The Serenity Stone Cottage is tucked into 5 private acres of meadow, pond and forest in the historic town of HEATH in western Massachusetts. Close to the lovely village of Shelburne Falls & just 5m to Vermont! In the Berkshire Mts, just off the scenic Mohawk Trail. Many fabulous destinations (museums, artisan crafts, bistros, rafting, skiing, concerts and festivals) less than 1 hr away. The original Serenity Prayer was written by renowned theologian Reinhold Niebuhr in this 1930's cottage! Explore the rich social/spiritual history or simply enjoy a peaceful retreat. European design w/balcony porches, courtyard garden, hidden stone stairway. Spacious interior (on 3 levels) thoughtfully renovated to reflect original charm. Antique & vintage decor/loft over living rm./cozy library/skylights throughout/fireplace/hardwood floors/original artwork & a few touches of luxury. Everything is new or freshly re-decorated & sparkling clean. Ideal for 4-6 pp.
How many Guests?: The Serenity Stone Cottage is ideal for 4- 6 guests. NOTE: Rates apply to a maximum of 5 guests; additional guests (i.e., more than 5 pp) subject to owner approval plus a nightly surcharge. Maximum of 7 guests allowed. This is a spacious cottage with many options for privacy.
The Master Bedroom Suite (w/ private full bath) is secluded from the rest of the cottage; it includes a small private porch, and a library/sitting area that offers a quiet retreat where you might read or write after the other guests are asleep.
An open Loft creates a third level above the main living room; light and peaceful, a heavenly place to nap.
The entire lower level of the cottage is an informal MOVIE and GAME ROOM - send the kids down to play while you sit on the south balcony porch and just listen to the birds (or watch the falling snow).
Come Watch the Seasons Change!: AUTUMN FOLIAGE in New England is spectacular! Come to the Serenity Stone Cottage in the Berkshires for the very best 'Leaf Peeping' mid-Sept. thru October. Our property has pine, birch, maple, ash, and cedar trees so you can enjoy the seasonal changes of nature just by sitting on the balcony porch overlooking field and forest.
Or drive the famous Mohawk Trail and be wowed by the colorful views along the way.
SKI BERKSHIRE EAST!!: The Serenity Stone Cottage is an all-season rental, ideal for FAMILY SKI VACATIONS!
BERKSHIRE EAST SKI CENTER is just 6 miles away - this is a wonderful, family-oriented (and more affordable) alternative to the bigger mountains.
Plan a winter vacation at the Stone Cottage and SKI BERKSHIRE EAST .....they also offer snow-tubing!
We particicpate in the 'Ski and Stay Program,' offering you $10 lift ticket discount coupons!
ALSO: Close to Berkshire East is a place called 'Stump Sprouts' (in Hawley, MA) that offer fabulous x-country skiing & snowshoeing (equipment rentals and trails).
THIS IS A FAMILY-OWNED VINTAGE COTTAGE THAT WE RENOVATED OURSELVES. WE LIVE IN SOUTHERN VERMONT, ABOUT 1/2 HOUR'S DRIVE FROM THE COTTAGE.
WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE GUESTS FEEL WELCOME AND COMFORTABLE. WE HONOR OUR GUESTS' PRIVACY AND WE ACCEPT SPECIAL REQUESTS, SIMILAR TO THAT OF A CONCIERGE SERVICE. THIS IS A TRUE LABOR OF LOVE. WE ENJOY SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT LOCAL FARMS, CRAFTS, ADVENTURES (BIG AND SMALL), SCENIC DRIVES, ART GALLERIES, ANTIQUE SHOPPES, BOOK SELLERS, AND THE BEST PLACES TO EAT...THE 'SECRET FINDS' THAT MAKE A VACATION EXTRA SPECIAL.
The SERENITY STONE COTTAGE is located in the historic town of Heath (pop. 805), in western Massachusetts. Heath is 3 miles off Route 2, also known as the Mohawk Trail, a gorgeous drive through the Berkshire Mountains. Interstate 91 connects to Route 2 in Greenfield, MA. The Mohawk Trail boasts a national forest, antique shoppes, sugar houses, Native American crafts, the famous 'Hairpin Turn', and ends in North Adams, home of Mass MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). Heath is very near SHELBURNE FALLS, a charming village w/ famous Bridge of Flowers, artisan shops, bistros, film and music. The cottage is just 6m from BERKSHIRE EAST SKI CENTER. White water rafting (and tubing and zip-lining) on the Deerfield River just 6m away! Also LESS THAN 6 miles to: fiber arts (angora goat farm), apple orchards, country store, winery, maple sugar houses, 'homestead' cheese, blueberry farms! Walk to hand-blown glass studio, local library, pet llamas, basketball court.
Other Activities: FLOAT DOWN THE DEERFIELD RIVER BY RAFT OR KAYAK...RIDE A ZIP LINE...SKI...TAKE A CHEESE-MAKING CLASS...DISCOVER LOCAL WINES AND ARTISAN HARD CIDER! PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT OUR EXLUSIVE LIST OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA!! WE LIKE TO SHARE LOCAL SECRETS ABOUT EATERIES,FARMS, MUSEUMS, LOCAL CRAFTS, ANTIQUES, BOOK STORES, CAFES, FIBER ARTS, BIKE TRAILS, HIKES AND SWIMMING HOLES, CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS, SPLENDID DAY TRIPS, YOGA AND MEDITATION,ETC, ETC! WE ALSO HAVE LOTS OF IDEAS FOR KIDS' ACTIVITIES!
Golf: PLEASE ASK US about the best local golf courses!
Ski: BERKSHIRE EAST SKI CENTER, just 6 miles from the Cottage!
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Peak Season '14
Jun 14 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.