Set on 110 acres, this Gilded Age mansion — one of 12 such piles in the vicinity known as Berkshire Cottages — features 24 beautifully decorated guest accommodations set within the Manor House, the Carriage House and several secluded cottages (which are ideal for families). Much of Blantyre’s appeal derives from its spectacular public areas, notably the Great Hall, with its huge fireplace and ornately carved woodwork, a glass-enclosed winter garden and the Music Room, a more feminine space, with a grand piano, intricate plasterwork and peacock-blue furnishings, where a pianist plays nightly before dinner. The hotel offers two restaurants: the Conservatory for fine dining and a bistro helmed by star chef Daniel Boulud. The latter incorporates a wood-paneled bar, from the walls of which large black-and-white signed photographs of actors, including Anthony Hopkins, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. A seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness area, tennis courts and a spa encompassing a eucalyptus steam room, a relaxation lounge and a meditation garden round out the property's amenities. Golf outings and hiking and snowshoeing excursions can be arranged. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted.