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“It was like visiting family in a very charming home!”
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Wainwright Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Alford, Massachusetts
1 review
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“It was like visiting family in a very charming home!”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We only booked a night but I wish I stayed longer! The room was beautiful, it was just what we need no distractions just peace and quite. Very clean and proper. The beauty and charm of the vintage house is only out down by the friendliness and welcoming abilities of the care taker (Sorry I forgot your name). She made us feel right at home and breakfast was amazing eggs, fruit, smoothies and coffee with fresh pastries. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get some quite time in, or for a big family looking to have a place to call home away from home. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday best thing I could have done for the both of us!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
So happy you enjoyed your short but sweet stay with us, we are looking forward seeing you and your friend another time.
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Wantagh, New York
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We were planning a few days of skiiing at Butternut this past week and found the Wainwright on line. We decided to try it, as it was only a few moments from Butternut and were extremely pleased with our choice. The Inn is wonderful with it's Euorpean charm. The rooms are cozy and very nicely decorated. The bed in our room was extremely comfortable. The Inn Keeper, Marja, and her husband Robert made us feel right at home. Each morning, Marja prepared a wonderfull breakfast for us including fresh fruit, homemade breads and cakes, and loads of other delights (all included in the price of the room). In the evening we would share some wine and interesting conversation with both Marja and Robert in the sitting area near the fire. Marja was also helpfull in directing us to some very nice restaurants in the area for dinner. One was better that the next.

We would highly recommend the Inn and are looking forward to a return trip in the near future.

Susan and John T.

Room Tip: We really enjoyed the Edison Room that we stayed in.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you so much John for your wonderful review.
Robert and I enjoyed spending time with you and Susan.
I am still working on the so... good muscat 2004 you made and gave to me, thank you again.
We hope to see you back soon.
Enjoy the summer, it is almost here.
Regards from both of us.
Marja
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed at the Wainwright Inn during [yet another] blizzard, whose new foot of snow sat proudly atop the previous 18" already laid down this very long winter. The Wainwright's welcome was warm though. We enjoyed our long weekend there, our home base for a President's Day weekend visit to the Berkshires.

A big attraction for a visit to an inn is the house itself - how charming, how richly renovated, posh, or cozy is it? Wainwright's Victorian is old, and feels old - and that is good! The house's clear old-ness made my visit feel like a visit to an aunt's house, an aunt with great taste, but without a lot of airs. The house was beautiful, with all the requisite charm and detail, but without the straining for polish and perfection that so often makes an inn feel precious, too delicate to really relax in. At the Wainwright the painted wood floors creak a little, the pretty floral wallpaper shows its age, the antique furniture is worn - all just enough to let you know that they are not new, but not so old as to feel decrepit, musty, or forlorn. Just nice and old - worn in, homey.

Located a block south of the center of Great Barrington's thriving historic downtown, the site was quiet and charming. The host, Marja, was great - because the weekend was busy and she needed our single room, she upgraded our three-person party to the spacious "West Wing" family suite, with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bed was remarkably comfy, soft but not mushy; for a cold night, the bed's thick flannel sheets and satin quilt were just right.

Breakfasts were top notch, quite gourmet. Always a first course - fruit, a smoothie - and a main, nicely put together, pretty and tasty. The casual, comfortable air carried into breakfast, where shared tables made new acquaintances with other guests natural and enjoyable. The kitchen door is open to the dining room, with Marja and a helper chatting with everyone as they served and prepared. Marja was helpful and knowledgeable about the area, eager to help us with our days' activities.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Thank you so... much for your wonderful response and so happy to read you had a good time, you put in words what we always hope our guests feel when they are staying in our house.
We are very much looking forward to see you and your family again next Presidents Day Weekend,enjoy the summer.
Until than.
Robert and Marja
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

I recently made a last minute weekend skiing trip to the Berkshires and was thrilled with my choice to stay at the Wainwright Inn. The rooms are well appointed and cozy, each with their own bathroom. The inn keepers are wonderful, capable of carrying on a conversation, or leaving you to yourself, should you choose.

I loved being right outside of downtown Great Barrington. The food choices are wonderful, and within a relatively short walking distance.

I would not hesitate to book another night here in the future.

(BTW, the breakfast was quite good as well!)

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Hello Matt,
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us.
The Garden room where you stayed is one of the warmest rooms in the house specially when the sun is shining thru all the windows, however the heat can be controlled in the rooms and in the summer all the rooms have a/c, so in case you will visit us when it is warm out side you can make the room as cool as you prefer so please no worry's
We are looking forward seeing you again.
Regards,
Marja Tepper,innkeeper
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

My business partner and I stayed at the Wainwright Inn prior to a seminar at the Option Institute. Ronaldo and Marja were outstanding hosts. We arrived hungry and cold late at night after the restaurants in the area had closed. And though they had never met us before they greeted us like family and sat us down for something to eat. There is no substitute for this type of service. The inn itself is a time capsule of history with amazing artwork throughout. The rooms are beautifully decorated and thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities. In the morning Marja served my business partner and me a delicious breakfast and when we expressed an interest in viewing the Norman Rockwell Museum nearby, Ronaldo was there in a flash wth a brochure. This is a truly special couple and their inn is a welcoming home. Warmest regards, Lenore and Carole from Montreal

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Leonore,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and kind words glad you had such a good time.
We were happy to have you and your bussenis partner as guests in our house and hope to see you both another time .
Robert just loves his new name Ronaldo :-)
Stay save with all your travels.
Regards from both of us.
Marja
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

With a friend I went to Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, so we stayed in this beautiful house with Dutch owners. Everything was well arranged by Marja and in the evening we we're drinking wine with Robert, it was just all in all a great experience to be here!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 1 March 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words Maryn, we enjoyed your company a lot and still have the beautiful piece of art you made for us.
We also had fun speaking Dutch with you.
Groetjes,
Marja
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

I went to Great Barrington for 2 days to get away from NYC, to relax, read, listen to music and think. I couldn't have found a better place: a beautiful, really well maintained and spotless inn, carefully decorated in perfect taste. The owners and innkeepers, Marja and Robert, are truly kind and interesting people, very knowledgeable about the area, and happy to help. They made me feel at home. And yes: the breakfast is delicious! I am planning to go back.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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innkeeper50, Owner at Wainwright Inn, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Dear Rolando,
Thank you so much for your kind words,
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us as we enjoyed your company as well.
We are looking forward seeing you again in the nearbe future.
Regards,
Robert and Marja
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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
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Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Great Barrington
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Number of rooms: 11
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