Nestled in the beautiful Berkshires in the quaint town of Lee, Massachusetts, The Devonfield offers comfortable and spacious accommodations with gourmet candle-lit breakfast in this gracious country inn. This four-season paradise provides year round activities including, a heated swimming pool and acres of pastoral meadows perfect for relaxing. The Devonfield is conveniently located to all area attractions, including Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and the Norman Rockwell Museum as well as a wonderful variety of fine restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, galleries and the Lee Premium Outlets. Come relax in style and luxury in this traditionally furnished country inn boasting six tastefully decorated guest rooms, four two- room suites and a separate guest cottage all featuring private baths, air conditioning and televisions - as well as rooms that include wood-burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs.
After more than 30 years in Corporate America, Doug Bagnasco and Jim DeBlasi have started a new chapter as the innkeepers of the Devonfield Inn. Having spent the majority of their time in New York, the two welcome the tranquility and peacefulness that the Berkshires offer.
The new owners bring with them a wealth of knowledge in marketing, advertising and hospitality experience from their past careers. As a marketing executive, Jim has launched some of Showtime Network’s most popular series, including DEXTER, NURSE JACKIE, HOMELAND, RAY DONOVAN and SHAMELESS. Having grown up running the family’s motel business in Montauk, Doug received his BS in Hospitality Management and went on to manage franchise hotels across the country. But now, looking to journey on a new path, the two were ready for a change of pace and a more simple way of life. Doug & Jim are excited for their new adventure and are anxious to carry on the traditions and services that have been associated with the Devonfield Inn for many years as well as introducing some new features and services that capitalize on their own passions which include, baking, gardening, and theatre.
Having come to the Berkshires and visiting the Inn back in November 2017, it was love at first sight – the two knew this was the right place. Packing their Jeep Wrangler and their three dogs (Elliott, Stella and Blanche) Doug & Jim (and the dogs) are living in the house adjacent to the inn and welcome the 2 minute commute after years of battling trains, cars and subways traveling to work in New York City.