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Devonfield Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Lee B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2011

We met some friends from NY here recently and were, for the most part, very pleasantly surprised. Though we did have a couple of comments for the owner that I will share we found the Inn to be more than we expected.

The property itself is large and, in nice weather, the grounds themselves would be great for wandering around. There is a good sized pool and even an archery target to shoot at. It is very convenient to the center of Lee and to some nice quiet roads to walk or bike along.

The common areas of the Inn are what made a real difference to us. They are large and inviting and include a large living room area, a TV room and a large enclosed porch area. There are always cookies, cakes and tea available. The breakfast they serve is well done and diverse...with fruits, cereals, cakes and a hot option available.

The room we had was cozy and did not have a fireplace. It did have a nice view of the backyard. But I think the front of the house rooms would be just as pretty and quiet as the road itself isn't too busy. The bathroom was pretty standard but the shower was large and the water pressure was great.

Our issues were that the bed moved and made noise at the slightest shift. We think that can be fixed easily but it did impact my wife's sleep (not mine) as she is a very light sleeper. We also think the toiletries could and should be upgraded. While these are easy fixes, they did sufficiently detract from our overall experience that we felt compelled to discuss them prior to our departure.

Because of these items we felt the value for the night was only average. This is not a cheap place to stay at. Still, it had aspects that were well above what we anticipated and we would give it another chance.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brucesinger, Owner at Devonfield Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2011

Thank you for the positive review. I am pleased to advise you that we have removed the headboard from the bed frame and mounted it directly on the wall. The shampoo/conditioner that you refer to is already top of the line Greenwich Bay product. What you didn't like was the combo shampoo/conditioner. Several years ago we made the decision to upgrade our product and to combine the two for several reasons; hardly anyone used the seperate conditioner and we felt it was more enviornmentally friendly to cut back on waste and plastic products. Again, thank you for your suggestions and input. It is only with this type of feedback that we can continually improve our guest's experience.

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Reviewed 16 October 2011

There is nothing more fun then having a charming late 1800's mansion all to yourself for a lovely evening in the Fall. That is exactly what happened to us in early October. We stayed at the Devonfield Inn and just by chance we had the whole Inn to ourselves. This was our very first stay at a Bed and Breakfast, and it exceeded our expectations! This B&B is huge, from the common areas to the bedrooms. Because we were the only ones there, we checked out all the bedrooms, any one of them would be perfect for any occasion. The ones with the fireplaces are especially romantic. The living room had a baby grand piano which my husband played while I check out the vast book selection. You can just feel the great history in a place like this.

The breakfast was delightful; cereal, granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, and banana bread...and that's just the first course! We then had egg and ham scramble with toast and orange marmalade. They also had a guest pantry stocked with cookies, muffins and fruit; along with glasses, dishes and a refrigerator if you need to store anything.

It was October, so we didn't use the pool, but it looked very inviting. This was a stop over on our drive from Ohio to Maine, the perfect halfway point, we will be returning!! Ronnie and Bruce were wonderful hosts.

Room Tip: Rooms with the Fireplaces are quite romantic!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

Your Berkshire B&B search ends here. Stop browsing travel websites put down your guidebooks and don't worry about doublechecking with friends/family about "nice places in the Berkshires to stay". Just book your stay at the Devonfield.

From the rooms to breakfast to the pool, mountain views and evening cordials, to the amazing Innkeepers, this is what you're looking. We've raved about it since we left, and you will too. Enjoy. We're longing to go back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

We rode in on our Harleys and had a delightful stay. Fantastic welcome - forced to feel at home. The room was great - and there was so much of the Inn to relax in - and always something out to eat or drink. Breakfast was very good and not your average fare. Not ofter you get to stay and one of 'America's top 100 Inns'. Thanks!

Room Tip: Call ahead and let them help you pick the best room available.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We have been in a a lot of B&Bs over the past 23 years... and there is no finer place than the Devonfield Inn! The "Keepers of the Inn" (Bruce and Ronnie Singer) make you feel as though you are their only guests-always available to answer questions/give activity and dining recommendations/serve an incredible and quite generous breakfast. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

Room Tip: Book early and often-you won't be disappointed!!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

This is our first stay in the Berkshires, we stayed for 2 nights. My husband and I were looking for a spot closer to home but still have a feeling of 'going away'.The Devonfield fit the bill. The inn is beautiful, and like staying in a friend's country home.Despite being a full house, the Inn is very low key and quiet- which was perfect for us. The grounds were nice and we did not find the area noisy.The room including the bathroom was clean and comfortable.Our showers were hot with good pressure.The mattress was the best! I have not slept that well in a long time.The breakfast was hot and tasty, they also had a lovely spread fruits,juice,granola,yogurt and more. We did not use the heated pool but it looked clean and well maintained.The inn keeper Bruce was very nice and available to us but not intrusive.There are attractions in and around the town of Lee, and we were busy both days. We had a great stay, and would definitely recommend this inn!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

This was a lovely inn in a good location to explore the Berskshires. The breakfasts were delicious and hearty with plenty of fresh fruit. We stayed in the cottage and everything was updated and very clean. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 85 Stockbridge Rd, Lee, MA 01238-9308
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Berkshires > Lee
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Lee
Price Range: $239 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Devonfield Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located, yet a world apart, Devonfield Inn is set on 32 acre pastoral meadow shaded by graceful birch trees, with rolling tapestry of Berkshire Hills beyond. This 200 year old historic estate home has been graciously updated and is filled with fine antiques. It is sophisticated, yet comfortable and inviting. 10 beautifully appointed luxury rooms and suites * Central A/C * Jacuzzis * Fireplaces * Heated pool * Tennis * Exercise room * Bountiful breakfast * Gracious hospitality ... more   less 
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