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1896 House Country Inn & Motels

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Description

The 1896 house, built in 1896 as a milking barn, complete with bull pen, was turned into a famous restaurant in 1939 and enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for excellence for approximately 40 years. The draw was so great that a lodging facility was built in 1951 to accommodate the patrons. Soon additional guest rooms were added. Sometime in 1970’s, the lodging portion and restaurant were sold separately and began operating separately. In 1985, the previous owners began what was to be a 17 year acquisition and renovation period. Upon completion of the original lodging structure, “Brookside”, a second lodging facility across the street became part of the “1896” family and was completely transformed and named “Pondside”. In 1995, The 1986 House Barn housing a restaurant was purchased and underwent a total structural and cosmetic rebirth, thereby remarrying the original properties and creating a complex of three buildings on 17 acres with brooks, ponds, and gardens. One actually passes through the 1896 House property when traveling to Williamstown via Route 7, the scenic corridor to it’s south. In 2000, six new luxury “Barnside Suites” were constructed in the former banquet hall where Williamstown Theatre Festival held its famous Cabaret. It is here in 1987 that Christopher Reeve first lay eyes on Dana Morosini and fell in love! They entertained in this beautiful space for a couple of seasons! The Suites are grand, gracious, and as romantic as found anywhere. * Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, breakfast in a bag is available upon request, please let us know by 9pm the day of check in. Don’t let the motel architecture of “Brookside” and “Pondside” fool you! The guest rooms are as charming as any country inn, and offer many conveniences and more privacy. *Please note that our pet friendly rooms are located on Pondside #11, 12 23 and 24. These rooms are either Traditional Doubles (2 double beds) or Traditional Queens (2 queen beds).

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Gloves for guests
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Ticketing service
  • Plug adapters
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Ice machine
  • Restaurant - starred
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Subtitles
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet bowls
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Conference & events

Dining

  • Dinner
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • Kosher options

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • River rafting
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Backpacking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Concerts, music
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Group parties
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Pub crawl
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Wild life
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Hiking

Policies

  • Check in
    15:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    11:00
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties allowed including bachelor parties
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