Spring Facade - The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn
Spring Dinners!
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 on March 22. The March Maple Dinner begins with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, followed by a five course dinner; please click here to view the menu and for information on pricing.  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.

Winter Exodus Vegetarian Wine Dinner
This event is now sold out! Stay tuned for more wine dinners...

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 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.

Lots to Do
in the Berkshires!

Close Encounters with Music
March 20 | 6PM
The Mahaiwe,
Great Barrington
Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday with Close Encounters with Music. Violinist Cordelia Hagmann and pianist James Tocco join cellist and Close Encounters founder Yehuda Hanani for a birthday celebration of The Romantic Bach, a selection of his works re-imagined by masters of the Romantic Era who wrestled with his revolutionary legacy: Brahms (the brilliant Chaconne arrangement for left-hand piano), Liszt, and Busoni. The program also includes undiluted Bach-the Violin Sonata No. 3 and the third Suite for Solo Cello-and concludes with the premiere of a neo-Baroque chamber work composed by Jonathan Keren, commissioned by Close Encounters.
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Ailey II
March 21 | 3PM
The Mahaiwe,
Great Barrington
In 1974, iconic choreographer Alvin Ailey appointed one of his former company members, Sylvia Waters, as artistic director of Ailey II, a touring troupe of young and emerging talents in dance and choreography. Ailey II is as focused on community outreach as it is on delivering stellar performances of Ailey's repertoire and new work. Waters remains at the helm as Ailey II presents Echoes, Essence, Proximity, and Divining to the public, plus a special educational "Field Trip" program on Monday @ 10 a.m. which includes Ailey's classic, Revelations.
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March 25 | 7:30PM
Craig Karges: Experience the Extraordinary
The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield
Craig Karges is truly extraordinary! The "extraordinist" is an award winning entertainer, a nationally recognized speaker and an author. Craig Karges' performance is a blend of mystery, humor, psychology and intuition. A table "walks" on stage and then flies into the air! Borrowed finger rings from audience members are linked together in a chain! Thoughts are read and predictions are made and verified. Dennis Miller, comedian and talk show host, put it this way after seeing Karges perform, "this weirds me out."
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The Things They Carried: A Staged Reading By Tim O'Brien
Barrington Stage, Pittsfield
April 16 | 7pm
April 17 | 7pm
Barrington Stage celebrates The Big Read with a dramatic staged reading of excerpts from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, a classic work on the Vietnam War that changed the way people look at the War and those who served in it. A must see.Tickets: $10 adults; $5 Vietnam veterans;
$5 youth ages 18 and under.
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Daisy In The Dreamtime
Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge
March 20
Based on a true story, in the 1920's Daisy Bates, a transplanted Dubliner, committed herself to protecting the Australian aboriginal culture against the encroaching power of a strong-willed missionary, the railroad and western civilization.
50 Words
Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge
April 10
Behind the civilized exteriors of the middle-class mariage of Jan and Adam is a tangle of neediness, hostility and resentment.  50 Words is a minute-by-minute presentation of searing marital conflict. (Mr. Weller, author of Moonchildren, Loose Ends, many films and television dramas is scheduled to participate in the discussion.)
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Sweet Spring Specials...
Canopy Bed with Gas-lit FireplaceThis is a great time of year to visit the Berkshires... Plants are starting to poke their green tendrils above ground, migratory birds are back and chirping away and the days are longer and warmer.  See below for a list of places to explore the great outdoors.
There's also plenty to do right here at the Inn and in Stockbridge... Play a board game by our lobby fire, work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, borrow one of DVDs for movie viewing in your guestroom, and listen to live entertainment nightly our Lion's Den pub. Visit our Gift Shop featuring locally-made items or just stroll around our quaint New England Village.  Bring your bathing suit for our heated outdoor pool and hot tub - guests have been sunbathing out there all week!

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.

April Showers Bring Chocolate Flowers is the perfect special package for couples looking for a thrifty spring getaway with a touch of sweetness. This special includes overnight accommodations, chocolate flowers and a full country breakfast the next day! Priced from $155 Sunday - Thursday and $235 Fridays; tax and gratuities included. Package available during April 2010, blackout dates may apply. Please call 413.298.1690 to reserve this package.

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!
Easter - Let Us Do the Cooking!
Treadway Room
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! In addition to the other courses, choose from the following delicious entrees: Maple Cured Berkshire Ham with Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Carrots & Merlot Reduction; Top Round of Spring Lamb with Roasted Baby Potatoes, Balsamic Braised Kale & Rosemary Jus; Herb Roasted Poussin with Root Vegetable Risotto, Stewed Zucchini & Lemon-Thyme Puree; Grilled Trout Medallions with Lyonnaise Potatoes, Swiss Chard & Shallot-Riesling Butter; or Sweet Pea Risotto with Fiddlehead Ferns & Roasted Fennel. Easter dinner is $45 for adults and $19.95 for children 12 and under. 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 (Sunday night stays only). Please call 413.298.1690 or email us for information and reservations - seating is limited! Click here to view the entire menu!
Collectibles Sale at Jacks Grill!
Jacks CollectiblesThis Saturday ONLY! On March 20 from 9AM to 3PM (no early birds), head to Jacks Grill in Housatonic... We're having a collectibles sale with quirky, vintage and collectible items from both Jacks and The Red Lion Inn.  Prints, photos, vintage holiday decorations, kitchenware, birdhouses, other goodies. Cash or credit.
Free hot cider!
Our Gift Shop is now on Facebook! Fan Up and Keep Up with the Latest Arrivals!
Quilt at The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop
The Red Lion Inn's Gift Shop now has its own page on Facebook. and see what we're up to - dinner specials, events, check out photos posted by our guests, plus our Facebook Friday offers that are always a good deal. We'll tweet lunch and dinner specials, Lion's Den performers and Berkshire events.


Fan Up on the Lion's Den Facebook page!
Lion's Den
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Local Currencies, Historic Gardens, and Contemporary Photography
Daniel Chester French's studio.
Chesterwood, Summer Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester French

March 20 | 7PM
Local Currencies Expert to Speak
First Congregational Church, Stockbridge
David Boyle, a senior fellow at the New Economics Foundation in London, will speak about "Money Changers: Local Currencies and the New Economics" at the First Congregational Church. Boyle is one of the leading writers in the world who has been tracking the emergence of local currencies and new kinds of money, of which Berkshares is one of the most successful. He is currently working at the E. F. Schumacher Society to help with the project to launch a New Economics Institute in the USA, dedicated to developing a new economic mainstream that supports people, community and planet.
For more information, please click here...

March 21 | 4PM
The Stockbridge Library Sunday Program
The Library's Sunday Program will feature Sarah la Cour, a landscape designer and planner with 20 years of experience in landscape architecture, planning and historic preservation. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts and has been published in Traditional Gardening and by the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation. Sarah's presentation will focus upon garden design and will consider, in particular, Daniel Chester French's Garden Notebook - French's notes on the design of private residential gardens in Stockbridge. This event is free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome.  
For further information, please call the Stockbridge Library at 413-298-5501.  Light refreshments will be served.

March 27 | 5:30PM
The Artist & The Photograph: Contemporary Perspectives
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Join acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson as he explores contemporary pathways in photography from assembled narration to the moving image.  Mr. Crewdson will share examples of his own work and a reception with the artist will follow. Reservations recommended as there is limited seating.
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Fun for the Whole Family!

March 26 | 10AM - noon, noon - 2PM
Slavic Easter EggSlavic Easter Egg Decorating Workshop
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox, MA
Create Easter Eggs that are a work of art! Lenox resident Tjasa Sprague, will demonstrate the Czechoslovakian technique she learned from her mother, Maria Krofta.
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March 27 - April 11
Painting Party at Hoffman Pottery, West Stockbridge
Bring the whole family! Hoffman Potter supplies the plates, bowls, mugs or tiles and colored glazes - you supply the creativity! After you decorate the piece, they will apply a clear glaze and fire it so your finished product will be functional. Also, take advantage of their Early Spring Sale on discontinued items and seconds. Please call 413.232.4646 for more details.

April 3- April 25, 2010
Baby Animals on the Shaker FarmBaby Animals on the Hancock Shaker Farm, Hancock, MA
Hancock Shaker Village is entering its 50th year with long-term goals to develop its endowment, a 20-year plan to restore its historic buildings and to find educational connections between its Shaker heritage and its current, and future, visitors. Visit the adorable heritage breed spring chicks, lambs, piglets, and calves filling the famous Round Stone Barn! Baby Animals is open from 10-4 daily with selected historic buildings in the village also open for exploration. We are providing our guests with a special coupon giving a $2 discount off admission during the Baby Animals exhibit. In addition, Hancock Shaker Village is offering special Behind-the-Scenes tours at 2PM daily ($27/person; reservations recommended).
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Year-round Arts, Cultural & Historic Attractions !
No matter what time of year, there's to plenty to discover...

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