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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice with my daughter and both times the biggest challenge is leaving the amazingly comfortable beds to go out and experience the nearby towns. Dick and Nancy are complete delight and so engaging. If you need a recommendation for local cuisine or attractions, they have it. The rooms are beautiful, the beds are awesome, the breakfast is...

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We always enjoy having you both stay with us. We love the conversations. Looking forward to your next visit. We only hope that you continue to come after your daughter graduates!

Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I received a gift certificate to the Penrose Victorian Inn for my birthday. My husband and I recently spent an April night there and it was a totally uplifting experience. We loved the warmth and kindness of the innkeepers, Nancy and Dick Zimmer. The decor of this B&B, for lovers of Victorian ambiance, is breathtaking. From the gorgeous dining room...

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We really enjoyed talking to you both over breakfast. We also enjoyed the pictures and blog you wrote, Susan. It is people like you who make having a bed and breakfast so much fun. Come back and enjoy the porch in Summer.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our two days with Dick and Nancy were absolutely delightful. We stayed in the Painted Lady (bathroom pictured) and were blown away by the true Victorian experience. Our hosts soon became our friends. We had the run of the first floor, enjoyed the ambiance, and our breakfasts were exquisite. Our beds were comfortable and the rooms quiet. Dick, Nancy, you...

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. You and Wendy are a delight to host. We do not need any warning - We would love to have you back any time. You are the kind of guests any bed and breakfast would love to have. Stop by when you are in the area even if you are not staying with us....

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thanks for a gift certificate and also the timing staying at this Bed &Breakfast ( owners leaving on vacation next week ), we were pleasantly and very happy with our stay. Nancy and Dick Zimmer met us with open arms, made us feel at home, helped us with restaurants, knowledgeable with their area. They were down to earth people, funny,...

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for a wonderful review. We rally enjoyed having you stay with us. You are GREAT people. Love to have you back any time.

Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My wife and I recently spent an evening at the Penrose Victorian Inn near Northampton, MA. Our hosts, Nancy and Dick Zimmer, were busy decorating for Christmas and the house was enchanting. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable, and breakfast was delicious. We recommend Penrose very highly.

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for a wonderful review. We enjoyed having you both stay with us. Would love to have you back anytime.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A beautiful home filled with fascinating knick-knacks and incredible stories. It was a pleasure to spend some time there and enjoy conversations with Dick and Nancy, and their generous, delicious breakfast. Make sure to ask for a player piano demonstration!

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Lindsay and Alex. We really enjoyed having you stay with us. We also enjoyed the link you sent us with your composition. It took a while for Dick and I to watch it together. You are welcome at Penrose anytime.

Manteno, Illinois
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Staying at this "Painted Lady" in Haydenville, Massachusetts was a wonderful experience. Nancy and Dick Zimmer are excellent hosts and couldn't do enough for their guests. The home is enchanting as are the hosts! I spent 5 nights there and enjoyed every moment. Visited Western Massachusetts in early June and the weather was perfect--a delicious, different breakfast was served on...

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights with Dick and Nancy at their beautiful Victorian "Painted Lady" in Haydenville. We didn't know what a painted lady was but as our room was the Painted Lady room, we were curious and our hosts told us that is the name given to these style of 19th century houses. Really it was more like staying in...

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review. We do truly enjoy our guests. We always hope they leave as friends!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A lovely inn, chock full of Victorian pieces and bric-a-brac, with gracious and helpful hosts, spacious rooms, well-appointed bathrooms and an excellent breakfast. To be even better, they could update the mattress in the Purrington room, increase the heating temperature a few degrees, and offer cold cereal for those who don't want the hot breakfast entree for the day. Note:...

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and we thank you for your suggestions.

Chippewa Bay, New York
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Dick and Nancy Zimmer were wonderful hosts. First time we stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The third floor Suite was a delightful surprise with queen sized bed, TV and sitting area. Their breakfasts were outstanding and memorable. Will definitely be back.

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PenroseVictorianInn, Owner at Penrose Victorian Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We certainly hope to have you stay with us again. Can't wait to read your book!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Penrose Victoran Inn is located near Smith College, University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, Hampshire College, Deerfield Academy and Williston Northampton Academy. Penrose Victorian Inn takes one back to the by-gone Victorian era with antiques, chandeliers and seven fire places. Choose from three uniquely decorated spacious guest rooms, all with large private baths - The Painted Lady, The Bride's Room and The Eleanor Purrington Room. The stately front porch, perennial gardens, fountain and in-ground swimming pool add to the Inn's ambiance. Our guests enjoy a gourmet candle-lit breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penrose Victorian Inn

Address: 133 Main St, Williamsburg, MA 01039-9713
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Hampshire County > Williamsburg
Price Range: RM534 - RM705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All of the rooms are very lovely but not suited for young children. Definitely a more adult oriented B&B.”
writingstraightf2017, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Brides Room, which has a connected bath with a shower. (Not all bathrooms are connected or have showers.)”
BikeJane, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“We were in the bridal suite, and the morning sun was definitely a wake up call. While we looked in the other rooms, and they seemed to be as big and as nice as ours. All of the rooms and bathrooms were large, and the B&B is in a very quiet area, so the only noise that might wake you is the birds greeting the morning.”
544patricad, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Brides Room has a walk in shower, Painted Lady Room has a claw foot tub, Lady Purrington Room has bath with claw foot tub across the hall. All rooms have beautiful Amish quilts on the beds.”
monap883, 10 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Bride's Room and Painted Lady have connected bathrooms; Eleanor Purrington Room has private bath across the hallway. All have in-window A/C that help keep the temperature more constant than the open windows and can help to provide white noise if you're sensitive to noise (such as from the nearby road or from neighbors). Also note that all rooms are upstairs and there is no elevator, so this is not a suitable accommodation for those with mobility problems.”
  • Bathroom in Painted Lady Room (enclosed shower not visible)
pghdottoressa, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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