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Wheatleigh

Estate of Mind

from$655*night
Includes all taxes & fees
Perks
worth over
$170
  • Daily Breakfast For 2
  • $125 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Room upgrade on arrival, if available
  • Early check-in based on availability
  • Late check-out based on availability
  • Free Wi-Fi
*Based on a 1 night stay, from Fri, Nov 13 to Sat, Nov 14. Perks may not apply to this rate. view this rate

Lenox, Massachusetts

Wheatleigh

Estate of Mind

What it is

A 22-acre Italianate manse in the tony heart of the Berkshires, with French gastronomy restaurants that are nothing short of la perfection.

What it isn't

A new build. The 19-suite room was originally built as a private home in 1893 as a wedding gift from tycoon Henry H. Cook to his daughter, Georgie, who wed a Spanish Count.

What we think

The architects that originally built Wheatleigh had a delicious muse: a 16th century Florentine palazzo. All the dramatic grandeur of the Gilded Age era remains (sky-high ceilings and intricate woodwork), paired with modern musts, including Matouk linens, a deep DVD library, and zippy high-speed internet. It’s well-worth treating yourself to a Junior Suite; they’re fitted with antique soaking tubs, ornamental fireplaces and Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 7-40 Entertainment Systems—though we’d wager you’ll spend most of your time looking at the postcard-worthy view of the Berkshire mountains beyond your arched windows. Oenophiles won’t want to miss this place; their list of bottles is longer than a small town phone book, with everything from Vine Hill Vineyard’s Kistler chardonnay to Puligny-Montrachet’s Olivier Leflaive Burgundy.

You're here because

You adore a good garden; these manicured grounds were designed by none other than Frederick Law Olmstead, the man behind Central Park.

The Moment

Sitting overlooking floor-to-ceiling windows that peep out on a rolling expanse of green, you’re not sure you could get any happier. And then: your waiter brings you your second course: Acquerello Risotto with sunchoke, local carrots and black truffle. It’s perhaps the best thing you’ve ever eaten. Until, that is, the jackfruit brulee arrives. The Belinda Carlisle song was right; heaven really is a place on earth.

Location

Two miles from Lenox, Mass, the town Edith Wharton made famous. (Her house, The Mount, is just across Lily Pond from here.) Also just up the road? Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, also constructed in 1893, where they filmed Academy Award-winner “The Cider House Rules.”

W Hawthorne Rd
Lenox, 01240
MA, United States

Restaraunts & Bars

- The Dining Room

- Wine cellar