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The Red Lion’s Courtyard - Stockbridge, Massachusetts
The pebbled courtyard nestled behind the venerable Red Lion Inn is a quiet oasis steps from the throngs of tourists on Main Street. With colorful impatiens planted everywhere, it has the pleasant air of an old-money country club that has opened its doors to the public. There’s WiFi so you can check your email (and consult Rural Intelligence) while having a glass of wine or a beer at an umbrella table. The price of admission is easy: For $13 you’ll get a satisfying turkey sandwich or a cheeseburger with fries. While the menu has several salads—Berkshire greens with almonds and goat cheese ($10) and a Caesar salad ($9/$15 with grilled chicken) we wish there were an old-fashioned Cobb or Chef’s salad on the menu for the genuine country-club experience. Open seasonally, May-September, weather permitting.
30 Main St., Stockbridge, MA
Lunch daily: 11:30 - 4
Dinner daily: 5 - 9