Federal House Inn

1560 Pleasant Street Route 102, Lee, MA 01238 USA (Show map)


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".



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Dynamite light show!

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!"

fall colors

3.6 on October 30, 2015

Nice quiet B&B. Very helpful and aimed to please.

The Federal House Inn-Great Visit

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.

A Gem in South Lee

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!

Tanglewood 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.

Superb in every way

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!

Wonderful Weekend Retreat Location

5 on June 03, 2015

Great Hosts, Food, Location, and Inn. Overall a wonderful place to stay!!

Evening Getaway

4.6 on May 28, 2015

With just one evening to get away, we chose The Federal House and couldn't be happier. The Inn is lovely, the grounds, beautiful and the service, spectacular! We enjoyed wine and cheese upon arrival on the front porch, meeting a few other guests and taking in the evening and sharing dinner ideas. The room itself was clean & bright, the only drawback (we stayed in the Crabtree room,) being the mattress. We found it a bit uncomfortable, but not enough to deter us from a future stay. The best part was the incredible delicious breakfast in the morning. Honestly we found it more delightful than the very pricey meal we had the evening before at a different establishment down the road from the Inn! Overall The Federal House is one of our new favorites and we cannot wait for another chance to visit!

Great stay!

4.8 on May 27, 2015

Brian and Colleen were lovely and very accommodating. The breakfast was delicious! I thought the price was a bit high, but nonetheless the rooms were spacious and very clean. Would definitely recommend!

Great stay

5 on May 25, 2015

We had a great time at the Federal House Inn on Mothers Day. Everything was perfect and would go back again

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Rooms & Rates

Norman Rockwell Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Yale Hill Room

This is a quiet, cozy room that's bright and sunny with three windows, a queen sized bed, wall-to-wall carpeting, AC and an electric fireplace. One of our most requested rooms!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Beartown Mountain Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Billiard Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Skylight Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Rose Room

This large dormered room has four windows, original wide plank floors, stenciling on the walls, comfortable chairs, and a queen-sized Rutherford iron bed. This room features a gas cast iron Franklin stove.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hurlbut Suite

Our largest room, features a queen four-poster bed with hand-tied canopy, sitting area with loveseat and Oriental rug, and four large windows that overlook the grounds. This room has a beautiful mantled gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Crabtree Room

A large but cozy room with a corner mantled gas fireplace, queen four-poster bed and comfortable chairs. This is a lovely quiet room with two windows overlooking a flowering crab apple tree in the springtime.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rainbow Room

One of our most charming rooms, it's bright and sunny with four windows, cheery wallpaper, AC and an electic fireplace, queen four-poster bed and original wide pine floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 35 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , Great porches and outside seating, 24/7 coffee bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends a 3 night stay is required July & August, 2 nights June & October.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% deposit is required for one-night stays. A 50% deposit is required for two nights or longer stays. We must have a deposit on all rooms in order to guarantee the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposits will be refunded only if notice is received by our office no less than 21 days prior to the intended date of arrival. A refund service charge of $25.00 per room will be deducted from the deposit.. Guests who check out before the last day of the reservation will be required to pay for the days reserved in full. We realize that situations may arise necessitating cancellation within the 21 day limit, and we do sympathize, however we must maintain our business policy due to limited season and high accommodation demands. A partial refund may be possible only if we are able to re-book the room(s).



Kenneth and Marcia Anderson

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , specify diet, restrictions