This is the place to stay if you are in Lenox for the Tanglewood festival or the Shakespeare & Co. performances. It is located conveniently close to the theatre and Tanglewood. The service is excellent! Frank and Mary Newton run a superb Bed & Breakfast with their home-cooked recipes provided for the guests every morning for the breakfast buffet. The rooms are charming and make you feel at home. You can relax after a busy day on the porch veranda or in their elegant lobby or library with a complete collection of books and a grand piano. If you are looking for elegance and a home away from home, The Summer White House is the place to stay! I highly recommend staying here for the summer or anytime of year. I had never been to Massachusetts before and I managed to find this place available and it was perfect because it was close to the Shakespeare & Co. theatre. Frank Newton made me feel at home and I enjoyed my stay very much. I would definitely come back again next summer! -Emerald

My room (the Eleanor Roosevelt) was delightful — roomy and comfortable, with many details throughout relating to Eleanor, which I loved. The house is gorgeous, the hosts are kind, the location (right in the center of town) can’t be beat. I am absolutely planning a return visit for next summer’s Shakespeare & Company season.

Frank and Melissa went out of their way to assist us at a very difficult time and we will always treasure our stay with them. I lookforward to seeing them again in a couple of months.

The innkeeper met me as soon as I arrived and accompanied me to my room. Over the course of the weekend the owners were cordial, talkative, and welcoming. The buffet breakfast included fresh fruit, cereal, breads, and one special entree. Also, the location made it possible to park and walk all over town.

We booked a room at the Summer White House last minute and really didn’t know what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. The house is a beautiful old home filled with antiques and charming large rooms. The inn keepers were so friendly and helpful with directions and restaurant recommendations. We had the Eleanor Roosevelt room which was very romantic and cozy. Breakfast was very good with a variey of choices in a cheery yet elegant setting. I highly recommend this B & B and would surely stay there again if I am ever in the area.

Impeccable, Immaculate, amazing attention to detail beyond any B&B we have stayed throughout the U.S. The best location with a great front porch at the center of Lenox. Walk to Tanglewood.