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“Completely LOVELY!!”
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Wainwright Inn
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Completely LOVELY!!”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

My wife and I were looking for a weekend escape to catch up on a ton of reading, and we happened by the Wainwright Inn. After speaking to the Innkeeper, Marja, on the phone, I knew it would be great. Well, it completely surpassed my expectations. Firstly, it's a beautiful, huge house. Secondly, the hospitality is the best you can possibly hope for. Marja and Robert are caring and thoughtful and they think of everything one might want for a perfectly relaxing getaway. Darryl makes the most incredible omelette on Earth, and he's hysterical to boot. I know it seems like I'm gushing, but we had a truly great time and we've already talked about going back. We appreciate a great atmosphere when we find one. Thanks to the whole bunch of them at the Wainwright. We won't forget it! - Kelly & Jo

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Room. It's beautiful and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

I cannot say enough nice things about this Inn. My husband and I just spent New Year's weekend there and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The innkeeper, Marja, was so incredibly helpful and hospitable. The room, the breakfast, the decor, its location... everything was perfect. We'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nor'easter
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2012

This beautiful and historic old building on the south side of Great Barrington is a landmark, but the really extraordinary features are inside. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the breakfasts creative and delicious, the authentic Victorian decor charming (there's an upside-down Christmas tree in the parlor during the holidays) -- and innkeepers Marja and Robert and breakfast cook Darryl sincerely want you to feel at home and know how to do it.

Various members of our large family had been staying in the inn during the last week of December, and the 27th was my daughter and my turn. We arrived after dinner. In the middle of the night we were both hit with a ferocious stomach bug that made it almost impossible to leave our king-sized (thank goodness) bed for about 30 hours. Without being the least bit intrusive, Marja took care of us like a mom. She brought us apple juice and crackers, bananas and ginger ale, and made a trip to the store for gatorade. She arranged for us to stay another night in the same room when we had been scheduled to move, without even being asked. And Darryl fixed us a special light breakfast the morning we left. It was such a nice feeling. We're forever grateful, and we're looking forward to coming back when we're able to eat!

Room Tip: The upstairs "West Wing" is great for families (or sick people) -- two great rooms and a l...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Greenwich, CT
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2011

Stayed while visiting Tanglewood for a concert. Rooms are adequate. Only complaint is that proximity to the road makes it too noisy to sleep with windows open and window air conditioner was noisy. Fairly priced for the area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

My husband and I made a return trip to Great Barrington this weekend and the highlight of our visit was a restful and relaxing stay at the Wainwright Inn. Marja, Robert, and Darryl welcomed us like family, and it was great to see them and catch up with them. Our room was comfortable and immaculately clean, and our breakfast was delicious! Everyone went out of their way to accommodate our dietary restrictions. We will return at some point in the future.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pembroke
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

The Wainwright Inn has become one of my favorite places on earth. Robert, Marja and Darryl always welcome us in as part of the family and immediately there is warmth and laughter. As always the breakfasts were phenomenal.

Lisa and I just spent Labor Day weekend there and it was just what the doctor ordered. We spent hours on the porch reading, playing cribbage and watching the classic cars drive by. We explored the area, ate great food, picked up real estate brochures and immersed ourselves in the Berkshires. On Sunday night a group of the guests got together with Robert, Marja and Darryl and we hung out on the porch eating and drinking and laughing.

We did not want to leave but we are now home relaxed, re-charged and ready to face the working world again.

Thank you Wainwright Inn. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sharon, MA
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286 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

This was a great base for our stay in Great Barrington. It's in an old house (built in 1766) that's been expanded and updated several times. All in all, the inn was in very good shape, given its age.

Our spacious second floor room (Pope Room) had a four-poster bed, oriental rugs, antique furnishings, a very good shower/bath, and access to a large front porch. Even with the noticeable (over the sound of the air conditioner) street noise from busy Route 7, our room was fairly quiet, and we slept very well here.

Breakfast was excellent -- waffles with fruit one day, frittata another day -- and the help-yourself homemade lemonade was a great treat in the heat of a summer afternoon.

Most of all, we enjoyed our hosts, Marja and Robert, both of whom are from Amsterdam and have been running this inn for more than a decade. While Marja runs the show in the kitchen and banters with guests with a nice sense of humor, Robert is also very friendly and greets guests in the dining room with more low-keyed conversation.

We highly recommend this B&B for couples or others looking to stay in a handsome older inn -- in fact, we're already looking forward to a return visit in the future!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wainwright Inn
Address: 518 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Berkshires are a glorious destination year round and The Wainwright Inn is the perfect place to launch your vacation. Tanglewood is just minutes away with summer concerts and picnics on the lawn. Enjoy performances by top name performers at the Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare and Company, or the Barrington Stage Company. For the golfers in the family The Egremont Country Club features a challenging 18-hole golf course. A twenty-five minute drive and a small hike takes you to Bash Bish Water Falls. Visit The Berkshire Botanical Gardens and educate yourself and you children about the plants that thrive in the Berkshires. A twenty minute drive takes you to The Prime Outlets at Lee which offers great shopping at discounted prices. The Berkshires are home to nearly one hundred restaurants, including many fine dinning experiences. Canoeing, swimming, fishing, and horseback riding, are also available in the Berkshires. Take long summer walks or just a relaxing drive through the lovely countryside. Winter means skiing and crisp country air. The Inn is within minutes of downhill skiing at Catamount, Ski Butternut, Otis Ridge and Bousquet. The Berkshires also have miles of cross-country ski trails graded for all levels of ability. Spring means refreshing walks through the countryside, watching the woods turn green again. Stop into one of the many antique shops, auction houses or art galleries, most of which are open year round. Or shake off those winter doldrums with a spring weekend spent quietly rocking on our porch listening to the birds. Autumn brings flaming color to the hills, and our foliage season is packed with harvest cornucopia of activity. Fairs and seasonal events abound, and roadside stands are bursting with produce and cider. Pick your own apples at a local orchard, or hike through one of our many back roads and parks. Fall is a great time to visit Hancock Shaker Village or the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum. During the warm summer months you can swim in a nearby lake or stream. Take a hike to Bash Bish water falls and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Relax on our wrap-around porches with a cool drink, or just relax inside with the comfort of air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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