Devonfield Country Inn85 Stockbridge Road Lee, MA
Devonfield is a gracious English-Style country house which was originally built in the late 1800’s. It overlooks a pastoral meadow shaded by graceful birch trees, with the rolling tapestry of the Berkshire Hills beyond. Set on 29 acres it’s a mile above Lee’s Main Street, which has a rich history dating to 1798. Owners Ronnie and Bruce Singer (ardent preservationists) fell in love with Devonfield and purchased it with a strong desire to preserve one of Lee’s historic treasures. (Devonfield has the distinction of being included as one of the grand “Berkshire Cottages”). When Queen Wilhelmina of Holland came to Devonfield for a few months in 1942 to escape the looming Nazi takeover of her country, she was a guest at Devonfield. President Roosevelt paid a visit to the Queen and her daughter Juliana and grand-daughters Irene and Beatrix (the current Queen of Holland). You too, may relax on the same patio where the Queen and FDR visited! Mrs. Lloyd, then owner of Devonfield, was not too pleased that the President’s chauffeur drove his car across the lawn to the patio damaging the lawn in the process!
Devonfield’s guest accommodations are all spacious, with private baths that include hairdryers and make-up mirrors, air-conditioning and heat, tv-vcr/dvd’s (movies available from our video library), handmade quilts, down comforters, plush sheets and towels. Many of the rooms have wood-burning fireplaces and some have Jacuzzis and include fine terry robes. All rooms have complimentary cognac and locally, hand-made chocolates as well as bottled water. In the morning you’ll start your day with the area’s best coffee, daily newspapers and a delicious, full country breakfast that proudly features food items that are locally grown and/or prepared. Devonfield is perfectly situated to reach any of the Berkshires many cultural attractions. Tanglewood, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacobs Pillow, Shakespeare & Company, and so much more are all nearby. For the active adventurer, horseback riding, ballooning, downhill and cross-country skiing are all within minutes of the estate. Greenock Golf Club is across the road and Devonfield has its own tennis court and 20′ X 40′ heated pool for your enjoyment. Hiking, biking, fishing and kayaking are all readily available throughout the Berkshires.