Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Berkshires Hotels

Historic Merrell Inn

  • 1565 Pleasant St. Map It
  • South Lee
  • Practical Base


  • Pretty gazebo, bathrobes provided
  • Unobtrusive innkeeper


  • Out of town
  • Small bathrooms require step up

Updated 12/23/2013

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.

Read More

Hotel Information


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

Map It


413-243–1794; 800-243–1794

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 9 rooms, 1 suite
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/23/2013


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all hotels in Berkshires

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?