If you have ever wondered what it was like to be fabulously wealthy In the 1950's, stay at the Blantyre and wonder no more. the rich have pretty ways and everything about this property is over the top. You will be reminded of your grandparents tastes and preferences from the floral wallpapers and fabrics to the mounts of exotic game animals.
The service is spectacular. The wine cellar has no equal. The food is lavish.
But, the spa needs work. We booked a couple of appointments one afternoon only to get a message in our room shortly before noon that the therapist had an issue and they would have to cancel my appointment. The fitness facility does have a couple of Woodway treadmills, but that is all to recommend it. But, this is completely consistent with the period of the place. After all, who but Jack Lalane exercised in the 1950's?
A word about the cost of all of this opulence, if your home is not a mansion of equal size and scale, then you are not the Blantyre's target audience. Nice rooms run about $1000 a night and unlike comparable resorts like The Point, that is not all inclusive. Moreover, there is an 18 percent service charge on your daily bill for the staff, so figure another $180 a night on top of the $1000 for a nice room before taxes. In summary, a three night stay in a nice room will run you more than $5000. for this reason, their $8 price for a cola makes perfect sense.
If you long for the good life back when Harry Truman was President, stay at The Blantyre and practice at the art of doing absolutely nothing all day with a talented staff who are determined to anticipate your every need.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blantyre Relais & Chateaux is a romantic country house hotel. Set amidst 110 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. A Tudor style house built in 1902 is resplendent with period furnishings and sumptuous fabrics. A relaxing retreat with a professional,caring and friendly staff. Award winning food, wine list and spa. A getaway for all seasons...summer music festivals, splendid fall leaves, winter wonderland with ice skating and snowshoeing on property. Blantyre is equidistant between NYC and Boston. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blantyre Hotel Lenox
- Blantyre Lenox