This week, our B&B Feature series brings us to Lee, Massachusetts. At 279 West Park Street, the Applegate Inn patiently waits to take in weary travelers and shower them with unsurpassed hospitality throughout their stay. The Applegate Inn is housed on a striking property surrounded by lush lawns and painstakingly manicured gardens, massive gates on the entryway, and a truly grand building reminiscent of the Revival structures of the 1800′s. The interior is furnished comfortably, with tastefully chosen antiques and colors throughout the guest rooms and common areas alike. A formal living room is the stage of wine and cheese socials each evening, where several sitting areas, a large fireplace, and a baby grand piano are provided. Adjacent to this living room is the sun parlor with a television and game areas, and guests are also welcomed to enjoy the screened porch, and the lush gardens, lawn, and a heated swimming pool to make your stay in this inn truly memorable.
Each morning is met with a full gourmet breakfast in the dining room, served with only the finest of china, glassware, and by candlelight. Most breakfasts include fresh-squeezed juice, a fruit course, cereal, granola, yogurt, and a hot entree of the day, in addition to fresh-baked muffins, breads, cheeses, hard-boiled eggs, various vegetables, and your choice from a selection of coffees and teas. After breakfast, guests need only walk outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, with plenty of strolling paths to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Applegate Inn houses eight guest rooms, which includes five uniquely decorated queen rooms, and three luxurious, top-tier king suites. The carriage house contains three more guest rooms, and the Applegate also offers a cottage for rentals. The decor in all guest rooms is made up of a tasteful collection of antiques and reproductions, as well as fine furniture fit for royalty. Each also features a private bath, telephone, CD player, television, and a fireplace or wood burning stove. Some rooms house whirlpool tubs for two, wet bars with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers, and if you’re lucky you may even get the room with a large steam shower, or a spacious soaking tub to enjoy.
Elsewhere in Lee, Massachusetts, golfers can work on their game, or head out to the Norman Rockwell Museum for a look into the famous illustrator’s artwork and life. The nearby Clark Institute and Massachusetts MOCA are both world-class art museums, and plenty of outdoors activities are nearby, in any season. Lee, Massachusetts is also home to numerous beautiful boutique shops, antique stores, and even an authentic soda fountain in the drugstore, as well as the last remaining five-and-dime store in the Berkshires. Historic sites are also within easy reach, with the entire Main Street of Lee on the National Register of Historic Places! We hope you enjoy your stay at the Applegate Inn in Lee, Massachusetts! For more information, head over to www.applegateinn.com.