Kemble Inn is a historic mansion offering fourteen guest rooms on three acres in the town center of New England, USA.
"I happened upon The Kemble Inn when I needed a room for the night in Lenox Ma. this week. Three separate shop owners or townspeople had mentioned it . One loved having cocktails on the back porch staring at the stars, not something I planned to do in 35 degree weather, another loved dining there with her husband, and the third simply handed me a brochure with a smile, saying 'just look for yourself'."
"The pictures were beautiful, in the best, Manhattan comes to the country kind of way. Luxe navy velvet couches flanking the fireplace in the library, flames dancing, modern art on the walls; another fireplace glowing in the dining room/ restaurant (cute name'Table Six'), with an oversized picture window out onto the back lawn, and an almost as large whimsical painting of Queen Elizabeth among the art filled walls."
"Gleaming wood floors throughout, carefully curated antique, modern and contemporary furniture in each room, shiny white subway tiles in the beautifully redone steam shower in a bedroom. But in real life, would it compare? No. It so far surpassed my high expectations, that I have installed Trip Advisor, just so I could write about it!"
"The house manager, William, greeted me at the door and wrenched the bags from my frozen fingers. The lobby/living room was light filled and lovely, but I was immediately drawn into the library, where the fire burned and the velvet couches called to me, just like in the picture. He brought me a big cup of tea to warm my soul, but from the looks of the corner antique bar carts, I could have gotten anything from Pernod to 12 yr old Scotch, to a 'sidecar' if I had asked."
"The location is a couple of blocks off the main Street, so it was very quiet. Other than the crackling fire, the only outside sound I heard were the bells from the quaint old church I could view from my bedroom window."
"My room had a fireplace and William brought up plenty of wood. A crimson velvet love seat in an alcove with floor lamps on either side was a perfect place to read. The little black Smeg fridge was packed with plain and sparkling water (free!), and all manner of other drinks. The ceiling lights and each strategically placed lamp had a dimmer switch. The bathroom had bright white tiles and huge white towels. The chrome was new, and it sparkled."
"I went back down around 8 and chose to skip dinner, even though the smells of roasted potatoes and beef, and the sounds of diners and fire and clinking glasses almost changed my mind. I went back to the library, and later had some straight out of the oven apple crisp which Chef Caleb brought me around 10 pm. The local apples were tart, sweet and hot, the crisp was flaky, and the vanilla ice cream was just starting to melt."
"When I went up to bed, one perfectly round house- made chocolate truffle, with a light dusting of cocoa on the white dish, waited for me on top of my antique highboy. The bed had been turned down, and it called to me, but I had to work until 2 a.m. and I kept the fire burning the entire time."
"The next morning, a gentle snow covered the church, as though it had been pre-ordered , (pre-ordained?) and I stared at it while still in my cozy bed."
"My whole stay at The Kemble Inn was just 24 hours, but I began to plan a real trip there for my husband and myself, before I even left. What an experience!"
"Entering into the backyard of the beautiful mansion the feeling was so elegant and chic that one is completely transported to another place. It is very like an English country home, and the service is very fine as well. I was served a lovely glass of wine and enjoyed the fine view across the lawn to the hills beyond. It was so peaceful that I suppose that I would have been happy to be alone, but what made the experience was nice was meeting an old friend! A very happy experience and I can not wait to return and try some of those delicious dishes."
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"I had a fantastic stay at the Kemble Inn! A few ladies and I went for a girls night out and absolutely loved the place! Funky decor, fabulous food, and extremely welcoming staff! I was lucky enough to get the room with the whirlpool tub and it was divine! Highly recommended!"
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