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Looking for a restaurant/inn from the late 1970s

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Looking for a restaurant/inn from the late 1970s

If you TA folk have any leads on this you should win some sort of award.  I am looking for the name and location of an inn/restaurant in the Berkshires that I worked at in a summer in the late 1970s when I was a college kid.  I have Googled this every way that I can think of but I have found nothing.  It was a two story building, set back from the road by a long driveway.  The restaurant was French and had about a dozen tables.  The guest rooms were upstairs.  There was a pool in the back.  The place was on the west side of whatever road it was on.  My guess is that the road was Route 7, but I have virtually driven 7 on Street View and I did not see it. Driving to work from Stockbridge, it was definitely north of I90 and it definitely was on one of the main north/south roads. It was not on the way to the Stockbridge Bowl. I did not drive through the town centers of Lee or Lenox to get there.  I waited on celebrities such as Norman Mailer, Joan Kennedy and a few others, so it must have been well known.  The owners were a husband wife couple.  He was a former accompanist for Edith Piaf.  The wife was commissioned to write the sequel to Gone With The Wind.  That author was Alexandra Ripley, and I've read every bio that I could find, but none connects her with the Berkshires. Those are all the clues that I have.  Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Looking for a restaurant/inn from the late 1970s

You might post this also over on the Boston board at chowhound.com. Those folks know food, even old food!

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2. Re: Looking for a restaurant/inn from the late 1970s

Good idea, thanks.

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