WAMC Northeast Radio Broadcast
January 15, 2014
A former heavy metal rock music producer based in Los Angeles is now enjoying success as an innkeeper in the Berkshires.
The sounds Tom Werman used to hear came from a smoke-filled windowless music studio when he was producing records for rock groups like Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Poison and Ted Nugent. Now, his ears ring with the sounds from a smoke-filled kitchen – but don’t worry, it has windows.
Werman and his wife Suky own and operate Stonover Farm in Lenox, Massachusetts. The bed and breakfast was highlighted by Travel + Leisure magazine in its 2013 edition of “The World’s Greatest Hotels.” Its five suites nestled on 10 acres less than a mile from Tanglewood have drawn the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Leonard Nimoy and Chelsea Clinton. Werman says what makes Stonover unique is that it’s a luxury bed and breakfast, something he calls an oxymoron.