During my travels around New England, I find myself passing by or through towns that beckon me to stop and many times I do. That is one of the benefits of being my own boss, especially when my work schedule allows.
While in the Berkshires, I was on the road after leaving a meeting, when I saw the sign for the Red Lion Inn. I have heard about this historic inn and tavern from many of my friends and I saw it on an episode of The Real Housewives of New York. Even though I was not hungry, I looked at the clock on my dashboard to see if I had time to grab a quick bite to eat. It was a quick decision as the off ramp was approaching, but the realization of sitting longer in commuter traffic, a few hours later, would be worth the opportunity.
Once inside the front door, I was greeted and shown to the tavern.
The paper placemat set in front of me was just begging to be colored! This is when I wish I had my drafting kit and colored pencils. Adulting can be so boring sometimes ;-).
Since I arrived near the end of their lunch hour and I wanted to get back on the road as soon as possible, I ordered a simple salad and an iced tea.
I did not have a chance to take a tour of the property or any of the rooms, but the dining room and this sitting area looked as if I took a step back in time. It was so charming.
If you are ever close to Stockbridge, MA or if you are looking for a historic place to travel, it is a sweet and charming town to stop in and visit. There are several shops and beautiful historic homes to walk by and enjoy.