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  • The Red Lion Inn Front Porch, 1910
  • Historic Red Lion Inn Dining Room
  • Historic Side Parlor
  • The Red Lion Inn, 1970
  • The Red Lion Inn fire, 1896
  • The Red Lion Inn, facade
  • 2013 Staff Photo

Early 19th Century: A Transitional Period

At the start of the new century, the Widow Bingham’s inn had grown to eight guestrooms above the ground-floor public rooms where, on cool days, a fire always blazed in the hearth to welcome chilly travelers and townspeople alike. In 1807, the Widow Bingham sold the rustic post-and-beam inn for the sum of $10,000 to Main Street shopkeeper Silas Pepoon. To this day, Anna Bingham’s role in establishing The Red Lion Inn’s hallmark country hospitality is fondly recalled in the form of the popular Widow Bingham’s Tavern, with its convivial atmosphere and rustic, early-American ambiance.

At this time, the Berkshire region remained a farming community, with a few small factories in nearby towns. Patrons of the inn and its tavern were hardy travelers of the stagecoach era, local farmers and landowners. Over the years, the village of Stockbridge was transformed. By mid-century, several leading literary lights of the day, including Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, had taken up residence in the Berkshires, bringing attention to the region as a source of artistic inspiration. In 1848 the Stockbridge House, as The Red Lion Inn was then known, expanded to be able to accommodate increasing numbers of guests.

Our Management Team

Nancy Fitzpatrick
Owner & President
Sarah Eustis
Owner/Managing Director
Chef Brian J. Alberg
Executive Chef and Vice President of Culinary Development
Janet Eason
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Andy Huppe
Chief Financial Officer
Michele Kotek
General Manager
Anne-Juliette Maurice
Vice President of Operations
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