We visited the Wheatleigh on our first trip to the Berkshires. While we loved the area (so much so, that we bought a home there two weeks later), we were disappointed with the Wheatleigh. Though the disappointment was purely from a value standpoint.
The setting is stunning, and the proprietors have done a superb job of decorating with an eye that is contemporary yet consistent with the aesthetic of the building. The rooms (we had a small suite) are comfortable with an elegant simplicity.
However, at $1,000 per night, we expected more than comfortable and lovely. We get more than that for $1,000 in virtually any venue. Even Canyon Ranch, a few miles away, might throw in a massage and a meal for that price!
And the dining room, while lovely, is again, massively overpriced.
The service is everpresent yet undertrained. Subtlety would be appreciated. And our enthusiasm for having a "fire prepared" for us after dinner was dampened when we discovered that just meant putting a match to a duraflame log.
Since moving to the Berkshires, we use the Wheatleigh regularly as a visitor stop off point. And we can recommend the "Library" for casual dining. In fact, that would be our suggestion . . . have a drink and dinner in the library, and find another room for the evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wheatleigh is the perfect marriage of the grandeur of a 16th century Florentine palazzo with the elegance and comfort of the 21st century. Set on 22 acres overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and lake, Wheatleigh is two and a half hours by car from New York and Boston, with easy access by private plane. Built in 1893, Wheatleigh has completed a four year multimillion dollar renovation to create the most unique luxurious small hotel in the world. Awarded Forbes 5 Star for hotel and restaurant ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wheatleigh Hotel Lenox