History

          The Inn at Richmond is an historic country inn situated on 27 pastured acres in The Berkshires, in Western Massachusetts, which are ranked #7 by National Geographic as best places to vacation., and referred to by many as “America’s premier cultural resort”. 

 

         Our elegant Bed & Breakfast lodging offers an environment that refreshes the body, soothes the mind and renews the spirit.  The pastoral setting offers a respite from the hectic pace of nearby towns, while our  proximity to the Berkshire’s many cultural, historic, and recreational attractions ensures a memorable New England vacation.

 

         The land upon which the Inn is situated was a land grant from King George III of Great Britain.  This Revolutionary War Era colonial home has been sensitively renovated to retain its historic architectural charm. The Main House was constructed between 1774 and 1776. 

 

         We classify our guest units as rooms, suites & cottages.  Our Main House has 6 units -- 3 rooms & 3 suites -- all with private bathrooms.  At double occupancy, the Main House can hold 12 guests; and 16 with supplemental sleeping in suites.

The Inn also has 4 separate cottages; 3 with fully-equipped kitchens, that accommodate longer visits and families with children under 12 years old..  Each cottage has supplemental sleeping.

 

         Additionally, The Inn has its fabulous Grand Prix Penthouse at our multi-million-dollar, indoor, riding arena. The Penthouse holds 2 to 8 guests with a fully-equipped kitchen and spacious parlor for events.

 

         The Shaker Barn which now houses our Berkshire Equestrian Center was moved onto the property in the 1930’s from Hancock Shaker Village, just 2 mikes away. It has white railed paddocks and barns with horses grazing give one the feeling of being a guest on a gentleman’s farm.

      

THE BERKSHIRE EQUESTRIAN CENTER is a complex of 3 classic barns, stabling up to 30 horses, 2 indoor arenas of which one is the most completely heated in Berkshire County, an outdoor arena, a turf jump / exercise course, and paddocks. We offer transient, short & long term self-board, plus lessons. We are a member of and inspected by the rigorous standards of Select Registry.

 

THE INN is a bed & breakfast plus wedding / private & business event venue.

 

Wireless Internet Access

Complimentary wireless Internet Access is available. The secure connection is identified as The Richmond Inn and requires a password which is RichmondInn. The password is case sensitive and should be entered exactly as written.

 

 

Breakfast​

Continental:  We serve a full Continental Breakfast from 7:15 – 9:30 a.m. The breakfast includes coffee, tea, juices, yogurt, breads, muffins, hot/cold cereals, jellies/jams, pastries/cakes.​

Hot Breakfast: Between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. we serve a hot country breakfast which includes but is not limited to eggs, waffles, French toast, sausage, bacon, quiche, breakfast burritos, hash-browns, and more.  We can accommodate certain dietary restrictions however we are not a kosher kitchen.​

Common Areas​

         The Main House, the Parlor, Library, Garden Room and Dining Room are for your enjoyment. By Massachusetts law the kitchen is locked and off limits for all guests. There is a Game Room located in the Flag Barn just beyond the parking area. You’ll find a pool table and comfortable seating.​

 

​Dining room:  Dining room is open 24 hours a day. In there you will find coffee, creamers, sweeteners plus hot water for tea or cereals. Additionally, we have cookies, cakes, pies, breads, fruits, and assorted snacks.​

 

Library/Terrace Garden Room:  In our library we have complimentary sherry, cream sherry, and various flavored complimentary liquors. In our Terrace Garden Room, we offer complimentary red and white wines plus bottled spring water in the refrigerator.          ​

 

Please feel free to enjoy our magnificent 27-acre property, including the Berkshire Equestrian Center. However, guests must be escorted by our staff to enter the barns.  For safety, please do not feed the horses.  You will also find outdoor seating throughout the property to absorb the beautiful Berkshire views!​

 

House Keeping Services

         With changing times there are needs for changing procedures… for your safety and security and ours. Once you check into your rooms we will not enter unless you are present. The only exceptions to this are if there was an emergency which we will note. Our average guests’ stays 2-3 nights, during this time we will exchange towels daily in the a.m. left neatly outside the door. We will also remove trash bags that are left outside the door. We leave extra trash bags underneath the existing bag for your convenience.​

 

•For guests’ stays that are less than 4 nights we do not change bed linens. Over 3 nights we will change the bed linens, should you desire, when you are present in the room.

 

Smoking

We are smoke free!   There is NO SMOKING allowed in/around the Inn. If you chose to smoke, please do so a reasonable distance from any buildings. You may not smoke within 100 feet of any barn.  Please dispose of smoking materials properly. DO NOT THROW CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THE GROUND!

 

Check Out Time

In consideration of arriving guests, we request that you check out and vacate your room by 12 noon*.  Our staff will be found in or around the kitchen in the morning   ​

*If there are no arriving guests taking your room a late check out can be arranged.

 

Keys

Room keys are provided upon your arrival.  Although you are “in the country” we recommend you lock your door when leaving the Inn. Please be sure to return your keys when checking out. Failure to do so will result in a $25 charge.​