Wheatleigh Resort at Hawthorne Road in Lenox, Massachusetts is considered one of the 100 best places to stay in the state. The hotel will remind guests of a stately mansion with its symmetrical architecture. Wheatleigh was built to resemble a French country chateau, with modern 21st century amenities. The hotel sits on 22 acres with the Berkshires and lake for ambience. To reach Wheatleigh from New York it takes 2.5 hours. Boston is the same distance. The hotel was built in 1893, but renovated at the turn of the millennium.
There are 19 suites and guest rooms with en suite baths. The architecture and furnishings have been designed with museum quality in mind, including contemporary art pieces that could be in a museum. Dining is available in the main room or the Library. The Dining Room has fresh seafood, steak dinners, and other sophisticated entrees with a European flair. The Library provides lunch and dinner. The cuisine is a bit simpler than the Dining Room. They serve honey madeleines, fudge brownies, turkey BLT, buffalo Ribeye, and blue prawn, among other things. Some visitors come to Wheatleigh for weddings due to the 22 acres of land that is perfect for outdoor weddings. Meetings can also be held at the hotel.