Red Lion Inn

Massachusetts, New England

The hotel

Welcoming guests through its doors for two centuries, the Red Lion Inn is an experience as well as a joy. Antique-filled guest rooms and suites are bursting with characters and boast a good range of mod cons, combining the best of then and now. Amenities are very up-to-date with a fabulous heated swimming pool and a hot tub at your disposal. Also take advantage of the historic pool house, relaxing with a cocktail or playing a rousing game of Ping-Pong. For the health conscious, there’s a fitness centre and an in-room massage service to soothe tired limbs. The Red Lion is also renowned for its outstanding restaurant and New England hospitality. The emphasis is on local, sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine with an award-winning wine selection to accompany your dishes. When the weather’s nice, dine al-fresco, soaking up the unique charm of your surrounds.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Main Street, in the heart of Stockbridge.

Hotel information

125 unique rooms full of character and charm. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, DVD player, telephone, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, some with mini-fridge, hairdryer, safety deposit box, bathrobes, iron and board. Main Inn Rooms 1 queen-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults.

Main Dining Room (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Widow Bingham’s Tavern (lunch and dinner). The Lion’s Den Pub. Heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub. Fitness centre. In-room massage service*. Regular live entertainment. Complimentary WiFi. The Red Lion Gift Shop. Laundry/dry cleaning facilities*. Limited room service*. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Adjusting to Covid, we get it but.......

Jun 20, 2020 mashpee1

We arrived at about 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon to an almost empty courtyard area. We were asked if we had a reservation. I answered " we don't. The host quickly mimicked me in the most rude condescending manner with ," we dont" . Big surprise host guy. A funny thing happens in downtown Stockbrige. People walk around.You might gekoit a few walk… Read more
We arrived at about 3:30 on a Saturday afternoon to an almost empty courtyard area. We were asked if we had a reservation. I answered " we don't. The host quickly mimicked me in the most rude condescending manner with ," we dont" . Big surprise host guy. A funny thing happens in downtown Stockbrige. People walk around.You might gekoit a few walk ins. Greeting the huge potential walk in clientele with with condescending rudeness might be a bad idea. THEN. A table tent with instructions on how to locate the menu on your cell phone. Another big surprise. I'm in Stockbridge at a courtyard table under an umbrella. The nearest cell phone tower is in Albany. Really guys. I'm all about no contact menus but every table we observed needed printed menus. They are cheap and you can do single use. Not difficult. Please note this review still is rated a five. Despite my frustration I will return without hesitation. Many great visits here. Read less
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Jun 19, 2020 MarielleS953 Monrovia, Liberia

Wow - after being cooped up in NYC for weeks, what a breath of fresh air to come to Stockbridge and the Red Lion Inn! Accommodations are great (we are return guests) but the real surprise was dinner al fresco; making accommodations for COViD social distancing requirements staff seated us on the front porch with a view of the Main Street (nice) and… Read more
Wow - after being cooped up in NYC for weeks, what a breath of fresh air to come to Stockbridge and the Red Lion Inn! Accommodations are great (we are return guests) but the real surprise was dinner al fresco; making accommodations for COViD social distancing requirements staff seated us on the front porch with a view of the Main Street (nice) and while dinner was a bit of a wait (the kitchen had only recently opened) it was worth it. I had the wasabi/sesame salmon (delicious), my husband chose the cod (also good even for someone who doesn’t get excited about this versatile fish). Too hungry to take a photo - sorry! It was followed by dessert - the apple pie (wow, yummy crust!) and the blueberry cheesecake! The latter has to be THE BEST cheesecake I have tasted on the East Coast of the US - light, not too sweet, rests easy on the palate - kudos to the kitchen for that - worth a three hour drive from New York! Overall a very, very positive experience for an originally “hangry” guest :) Read less
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Jun 14, 2020 tdawsonschiavi

I would like to first say, The Red Lion Inn is both beautiful and historic. I would highly recommend the inn for a relaxing weekend away. But the real reason I am here, is to share my ghostly encounter. I was not the one to book the stay, so I had not read any reviews prior to my trip. Before returning to our room for the night, my boyfriend and I… Read more
I would like to first say, The Red Lion Inn is both beautiful and historic. I would highly recommend the inn for a relaxing weekend away. But the real reason I am here, is to share my ghostly encounter. I was not the one to book the stay, so I had not read any reviews prior to my trip. Before returning to our room for the night, my boyfriend and I decided we wanted to check out the other floors. Every inch of the inn features something antique/historic and we wanted to feel like we saw it all. We were staying on the second floor (room 232). Upon arriving on the fourth floor to explore, I was immediately creeped out. I wouldn’t let my boyfriend walk ahead or behind me, I felt uneasy and insisted he stay by my side. I don’t typically scare easily but something about this floor just gave me the chills. Upon returning to our cozy room I was exhausted and had already forgotten about the eeriness of the 4th floor. In the middle of the night, I “woke up” in a dream, I was in the hotel bed but but there was a woman with long brown hair and a colonial style nightgown pushing down on my chest. I’ve never had a history of sleep paralysis, this was my first. A little while later, I felt what I am assuming was the same woman, grabbing my feet. At this point, I was very much awake. I woke up my boyfriend and asked that he turn the lights on and keep them on for the remainder of the night. This all happened at about 2AM. When I awoke in the morning, I decided to do a quick google of if anyone else had experienced ghostly activity in the inn, only to discover it makes nearly every “most haunted in America” list!!! All of which, mentioned the 4th floor being a paranormal hubspot. In conclusion, it was a harmless but certainly very spooky stay. I haven’t come across any other mentions of this particular ghost, I would love to hear if anyone else has shared this experience! Red Lion Inn, thank you for the unforgettable stay! If ghosts aren’t your thing, the porch lined with rocking chairs, relaxing pool area, unique rooms, and charming town are certainly some of the other reasons to pay this Stockbridge Inn a visit! Read less
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Apr 22, 2020 monicamP7358EZ Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Old, quaint New England hotel. Pricey but worth it. Great food, excellent service. The hotel is somewhat of a museum also. Tons of art. Collections of China, glassware, etc. Beautiful porch on the front with rocking chairs.
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Mar 19, 2020 DillonStrouse

I can’t say enough about the customer service let alone the staff. I’ve been coming here for training for about the last 6 years and it’s been the same staff every time. They treat their differently abled guests the same as everyone else or better. As a motivational speaker that’s disabled in a wheelchair I usually stay in suites because of how… Read more
I can’t say enough about the customer service let alone the staff. I’ve been coming here for training for about the last 6 years and it’s been the same staff every time. They treat their differently abled guests the same as everyone else or better. As a motivational speaker that’s disabled in a wheelchair I usually stay in suites because of how much bigger they are. I went to my suite and to my surprise it wasn’t much bigger than a hotel room. Definitely wasn’t going to work for my chair. I went down to talk to the manager. I explained my situation and he didn’t even have to think about and put me in there presidential suite. I can’t say enough... Thank you so much Randall! DillonStrouse.com Read less