As summer fades into fall, check in to one of our favorite Northeastern hotels.
Courtesy of Blantyre
Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts
This regal Tudor-style country house, built at the turn of the century by merchant millionaire Robert W. Paterson, is actually more of a castle—all turrets, towers, and mullioned windows among masses of climbing ivy. Inside, eight rooms and suites (along with ten more in an adjoining outbuilding and three private cottages) are just as sumptuous with damask and silk upholstery and ornately carved furnishings. The surrounding land, 117 acres of sprawling lawns, manicured gardens and wooded trails, allows guests to explore privately. Dinner at the Relais & Châteaux property’s formal dining room, however, is often mobbed, especially during summer months, when non-guests stop by on the way to evening performances at nearby Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Rooms start at $450; 16 Blantyre Rd.; 413-637-3556; blantyre.com.