Upon arrival at our elegant Berkshires inn, your every need will be attended to as you enjoy your comfortable room and private bath, complimentary wine and refreshments in the evening, and full breakfast in the morning.
Afternoon Wine and Cheese
At 5pm each day guests gather in the beautifully furnished living room sharing wine and appetizers and discussing the many wonderful area restaurant choices. This time continues to be a real favorite with guests. When you return in the evening you’ll be treated to chocolates, cookies, or brownies with coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate. Cozy up in the living room, one of our reading nooks, or your private guest room.
Full 3 Course Breakfasts
You will be served a delicious three course breakfast which includes fresh juice, coffee, a fresh fruit course and a gourmet hot entrée.
Our Berkshires inn is convenient to area theaters, museums, hiking, biking, skiing and shopping venues.Just 1 ½ miles to downtown Stockbridge, 5 to 15 minutes to Tanglewood, (summer home of the Boston Symphony), Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Shakespeare & Co. Berkshire Theater Festival, The Colonial Theater, Barrington Stage Company, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Ski Butternut, Bousquet Skiing, Jiminy Peak Skiing, New England’s best Prime Outlets, and much more.
Surrounded by the history of the Berkshires
The Federal House Inn is a wonderful place to relax while enjoying the many wonderful options that make the Berkshires a little taste of heaven on earth. It was built in 1824 by Thomas O. Hurlbut as his family residence. This gracious brick beauty with gorgeous wood floors and large windows now invites you to admire the scenery of the surrounding lawns. The Federal House Inn became a bed and breakfast in 1950 when Howard Washburn undertook a loving restoration of the property. He named it the Federal House Inn to honor his favorite style of furniture. His nephew has graced the Federal House with pictures of the restoration that now hang in the rooms of the inn. We also are excited to honor the paper mill (which still stands across the way) with a nod to industrial style. We feel that those touches, along with our white on white simplicity encourage a warm and restful environment for guests. We like to say that our guests are our pops of color.