Race Brook Lodge

Welcome to Race Brook Lodge

Nestled at the foot of Mount Race in Sheffield MA, Race Brook welcomes you to a place of peaceful respite, outstanding hospitality, and inner harmony right here in the Berkshires.


Nestled at the foot of Mount Race in Sheffield MA, Race Brook Lodge welcomes you to a place of peaceful respite and outstanding hospitality in alignment with local sustainability and inner harmony right here in the Berkshires. Join us for lodging, dining, live music, weddings, and retreats. 

When you step outside your room, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking hiking trails that will lead you to the must-see views from the top of Race Brook Falls. From there, you have direct access to The Appalachian Trail and just across the brook, you’ll find our farm garden, which grows much of the produce for our restaurant.

Our family-run space is founded on a deep commitment to serving the unique needs of each of our guests. We host couples seeking a tranquil, romantic Berkshires getaway for anniversaries, weddings, or just because. We also host wellness and yoga retreats, corporate events, and family gatherings. Regardless of your needs, we are here to provide you with an unforgettable, easeful experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and more connected to yourself, nature, and any new friends you made along the way.

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The Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge dates back to the early 17th century. The candlelit Tavern boasts hand-hewn beams and wide-plank floors spanning multiple levels. It has been a warm and convivial gathering spot for friends, families, and lovers for almost 200 years. Cozy up by our roaring fire in winter months or in the summer relax with a drink under the stars in our courtyard.

We are part of a vibrant community of farmers and purveyors. We work hard to celebrate and honor their ingredients.

Our Chef

 Chef Laurel Barkan began heading The Stagecoach Tavern kitchen in August 2017

With our Head Chef Laurel Barkan’s passion for slow food made from local, sustainably-produced ingredients, our dinner menu is expanding. Inspired by a variety of world cuisines, using fresh and in season ingredients to make real food, from scratch, Chef Laurel is bringing some new dishes to the table, while maintaining our traditional Tavern classics.

Chef Laurel Barkan is originally from San Francisco, where she learned the art of cooking working under acclaimed chefs such as Judy Rodgers at Zuni Café. She has spent the last decade in Mexico cooking for restaurants, retreat centers, and private families. READ MORE>>>



Our menu is seasonal and local - sourced from area farmers and inspired by the tradition of hearty tavern fare. It is a meeting of local ingredients with creative, international flavors. Inventive vegetarian and gluten free options are always available.

The Down County Social Club (DCSC) features a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate New Orleans style speakeasy.

Our live performances include music, dance, performance art, poetry, and multimedia works. We also screen documentary films in Shays' Lounge upstairs. Our programming is as eclectic as we are!

We serve wine, local beer, specialty mixed drinks, and cold fresh tap water. View our bar menus>>>


Upcoming Events at Race Brook Lodge


Our Staff

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