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The Red Lion Inn

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30 Main Street, Box 954, Stockbridge, MA 01262-0954
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love a place where everyone's relaxed and you can grab a drink on the huge front porch and just take in the whole experience. The Red Lion Inn has it all from excellent service to old world charm without skimping on today's amenities. It started at check in when we were upgraded to a suite because of an error... More 

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New York, USA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The word charming doesn't begin to describe this quintessential New England inn. Antique furniture and bric-a-brac fill every corner with a quirky, homey, granny style that is both welcoming and sometimes a little creepy! I loved it - as have other guests for generations- but you have to like that sort of thing. If antiques, winding hallways and rolling floors... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We are delighted to hear that you & your sister enjoyed her birthday stay with us. For guests that are celebrating a special occasion and want to have something in the room waiting for them upon their arrival, we offer different options for in-room gifts, such as: cheese... More 

Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quaint dining room, fresh flowers, bread basket and lovely lunch- quche and Cobb Salad. Walk to very back of restaurant- group dining room. This is the table Norman Rockwell used in his infamous Thanksgiving Dinner painting. In the room is a photo of the local residents posing around the table for Norman to paint.

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Believe it or not, we are already taking reservations for our annual prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner menu, specially created & crafted by our James Beard award-winning chef, Brian Alberg. Call today to book your table for this iconic American tradition! More 

New York City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to stay at this inn because of all the positive reviews from Tripadvisor and we were very glad we made this choice. I wanted to stay in the main inn, as opposed to the various guest houses, and we had a wonderful room on the second floor. The guest houses have a small number of rooms in each... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 25th wedding anniversary stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Besides the Main Inn building, we do have 9 separate guesthouses, most of which are located on the same block right here in downtown Stockbridge. Some of these guesthouses, like the Stevens House (located across... More 

Colorado
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271 reviews 271 reviews
48 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night. The hotel staff was very friendly. There is a lovely porch to hang out on in the front part of the hotel. The beds were extremely comfortable. Make sure you get a ride in the old elevator. I thought it was particularly cool that this hotel has been in business continuously since before the American... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The history of The Red Lion Inn does date back to around 1773, when the original tavern & inn were represented by the crest of a red lion with a green tail. It is believed that the red lion symbolized the British Crown, but its green tail showed... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Stockbridge to visit the Norman Rockwell museum. Little did we know that this hotel actually is the one in his painting over the village of Stockbridge. We had a small room on second floor with ensuite bathroom - there are rooms without a bathroom as well. Our room was like staying with an old aunt, with rose... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! One of our guesthouses, which we call The Firehouse, is actually the old firehouse in Stockbridge, Mass., & it is featured in another Norman Rockwell painting called “The New American LaFrance is Here!” It is right around the corner from the Main Inn building on Elm Street and boasts our only in-room... More 

massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
102 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Red Lion Inn. I was surprised to find that it's quite a quirky place, and, as another reviewer stated, it was "like going back in time." I felt like it was the year 1900 in there. The highlights for me are the old elevator, the restaurant, the fireplace, and the bar with uneven... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We offer live entertainment every night in The Lion’s Den – never a cover charge! Our Courtyard dining and Back of the Bank Bar will be opening Memorial Day Weekend. These outside dining spots are very popular in the warmer weather. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon! More 

Petersham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the oldest, continuously operating inns in the U.S. A number of presidents and celebrities have stayed here. I am neither, but I was made to feel like one! Reception was very nice. The ride to the fourth floor in the antique cage elevator reminded me of many small London hotels I have stayed in. The room... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Berkshires are a hotspot for culture with places like Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Company, and The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center right around the corner (just to name a few!). We have been known to host presidents in the... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Who knew something from 1773 could be so fun?! I've stayed in the Inn and Maple Glen and had fun each time. Whether it's early Spring or late Fall, the heated pool and hot tub are awesome and open until midnight. Breakfast or an evening drink on the front porch is a must. There isn't much to do in town,... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Our outdoor heated pool & hot tub are open year-round, and people enjoy them in all sorts of weather – even during snow storms! We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. More 

Lyon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I am late with this review, because we were there nearly a year ago with my dad and two bigger children and really enjoyed the place. We had rooms in the main building which I absolutely recommend because this is what makes the place so different and charming. Everything is old-fashioned and so quaint. We had dinner in the tavern... More 

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Michele K, Innkeeper at The Red Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our historic inn in this quintessential New England town of Stockbridge. We look forward to welcoming you & your family back soon! More 

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