We had a wonderful winter weekend, with fantastic service, excellent food and very nice accomodations. However, at more than $800 a night, the inn is definately overpriced.
In addition, it has a very New York City feel that some may like and others may feel out of place in the country. The colors are beige, brown and taupe. I found them soothing; my wife thought they were dreary.
The rooms were spatious, but not overly so. We booked a junior suite, with a fireplace, but were disappointed to find it only takes Duraflame logs, which just don't quite create a normal fire.
The bathroom was great, however, with a huge soaking tub and a separate shower. So too was the terrace, but since it was winter, it saw little use.
The restaurant was very good but also quite expensive. Dinner for two, without a bottle of wine, was about $350.
The in-room massage and other treatments should be avoided. They were mediocre and also quite expensive, more so than at other pricey hotels.
In sum, we would probably not come here again, and certainly not during the winter. In summer, the inn could have a very different feel, so future summer guests may wish to take this review with a grain of salt.
- 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