We had to find someone to check us in, we were taken toThayer House, showed the public rooms,took me up stairs to a room that was not our room. (I had picked our room from the photos on line). When I told whoever this was (no name) that this was room 205 not 191 he told me to wait there while he checked. (he could have called on the phone. After a long wait, I went back down stairs to my friend. He came back to say we were in the main building. I moved the car again and he took us in and up a dark very steep set of stairs. This corner room did have a lot of windows (thank goodness) and lamps. We had a couch and chair along with the two beds. We did not have a bidet, bathtub, bathsalts, TV or fireplace. We had wifi but no cell service. There is no cell service anywhere in this town. While my bed was quite comfortable, my friends was lumpy and as the floor tilted, so did the bed.
Our dinner was delicious but the dining room was so dark that it was very hard to read the menu. It was also hard to see the food and as I had beef shortribs, I did need to be able to find the fat. This building did not have any public seating areas.
We had to search through the rooms to find where breakfast was served. After sitting and waiting, I noticed that another guest had left the room and returned with a bowl. I asked her where to find the food. It was (truly) in the furthest room from where we sat as it could be. 4 rooms and two halls away. There was a lovely assortment of fresh fruit and some unlabled bowls (later we learned they were yogart--strange looking-- and creme fresch and stewed apricots). Also whole fruit, homemade granola and warm hard cooked eggs.
We were finally served fresh pastries that were delicious, coffee, tea and juice by another person who did not identify himself (learned later it was Patrick the owner).
There is nothing to do in this town, you must go to Great Barrington, Lee, Stockton or Lenox but they are not very far.
They do not serve dinner on Monday so we had to dine out.
I had to ask for the voucher that was included in our Travelzoo deal. Do not pay full price if you must stay here, it will not be worth it.
When checking out I met a woman who did not give her name.
This was a dark gloomy depressing place for dining dinner and breakfast. Our room was clean and quiet but the stairs were treacherous.
We won't be back and can not recommend staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Inn on the Green is the centerpiece of the historic and scenic village of New Marlborough. With authentically restored rooms, you'll feel like you've just stepped back in time to the tranquility of the eighteenth century. Our Inn preserves the understated elegance of classic decor, down to the tiny details, like a restaurant that is entirely lit by candle light. Escape with us to a serene and relaxing environment in one of our 11 rooms complete with wifi, a pool, and lounge areas for your enjoyment. Located just outside a broad cultural base, when you stay with us, you are a close to a variety of cultural institutions such as Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Art Institute, and various natural wonders and trails. Join us for a meal in our cozy and intimate dining room with top quality cuisine by Chef Peter. We also have a newly renovated bar where you can have a drink by the glow of candle light and fireplace. When it's nice outside, dining is open on our canopied garden terrace in the back of the Inn. Your complete satisfaction and relaxation are our top priorities. Our friendly and accommodating staff is here to be sure that your stay is peaceful, and we can be your escape home away from home. ... more less
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