Inn in Lenox MA

Berkshires Bed & Breakfast

Birchwood inn has been welcoming friends, new and old, for 240 years.

The property which is now our Berkshires Bed & Breakfast was the first residential property in Lenox deeded by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1765. The core of the house, the oldest home in Lenox, dates from 1766-67 and was built by Israel Dewey. The house served as an inn in those early years.

The first town meeting was held here on March 11, 1767, the year that the Town of Lenox was incorporated. The meeting’s agenda included the organization of the town government, and at the time Israel Dewey was elected to the first Board of Selectmen.

Dewey was a man substance, and his home was most likely wood-framed, glazed and later plastered and shingled.

Dewey was on the town’s Continental Congress committee and was one of the first men in Lenox to volunteer in the Revolutionary War. In addition to being a farmer and involved in town affairs, Dewey was also a schoolmaster. Talk about multi-tasking!

The home has changed hands many times over the years, and all of the inn’s guest rooms are named in honor of some of the former residents.

18th century owners included Edward Gray, Simon and Rachel Smith, Edward Hay, David and Daniel Fellows, Samuel Wright (the first town clerk), Joseph Goodwin, and Luke Gates, a blacksmith. Colonel Laddock Hubbard purchased the property in 1798, and the home became a tavern.

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Guest Rooms in our Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast

Berkshires InnThe immaculate guest rooms at our Lenox inn are named after former owners of the mansion, dating back to 1766. All rooms have luxurious, freshly ironed sheets, private baths, air-conditioning, telephones, toiletries, and hairdryers. WiFi is available throughout our Lenox MA bed and breakfast. Click on any of the rooms below for additional information about our unique and beautiful Berkshires bed & breakfast rooms.

*Please note that minimum night stay requirements vary from season to season.

Mansion Rooms - Second Floor

The Dana

The Dana (Room 1)

$379 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$349 September 3, 2014 to June 17, 2015

The Wagner

The Wagner (Room 3)

$269 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$239 September 3, 2014-June 17, 2015

The Hubbard

The Hubbard (Room 2)

$269 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$239 September 3, 2014 to June 17, 2015

The Dewey

The Dewey (Room 4)

$379 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$349 September 3, 2014-June 17, 2015

The Egleston

The Egleston (Room 5)

$359 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$339 September 3, 2014 - June 17, 2015

The Wilson

The Wilson (Room 6)

$239 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$199 September 3, 2014 to June 17, 2015

Mansion Rooms - Third Floor

The Goodwin

The Goodwin (Room 7)

$269 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$239 September 3, 2014 to June 17, 2015

The Wright-Smith Mini-Suite

The Wright-Smith Mini-Suite (Room 8/9)

$279 June 18, 2014 to September 8, 2015
$259 September 3, 2014 to June 17, 2015

The Loring

The Loring (Room 10)

$239 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$199 September 3, 2014-June 17, 2015

The 1885 Carriage House - First Floor

The Post

The Post (Carriage House 1)

$279 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$259 September 3, 2014 to June 17, 2015

The MacDonald

The MacDonald (Carriage House 2)

$279 June 18 to September 8, 2015
$259 September 3, 2014-June 17, 2015

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