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May as well stay at a motel
We were very disappointed with Hampton Terrace. We stayed in the carriage house and, although the room was large with a good bathroom and comfy bed (although the blinds in our room and the CD player were broken and the toliet roll holder was made out of cardboard??) , it felt very isolated from the rest of the house - maybe this wasn't helped by the fact that only one other guestroom was occupied. It was also bad that all the lights, etc. were left on in all the other (unoccupied) rooms (do the owners not want to help save the environment?) and the overall effect was one of creepiness.
The breakfast was also poor (especially in comparison to other B&Bs we had stayed at during our trip). All the items appeared to be 'rationed' and not what we would expect from a B&B breakfast.
Although the owner Stan was welcoming on our first night, we did not see him again until our last morning, which is fine but on this last morning when my husband tried to start a conversation with him, he was rude and sullen. We felt very unwelcomed, like intruders.
At the end of our stay, the recommended practice was to leave our key in our room and simply leave. This added to the place feeling very impersonal - we felt we may as well have saved some money and stayed in a motel instead since that is how it felt.
Delightful Berskhire "cottage" experience
I recently stayed at the Hampton Terrance in Lenox with a large-ish family party -- nine of us who had just attended my sister-in-law's wedding in Boston. The property, which is one of the famous (palatial) Berkshire cottages written about by Edith Wharton, is very beautiful, and hosts Stan and Susan Rosen made us feel extremely welcome without fussing us to death. The breakfasts, which were included, were fabulous and the Rosens were very gracious about accomodating special dietary needs even when the request was made at the last minute. My husband and I booked a King Suite, which had plenty of room for two seperate beds to be set up for our children. Our family photo album is now packed with images of our children playing on the Hampton Terrace grounds, which include a picturesque treehouse and tire swing as well as more conventional amenities like a swiiming pool (which we were too late in the season to use), but I imagine most guests will be most impressed by the luxurious yet relaxed ambiance. The Rosens offered a wealth of information about the area, both in terms of local history and current restaurant, cultural and other attractions -- Stan sent extensive information when we first booked, and gave us informal talks on the area while we were there. I would certainly stay at Hampton Terrance again, and recommed it highly.
Not great compared with other experiences....
My husband and I recently stayed at the Hampton Terrace; while the room was very nice, the overall experience was less than impressive.
The owners of the Hampton Terrace are very respectful of privacy, but don't seem to be in the business because they enjoy it. I agree with the review by LK100 that we seemed to be an inconvenience rather than welcomed guests. Other Inn owners have been very social and would go out of their way to be friendly and helpful, while the Rosen's were aloof and didn't seem to enjoy our presence.
The breakfast was unfortunately standard, nothing special compared to what we have enjoyed at other Inns during 'get aways'.
All in all we will not return to the Hampton Terrace and will not reccomend it to others. We suggest finding another Inn where the owners truly enjoy their guests and livelihood!
Our stay at the Hampton Terrace was our first experience staying at a Bed and Breakfast. We loved it! The owners, Stan and Susan were very gracious hosts providing us with an extremely pleasant and enjoyable stay. Stan was very knowledgeable concerning the history of Lennox and Susan gave us valuable information concerning the restaurants in the area. Our accommodation was very clean and inviting. The food was delicious and the atmosphere charming. They both made us feel very welcome in their beautifully appointed home. Our first visit to the Berkshires was a great success!
Great for a Romantic Getaway!
My boyfriend and I recently spent a night at the Hampton Terrace. We stayed in one of their King Suites. It is the most expensive room that they have, but we found it to be well worth the money. We were greeted by Stan Rosen, one of the owner's who was very polite and knowledgable about the area we were staying in. He showed us to our room and made sure we knew how everything in the room worked. Our room was exactly what we were looking for Romatic, well decorated, and very comfortable. Most hotels/inns have low grade mattresses with ugly quilts...the bed we slept in was very comfortable and had a warm down comforter. There is a big hot tub with jets in the room which we found to be very relaxing, you fill the tub yourself, so you can set the water temp at what you feel to be comfortable. There was a mini fridge located in the room which was very helpful because we were able to bring our own drinks and snacks and sit and enjoy them in our room. There was a bunch of restaraunts and bars within walking distance, but we enjoyed our room so much that we only left for a short time to get dinner and then headed straight back to the inn. If you are looking for a quiet romantic night away with your other half this inn is a must!! My boyfriend and I are already talking about when we can make time to go back!
Best Stay Ever at the Hampton Terrace
Our stay at the Hampton Terrace was nothing but the best. The hospitality was incredible. The ambiance was amazing. The rooms were large, with the most comfortable beds-not to mention the fireplace in the bedroom!!! The breakfast was great, but the service was above and beyond. Stan and Susan definitely made you feel at home. We went with 8 other couples for a birthday and the two of them really made the entire stay very special. The location is perfect-great restaurants in walking distance and Stockbridge only 10 minutes away-We'd definitely suggest going to the Norman Rockwell museum. We would definitely go back.
Great relaxing weekend
We had a wonderful stay at the Hampton Terrace. The King Suite was very nicely decorated and clean. The Hampton Terrace proprietor was very hospitable, and knows how to make a great breakfast. We also enjoyed the town of Lenox, especially the resturants it had to offer. The overall stay at Hampton Terrace was very relaxing. We would definitely recommend Hampton Terrace to those we know.
The off Season at Hampton Terrace B&B in Lenox, MA
When we arrived, the beautiful Kate and I, on a cold Friday Feb early afternoon, we found ourselves in a very special B&B done in warm colors and wonderfully decorated from the late 19th century. Our room was ready and the temperatures were plunging! The proprietor, Stan Rosen was friendly, clam and very considerate when he and the family dog Atikus, greeted us. He quickly accessed that we had traveled to Lenox, and to Hampton Terrace (which we found on the Internet) to unwind and tune out for a few days. After a brief introduction to the breakfast area and the books with Restaurants and shopping/event information, we were off to our room. The room was beautiful, comfortable and romantic… with a special Jacuzzi touch and fireplace to help on the cold winter days and nights.
We found the area to be rich in Museums and Restaurants. We went to three outstanding museums in three days and also managed to get a good work out in at the Lennox Fitness Center just minutes away.
Breakfast was always a pleasant experience with good food and light conversation with Stan. Stan is the type of host who will give you all the space you want, or with a little encouragement, share his knowledge of the area and the history of the Inn. We found him to be a great host for our special weekend. Our over all experience, two thumbs up and five stars for the Hampton Terrace in Lenox, MA. One thing for sure we will be back.
Hampton Terrace Inn is a very attractive, comfortable base for Berkshire explorations. All the rooms we've seen are tastefully decorated (you can pick your room, depending on availability, from pictures on the website). The kingsize suites are new, (we stayed in #1) plush, and phenominally comfortable and quiet. The bathrooms were luxurious. The slight chill of the bathroom floor was completely handled with the electric heater and thick, thirsty bathmats.
The enormous in-room hot tub, and the gas fireplace made our spacious room all the more cozy, and intimate. We love privacy, and got all we wanted.
Our breakfasts were delicious, particularly Sunday morning, when Stan, our host and Georgia native, treated us to seasoned grits along with many other savory offerings from the griddle. This was satisfying way to fortify ourselves for the walk (a mere two blocks!) into Lenox to peruse the many eclectic gallery collections.
Since guests sit together at breakfast in the large dining room in the beautifully appointed original building, they can share about the sights, and restaurants they've enjoyed. Stan adds suggestions of his own. He recommended our visit to the Clark museum in nearby Williamstown, which was was a definitely a highlight, filled with famous pieces we've all seen, but never knew were avialable so close by, and with free admission.
My mother and father honeymooned in Lenox. When quizzed, Mom was not sure where she stayed back in the day. Regardless my new bride and I were very happy to follow suit with a suite in the Hampton Terrace Inn. Our only regret was not having more time to stay there. We'll be back to the Hampton Terrace Inn for Tanglewood.
Great inn, great owners
Great accomodations, wonderful old home and welcoming, but not in your face couple. It was a great experience. The owners really know the area and restaurants, and do their best to make sure you enjoy everything you do. The breakfast changed every morning and was delicious. I would go back again in a heartbeat.