Spend the Night in French’s Studio!

The Meadowlark, a historic studio/cottage for short term rental: late Spring through Fall

At the height of his career, the distraction of frequent visitors, models, assistants and clients to French’s main studio prompted the sculptor to build a second studio at Chesterwood in 1905.  Here, in this cool, quiet, secluded space, French found the ideal atmosphere for the intense concentration necessary for his work.  After French’s death in 1931, the studio was adapted for use as a summer residence.  Some of French’s original drawings and notes can still be found on the walls of this artist’s studio.

The Red Lion Inn has decorated and renovated the Meadowlark to accommodate guests looking for a private, non-traditional overnight experience.  The Meadowlark boasts two bedrooms, a large northern skylight, spacious living room with dining area, small kitchen, a full bath, and a large outdoor deck off the back.

Guests staying at the Meadowlark enjoy:

  • Friends of Chesterwood temporary membership: free admission to the property throughout their stay

Reservations may be placed via The Red Lion Inn:


Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

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Contact Us

4 Williamsville Road (physical address)
PO Box 827 (mailing address)
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Telephone: 413.298.3579
Extension 2023 for Admissions/Shop
Extension 2034 for additional tour information,
including group reservations

Fax: 413.298.1065
Email: chesterwood@savingplaces.org

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