Lenox, MA United States
Neighborhood: Secluded countryside

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
ROOM STYLE: Eclectic
VIBE: Sophisticated
Golf Local Immersion Seclusion


Neighborhood: Secluded countryside
11 Hawthorne Road
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Nearest Airport:
Albany International (ALB)
45 mi / 72 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Room Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Shoeshine Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Pool

In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board

About Us

In the tradition of the grand French country chateau, Wheatleigh combines exceptional personal service and extraordinary cuisine with the elegance and comfort of the 21st century. On 22 acres overlooking the Berkshire mountains and lake, Wheatleigh is two and a half hours by car from New York and Boston, with easy access by private plane. Built in 1893, Wheatleigh was completely renovated for the new millennium to create one of the most unique luxurious small hotels in the world. The19 suites, guest rooms, and baths set a new standard of style and sophistication, exquisitely combining antique and architect designed furnishings with original museum quality contemporary art.
Wheatleigh was built in 1893 by Henry H. Cook as a wedding present for his daughter, Georgie, who married Carlos de Heredia, a Spanish Count. Cook was a New York financier, banker, director of railroads and real estate tycoon. He was a descendant of Captain Thomas Cook, founder of Portsmouth, R.I., and the son of Constant Cook, who helped build the Erie Railroad. It is said that Cook built Wheatleigh as a “summer cottage” for his daughter because she had brought a title into the family. Wheatleigh was designed by the prominent Boston architectural firm of Peabody and Stearns based on a 16th century Florentine palazzo. Many of the materials and over 150 artisans were brought from Italy to accomplish the intricate carvings both interior and exterior. Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York, was responsible for creating “Wheatleigh Park” on the land surrounding the palazzo. For many years the largest portion of the 380 acres Wheatleigh estate was used as a working farm. The Count and Countess resided in their “summer cottage” – along with forty in help for only six weeks a year. Their permanent residence was on Fifth Avenue in New York City. During the “Gilded Age” Wheatleigh was the site of many grand parties and musical events. Today, Wheatleigh is privately owned and is one of the smallest member of the Leading Hotels of the World featuring one of the best dining rooms on the east coast. Wheatleigh is open year-round.
Wheatleigh is approximately two and a half hours by car from New York or Boston, about an hour from the Hartford/Springfield or Albany airports, and easily accessible by private plane. Idyllically situated on a Berkshire knoll overlooking mountains and lake, Wheatleigh is located in a 22-acre park originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Wheatleigh is a short walk from Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, and an easy drive to a multitude of other performing arts venues that present dance, theater, and music throughout the season.
For detailed directions, maps of the area, and selected attractions, click here.
The Dining Roomat Wheatleigh is the perfect setting for an intimate dining experience. The setting and attentive yet unobtrusive service conspire to create a relaxed and refined atmosphere. The innovative cuisine of Chef Jeffrey Thompson is infused with a subtle intensity and passion that is an ideal complement to the elegance and sophistication of Wheatleigh dining. His exquisite presentations, accompanied by the finest wines, are served flawlessly by our European trained staff. From the first glass of champagne to the last espresso, there is nothing more important than the pleasure of our guests, and there is no more extraordinary way to spend an evening.
Library-The everyday alternative to the world class Wheatleigh dining room. Serving simpler fare based on our longstanding commitment to using the finest ingredients.

Best of the Best

As a Gilded Age “summer cottage” designed to replicate a Florentine palazzo, Wheatleigh brings a touch of Italy to the Berkshires. This intricately carved architectural gem hosted many a party in its day; now it welcomes travelers with 19 antique-filled rooms and 22 acres designed by Central Park’s architect. Chef Jeffrey Thompson oversees one of the most renowned dining rooms in the eastern United States (earning Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings), while the golf course is among the nation’s oldest. In the summer, enjoy the sounds of the Boston Symphony in nearby Tanglewood or witness New England’s famed fall colors.

Hotel Tip

Stay over on a Wednesday during the summer months so you can take part in the family-style Midsummer Night’s BBQ on the upper terrace.


11 Hawthorne Road
Lenox, MA 01240
United States
Secluded countryside
Nearest Airport
Albany International (ALB), 45 Miles / 72 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites


Voted by Lexus Magazine as the most luxurious small room in the world (10ft x 12ft). Think of a ship’s cabin with built in double bed and full bath. Flat screen and DVD Player.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Deluxe Room


Small and comfortable rooms (10ft x 14ft) with partial park or courtyard views. All have queen size beds, private bathrooms with combined tub and shower, and BeoVision 7-32 Entertainment Systems.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Deluxe


Medium size rooms with lovely park and courtyard views. All have king size beds, BeoVision 7 Entertainment Systems, and bathrooms with deep tubs.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Grand rooms with high ceilings, beautiful views, and wonderful architectural details. All have comfortable sitting areas, king size beds, fireplaces, BeoVision 7-40 Entertainment Systems, and large bathrooms with antique soaking tubs and separate showers.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Terrace Suite

  • Fireplace
  • Sitting Area

The Terrace Suite

A ground floor suite with mountain vista. The sitting area is enclosed in bronze, glass, and brick and opens to a 40 foot covered private portico. The spacious bedroom features a king size bed, a BeoVision 7-40 Entertainment System, and a bathroom with an imported antique soaking tub and large shower.

**Next applicable upgrade category - The Aviary

  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Sitting Area

The Aviary

A former Aviary transformed into a two-story suite with a private covered terrace. The downstairs living room features windows on all sides and a BeoVision 9-50 Entertainment System. A sculptural glass enclosed circular stair leads to a second floor sleeping room floating in the trees. A unique bathroom with limestone and glass wet room combines a soaking tub and shower area.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Sitting Area

The Palazzo

Exclusive use of the entire property including the Five Diamond Restaurant, 19 guest rooms, and all facilities. Twenty-four hour customized service.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

Total 7 Records

Facts & Policies

Golf, Local Immersion, Seclusion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Eclectic
Number of Rooms 19
Check-In Time 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

All reservations must be guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy

The modalities of canceling or changing your reservation at a Hotel will be subject to the cancellation policy of the Hotel.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Terms & Conditions

Full prepayment of room charge upon booking , Taxes and Incidentals upon check out.

Cancellation policy

outside of 30 days $50.00 administrative fee,

Within 1 month ,1 night held on house account for 6 months remaining amount refunded

within 2 weeks 2 nights held on house account for 6 months , remaining amount refunded

within 1 week  full prepayment forfieted

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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