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The Red Lion Inn
Special Spring Harvest Celebration
Wine Dinner at The Red Lion Inn
The Red Lion Inn is participating in Berkshire Grown's Farmed + Foraged: A Weekend of Spring Flavors, a local culinary celebration of farmed and foraged seasonal foods May 20 - May 22. The Red Lion Inn is once again one of the official sponsors of the Farmed + Foraged event. Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg will present a special Farmed + Foraged three-course dinner menu crafted
from foraged items, local dairy, eggs, greens and locally sourced proteins. The prix fixe meal is priced at $45 per person (not including tax or gratuity.) Berkshire Grown will receive a contribution of $15 from each prix
fixe dinner sold (please call 413.298.5545 for information and a reservation). 

Click here for Chef Brain's Menu for
Farmed +Foraged.

Summer Menu Starts Next Week!

Executive Chef Brian J. Alberg

We're getting a head start on summer! Executive Chef Brian Alberg has whipped up a new menu featuring more local ingredients than ever. Here are a few tantalizing menu items to consider: Zehr Farm Mushroom & Ramp Arancini with Crispy Risotto with Smoked Tomato Sauce & Grated Parmesan; Local Grass-fed Beef Burger with Lettuce, Tomato, Cabot Cheddar or Berkshire Blue on a Pittsfield Rye Roll; Pork & Beans with Grilled Bacon on the Side Farm Italian Sausage, Braised Heirloom Beans & Roasted Garlic Foccacia; Day Boat East Coast Cod with Roasted Vegetable Ragout with Garlic & Basil; Grilled Berkshire Pork Loin with Braised Farm Girl Kale & Creamy Hominy; and Ioka Maple Cheesecake with Orange Zest & Candied Walnuts. Don't forget to make your dinner reservation when making your Berkshire getaway plans!

Lots to Do

in the Berkshires! 

Tea and Talk: Art-Filled Afternoons

Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge ModelsSaturday, May 28,

2:30 p.m.

Join us for a delicious series of art talks that offer food for thought and plenty of inspiration.

Click here for more 


Paul Taylor Dance Company
Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Mahaiwe over Memorial Day weekend to kick off summer with three performances. Taylor, 80, is one of the last living legends of the modern dance pantheon. On Sunday, May 29 at 3PM, the program includes Three Dubious Memories (2010) with music by Lenox-based composer Peter Elyakim Taussig, and Promethean Fire (2002), which is set to three keyboard works by Bach as richly orchestrated by Stokowski and examines a kaleidoscope of emotional colors in the human condition. Other works to be performed include Company B (1991) in which Taylor recalls the turbulent 1940s through the hit songs of the Andrews Sisters.

Click here to purchase tickets 


Linwood House and its Histories

Join researcher Angela Pratt as she unveils newly discovered information on Stockbridge history, as it relates to Norman Rockwell Museum's Linwood Estate and original owner/New York attorney Charles E. Butler and family. Pratt, an intern at the Norman Rockwell Museum Archives this past year, arranged and described the Museum's Linwood House Collection, created a finding aid, and wrote her senior thesis for Amherst College on the subject

Click here to learn more 


Ballets Metropolis & Studio One Present: Dancers in Concert

Sunday, May 15 4pmGeneral Admission all tickets $20. Discount for students and seniors $15.

 Ballets Metropolis and Studio One present the annual student performance, Dancers in Concert, on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm at the Colonial Theatre.  Students of all levels will perform ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, pointe, ballroom and partnering.  In addition, members of Ballets Metropolis, the ballet company created by director Darrell Pucciarello, owner of Studio One of Pittsfield, MA, will present original ballets, choreographed by Pucciarello himself.

For more information  

Berkshire International Film Festival
Thursday, June 2 -
Sunday, June 5
Great Barrington - Triplex Cinema, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Pittsfield - Beacon Cinema
Passes $150, $500, $250,
The Berkshire International Film Festival showcases the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films from the United States and 18 other countries.

Click here to purchase passes 

Find Us On Facebook! Follow Us On Twitter!

Connect with us online and see what we're up to... Become a fan of The Red Lion Inn 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. 

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Indulge, Volunteer and Save ! 

Chesterwood by photographer Paul Rocheleau

May's Spring Indulgence Special!

We've paired up with our friends at Chocolate Springs  for a sweet, affordable indulgence that we know you'll love! Our Spring Indulgence special features a pair of sumptuous Chocolate Springs Chocolate Ganache Bars and a bottle of red wine to enjoy, along with an overnight in a deluxe guestroom and a full country breakfast for two. Available from $195 Sunday-Thursday and from $255 Fridays during the month of May (includes tax & meal gratuity; based upon availability; blackout dates apply). Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve this package. Offer subject to availability.


Be an Eco-Volunteer and Save!

Help the Trustees of Reservations monitor and care for Cobble trails and plan communities while learning valuable leadership skills. During the spring months, they have a variety of projects, so jump on board to train as a leader and to get more people involved!


The Red Lion Inn is a supporter of land and community preservation in the Berkshires and a good friend of The Trustees of Reservations - "Preservation" is actually one of the core values of our business mission. The Inn, named to National Geographic Traveler's Stay List has created a special offer for Trustees members and others who would like to put in a day of volunteer work at one of their scheduled volunteer events in the Berkshires.


To start your day fresh or relax after your effort, reserve an overnight room for just $114 between now and May 15 for the night before and the night of our Berkshires Volunteer Events. Make reservations via phone 413.298.1690 or email us. Offer subject to availability.


Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve either 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! 

Special Deal at Berkshire Theatre Festival for

I Got Sick & Then I Got Better



I Got Sick Then I Got Better is a comic riff on one woman's adventures after falling down the medical rabbit hole. Diagnosed with and treated for ovarian cancer in 2005, writer and performer Jenny Allen (The New Yorker, The New York Times) tells her story of the harrowing tailspin she took following her diagnosis, combining biting humor with searing emotion in a witty, bittersweet monologue that limns the personal and family collateral damage a life-threatening illness brings. Red Lion Inn guests can see this production for only $20! That's 20% off the regular price. The shows are Friday, May 27 at 8pm, Saturday, May 28 at 2PM and 8PM. Check out Berkshire Theatre Festival for videos, review and more! 


Click here to read a review from the The New York Times.  


To purchase tickets with this special discount, please contact our Box Office at (413)-298-5576 and mention the Red Lion Inn.

You Bring the Business, We Provide the Comfort

King bedded guestroom


Traveling solo for business? We've got an attractive special just for folks heading to or through the Berkshires for a business trip. We'll help you keep your per diem costs down by including overnight accommodations, breakfast and complimentary phone calls within the continental US for just $149 per night (available Sunday-Thursday, single occupancy only, based on availability). To take advantage of this rate, we will ask that you provide your business card upon check-in. The Inn's amenities include free WiFi, casual-to-elegant dining, entertainment in the Lion's Den pub, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub and free use of the computer in our Library. Please call 413.298.1690 or email us at to reserve today-offer ends May 26!


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!


Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun Includes
Revival of Car Show at Chesterwood... 
Chesterwood, Summer Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester FrenchJust down the road from the Inn is Chesterwood, the home and studio of Lincoln Monument sculptor Daniel Chester French. The site opens on May 28th from 10AM to 5PM. On Sunday, May 29, experience the revival of the popular Chesterwood Antique Automobile Show, featuring antique and vintage foreign and domestic vehicles ranging from the turn of the last century to 1974, from 10AM to 5PM. Admission for adults is $15 per person and includes access to sculptor Daniel Chester French's studio and residence.  Free admission for kids 18 and under, sponsored by local businesses. Car Show Weekend package available! Two night package includes admission for two to the Chesterwood Car Show, guided tour of Chesterwood on Sunday and overnight at the Red Lion Inn. From $540, Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve.


Owners of antique cars interested in participating, may call 413.298.3579, ext. 25210. 

Attention Runners... 

Memorial Day Marathon

The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Marathon Weekend will take place on May 28-29, 2011 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


. 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 

for info!




"The Figure, The Figure, The Figure and the Figure" Opening at Lauren Clark Fine Art

The Figure Times Four at Lauren Clarck Fine Art 

Lauren Clark Fine Art presents the opening show of the season

"The Figure, The Figure, The Figure and the Figure." New Figurative work by Kris Galli, Rebecca Weinman, Jeanet Ingalls, and Richard Britell, May 28th through July 4th, 2011.

Reception for the Artists, Saturday, May 28, 4-7pm


Since the invention of photography, figure and portrait painting has been said to be obsolete.  By the end of the 19th Century most artists had turned away from the figure with the introduction of the age of "isms", such as cubism, and surrealism, conceptualism, and minimalism. 


The Figure, The Figure, The  Figure and The Figure will run May 28th, 2011 through July 4, 2011. Lauren Clark Fine Art features fine art and contemporary craft by regional and internationally recognized artists in all media. For more information, please contact Lauren Clark at or 413.274.1432. Click here for more information 

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

Visual Arts & Historic Sites:
Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville
Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington
Berkshire Museum
Mission House
Norman Rockwell Museum
Hancock Shaker Village
The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
The Mount - Edith Wharton's estate in Lenox
Ventfort Hall
Chapin Library Of Rare Books & Manuscripts
Stockbridge Library Historical Room
Animagic- Museum of Animation Special Effects and Art
The Du Bois Center of American History
Williams College Museum Of Art
Ferrin Gallery
The Ashley House