Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club, Lenox, MA


If staying in a castle has been a dream, then Cranwell Resort, Spa, and Golf Club will bring visitors close. The resort is not a castle, but close to it in looks. This mansion was turned into a hotel in Lenox, Massachusetts for visitors wanting a beautiful stay near wine country. Brilliant colored trees will line the acreage at the resort with the layout of the golf course to add to the picturesque appearance.

Cranwell is in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. They offer 114 different guest rooms, suites, cottages, and townhouses for a luxury stay. The spa has 50 treatments to help one relax and enjoy the surrounding views. For those on vacation at Cranwell the experience is not complete without a stop at the fitness center or the 18 hole golf course. The course is a championship set up and has had numerous famous players.

Whether travel for leisure or business is the goal, Cranwell Resort offers everything one needs including business services, wedding locals, and a getaway from regular life. The hotel offers three award winning restaurants to visitors.

The mansion is the main part of the hotel. It was built over a hundred years ago in a Tudor style. The Great Hall is definitely English in style with the overstuffed English sofas, oriental rugs, and wall tapestries. The tapestries are actually from France. Inside the 19th century decorated mansion are 13 rooms and suites. The mountains and landscape can be seen from each room, which are on the second and third floors. The restaurants and most spa services are in the main mansion. Beecher's Cottage was constructed in 1882. It offers a Queen Anne style that looks out at the golf course. It is a three story structure with spiral staircases inside and 25 guest rooms. They are all decorated with a contemporary look though they keep the old world charm. These rooms are some of the largest with bay windows or fireplaces.

Founders Cottage is near the tennis courts. It houses 27 guest rooms with whirlpool tubs, the forest nearby, and a more modern appearance. The Carriage House is near the mansion and linked by the spa. It has a heated glass enclosed walkway. The Carriage House has been renovated to show the 1890's d,cor in the 18 guest rooms. The high ceilings and plush chairs make the rooms inviting.

Olmsted Manor was created by Frederick Law Olmstead, who was the landscape architect of Cranwell. The building offers 12 guestrooms and suites. There is a front desk, gift shop, and concierge desk in this building. There is also a grand fireplace for visitors to enjoy while sitting around the lobby. The Cottage Suites provide an additional 10 suites with wet bar or kitchenette. It is near the pro shop and outdoor swimming pool. Three townhouses sit on the property near the golf course. These are perfect for families who are there for extended stays or business since they are larger than the rest of the rooms.

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