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Federal House Inn

1560 Pleasant Street , South Lee, MA 1260 USA (Show map)
139 Reviews
$150 - $275
per night

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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".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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139 Reviews

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Southern charm in the Berkshires

4.0 on September 15, 2014

Just passing thru for a one night stay the Federal House Inn we did not take advantage of all that was offered. Even though we were the only guests for that evening breakfast the next morning was elegant and delicious. The accommodations were very clean and comfortable.

Heavenly stay!

4.8 on September 09, 2014

Ideally located, exceedingly comfortable, with delicious food prepared and served by excellent hosts - I would recommend to anyone and would definitely stay again.

Great B&B Experience

4.0 on August 14, 2014

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely inn. The best part was the our hosts who were friendly, knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. The wine and cheese in the living room at 5:00 was a lovely touch and we got to interact with the other guests and share experiences. The rooms and porch were welcoming and we felt comfortable just sitting and reading and enjoying this beautifully decorated and wonderfully located inn.

Our Tanglewood Visit

5 on August 13, 2014

We visit the Berkshires every summer. This was our first stay at the Federal House Inn. We enjoyed it very much. I'm sure we will be back next summer.

Perfect Berkshire B&B

4.4 on July 30, 2014

Clean, charming and spacious inn. Gracious and superior service. Good location. Can't wait to return.

Everything was good--we had a substitute inn-keeper, and she was not too familiar with area restaurants but tried hard to help us. Also, the room we stayed in was advertised as having its own access to a private porch, but, unfortunately, the door to the porch had been sealed shut.

4.6 on July 16, 2014

Dawn Wallant

Exceptional Quality and Hospitality

4.8 on June 11, 2014

Kolleen & Brian are exceptional innkeepers who are committed to quality guest services. They are very warm and hospitable and have a wealth of local knowledge. Kolleen prepares delicious breakfasts and is very accommodating to special dietary needs. They also provide wine and cheese at five each day and take a personal interest in your individual interest, activities and experiences. They are always present but never intrusive. The Inn is beautifully decorated, furnished and well-maintained. The rooms are immaculate, comfortable and sized just right. It has a very nice living room with a front and side porch. There is also a shared guest refrigerator and ample guest parking. The Inn is conveniently located in S. Lee which is minutes away from the popular small towns of Stockbridge, Lee, Lenox and Great Barrington. Kolleen and Brian provide the ideal mix of beautiful accommodations with high quality guest services. They exceeded our expectations and past experiences at other Inns. We highly recommend them.

Great B&B

4.4 on May 21, 2014

The Federal House is beautiful, comfortable, clean and in a prime location close to Lenox and Stockbridge, with easy access to the Mass Pike. Breakfast was delicious, room was well appointed and spacious, and the service was excellent. We will return.

A Great Little Getaway in the Berkshires

4.8 on April 24, 2014

My husband and I had never stayed at a B and B before, so we weren't quite sure what to expect. We loved it. It was cozy and clean and the food was wonderful. We will definitely be back!

Warm and Pleasant Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on March 02, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The attention to detail and accommodations were exceptional! Would have enjoyed more than one night. Highly recommend.

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-90 east to the Mass Turnpike. Take Exit #2 (the Lee exit). 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

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends a 3 night stay is required July & August, 2 nights June & October.
  • 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).



Brian Weinrich

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

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1560 Pleasant Street , South Lee, MA 1260 USA (Show map)

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