Dear Susan and Stan,
....I just wanted to thank you for the most amazing sleep I've received since March. I'M NOT KIDDING! Working on 'All My Children', I am at the studio at 6am, only to return home from at midnight and after memorizing my next day's dialogue, back to sleep at 2am - for 3 hours, before I do it all again. Your home is so beautiful, so charming, so exquisite and filled with such an amazing personal touch - I wished I could stay forever (or at least another night!) I can't wait to have a proper vacation from my busy work schedule to fully take advantage of (what i later heard!) was an amazing breakfast, the beautiful town of Lenox, but mostly quality time in such a beautiful, historic, clearly so loved by its owners, bed and breakfast. Thank you again for your warmth and hospitality.
Sabine Singh, "Greenlee Smythe" All My Children
....During the Shakespeare & Company production of my play An Impossible Life, my wife and I -- and the director and cast of the play -- not only stayed at Hampton Terrace, but also hung out there, partied there, and had a wonderful time there. Stan and his family were welcoming and made us all feel so much at home, we all left wishing they would adopt us. A splendid place to work, to play, to rest, and to meet friends and colleagues. We'll be back. Frequently.
David Black, Author (Pulitzer Prize nominee) Screenwriter (Law and Order, Hill Street Blues, 100 Centre Street)
....Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay with your family in your inn. For a moment I thought I had walked into a Christmas story film. It was beautiful and is now a cherished memory. I look forward to my next stay, whether winter, summer, fall or spring (Vivaldi).
Lori Singer, Actress, Fame, Footloose
...."It was the first of December, all covered in snow..." Those words from James Taylor will forever bring me back to your place and the wonderful, warm time spent there. We arrived in the Fall (Nov. 30), when I awoke the next morning from a very restful sleep and looked out my balcony window, I knew the beauty James sings about. Quiet, white, home...the Berkshires did seem dreamlike on account of that frosting! The entire stay from beginning to end was full of wonderful images enhanced by your family's warmth and hospitality. The ride back to New York City with Peter Reigert and Ylva Edlestein was dominated with talk about how we all felt we had just experienced a very special, magical few days, thanks in large part to your generosity. That is saying something coming from a bunch of jaded actors.
Ray Abruzzo, "Little Carmine," The Sopranos
....I enjoyed my stay at Hampton Terrace very much. The beds alone are worth the visit. Perfectly located, and warmly suited, I look forward to getting another chance to visit.
Peter Reigert, Actor, Animal House, Traffic, Crossing Delancy, Law and Order, Local Hero
...We think the best part of the holiday was spent at the Hampton Terrace Inn in Lenox. This was a small inn (12 double bedrooms) which was an old clapboard house, full of character, and lovingly restored and furnished by the owner and his wife. Our bedroom was very spacious and comfortable and everything about the house was friendly, with welcoming lounges to relax in, and the family dog wagging his tail and coming up to us every time we walked across the lawn to the main house. We enjoyed talking to the owner, and to other guests over home cooked breakfasts, and for dinner, a street lined with very good restaurants was just a few minutes walk away. This was, without a doubt, the best part of our holiday, and we would not hesitate in recommending the Hampton Terrace to others.
Maureen B., UK, in a letter to the tour company who set up her itinerary in the U.S.
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say we had a wonderful mini-vacation thanks in large part to your gracious hospitality. Being a good host to strangers and making them feel at home is the key to Bed & Breakfast accommodations and you are the very best. We are already singing your praises and recommending Hampton Terrace to anyone who will listen.
Joel Dien, Director of Communications Big Apple Circus
Just a note to let you know that our stay here with you was one of the most pleasant and comfortable we have ever experienced. Your courtesy and welcoming manner made us feel right at home from the moment we drove up & there you were! Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed and your whole family deserves appreciation (including Atticus Finch!) Thank you for a wonderful visit. We will be posting nothing but glowing comments on the Internet and have already determined that we will do our best to return soon.
Suzanne & Tom
Thank you for sending me the article from the Berkshire Eagle about Kiri Te Kanawa. An amazing kindness and I am very grateful. Also, thank you for your hospitality and for answering my endless questions: but your answers enabled my friend and me to see and do everything we wanted during the weekend, and it was all just perfect. However, I am still working off the pounds from the blueberry tart. It was so fine then...it is not so fine around the waistline now. Thank you!
Well, what are you serving for breakfast this morning? Delicious pancakes and sausage? Wonderful eggs, bacon and sweet rolls, and then of course on Sunday your remarkable coffee cake! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you.
Bill & Gloria D.
What wonderful innkeepers you are! Our visit at your Hampton Terrace last weekend was most delightful and the breakfasts were outstanding and most delicious. Thank you for your most courteous attention and I enjoyed hearing your stories, Stan. Do write them down for the children.
Montgomery AL Symphony
(We) wanted to wish you and yours all the best in 2002. We hope all is well on that end. Our recollections of our visit last summer are joyful and lingering. In fact, it was one of our favorite vacations - ever!
Lisa, Neil & Sasha
I want to take the time to let you know what a nice and relaxing time Irene and I had during our stay at Hampton Terrace last weekend. Your recommendations for dining and the Clark Art Institute were exactly what we wanted to do during our time in Lenox. You are a very gracious host and Atticus was a nice touch to the ambiance of the inn...........Thanks from me also, Stan. We had a great weekend and did not care what the weather brought. Your home is very warm and inviting and you are a most gracious host. We have already recommended your bed and breakfast to my mother who plans to visit this summer. I have also gotten some decorating ideas for the home we will be buying soon. Thank you again.
Patrick and Irene
I wanted to let you know that Jim and I had the most wonderful time at the Hampton Terrace. It was a remarkable weekend and you run a beautiful and comfortable b&b.
Lisa and Jim
Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Hampton Terrace. We were happy to get a room and delighted that you could juggle everything to please all of your guests. The breakfast was delicious, too, and we felt properly pampered. Best wishes for continued success in everything.
DBJ and BWS
I am back to Japan. Thank you very much for everything during my stay at your hotel. I liked your hotel and breakfast very much. And your piano was so wonderful!!! It is pity to forget to take pictures of it!!! I will come back to take it next time. Again, thank you very much!!!
Thank you for your warm welcome and very generous tour of Hampton Terrace. It was very moving for me - so easy to imagine the furniture I grew up with being there. You have done such a magnificent job in bringing this gem to life. I'll hunt through some old history and be in touch...
Niece of the Bonners (owners from 1919-1937)
This thank you is overdue --hectic holiday season, especially when we decided to take a weekend out to relax! We really enjoyed your warm hospitality and LOVELY home. Susan has a creative and elegant touch. I enjoyed chatting with you over breakfast and appreciated all the "tips." We will certainly return to lovely Lenox and would enjoy staying at your home again. I will be happy to recommend Hampton Terrace to any friend who might be traveling your way. P.S. My husband said our weekend was everything he had hoped for, and that was in large part due to where we stayed.
Thanks for helping to make our few days with our family in the Berkshires a big success. You went out of your way to make everything perfect, comfortable and convenient for all of us, including ice in the water for the tennis players. Hope the Fall season treats you very well.
Bonnie, Lenny & the family
Just a quick note to say again how much Kate and I enjoyed our stay with you and Susan at Hampton Terrace. Everything from the room, to the food, to your hospitality and even to Atticus were terrific. We will indeed be back. Hopefully sooner than later.
Geoff & Kate C.
Thank you so much for putting us up in luxury and making our visit to the Berkshires even more fun and wonderful! We always love being with you and the kids and seeing new improvements to the Inn!
Julie & Rob M.
Thank you for everything you did to six of us while we were staying there. Also I appreciate your trouble for kindly exchanging e-mail to my office. I am pleased to tell you that I met the curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland as scheduled. I am enclosing herewith photographs taken together with you. These are unforgettable souvenirs for me. Getting back from cool and green Tanglewood to scorching hot Tokyo, I am at my wits end. Hope I can visit your place in the future. Please take good care of yourself.
John Lennon Museum, Tokyo
I just want to thank you for being so terrific about the rooms for Jenny's wedding. Everyone really enjoyed your b&b. One couple in particular had stayed a number of times elsewhere (shall be nameless) and said that Hampton Terrace was far superior and were so pleased to have found it. Thanks again.