My wife and I were booked last-minute to Penrose (because of a slip-up at another area B&B) and the owners were wonderfully accommodating. They told us all about area attractions, cooked us a fine breakfast, and had a charming collection of old instruments, including a pump organ and a melodion (which they let me play). The only possible downside for some people might be that, in our room, the Purrington, one had to cross the hall to use the bathroom. But the owners told us about this in advance, and it wasn't a big deal to take some clothes with you in the morning. A well-run, charming, and slightly eccentric (in a good way) establishment -- we would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Penrose Victoran Inn is located near Smith College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Deerfield Academy and Williston Northampton Academy. Penrose Victorian Inn takes one back to the by-gone Victorian era with antiques, chandeliers and seven fire places. Choose from three uniquely decorated spacious guest rooms, all with large private baths - The Painted Lady, The Bride's Room and The Eleanor Purrington Room. The stately front porch, perennial gardens, fountain and in-ground swimming pool add to the Inn's ambiance. Our guests enjoy a gourmet candle-lit breakfast. ... more less