We had a wonderful family getaway to the Berkshires and stayed at the newly renovated Seven Hills. Set on 27 acres of lawn, this 57 room boutique property offered a great central point for my whole family to stay, including our dog!
There are room options in the Manor House (Main Inn), Terrance Building (Dog Friendly rooms) or the Carriage House (where we stayed). Guests in any room have access to the swimming pool, lawn games, bikes, the lounge and more.
For a family with a small baby and dog, I recommend a Carriage House room as these all come with kitchenettes.
Each room and corner of the Inn has a distinct ambience with inviting tones, color and lighting. The gold and blue palette provided a sense of warmth and comfort of home, where everyone is family. Relax in the lounge, read a book on the terrace, or find shade on the grounds.
While there is so much to do in the area, the Inn provides enough tranquility to spend your time just relaxing on site.
There is light dining in the Plunkett Lounge with small plates, breakfast fare, and cocktails. You can also find tea and coffee available through the day.
The property has capacity to host meetings, events, and weddings too! A great amenity as a family friendly hotel is their Rosie’s Kids Club for guests 12 and under. Children are greeted with the gifts on arrival to keep them entertained and educated during their stay. The staff were all friendly, welcoming, and truly accommodating.
Being our first time out in the Berkshires, it was wonderful to learn that most places were baby and dog friendly. We never had to leave Henrik alone in the room. Once we arrived, we explored town, grabbed lunch and made our way to check-in. After settling into our room, we went to Balderdash Cellars.
This winery is about 20 minutes from the property and has live music Fridays 5pm-8pm and Saturdays 2pm-5pm in the Summer. The whole family is welcomed. We had the pleasure of meeting Donna, the owner and she could not have been more friendly and inviting!
On Saturday, we hiked at Monument Mountain and checked out Steve’s Glen. Then, we visited Windy Hill Farm. The blueberry picking was fun and something I know Sidney will enjoy once he is older. Check their website for seasonal events.
We ended the day with live Jazz music at Edith Wharton’s mansion, The Mount. Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drinks there. This was a great ending to a wonderful day.
The town of Lenox is small, quaint, and filled with delicious restaurants. Check out Haven for brunch and try to get a table at Nudel for dinner. There are a ton of Performing Arts venues like the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Tanglewood – which is the Summer Home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Jacobs Pillow.
There are Museums, Historic Sights, and a ton of recreational activities for families with older kids. We enjoyed exploring Stockbridge and Great Barrington too!
There are even more hiking trails, kayaking, rafting, zip-lining, golf, and in winter, there’s skiing, ice skating and more. We hope to come back to experience the area during another season.
After busy days out and about, it was nice coming back home to Seven Hills. There is ample free parking so we never had to worry about where our car would be. The pillows were fluffy, bed was cozy, and you could hear a pin drop, it was so quiet. For a great getaway less than 3 hours from Manhattan, I highly recommend visiting the Berkshires and bringing the whole family to the new and improved, Seven Hills.