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Mark Your Calendars:
Wine Dinner June 17!

Wine Dinner at The Red Lion Inn

Join Executive Chef Brian Alberg and Sommelier Daniel Thomas as they pair five wines with five courses, illustrating the complexity of flavors experienced with specific pairings of food and wine. This intimate wine dinner is $65 per person and includes 5 courses, 5 wines, taxes & gratuities. Menu to be posted soon! This event will sell out, so feel free to call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve your seats! 


Steak Night is Back!

Start the weekend right. We're firing up our Courtyard grill
for our weekly summer barbecue every Friday night from July 1 through September 2. Choose from steak, seafood and more. $24.95 plus tax and tip. Served 5:00-8:00PM. Please call 413.298.5545 or email us to make a reservation. Rain cancels Steak Night and any reservations! 

Upcoming Events  

This Sunday:
The Berkshire Bach Follies La Folia
Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Meeting House, New Marlborough, MA
Celebratory music of Scarlatti, Marais, Telemann, Handel on period instruments.
Berkshire Bach Quartet:
Ben Harms improvising on his own timpani and replicas of 18th century drums Stephen Hammer, oboe and recorder Larry Wallach, harpsichord
Lucy Bardo, viola da gamba and baroque cello.

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From 6/6 - 6/9 at the Triplex Cinema
The Conspirator
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks.  

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Starting June 11, "Ice Age" To The Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios.


This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum presents Scrat the prehistoric squirrel, along with fellow stars from the blockbuster Ice Age films and more. Don't miss this exciting interactive exhibition exploring the art of animation in the digital age. Take a lively look behind the scenes at Blue Sky Studios, where their unique creative and technical process brings imaginative characters and stories to life.

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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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Make Art in the Berkshires!
Mel Stabin

Come on up to our neck of the woods for Mel Stabin's painting workshop Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused at IS183! Enjoy one of our deluxe rooms for $125! This special is available June 5 - 9 (Sunday - Thursday). Rates do not include taxes and are based on availability. Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve this package. Offer subject to availability.

Affordable Berkshire Getaways!
King-bedded guestroom at The Red Lion Inn

Looking for a steal? Enjoy a room in a Guest House with a king bed and private bath for just $129 Sunday-Thursday now through June 16. Or, try a room with two twin beds in the Main Inn with a private bath for just $129 Sunday-Thursday now through June 16. Try a B&B room with two twins or one double and a shared bath down the hall for just $105 Sunday-Thursday now through June 16. All special rates are based on availability and do not include taxes. Please call 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve this package. Offer subject to availability.


To see all our packages and specials, please click here... 

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This Weekend:
Berkshire International Film Festival

Today through Sunday, June 5th!


The Berkshire International Film Festival ("The BIFF") is a world-class festival that is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Berkshires. BIFF showcases not only the latest in independent feature, documentary, short, and family films but also lively panel discussions and special events focusing on filmmakers and talented artists from both sides of the camera. This year, the festival will be honoring legendary filmmaker, visual effects pioneer, inventor and Berkshire resident, Douglas Trumbull, with the annual BIFF Achievement in Film Award.


For information about the films being screened, visit Individual tickets are now on sale and may be purchased online at or in person at The Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington or The Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield during regular cinema hours.

Highlights of this year's festival include Buck, Page One, Chasing Madoff, L'Amour Fou and several local films. You do not want to miss this spectacular annual event. Most films are only $10. Click here to purchase tickets . 


Great Barrington - Triplex Cinema, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Simons Rock.


Pittsfield - Beacon Cinema, Hancock Shaker Village

Become a Steward of the Outdoors...

View from Monument Mountain

Ever wonder how The Trustees of Reservations keep their trails in such good shape? One strategy is to have staff and volunteers conduct periodic trail assessments. On June 11, from 9 to noon at Monument Mountain, a workshop entitled Assessing Trail Conditions is designed to give those who are interested in caring for their favorite trails the opportunity to participate in a facilitated trail assessment and learn more about how to help contribute to the health and safety of The Trustees trails systems as a volunteer. Participants will hike the Hickey Trail at Monument Mountain and learn to survey trails, identify needed repairs, and how to log their findings. This event is free. Call 413.532.1631 x13 for more information or additional volunteer opportunities. To reserve a room, please call us at 413.298.1690 or email us


So Much to Do !
From Impressionist art to contemporary dance, there's to plenty to discover... here's just a sampling of the possibilities!

Performing Arts:

Lion's Den pub
Berkshire Theatre Festival
Barrington Stage
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Berkshire Fringe
Jacob's Pillow
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
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Visual Arts & Historic Sites:
Chesterwood, Summer Home of Sculptor Daniel Chester French
Berkshire Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
Arrowhead, Home of Herman Melville
Hancock Shaker Village
The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
The Mount - Edith Wharton's estate in Lenox
Mission House
Hancock Shaker Village - 50th Anniversary!
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
Galleries in the Berkshires
The Ashley House

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