The Berkshires are a veritable playground of things to do, places to explore, outdoor adventure to conquer, and some of the finest food, art, music, theater and dance in the world. And best of all, most are within just minutes of the Red Lion Inn Village. See our list of can’t miss experiences below.

Do you need assistance with show tickets? Want to know the best cycling routes or where to rent bikes? Or maybe you'd like information on the most current exhibits in our world-class museums. If you have questions about the Berkshires or would like any travel planning assistance during your stay with us, please email info@redlioninn.com or call 413-298-5545 for more information.


Here in the Berkshires we’re known far and wide for our theater and music scene. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our extensive collection of nationally renowned, award winning performance venues. No matter where your interest runs, there’s a litany of top-flight theater, creative dance and world class music opportunities to choose from. And while summer is our big season, there are plenty of opportunities to take in superb live performances throughout the rest of the year as well.

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When it comes to art, aficionados come from around the world to explore our vast selection of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries. From one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, to the original works of local favorite Norman Rockwell, to a bounty of art galleries offering exquisite local and world art, the Berkshires’ canvas is rich, full and colorful. Which is why our little section of Massachusetts has long been held in such high esteem in the art world.

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The Berkshires region was first settled in the 1600’s. The Red Lion Inn, the longest continuously operated inn in New England, has been serving weary travelers since 1773. So is it any wonder that history is such a big thing around here? From colonial times to the Gilded Age, our estates, gardens and homes have opened their gates and doors to such luminaries as Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Wharton and Rockwell. Just step outside. It’s that easy. There’s a little bit of history everywhere in the Berkshires.

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This is one of those places where the great outdoors rules. And it’s easy to see why. Tucked away in the foothills of the Berkshires, the Red Lion is surrounded by picturesque forests and natural habitats that are just begging to be explored. Whether on foot, ski, zip line, or in a kayak, here’s your opportunity to get up close and personal with nature. And don’t worry. There are plenty of opportunities to get in a few rounds of golf, sets of tennis or just to meander along and sightsee.

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