Historic Inns of the Berkshires
Nestled among majestic rolling hills, historic treasures of exquisite proportions await your discovery. Visit one of the gracious inns dotting the Berkshire landscape, and you'll embark on a journey through time, recapturing the flavor of a bygone era. A number of inns throughout this area date back at least a hundred years or more, and many can boast a place on local and national historic registers.
Set against backdrops of gently sloping fields, meadows and scenic back roads, local inns are a throwback to a nostalgic era of comfort and style, affording travelers an escape from everyday routines. Some are country-styled, others polished and regal - whichever environment you prefer, you'll find yourself in the lap of luxury. Lean back in a rustic rocker on a wrap-around porch, luxuriate before a roaring fire in a cozy parlor, and let your hosts pamper you with traditional home-cooked meals and old-fashioned hospitality. It's all part of the Berkshire Inns experience. . .
As you relax in these undisturbed environs, a sense of tranquility envelops you, and you can almost hear faded whispers of the past echo in the decorated halls. Rising in the morning from your four-poster canopy - or perhaps a great brass bed heaped with cozy feather pillows - you head to the dining room for a delicious home-baked breakfast. As you make your way past tapestried walls, superb art collections and refined furniture, you half expect to see a stately lord or lady dressed in turn-of-the-century clothing come 'round the corner, greet you enthusiastically and invite you to join them for the morning repast.
Area inns often have the claim to fame of having hosted prominent historical figures, from presidents to military leaders to famous playwrights, as they traveled through our tiny hamlets. Even the surrounding areas are steeped in history - expansive pastures, working farms, covered bridges and clapboard houses gradually give way to charming general stores and country shops.
With all this splendor and rustic charm, local innkeepers also manage to lavish guests with contemporary comforts and provide modern necessities, while still maintaining the flavor of days long past.