Located on the scenic route entering Williamstown, Massachusetts in the beautiful Berkshires, The 1896 House Inn and Country Lodgings is an upscale three building lodging and dining campus featuring a variety of 7 guest room types and rates, from posh and elegant to practical and affordable, as well as the ‘6 House Pub, our popular restaurant & bar.
Our delightful accommodations consist of “Barnside” Luxury Suites, a distinctive and romantic Bed and Breakfast, and our two traditional and classic New England inns, “Brookside” Motel & “Pondside” Motel.
The 1896 House offers natural beauty and country space with incomparable water landscapes, romantic footbridges, gardens, and a stately gazebo to embellish the scene.
The serene duck pond with its curved stone bridge creates a mini Shangri-La at Pondside while Hemlock Brook winds through the flowering banks and lattice footbridges at Brookside and Barnside. Our signature Adirondack chairs dot the property, allowing you many perfect spots from which to enjoy the view. Complimentary high speed wireless internet is available in every guest room, on the grounds, and at The ‘6 House Pub!
Optimally located, The 1896 House Inn and Country Lodgings is the perfect location from which to tour the Berkshire Hills and Southern Vermont. Noted for its acclaimed Williamstown Theatre Festival, world-renowned Clark Art Institute, and the prestigious Williams College, Williamstown is a perfect four-season destination.
Within a short drive you may visit Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) & Mount Greylock in North Adams; Hancock Shaker Village, Barrington Stage Company & Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield; Tanglewood, The Mount, and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox; Norman Rockwell Museum & Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Mohawk Trail, Jiminy Peak Ski Resort, Bennington Monument, Bennington Museum and many more attractions too numerous to list. We are centered 45 minutes from the outlet malls in Manchester, Vermont and 45 minutes from the Prime Outlets in Lee. Let us tailor your itinerary with music, theatre, dance, art, history, golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, shopping or simply fine dining and total relaxation.
For years The 1896 House Inn and Country Lodgings has enjoyed a reputation for the highest standards and warm hospitality. If you stay with us once, we know you’ll become part of our perennial guest list!