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1896 House - Barnside Inn

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a Groupon for a two night stay including dinner and two breakfasts. I would look for the same opportunity next year as it was well worth staying here. Suite 203 Barnside was spacious and comfortable. the bed was extremely comfortable. There was a sitting area by the gas fireplace and a small table for two by the window....

Thank lovetotravelCt
Warrensburg, New York
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Spent two nights in suite 206 and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations and the staff. The suite is decorated in period antiques with a king-sized four poster bed that was perhaps the most comfortable "hotel" bed I've ever slept in. The sitting area in front of the gas fireplace was the perfect spot for reading, relaxing and planning...

Thank MikeM1957
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Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely comments about the property, the suite that you stayed in, our caring staff members, and the '6 House Pub. We are extremely happy that you chose to visit the 1896 House and the '6 House pub to celebrate your 15th wedding anniversary; it sounds like this was definitely a memorable getaway for the...

Sandwich, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed here last weekend for our Anniversary on a Living Social deal. We stayed in one of the Luxury Suites, a charming Victorian room with a King bed, a comfortable couch, a refrigerator and a jacuzzi. We found the bed and room clean and comfortable, and right outside past the porch with the wicker furniture is...

Thank Mdavid9562
Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary! We are very happy to hear that your special weekend was romantic and relaxing. As you now know, you definitely made the right decision by booking one of our Barnside Suites to stay in while celebrating such an occasion - it sounds like you and your wife took advantage of all the amenities that your suite had to...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here about 8 years ago and it was so memorable that we had always wanted to return. Well, we did and even though I found out the management had changed since being here, we certainly were thrilled that the beauty, comfort, hospitality had not changed! We stayed in a different suite this time and loved it as much...

Thank deedonut
Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing about your stay with us! It was great to meet both you and your husband, and to have had the opportunity to chat with you both for quite a while. All of us here at the 1896 House love to get to know our guests! In regards to our conversation in the bar at the '6...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent 4 nights in suite 206, for a total cost of almost $1,000. Tired, old, badly in need of updating. And we had NO cell service and NO wi-fi in our room. It's 2017. How can anyone operate a hotel and charge $250/night with no cell or wi-fi??? Management kept insisting that Verizon works fine, and their wi-fi...

1Thank er20172017
Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for writing. We feel obliged to set the record straight. All of our suites are professionally decorated with unique antiques. Suite 206 is probably our most popular and requested suite. You used the adjectives "tired" and "old" to describe the suite; you must not appreciate the elegance and opulence of the appointments in your suite that re-create America during...

Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The Staff is so wonderful, they are very attentive and they make you feel so special. We had a problem with our fireplace and within hours they had a repair man there fixing it. We really enjoy the 1896 House it is so clean. Would we stay there again, yes. And we have stayed many times.

Thank chevy4669
Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments about the 1896 House and our staff! We are really happy that you have stayed with us many times, and we look forward to your future visits to the 1896 House.

Catskill Region, New York
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We booked a suite based on Wendy's recommendation.It was so elegantly decorated and extremely clean.I didn't want to leave the room,it was so peaceful.Thank you Mary!However,we do enjoy eating and left our room.Our stay included breakfast which was terrific! Great atmosphere,and Chef Delores was a delight. Fresh fruits,breads and muffins in addition to an omelette or french toast very filling...

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Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences. We are very happy to hear that all aspects of your stay were memorable! All staff members take great pride in their work, and they will be glad to hear that their efforts were very much appreciated during your stay at the hotel and your visit to the '6 House Pub. All of us...

Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

OK for one night nice bar near by Slightly dark room and need some redecorating Our door closed and we could not get out of the room finally me managed to open without assistance as it was delayed! Reasonably priced

1Thank Ronny W
Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. Our Luxury Barnside Suites have more than enough lighting; between the large windows located at the front of each suite, the overhead dimming lights, and the unique lamps, our guests have the ability to make their room as dark or as light as they wish. You obviously were not locked inside of your room, as you...

Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had just one night and that was one too many! I see all good reviews here are for the suites numbered in the 201 - 206, we were in room 101. Dark, dank smell, blocked bathroom sink, reasonably clean,Very very bad beds, in fact we both had sore backs for three days after. Staff that don,t seem to care...

Thank Gillian G
Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

First, to clear up any confusion, you stayed in one of our hotel rooms on Brookside, which is why the only posts that you will find on this page pertain to our Barnside Suites (rooms 201-206). The Brookside rooms are characterized as having a “mountain cabin” feeling to them. There are windows on the front-facing part of the rooms (looking...

Housatonic, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Was at the 1896 house for a wedding, had planned on staying over there, the room was amazing, very beautiful and comfortable! Would love to stay there again some time! The room had nice amenities, was tastefully decorated and nice and quiet when it came time to sleep. Loved having a porch to sit out on.

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Zac O, Manager at 1896 House - Barnside Inn, responded to this review

Your nice comments are greatly appreciated. We hope that you had a great time at the wedding that you were attending! Each one of the six suites are decorated to resemble a different time period, and we would love if you visited again and got to enjoy another one of our unique rooms. We look forward to your next visit.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enchanting 3 building property on a brook and pond. Variety of luxury suites with a candlelight gourmet breakfast and immaculate and charming traditional motel rooms with a hot breakfast buffet. Many bed configurations and some connecting rooms. Some dual whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, canopy beds, and parlor stoves. Seasonal heated pool. Free WiFi and business center. Very popular ‘6 House Pub on site. Gourmet restaurant adjacent. Free parking. All non-smoking. Accessible room. One 3 Room Apartment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1896 House - Barnside Inn

Address: 910 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA 01267-2732
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Williamstown
Price Range: $107 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — 1896 House - Barnside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
1896 House - Barnside Hotel Williamstown
1896 Hotel Country
1896 Motel Country
Country Inn Williamstown
Williamstown Country Inn
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“We liked room 203 and 204. Both were furnished nicely and were a good size with a small frig, fireplace and sitting areas.”
  • Barnside lower porch
  • Barnside upper porch
lovetotravelCt, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“The suites are all wonderful. Even the regular rooms are very nice. A very clean hotel.”
chevy4669, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The suites 201-206 are incredible.”
MikeM1957, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Stay in 201-206 or don't stay at all”
GillianG453, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Although the suites are attached motel-style they are very private - really isn't a "bad" room.”
M6163VWbettyc, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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