Meet the Innkeepers
Linda and Phil Halpern, formerly of Maplewood, NJ, purchased the Brook Farm Inn bed and breakfast in Lenox, Massachusetts in 2001. They truly enjoy running the bed and breakfast because the Berkshires area provides such a wealth of cultural attractions.
Phil had been a candy broker, and Linda had been a school media specialist as well as professional storyteller. She contributes to the literary heritage by telling stories at teatime. The Halperns also enjoy continuing the tradition of inviting poets for readings; guest readers have included Barbara Wind, Alfred Corn, Bob Jacob, Richard Berlin, and Peter Bergman.
Since Linda and Phil became innkeepers of the bed and breakfast in Lenox, Massachusetts, they’ve continued to enhance their premier Berkshires property. In addition to major re-decorating in the main building, a carriage house was added in 2003, offering luxury accommodations and handicapped accessibility. The Halperns named the new building Shadowood, in honor of the inn’s original name. The completely redesigned gardens have won the Lenox In Bloom award. Brook Farm Inn recipes have recently been featured in the New England Bed and Breakfast Cookbook, A Taste And Tour of Northeast Country Inns, and have won a prize in North American Inns Magazine. This unique bed and breakfast in Lenox, Massachusetts has also been accepted as a member of the prestigious Select Registry-Distinguished Inns of North America.