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About

In the tradition of the grand French country chateau, Wheatleigh combines exceptional personal service and extraordinary cuisine with the elegance and comfort of the 21st century.

On 22 acres overlooking the Berkshire mountains and lake, Wheatleigh is two and a half hours by car from New York and Boston, with easy access by private plane. Built in 1893, Wheatleigh was completely renovated for the new millennium to create one of the most unique luxurious small hotels in the world.

The 19 suites, guest rooms, and baths set a new standard of style and sophistication, exquisitely combining antique and architect designed furnishings with original museum quality contemporary art.

Learn more about our Accommodations or make a Reservation today.

History

Wheatleigh was built in 1893 by Henry H. Cook as a wedding present for his daughter, Georgie, who married Carlos de Heredia, a Spanish Count. Cook was a New York financier, banker, director of railroads and real estate tycoon. He was a descendant of Captain Thomas Cook, founder of Portsmouth, R.I., and the son of Constant Cook, who helped build the Erie Railroad. It is said that Cook built Wheatleigh as a “summer cottage” for his daughter because she had brought a title into the family.

Wheatleigh was designed by the prominent Boston architectural firm of Peabody and Stearns based on a 16th century Florentine palazzo. Many of the materials and over 150 artisans were brought from Italy to accomplish the intricate carvings both interior and exterior. Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York, was responsible for creating “Wheatleigh Park” on the land surrounding the palazzo.

For many years the largest portion of the 380 acres Wheatleigh estate was used as a working farm. The Count and Countess resided in their “summer cottage” – along with forty in help for only six weeks a year. Their permanent residence was on Fifth Avenue in New York City. During the “Gilded Age” Wheatleigh was the site of many grand parties and musical events.

Careers

Service is attentive yet unobtrusive, genuine yet poised. Our employees are committed to ensuring that each guest’s stay is perfect.

Wheatleigh is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. An international association of over 400 independent hotels with the passion of perfection and unparalleled service.

As an employee of Wheatleigh, you will enjoy the stunning Berkshires with all its offerings but also competitive pay, benefits and a challenging, fun working environment.

Current openings:

Front Office Manager
Chef de Rang
Internship in Rooms Division
Internship in F&B
Waiters and Barmen for Banquet events

Please send your application to Jennifer Lindsay at hr@wheatleigh.com.

We look forward to receive your application and thank you for your interest in joining the Wheatleigh team of passionate and dedicated hospitality professionals.