Berkshires Hotels

Historic Merrell Inn

  • 1565 Pleasant St. Map It
  • South Lee


  • Pretty gazebo, bathrobes provided
  • Unobtrusive innkeeper


  • Out of town
  • Small bathrooms require step up

Published 05/21/2015

Fodor's Review

Built in 1794 as a private residence and later converted to a stagecoach stop, this meticulously maintained inn on the national historic registry has good-size rooms (several with working fireplaces) and an unfussy, authentic style, with polished wide-board floors, painted walls, and antiques. The sitting room has the only intact "birdcage" bar—a semicircular bar surrounded by wooden slats, designed to prevent thirsty Colonials from reaching across and helping themselves—in the country. Breakfast is cooked to order and served in the keeping room, where travelers have dined for centuries.

Hotel Information


1565 Pleasant St., off Hwy. 102, South Lee, Massachusetts, 01260, United States

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413-243–1794; 800-243–1794

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 9 rooms, 1 suite
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 05/21/2015

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