CHESAPEAKE INN of LENOX  

210 West Street, P.O. Box 1920, Lenox, MA  01240-4920

(800) 966-3429 / (413) 637-3429

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Our sincerest thanks to all who allowed

us to serve them this summer.

We will reopen mid June 2015.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. 

2015 Tanglewood brochure

including schedule

138 STEPS TO

TANGLEWOOD

Norman Rockwell Museum

 SUMMER SPECIALS

Edith Wharton's Mount

Shakespeare & Company

1-NIGHT & 2-NIGHT STAYS

The Clark

Jacob's Pillow

GUESTS' COMMENTS

Williams College Museum Of Art

Berkshire Theatre Festival

  BREAKFAST MENU

Chesterwood

Williamstown Theatre Festival

SATURDAY BBQ

Hancock Shaker Village

Barrington Stage Company

FAQ

Ventfort Hall Mansion

 POOL - REOPENS MID-JUNE 2015

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville

AVAILABILITY as of 11/21

Mass MoCA

Naumkeag Estate and Gardens

POLICIES

Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

Dear Berkshire Visitor,

Thank you for your interest in the Chesapeake Inn (a Tanglewood Business Partner).

We are celebrating our 26th anniversary this year.

The Chesapeake Inn of Lenox features:

  Four guestrooms with full, private, ceramic tiled baths;

  •   Three guestrooms with queen-sized beds;
  •   One guestroom with a queen-sized bed; and a twin-sized, custom built murphy bed;
  •   Central air-conditioning in the bedrooms;
  •   WI-FI HOTSPOT:  High-speed, wireless, internet access;
  •   a 75 foot, in-ground, heated, lap pool.

We pride ourselves on the personal services provided to our guests.  For example, your full "Whatever You Want and Whenever You Want" breakfast will include your personal selections.  Snacks are provided throughout the day and evening.  During the summer season, fresh cut flowers are in each room, and every room has 2 windows with flowered window boxes.  You are encouraged to use the grounds and barbecue.  On Saturday evenings, we offer a complimentary BBQ during the summer season.  

It is only 1/4 mile from the Chesapeake Inn to Tanglewood's East Gate. This is an easy stroll for most people. It is 1 mile to the center of Lenox. It is less than 1 mile to Kripalu.

The rates for the 2015 summer season are $299 - 499/night plus tax during the weekends and special events (Tanglewood on Parade, Boston Pops, etc.), and $133 - 249/night plus tax mid-week.  There is no mandatory gratuity/service charge.  With some exceptions, a minimum stay is required in conjunction with Friday/Saturday night during the summer.  A complimentary weekend night, if available, is included with a 3-night weekend stay.  With a 2-night midweek stay, a 3rd midweek night may be offered at no charge.

We look forward to sharing the Berkshire experience with you.  If you have any special requests, please let us know.

Respectfully,

John Sporck, Your Innkeeper

GUESTS' COMMENTS

"The friendly, warm atmosphere of the Chesapeake Inn is unsurpassable; the level of service outstanding.  The Chesapeake and the innkeeper are the essence of the beauty and scintillating magic of the Berkshires."

"Our room charming and comfortable -

Our host friendly and accommodating -

Our weekend relaxing and enjoyable!"

"Fantastic that you are so close to Tanglewood.  Being able to very easily walk and not having to deal with the traffic only highlighted the entire experience.  Great location."

"Our appreciation for your providing a home away from home.  What a pleasant happening."

Thanks for the relaxed but careful hospitality - especially for your handling of our special needs."

"Thanks for your gracious hospitality - As always we had a wonderful and most enjoyable weekend.  Looking forward to next year!"

"We appreciate your gentle hospitality, the beauty and spotlessness of the surroundings and particularly your willingness to drive us into town for dinner and such.  We have begun to feel so at home after 18 days that we're feeling like another fixture."

"We so much enjoyed our stay at Chesapeake Inn.  Our host was most kind and caring.  The music was delightful, the hospitality charming.  Our sincere thanks for making our weekend so lovely."

"Enjoyed the cozy and homey atmosphere."

"Thank you for making your house "our home".  Your kindness and graciousness will always be remembered with the fondest of memories."

"Thank-you so much for good old New England hospitality!"

"Another wonderful visit - truly enjoyed the lap pool.  Se you next year."

"What a wonderful, pastoral weekend!"

"Great pool - great pool - great pool.  We enjoyed all.  Thanks for the excellent accommodations!"

"From Paris.  Thanks for such warm and relaxed hospitality.  What a wonderful place to "get away from it all!"

FAQ

Q.  Why should I stay at The Chesapeake Inn of Lenox?

A.  Each guest's satisfaction and comfort are our primary concerns.  You will receive personal attention that will make your stay an experience to be remembered fondly.  We are only satisfied when you want to come back.

Q.  How close is Tanglewood?

A.  It is 138 steps from the end of the Chesapeake Inn's driveway to the Highwood Entrance.  It is only 1/4 mile to Tanglewood's East Gate.  Unless a guest has a physical disability, it is an easy stroll.  And after the concert, you avoid the traffic backup that can last as long as 2 hours.

Q.  Does The Chesapeake Inn offer any unusual amenities?

A.  The Chesapeake Inn has a 75 foot, heated, inground, lap pool.  It is available for use 24 hours per day.  Free high-speed wireless internet access is provided.

Q.  What meals are available?

A.  A full breakfast is served each morning.  You may order whatever you want and eat whenever you want.  You will not be limited to a specific menu and hours.  Because there are only 4 guest rooms, we buy breakfast supplies based upon your personal desires.  Let us know what you want.  The innkeeper's day starts by doing the daily shopping.  A complimentary BBQ is offered on Saturday evenings during the summer season.  This allows our guests to avoid the hassle of restaurants during their busiest night of the week.

Q.  When is breakfast served?

A.  You are on vacation, and your breakfast will be served whenever you want.  If you have an opportunity to sleep late, why not?

Q.  Can we get a newspaper in the morning?

A.  The Chesapeake Inn provides morning newspapers.  Whenever possible, newspapers from each guest's home area are available.

Q.  Are any other meals served?

A.  We encourage guests to sample the many fine restaurants that Lenox offers.  Of course, guests may store food in the refrigerator and use the barbecue.  Because The Chesapeake Inn is small, and it is possible for us to accommodate guests' dietary considerations.  A complimentary barbecue is available on Saturday evenings.  This lets you avoid the restaurant hassle on this evening.

Q.  How many guest rooms does The Chesapeake Inn have?

A.  Four

Q.  What are the rooms like?

A.  Each room has a queen-sized bed; a full, private, ceramic-tiled bath, and central air-conditioning.  The central air is very quiet.  Each room has 2 windows on opposite walls.  Each window has a flower box.  Also, a small vase of fresh-cut local flowers are in each room.  Each room is different and has its own features. 1 of the rooms also has a twin-sized murphy bed.

Q.  Are there any public rooms?

A.  There are 2 public rooms (the dining room and the living room)  Of course it is not unusual for guests to congregate in the kitchen.  There are numerous sitting areas outside under the willow trees, around the pool, and elsewhere.

Q.  What is check-in and check-out time?

A.  Normally mid-afternoon for check-in, and late morning for check-out.  But we can almost always accommodate any requests, whether it is arriving early or leaving late.

Q.  Do you allow children?

A.  Children 12 years of age and older are welcome.  We are restricted because of considerations regarding the swimming pool and other guests.  We will consider exceptions on an individual basis.

Q.  Is smoking allowed?

A.  No smoking is allowed inside the inn.  If a guest chooses to smoke outside the house, it is requested that they extinguish their smoking materials and dispose of the remnants in the dumpster.

Q.  Are pets accommodated?

A.  We welcome crated, quiet pets to stay in our barn.  Unfortunately, we have no accommodations for pets in the main house.  Also, there are several kennels in the area and we can assist you in arranging their services.

Q.  Is parking available?

A.  There is free parking on the premise.

Q.  Are any business services available?

A.  Free high-speed wireless internet access is available.

Q.  Are credit cards accepted?

A.  AX, VISA, and Master Card are welcomed.

Q.  What service charges and/or gratuity charges are added to the bill?

A.  The Chesapeake Inn does not add a mandatory service charge or gratuity charge to your bill.  Such charges are deemed to be your personal choice.

Q.  What is the payment and cancellation policy?

A.  50% of the stay's cost is requested as a deposit.  The balance is requested 2 months prior to arrival.  If a cancellation is made more than 2 months before the scheduled arrival, a full refund is given.  Within the 2 months prior to arrival a full refund is given provided that the room can be re-rented.  Any deviation from this will be explained in your confirmation.  The Chesapeake Inn does not have a service charge associated with cancelling a reservation. Your reservation is guaranteed.  We do not overbook.

Q.  Does the Chesapeake Inn accept online reservations?

A.  Yes, we do have this capability.  Please be aware that as a small inn, we appreciate the opportunity to talk our guests when they make a reservation.  Also, we've found that this leads to a better experience for our guests.  We make every effort to answer your phone calls and emails immediately.

SUMMER SPECIALS

Throughout the summer:  stay 3 weekend nights and get a free 4th night's stay,

and/or stay 2 midweek nights and get a free 3rd night's stay.

SINGLE NIGHT STAYS ARE AVAILABLE:

on some weekend nights and almost always during midweek

LONGER TERM MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS

are available as per the above calendar and qualify for long-term discounts. 

RESERVATIONS

Because we only have 4 guest rooms, we have attempted to maintain a very personal approach toward our entire endeavor.  This has included the non-use of an automated reservation system.  We encourage you to call or email with questions or to make a reservarion.  Your phone call (800.966.3429) or email will be either answered directly or very shortly after your inquiry. This is a promise.

If you have interest in a package of multiple nights, please call for the best rate.

The following is a quick note about our policies and procedures.

First and foremost, the booking system is from a 3rd party.  Consequently it does not easily handle the situations that are unique to each reservation.  If your needs fit into its box, then it'll work well for you.  If you have specific needs, it will probably not serve you well.  In that case, please, please call us directly.

During summer months we have a 3-night minimum during the weekends (Thursday - Sunday). You may choose whichever 3 nights you desire. Also, we offer a free 4th night's stay (subject to availability) in conjunction with the 3-night stay. We do not have a minimum stay midweek (Monday - Wednesday). We offer a free 3rd night's stay (subject to availability) in conjunction with a 2-night midweek stay.

All of this aside, we do make exceptions to our policy. As you can imagine, it would be almost impossible to conjure all the situations for an online booking system.  For example, the system does not allow for a 2-night weekend stay. But we welcome the opportunity to try to arrange it for you.  Also we do have a limited number of single-night stays available during weekends.

The Chesapeake Inn's strength is the personal attention that we provide you. This starts with the arrangements for your reservation. Again, we encourage you to contact us directly if you are having any difficulty with the automated system.

If you prefer, this is a link to our online reservation system.

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SUMMER BREAKFAST MENU

__  Orange Juice __  Pumpkin Muffin
__  Cranberry Juice __  Lemon Poppy Muffin
__  Other Juice  _____________________ __  Carrot Muffin
__  Bananas __  Raisin Bran Cereal
__  Grapes __  Honey Nut Cheerios
__  Apples __  Life Cereal
__  Peaches __  Other Cereal
__  Other Fruit  _____________________ __  2% Milk
__  Bread - Grain __  Other Milk or Cream  ________________    
__  Other Bread  ____________________ __  # Eggs & how prepared  ______________
__  Cinnamon Raisin Bagel __  # Bacon Strips
__  Plain Bagel __  Ham
__  Whole Wheat Bagel __  Steak
__  Apple Bagel __  # Sausage Links
__  Blueberry Bagel __  # Sausage Patties
__  Other Bagel  ____________________ __  # Pancakes
__  Cranberry Muffin __  Regular Coffee
__  Raisin Bran Muffin __  Flavored Coffee  ____________________
__  Blueberry Muffin __  Regular Tea
__ Cinnamon Muffin __  Flavored Tea  ______________________
Special Requests
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