Federal House Inn

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


WE ARE CONFIDENT YOU WILL WANT TO COME TO OUR INN AFTER VIEWING OUR WEBSITE [federalhouseinn]! "Of all the places we have stayed in around the world, we have never experienced hospitality such as yours" Angela & Michael Gamble, Essex, England. This charming inn has elegantly decorated, bright sunny rooms, all with fireplaces, all with modern private baths. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are enjoyed by our guests each evening in our inviting living room, complete with fireplace. A gourmet candlelight breakfast is served on fine china, accompanied by classical music. One mile from Stockbridge, minutes to Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, Ski Butternut, Jacob's Pillow and other Berkshire attractions. Personalized dining and touring advice. High speed wireless instant access. See our website (federalhouseinn) for Romance Packages and other "Specials".



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


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

Innkeeper Response
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!

Perfect stay

4.8 on September 29, 2016

Lovely house, beautiful room, wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast - a perfect stay!

Innkeeper Response
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.

Very gracious hosts in a beautiful home

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.

Federal House is Perfect-"Lee" Charming!

5 on September 26, 2016

Thank you Innkeepers, Marsha and Ken!

Wonderful Stay

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!

A Great Location in the Berkshires

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.

delightful place!

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.

New owners

5 on August 23, 2016

The new owners are putting their own stamp on an already outstanding inn.

One of the best B&B I’ve experienced!

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

Mixed Bag

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Norman Rockwell Room

This is a comfortable, spacious room with wall-to-wall carpeting, our favorite Norman Rockwell prints, comfortable chairs for reading, AC, an electric fireplace and twin sleigh beds which can be converted to a king sized bed.

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

Yale Hill Room

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

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

Beartown Mountain Room

Three large windows give this room a beautiful view of Beartown Mountain and the original late 1700s building across the street. It features a ceiling fan above a queen canopy bed, a dressing area, bathroom with tub, AC and an electric fireplace, comfortable chairs and a TV.

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

Billiard Room

You'll love this large room on our first floor. With a beautiful mahogany pencil post bed, hand tied canopy and comfortable sitting area, the Billiard Room has large windows with pretty views of the grounds, a wide pine floor and high ceilings with exquisite, original crown molding, AC and an electric fireplace. This is an elegant room where you'll relive the splendors of the early 1800s.

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

Skylight Suite

Our largest, most spacious accommodation features two pencil post queen beds, cable TV and AC in both rooms and an electric fireplace in the bedroom. This private third floor suite offers a large bedroom, a charming little reading room and two bathrooms.

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

Rose Room

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

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

Hurlbut Suite

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

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

Crabtree Room

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

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

Rainbow Room

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

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

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Exit #2 (the Lee exit) from Mass Turnpike (I-90). At the bottom of the ramp turn left and make a quick right onto Route 102 west toward Stockbridge. Federal House Inn is three miles on the right side of the road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Norman Rockwell Museum, MassMoca Museum, Clark Museum, Tanglewood, Ski Butternut, Jacobs Pillow, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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

Terms and Conditions

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



Kenneth and Marcia Anderson

About the innkeepers

After 35 rewarding years in education, both in the United States and in four counties overseas, Kolleen and Brian are thrilled to be running an established and successful inn. They provide the warm hospitality and welcoming experience established by Barbara and Philip Broyles at the Federal House. They bring to the inn their diverse backgrounds and exposure to a variety of countries and cultures.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian specify diet, restrictions