Ocean House expands collection of luxe New England estates

A cottage guestroom at the Blantyre Country Resort & Estate.
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Jeri Clausing
Jeri Clausing

Just in time for city dwellers looking to escape the heat, the OHM Collection has added a fourth property to its portfolio of luxury hotels developed in historic New England estates.



The newest member is the iconic Blantyre Country Resort & Estate, one of only 12 Gilded Age mansions in the Berkshires.

The property reopened this opened this month after being purchased by real estate investor Linda Law and undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation.

Originally built in 1902, Blantyre was the first U.S. hotel to become a member of Relais & Chateaux. Set on a 110-acre country estate in western Massachusetts, it has eight guest rooms in the main Tudor Style house, 11 suites in the carriage house and four cottages.

Blantyre Country Resort & Estate is one of only 12 Gilded Age mansions in the Berkshires.
Blantyre Country Resort & Estate is one of only 12 Gilded Age mansions in the Berkshires.

The hotel also has a spa, French bistro, fine dining restaurant, a wine cellar with more than 10,000 bottles and a private tasting room as well as a new poolside cafe.

The Forbes Five-Star property also has two BMW cars available for complimentary guest use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ocean House Management, which operates the OHM Collection, is running the property for Law, the first in the growing portfolio of estates not owned by the company and its first outside of Rhode Island. 

Ocean House Management's flagship is its 149-year-old namesake property in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.  One of New England's last grand hotels, the Ocean House reopened its doors in June 2010 after a $140 million rebuild and restoration overseen by President Daniel Hostettler, who later added the nearby Watch Hill Inn and Weekapaug Inn, also in Rhode Island.

The Ocean House, the only AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star rated resort in Rhode Island, last year completed another multi-million-dollar renovation of its rooms and opened the Secret Garden, a lounge for guests and locals that features a gourmet menu and Veuve Clicquot Champagnes.

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