4.8 on December 25, 2016
Nothing is missing at the Federal House Inn in Lee. Located between down Lee and Stockbridge, Marcia and Ken offer spotless, upscale accommodations, great personal touches throughout, and an incredible breakfast included with each stay. Wine and snacks in the evening are also included, and the overall ambience of the inn is something to savor. Our room had a remote operated gas fireplace and spectacular four poster bed, step-up private bathroom and a great view past the front columns onto the sweeping lawn. We loved it here and will definitely be back!
5 on December 09, 2016
If you are like me who does not enjoy cookie-cutter accommodation/service from chain hotels and inns and if you enjoy being pleasantly surprised by superb, personal service, you will love and look forward to repeat stays at this stately home built in 1824. Ideally situated near very beautiful Berkshire attractions like Stockbridge, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Tanglewood, it is also very close to many fine local restaurants (Alta and Chez Nous, which I will review later). The rooms are well appointed and very clean and you will be pampered with what I consider to be the most luxurious cotton towels I've used in a B&B!!! The owners, Marcia and Ken take genuine pleasure in personally serving their guests the following: a) almost gourmet-like, freshly made breakfast b) cheese and wine hour in the afternoon c) freshly baked cookies d) free bottled water and soda I think what I really want to say is this: I love this Inn mostly because the owners truly love what they're doing. Some owners do business to earn money; I think the owners, Marcia and Ken do what they do because they love what they do. I remember how Marcia offered to make sandwich for my bus trip back to Manhattan!!! Where in the world can you find business owners go out of their way like that to make your stay as memorable as possible? On the day that my partner and I were there, the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce organized a Holiday House Tour of 6 of the area's historic properties and Federal House Inn was one of them. We went to all of them and this Inn had the best reception for the people who signed up for the tour. Marcia and Ken baked fresh holiday cookies and made special punch drinks to offer to the guests! They truly went out of their way to please their guests. We will never hesitate to ONLY stay at Federal Inn House, EVERY TIME we are in the Berkshires!! Sam and David New York City
5 on December 08, 2016
This is a 5 star inn for sure. My husband and I can't think of anything to change or add to our stay. The owners are friendly and wonderful. The cooking and all the special little treats they lavish on you are yummy and spectacular. You won't be disappointed when you go and you really should go.
3.4 on December 01, 2016
Took a chance on this lovely place on our way back to Long Island after Thanksgiving in Vermont. We were pleasantly surprised with such welcoming and accommodating innkeepers, Marcia & Kenneth Anderson. An added surprise to our stay, was meeting two couples which we had a wonderful connection and time with that evening. We all enjoyed our stay so much that we made a pact to meet up the same time next year at the Federal House and rekindle our newly founded friendship. Needless to say, Marcia and Ken will be seeing us next year during Thanksgiving weekend. Dale & Paul Baldassano, New Hyde Park, NY
5 on November 17, 2016
We visited for a recent weekend, and could not be more pleased with the Federal House Inn. The innkeepers are exceptional, the breakfast was amazing each morning. And the added treat of evening wine and cheese (and chocolate!) was so nice. We will definitely return!
4.8 on November 11, 2016
From the warm greeting, to breakfast choices that ere superb to cheese and crackers with wine per- dinner hours everything was great. Top all of this with gourmet chocolates left for late night and it doesn't get any better
thank you more than words can adequately express!! We are so grateful for this review and appreciate it so very much!
4.8 on November 09, 2016
We stayed at the Inn 11-5- 2016 for 2 nights. We apparently booked late because we had the smallest room which we still found ample in size and very comfortable bedding with the softest sheets I have slept on. The Innkeepers were gracious and friendly as well as helpful with dinners and reservations. The food was delicious. Always 2 choices for breakfast and both some of the best food we've had anywhere. They also put out wine, cheese crackers and another delicious homemade tart of sorts at 4:30. Then at the day's end we arrived back to salted caramel chocolates and homemade warm cookies. The Inn did show its age a bit but it was far overshadowed by the owners and the food which created a wonderful atmosphere. We will be back!
Please come back and keep an eye on our progress. We also want you to try out one of the larger rooms. We have big dreams for updating all rooms and every day a little progress is made. We appreciate your review SOOOO much and thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Ken and Marcia
4.8 on October 24, 2016
Everything was simply great! The Inn Keepers created an unusually comfortable atmosphere, especially with the evening wine and bites that invited guests to gather in the sitting room and socialize. We do not always feel comfortable in that type of setting but this was so natural it just worked wonderfully. The room, breakfast, location were all simply perfect too.
You could not have said words that would have been more perfect for us to read...our big dream was laughter spilling out of the common areas (particularly the living room and dining room) and guests that felt comfortable and left relaxed. We appreciate the time you took to write this. Totally made our day.
5 on October 17, 2016
We had a wonderful time celebrating out 50th anniversary at this lovely inn. Marcia and Ken were outstanding hosts and thanks to their awesome hospitality our every need was met. They are lovely people and the inn is perfect in every way. Karen & Ken
Thanks so much Karen and Ken for this review! Honestly, we appreciate every word more than we can express in a short response. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! We loved having you in the inn!
4.8 on September 29, 2016
Lovely house, beautiful room, wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast - a perfect stay!
Thanks so much for this review. We have been reviewing and changing our prices (lowering them) so we are striving to improve value to a 5! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We appreciate it.
4.6 on September 27, 2016
The new hosts are adapting well to their new business and making every effort to make their guests feel pampered and very welcome in their new home. The breakfasts were really extraordinary. Everything was freshly prepared and customized to accommodate everyone's food restrictions and likes and dislikes. Very accommodating. We are sure we will be returning for future vacations in the Berkshires.
I am sorry it took me so long to respond to this wonderful review! It isn't that we didn't appreciate it because WE REALLY REALLY appreciated every word. Thanks so much for what you said (ok, and I'm super appreciative for the breakfast comment!!!- though it might have been Ken's bacon) Can't wait for your return!
5 on September 26, 2016
Thank you Innkeepers, Marsha and Ken!
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (very very much)
4.8 on September 16, 2016
Rooms were beautiful with wonderful touches of antiques. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. We felt at home in their home. Just wished we had more than one night to fully enjoy it all. Breakfast was great!
There is no comment we love more than hearing you felt at home. That is the number one goal. Thanks!!!! Cannot wait to have you return.
3.4 on August 31, 2016
We have been coming here for 6-7 years. The Inn recently changed owners, and this was our first stay with the new owners. Breakfast is amazing and the hosts are very friendly. They are new to the B&B world so finding their way. Need to check back in a year of so and see if it worked. Free wine and cheese at 5 pm as it used to be and great 18th century building.
We have been hard at work since you left, please do check back in and let us know what you think. Thanks for the review and for your wonderful advice when you were with us. (we have adapted your suggestions and are pleased with the results)
4.8 on August 27, 2016
I highly reccommend the Federal House Inn. Everything about it was excellent, including the food, accomodations and the innkeepers.
We were still adapting to our new roles and the busy Tanglewood season when you wrote this and I didn't respond. Better late than never. Thanks so very much for staying with us and for taking the time to write this! We are very grateful. (then and now)
5 on August 23, 2016
The new owners are putting their own stamp on an already outstanding inn.
A very belated THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
5 on August 22, 2016
My family and I just spent the weekend at Federal House Inn. The new owners, Marcia and Ken are the best hosts! They would do anything within their power to make sure they take the best care of their guests. The breakfast was amazing. Afternoon wine and au d'oeuvres were awesome! After dinner on Saturday night, we joined all the guests, along with Marcia and Ken, for evening tea and great conversation. This was more than a B&B, it was a wandering party with good friends gathered together for a memorable weekend. If you're looking for the best B&B experience, look no further. We will definitely be back soon
So this review was everything we dreamed we would read one day when we made the decision to become innkeepers. I am sorry I didn't respond to it immediately. Words then and now seem inadequate but you really did a lot for our morale. We thank you!!
3.0 on August 20, 2016
I've stayed at this B&B 4 times now, over a 6 year period, this last time under new management. The overall location and scenery is wonderful. The new owners have made some changes and may be making more in the future. They added more areas of white paint inside that make the home seem much too stark and some of the new decorations in the main rooms are not in keeping with the federal period. Sitting on the front porch in a rocker brings back a wonderful memory and will again a few times this coming winter I'm sure. My main gripe was breakfast. The food was excellent but there was no choice other than yes or no. The previous owners had a fine limited menu and if the new owners went back to the same thing it would be an improvement.....continue the same wonderful preparation but just offer 3 or 4 menu items. One area that was a step up from the previous owners were the various types of finger foods served with the wine in the early evening. This is a great place to stay when going to Tanglewood or visiting the sites in the Stockbridge area.
We now have taken you advice and offer a savory or a sweet menu option as well as a granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt bar. The inn is not actually from the federal period but was named Federal House Inn by the Wonderful gentleman who purchased it in 1950 and turned it into a B&B- named for his favorite style of furniture. We have been graced now with pictures of the restoration from his nephew as well as lots of fun information about the history. The fact that it was built in 1824 by the owner of the paper mill seems in keeping with our style choices and decorating continues to be so much fun.
4.0 on August 17, 2016
This was one of the best Inns that we stayed at during our month long tour of New England, largely due to the new owners who were charming & couldn't do enough to help us. The Inn itself is delightful and full of quirky antiques. The beds are beautifully dressed, The owners are working hard to address one or two small issues, but nothing of any concern. The breakfasts were exceptional, we never knew what was going to be brought out next! Definitely worth at least 1 Michelin star. Afternoon cheese and wine was served in the lovely sitting room where all the guests gathered and chatted. It is a little out of town but we found an Uber cab in the area & our hosts even offered to give us a lift in if necessary. We wished we were staying longer. Highly recommended. Thank you. Gerry & Phil Dibsdall
We hated to see you go and wish you could have stayed longer as well. We enjoyed your visit so much and thank you (very belated) for this wonderful review!
4.6 on August 05, 2016
We loved the Inn, and the hosts (Marcia and Ken) were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The Inn dates from 1824, I believe, and all the old features are well-loved and maintained, but the plumbing is new and works perfectly. The Inn is located on a road which is handy to all attractions in the area.
Thanks so very much for this review! We appreciated it more than you could know!!
4.4 on August 01, 2016
New owners Ken and Marcia have turned a lovely Berkshires inn into a truly outstanding getaway MG
This was back in July and we were new and crazy busy and neglected to thank you for these amazing and so so appreciated words! You did so much for us with this review.
4.6 on July 25, 2016
My husband and I stayed at Federal House Inn for one night in July. Our hosts were lovely, very accommodating, and paid careful attention to all aspects of the guest experience. There was a wonderful wine/cheese/snacks/coffee&tea reception in the late afternoon, which provided a nice opportunity to chat with other guests and curb our appetites before a late dinner. The breakfast (served at whatever time the guests request!) was delicious, and the hosts offered to accommodate special dietary needs or preferences.
4.6 on July 24, 2016
We loved the old Inn, beautifully maintained, helpful and friendly hosts.
5 on July 23, 2016
We very much enjoyed the environment. service, and overall experience of Federal House Inn. Along with the provision of coffee for early risers, the breakfasts were exceptional. Our hosts should consider photographing the presentation of the courses. Their recommendations for dining were spot on as were their suggestions for things to do in the Berkshires. We would happily return.
4.2 on July 20, 2016
I stayed in the Rose room and had a lovely stay. Marcia and Ken were wonderful hosts and made me feel welcomed. The inn is located a short drive from Main Street in Lee near the outlet mall. I was in town to see James Taylor at Tanglewood which is about a 10 minute drive.
5 on July 14, 2016
5 on July 04, 2016
The rooms were beautiful, and the linen pillow covers were a nice, cool, luxury! The breakfast is amazing, and the camaraderie among fellow guests at the welcome wine reception was lively and engaging. A wonderful weekend visit, with great hospitality from the new hosts!
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!
5 on June 03, 2015
Great Hosts, Food, Location, and Inn. Overall a wonderful place to stay!!
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!
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!
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
3.8 on April 30, 2015
Three days and two nights in an elegant establishment. Hosts were there when we needed them, generous offerings of wine, cheese, chocolate and brandy in the evenings, and a breakfast that made you want to get out of bed! Everything was so pleasant, we could overlook the spring snow! Very helpful hosts gave us pointers on how to best enjoy our time in their neck of the woods.
5 on April 26, 2015
This was our second stay and again, it exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent, the room was clean, bright and cheery, and the breakfast was outstanding. We definitely intend to visit again.
3.8 on April 09, 2015
A beautiful inn, well maintained. Very accommodating to our time schedule and dietary needs. We will recommend to family and friends and hope to return in the future.
5 on March 04, 2015
Very clean and excellent service!! Definitely 5 stars!
4.8 on February 09, 2015
Charming and comfortable accommodations. Very nice room, plus access to a large and well-appointed common room. Gracious and welcoming host. Excellent breakfast. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely be glad to return.
4.8 on December 02, 2014
Our family really enjoyed our stay at the Federal House Inn. It was so very comfortable and cozy, we were made to feel welcome and at home, and the breakfasts were really wonderful. We plan to return again!
3.6 on November 26, 2014
Great hosts. Very nice breakfast. Complimentary 5pm wine & cheese and crackers. Nice location, near Great Barrington and Stockbridge. The room, especially the bathroom could have been cleaner. The bed squeaked loudly with the slightest of movement and wasn't that comfy. Overall a good deal especially with the off season discount.
4.6 on November 20, 2014
We wanted a quiet, restful weekend, which we got, but we didnt know we were going to get a 5 star breakfast! Coupled with a nice glass of wine with cheese, it really added to our weekend.
5 on October 28, 2014
Took a short break from my son's hockey. Great place to relax and is close to most things in the Berkshires. Excellent breakfast and service. Room was fantastic...perfect for this type of getaway. Very good restaurants in the area. Zinc restaurant in Lennox is great and is one of the best in the area. Get reservations ANYWHERE you go for dinner. Lunches are less crowded.
3.0 on October 13, 2014
A lovely warm, welcoming establishment. Very good situation for touring the area.
3.6 on September 30, 2014
Comming from loud New York, we expect a calm B & B. Unfortunately the Federal House Inn lies oposite a papermill which is also rather noisy over night.
4.8 on September 24, 2014
I have stayed here on several occasions in both the Skylight suite and the Yale room. Having to conduct business from a room at an inn, the Skylight suite was perfect, and the owners were wonderful. They went above and beyond to make my visit enjoyable. I highly recommend the Federal House Inn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.4 on July 30, 2014
Clean, charming and spacious inn. Gracious and superior service. Good location. Can't wait to return.
4.6 on July 16, 2014
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
5 on February 20, 2014
The Inn and rooms are beautiful. The owners are wonderful people and food was out of this world! We will definitely be going back. We have stayed in a lot of places but this was our first Inn/B&B and we loved it!
3.6 on December 06, 2013
My friends and I had 2 rooms in this lovely B&B for our annual Post-Thanksgiving Weekend getaway. As we love the Berkshires, the location of this place was great, just down the road from beautiful Stockbridge. The rooms were lovely, with comfy beds and electric fireplaces. Wine and cheese at 5pm was a nice touch. In the morning we were treated to a gourmet breakfast which tasted great and was very filling! Didn't eat again until dinner. When staying in the Berkshires we would consider this warm place again.
4.4 on December 03, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Federal House Inn very much. The innkeepers and staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very nicely decorated and clean. We look forward to staying there again.
5 on November 26, 2013
Our stay was WONDERFUL. We were there for a family reunion after 38 yr and they made us feel very welcomed. Also celebrate d wife's B day and they were very very helpful everything was ready. Breakfast was wonderful as was the atmosphere Simply stated great time
5 on October 21, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at the Federal House Inn very much. Our room, Yale Hill, while small, was charming, cozy, comfortable and very quiet. The breakfast was outstanding, plentiful and beautifully served. Wine is served in the lovely parlor at 5. This was especially nice as we met some lovely people and good conversation was had over our glasses. The same was true when we returned after dinner though this time it was over a brandy and some chocolates, both of which are out all day. The owners are very friendly, accommodating and helpful. We definitely plan on returning.
4.8 on October 17, 2013
We were pleasantly surprised with the "total package" offered at the Federal House Inn. The reception was warm and friendly (helped by the wine and cheese reception!), the accomodations were pristine, spacious and very comfortable (we had a gas fired fireplace in our suite), and breakfast was superb. Brian & Kolleen were perfect hosts. Kolleen provided perfect advice for our evening dining and Brian directed us to the best sightseeing opportunities.
4.0 on October 14, 2013
Loved the old colonial home. Brian and Koleen were very helpful, accommodating and welcoming. The 5pm wine and cheese platter was a delightful surprise. They recommended a couple local restaurants...and we dined at Chez Nous. Outstanding!
4.8 on September 24, 2013
We were delighted with our stay at this charming Inn. It is very well run, the Owner greets you upon arrival and explains all the comforts available to you during your stay. The rooms are very pretty and have some wonderful amenities, such as gas lit fire places! At 5pm wine is served and guests really appear to enjoy meeting and greeting in the Inn Living room. We were served a lovely breakfast during our stay. I would return to stay there again and again.
3.6 on August 30, 2013
Comfortable rooms, pleasant surroundings, and very accessible to all Berkshire events.
4.6 on August 26, 2013
Ein wirklich empfehlenswertes Haus in einer wunderschönen Umgebung, traumhafte Gastgeber - wir haben es sehr genossen!
5 on August 23, 2013
We've been staying at the Federal House for several years, and each time we return it seems to improve. With each year, our stay is always so comfortable that we regret the departure day. This year, Kolleen's breakfasts were amazing, the evening wine tastings superb, and their recommendations spot-on in terms of what to include in our busy schedules! We have definitely found perfection in the Berkshires!
4.8 on August 16, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay . Our hosts, Kolleen and Brian, were very welcoming. The breakfasts were excellent, and the Inn itself is quite nice. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the front porch. We will definitely stay here again.
4.6 on August 14, 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Federal House Inn — comfortable beds, super breakfast and wine at 5:00 p.m. every day! Kolleen and Brian are the most congenial of hosts.
4.4 on July 29, 2013
Awesome room and lovely hosts. Would go back in a heart beat.
4.6 on July 22, 2013
An excellent B&B; very hospitable and helpful hosts; outstanding breakfasts
5 on July 18, 2013
A fabulous find with gracious hosts and lovely decor. Lots to see and do in the area
5 on July 17, 2013
Convenient location - close to events and restaurants but not in the middle of noise and traffic so it was very relaxing. Both owners were very pleasant and accommodating. Our room was lovely - comfy bed and loveseat - and the breakfast was fabulous! We will plan to stay there again next time - no need to look anywhere else!
5 on July 16, 2013
Our yearly stays at the Federal House Inn add to the delight of a wonderful Berkshire experience. We have been return guests for the past 5 years. The hosts are gracious, warm, welcoming and more than willing to accommodate any request. I can recommend this charming and historic Inn without reservation. We, however, make our reservations a year in advance in order to insure that we get the room of our choice for the weekend we want. The location is also a plus as it is central and convenient to all the best events and places in the Berkshires.
4.6 on June 27, 2013
Very enjoyable and definetly would plan to stay here in future.
5 on June 21, 2013
Perfect location to all nearby attractions. Delicious breakfast. Wonderful quiet, private room. Very relaxing.
5 on June 12, 2013
Very 'designer approved' tasteful decor, no crunchy gramola here, unless being served by Kolleen for one of her lovely breakfasts. Graet location
4.6 on June 09, 2013
We stayed 3 nights and had 3 different and absolutely delicious breakfasts. You couldn't ask for a better start to a day in the Berkshires. Ferderal Hose is centrally located near all of the attractions in the area. Our hosts, Kolleen and Brian, are very gracious and attentive to every need. Kolleen's creations for breakfast are gourmet delights and GOOD!
4.4 on May 31, 2013
Very comfortable and charming bed and breakfast. Excellent hosts.
4.8 on May 27, 2013
The Rainbow Room was cozy and well-appointed - as were all the other rooms we had the opportunity to view. Kolleen and Brian were the perfect hosts. Breakfast was delicious, and the home was comfortable and inviting. Our hosts made wonderful suggestions for both indoor (the weekend was rainy & chilly) and outdoor activities. We shall return!
5 on May 22, 2013
Kolleen and Brian were again the ultimate hosts !! This is our third stay at the Federal House Inn and our second with the Weinrich's. We highly recommend this grand old home that can be yours for a few nights. The hospitality, service and fine accommodations can't be beat !
5 on May 19, 2013
David and Diane Tuck
5 on May 16, 2013
What a wonderful place this was! Would definitely go back and recommend to everyone! My only wish for improvement would be better lighting in the bathrooms of the Skylight Suite. Otherwise everything was divine! Our host were especially gracious, friendly and yet not overbearing. Just a very lovely experience! Thanks to all!!
4.6 on May 01, 2013
Fantastic place. Hosts are wonderful - rooms are clean and nicely decorated. Common rooms and grounds are very nice - great breakfast. Nice touch is wine and chees at five in the afternoon.
4.6 on April 17, 2013
Our room (the rainbow room) was charming; the inn was elegant. Kolleen and Brian were perfect hosts, helpful and caring without hovering. We sipped wine provided by them and looked over local menus. With some guidance from Kolleen we chose a wonderful French restaurant dinner. We look forward to future visits there.
4.8 on November 27, 2012
We were charmed. The Inn has lots of character and is beautifully furnished. Though our room was small, it was very comfortable and thoughtfully furnished. Even came with a night light in the bathroom. Very convenient to 'downtown' Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum. But the true joys of the inn are the owners and hosts Kolleen and Brian. They are both very upbeat and knowledgeable about the areas local attractions, restaurants and hiking. And do they know how serve a breakfast!
4.6 on September 11, 2012
Federal House Inn in Lee, Mass. is a wonderful spot for a lovely getaway. The friendly innkeepers are very hospitable & they offer a gourmet daily breakfast. There are many local activities & museums.
4.6 on August 13, 2012
Clean, safe, accommodating, delicious food, beautiful rooms, excellent service, warm and inviting. We keep going back for more.
5 on July 30, 2012
Excellent host and very comfortable stay. The comfort of home and luxury service of a hotel surpassed.
4.6 on July 30, 2012
An Inn and grounds that creates wonderful memories. The entire Inn is like walking back in time; but taking all the amenities with you. Breakfast was superb, the evening brandy is nice, too. Our hosts couldn't be nicer.
5 on July 24, 2012
Delightful stay in handsome surroundings. Warm, friendly hospitality, delicious, generous breakfasts and thoughtful service provided us with a memorable visit.
5 on July 24, 2012
My family had a family reunion for our mother's 75th birthday and we had a phenomenal stay. Our hosts treated us like royalty. Every detail was perfect. I highly recommend this wonderful inn.
5 on July 24, 2012
19 of us, all one family, stayed at this inn for 48 hours. We took over the entire inn and it was perfect in every detail.
5 on July 23, 2012
19 of us needed the perfect vacation getaway to celebrate our mother's 75th birthday. From the moment we contacted the owners of the inn, every need was met and every expectation exceeded. A perfect getaway! We had family aged 5-75!
4.4 on July 09, 2012
This was our 2nd visit to the Federal House Inn, We stayed in the Billards Room. The room is large, comfortable and clean but being on the first floor is a mixed blessing. Overlooking the front entrance and porch means easy access (no steps) but keeping your shutters drawn for privacy and not able to enjoy the fresh Berkshires air can be drawback. The Rockwell Room on the second floor was a better choice The breakfast is very tasty, usually 3 mini-courses of fruit, homemade muffins and eggs. The front parlour is stocked with books about the Berkshires. Wine and cheese in the late afternoon is a chance to trade ideas and stories with fellow guests before heading out for evening activities. While technically in South Lee, it is within easy access to a slew of restaurants, The Federal House Inn is also a short drive to Main Street in Stockbridge. The house is very bright and airy. A lovely way to spend time in the Berkshires.
4.4 on June 23, 2012
Very friendly and helpful hosts, felt very much at home.
4.4 on October 15, 2011
This is the third of fourth time my husband and I have stayed at Federal House. Whenever we are in the area, there is no reason to stay anywhere else or look for anything different. We are very happy with the comfort, surroundings and the wonderful hospitality of Brian and Kolleen. The location is easily accessable to many attractions.
4.4 on October 04, 2011
Having reviewed various places to stay in the area, we had high expectations of this bed and breakfast and they were met and exceeded. We would recommend to anyone looking for a great location and welcoming bed and breakfast.
4.6 on September 17, 2011
We had the pleasure of having dinner at the famous Red Lion Inn down the street from Federal House, but came to the conclusion that the best decision we could have made was staying at the equally charming Federal House Inn. Brian was a great host, and we're guessigng Kolleen was in back handling a wonderful breakfast!
5 on August 24, 2011
My husband and I just had a lovely stay at the Federal House Inn, for our first wedding anniversary. We were looking for a charming, relaxing escape from our busy life in New York City, and we sure found it! The inn is beautiful, charming, and full of historical details; the location is perfect for going to all of the area attractions. We really liked that the Yale Hill room was very quiet and full of sunlight. Breakfasts were yummy! (I am still thinking about that out-of-this-world bacon!) Brian & Kolleen were warm hosts and we felt welcome. They included a bottle of wine for our anniversary (thank you!) and gave great suggestions for places to go for dinner. (My favorite meal was at the restaurant directly across the street from the inn. Very convenient and very delicious!) We had a wonderful time and it will definitely be a memorable anniversary. We look forward to returning soon and to trying out one of the other beautiful rooms at the inn. -Bonnie K.
3.8 on May 26, 2011
Lovely inn and grounds, spectacular breakfast, nice welcoming wine and snack. Kolleen and Brian were pleasantly helpful.
5 on March 03, 2011
This was our first stay at The Federal House Inn and we cannot wait to return! Brian and Kolleen are lovely hosts who will happily chat about their vast knowledge of the area, but are not overbearing and gave us time to enjoy the quiet comfort of the inn. The clean rooms are beautifully decorated. Breakfast was delicious with something to please everyone's taste! We were sure to return from our day in time for the complimentary wine and to compare notes with other guests about all the area attractions. Federal House is the perfect location from which to explore.
3.8 on February 25, 2011
This Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the Berkshires with lots of things to do and restaurants very close by! The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The wine and snacks at 5pm created an opportunity for guests to chat with each other. I would definitely return.
4.2 on February 02, 2011
My husband and I stayed at Federal House Inn in July of 2010 and I always meant to write my review, but I just now got to it. I really couldn't go on without commenting on how wonderfully warm and welcoming both Kolleen and Brian were!! They shared their secrets on getting to and from Tanglewood with us and saved us lots of aggravation! The breakfasts were scrumptious and so plentiful! Everything about Federal House Inn was/is exquisite!
5 on August 24, 2010
We have been coming to the Berkshires since 1973, and have never been quite so comfortable nor so welcome as we were at the Federal House Inn this month (August 2010). This treasure of an inn has wonderful innkeepers who go out of their way to share great information about local establishments -- including the wonderful coffee they serve with breakfast. Rooms are impeccably clean, linens are luxurious, and the exceptional breakfast fare, beautifully presented in their famous dining room make this inn a real treat for travelers. Wine is served in their drawing room at 5:00 p.m. and brandy is offered in the evenings. The inn is a safe haven among the many Berkshire resorts, offering an excellent value in a location that is an easy distance from many attractions. Quiet, peaceful, gracious accommodations await your arrival at the Federal House Inn, a gracious home away from home. JPP + MDP, Alexandria, VA
4.2 on August 24, 2010
My wife and I had a short week-end in the Berkshires and happened on the Federal House Inn when the place we booked turned out to be over-booked. A fortuitous event! This historic building sits on a manicured piece of land with beautiful trees and plantings, and lawns with chairs to lounge and talk in the afternoon or rock on the porch, sipping a complementary glass of wine and munching on crackers. The free wifi was not speedy, but convenient in the rooms, which were nicely appointed, cosy and clean. the hosts, Brian & Kolleen Weinrich, are incredible. Friendly, helpful and interesting. Breakfast was outstanding, with Kolleen responsible for a hot breakfast that was fresh and civilized and yummy. The location is outstanding, as we were able to get to each of Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood in about 15 minutes. It is a place we would definitely go back to.
4.6 on August 07, 2010
Federal House Inn is a fabulous bed and breakfast retreat. Perfect location, lovely rooms and decor, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Brian and Kolleen are extremely friendly, warm and delightful hosts, and the breakfast was first class. We regret we were only able to stay one night. Can't wait to return!
4.6 on July 29, 2010
We spent a couple of nights at this lovely inn, arriving for the opening night of Tanglewood. The location is perfect. Walking distance to the Berkshire Theater Festival and the center of Stockbridge (not that we walked), and a short drive to Lenox. Kollen and Brian are both personally interesting as well as charming and engaging hosts. They have created an atmosphere that is relaxing and as private as you wish it to be. I opted to join the others for cocktails at 5 and met some very nice people, and found myself in enjoyable conversations during breakfast in the dining room. We stayed in the third floor suite since our grown daughter was joining us It was spacious, well appointed and, once Brian obliging cranked up extra AC for us on a 90+degree day, quite comfortable. The breakfast was quite tasty and the hosts actively helped me fit the menu to my dietary restrictions. I highly recommend this place! A keeper!
4.0 on July 28, 2010
The Federal House Inn, in a word, is superb. My wife and I enjoyed everything about it. Located on the fringe of Stockbridge, 10 minutes from Tanglewood, 15 minutes from Jacob's Pillow, and minutes from all the other great attractions of the Berkshires, we initially chose it because of its location. However, the Inn is the very best we have ever experienced -- every room as character, and our own room had its own foyer; the breakfasts are to die for, wine is offered in the sunny living room in the late afternoons, and cognac is always available for the late evenings; and the innkeepers, Brian and Kolleen are friendly and accommodating to every request. We have over the past 20 years sampled quite a few of the Berkshire inns for our annual summer visits to the region, but now that we have perfection, there is no need to look elsewhere. June and Tony Eyton
3.8 on July 15, 2010
This is a beautiful old inn tucked away in the Berkshires. Kolleen and Brian were great hosts, serving wine and "nibbles" at 5:00pm with a delicious breakfast the next morning. Very accommodating.
5 on July 14, 2010
My husband and I just spent 3 nights at the charming and elegant Federal House Inn. We have been going to the Tanglewood area for over 25 years, and this is our favorite place to stay. We stayed here last year, which was the 1st year with new owners Kolleen and Brian. The rooms are lovely, the grounds are peaceful and beautiful, and the gourmet breakfasts are yummy! But the most important aspect here is how very special and hospitable Kolleen and Brian are. They anticipated our needs and preferences, and so we felt comfortable and at-home throughout our stay. The cocktail hour is a welcome chance to enjoy a glass of wine and meet the other guests. Of course, there are many activities in the local Berkshires area. We will be back again next year! Also, we greatly enjoyed dining at Perigee (right across the street). Carole
5 on July 12, 2010
We stayed at the Federal House Inn over the 4th of July Weekend. This was our 4th visit here, and my husband and I had a lovely visit once again. The inn keepers, Kolleen and Brian, are knowledgeable, helpful, professional, friendly, and will make you help you feel more like a "guest" rather than a "customer." I can't give enough accolades to the lovely accommodations, unique and delicious breakfast, and the generous afternoon snacks and drinks provided. We love the Berkshires, and would not think of staying any where else. and wonderful area
4.6 on June 15, 2010
My wife and I stayed in this B&B in early June for two nights. It is a wonderful B&B and Kolleen and Brian are truly enthusiastic innkeepers. The Inn dates from the early 1800's and has the charm of an old building, but is still very clean and neat. Even though we were in the Rose Room, a room on the back corner of the house, we could hear some traffic noise from Rt. 102. We slept through the noise in the middle of the night, but could hear it at 6 am. The room was decently sized, but not overly large - a bed, a writing table with a chair, two chairs, and a small bathroom (shower, no tub). The two breakfasts both started with a choice of juice, also tea, coffee, or milk, a fresh fruit cup with yoghurt, two small muffins (they were really good), and stuffed French toast one morning and a quiche the other morning. In the evening there are some canapes and a choice of a red or white wine, both very good wines. Brian and Kolleen were very friendly, had many suggestions on what to do while we were in the area, had excellent dinner recommendations (and they made the reservations for us). One added feature is that there is a very good restaurant right across the street from the B&B for those who are tired and do not want to drive to dinner (we did not eat there, but others at the B&B when we were there did eat there and said it was a very good restaurant). All in all, this was an excellent B&B and we would definitely stay here again if we decide to take a vacation in the area again.
5 on June 08, 2010
Brian and Kolleen made us feel like we were at home with family! Each room is so charming that you don't want to leave. B&K are so knowledgeable about the area which made it easy for us to decide where to go and what to see and HOW to get there! We could not have asked for better and have already made our plans to return in December.
4.0 on May 28, 2010
My wife and I stayed here in mid-May. The owners were simply delightful and its always the people that make any place special. The inn is a classic old place with its own interesting history. Our room was even better than the description on the website. Owner Kolleen and Brian set out wine and snacks for late afternoon and provided and excellent breakfast. There is enough room donwstairs or out on the porches to give you plenty of personal space. There is a relatively new restaurant (in an old building) across the street and it was terrific. We will definetly return. Billy and Becky Otwell
4.6 on May 26, 2010
We had a wonderful stay, felt very pampered, great breakfast and fantastic conversation!! You were wonderful hosts and very informative. We had a great time on our weekend getaway...loved The Bershires and the B&B...and yes...we'll be back!! Thanks, Kolleen & Brian ~Deb & Diane
4.4 on April 29, 2010
We visited the Berkshires a few times a year, but this year we actually stayed for 2 nights. The Inn was beautifully decorated and the room was spacious and comfortable. The innkeepers gave us great suggestions and advice on places to go and where to eat. We had an enjoyable stay at the Federal House Inn.
4.4 on April 19, 2010
Gracious hosts, excellent breakfasts, well kept and decorated rooms. A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Will definitely be back to enjoy ourselves in the Berkshires!! Thank you, Kolleen and Brain, for your hospitality.
4.8 on April 14, 2010
From the beginning, husband and wife pair, Kolleen and Brian did everything they could to make sure my boyfriend and I felt welcome and accomodated. We'd only just checked in when we realized there was a slight problem with the bathroom's plumbing. Brian discreetly fixed the problem and it was remedied in less than 30 minutes. The inn is beautifully decorated and maintained. The sitting room is very inviting and we were able to chat with several guests at leisure. Brian and Kolleen even supplied a dining journal with their own handwritten recommendations for nearby restaurants; never seen anything like that before! Our room was cozy, the breakfast divine and Brian and Kolleen were both eager and easy to talk with. Highly, highly recommended getaway!
5 on April 07, 2010
One of the best experiences of the year and maybe in a long while. Since this was our first B&B experience, we can say in all honesty that we will look for B&B first before any other type of accommodation only because of our experience at Federal House Inn. Kolleen and Brian were such great hosts, accommodating and very knowledgeable in just about everything in and around the Berkshires area. We saved a ton of time by simply following their advice on which restaurant to go to. When you have personalized service and experience like the one we had at Federal House Inn over the Easter Weekend, it just makes it all the more worthwhile to come back again and again. Thank you Brian and Kolleen for making our Easter Weekend at the Berkshires one that will be very hard to beat. Sincerely, Victor, Jessica, Kristine & Eula (The Londons of East Brunswick, NJ)
4.0 on March 02, 2010
It was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. The Inn was clean, comfortable, friendly, and the breakfasts were gourmet and delicious. Brian and Kolleen were both friendly and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend this inviting Inn or return for another stay. In our book it is A-1. Laura and Louie
4.8 on February 22, 2010
This inn was just what we had hoped for and more. It was clean, quiet, and had very attractive, well appointed rooms. The hosts were more than gracious and were extremely helpful without being "in you face". The food was delicious and the dining room a delight. The location was perfect for our visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum and staying in the beautiful "Norman Rockwell Room" was a special treat. We plan to return again and highly recommend it to everyone.
4.6 on January 25, 2010
When you go to a bed and breakfast, the people you are staying with are incredibly important, because they determine the service, cleanliness, decor, food, comfort, etc. of the stay. You will not find a nicer couple than Kolleen and Brian. Great attention to detail and just the right amount of personal service. Would definitely stay again on my next trip to the Berkshires.
5 on January 22, 2010
Wonderful place to stay at a great Berkshire location. Our hosts were so gracious and made wonderful breakfast! I would strongly recommend the Federal House Inn. We will return.
4.6 on November 15, 2009
Their hospitality, the inn and the food were all wonderful! We can't wait to return and try another room.
4.6 on November 13, 2009
Our stay was lovely and romantic. Our hosts were very welcoming, warm and attentive to all our needs. I highly recommend this charming inn.
4.6 on November 11, 2009
After reading the guest reviews, and their website description of the Inn, I booked a weekend at the Federal House Inn with high expectations. I must say, that our stay at the Inn exceeded these high expectations. The rave reviews were accurate & deserved! The Inn is spotlessly clean, charming, well furnished and a perfect retreat for couples to get away for the weekend. I agree with the other reviews, Kolleen and Brian are the perfect Inn Keepers. Thank you.
5 on November 09, 2009
This was our first time in Western MA, we usually go to Maine to get away. We found this B&B online, called & made our reservation. The house is 150+ years old and is magnificent! The owners are two of the most interesting people we have had the pleasure of meeting. We felt like we were visiting old friends. We'll be back!
4.8 on October 28, 2009
Lost at 6:30 pl on a cold & flurry night -- no place to stay -- and then the Federal House Inn appears! What a warm & welcome sight -- and the inn and hosts and meal were absolutely fabulous! Glad we got lost! Thanks!
4.6 on October 27, 2009
The Federal House Inn welcomed us with warmth and kindness. Very professionally run. Comfortale & Inviting rooms; generous surprises such as wine & hors d'oeuvres by the fire. A delightfully prepared & novel breakfast experience.
5 on October 26, 2009
Extremely comfortable, with wine and snack in the evening, and gourmet breakfast. Excellent location. Highly recommended. Richard and Charlotte
5 on October 25, 2009
If you are looking for the perfect inn in the Berkshires and the Lee/Stockbridge area, stop your search now and book. The Federal House Inn and your hosts, Brian and Kolleen will not disappoint! The Federal House Inn is the sum of its parts...history, charm, hospitality, location and pure fun! You will be impressed from the moment you arrive. The house itself is set back far from the street and surrounded by meticulously trimmed lawns and gardens. You immediately feel transported back to a different time when you turn in the gravel drive and make your way to entrance of the house which is flanked by a beautiful pillared porch. We were warmly greeted by Brian and Kolleen who made sure we were properly introduced to our rooms and provided a brief tour of the house and the inn's amenities. After we settled down, we had the chance to chat together over a nice glass of wine and light hor'doeuvres and not only got to know each other, but learned about the area , it's activities and dining options. The rooms were everything we expected in a top notch B&B. The rooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean. While not a disappointment, the bathroom in the room we were in reflected a 1970's or 1980's design motif which was functional...just a jog out of theme with the rest of the inn's decor and amenities. The public areas of the house are amazing! The entrance hall, the sitting room and breakfast room reflect the character and grace of this fine inn. When we return to the Berkshires, we will return to the Federal House Inn for all it offers, not the least of which are the hosts/owners, Brian and Kolleen.
4.8 on October 15, 2009
Kolleen and Brian are born to be innkeepers. Warm & welcoming, they take as much care of their guests as they do of their tip-top inn. And they have the best breakfast in the Berkshires!
5 on September 25, 2009
Excellent Inn! Wonderful food! Delightful owners!
4.4 on September 23, 2009
Excellent B&B. Great innkeepers. Fabulous food. Beautifully appointed house. Very friendly and comfortable.
5 on September 23, 2009
The hosts were gracious and accommodating! Our room was very clean, neat, and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious yet on the light side. We will return!
5 on September 18, 2009
The Inn was exceptionally cozy and inviting. Our room was immaculate. The innkeepers were gracious and very helpful. The breakfast was "to die for"
4.2 on September 07, 2009
We stayed at the inn to visit Tanglewood in September 09 and had a wonderful stay. The environment is extremely comfortable and decorated in a pleasing manner, and the hosts go to all lengths to provide a warm and relaxing visit for the guests. The location is quite yet perfect to partake in all the surrounding activities. The breakfast was splendid. We unfortunately missed the evening appetizers and wine hour but will return.
4.8 on September 01, 2009
Brian and Kolleen are are absolutely magnificent innkeepers! They provide a wonderful home with impeccable attention to all details! This was truly a first class experience! Wayne and Jessica Zarnik
4.2 on August 31, 2009
This is a lovely, elegant B&B located near many interesting attractions: Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, museums. Kolleen and Brian are excellent hosts, serving a delicious breakfast and relaxing cocktail hour. We are looking forward to returning next summer.
4.0 on August 23, 2009
Kolleen and Brian are friendly, helpful and gracious hosts. The Inn is very clean and nicely decorated; the rooms are comfortable and the breakfasts are delicious. We would certainly stay there again.
5 on August 15, 2009
This was our fourth year at the Federal House Inn and our first with the new owners, Kolleen and Brian. They have kept up the wonderful traditions of this inn and couldn't have been friendlier or more hospitable. The rooms are beautifully decorated and clean as a whistle, the breakfasts are simply delicious and the common areas are comfortable and elegant. One of the best things about the inn is the 5:00pm cocktail hour where you get to meet the other guests as the inn always seems to attract the most interesting people. The beauty and comfort of the inn along with the incredibly friendly innkeepers and guests made for a truly wonderful stay and we will definitely be back for a fifth year. Mark and Judy
4.0 on August 05, 2009
July 2009 We stayed at the Ferderal Inn for two nights and found Brian and Kolleen to be perfect hosts. Each room is unique unique - bright clean and comfortable with everything you need. The breakfast was lovely and the afternoon wine and canapes a lovely bonus and a chance to chat to other guests. The lounge area is beautiful with lovely antique furniture and the Inn is ideally situated on the main road just outside of Stockbridge. Kollen and Brian are lovely, warm, friendly people and have a good knowledge of the area so can advise on restaurants and places of interest. We would certainly stay there again and have no hesitation in recommending to others. As Kolleen and Brain have only owned the Inn since April of this year it can only get even better Roy & Janet Farrow Chester UK
5 on August 04, 2009
Congratulations, Brian and Kolleen! No one would have thought that it was only 3 months ago you become owners of the Federal House. Your natural abilities --friendliness, helpfulness and cooking talents-- ensure that you will be very successful! As we stayed at the inn for 4 days, you were quite helpful sharing your knowledge of main attractions and places to dine. We had a wonderful experience in the most hospitable environment. The whole inn is beautifully decorated and we were especially pleased with our room--The Hurlbut. Thanks again for all you did to make our stay quite pleasurable.
5 on August 01, 2009
My partner and I planned a trip with another couple for a relaxing weekend, and that is what brought us to the Federal House Inn. It is a beautiful B and B, each room is clean and has a unique personality. We stayed in the Rose Room, which felt like home. The innkeepers, Brian and Koleen are warm, inviting and fascinating down to earth people. They have lived abroad for many years as teachers, and much of the art and decorations are from their travels. The breakfasts were perfect in portion and graceful. The fresh baked chocolate chunk cookies were out of this world. The living room was beautiful and comfortable. And the coffee served with breakfast was unprecedented. I appreciated that the Federal House in allows one to book online and select the room desired online- as we were coming from Los Angeles, this made the trip easier. There is so much to do and see near the Federal House Inn, and Koleen and Brian are well versed on the local events and had some terrific recommendations. We had a great stay, the rooms were comfortable and clean, the innkeepers were warm and welcoming, the location is gorgeous, the food is wonderful, the price is reasonable... we couldn't have asked for more, our time at the Federal House Inn was simply wonderful.
5 on July 30, 2009
We have been coming here for years. The innkeepers are most pleasant, the rooms clean & comfy, the breakfasts(included) finger-licking good, the 5 o'clock wine & munchy chat time enlightening, and its closeness to top-flight music, drama & dance is priceless!
5 on July 28, 2009
Wonderful experience. Great breakfasts. Exceptional hosts.
5 on July 21, 2009
Comfort, charm, and hospitality. The innkeepers are wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and make this an even more special place to stay!
5 on July 15, 2009
Brian and Kolleen were such welcoming innkeepers, and the breakfast they served was delicious. We would definitely return!
4.8 on June 30, 2009
Girls Weekend Away! FABULOUS accomodations in the third floor room left us all plenty of room to move about in a lovely appointed suite. HOWEVER, the house itself is so lovely and inviting, we barely spent any time in the room. The evening reception was lovely and delicious (as were all of the little added touches - Lindt Truffles in candy dishes, never ending coffee/water, home made cookies etc. that you could access on your own). The Inn Keepers are new there and have made a lovely and inviting atmosphere, wherein we actually felt at home and relaxed. They even shared the scrumptious breakfast recipe with us! Great time had by all!
4.6 on June 23, 2009
Conveniently situated, graciously hospitable Inn keepers, excellent breakfast and all around great experience.
5 on June 14, 2009
My wife and I visited 18 years ago. Kolleen and Brian were absolutely perfect hosts. The home is beautiful, charming and well-appointed. The wine and hors d'oeurves hour was outstanding. The candlelight breakfast was better than you find in many 5 star restaurants - unbelievable. Our innkeepers couldn't have been better hosts sharing with us information about the area and their background. It was a wonderful weekend and we will be back soon.
4.8 on June 08, 2009
Warm, friendly, very attentive to details. Enjoyed the afternoon wine and hors d oeuvres. Highly recommend this inn!
5 on May 27, 2009
Excellent service. Felt right at home.
3.8 on May 27, 2009
We booked our stay before the inn changed owners, but the new owners are doing a great job. They accommodated our late arrival and other requests, cooked a good breakfast, and were receptive to our suggestions (the door to our room needed to be better fitted to the frames).
4.6 on May 25, 2009
Just came back from a two night stay to celebrate our wedding. We loved every minute of our time at the Federal House Inn. The new owners, Kollien and Brian, were exceptionally warm and personable; they made our stay memorable and special, complete with champagne and flowers in our room. The inn is very conveniently located to many beautiful hiking spots and a number of the quaint Berkshires towns. A well cared for, charming, and quiet inn. We will definitely be back.
5 on May 20, 2009
This is the second year we stayed here and it was even better this time. Brian and Kolleen are wonderful hosts!
5 on January 22, 2009
The Federal House is a wonderful place to stay. The innkeepers, Phil and Barbara, and their wonderful assistant made our stay perfect. The rooms are gorgeous, the breakfast sensational, and the hospitality superb. We'd give it the highest rating!
4.0 on December 18, 2008
This was a spur of the moment getaway weekend. I did some research online and found the Federal House Inn. Its charm got me looking at the reviews all which were very complimentary on many levels. After staying there, I don't mind saying they were all true. I can't add much except to say we were treated like family.
4.6 on November 03, 2008
Phil and Barbara make you feel at home from the moment you walk in the door. And Penny, the dog, makes you feel like one of the family. excellent breakfasts!
4.8 on October 23, 2008
Our hosts were very nice and informative. elegant, welcoming, inviting inn with exceptional breakfasts!
4.4 on July 25, 2008
Wonderful- Gracious hosts, delightful facility - excellent location, great ambiance
5 on June 30, 2008
The Federal House Inn was an outstanding introduction to B&B's for my husband and I!! Our weekend plans were rather spur of the moment and Phillip and Barbara made it a wonderful weekend for us to enjoy. The Inn is beautifully decorated with period pieces as well as specialty items, including Jeeves, a life sized soft scupture butler! Our room was just as beautiful as the web site pictures led us to expect, with a gorgeous canopied bed that could not have been more comfortable. The food was wonderful in every respect from the fresh squeezed orange juice and delicious omlettes, to the afternoon snacks with wine and the evening sweets of brownies and lemon squares. The Federal House is clearly a place to indulge yourself and kick back to enjoy being treated as a special guest in every respect! Both Phillip and Barbara knew the area well and provided a wealth of information to us on suggested sites and restaurants that we might enjoy. Each of their suggestions was right on target and gave us the opportunity and the motivation to visit places that we would have missed on our own. It was like having our very own tour guide and concierge rolled into one! Needless to say, we had a wonderful weekend that was made truely special and fulfilling by our gracious hosts at the Federal House Inn. Karl & Mary, White Plains, NY
3.4 on June 06, 2008
Wonderful place to stay - felt very welcome in this inn. My favorite part was sitting outside with friends and family on the outside porch sipping wine.
5 on May 29, 2008
The Federal House Inn was so amazing. We were treated like royalty and the food was beyond delicious. We will definitely return and would recommend anyone to stay there!
4.6 on April 22, 2008
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at the Federal House Inn. The Innkeepers Barbara and Phillip could not have been more hospitable. Each morning we were served a delicious gourmet breakfast with the freshest of ingredients. In the early evening they served wine and hors d'oeuvres and then upon our return from dinner Barbara left out her "disappearing" cake. Both Barbara and Phillip were very helpful in giving recommendations for sight seeing activities and restuarants. If you are looking for a relaxing time away this is a great place stay!
5 on April 17, 2008
Our stay at the Federal House Inn in Lee was everything I hoped for--and my expectations were set high! Our host met us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the main rooms of the home, which ended in our BEAUTIFUL room (the Billiard Room). We shared part of our evening by the fire with the other guests, enjoying the ambiance and complementary wine and hor d'oerves. The innkeeper was very responsive to any questions we had. We were so tempted by the home-made cookies that had been set out upon our return from dinner but just didn't have an inch of room after dining at Chez Nous! Our room was beautifully decorated, our bed comfortable (and this is saying a lot from a 7 1/2 months pregnant woman!), and the breakfast in the morning was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and thoroughly recommend this Berkshire gem to others!
4.0 on April 13, 2008
We recently had the great pleasure of spending two nights in the Crabtree Room of the Federal House Inn. The Inn itself is charming, comfortable and clean but what really distinguised our visit was the warm and congenial hospitality extended to us by Barbara and Philip. We were treated us as old friends. The breakfasts were delicious and the restaurant recommendations were most helpful. We will likely be returning to the Lee area in the not-too-distant future. When we do, the Federal House Inn will be our first choice when considering places to stay.
5 on April 13, 2008
The Federal House Inn is an outstanding value for your dollar. Phil & Barbara Broyles treat you like your one of their own! Gourmet breakfasts, 5:00pm home made Hors d'oeurves & Cheese and crackers with wine, a beautiful Inn with many room offerings,well equipted bathrooms, and believe it or not.....an abundance of hot water for your shower! The Inn is centrally located in the beautiful town of Lee, 1/2 hr. from 4 other beautiful New England towns with many sights, shops, and FABULOUS restaurants. We are looking forward to another stay at this Inn......it is well worth the visit!
4.0 on April 12, 2008
We've stayed at many B&Bs over the years, but this one rates as one of the very best. Often we have the feeling that the Innkeepers are just in it for the business. That's not the case at the Federal House Inn. Barbara and Phillip truly love playing host to their guests and it shows in every aspect of the service they provide. From the minute we arrived until we left, they were asking what they could do for us. From recommending restaurants, making dinner reservations, to simply helping plan out the day, they are there to help you enjoy every minute of your stay. Our room and the entire inn were very tastefully decorated. Wine and hors d'oeuvres in the evenings were a real treat. Breakfast was out of this world. We're looking forward to our next visit.
4.8 on March 20, 2008
We had the pleasure of staying two nights in the Crabtree Room at the Federal House Inn. The staff greeted us warmly at the door, gave us a tour of "home", and encouraged us to consider the inn as our home away from home. Our room was beautifully decorated and felt cozy yet luxurious. Candlelit breakfasts and afternoon tea were a pleasure to wake up to and come "home" to after a long day of sight-seeing and skiing. Overall, the Federal House Inn was a fantastic place to call home for a few nights, and we are looking forward to our next stay!
4.6 on March 04, 2008
A taste of Heaven,You could never ask for anything better.Very clean Great breakfest,Wine & hors d'oeuvers.along with lots of laughs.
4.6 on February 22, 2008
Barbara and Philip were as wonderful as everyone said they'd be. Barbara's breakfasts were outstanding and Phil's advice on local restaurants and attactions couldn't have been more helpful. They make you feel so at home in their lovely inn. The Hurlbut suite is beautiful. I would highly recommend the Federal House Inn if you're headed to the Berkshires.
4.0 on November 05, 2007
We just spent an entire week at the Federal House Inn for our honeymoon - it was wonderful! Barbara and Phil truly do make you feel like family while you're there (although really, whose family makes a gourmet breakfast every morning, serves appetizers and wine at 5:00 every afternoon, and leaves dessert out for when you return home in the evening?). The Inn itself is gorgeous, and for newcomers to New England, Phil and Barbara know all the sights to see, restaurants to try, etc. I honestly cannot say enough good things about the Federal House Inn!
5 on October 31, 2007
This is a delightful inn with gracious, welcoming hosts. The rooms are beautifully decorated and most comfortable. Breakfasts are a treat to begin each day, and the wine and delicious hors'doeuvres at 5:oo p.m., a relaxing hour before dinner at one of several very good restaurants nearby. Wonderful desserts and coffee and tea await your return in the evenings. We definitely will arrange to visit again.
4.0 on October 30, 2007
Hospitality during our 2-night stay was superb with a very welcoming sitting room. Breakfasts were delicious and we could not resist Barbara's treats when we returned in the evening. Phil's recommendations for dining were good ones but we would pass on the fall foliage train if we had it to do over. The bed was quite comfortable.
4.0 on October 25, 2007
The innkeepers, Barbara and Phil, make this B&B experience most enjoyable. Barbara serves a delightful breakfast and prepared a desert for guest's enjoyment each evening, and wine and a snack are provided each afternoon. If you are staying for more than one night, I would recommend one of the larger rooms for comfort. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this B&B.
4.8 on October 24, 2007
We spent one night in this beatiful restored house and were treated like kings... Beautiful decoration, excellent breakfast, you get really spoiled from the minute you enter in the house. We received the warmest hospitality of our stay in the USA. We greatly recommend this inn. Renato and Ludovica (Rome, Italy)
4.8 on October 19, 2007
The Federal House Inn offered the best accommodations I have ever experienced. The service was outstanding, the rooms are extravagant, the hors d'oeuvres were delicious, and the hosts were incredible. I would give this bed and breakfast a 5-star rating and would highly recommend it to couples for the perfect romantic getaway.
5 on October 19, 2007
This was without a doubt the best place we have ever stayed. We were made very welcome, the place is extremely clean and the food was superb. I cannot say enough for the food and the service. Thankyou
5 on October 15, 2007
We thought the Inn was lovely, great rooms that were very spacious and beautifully decorated. Our hosts, the Broyles, made us feel as though we'd known them for years! We were spoiled completely with the gourmet breakfasts, fantastic coffee, wonderful wine and appetizers in the evening, and Brownies at night. Totally spoiled. Not many B&B's have this much service.
5 on October 14, 2007
Federal House exceeded our expectations. We met for a special weekend to celebrate a key birthday milestone. The Innkeepers, Barbara and Phil were very welcoming and great hosts. The location is great - centered bewtween Lenox, Lee and W. Stockbridge. The evening wine and hors d'oeuvres were fun and the other guests were interesting to meet. The breakfasts were great(homemade granola too) and the Mighty Leaf Tea is my new favorite. Nice homemade snacks in the evening too. A lovely weekend getaway.
4.0 on February 19, 2007
My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night in June of 2005. The room was huge, the bathroom was huge (and clean) and the breakfast was delicious. The innkeepers left us alone (which we found preferable).