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Federal House Inn

South Lee, MA 1260 USA (Show map)
137 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

Skylight Suite

This private third floor suite has two generous queen sized beds, two private baths and an adjoining sitting room. Television, AC and WIFI are in both rooms. Electric fireplace in main room. You will have plenty of space to relax and enjoy your stay at the Inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $200-$275

Rose Room

Just like a perfect romantic hideway, the Rose Room is tucked away neatly and peacefully undistrubed in a corner of the Federal House Inn. Its rose theme and white iron queen bed easily adds to the feel of romance. Of course, just like any true romantic hideway, there is a Franklin Stove gas fireplace to keep you cozy in the night. Wide pine floors and a built in wardrobe stay true to the historical ambience of this home, and combine with the rose theme to create a romantic getawy in time. Flat screen TV. High speed internet access.
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  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hurlbut Suite

This elegant room features a mahogany four poster, rice pattern bed with a hand tied canopy. With its pleasant and spacious sitting area, you can easily lose yourself while relaxing in front of the warmth of the crackling fireplace. The large windows provide lovely views of the front lawn with its stately pines and majestic copper beech trees. Flat screen TV. Internet access. See room picture on

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

Crabtree Room

The beautiful crab apple tree can be admired while lounging in the lovely sitting area and enjoying the glow of the fireplace in the evening. Take comfort in the cozy canopied, mahogany four poster queensize bed. In the morning you will open your eyes to the soft, dawn light filtering through the delicate crab apple tree and illuminating the floral wallpaper and handsome wood floors. Flat screen TV. Internet access. 
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  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Billiard Room

In the early 1800s, Thomas Hurlbut, the paper mill magnate who built the house, played billiards with his friends in this very room. With its radiantly sunlit atmosphere, enjoyable sitting area, and mahogany pencil post canophy queen sized bed, you can forget your worries and simply relax. The cozy loveseat also opens to sleep one additional person. What better way to unwind than standing in your private outside entrance, gazing at the Berkshires. Internet access. Flat screen TV. Electric fireplace. See room pictures at

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

Rainbow Room

Just as its name implies, the Rainbow Room is vividly colored and eyecatching. This room is positioned in a corner of the Federal House whhich is an ideal spot for sunshine. This charming room is tastefully decorated with antique mirrors, a white antique cast iron queen bed, dormered windows, adorable built-in chimney nooks and Laura Ashley wallpaper. With such a pleasant atmosphere, what better treasure could you find at the end of a rainbow? Flat screen TV. Internet Access. Electric fireplace. See pictures at

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

Norman Rockwell Room

Graced with an antique sleigh headboard, the two twin beds, which can also be transformed into one king-sized bed, lend an enchanting, old fashioned feel to this spacious, carpeted room with a comfortable seating area. The assorted Norman Rockwell prints give this room its name and remind us of his unique ability to depict faces and scenes which seem familiar to us all. Flat screen TV Internet access. Electric fireplace. See room pictures www.federalhouseinn.coom

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Beartown Mountain Room

With large windows that provide luscious views of the state forest, the Beartown Mountain Room is brilliantly lit with sunshine, pleasing colors,and comfortable furniture. It includes a queen canopied pencil post bed, and wing back chairs that are wonderful companions for that perfect look. With all this plus a dressing area adjacent to a modestly elegant bathroom, you are provided with everything you need to enjoy your home away from home. Flat screen TV. High speed access. Electric fireplace. See pictures at

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

Yale Hill Room

This bright, sunny room has three windows with great views of the Yale Hills in the back of the property. This rooom includes a queen pencil post bed, an antique dresser, and a cozy wall-to-wall carpet to keep your bare feet warm in the morning. It is especially delightful during the fall foliage because of the towering maples that can be seen changing pastel colors through the delicately draped windows. Comfortable seating area. Flat screen TV. High speed access. Electric fireplace. See room pictures at

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

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

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137 Reviews

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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.

This is a wonderful Inn - would stay there again

4.8 on February 26, 2014

We stayed at the Federal House while skiing at Butternut. This Inn is very beautifully decorated and at the same time very cozy and comfortable. It is very clean with a charming atmosphere. The breakfast was delicious and the wine, cheese and crackers served at cocktail hour was a very nice touch. Would stay here again no question.

Suprisingly Pleasant Enviornment

3.6 on February 24, 2014

We were surprised by the delicious breakfast. The variety added to the delight. The driveway was not plowed when we arrived and the the bathroom needed to be cleaned better than it was because there were cobwebs above the mirror and light fixture. The cobwebs were also located around the base of the bed. Besides that, everything else was fine.

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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
  • 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

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase