In the Heart of the Berkshires

The Cottage Bed & Breakfast

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Welcome to The Cottage a Stockbridge. Massachusetts B&B. The Cottage offers large private suites on a sprawling property close to all Berkshire recreational and cultural destinations. Safety measures in the time of Covid are enhanced at The Cottage: there are NO common hallways, stairways, or elevator; guests enter their suites directly from the car park; guest entrances are far apart; sanitation between guests meets all state requirements, and we do not book suites on consecutive days but leave days open between occupancies.

Located in historic Stockbridge Massachusetts, The Cottage B&B is situated on two acres with mountain views giving a feeling of rural peace and quiet while within walking distance to Stockbridge Main Street shops and restaurants. The Cottage is 2.5 miles to the beach on Stockbridge Bowl, I mile to Main Street bike path. 1.2 miles to three Stockbridge hiking trails. Next door to the National Shrine for Divine Mercy and across the street from Naumkeag. Less than 3 miles from The Berkshire Theater Group. Six miles to hiking trails at Monument Mountain, and 8 miles to skiing at Butternut.

Your Innkeeper is local historian and author Carole Owens. She has written 12 books about the Berkshires including "Fodor's Guide to the Berkshires" and "The Berkshire Cottages".

One of the "courtesies of house" at The Cottage is to help you find a good restaurant or an out-of-the-way attraction that will enhance your trip — ask Carole.

  • Easy to Relax

    A beautiful setting across from Naumkeag.

  • Patio: The Cottage Suites

    Enjoy a drink or eat outside.

  • Nooks and Crannies

    The large grounds give you lots of choices.

  • Antique Suite

    The Antique Suite is more spacious than the usual suite. It has a private patio and is walking distance from Naumkeag, The Marians, Main St Stockbridge, and 3 minutes from Tanglewood.

  • Antique Suite

    The beds are Stearns & Foster Premium. The view from the windows is of the two-acre grounds of The Cottage. Perfect for an afternoon glass of wine or a picnic lunch.

  • Antique Suite

    Innkeeper Carole Owens will direct you to the best in the Berkshires for dining and entertainment as well as outdoor hikes.

  • Modern Suite

    The Modern Suite welcomes pets. Provides the perfect launch for your Berkshire vacation. Located minutes from all the most popular Berkshire attractions and the best food.

  • Modern Suite

    Enjoy your private patio or use the grill on the large patio for a picnic supper. Walk to the Shrine of Divine Mercy or to Naumkeag, both just a few feet away!

  • Modern Suite

    Your dog will love the grounds. Want to take a walk? Stroll through the Marian's large campus, the Naumkeag grounds or walk into town and enjoy a number of trails.

About The Cottage B&B

The Cottage is located on 2 acres with spectacular mountain views. Our large suites feature privacy. comfort and convenience. Each suite has a bedroom, separate sitting room, private bath, private patio and private entrance. There is television, radio, WiFi, AC, and convenience area in each suite. The convenience area has coffee maker, tea pot, dishes, glassware, toaster oven, microwave, and refrigerator.

ANTIQUE SUITE - This elegantly appointed and romantic suite sleeps up to 4. The Antique Suite is our largest suite decorated with antiques and oriental rugs. The Antique Suite has a second bedroom which makes this suite perfect for a family, two couples traveling together, or a girl-friends’ weekend away./p>

MODERN SUITE - This suite sleeps 2 and in the Modern Suite we welcome pets. The Modern Suite offers all the same amenities and in addition has a steam shower.

Guest Comments

"True Hospitality"

"Carole was very hospitable, friendly, and accommodating for our last-minute stay at her beautiful property. Returning from our son's college football game, about a 7-hour trip from upstate NY, we needed a place to rest part way home. Upon arrival she came out to welcome my wife and me and our 2 friendly dogs. After showing us our very spacious and clean accommodations, she returned with some warm brownies. We will definitely be back when coming to the Stockbridge/Lenox area again. Thanks Carole!"

" Carole Owens is a very gracious host. We stayed 2 nights in the antique suite which was lovely, clean and had all the comforts of home. The central location is a great starting point for area day trips or a day of hiking, shopping and then dinner (that was our choice). A very nice place for a quiet weekend getaway for two."

"The rooms were large, bright, and stunningly appointed with antiques and artwork. We had everything we needed — a little fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. Close to restaurants and attractions, good parking. Hostess made us feel warmly welcomed."

"A great moment in great house with a very nice welcome with many advices to site visits in the area."

"The Cottage offers comfortable accommodations in a lovely setting which is an easy drive to Tanglewood. Carole is very friendly and helpful!"

"Peaceful spacious setting. Gracious helpful hostess. Look forward to returning in the future. The rooms were large, bright, and stunningly appointed with antiques and artwork. We had everything we needed -- a little fridge, coffee maker, and microwave. Close to restaurants and attractions, good parking. Hostess made us feel warmly welcomed."

"The Cottage has 2 suites. My husband and I have stayed in both. We stayed in one suite for our honeymoon and enjoyed it so much we returned the following year and the year after that for our anniversaries. On our honeymoon we stayed in the larger suite and then we had the smaller suite as the larger suite was already rented for part of the days we wanted. We will probably rent smaller suite next year as we found it very comfortable and cozy."

"Beautiful grounds, quiet, clean. Owner is available at all times. Close to all area attractions. Great Barrington, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Lennox are all within a 10 min. car drive."

"Stayed one night for weekend to Tanglewood festival. At first, it was a bit hard to find the house number accessing from north, but very close to the campus. Followed Carole's advise to use the Lion Gate lot parking, absolutely no traffic back from night concert via back road. Perfect for a family with yawning small kids. The suite was spacious and cozy. Very comfortable and at home feeling."

Rates and Reservations

For information about specials and package prices throughout the year, send us an email to or call 413-298-3333.

Rates In-Season
• The season is May 1 to October 31
• $219 per night for the Modern Suite
• $269 per night for the Antique Suite
• $25 per person per night for guests over 2

Rates Out of Season
• November 1 to April 30
• $209 for Modern Suite
• $239 for Antique Suite
• $25 per person per night over 2 guests

Reservation Policy
• A deposit (the first night) is required to confirm the reservation. The balance is collected at check in.
• CHECK IN - 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
• CHECK OUT - by 11:00 AM

Cancellation Policy
For stays three nights or shorter:
• If a guest cancels 30 days before the arrival date, the guest will receive a refund of the deposit.
• If a guest cancels closer to the arrival date, there is no refund, however, the deposit can be applied to a future stay.
For stays longer than three nights:
• the deposit serves as the cancellation fee and is nonrefundable; however, the deposit can be applied to a future stay.

Prospect Hill Road P.O. Box 1207
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Tel: 413-298-3333
24-hour reservation line

Books by Carole Owens

Remarkable Women of New England: The War Years 1754 - 1787

The Berkshire Cottages

Lost Days of Agatha Christie

Pittsfield: Gem City in The Gilded Age

The Berkshires: Coach Inns to Cottages

Bellefontaine: An Historical Narrative

Fodor's Guide to the Berkshire's and the Pioneer Valley

Editor/Fundraising Contributor: The Stockbridge Story

The House in the Hollow

Who Killed Carrie Knox

The New York Times:
"An entire trip could be rewardingly mapped with this fat, oversized paperback. For the stay-at-homes, THE BERKSHIRE COTTAGES is the next best thing to being there."

Publisher's Weekly:
"The lifestyle of an aristocratic era comes a highly readable and enjoyable style...This journey through the past covers the lifestyle of an aristocratic era, complete with grandeur, social etiquette and discrimination among classes."

New York Magazine Best Bets:
"Owens documents Berkshire history with delightfully gossipy tales of the cottages and their inhabitants and with historic photos of the opulent interiors."

"Owens doesn't leave anyone out of her analysis of cottage life. There is an 'Upstairs, Downstairs' flavor."

The Berkshire Eagle:
"The Berkshire Cottages is the work of a dedicated fact finder. Owens captures the facts and the flavor of the Gilded Age in The Berkshires. The lives of the movers and shakers of 100 years ago are till - maybe endlessly - interesting."

Library Journal:
"The book is fun...recommended."


Welcome to The Cottage B&B has easy access to all sports, museums, theaters, and fine dining. We have listed here some links to web sites of interest.

Berkshire Theatre Group: Nationally-renown playhouse in Stockbridge.

Naumkeag: Choate estate across the street..

Once Upon a Table: Fine dining in Stockbridge..

Tanglewood: Summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra and Popular Artists series..

Norman Rockwell Museum: The world's largest collection of the works of Stockbridge's favorite son..

Berkshire South: Gym and wellness center..

Butternut Basin: "A True Family Mountain" & "Family Gem" located 7 miles from Stockbridge, MA.

Your Innkeeper is local historian and author Carole Owens. One of the courtesies of the house at The Cottage is to help you find a good restaurant or an out-of-the-way attraction that will enhance your trip — ask Carole.