Blantyre, in the Berkshires - Lenox, Massachusetts - 5 Star Exclusive Luxury Country House Hotel

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Blantyre was the first United States hotel to become a member of Relais & Châteaux.

This Forbes Five-Star property will be unveiled in April 2018 following a re-imagination and multimillion dollar transformation. A country estate set amidst 110 acres of lush lawns and woodlands in the beautiful Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, its centerpiece is a Tudor Style House, built in 1902. Blantyre’s elegant accommodations include eight guest rooms in the Main House, eleven suites in the Carriage House and four expansive cottages. Blantyre will offer unparalleled culinary experiences, including a classic French bistro, fine dining restaurant, and outdoor dining terrace, in addition to New England’s most extensive wine cellar with a private tasting room, and 10,000 bottles. The Spa at Blantyre will provide a calming respite for those seeking rejuvenation. Guests can also take advantage of country pursuits throughout the year, and soak up the destination’s rich culture, renowned music and theater festivals, and vast outdoor adventures. Blantyre is available for estate takeovers for celebrations, weddings and meetings.

Affiliations

Relais & Chateaux, Virtuoso, Conde Nast Johansen's, Andrew Harper Recommended

Accolades & Articles

One of the Top 100 Hotels in the World - Conde Nast Traveler Read Luxury Travel Magazine article: A Magical Winter Weekend at Blantyre, in the Berkshires Blantyre has won the 2013 Condé Nast Johansens Award for "Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway" in the United States and Canada Read Luxury Travel Magazine interview with Blantyre owner Ann Fitzpatrick-Brown View Good Morning America video: Berkshires: A Beautiful Winter Getaway Blantyre, Voted "#1 Small Hotel in the USA" by Conde Nast Traveller 2009 Read CNN Travel article: Mass appeal in the Berkshires Read USA Today article: 10 great places to see through a novelist's eyes "For a little Brahms to go with your Brie, picnic under the stars at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the pastoral Massachusetts Berkshires. Under the direction of James Levine, the symphony's opera-rich season kicks off in July." - New York Times - 31 Places to Go This Summer

Awards

Conde Nast Gold List, Forbes 5 Star Award, Conde Nast Johansen's Most Excellent Award, Andrew Harper Award Winner, Wine Spectator Grand Award, A-List - Luxury Travel Magazine Award, Travel+Leisure World's Best Value

Trip Type

Arch/Culture/History, Business Meeting, Golf Getaway, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Shopping & Fashion, Spa & Wellness, Villas, Wedding, Wineries / Wine Tasting

Wow Factors

• Guests are "wowed" by Blantyre’s privacy, exclusivity, and rare opportunity to experience what it was like to live in the ’Gilded Age’. • Blantyre houses the largest wine cellar in New England with over 12,000 bottles worth $2 million dollars! • Massive book collection -- more than 4,000 books are found in all areas of the property from guest rooms and suites to public areas. • The Paterson Suite has a chair that declares ‘Marilyn Monroe Sat Here’ and a book with Babe Ruth’s signature. • Blantyre is one of only four Forbes 5 Star Hotels in Massachusetts. The others are: Boston Harbor Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel Boston; and Mandarin Oriental, Boston. • Amazing floral arrangements by in-house florist adorn the property’s public areas, as well as guest rooms.

Insider Tips

• Jacket/tie and cocktail attire is required at dinner from Wednesday through Sunday. A "bistro menu" is served on Mondays and Tuesdays and is less formal with jacket only required (no tie). • Blantyre welcomes children over 12 years of age. • The hotel transitions one of their tennis courts to a private ice skating rink in winter complete with warming hut.

Accommodations

8 rooms in the main house, including the Paterson Suite 10 rooms in the Carriage House which is attached to the Spa and outdoor pool area 3 private cottages, including one pet-friendly cottage

Amenities & Services

All rates include full breakfast, use of ice skating rink, walking trails, tennis courts, croquet lawns, swimming pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna. Room fees do not include 5.7% State Room Tax, 6% Local Room Tax and 18% Household fee.

Spa

Potting Shed Spa - Located in a separate building on the property with a complete menu of services, a common sauna, large hot tub, steam room, fitness area and outdoor heated pool (closed in winter months).

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Meetings and Weddings at Blantyre are Full Property Takeovers and exquisitely private…please call or email for more information: http://blantyre.com/contact/

Explore

The beautiful Berkshires area "The Switzerland of America" is known for its vast array of natural and cultural attractions: museums and art galleries, antiques, music festivals, specialty shops, hiking, golf, horse riding, winter sports and much more. Attractions open all year Antiquing – Most shops located along Route 7 south from Great Barrington into Sheffield Clark Art Institute in Williamstown – 45 minutes Lee Premium Outlets in Lee - 4 minutes - 60 Outlet Stores Mass MoCA in North Adams – 60 minutes – Open all year – Nation's largest museum of contemporary art Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge – 15 minutes Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown – 45 minutes Attractions open seasonally Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge – 13 minutes – Open May to Oct Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge – 12 minutes – Open June to Oct Chesterwood in Stockbridge – 15 minutes – Open late June to Oct – sculptor Crane Papermaking Museum in Dalton – 30 minutes – Open June to Oct afternoons Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio in Lenox – 5 minutes – Open end of June to Columbus Day Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield – 20 minutes – Open April to Oct Jacob's Pillow in Becket – 25 minutes – Open late June to late Aug The Mount – Edith Wharton's Estate & Garden in Lenox – 3 minutes – Open May to Oct Naumkeag in Stockbridge – 13 minutes – Open late May to Columbus Day Shakespeare & Company in Lenox – 4 minutes – Performances from June to Sept Tanglewood Festival in Lenox – 8 minutes – Summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Open July to Labor Day Weekend Ventfort Hall in Lenox – 5 minutes – Open all year; restricted hours from Nov to May Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown – 45 minutes – Open mid-June through late-Aug

Airport

Albany International Airport (ALB)

Airport Distance

45 miles

High Season

May through October

Getting There

Albany, New York (ALB) - 45 miles / 45 minutes Hartford, Connecticut (BDL) - 62 miles / 1 hour Boston (BOS) - 124 miles / 2 hours New York (JFK) - 157 miles / 3 hours

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