns and stunning gardens.  Seven Hills offers a large array of accommodations depending on whether you stay in the Manor, Carriage or Terrace Country Motel.  Seven Hills is located next door to The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate which she built and designed in 1802.  Tour the Mount’s incredible gardens and estate or enjoy lunch on the terrace while enjoying the scenic views of the gardens and Laurel Lake.   Just down the road is 1897 Hampton Terrace which offers fourteen luxurious rooms with modern amenities and a heated swimming pool.  The Cornell Inn is also another great option. It offers 28 guest rooms located in three period style homes all at the base of Kennedy Park, a wooded nature preserve with trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

If you are looking for elegance in a scenic historic estate setting be sure to check out Berkshire Elegant Country Inns which are five fine boutique lodging properties in the Berkshires. These historic estates are close to many of the major Berkshire attractions and offer exceptional accommodations,  4-star amenities and gracious hospitality. Most of the Inns offer gourmet candlelight breakfast, in-room whirlpools and fireplaces and outdoor swimming pools. Two of the Inns, Gateways and Old Inn on the Green, offer fine dining.

If outdoor adventure and scenic beauty is what your group is after, consider staying at the Bascom Lodge which is nestled on the summit of the highest point in Massachusetts – Mt. Greylock and offers some of the finest views in Berkshire County. The Lodge is a rustic arts & crafts mountain lodge built in the 1930s and is the centerpiece of a 12,500 acre wilderness park created in 1898.  The lodge is surrounded by 70 miles of woodland trails including an 11.5 mile section of the Appalachian trail that passes within a few feet of the front door.  The lodge has a total of 9 rooms that can accommodate 34 guests. Enjoy the intimate private spaces, broad hardwood floors, fieldstone fireplaces and dark paneled walls.

New for 2015 will be Hotel on North, this boutique downtown Pittsfield hotel is set to open in May. Hotel on North will have 45 rooms and suites with four meeting spaces accommodating 50-100 people, along with private dining.  Flooded with natural light from a three-storey atrium, the hotel has maintained the historic integrity of the original building and utilizes local artisans and craftspeople in the furnishings and décor throughout. It will also feature an onsite restaurant, Eat & Drink Kitchen & Bar.

Make your reservations today and bring your group to the Berkshires.