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Federal House Inn

3.5 of 5
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1560 Pleasant Street, Route 102, South Lee, MA 01238
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Billiard room which was beautiful, warm, and cozy. Brian and Kolleen were so nice and helpful--giving suggestions on where to go or eat, serving wine and cheese at 5, and making an absolutely delicious breakfast! They were always around to help answer questions or to see how you day went. It's a great location, only about... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We visited the Federal House Inn in early January during a cold snap while visiting boarding schools in the area. The Federal House Inn is a beautiful and cozy place to stay and Kolleen and Brian are the consummate hosts. We had to rise early to make appointments after our stay and they prepared an incredible breakfast for us at... More 

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Marly-le-Roi, France
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Nice reception on check in. The inn has been renovated since my last visit 15 years ago. Rooms are nice and clean. Good service in the afternoon with good wine and chrackers. Breakfast wanted to be gourment but left us hungry. Fresh fruit please. High price is not justifyed.

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federalhouseinn, Owner at Federal House Inn, responded to this review

We're very pleased this guest was so happy with many aspects of his visit to the Federal House Inn. The breakfast menu is posted daily and we're very willing to make accommodations when requested. More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great hosts, Brian and Kolleen. The hotel is clean and sympathetically decorated. Breakfasts are set menu, with no alternative choices and although nice, were a little too rich for my taste. Cheese, biscuits and wine are served in the late afternoon where there is a chance to mingle with other guests and exchange ideas for places to visit.

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South Portland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Location, location, location! The Federal House Inn is located next door to Stockbridge, just a short distance to both Tanglewood and Sheffield. At 5 pm, a lovely wine and cheese spread was put out for guests and we enjoyed it on their spectacular front porch, overlooking a gracious lawn. The Cranberry room was lovely and spacious and the bathroom had... More 

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Bergen County, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was our fourth weekend at Federal House so clearly we are fans. Kolleen and Brian are exquisite hosts and we always find genial friendships at breakfast or in the parlor. Rooms are more than adequate, and we've stayed in four different ones. The inn is just a mile out of Stockbridge so its easy to get to town or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

A nice mix of friendliness and respect for privacy. Well-maintained rooms and public spaces without too much of the bric-a-brac that clutters a lot of B&Bs. Beautiful old house in a location convenient to Stockbridge by car. Perhaps a bit pricey for what it is.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I stayed at the Federal House Inn for a Kripalu visit and to experience some of the Berkshires. It was overall an amazing experience. Kolleen and Brian are warm, caring, and wonderful hosts. I received a free room upgrade and enjoyed Kolleen's delicious breakfasts that she made and served with such care. The inn and its grounds are beautifully kept.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came to Lee for theater events and wanted to stay in a Bed and Breakfast. The Federal House Inn was a lovely B and B and exuded a tremendous level of warmth. It was clear that the owners were very attuned to the needs of the people who stayed htere. The rooms were lovely and our room had a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just a wonderful place made better by its wonderful hosts, Brian and Kolleen. For the old time details of this mid-19th century building look no further than the faucets in the ground floor toilet. The breakfast is just perfect! Altogether, it is a classy place very much in synch with its location.

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