Top Things to Do in the Berkshires
Discover Fabulous Food, Interesting Culture & Fun Outdoor Activities
There’s something special for everyone when it comes to attractions in and around Lee, Massachusetts. Chambery Inn is the closest hotel to Massachusetts’ largest state forest, and is just a quick walk or drive from many Berkshire landmarks. Options for hiking, biking, and kayaking abound. Guests at our top rated Lee, MA bed and breakfast are welcome to use our colorful cruiser bikes to take a ride around main street or rent our kayaks to explore one of the many beautiful Berkshire lakes or rivers. Stay with us and wake up refreshed with an array of options to experience the unique culture of our area.
Lee is also home to so many wonderful restaurants and Chambery is right in the middle of them all. As the only boutique hotel in the area where you don’t have to get in your car to get a decent meal, keep scrolling to find our top favorite restaurants in Lee, MA.
Tanglewood Music Festival
October Mountain State Forest
The Berkshires is a haven for culture and nature lovers. With the world-famous Tanglewood, interesting museums, and breathtaking outdoor areas, the Berkshires offers a wealth of ways to fill your getaway with memorable moments.
Tanglewood Music Center
Not only does this breathtaking venue offer the infamous Tanglewood Music Festival, but it hosts unique events and tours year round.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
A national leader in the education of yoga and mindfulness. Expand your knowledge, increase your joy and enhance your connection to your physical and mental health.
Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival
This cultural gem cultivates the celebration of the art of dance and its positive impact on communities. Off-season, you may still visit their campus to enjoy walking paths and picnic areas.
Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort
Offering everything you need to feel great, this health center offers access to wellness experts on nutrition, fitness, mental health, and more through a variety of classes, experiences and treatments.
Wyndhurst Manor & Club
A year-round destination, this majestic place allows you to immerse yourself in nature, culture, history, and the arts. It also happens to be a fantastic place for a round of golf or a day at the spa.
Restaurants & Dining
We’re always happy to help guide you to your ideal dining destination. The Berkshires is known for its commitment to using seasonal, locally-sourced products, and that is reflected in the unique dining establishments beloved by locals and tourists alike. Check out our top recommendations for restaurants in the Berkshires below.
Whether you’re looking for a place for your romantic date night or just a casual meal, the following restaurants are our favorite places for dinner in Lee, MA.
Our House Favorite for a Romantic Meal
This charming bistro in Lee is such a short walk it can be seen from our front lawn! Home to a French chef from Brittany and an American pastry chef, working with a small team of talented people, Franck and Racheal bring a passion for cooking and eating well to every table. From the integrity of their ingredients, to the producers of their wines, and attention to detail in both preparation and service, we love recommending Chez Nous for their consistency, quality and all around pleasurable atmosphere. Bon appétit!
The Freshest Seafood in the Berkshires
Salmon Run Fish House is a local, family owned and operated family style restaurant, located in historical downtown Lee, MA. Since opening in 1999, they proudly serve our guests, only the freshest seafood in the Berkshires. Although their specialty is seafood, the extensive menu includes items to satisfy everyone in the family’s appetite such as char-broiled steaks, grilled chicken, and creative pasta dishes.
Pasta, Prime Rib & Live Entertainment
Originally built in 1813 and delighting guests in Lee, MA since its days as a stagecoach stop in 1853, Vern Kennedy’s Morgan House is a favorite for freshly made pastas and Friday-night prime rib. Most Fridays also feature live entertainment from Berkshires legend Joey Palermo!
A Favorite for Locals and Guests
This old Victorian house with large porch turned into a tavern is a favorite for locals and guests alike in Lee, MA. Providing a unique twist on Pub fare, cocktails and craft beer, its sure to be a hit!
The Best Sports Bar in the Area
This down to earth gathering spot in Lee, MA offers a familiar pub menu and tons of local sports memorabilia. Close yet far enough away, this spot is constantly voted the best sports bar in the area, it’s a great place to catch a game while your significant other naps in your room!
Breakfast & Lunch
Even though we provide a complimentary breakfast at the inn, the following restaurants are great places to venture out for your morning meal or enjoy a delightful lunch.
Creperie and Cafe
This Creperie and cafe in downtown is a hip spot! Serving sweet and savory crepes fresh made in front of your eyes, panini sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods. Pair these with the in-house artist gallery, local fair-trade and organic pour-over and drip coffee, organic teas and other gourmet foods using the highest quality local and organic ingredients. Always made fresh to order. The menu changes seasonally.
A Slice of Blue-Collar Americana
While diner fare may not make the traditional cut for an inn such as ours, if you’re traveling here for a visit to Norman Rockwell any list remiss of Joe’s would not be complete. In the words of one travel critic: “There’s no better slice of blue-collar Americana in the Berkshires than Joe’s Diner, Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of a policeman sitting at a counter talking to a young boy, The Runaway (1958), was inspired by this diner. Joe’s has barely changed a wink – not the bar stools and not the old-fashioned diner fare.”
Walkable Dining Options in Town
All of the restaurants on the following list are just a short walk from the inn. If you’re looking for something specific, just ask our friendly staff so we can help you savor your stay!
Lee, MA Restaurants
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