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Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

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Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Highly recommend the Shirakaba for a restful retreat. Louise and Sadao go above and beyond to meet your needs. The suites are spacious and comfortable and the food is AMAZING. Louise has thought of so many little touches - she puts so much thought and care into your experience. Thank you for a wonderful time!

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Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We decided on a quick quiet get-away and would like to try the Japanese hospitality at Shirakaba. Louis and Sadao did not disappoint us with their exceptional services and enjoyable conversation from Japanese culture to green construction to travel stories. Authentic Japanese post and beam construction, calming decoration including kanji from a Zen master and authentic tatami dining room set...

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

The hosts (Louis and Sadao) we're very hospitable. The food was extremely homey and delicious. The room was spotless. The amenities were amazing. The tatami rooms were relaxing. The Japanese toilet was amazing. Thank you for hosting us!!!!

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Brooklyn
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

A friend and I went to Shirakaba for a relaxing weekend. Although we were not be the easiest guests to deal with, Louise and Sadao still treated us with kindness and patience. The Japanese breakfast made by Sadao and the cookies Louise baked were really delicious. I love the interior of the room where there were tatami mats and sliding...

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Two friends and I spent a weekend to celebrate a milestone birthday. Louise, our hostess, asked in advance if she could decorate for the occasion and we said yes. Imagine our surprise as we drove up the winding driveway to see multiple 'Happy Birthday' signs in the driveway! Streamers and other signs were in our suite inside. You get homemade...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 March 2014

A girlfriends weekend in the Berkshires... we were made to feel very special. Shirakaba was delightful, the hosts were most attentive to any needs, the food plentiful. A winter weekend spent in the hot tub, lap pool and sauna was just the trick for this very long winter. Enjoyed catching up with my friends, going for walks to the gazebo,...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 March 2014

An absolutely wonderful place to stay! The hosts are charming and accommodating in every aspect. The house itself is beautifully built and fosters calm relaxation, as does the gorgeous sylvan landscape all around it. The bedrooms are cozy and furnished with excellent beds, and the hosts' home cooking for meals is scrumptious. And as if all that isn't enough, there...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I recently had a lovely ski weekend in the berkshires with some friends and we had the most delightful brunch here. We had a relaxing meander down to the gazebo before we settled onto the tatami mats for a delightful meal.

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NYC
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Wow, what an amazing spot. Situated along a birch tree-lined private ridge, you get the sense you've stepped away to another place. The hosts are warm and inviting while the house lends itself to a blend of open and private. Look up and appreciate the traditional architecture and hand carved craftsmanship or go down to the pool for a swim...

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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Before entering the house you sense an air of calm. Located high on the ridge with only trees surrounding you and mountains to look at, you find your inner zen. Once inside, that same sense of calm continues. All thoughts of city life and deadlines are gone. You have entered a different world. The bedrooms change according to the size...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
21+ acres, private, two suite, resort style, Berkshires bed and breakfast, Williamstown MA area, free wi-fi, 9' x 39' indoor pool, 6 person hot tub, 3 person Saunatec Far Infared Sauna.. Matsu No Ma Suite, 418 sq.ft., king size Tempur Pedic bed, Japanese Tatami mat room use as sitting room for Romantic getaway, sleeps second couple Japanese style, or up to 3 children, full bath, shower for two, Take No Ma Suite, 415 sq.ft., has Queen size bed, private bath w/shower/tub, second private bedroom/sitting room with full size sofa bed. Suites have: Mini fridge, microwave, HDTV w/cable/Bluray player ( Take No Ma Suite has them in both bedrooms), Japanese hot water pot. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Free Japanese or made to order Western breakfast, optional 6 course Japanese dinners. BYOB no credit cards accepted ... more   less 

Additional Information about Berkshires Shirakaba Guest House

Address: 20 Mallery Rd, New Ashford, MA 01237-9623
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > New Ashford
Price Range: $458 - $511 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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