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!
The Spirit Shop, your place to purchase wine, beer and spirits in Williamstown, MA. We are located on Cole Avenue and open Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 12pm-10pm. Newly renovated to increase our selection and make your experience more pleasurable. Come see what you have been missing. Check out the links on our web site for specials and information organized by category – don’t forget to sign up for our e-newsletter and ‘like’ us on Facebook for updates on sales and special events Upcoming Events: in-store beer tasting 4-6pm every Friday! Primary Sidebar Hours Mon-Sat 9am-11pm Sun 12pm-10pm
The Spirit Shop underwent a full interior renovation in 2009 including all-new wine racks and floors, as well as updating the coolers and expanding the space for their wine, liquor, and beer offerings. The walk-in cooler can store hundreds of cases of beer as well as a wide selection of kegs including Rolling Rock, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Berkshire Brewing Company, Bud and Bud light, Long Trail, Magic Hat, and Sam Adams, just to name a few. They also offer an ever-growing selection of American craft brews and Belgian-style beers by the bottle like Ommegang and Chimay. Various popular brands of whiskey, rum, tequila, vodka, gin as well as cocktail mixers round out the liquor offering. The Spirit Shop offers a wide selection of wine from California, Washington, Oregon, Chile, Argentina, Italy, France and Spain, as well as sparkling wine, Port, desert wine and cordials.