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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

It’s certainly not your grandmother’s bed and breakfast, and its charming blue exterior combined with its sophisticated, yet relaxed, modern interior rings nothing short of Ralph Lauren’s home collection – and nothing short of a MassFind.

Meet the Kemble Inn, a Massachusetts B&B that boasts an incredibly inviting aura – as the owner, Scott Shortt, puts it, “think champagne, in your blue jeans.”

Located in Lenox, MA, and having originally been built in 1886, this 12,000 sq. ft. B&B features 13 guest rooms, a 30-seat restaurant, and a breakfast that the New York Times quoted, “may well be the county’s finest.”

Not to mention, a million dollar view:

Owner, Scott Shortt, acquired the inn in June 2010 – when he set out to achieve his long-term goal of building a successful hospitality business. Bringing his business acumen and creativity to bear, Scott is revitalizing and renovating the Kemble Inn with the goal of transforming it into a boutique hotel, restaurant, and luxury spa.

So far, he has truly balanced the Inn’s historic architecture and pedigree with a modern and creative take on the interior decoration – often quoted as being Ralph Lauren-like, from which they borrow heavily for influence and decoration.

Importantly, though, the Kemble Inn strives for comfortable luxury – not pretentious or stuffy – but with high-level service, breathtaking surroundings, and ultimately, serving as a place to connect and relax with special people.

We’re delighted to showcase a reflection of how ‘comfortable luxury’ truly comes to life with this collection of guest room photos courtesy of the folks at the Kemble Inn:


The Kemble Inn is located at 2 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240, and you can also find them on Facebook, and Twitter.

Have you enjoyed at stay at the Kemble Inn? If so, tell us about your experience in the comments below! 🙂


  • Anonymous

    Have you all hired a new chef yet?

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