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If your beloved loves the Berkshires and The Red Lion Inn, consider one of the following gift ideas:
- A Red Lion Inn Gift Card - this can be used toward a stay at the Inn, dining or a splurge in our Gift Shop. Click here to order online.
- You'll find a vast array of affordable
Berkshire-made items in our Gift Shop, from pottery to jewelry to mobiles to art.
- Order our signature jams and dressings from our Gift Shop to keep around during the holiday season - they make a great "hostess gift" and are a delicious addition to your holiday dining table!
To order a Gift Card or reach our Gift Shop, please call 413.298.5545.

Are You Free Sunday Afternoon?
Jane Monheit at the Mahaiwe
Don't miss this dreamy performance at the Mahaiwe Sunday at 3PM - stay with us and you'll have time to enjoy a leisurely, post-concert dinner and a choice of affordable rates for a Sunday overnight! Since being first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute Vocal Competition at the tender age of 20, sultry jazz vocalist Jane Monheit has taken the jazz world by storm, firmly establishing herself as one of the post-millennial jazz world's foremost vocalists. For more info, please click here.

Merry Pranksters with a Mission
The Yes Men at the Mahaiwe
Anti-corporate pranksters, The Yes Men, will present a screening of their new film, The Yes Men Fix the World, followed by a Q&A with director-writer-producer-troublemakers Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno at the Mahaiwe on Friday, November 20th. The Yes Men pose as corporate bigwigs, infiltrate the world of big business, and scandalize unsuspecting audiences in ways that shame the world's biggest corporate criminals.  In 2004, United Artists released a feature documentary about their hijinks (The Yes Men directed by Chris Smith, Sarah Price, and Dan Olman) which became an instant cult hit, received numerous festival awards, and was distributed theatrically and on television around the globe. Please click here for more info...

Rockwell RevisitedGossips photo - Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, which just opened last week at the Norman Rockwell Museum, presents the photography that informs the authenticity that defines Norman Rockwell's art. This landmark exhibition sheds new light on Norman Rockwell's art and is the first exhibition to explore in depth Rockwell's richly detailed study photographs, created by the artist as references for his iconic paintings.

BIFF passes on sale now!
As we await the much-anticipated 2010 season announcement from Tanglewood next week, we discovered that passes for the Berkshire International Film Festival are now on sale. BIFF brings an exciting assortment of independent films to our cozy hills each year - the 2010 Festival takes place June 3-6. Passes ALWAYS sell out - so do rooms at the Inn! - make your plans soon and don't miss out. To purchase passes,
please follow this link...

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Click below to go to our fan page - can't wait to see you there!


Gearing Up for the Holidays

holiday wreathWe can't believe it, but we placed our order for holiday decorations and are getting ready to deck our halls! 33 Christmas trees, 50 poinsettias, and 67 wreaths along with our usual abundance of gum drops and other seasonal frippery will help set the stage for celebrating the season! Treat yourself to a little post-Thanksgiving R-and-R and take it all in.  If your Thanksgiving or Christmas travel plans bring you by the Inn, break up the trip with an overnight in Stockbridge. We're the perfect respite along your route, so come enjoy the merriment and our comfortable accommodations.

Our December special: O Christmas Tree!, will get you in the holiday spirit as you view The Berkshire Museum's 25th annual Festival of Trees.  The special package includes two tickets to the exhibit, a holiday ornament, breakfast for two, and overnight accommodations! Priced from $185 a night including taxes & gratuities. This package is available Sunday-Thursday during December 2009 (blackout dates apply). Our Retail Therapy package, a thrifty special featuring a overnight accommodations, breakfast for two the following morning, discount coupons to the Prime Outlets in Lee and a bag of goodies to help you unwind. Priced from $175 a night including tax and gratuities. This package is available Sunday-Thursday during November 2009. To reserve either special, please call 413.298.1690.

Check out our website to learn about our last minute deals... For more details on all our lodging specials, please contact our Reservations Department by phoning 413.298.1690 or emailing us.

Or to check other dates and availability please click here!
Seasonal Happenings

Berkshire Grown will present more than 30 regional farmers and food producers to the Berkshires at the first annual Holiday Farmers' Markets, scheduled for Williamstown and Great Barrington on November 21. The market in Great Barrington will be held at the old firehouse on Castle Street from 9 am - 1pm. Shop the wide array of farms and food producers available in the region. Entertainment will feature live music at both venues and the events are free and open to the public.

The Berkshire Theatre Festival is prepping for the fourth annual holiday production of the timeless classic A Christmas Carol. Once again directed by and starring Eric Hill, this year's production features some subtle changes that make this story feel new all over again. To make plans for your family to join the BTF family for A Christmas Carol, please follow this link...

We still have a few rooms left for Sunday, December 6th! Enjoy the day's festivities as part of Stockbridge's Main Street at Christmas celebration, but save time to head 20 minutes north to a special Handmade Holiday Festival. This is a great chance to purchase locally-made art and crafts direct from the sources. Participants include artists whose work adorns The Red Lion Inn.

Our holiday reservations continue to steadily pour in, so please don't wait to make your plans with us for Christmas and New Year's Eve! Join us for an extended celebration as we usher in the 2010! Our New Year's package features a special 5-course dinner with Champagne toast at midnight, dancing to live music, two nights accommodations and a full breakfast each morning, starting at $775 inclusive. Please contact our Reservations staff to secure your spot - call 413.298.1690 or email soon!
Year-round Arts, Cultural & Historic Attractions !
No matter what time of year, there's to plenty to discover...

Performing Arts:
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Barrington Stage Company

Berkshire Theatre Festival
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Lion's Den pub
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare & Company
The Colonial
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College
Aston Magna Foundation For Music & Humanities, Inc.
Berkshire Bach Society
Berkshire Choral Festival

Visual Arts & Historic Sites:
Norman Rockwell banner
Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington
Berkshire Museum
Chesterwood - Lincoln monument sculptor Daniel Chesterwood - Lincoln monument sculptor Daniel Chester French's home/studio
Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Clark
The Emporium Gallery in Great Barrington
The Mount
Ventfort Hall
Williamstown Film Festival
Chapin Library Of Rare Books & Manuscripts
The Colonel John Ashley House
Mission House Museum and Gardens
Naumkeag Museum and Gardens
Stockbridge Library Historical Room
Animagic- Museum of Animation Special Effects and Art
Dark Ride Project- Center for Robotic-Arts & Eric Rudd Studio
The Du Bois Center of American History
Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio
North Adams Museum of History and Science/The North Adams Historical Society, Inc.
Williams College Museum Of Art
Ferrin Gallery