WE ARE CONFIDENT YOU WILL WANT TO COME TO OUR INN AFTER VIEWING OUR WEBSITE [federalhouseinn]! "Of all the places we have stayed in around the world, we have never experienced hospitality such as yours" Angela & Michael Gamble, Essex, England. This charming inn has elegantly decorated, bright sunny rooms, all with fireplaces, all with modern private baths. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are enjoyed by our guests each evening in our inviting living room, complete with fireplace. A gourmet candlelight breakfast is served on fine china, accompanied by classical music. One mile from Stockbridge, minutes to Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Ski Butternut, Jacob's Pillow and other Berkshire attractions. Personalized dining and touring advice. High speed wireless instant access. See our website (federalhouseinn) for Romance Packages and other "Specials".
5 on June 19, 2016
I've stayed at B&Bs and small inns worldwide, and Federal House Inn is one of the best! The rooms were great, but I feel like that should be standard in a B&B. What sets Federal House apart is the hospitality. The new owners, Marcia and Ken (never met the previous ones, so this isn't meant as a comparison) are warm, inviting, and attentive. They created ease the moment we walked in the door with a friendly welcome, a general tour, and afternoon tea. Our intent when arriving at 4:30 was to check in and immediately go out to dinner; however, we felt so comfortable, we sat down for another hour with tea, crackers and cheese, and out-of-this-world chocolate chip cookies. And, the tea was sweet! A rare treat! Breakfast was served at a time we chose, which happened to be 7am due to our schedule. No matter, everything was ready. So. The food. Unbelievable!! Truly wonderful two course breakfast with a citrus slushie in between. It's Marcia's family recipe. Amazing. Pumpkin scones. Melt in your mouth. Veggie Frittata. Savory and portioned perfectly. Make sure you leave time to savor the breakfast. It's a gift to yourself worth indulging in! I go to the Berkshires once or twice a year for programming at Kripalu, a place with world class food and customer service. It feels like my second home. This year's trip kept me in town for Friday night. Because there's no checkout at Kripalu on Saturdays, I booked a night at Federal House. Now, when I travel to Kripalu, I need to stay longer just to go back to the Federal House Inn because it too feels like my second home! Marcia and Ken, thank you for being part of what makes the Berkshires so special for me.
There is no way Ken and I can find words to express how much this review meant to us. To say we appreciated your visit and now this review is a huge understatement. Thank you!!
5 on June 12, 2016
We absolutely adored this inn!! Ken and Marcia were wonderful and could not be more accommodating. The food was outstanding! Make sure to try Ken's special bacon and Marsha's fruit ice! The inn was charming the rooms were large with wonderful fireplaces and the bedding was so comfortable. Tons of things to do in the area! We can not wait to get back!!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! There will always be bacon and fruit ice waiting for you. THANKS for placing this review- we so appreciate it!
4.8 on June 06, 2016
Innkeepers Marcia and Ken create a warm, welcoming atmosphere in their historic home. Breakfasts are spectacular three course affairs, with the most interesting and delicious menus. Comfy beds, and endless attention to every detail of your stay. Unforgettable experience. Highly recommend..
This review was incredibly generous and very very much appreciated. I noticed four stars for value and now that we are two months (and 9 days but who's counting) in I am finally getting the chance to review our pricing and am making adjustments. We left things in that department as they were while we concentrated on the physical changes but now we are sitting down and addressing that and hopefully providing the correct pricing adjustments. Thanks for the input. It confirms what I am changing. Appreciate you!
5 on May 26, 2016
Our family had three rooms for three nights. We were treated so warmly and generously by our hosts, Marcia and Ken. Great cooks and conversationalists. A wonderful find.
We had so much fun with your family. Your generosity in taking time to write the review is so so appreciated. Your visit made great memories for new innkeepers!
5 on February 25, 2016
The gas fireplace went "on the Fritz", as they say, but went out in grand style! No problem, there was an electric heater available, and the writhing demise of the fireplace was a glimmering display of memorable proportions. This house is a cozy, welcoming and warm visit, always too short no matter how long the stay. The breakfast is always scrumptious, the room elegant. The afternoon "nibble hour" is a great time to chat with other guests and plan an evening's dine out. Always a memorable time away there, but feels like home. Close to everything there is to do and see in the Berkshires. to paraphrase the Terminator: "We'll be Bach!"
3.6 on October 30, 2015
Nice quiet B&B. Very helpful and aimed to please.
5 on October 29, 2015
Kolleen and Brian were great hosts. Kolleen was willing to make breakfast vegan for me which I really appreciated. We enjoyed the old inn. It was so close to Stockbridge.
5 on August 27, 2015
The Federal House Inn was an exceptional find. We were able to stay just one night, unlike most others in the area. The proximity to Stockbridge and Tanglewood made it a treat. The grounds and the lovely, large room made it a wonderful stay. We were also impressed by the wine and cheese at 5 pm and the breakfast the next morning was simply sublime!! Definitely planning a return stay!
4.8 on August 10, 2015
We stayed at the Federal House for our visit to Tanglewood. It is most convenient, well kept and a great breakfast. Would stay again.
5 on July 29, 2015
This was our second stay at the Federal House Inn. As before, Brian and Kolleen were delightful, friendly, helpful innkeepers. Their staff keeps the Inn spotless--no small feat for an old house. They, too, are sweet, friendly, and efficient workers. We had the Skylight Suite, which we love--two bathrooms and double beds for two women. Plus a little sitting room. The breakfasts were deeeeelicious! Wine, cheese, and crackers are available every afternoon at 5:00. Brandy available, too. A truly pleasant place to stay--worth every penny!
This is a comfortable, spacious room with wall-to-wall carpeting, our favorite Norman Rockwell prints, comfortable chairs for reading, AC, an electric fireplace and twin sleigh beds which can be converted to a king sized bed.
Three large windows give this room a beautiful view of Beartown Mountain and the original late 1700s building across the street. It features a ceiling fan above a queen canopy bed, a dressing area, bathroom with tub, AC and an electric fireplace, comfortable chairs and a TV.
You'll love this large room on our first floor. With a beautiful mahogany pencil post bed, hand tied canopy and comfortable sitting area, the Billiard Room has large windows with pretty views of the grounds, a wide pine floor and high ceilings with exquisite, original crown molding, AC and an electric fireplace. This is an elegant room where you'll relive the splendors of the early 1800s.
Our largest, most spacious accommodation features two pencil post queen beds, cable TV and AC in both rooms and an electric fireplace in the bedroom. This private third floor suite offers a large bedroom, a charming little reading room and two bathrooms.
Mountains, Small town
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 35 miles
Exit #2 (the Lee exit) from Mass Turnpike (I-90). At the bottom of the ramp turn left and make a quick right onto Route 102 west toward Stockbridge. Federal House Inn is three miles on the right side of the road.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Norman Rockwell Museum, MassMoca Museum, Clark Museum, Tanglewood, Ski Butternut, Jacobs Pillow, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , Great porches and outside seating, 24/7 coffee bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming
Kenneth and Marcia Anderson
After 35 rewarding years in education, both in the United States and in four counties overseas, Kolleen and Brian are thrilled to be running an established and successful inn. They provide the warm hospitality and welcoming experience established by Barbara and Philip Broyles at the Federal House. They bring to the inn their diverse backgrounds and exposure to a variety of countries and cultures.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , specify diet, restrictions