Cory Brian Ingram

The Inn at Kenmore Hall

  • Where:
  • Why:Lifestyle research. Jojo and I really wanted to see what it would be like to become an innkeeper and of course this is the ultimate inn of any inn.
  • When:A long weekend in February.
  • Who:Me + my sweet Jojo and a Michelle Obama biography.
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The Inn at Kenmore Hall The entrance to a perfect weekend.

The entrance to a perfect weekend.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall A drawing room made for any artist to love.

A drawing room made for any artist to love.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Nook Nacks.

Nook Nacks.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Getting the creative juices going.

Getting the creative juices going.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall The upstairs sitting area perfect to star gaze and reflect.

The upstairs sitting area perfect to star gaze and reflect.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Fireside chats.

Fireside chats.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall
The Inn at Kenmore Hall Easy like Sunday morning.

Easy like Sunday morning.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall House made croissants by Scott, the best baker in all of Massachusetts.

House made croissants by Scott, the best baker in all of Massachusetts.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall A perfect soaking tub to unwind and relax.

A perfect soaking tub to unwind and relax.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall A wonderful sitting area.

A wonderful sitting area.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Frank welcoming Jojo to our fabulous weekend.

Frank welcoming Jojo to our fabulous weekend.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Making America great again one still life at a time.

Making America great again one still life at a time.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall The babes are blending in. Jojo with Frank and Scott’s dog.

The babes are blending in. Jojo with Frank and Scott’s dog.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Jojo feeling cozy and the queen bae.

Jojo feeling cozy and the queen bae.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall The perfect lighting, the perfect room.

The perfect lighting, the perfect room.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Lets go outside!

Lets go outside!

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Still life #2.

Still life #2.

The Inn at Kenmore Hall It’s cocktail hour!

It’s cocktail hour!

The Inn at Kenmore Hall Breakfast of champions!

Breakfast of champions!

Highs & Lows

  • The experience is rewarding in that you feel like you are taken back in time or time stands still. Although the house is beautiful and the design is really well done, you feel like you can relax.

  • The morning breakfast was spectacular the ingredients are so fresh, but the settings and vibe really makes it feel like more than a free breakfast at a regular inn. If it was a stand alone restaurant I would ease into Sunday every weekend here and drive the three hours from the city to do so.

  • Frank and Scott are lovely and aspirational inn keepers, talented artists and I am sure they will have a coffee table book shortly filled with gracious living tips.

  • I loved the books and incredible selection of artifacts to adore and cherish or pick up and read.

  • FANTASTIC views and great cocktail snacks.

  • I think there could have been a fire on and music on in the great drawing rooms all day and early evening.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Chic inn living; a historical house built in 1792. A perfect canvas for anyone who loves interior design, gardening and of course the amazing cooking Scott and Frank both share. They are expert entertainers.

  • Vibe

    An art directors dream, so well decorated and lovely artifacts and flowers, every room feels like a vignette or as still life. Jojo felt completely at home as she paraded around the wood floors like a little deer. They have a beautiful pooch who mingled with her.

  • Location

    Nestled in the bucolic landscape of the Berkshire Hills, a distinctly modern setting of impressive Georgian architecture from 1792.

  • Rooms

    5

  • Music

    During breakfast they had a roaring fire that took you back in time to 1700’s. The crackling wood complimented the snow falling outside. Frank had music playing also, very soft and relaxing, but I didn’t hear anything else during the evening cocktail moments.

  • Year Opened

    This year.

  • Designed By

    A fashion designer and restauranteur who fall in love first with each other, then a historic estate with rich history. Frank Muytjens a former men’s creative director for J crew and his husband Scott Edward Cole the worlds best baker have restored its magic collectively. Well appointed and spectacular taste the two have built something memorable and worth a stay for anyone who loves details.

  • Health & Wellness

    No but plenty of land to walk, run, snow shoe, hike and of course give Jolene free range. The property is very expansive and Frank and Scott have big future plans. I want to keep this place a secret!

  • Restaurant

    There are great local spots for sure so not a big deal they don’t have a restaurant. They do offer a full breakfast in the morning and its dreamy delicious. Scott, a former bakery owner, hand rolls croissants and Frank makes farm fresh quiche and local crispy bacon. You wake up to a heavenly smell and it is humbly presented. Simple and gorgeous.

  • Bar

    YES its a house bar you can use anytime, fully stocked with libations. During cocktail hour around 5pm, they set out the most delicious house made cheese biscuits and nuts. Jojo was prancing around when she smelled them come out of the oven, such a circus dog. Frank and Scott build a fire and it’s just cozy and charming. Social but not a party, quiet but friendly.

  • Minibar

    No mini bar, but they have amazing books to read, Aesop amenities and fresh flowers in your room perfectly placed. It feels natural and chic not staged or contrived.

  • Children

    Furry friends are allowed. *pre-approval needed.

  • Price

    A little spendy...but worth it.

  • Website

    https://www.theinnatkenmorehall.com/

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