My husband and I met up with our friends at this B & B recently. On the positive side, the main house was large and beautiful. There was a large pool area and lawn where we were able to just sit and talk. The person who checked us in was very pleasant and friendly and they were in no hurry for us to check out the next morning. Breakfast was also quite nice. Now, the negative side, there was a little bit of a bait and switch situation going on. We booked our specific rooms online a few months out to be sure that we got the ones we really wanted. What is not on the website is that if you want to guarantee the rooms you want, you have to book a two-night minimum stay which was not an option for us. When we arrived, neither of us were in the rooms that we had reserved. After some discussion, my husband and I were able to get the room we had booked, but our friends were not. Our room was very nice and had a private bathroom, but our friends' room was very small with a shared bathroom. I think the website needs to reflect a 2 night stay in order to book a specific room. Also, I think with a little TLC, this Inn could become a 10. It is a little run down, and the outside buildings and pool area both need some paint. Some of the couches need to be replaced or steam cleaned also.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blackberry River Inn is a converted Colonial mansion that was built in 1763 and is now a Bed & Breakfast. The Inn lies nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains on 27 lush scenic acres. Restored to its original elegance, the Colonial Williamsburg buildings house 17 guest rooms and suites, many with working wood-burning fireplaces. Wi-Fi is throughout the property. The Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Breakfasts feature locally sourced and organic foods, made-to-order, and is served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blackberry River Hotel Norfolk