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Historic Merrell Inn

At a Glance


  • pretty gazebo, bathrobes provided
  • unobtrusive innkeeper


  • out of town
  • small bathrooms require step up

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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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1565 Pleasant St., off Hwy. 102, South Lee, MA, 01260 | Map It
  • Phone: 413/243–1794; 800/243–1794
  • Website:
  • Location: Lenox

    Hotel Details

  • 9 rooms, 1 suite
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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