The 21st Century: History & Modernity in Harmony
In 2000 the Fitzpatrick’s turned over ownership and operation of The Red Lion Inn to their daughter, Nancy, who reveres the Inn’s history and carries on the tradition of personally seeking out unique antiques, art, and other decorative items to embellish the public spaces and guest rooms while ensuring the Inn provides all the comforts and conveniences of contemporary life. Under Nancy’s management, in The Red Lion Inn instituted a major renovation of the South Wing of the Main Inn of the guestrooms along with the adoption of environmentally conscious policies. Within the past decade, The Red Lion Inn has been honored for its civic-mindedness and environmentally progressive policies, as a recipient of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s National Award for Community Service; the Massachusetts Lodging Association’s Good Earthkeeping Award; and the Paul E. Tsongas Award for Preservation. National Geographic Traveler has commended The Red Lion Inn, and its sister property, The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, for a commitment to sustainability, eco-conscious practices, and support for the community.
Nancy carries on the Fitzpatrick family legacy of acquiring historically significant buildings in downtown Stockbridge to preserve and re-purpose into stylistically compatible yet distinctive lodging options, such as the Maple Glen guesthouse, which was opened in 2012. Under her stewardship, The Red Lion Inn remains a professional, family-run hotel of world-class distinction and historic significance, with a new generation of Fitzpatricks taking on greater responsibility for the management of the property.
- Revolutionary Era Beginnings
- Early 19th Century: A Transitional Period
- Late 19th Century: Growth in the Gilded Age
- The Turn of the 20th Century: One Family’s Legacy
- Mid-20th Century: A Transitional Period
- Late 20th Century: Rescued by the Fitzpatricks
- The 21st Century: History and Modernity in Harmony