The Red Lion Inn
Red Lion Inn Facade in Spring

Wine Dinner

This Friday!


Wine Dinner at The Red Lion Inn


Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List

Join us for an exceptional event on June 17, featuring the exceptional craft wines of Quivira Vineyards and La Follette Wines. The price is $65 per person (plus tax & gratuity). The wine dinner, which will begin with a reception at 6PM and dinner at 6:30PM is $65 per person and includes 5 courses, 5 wines, taxes & gratuities. Those interested may view the entire menu on our website. Please call us at 413.298.1690 or

email us

to make a reservation - this event will sell out!


Supporting Area Farmers & Food Purveyors

James Beard House entree

On Sundays and Mondays, The Red Lion Inn offers a Sustainable Foods Menu in its Dining Room. This special menu features locally grown and produced ingredients from small farms in the Berkshires and the surrounding region. It is our philosophy that supporting area farmers helps to secure a healthy landscape for future generations.  Sustainable Foods Menu items are available a la carte. For reservations, please telephone 413.298.5545 or email us! 

Get Backstage at
Tanglewood Shed
The "Tanglewood Backstage Pass Weekend,"  July 22-24, offers music lovers an unprecedented look at life behind-the-scenes at Tanglewood.  This immersive program offers patrons a look at Tanglewood from an insider's experience, with private picnics and receptions with BSO musicians, classes, discussions, and workshops relating to the weekend's programming, and food,  and hotel accommodations. The package includes one concert per day, four meals, two nights at The Red Lion Inn, and a Tanglewood parking pass. Please call 888-266-1200 or click here for more information.
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens June 22 with Ballet Genève
Jacob's Pillow

credit Ballet Genève; photo credit Magali Dougados, courtesy Jacob's Pillow


Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens June 22 with Switzerland's Ballet Genève in Romeo and Juliet. Set to the sweeping Prokofiev score, Ballet Genève brings to life the world of the Montagues and Capulets through beautiful contemporary ballet. See video online and purchase tickets by calling 413.243.0745.
Let's Eat Outdoors!

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. The regular Courtyard menu is also available. Please call 413.298.5545 or email us to make a reservation. Rain cancels Steak Night and any reservations!

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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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Summer's Here, the Time is Right...


Biking in the Berkshires

It's a Gamble, but the Odds Are in Your Favor!

Take a chance with our Roll the Dice special - reserve a queen-bedded room and you just might get lucky and receive a free upgrade to one of our luxurious suites. Try your chances for just $159 per night Sunday-Thursday now through June 23; this special is available June 17 & 18 for $250. During the  summer season, this offer is available on June 24 & 25 for $305 or June 26-29 for $280. Rates do not include taxes and are based on availability. Go ahead and try your luck! Please call us at 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve!


War & Peace... Love and Chocolate Special!

Join us as we team up with our friends at the The Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail. The War & Peace... special features a hot-off-the-press copy of On the Other Side of Glory, all about the Berkshire members of the famous 54th regiment of African Americans (chronicled in the film "Glory") who voluntarily fought for the Union during the Civil War. In addition to the book, you'll enjoy and overnight in a deluxe guestroom, breakfast, a map of the trail and chocolates from our neighbor, Peace Love & Chocolate - we know chocolate doesn't make war more palatable, but it does make your stay sweeter! The rate for this special starts from $315 (inclusive) and is available Monday-Thursday during July and August (blackout dates apply).  Please call us at 413.298.1690 or email us to reserve!

Click here to view all our summer packages!
Last-minute travelers, click here for the latest special offers!  

Click here to look at rates and availability anytime!  

RLI-God's Trombones

God's Trombone's

in Association with Lift Ev'ry Voice: Celebrating African-American Culture & Heritage in the Berkshires 


Sunday, June 19, 7pm at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield 


In 1927, James Weldon Johnson published the classic God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. This seminal work, consisting of actual sermons written in free verse form, sought to document and preserve the unique African American cultural tradition. 
Now musician and composer Craig S. Harris continues that work with his opus God's Trombones. Harris looks to Johnson's poems for inspiration while creating a musical interpretation of the unique rhythm and cadence of traditional African American sermons. This performance is sure to be a soaring, triumphant musical event not to be missed. Tickets are $10 - $25 and special family package $65 for 2 adults with 2-3 children ages 16 and under. Click here to purchase tickets!


So Much to Do !
From Impressionist art to contemporary dance, there's 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

Click this link for more ideas...

Enjoy the Fresh Air!  

 Stockbridge Bowl

Check out these links to help plan your Berkshire Adventure...


Appalachian Trail 

Audubon Center/wildlife sanctuary 

Beartown State Forest 

Berkshire Bike and Board 

Berkshire Botanical Garden 

Berkshire Horseback 

Berkshire Sightseeing and Backroad Tours 

Catamount Ski Area 

Hancock Shaker Village 

Jiminy Peak 

Mohawk Trail State Forest in North Adams 

Monument Mountain 

Mount Greylock 

October Mountain 

Ski Butternut 

Trustees of Reservations 

Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail 

Western Gateway Heritage State Park 


Click this link to search for more to do...