If you are looking for an idyllic holiday in a sensational Italianate villa, then you need look no further than Wheatleigh, in the Berkshires. This private villa was constructed in 1893 by railroad and real estate tycoon Henry H. Cook for his daughter as a wedding gift when she married Count Carlos de Heredia.
Today, the landmark property has been transformed into a grand retreat with grace and charm that will take you back in time to 16th century Tuscany. Wheatleigh offers a unique combination of luxury and complete privacy with 19 guest rooms nestled on 22 acres Ã¢â‚¬â€ just a short walk to Tanglewood, the summer playground of the Boston Pops. All rooms here are exquisite and offer meticulous details, including fireplaces, museum-quality art, sitting areas and large bathrooms with high ceilings. The outdoor heated pool, tennis court and bocce field are added bonuses.
For dinner you can choose from the award-winning restaurantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s formal prix fixe menu of French cuisine served in the main dining room or order ÃƒÂ la carte in the more casual adjacent library. The gracious European staff is always nearby to ensure that your every need is met, whether you wish for an in-room massage or merely a pitcher of lemonade to enjoy on your private terrace. They consider every detail, including remembering your name.
Enjoying the stylish WheatleighÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s old-world charm doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean that you have to sacrifice modern amenities. It is the first hotel in the United States to offer the new Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7 flat screen TV in all suites, junior suites and deluxe rooms. Your only complaint will be that you didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stay longer.
For more information, visit www.wheatleigh.com.