An English Hideaway Inn
In the heart of the
Berkshires and Norman Rockwell country.
The Inn is an authentic 230 year old Berkshire
cottage Farmhouse located close to Tom Ball Mountain. The
building was called "Berkshire Cottage" for many years and a
sign sporting this name hung outside for over 70 years until the previous owners renamed
the property "Christine's Inn". The Inn's main
building was constructed between 1780 and 1840 and guests enjoy the country cottage
ambience of the guest lounge, complete with a wood burning stove, and the country cottage
dining room which is a great place for breakfast watching the many beautiful birds that
grace the extensive gardens
Much of its original character is intact such as: the wide pine floors, open beam ceilings and the Rumford fireplace in the main house. The Rumford Room, which is the oldest room in the house, is open for Holiday Specials with dinner packages.
The newer Carriage House for guests is decorated with many comforts of colonial times. In each guest room there are queen size high posters and canopy beds, paintings and handmade quilts.
All the guest suites have an inviting terrace, some of which overlook Tom Ball Mountain. The guest rooms are tastefully decorated with handmade quilts, paintings and antiques.
All rooms have private baths, a color t.v., hairdryer, high poster queen, queen canopies, and some guest suites have fireplaces.
In the warmer months, all rooms are air conditioned. You will enjoy a stroll through our many seasonal flower beds, or between some of the 100 year old maple and pine trees. In the colder months, all rooms have flannel sheets and soft terry cloth robes to keep you warm. You will usually find a crackling fire burning in the fireplace in the guest back
Mornings bring cool breezes, warm sunshine, and the aroma of fresh coffee to awaken and
draw you to the glass enclosed garden dining room. This room can sit up to 12 people with
separate tables, where, in the spring, you will see many baby flowers popping up from the
ground. Lilacs, lilies, tulips, and daffodils are some commonly seen varieties in the
spring and in the summer months are 65 other perennials. This is also where you, our
guest, will enjoy a three course, mouthwatering breakfast. An English
Hideaway Inn serves a full hot skilled cooked table served breafkast each
morning, menu selection is one of the reasons our guests return year and year.
Location is the key word. Situated in the heart of the Berkshire mountains, we truly have the best of both worlds when it comes to location and cultural activities for our guests.
During the summer months, the area is home to
the well known Boston Symphony Orchestra performing at Tanglewood
in nearby Lenox. Famous author Edith Wharton, whose estate is known as The
Mount, is also located in Lenox. This is where the areas foremost theatrical ensemble -- Shakespeare
& Company performs many classic plays from the famous playwright. The
theater is also blossoming with sites such as : Jacob's Pillow, and The Berkshire
Theater Festival. A short ride will bring you to Hancock, where Hancock
Shaker Village is situated. You can tour the grounds of this quaint village
and experience the Shaker way of life for yourself. You may even arrive in time the attend
the annual auction of Shaker items! If antiques are your fancy, an abundance of fine
antique shops will capture your attention in the Great Barrington and
Fall hiking in the nearby mountains provide a spectacular display of colors that the Berkshires are famous for, and color is a word that brings to mind the deep red glory of Bartletts' Orchard apples, where fresh cider and homemade pies are available in abundance. Also in the Autumn months, the Fall Foliage Crafts Fair at the Berkshire Garden Center in Stockbridge is an entertaining way to spend the day. In September, the annual Josh Billings' road race in Gt. Barrington is held.
Winter is a magical time filled with snow, log fires, Christmas fayres and mulled wine. Stay at An English Hideaway Inn and ski at three of our local and excellent ski resorts, Butternut, Catamount and Jiminy Peak.. Enjoy nearby Great Barrington and Stockbridge as they come alive over the holiday season.
An English Hideaway Inn offers a BUSINESS TRAVLERS DISCOUNTED RATE. Discover An English Hideaway Inn for your next business stay over. We offer a low midweek single or double rate. Imagine coming back from your working day to a clean,safe, environment, with tea and dessert waiting for your arrival. See the difference.
Berkshire cottage built in
1780 and is said to have one of the only original
Rumford fireplaces in New England.
Rates and Policiees
An English Hideaway Inn is
a proud member of the following associations:
Berkshire Lodgings Association
Southern Berkshire Chamber
Berkshire Visitors Center
An English Hideaway Inn
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