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".
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.
Three large windows give this room a beautiful view of Beartown Mountain and the original late 1700s building across the street. It features a ceiling fan above a queen canopy bed, a dressing area, bathroom with tub, AC and an electric fireplace, comfortable chairs and a TV.
You'll love this large room on our first floor. With a beautiful mahogany pencil post bed, hand tied canopy and comfortable sitting area, the Billiard Room has large windows with pretty views of the grounds, a wide pine floor and high ceilings with exquisite, original crown molding, AC and an electric fireplace. This is an elegant room where you'll relive the splendors of the early 1800s.
Our largest, most spacious accommodation features two pencil post queen beds, cable TV and AC in both rooms and an electric fireplace in the bedroom. This private third floor suite offers a large bedroom, a charming little reading room and two bathrooms.
Mountains, Small town
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 35 miles
Exit #2 (the Lee exit) from Mass Turnpike (I-90). At the bottom of the ramp turn left and make a quick right onto Route 102 west toward Stockbridge. Federal House Inn is three miles on the right side of the road.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Norman Rockwell Museum, MassMoca Museum, Clark Museum, Tanglewood, Ski Butternut, Jacobs Pillow, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , Great porches and outside seating, 24/7 coffee bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming
Kenneth and Marcia Anderson
After 35 rewarding years in education, both in the United States and in four counties overseas, Kolleen and Brian are thrilled to be running an established and successful inn. They provide the warm hospitality and welcoming experience established by Barbara and Philip Broyles at the Federal House. They bring to the inn their diverse backgrounds and exposure to a variety of countries and cultures.