"MORE ON THE KEMBLE INN"
This magnificent 10,336 square foot mansion known as "Freylinghuysen Cottage" was built as a second home in 1881 by the reining U.S. Secretary of State and former New Jersey Senator, Frederick T. Freylinghuysen. Development of Lenox began with earnest when the Gilded Age barons began buying up land and building estates. By the building date of this property town historians estimate there were over 35 estates. By 1900 that number had doubled to about 75. Astors, Morgans and Carnegies all left their marks. Recently the asking price for the 106 room Vanderbilt estate that has been in the family for 6 generations was set at $21.5 million.
Experience exquisite crème de la crem grandeur and extraordinary period detailed craftsmanship. The rear and grand porch are graced with an enchanting mountain view. This is the Berkshire's premier destination. The inn is within walking distance to the shops and restaurants in the quaint historic village of Lenox. This is where successful people come to enjoy the area's culture, music, art, nature, food and activities. The weekly indoor/outdoor summer concerts at Tanglewood are the town's number one attraction.
There are 13 luxurious guest rooms, all with private baths. Many have working marble fireplaces and some have Jacuzzis. All but two of the rooms are larger than most bed and breakfast guest rooms. One first floor room is completely handicapped accessible. The owner's quarters with separate entry consist of an extra large combination bedroom and sitting room, an oversized bathroom/dressing room, a full newly built eat-in kitchen with wood floors with pantry. As for the mechanicals, all systems have been updated including central air and forced hot air heat with 6 zones. Plumbing is town water and sewer. When the property was converted to a B&B, it was the first inn to be renovated under the standards of the new upgraded building codes. In season the better rooms sell for over $400 per night with a three night minimum. 60% of the business is from July through October. The opulent grand foyer staircase, spacious common areas and picturesque grounds contribute to ever increasing requests for weddings, events and reunions, which the present owner simply refers independent catering. There is also a potential market now or at some point in the future to convert the property to condominium ownership which is presently taking place right now with the inn across the street, "The Gables Inn" (not to be confused with "Garden Gables Inn" which we sold in 2006 for $2,250,000). Units are slated to be offered there from $500,000 to $900,000 each. The premises are being offered turn-key with contents and all business rights.
Call Dennis at 860-684-4455 ext. 203
Toll Free at 1-800-228-1433
or Cell at 1-860-428-6000 for details.