A night spent in a historic building allows guests to briefly live in a different era and makes them 70% more likely to be visited by the spirits of prominent presidents with in-demand haunting schedules. Avoid conventional hotels with nightly piano-bar appearances from Franklin Pierce and Rutherford B. Hayes with today's Groupon: for $175, you get a one night stay and breakfast for two at Kemble Inn, located in Lenox. Values range from $180 to $440, depending on the season and the availability of the rooms.
Built in 1881 by President Chester A. Arthur's Secretary of State, the Kemble Inn grants guests a respite from everyday life in a historic homestead surrounded by arresting views of the Berkshire Mountains. Guests spend their evening in one of 13 suites spread across three floors, all outfitted with their own private bath and elegantly decorated to give each room its own distinct, charming atmosphere. Saturday stays end with lodgers sharing complimentary wine and appetizers next to the crackling of the lounge's wood-burning fireplace, complimented by live piano music. In the morning, once Apollo coaxes the sun out of its studio apartment on the other side of Earth, visitors rise to the appetizing aromas of a hot breakfast on the house before exploring the cultural and scenic attractions of the Berkshires, including the Norman Rockwell Museum and Edith Wharton's the Mount.
- If you want a getaway in the Berkshires where you plan to be out & about in the county but also want to relax in a quiet, scenic atmosphere, this is a great choice for where to stay. – Rachelg, TripAdvisor
- The grounds are beautiful, and the deck is a pleasant place on which to have breakfast. The furniture is a funky mix of traditional and contemporary. Scott and his staff are attentive and helpful without being intrusive. – BedandBreakfast.com reviewer who stayed on 8/2010