A unique opportunity to live the Berkshire lifestyle at The Historic Merrell Inn, one of New England`s most historic inns, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the only inn to be found in the American Historic Buildings Survey.
The inn was built more than two centuries ago around 1794 and built to last with 18 inch thick, brick walls. It was a stagecoach stop during most of its early history and is still a welcome retreat to those traveling to the Berkshires. This cozy inn offers ten original wood-burning fireplaces, a beehive oven, a welcoming living room, charming breakfast room, and spacious, private grounds with beautiful gardens which extend down to the banks of the Housatonic River.
The ten individually decorated guest rooms all offer television, phones, wireless Internet, private baths, central heat in winter and room air conditioners in summer. The rooms on the third-floor were created out of a grand ballroom where New Englanders waltzed with abandon a century and a half ago. Four rooms still have the original wood-burning fireplaces in place.
Located in South Lee, the heart of the Berkshires, down the road from Stockbridge center and the Norman Rockwell Museum, close to Great Barrrington, Lenox, Pittsfield and all things the Berkshires has to offer. Enjoy the splendid outdoor activity the area provides; including, hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, boating, fishing and golf. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood Music Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jacob`s Pillow Modern Dance Festival, Barrington Stage Company, or The Colonial Theatre. Shop in the area from the Prime Outlets in Lee to the quaint shops of Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge. Whether it`s glorious countryside that interests you or the Berkshires` famous culture, the Historic Merrell Inn is an ideal tour base.