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“One of Tanglewood's best kept secrets”
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White Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Pittsfield B&B and Inns
Kingston, Canada
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156 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One of Tanglewood's best kept secrets”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We are great fans of Tanglewood, but not fans of the massively overpriced and often disappointing accommodations that one finds in Lenox. We decided to try Pittsfield and the White Horse Inn, and were very happy that we did. The Inn is small (8 rooms) which means you get to know the hosts well, and that's one of the great bonuses of staying here. John and Gina are as nice a pair of innkeepers that you could find anywhere--gracious, accommodating, and very eager to make sure that your stay is a good one. We also got to know and chat with other guests whom we met at breakfast and that was also one of the great highlights of the trip. I noticed that a previous review complained about the size of the rooms--because this is a house and not a cookie-cutter Holiday Inn, you should talk to the innkeepers when you book to make sure that you get what you are looking for. We really enjoyed our room; it was more than spacious. We also liked the fact that the floors are hardwood which means it's a much cleaner place than your typical motel or hotel with wall-to-wall dingy carpet. We were so impressed by the hospitality, the easy drive from Tanglewood, the cleanliness and the lovely breakfasts that we plan to be here next year again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you so much for coming to stay with us at the White Horse Inn. I am so grateful to you for taking the time to post your comments on your time with us, and I am delighted that you will be coming back.
Best,
John McGovern
Innkeeper
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Columbia, MD
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

This B&B is on the main road through Pittsfield and an easy drive to Lennox and Tanglewood. But the room we were given was dark, small, as and without charm. The floor was uneven, half sink in the bathroom, and room for only one person to sit. The innkeeper was helpful, but the room was claustrophobic. On the plus side, there was a cheerful breakfast room, deck, and back yard. Breakfast was well prepared and delicious.The innkeeper generously allowed us take apples from the backyard tree. Everything was fine except the small, over priced room.

Room Tip: Location relative to Tangle wood is its best asset.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 22 August 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for staying with us at the White Horse Inn, and thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback on your stay. I am so sorry that you were disappointed with your room. When you told me that you did not like the room I offered to let you choose another Queen room, or to upgrade to a more spacious King room.
I am sorry too that you thought us overpriced. We strive to be competitive with other hotels and B&Bs in our area. However, we respect your comments and will take a close look that our pricing to be sure that it continues to be fair for the services we provide.
Sincerely,
John McGovern
Innkeeper
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

My husband and I spend 6 nights at the White Horse Inn when visiting the area to watch our son play ball. You will not find more accommodating and gracious hosts than John and Gina. They provide a charming clean comfortable place that makes you feel as if you are staying with an old friend.

  • Stayed July 2013
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 26 July 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for staying with us at the White Horse Inn, and very many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay. We really enjoyed having you as our guests. It was great to see how you were able to spend time with your son, but also take in so much of what the Berkshires has to offer.
Thanks again, and we hope that we will see you again soon.
John
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This B&B is just outside Lenox, in Pittsfield, on the main road, convenient to Tanglewood, the Shakespear theaters, Audobon and other hiking paths and to downtown Lenox and Pittsfield. There was no shortage of places and cultural events to go to and good places to eat within a few miles from the place. The most difficult part was deciding where to go next. If these pluses weren't enough, the pleasant and attentive hosts and impecable cleanliness of the place puts it over the top. We spent 3 nights in mid-July, 2013 and found everything great. John McGovern was so pleasant and helpful with getting the answer to any question we had, from logistics to food, right from the time we made our reservations; and his wife was just as friendly and helpful. The spacious breakfast room overlooks the deck porch and the beautiful garden surrounding the lawn area. I strongly recommend staying at this place to anyone visiting the area.

Room Tip: Our room on the 1st floor in the back was very quiet and comfy.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you very much for being our guests at the White Horse Inn. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay with us and we are so glad that you enjoyed it so much. It's great that you found our central location in the Berkshires convenient to the wonderful places that you were able to enjoy during your stay.
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Weston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013

Together with another couple we stayed three nights and used The White Horse Inn as a base to attend Tanglewood, Shakespeare Theatre, hike in the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries, visit The Mount and visit a local winery. The owner John McGovern is a perfect host. He offered helpful suggestions and made our dinner reservations at various restaurants. He also served an excellent breakfast. The inn is small, but very clean. The beds are comfortable. The rooms are air-conditioned. The deck and the shady lawn in the back are nice places to enjoy a glass of wine and review the events of the day.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Dear Guests,
Thank you for being our guests at the White Horse Inn, and thank you especially for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. Your very kind words are much appreciated.We hope that you will come back to stay with us again.
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

The McGoverns are the perfect hosts at this wonderful B&B. We only stayed one night but are sure to return. Our room was well appointed and spotless. There is so much to do in the area.
The location is ideal for a tour of the Berkshires.

Muffinman

Room Tip: I recommend the larger rooms. Very comfortable.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our B&B. We really value the feedback we receive from our guests and we hope that you will come back to stay with us again.
John
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We had a great stay at White Horse Inn. John is a wonderful innkeeper that takes pride in his B&B, and in making sure his guests feel welcome. The room was comfortable and very clean. Great value for a great price. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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jpatmcgov, Owner at White Horse Inn, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you for taking the time to post this review of your stay at the White Horse Inn. We are so glad that enjoyed our B&B, and we look forward to having you stay with us again.
Best,
John
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Property: White Horse Inn
Address: 378 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6804
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Pittsfield
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Free Breakfast
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Pittsfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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