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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always friendly gift shop!!!

Nov 12, 2019 Amanda V Pomona, NY

I enjoy going to the Red Lion INN. I love the history behind this INN. I had a wonder experience at the gift shop! Many wonderful items to choose from. Has a little something for everyone. They have lovely Victorian night gowns. When I was there they didn't have my size. The very friendly cashier took my name and other information down and offered… Read more
I enjoy going to the Red Lion INN. I love the history behind this INN. I had a wonder experience at the gift shop! Many wonderful items to choose from. Has a little something for everyone. They have lovely Victorian night gowns. When I was there they didn't have my size. The very friendly cashier took my name and other information down and offered to call me when they got my size. She called me within a few days and had the night gown shipped to me.She was just so nice!!!! Its always nice to shop at the Red Lion Inn gift shop!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved it!

Nov 3, 2019 nyackgirl47 New York City, New York

I have been wanting to visit the Red Lion Inn since I was young. I used to clip the ads from magazines. Always thought it sounded like a really cool, romantic place. It took me 50 years to finally get there, but it was worth the wait (and this year is their 50th anniversary of sorts - I think the Fitzpatrick family took it over in 1969). My… Read more
I have been wanting to visit the Red Lion Inn since I was young. I used to clip the ads from magazines. Always thought it sounded like a really cool, romantic place. It took me 50 years to finally get there, but it was worth the wait (and this year is their 50th anniversary of sorts - I think the Fitzpatrick family took it over in 1969). My significant other booked the trip. He did well. I initially thought I would have liked to stay in the original building, but we wound up in one of the guest houses, Maple Glen. I would highly recommend this accommodation. Very recently refurbed and absolutely lovely. We had a big, comfy king sized bed, with wonderful linens, comforter and quilt. Bathroom was wonderful too. Radiant heated floors, a huge walk in shower, great toiletries (took my soaps home - they are lovely), 2 cushy robes to use. We had a Keurig machine for that first cup of morning coffee, and there was a well stocked honor bar. Beautiful common space downstairs with a small kitchen, wood burning fireplace, sofas, chairs, lots of books. Just really comfy. I have stayed at several older resort hotels in the US. The rooms in the original inn will by nature be smaller, since everything was smaller back then - furniture, rooms, ceilings, and people! Be guided accordingly. Your trade off will be historical vs newer space. If you stay in one of the guest houses, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to visit the main inn. Lots of amazing common areas, including the vast rocking chair front porch, and the lobby area with many sofas and chairs - and Norman, the resident cat, who seems to be a huge aficionado of the lovely piano music that is played during dinner. We were also very fond of the Lion’s Den bar, which is downstairs below the inn. Friendly bartenders, a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails, and some little bar noshes to go along with your drinks. I could have spent quite a while there! We had dinner at the inn the 2 nights we were there. Widow Bingham’s Tavern has a lighter, funkier menu, while the main dining room serves classic New England comfort food (turkey dinner with all the fixings, prime rib au jus with a giant popover, very decent clam chowder). I thought the food was all very good, considering they are probably churning out a couple hundred meals on a busy night - perhaps even more, as they also serve food for the private meeting space). All of the staff we encountered could not have been nicer and more helpful, including our housekeeper who always had a cheery good morning for us. Front desk staff was extremely knowledgeable and efficient, as was the restaurants’ waitstaff. All in all, this was a solid 4 star experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Over priced, food was not that great but historical building

Nov 3, 2019 Dan F Salem, Massachusetts

We were driving back from Albany and wanted to have a nice lunch and stopped at the Inn. There was NO parking and had to park off the common. Once we got in the lunch menu was very expensive so we ate at the bar. Too close to each table. Do NOT do this if you want a private conversation. After we got in we found out the menu was the same in… Read more
We were driving back from Albany and wanted to have a nice lunch and stopped at the Inn. There was NO parking and had to park off the common. Once we got in the lunch menu was very expensive so we ate at the bar. Too close to each table. Do NOT do this if you want a private conversation. After we got in we found out the menu was the same in the main lodge. The waitress forgot to give us our bread and we had to ask twice. The food was average but the place has a lot of history. Most people there were older people. The bathrooms like the Inn were very small and hard to get to. Glad I went but will not do that again. Read less
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Nov 1, 2019 lovestoedit74

This Inn offers both charm and top notch service with fantastic food options in their main dining room or tavern. I have traveled here many times for day visits and overnight stays and enjoy the consistency of their quality service and food options. It's a must-have during the holiday season since they put up an xmas tree and having the fire going… Read more
This Inn offers both charm and top notch service with fantastic food options in their main dining room or tavern. I have traveled here many times for day visits and overnight stays and enjoy the consistency of their quality service and food options. It's a must-have during the holiday season since they put up an xmas tree and having the fire going and also feature some musicians playing the piano. The cat will probably not greet you since its main job is to relax and just observe all of the visitors. You may get to sneak a peak during your visit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint and atmospheric

Oct 29, 2019 Phil C Wiltshire, United Kingdom

A lovely old building in the centre of town with comfortable rooms; although rebuilt after a fire in the 1890s it looks as old as it’s 1770s heritage. Good restaurant and tavern for eating- it’s popular with locals so book a table at weekends. Particularly nice is the choice of simple breakfasts - no big fixed price arrangement. Also highly… Read more
A lovely old building in the centre of town with comfortable rooms; although rebuilt after a fire in the 1890s it looks as old as it’s 1770s heritage. Good restaurant and tavern for eating- it’s popular with locals so book a table at weekends. Particularly nice is the choice of simple breakfasts - no big fixed price arrangement. Also highly recommended is the Hancock Shaker Village nearby. Read less