The Kemble Berkshires Est. Prior to 1930

Kemble Inn and Restaurant, Kemble Street, Lenox, MA, United States

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Feel the warm embrace of a traditional bed & breakfast in the Berkshires but with a style that can only be described as Ralph Lauren meets Kelly Wearstler.
This glamorous girls getaway or whimsical wedding locale is positively perfect for intimate events - rent the whole house and pretend this gorgeous mansion is your own!
The Lowdown
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Boutique Hotel
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Restaurant / Private Dining
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Wedding Ceremony

Venue Setting

The Kemble Berkshires is a registered Great Estate built in the 1880s for a U.S. Secretary of State and New Jersey State Senator - now newly renovated by Shared Estates with bright minimalist finishes and world-class amenities. The property has manicured landscaping with massive rolling views of the Stockbridge Bowl. Whether you want to relax in the library room with its array of books from the early 1900s, jam out in the music room, snuggle up in front of one of the home's seven fireplaces or enjoy a drink with a friend at the private bar, you will find beautiful spaces to enjoy in groups or in solitude. 100% carbon neutral. Events up to 175.

The property offers a dining room (including custom farmhouse dining table), a professional kitchen, herb and vegetable garden, fire pit and expansive multi-level stone patios and decks. Events up to 175 are permitted and a tent is provided for rain contingency (first weekend in May to third weekend in October), commercial kitchen items are also provided. Indoor walls are sound-insulated for privacy. 

We provide a long list of amenities, for kids big and small we offer a virtual reality gaming room, PS4 gaming setup, retro arcade, foosball table, ping-pong, board games and more. For outdoors you will find bocce, croquet, tennis and badminton equipment, large Jenga, paddle board, kayak and more.

The Kemble Berkshires is an innovative social equity vehicle. Owned by 143 investors from Main Street and Wall Street through Shared Estates' equity crowdfunding model with investments ranging from $1,000 to $100,000, the property is part of a transformation that levels the real estate ownership playing field.

The Berkshires is one of the country's top cultural centers and the Kemble is steps away from many leading national institutions: Tanglewood (summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shakespeare and Company, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton's The Mount, Clark Art, Jacobs Pillow and more. The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (largest in the US), Kripalu (largest yoga center), Williams College (#1 Liberal Arts College in the US) are all nearby.  

The Berkshires is also home to a variety of outdoor destinations: Bousquet, Butternut, Catamount (longest zip line in the USA) and Jiminy Peak.

TVs can be found in most bedrooms. Fully ADA compliant accessibility ramps, bedrooms and baths help make entry easy for all. Safety is our top priority, with discrete sprinkler systems, fire ladders and more in every room for piece of mind for all. We provide popcorn, biscotti, teas, cocoa, candy and more. A welcome basket of local goods and fresh cut flowers greet your party.

The Kemble donates 1% of net income to The Lenox Library. You will find a variety of sculpture and original fine art installed throughout. 

Owner's previous property was #1 on VRBO in the Berkshires, and was showcased on Netflix's "World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals" series.

Most of our stays are multigenerational family trips, reunions, friends getting together or retreats, however as a registered Great Estate we host many events as well (capped at 175) - our events fees:

No amplified outdoor music:

<50 guests: $2,500

<100 guests: $5,000 (or $50 / guest)

<175 guests: $9,500 (or 54 / guest)

Amplified outdoor music (we are limited to 10 such events annually)

<100 guests: $11,500 (or $115 / guest)

<175 guests: $13,500 (or $77 / guest)


From the first weekend in June, to the last weekend in November in '22 (May to October '23) event fees also include use of our 44 foot round sailcloth tent.

We have over 5,500 square feet of dedicated parking. The three acres are very private, but you are also steps to downtown Lenox, the heart of the Berkshire hills. Lenox is home not only to a variety of leading cultural institutions, but also to many fine and farm-to-table dining and leading outdoor experiences.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
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Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Indoors & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
A breakdown of beds at The Kemble:

- Music Room, Suite 101: 646 SF, King bed, Queen pull-out sofa, Twin pull-out sofa, ensuite full bathroom including Waterworks steam shower; fireplace, desk, piano, guitar, harpsicord, drums and more.
- Artist Room: Suite 102: 280 SF, Queen bed with fireplace, sitting area, ensuite full bathroom including Waterworks steam shower; artist’s easel, pastels and drawing paper
- Office Room, Suite 201: 420 SF, King bed with ensuite full bathroom; desk, laptop, printer, fireplace, and large sofa
- Suite 202: 333 SF, King bed, sofa, with fireplace and ensuite full bathroom
- Library Room, Suite 203: 320 SF, queen bed with ensuite full bathroom; sofa, large collection of books from the 1900s to today
- President’s Room, Suite 204: 476 SF: Original primary, guests including President Arthur and J.P. Morgan:, King bed, sofa and desk with ensuite jetted bathtub and shower
- The Metropolitan Room, Suite 205: 383 SF, Queen bed, Queen pull out sofa, with ensuite full bathroom; fireplace, desk, massive collection of recordings from the Metropolitan Opera made over the span of almost fifty years, many of which are one of a kind
- Sports room, Suite 206: 320 SF, Queen bed, Queen pull-out sofa, with ensuite full bathroom; baseball, soccer ball, basketball and football
- Virtual Reality Room, Suite 207: 327 SF, King bed, Full convertible futon, with ensuite jetted bathtub and shower; PS4 and Oculus Rift headset
- Room 301: Full bed and daybed with ensuite full bathroom
- Tabletop Games Room, 302: Twin XL bed, Twin pull-out sofa, with ensuite full bath; foosball, ping pong and retro arcade
- Exercise Room, 303: Full bed, two Twin pull-outs with ensuite full bath; exercise bicycle, elliptical, weight rack and bench and yoga gear
- Suite 304: Full bed, Twin pull-out and chaise lounge with ensuite full bath
- There are also six aerobed mattresses available for use as desired, stocked in the guest closet (3 Twins and 3 Queen)
All rooms also contain a wifi-enabled smart TV, minifridge, ice bucket and Sonos bluetooth speaker.

We hope this helps and to have your group stay with us! Feel free to reach out me with any additional questions
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  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

A Guilded mansion with the glitz and glamour of a well styled star. Painstakingly restored to show off its good bones and architectural integrity. Furnished with confidence and thoughtful pieces of contemporary furniture guaranteed to comfort. With an in house restaurant serving breakfast, small plates for lunch and prix fix dinners, it is as delicious to the sense of smell as it is to the eyes.
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The Kemble Berkshires

Kemble Inn and Restaurant, Kemble Street, Lenox, MA, United States

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Report Correspondents Leila Brewster Photography, True Events & mStarr Event Design, have personally thrown an event at this venue. Last week we shared stunning images and the full scoop from a group of incredible event planners who recently hosted a Berkshires girls getawayat this venue. It was chock full of flowers, mixology classes, a slumber party in PJ's and ended with a dinner party! They creatively called it the #INNspiredescape. You can see the full report along with their lovely floral crowns in our featurehere.

In 2010, a 125-year-old Gilded Age mansion set in the Berkshires, underwent extensive renovations, with stunning contemporary furnishings and interior design. It later opened it's doors to rave reviews from guests who exclaimed, “Not your grandmother’s Bed and Breakfast!” and “Ralph Lauren style in Lenox!”. Two years later, The New York Times reported that the breakfast here, could very well be the best in the country!

Berkshire County — better known simply as “the Berkshires” — is a long strip of land along the western border of Massachusetts bordered by Vermont, New York and Connecticut, and adorned by the soft, rolling peaks of the Appalachian range.  Built in 1886 as the country home for President Chester A. Arthur’s Secretary of State, Kemble Inn has a historical and storied past. Usher it successfully into the modern age with sophistication, whimsy and thoughtful design courtesy of owner, Scott Shrott. Perfectly positioned between the Berkshire Mountains and Lenox Village you’re either steps away from the town’s charms or a “million miles away from everywhere” on the lush length of back lawn.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?:Fly into nearby Albany (approx. 38 miles away) and rent or take a car to Lenox, nestled in the heart of the Berkshire mountains. If you come in through Mass Pike, you’ll pass Trinity Church, built in 1888 in the Gothic Revival style and noted for it’s grandeur. Or if you’re local its an easy-peasy drive from New York City/Boston/Connecticut areas.

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You know that us reporters are always in search of fabulous venues for all types of occasions, including locations ideal for retreats and group getaways. We especially love a good girls weekend. A venue that you and your gals can gather at for a couple of nights filled with dinner parties, late night laughter, storytelling and just pure relaxation.



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