|Celebrate Spring's First Harvest:
Annual Maple Dinner
Celebrate the first harvest of the growing season with a Maple-inspired
dinner from seven celebrated Berkshire Grown member chefs, hosted by our very own Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg! Brian and The Red
Lion Inn are pleased to present Berkshire Grown's March Maple Dinner on March 22,
2010. The March Maple Dinner begins with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
featuring locally produced beverages from the Barrington Brewery and
Berkshire Mountain Distillers at 6PM, and a five course dinner
beginning at 7PM. Farmers may attend for $65 per person; Berkshire
Grown members may attend for $95 per person; non member tickets are
$120 per person. Dinner is by reservation only. The Red Lion
Inn is pleased to offer a special rate for dinner attendees of $89 (for
a room with a private bath, plus taxes) - please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve your room! For more information and for dinner reservations, please call Berkshire Grown at 413-528-0041.
Game of the Week is Back!
On Fridays and Saturdays, we're be offering our popular Game of the Week specials. Each week, Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg (pictured above) offers an inspiring special entree for those who wish to try something extraordinary! Elk, Wild Boar and Rattlesnake have all been on the menu. Be adventuresome and make a reservation to try something new! For information on reservations, click here.
Vegetarian Wine Dinner Filling Up!
Only a few spots left for our March 19th, Winter Exodus Vegetarian Wine Dinner! Please click here to view the menu. The wine dinner is $100 per person and includes 10 courses, 10 wines, taxes & gratuities. All courses will be vegetarian by definition. Carnivores with an open mind are welcome! For information on reservations, click here.
|Lots to Do
in the Berkshires!
Distinguished women scientists and science professionals will gather on March 6 for the Ninth Annual International Women's Day Conference, Women in the Sciences: Making a Difference at Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA. The conference will take place at the Daniel Arts Center from 1 to 5 p.m. The day will celebrate the important contributions of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as to exploring why and how girls and women have historically been discouraged from achieving in the STEM fields. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 413-528-7394 or click here.
Enjoy really fresh, pure maple syrup at Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock, MA. Ioka Valley Farm is a diversified, family owned and operated working farm dedicated to providing high quality locally grown products. In 1992 Rob and his wife, Melissa, revived the art of maple sugaring. Ioka Valley Farm has more than 5000 taps and two modern boilers housed in the sugar house, built especially for production of the sweet treat. Stop by Ioka Valley Farm and watch the fascinating process of turning fresh maple sap into pure maple syrup! For more information, please click here.
Hilltop Orchards is the perfect destination for those who like to embrace the winter elements with outdoor activity and those of us who would rather watch the snow from the warm indoors - with a hot chocolate by the fireplace! At Hilltop you can hike, snow shoe and cross country ski all while enjoying scenic 20-mile views into the southern Berkshires. After your outdoor adventure, warm up with some hot chocolate or cider or just relax by the fire with a glass of wine, made on site. Hilltop's Barrell Room has comfy leather couches, a huge natural stone fireplace and LCD/ TV. Please click here for more info.
'Armed and Dangerous: Art of the Arsenal' exhibit of natural and historical weaponry takes a fascinating look at both natural and man-made weaponry through the ages. Plus, check out the museum's Feigenbaum hall of Innovation, aquarium, dinosaurs, Berkshire wildlife, minerals, American Indian gallery, Egyptian and other historic art from Zenas Crane's collection! Berkshire Museum is about 15 minutes from the Inn, at 39 South Street in Pittsfield. For more info, click here.
|Sweet Spring Special...
Grab your sweetie and come celebrate the first harvest of the year with our March Maple Madness Special! Available Sunday - Friday, Maple Madness
features locally-made maple gifts (delicious candy and maple syrup)
along with overnight accommodations, a full country breakfast for two
and all taxes and meal gratuity. Sunday - Thursday from $180; Friday
from $240. Offered during March 2010 (based on availability; blackout
dates apply). Please call 413.298.1690 or email us for more information and reservations.
You may be tired of shoveling it, but if you enjoy playing in the snow, don't give up on winter yet. There's still a lovely blanket of it here in the Berkshires, with flurries putting a fresh layer on fields and slopes almost daily. The difference is that the sun is a bit hotter and the temps a bit higher, so it feels even better to get out for a walk, snowshoe or skiing... You may even catch a day warm enough to soak up some vitamin D on the lounge chairs by our year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub!
Be sure to check the last-minute specials page on our website for a variety of dates with super special rates... Click here to view! For more details on packages and specials, please contact our Reservations Department by phoning 413.298.1690 or emailing us. Or to check other dates and availability please click here!
The Inaugural Memorial Day Marathon Weekend will take place on May 29-30, 2010 with the start and finish at the iconic Tanglewood Music Center just up the road from the Inn! The weekend will feature The Memorial Day Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, The Berkshires 10K & 5K races and a Pre-Race Expo at Tanglewood. To view the course maps, please click here. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Use promo code RLI for 15% off your race registration fee (military, fire, and police personnel receive 25% off the registration fee - cannot be combined with the RLI discount). To register, please click here. If you are interested in a marathon weekend travel package, The Red Lion Inn - the official hotel partner of The Memorial Day Marathon - in conjunction with Running Away will be offering special packages in conjunction with this event. Email email@example.com for info!
Celebrate Easter with Us!
We love holidays! Join us for Easter on Sunday, April 4th, from noon to 4PM. Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg is offering a special four-course Easter Dinner menu, soon to be posted on our website! If you join us for Easter dinner, we can offer you a special rate of just $95 (+taxes) for a deluxe guestroom on Sunday, April 4th. Please call 413.298.1690 or email us for information and reservations - seating is limited!
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|An Operetta, a Salon, and much more!
The Colonial, Pittsfield, MA
Saturday March 6, 3pm & 8pm
The Mikado is a sparkling and lavish comedic operetta written by Gilbert & Sullivan at the height of their creative genius. A Japanese prince will do just about anything to win the hand of the national executioner's daughter, for she is his one true love. Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo and other charming and absurd characters will amuse and entertain. Please call 413.997.4444 or click here for more information.
The Cantilena Chamber Choir
The Mount, Lenox, MA
March 13th, 4pm
Gather in Edith Wharton's Parisian Salon for this special event, reminiscent of those given by Edith Wharton to raise money for the Belgian war relief effort in World War I.
Please click here for more information.
Micah Stone and Company
The Lion's Den pub at The Red Lion Inn
Thursday, March 4th
A new generation of rock playing your favorite covers.
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For the Lion's Den Entertainment schedule, click here...
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)
Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA
Now through March 21st
We can't help but mention this one again... Devious scheming, sexual intrigue fueled by pitiless motives, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) was ahead of its time in 1872, and its portrayal of sexual decadence still shocks today. This production of Christopher Hampton's 1988 adaptation of the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos features Elizabeth Aspenlieder and is directed by Tina Packer. Check it out at Shakespeare & Co.
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