• Top Rated Lenox, Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast
  • Top Rated Lenox, Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast king room
  • Jacuzzi tub at our Top Rated Lenox, Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast
Dexter Room

A warm, spacious room featuring a king bed with fluffy down comforter, gas-flame corner fireplace, widescreen HD television featuring hundreds of Time Warner channels.

Relax in the private bath with 60″ Jacuzzi whirlpool tub/shower combination and feel all the stress leave your body

The Story Behind the Name…

Dexter Room

dexter-room-4Born 1858, “wild as a hawk and always coming to grief.” But his speed was so great and trotting action so perfect that he was sold for $400 as an unbroken 4-year-old. Making his debut as a racehorse on May 4, 1864 he won in straight heats. In 1865, Dexter lost only once, to Lady Thorn. In 1866, he won 25 of 26 starts. The next year, he beat the great Goldsmith Maid and then won five successive races against Lady Thorn. On July 30, 1867, Dexter won in 2:19, thereby setting the world record, which was previously 2:19-3/4 set by Flora Temple in 1859. Two weeks later, he trotted 2:17-1/4 in Buffalo to further lower the record. After three more wins, he retired. Dexter was purchased in September 1867 by Robert Bonner for $35,000 and was Mr. Bonner’s favorite road horse. In 1868, pulling 319 pounds of wagon and driver, Dexter trotted a mile in 2:21-3/4, according to the New York Times. Dexter died April 21, 1888.

“Hurrah for Dexter! Long live the horse of the century!” Scribner’s Magazine
Broke world record twice: 2:19 and 2:17 1/4 in 1867.

"…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.