New England Inn: The Struthers Room, Hampton Terrace, a Lenox inn

main_3_smallAfter more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It is not that they needed names…Main House 3 was pretty descriptive…but we decided that this was an opportunity to help tell the history of the property in a colorful way.

Virginia Bird Struthers Room (1896-1917)

John and Virginia Bird Struthers bought this property in 1896 and built the current home in 1897, which they called “Wynnstay.” Virginia’s father, Thomas Jefferson Bird owned and captained the Universe, a New York to Liverpool ocean liner. John Struthers owned William Struthers & Company, a third generation marble and contracting business in Philadelphia, whose commissions included the United States Mint, George Washington’s sarcophagus and most of Philadelphia’s most important monuments, including The Merchant’s Exchange, the Philadelphia Exchange, The Pennsylvania & Reading Railroad Building, and the Mechanic’s Bank.

Celebrate a romantic occasion in beautiful King room with a view. The colors of the sunset welcome you when you enter this elegant corner room. A high mattress king with white down comforter adds a plush touch. A beautiful fireplace, along with antiques and vintage fabrics complete the mood. From the front window, look down on historic Trinity Church. The bathroom features an antique claw-foot tub with shower. Television/VCR. CD player with romantic classical CDs. Air conditioning, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and bath amenity collection.