Federal House Inn

1560 Pleasant Street, Route 102 P. O. Box 248, South Lee, Massachusetts 01262
Innkeeper(s): Kolleen and Brian Weinrich
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Take a Berkshires Skiing Getaway! 13 Dec 2014, 7:00 am

Winter in the Berkshires is one of our favorite seasons – the beauty of the snow on the mountains, the warmth and joy of the holidays – but perhaps most of all, it’s the winter sports and all the great, Berkshires skiing resorts!

Planning a Berkshires Skiing getaway is easy to do if you know what you’re looking for. Do you prefer cross-country, downhill, or are you a snowboarder? Perhaps you’re looking for something quieter and less crowded than a resort? Do you prefer snowshoeing to skiing? What about rentals and lessons?

Let us help you pick the area that’s right for you with this quick list of some of our favorite Berkshires ski resorts and and areas:

Ski Butternut
www.skibutternut.com
380 State Road, Route 23, Great Barrington
Butternut Basin has 22 trails, 10 ski lifts, 2 terrain parks, a tubing area, and offers lessons at their ski school. Butternut Basin is also known for its summer concerts and festivals, including the annual Berkshires Arts Festival!

Bousquet Mountain
101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield
www.bousquets.com
Bousquet Mountain Ski Resort features downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, skiing lessons, and ski rentals. During warmer seasons you can also engage in Segway tours, ziplining, waterslides, go-karts, a disk golf course, and more at their Adventure Park. Did we mention the full service bar on premises?

Jiminy Peak
37 Corey Road, Hancock
www.jiminypeak.com
Jiminy Peak is the largest ski resort in southern New England with 45 trails, lessons, rentals, snowboarding, and night skiing. In the warmer months, they also have a popular ropes course, ziplines, alpine slides, climbing wall, trails for hiking and mountain biking, you name it. All this plus dining on-site.

Catamount
Route 23, South Egremont
www.catamountski.com
Catamount Ski Area offers the winter sports enthusiast 33 trails of downhill and cross-country skiing along with a terrain park that includes some gnarly jumps and jibs. Full rentals of gear and lessons are also available.

Canterbury Farm Cross Country Skiing
1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket
www.canterbury-farms.com
Canterbury Farms provides 13+ miles of alpine skiing on groomed trails. Snowshoeing and ice-skating are also available, plus they offer rentals, lessons, and meals on-site.

Kennedy Park
Route 7 and 20 Pittsfield Road, Lenox
www.berkshiresports.org
Lenox’ Kennedy Park in Lenox is a wonderful place for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – or mountain biking, hiking, and running, when weather permits. Town-owned and maintained, this hardwood forest is riddled with old carriage roads and upwards of 15 miles of groomed trails. If you go, be sure to take a map.

Berkshires Lodging
Federal House Inn’s location provides easy access to all the ski areas listed above and more. Whether your Berkshires vacation is based on skiing, theater, music, or just general rest and relaxation, a stay at Federal House Inn will make your Berkshires getaway that much better. Happy holidays form all of us at Federal House Inn!

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2015 Tanglewood Season Announced! 29 Nov 2014, 7:00 am

The 2015 Tanglewood season includes an exciting list of guest artists, such as Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Bryn Terfel, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the Mark Morris Dance Company, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and Huey Lewis and the News!

Only recently announced, the 2015 Tanglewood season is especially action-packed as this year sees both the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons and the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center. Running from June 20 through the first weekend in September, Labor Day, the 2015 Tanglewood season promises to entertain and delight with programs from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Tanglewood’s popular artist series, and many special events.

In celebration of its 75th anniversary season, Tanglewood Music Center has commissioned over 30 new works, with Andris Nelsons leading a performance of Mahler’s Symphony no. 8 on August 8th, which will be available free as a live webcast from www.tanglewood.org. Free, weekly downloads of performances from Tanglewood’s 75-year performance history will also be made available online. Other 75th anniversary attractions include an archival exhibit at the Tanglewood visitors center and commemorative program books on the center’s lengthy and fascinating history available online and at the center.

A new honorary title for the 2015 Tanglewood season, Koussevitzky Artist, has been awarded to Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax for both their multidimensional commitments to the 2015 season as well teaching and performing at Tanglewood for more than 30 years. As part of this honor, they will perform together in a recital of the Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Beethoven in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Aug. 9.

Maestro Andris Nelsons is scheduled to lead six Tanglewood programs, four BSO concerts, selections from Verdi’s opera Otello, two Strauss tone poems, works of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Barber, programs featuring Christian Tetzlaff, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Renaud CapuÇon, Gautier CapuÇon, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as part of Tanglewood on Parade.

Other highlights from the 2015 Tanglewood season include:

June 21 – Diana Krall
June 25 & 26 – Mark Morris Dance Group
June 27 – A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
June 28 – Huey Lewis and the News
June 30 – Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
July 6 – Boston Pops brass and percussion featured with famed drum & bugle corps Boston Crusaders and Blue Devils
July 9 – recital appearance by Bryn Terfel
July 11 – Act I from Puccini’s Tosca with Bryn Terfel and Sondra Radvanovsky, Bramwell Tovey ditrecting
July 14 – recital appearance by Sarah Connolly
July 14 – Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Aug. 6 – all-Brahms program with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and Leonidas Kavakos
Aug. 9 – Charles Dutoit and Joshua Bell

For more information on the the 2015 Tanglewood season, please visit: www.tanglewood.org.
Brochures and tickets for the 2015 Tanglewood season will be made available in early February.

Tanglewood Lodging
Tanglewood tickets go fast, so planning ahead is the way to go – but don’t forget lodging! Less than 15 minutes away the Tanglewood campus, Federal House Inn, your Berkshires getaway headquarters, is the perfect home base for any Tanglewood events. Plan your stay now!

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The 25th Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend 15 Nov 2014, 7:00 am

Last post we told you about the Norman Rockwell Museum – this time around we’ll take a look at how Norman Rockwell’s famous painting, “Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas,” comes to life every December in the Berkshires!

As previously noted, Norman Rockwell not only spent his last years and left his collection in trust in Stockbridge, MA, he also used a lot of the town’s quintessential, New England ambiance in many of his works – most notably and obviously in the famous painting “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.”

In honor of this beautiful work of art by this amazing illustrator and one-time resident, Stockbridge holds an annual Christmas celebration in which they recreate the mid-50’s scene of “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas,” complete with vintage automobiles, holiday decorations, and more for you to visit and explore.

The 25th anniversary of the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend includes such activities and attractions as Christmas-themed readings, holiday house tours, caroling, horse drawn rides, a holiday concert, and of course, a visit from Santa. The 25th anniversary weekend of the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend finishes up on Sunday, December 7th, with a recreation of the scene depicted in Rockwell’s famous painting – and you can be in it!

Other Berkshires attractions during the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend include:

Santa’s Cookie Workshop at Norman Rockwell Museum
December 6, 3pm – 5pm
Decorate artistic holiday cookies inspired by the spirit of the season with Christmas music and special gallery talks about Norman Rockwell’s holiday art.

Holly Fair at the First Congregational Church
December 6, 10am – 3pm
Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts of unique greenery and yummy home-baked treats to adorn your door, holiday table, or give as gifts.

Holiday Marketplace at Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 6 & 7, 10am – 5pm
Select a handmade wreath or decoration made of natural materials for your home or as a gift. Beautiful, reasonably priced and for a good cause!

The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend

December 5 – 7, 2014
For more details and tickets, please visit: stockbridgechamber.org

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Lodging
Much of the attraction of the Berkshires is the area’s seeming timelessness. Stockbridge has changed little since Rockwell’s famous painting and the town is not alone. The special ambiance that draws so many to the Berkshires can best be felt with lodging not in some impersonal hotel or motel but in the lush and carefully selected accommodations of a Berkshires bed and breakfast like the Federal House Inn: a stately and beautifully restored, 1824 mansion. Continue the timeless feeling of your Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend in the Berkshires with a stay at the Federal House Inn!

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Step Into Art at the Norman Rockwell Museum 18 Oct 2014, 7:00 am

It doesn’t get more Americana than a Norman Rockwell painting – whether you saw it in a book, on a poster, or on an old magazine cover, you know his work immediately. Norman Rockwell’s art is the warm, welcoming kind that invites you in – well now you can take him up on it by visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.

Norman Rockwell created well over 4,000 works during his lifetime, including illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, Look magazine, Boys’ Life, and many others. A realist artist with an eye for the warmth and humor in humanity, Norman Rockwell’s paintings, drawings, and sketches are the epitome of the American experience.

Part of the charm of the Norman Rockwell museum is its location: Norman Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life in Stockbridge.

During a visit here, the Norman Rockwell fan may recognize parts of town – and so they should, as Stockbridge inspired Rockwell and was often used as a character in his work. Stockbridge is so a part of the vision Norman Rockwell presented to the world that the town holds an annual, Christmas-time event that recreates one of his most famous paintings: “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.”

Rockwell was instrumental in establishing the trust that was to become the Norman Rockwell Museum, even arranging to have his studio and its contents curated as part of the collection. Consequently, the Norman Rockwell Museum now houses the largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art in the world.

The permanent collection at the Norman Rockwell Museum includes 998 original paintings, drawings, and sketches. The Norman Rockwell Archives, a collection of more than 100,000 items, includes photographs, letters, fan mail, and other items from Rockwell’s studio, such as his reference library and even some of the furnishings!

Norman Rockwell died in 1978 but his spirit and wonderful body of work lives on at The Norman Rockwell Museum.

The Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Route 183 – Stockbridge, MA
For more information, hours, and current exhibits, please visit: www.nrm.org

Norman Rockwell Museum Lodging
Stockbridge and the Norman Rockwell Museum are less than 10 minutes away from our Berkshires Bed & Breakfast here in South, Lee, MA. Our location puts us in the epicenter of Berkshires culture, making us both a natural and wise choice for your Berkshires vacation. If you love the warmth of the yesteryear that Norman Rockwell so skillfully imbued his works with, you’ll love a stay at the Federal House Inn. Our Berkshires inn seamlessly merges the elegance of the past with the convenience of the modern, for your comfort right now.

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Berkshires Boo A 2014 Berkshires Halloween Guide 11 Oct 2014, 7:00 am

October brings more than just bright fall colors to the Berkshires, it also brings lots of fun, Halloween-themed events! Below is a guide to some of the 2014 Berkshires Halloween events, all of which are just a short distance from our South Lee, MA bed and breakfast!

Ventfort Hall and the Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker St., Lenox, MA.

Ventfort Films: A Berkshire Connection The Cobweb – Thursday, October 30, 7pm
At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients in an insulated atmosphere: starring Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame, Lillian Gish, John Kerr, Susan Strasberg, Fay Wray and Oscar Levant

Tea and Talk – Saturday, November 1, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.
Rob Velella will portray Hawthorne: Shrouded in Blackness introducing us during the Halloween season to the reclusive 19th-century author’s intensely dark works, which our entertainer and scholar reminds us are possibly more macabre than those by Edgar Allen Poe.

For more information about this Ventfort Hall event, please visit: gildedage.org

The Mount – Edith Wharton’s Home

2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts

Ghost Tours of The Mount – Friday evenings in October and Saturday, October 25, 5:45pm or 7pm
Prepare for a night of creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly fun as you tour the most haunted parts of the estate. A spooky Berkshires Halloween event not recommended for children under 12.

All Souls: A special Halloween reading with Ariel Bock – Friday, October 31, 7:30pm
An All Hallows’ Eve for a reading of “All Souls,” Wharton’s last ghost story, written the year she died. Seasonal refreshments will be available.

Halloween Ghost Tour – Friday, October 31, 10:30pm
The Mount presents their special, annual midnight tour on the spookiest night of the year! This Halloween evening tour will lead you through the most haunted parts of the estate and is not recommended for children under 12.

Victorian Boudoir: A Berkshires Halloween Masquerade -Saturday, November 1, 8pm
An evening full of sinister good fun at The Mount’s first ever masquerade ball, with frights, food, dancing, and a costume contest.

For more information about this event at The Mount, please visit: www.edithwharton.org

Jiminy Peak

37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA

13 Nights – October Fridays and Saturdays – plus Sunday, October 12th
Make your Berkshires Halloween a special one with a tour of the school house of the Jericho Valley, where you never know what will be lurking around the corner. Then, if you dare, ride through the darkness to the summit of Jiminy Peak where chaos lies in wait for you. The terror and thrills will last around 40 minutes – but will you?

For more information about this Jiminy Peak event, please visit: www.13nightsatjiminy.com

Norman Rockwell Museum

9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA

Luminaries: Exploring Stockbridge Cemetery – October 23rd, 5pm
This Norman Rockwell Museum walking tour is the perfect compliment to your Berkshires Halloween adventures. Informative and only mildly spooky, this tour begins on the lawn adjacent to the bell tower parking area at the Old Town Hall

For more information about this event at The Norman Rockwell Museum, please visit: www.nrm.org

Berkshires Halloween Lodging

As you can see, there are a great many seasonal events in our area to help spice up your Berkshires getaway. It’s a situation that remains true no matter what time of year and part of what makes the Berkshires – and a stay at Federal House Inn – so popular!

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Berktoberfest 2014 22 Sep 2014, 7:00 am

It’s Berktoberfest time again and Berktoberfest 2014, the 7th annual return of this popular, craft beer festival, is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever – Friday, October 4th!

Berktoberfest was started in 2007 as a fundraiser and has since generated over $10,000 for local charities, not to mention attracting thousands of craft beer enthusiasts to downtown Pittsfield at the height of the Berkshires’ fall foliage season.

And no wonder – with 16 breweries scheduled to attend the festival with offerings running the gamut from stouts and porters to IPA’s, lagers, pilseners, saisons, ciders, and more – not to mention the food that will be on hand from local restaurants, and even alcohol infused cigars!

Check out the list:

Barrington Brewing
Berkshire Brewing Company
Big Elm Brewing
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Element
Green River Ambrosia
High & Mighty
Lefty’s Brewing Company
Newburyport Brewing Company
Old Burnside
Paper City
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Samuel Adams
Slumbrew
Wandering Star
Westfield River Brewing Company
Baba Louie’s
Dottie’s Coffee Lounge
Flavour’s
How We Roll
Mad Jack’s
Guy and Lady Barrel LLC

Berktoberfest 2014 will also feature music to dance to, games to play, and even tents to huddle under should fall weather appear. Berktoberfest is rain or shine because, with a mug full of fresh, craft beer, a mouthful of delicious, local food, and ears full of great, live music, who cares about a little wind or rain – right?

Again, the best part of Berktoberfest 2014 – any Berktoberfest – isn’t all the great craft beer and local food, hard to believe as that might be, but rather the fact that so much of the money generated by this fabulous annual Berkshires festival goes towards a good, local cause. It’s the best of both worlds!

Berktoberfest 2014

Saturday, October 4th
For more information, please visit berktoberfest.com

Berktoberfest Lodging
Federal House Inn is here for you with our centrally located located, stately and comfortable home, no matter what shape your Berkshires vacation takes: Berktoberfest 2014, Fall Foliage Getaway, Tanglewood, or Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Let us be your Berkshires home away from home so that you may enjoy our beautiful area and rewarding, one of a kind lodging experience. See you soon!

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Berkshires Fall Foliage 2014! 13 Sep 2014, 7:00 am

A patchwork quilt of natural beauty and community celebration
that’s Berkshires Fall Foliage

No one likes to see summer go but, you know, without summer passing we don’t get autumn and, without autumn there would be no … Berkshires Fall Foliage!

As you probably know, fall here means Berkshires Fall Foliage and that spells nothing more than a world of stunning natural beauty: browns, greens, reds, oranges, yellows, oh my.

Look, we’re biased, we think it’s always beautiful here in the Berkshires but no one can deny that the Berkshires Fall Foliage is absolutely one of the most gorgeous sights out there – and, located in South Lee, MA, we’re in the thick of it.

The Berkshires fairly come alive this time of year as many others are winding down. There are numerous events throughout the region this time of year – most of them independent of the attraction of the Berkshires Fall Foliage but still timed rather nicely to coincide with the appearance of it.

Most are – or once were – harvest festivals and parades that are a wonderful way to see and celebrate the warm traditions of small town America that, in many communities today, have long since faded away. Come to the Berkshires this fall and celebrate with us the gorgeous bounty and beauty of the Berkshires Fall Foliage season.

Berkshires Fall Foliage Events

North Adams – Berkshire Food Festival — September 15, 2013 – 12-4pm
Lee – Founders’ Weekend — Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
Pittsfield – Hancock Shaker Village Trail Races – Sept. 20, 2014
Lenox – Lenox Tub ParadeNoon – Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Lenox – 38th Josh Billings Runaground Triathalon — Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Lee – Founders’ Weekend — Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Lee – Founders’ Weekend — Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Lenox – Apple Squeeze — All day – Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Lenox – Apple Squeeze — All day – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2014
Pittsfield – Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Pittsfield – Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village – Sat. & Sun. Sept. 27 & 28, 2014
Lenox – Brock Trot — 7AM registration – Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Adams – Annual Fall Run to Charlemont — 11AM – Sunday, Sept. 28, 2013
North Adams – Fall Foliage Parade – 1PM – Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014
Stockbridge – Berkshire Harvest Festival — 10AM – 5PM – Sat. Oct. 11, 2014
Stockbridge – Berkshire Harvest Festival — 10AM – 5PM – Sun. Oct. 12, 2014
Pittsfield – Pittsfield City Jazz Festival — Oct. 10 – 17, 2014
Pittsfield — Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 10-12); Jazz About Town – venues TBA
Pittsfield — Jazz Prodigy Concert, 7pm, Berkshire Music School – Oct. 15, 2014
Pittsfield — Third Thursday block party, featuring Metro West Thump – Oct. 16, 2014
Pittsfield – vocalist Stephanie Nakasian with the Hod O’Brien trio at Baba Louies – Oct. 17, 2014
Pittsfield – Empire Jazz Orchestra w/ Claire Daly, Sharel Cassity, and Ada Rovatti, Colonial Theatre – Oct. 18, 2014

Berkshires Fall Foliage Lodging
Federal House Inn is located in South Lee, a mile outside of Stockbridge: the heart of Berkshires Fall Foliage country. We’re centrally located to provide you with easy access to numerous southern Berkshire attractions including Tanglewood, the Appalachian Trail, and the list of Berkshires Fall Foliage events you see listed above. Stay at Federal House Inn for your Berkshires Fall Foliage getaway and realize true comfort.

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Berkshires Lodging Specials 23 Aug 2014, 7:00 am

There’s always a reason to take a Berkshires vacation – if not many reasons! – but making it work is another thing all together. That’s why we have our Berkshires Lodging Specials!

We’re dedicated to providing you with the optimal getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy yourself in the Berkshires – and our Berkshires Lodging Specials do just that.

Whether it’s a deal on multi-night stays, giving you a break on admissions to events and venues, or something as simple as a seniors rate or flowers in your room, we have the deal for you with our Berkshires Lodging Specials – just look:

Birthday / Anniversary Special
Let us know about your Birthday or Anniversary celebration plans, when you book any stay of 2 nights or more, and Federal House Inn will provide a complimentary bottle of wine or champagne for your room. This is on top of our regular afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres offering as well as the three-course, candlelight, gourmet breakfast we offer every morning!

Berkshire Restaurants Dining Special
With the Federal House Inn’s three-course, candlelight, gourmet breakfasts, you’ll not need to go anywhere for your morning meal but there are so many great Berkshires restaurants – you’ll undoubtedly want to try a few! With that in mind, we offer $25 for any two-night stay or more at Federal House Inn towards a delicious meal at your choice of any local restaurant. Not sure where to eat? We have a list of recommendations!

Berkshires Museums Admission Special
Similar to our dining special above, Federal House Inn offers $25 for any two-night, midweek stay or more towards admission to one of the many fine Berkshires Museums, like Hancock Shaker Village, Chesterwood Museum, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and others. You’ll also receive a free gift!

This is just a random sampling from our array of Berkshires Lodging Specials. You can see more of what we offer on our Berkshires Lodging Specials page. Contact us to take advantage of any special prior to booking – and be sure to check back often, as we update and add on seasonal and last minute specials throughout the calendar year.

Don’t forget our Federal House Inn gift certificates, either!

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Get Caught Up in Lee Founders Day Weekend 16 Aug 2014, 7:00 am

The annual celebration of Lee Founders Day has long been such a smashing success as an event that, though it’s called Founder’s DAY, it actually takes a whole weekend to accomplish!

The 20th annual Lee Founders Day Weekend, scheduled for September 19th through the 21st, is a three day celebration that includes a parade (natch), great food and drink, live music, sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, after-hours events, contests, and much more. A birthday party for the town, Lee Founders Day Weekend is a party for residents and visitors alike, past and present, for it is a celebration not only of a place but also of all who have, or would be, a part of it.

The 2014 Lee Founders Day Weekend events include:

Friday, September 19th:
A Taste of Lee
, 5pm to 8pm, takes the Lee Founders Day Weekend center stage Friday with an opportunity for all attending to dine al fresco on Main Street from tastings a la Lee’s finest restaurants. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the Housatonic Philharmonic Orchestra. The after party, 8pm to 10pm, includes music & dancing under the Tent on the Green with D. J. Chuck Wright.

Saturday, September 20th:
Lee Founders Day Weekend Main Street Parade, 11am, is the thing to see if you enjoy good, old fashioned Americana: floats, cars, marching bands, drill groups, costumes, all in all good fun! Other Saturday highlights include dancing under the Tent on the Green from noon to 2pm, special sidewalk sales around town, the Latino Festival under the Tent on the Green from 4pm to 8pm, and the popular Lee Idol Talent Finals at the Spectrum at 7:30pm.

Sunday, September 21st:
The final day of the Lee Founders Day Weekend starts off with the popular Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast, 8am to 11am, and is followed by the Starving Artists Musical Brunch, 11am to 2pm, a meal featuring a mix of organic food and the talents of local musicians. The Launch of the Duck Race occurs shortly thereafter and live entertainment under the Tent on the Green continues with Moonshine Holler, from 1pm to 2pm; Eagles Stage Band, from 2pm to 3:30pm; and a Magic Show from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Lee Founders Day Weekend Celebration 2014

Friday September 19 through Sunday September 21, 2014

Lee Founders Day Lodging
The 2014 Lee Founders Day Weekend is a free, family friendly event that can take up an afternoon or an entire weekend. Stop by for some great deals around town or to soak up the festivities. Whatever your reason for being in the area, making a stay at Federal House Inn part of your plans is the perfect way to cap off your Berkshires getaway. Federal House Inn is a proud part of the Lee community and would love to help show you our brand of hospitality.

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2014 Tanglewood Season 21 Jul 2014, 7:00 am

The 2014 Tanglewood Season is in full swing but that doesn’t mean there aren’t shows and events left to see – August is full of great reasons to visit the Berkshires and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home.

Starting at the end of June and running through August, Tanglewood heats up the Berkshires with their stunning selection of top-tier performances. We’ve already seen some incredible concerts and events pass through but more are on the way with an August schedule that looks like a who’s who of classical music and outstanding entertainment.

Take a look at these few highlights of the remainder of the 2014 Tanglewood Season:

August 7-10Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic
A three day celebration of wines from around the world, East Coast chefs preparing locally sourced foods on the Tanglewood grounds. 11 separate events over four days.

August 10thAll-Tchaikovsky Program with Yo-Yo Ma
An all-Tchaikovsky program featuring Yo-Yo Ma performing Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra, with conductor David Zinman.

August 17thThe Last Southern Gentlemen with Ellis Marsalis and Delfeayo Marsalis
The Last Southern Gentlemen concert will feature songs from the album pairing Delfeayo Marsalis with his father, Ellis Marsalis, Jr. The album includes both standards and original compositions as expressed via Delfeayo Marsalis’ gently persuasive trombone stylings.

August 18The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys come to Tanglewood and heat up the dance areas on the lawn, led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnson, with Jeffrey Foskett, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, and Scott Totten.

August 22Oz with Orchestra at Tanglewood
The brilliantly restored classic film, The Wizard of Oz on the big screen as accompanied by a the Boston Pops playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s brilliant lost scores.

August 31Tony Bennett performs at Tanglewood with very special guest Antonia Bennett
No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. He has received 17 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Award and sold over ten million records in the last decade alone.

We’ve barely scratched the surface of the upcoming shows and events Tanglewood Music Center has scheduled – for a full list of the 2014 Tanglewood Season’s remaining performances as well as tickets, visit: www.bso.org

Tanglewood Lodging
Conveniently located in South Lee, Federal House Inn is less than 15 minutes drive from Tanglewood and many of the other attractions that make the Berkshires one of the most popular vacation destinations in the US. For your next Berkshires vacation, why not stay at Federal House Inn and see why we have earned so many rave reviews.

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