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“Wonderful Retreat”
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Wainwright Inn
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2 reviews
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“Wonderful Retreat”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We spent a week in this historic inviting B&B. Marja and Bob were excellent hosts and so knowledgable about the area. Breakfast was always a treat with healthy and homemade specials. Our room was large and well appointed. My husband especially enjoyed his port treat every evening! We hope to come back one day.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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New York
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Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

No sign of Daryl or his much-praised breakfasts. We are frequent b&b guests in the Berkshires, elsewhere in New England, and globally, and we are accustomed to more selection, more interesting entrees, and more fruit. The inn is very historic, with ties to the American Revolution and Thomas Edison, and the rooms are spacious. The location is a pleasant walk on sidewalks to Great Barrington and its cute shops and nice restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Making the reservation with the hostess was very easy and cordial. The hostess provided good information about the area, especially about the W.E.B. DuBois African-American Center. The town and the inn sounded very inviting. Due to bad weather, our trip was canceled and we were not able to stay at Wainwright Inn, but we very much look forward to staying there in the future.

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

We (a couple and 10 year old) stayed for two nights at the Wainwright Inn and had a wonderful time. Marja and Robert are amazing hosts - they truly love what they do and it shows. The Inn itself is beautiful - the historic details and feel is authentic and we felt very much at home. The breakfast by Marja was amazing - beautifully presented in the sunny welcoming dining area and delicious. The extra touches made a big difference. Robert was also very warm and accommodating - we had interesting discussions at breakfast and before going out to dinner and know that baecause they are well-traveled they know what is important to guests. The rooms are comfortable, clean and welcoming. We will be recommending the Wainwright Inn to all of our friends and family and are looking forward to coming back to see Robert and Marja.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We stayed two nights in February during the blizzard of 2013. Walking distance to town and restaurants. Robert and Marja were extremely hospitable and gave us many suggestion of where to go and where to eat. Easy drive to Butternut. Very good breakfast. We frequent B&B's whenever possible and found Wainwrights an outstanding option in the Berkshires. Excellent living room with a fireplace.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

My wife gets five stars for arranging our stay at the Wainwright Inn. Having literally traveled around the world and over a hundred visits to Europe, I found that Marja, Robert and Daryl set the top bar for excellence of hospitality. Thanks to Daryl's excellent and generous chef's skills, I am still working off a few extra pounds. Owners Marja and Robert could not have made us feel more welcome and comfortable. Daryl's humour provided many great laughs. We look forward to returning to our home-away-from-home as soon as possible!!!

Room Tip: The Edison room on the first floor is quiet, luxurious and does not require climbing stairs.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Trent Hills, Canada
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

We spent two nights at this pleasant B & B. We were warmly greeted by the innkeeper who provided lots of local information. Breakfasts were excellent and we were always offered more to eat! It's only a five minute walk from the centre of Great Barrington with its restaurants and shops. A perfect location for exploring the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Wainwright Inn
Address: 518 Main St, Great Barrington, MA 01230-2006
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Great Barrington
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
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