We Welcome You to the Wainwright Inn … a Berkshire Bed and Breakfast with a European flair offering personalized service and fine home cooking. Nestled in the heart of the southern Berkshire region in the town Great Barrington. The Inn is a four season getaway easily accessible from Boston and New York. We invite you to relax in our gracious setting and enjoy the hospitality of a true New England Country Inn!
Our historic home was originally opened as an Inn and Tavern in 1766. It has undergone several expansions since then and our latest renovations have made the Inn wheelchair accessible. All of our charming guestrooms and suites have private baths and air conditioning A/C. Our guests are welcome to take full advantage of the many common areas including the comfortable living room and distinctive wrap around porches.
Our dining room is reserved for our guests. Breakfast at the Inn is the perfect start to a beautiful day in the Berkshires.
Spring in the Berkshires means...refreshing walks through the countryside and watching the woods turn green again. Stop into one of many antique shops, auction houses or art galleries. Enjoy playing some golf, canoeing, fishing, or horseback riding. Or shake off those winter doldrums with a spring weekend spent quietly rocking on our porch listening to the birds
During the warm summer months you can swim in a nearby lake or stream. Take a hike to Bash Bish water falls and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Relax on our wrap-around porches with a cool drink, or just relax inside with the comfort of air-conditioning. Tanglewood is just minutes away with summer concerts and picnics on the lawn. Enjoy performaces by top name performers at the Berkshire Theater Festival, Shakespeare & Co. or the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Autumn brings flaming color to the hills, and our foliage season is packed with harvest cornucopia of activity. Fairs and seasonal events abound, and roadside stands are bursting with produce and cider. Pick your own apples at a local orchard, or hike through one of our many back roads and parks. Fall is a great time to visit Hancock Shaker Village or the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum.
Winter means skiing and crisp country air.The Inn is within minutes of downhill skiing at Ski Butternut, Catamount, Otis Ridge, Jiminy Peak and Bousquet. The Berkshires also have miles of cross-country ski trails graded for all levels of ability. Come home to the warmth of the Wainwright Inn after a fun day outside.
What a perfect spot for our Valentine Day get away !! The house is so romantic, the service delightful and the breakfast unbelievable–Pennsylvania
My wife and I recently stayed at the Wainwright Inn. It caught my eye because I am a wheelchair user and their ad said they are wheelchair accessible - and indeed they are! This lovely old inn with Colonial origins is well ramped and well lit at night. The doorways are more than wide enough. The accessible room has sufficient room to maneuver a wheelchair, manual or power. The bathroom is thoughtfully designed and very user friendly. Both the dining room and living room are spacious enough for any wheelchair. We have traveled widely here and abroad, and this accommodation ranks as high as the best we have found. Marjah and Robert, the innkeepers, are thoughtful, gracious, kind and knowledgeable. Daryl prepared yummy breakfasts. The location is easy to find and convenient to theaters, museums, Tanglewood and the like. Unfortunately,–Delight for the Disabled
Lisa and I just spent Labor Day weekend there and it was just what the doctor ordered. We spent hours on the porch reading, playing cribbage and watching the classic cars drive by. We explored the area, ate great food, picked up real estate brochures and immersed ourselves in the Berkshires. We did not want to leave but we are now home relaxed, re-charged and ready to face the working world again.Thank you Wainwright Inn. We are already planning our next trip! –Relaxing and Warm
The Wainwright Inn is quite beautiful. The owners are warm, friendly, welcoming and very helpful. My husband & I were there with a group of friends from our cycling club. The owners made special accommodations to store our bikes and meet our breakfast times and dietary quirks. The breakfasts were delicious. Fantastic coffee! My room on the top floor was sunny, spacious and comfortable. The bed was great and it was air conditioned! –The Bicycle Group
We've stayed here twice and enjoyed it both times. The rooms are charming and very clean. Location is ideal for us -- on Rt 7, which is the main street in Great Barrington, and a 5 minute walk to the center of town. The innkeepers couldn't be nicer or more considerate. They serve a delicious, fixed menu for breakfast but are happy to accommodate any special dietary needs you might have. The oatmeal is great. Highly recommeded. –Lovely and Restful
My spouse and I were attending a concert at the Mahaiwe theater and stayed only over a Saturday night. If only we had more time to enjoy this marvelous inn. We arrived early, but were met at the door with generous hospitality where our breakdfast requests were taken. Our room was tastfully furnished, the bathroom sparkling clean, and the bed comfortable. It's a quick walk to "dowtown" Great Barrington where we enjoyed window-shopping, a fine Thai dinner, and a great concert in the beautifully restored theater. After concert and coffee downtown, we returned to the inn, relaxed in the front parlor with open decanters of port and sherry and a visit by the gracious innkeeper who suggested a better route home to Vermont. After a quiet night's sleep, we enjoyed a gourmet breakfast and were sad to leave. We highly recommend this inn and can't wait to return! –Pennsylvania
What a perfect spot for our Valentine Day get away !! The house is so romantic, the service delightful and the breakfast unbelievable–Excellent stay and Location
Thank you for all your kindness,everything was perfect–New York
Thank you for making everything so easy,comfortable and welcoming, and your kind words after the concert.–Soloist Berkshire Choral 2011 CA
Thank you Robert and Marja,the two of you made our wedding in the house so very special–North Carolina
We will miss your place,the breakfasts,the faces and the laughter,we so hope to be back next year–Berkshire Play Wright Lab Actor, NY
This charming bed and breakfast is a real find. The innkeeper Marja is very warm and friendly. The house and grounds are beautiful. The town of Great Barrington is fun to explore. We'll definitely come back here.–European Charm
My wife and I were looking for a weekend escape to catch up on a ton of reading, and we happened by the Wainwright Inn. After speaking to the Innkeeper, Marja, on the phone, I knew it would be great. Well, it completely surpassed my expectations. Firstly, it's a beautiful, huge house. Secondly, the hospitality is the best you can possibly hope for. Marja and Robert are caring and thoughtful and they think of everything one might want for a perfectly relaxing getaway..–Kelly & Jo
I cannot say enough nice things about this Inn. My husband and I just spent New Year's weekend there and enjoyed every moment of our stay. The innkeeper, Marja, was so incredibly helpful and hospitable. The room, the breakfast, the decor, its location... everything was perfect. We'll be back!–Wonderful Stay
CThis beautiful and historic old building on the south side of Great Barrington is a landmark, but the really extraordinary features are inside. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the breakfasts creative and delicious, the authentic Victorian decor charming (there's an upside-down Christmas tree in the parlor during the holidays)–Much More than an Inn