The Wheatleigh- Romantic Getaways Near Boston
A beautiful two hour drive from Boston overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and lake, majestically hides the Wheatleigh, one of America’s most outstanding luxury, boutique hotels. Built in 1893 as a country chateau, the Wheatleigh has been lovingly maintained and restored to its elegant grandeur of yesteryear with modern amenities.
Sitting on 22 acres of a lush green park, the Wheatleigh is the country mansion we all dream of owning. From the autumn leaves that slip from bright green to a burgundy orange, to the winter’s romantically falling snowflakes, each season brings its unique set of reasons to visit Wheatleigh. Guest suites are very spacious, appointed in soft cream tones with white crown and floor moldings. Wall sconces create soft lighting while plush carpeting, luxurious beds and to-die-for views of the Berkshire range create a journey of the senses that is heartbreakingly sensual, calm and dream-like. Hardwood floors, French doors and windows, sophisticated furnishings add to the subdued allure of this magnificent enclave.
Dining at the Wheatleigh is yet another highlight in itself, with the five-diamond awarded The Dining Room, where exquisite cuisine blends seamlessly with a stunning backdrop of floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the mountains and lake, all while the sun rises and sets. The equally fabulous Library is a more casual alternative to The Dining Room, offering its own elegant attire of rich woods and jewel toned seating pillows.
Gracious and attentive service is masterfully applied here, from the excitement of check-in to the reluctance of check out. The Wheatleigh ensures guests experience a private and exclusive moment away from daily life, where the whistling of the mountain winds and rustling of trees are the soundtrack and pure air the norm. The surrounding grounds are gorgeous. While there, you really should experience an afternoon picnic in the expansive gardens or take a leisurely romantic stroll through the trails. During winter, bring out your inner child and build a snowman.
Whether for a memorable family holiday, a romantic weekend getaway, or for the wedding of the century, the Wheatleigh is most deserving of its numerous accolades.
I’ve toyed with having my own wedding at The Wheatleigh and I can tell you that every time I’m there, it’s extremely difficult to force myself to leave. It’s a magical place where the outside world melts away and life is just beautiful. Who would want to leave The Wheatleigh? After all, it’s as close as we’re going to get to experiencing the life of Italian royalty from bygone days without actually staying at a palazzo in Italy.