Next time I will be sure to inquire WHERE in the Inn my room is located, since I booked many months in advance, was surprised when we were escorted to a 3rd floor room. Due to the age of the inn, there is no elevator, tho the exercise was an added bonus & didn't hurt me one bit! Staff were sweet & helped bring bags down to our car.
Carpets in 3rd story access hallways, stairwells, & our room were worn, stained & should be be professionally cleaned soon, or replaced. With the Inn under new management, would imagine they have that on their upcoming "to do" list.
The Kemble Inn is a beautiful 138 year old mansion that sits on a fabulous property. Recent renovations are timely, nicely done, & create a sense of today, mixed with a bit of yesteryear. Salvatore, the manager is a delight! The visiting student interns are a great addition to the American staff & all provide a nice opportunity to chat, learn about their home countries, their areas of interest/study, travel abroad experiences --- another layer of what makes the Kemble Inn a great destination.
The chefs are to be commended! Loved the breakfast selections (perfectly poached eggs were my favorite), and the dinner menus were outstanding. Wonderful martinis, too -- guests MUST try the Berkshire Thyme!
The close proximity to Tanglewood & the Shed made it an easy to drive for James Taylor's annual concert, which was FABULOUS (despite the rain storms).
The room was spacious, with a nicely appointed mix of mid-century modern meets Manhattan bachelor pad chic. It had a lovely view over the valley & did have a large private bath.
I hope to return to the Kemble Inn & book a 2nd floor room --- they look lovely.