I received a gift certificate to the Penrose Victorian Inn for my birthday. My husband and I recently spent an April night there and it was a totally uplifting experience. We loved the warmth and kindness of the innkeepers, Nancy and Dick Zimmer. The decor of this B&B, for lovers of Victorian ambiance, is breathtaking. From the gorgeous dining room table setting with ribbons cascading down from the chandelier, and music from a "player piano," to Edna May, (the parrot), and hundreds of gorgeous antiques, lamps, etc., this establishment is top-notch. We stepped back in time at the Penrose and it was more than delightful. The breakfast omelette, fresh fruit plate, and toast with Nancy's homemade strawberry jam were yummy as was coffee and juice. The Zimmers made us feel welcome and as comfortable as old friends. They are very well traveled, too, and have brought home treasures for the B&B. They have lots of stories and will tell all about the Penrose and their experiences as innkeepers for the past 21 years. If you love anything Victorian and enjoy a respite from day-to-day living, stay at the enchanting Penrose Victorian Inn. You'll make very precious memories!
- 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