|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
Cozy rustic Berkshire Home. Lots of charm with modern amenities. Centrally located less than two miles from Tanglewood, and a stone's throw from the Stockbridge bowl. Fishing in season, many walking and climbing trails, and lake swimming. Town beach, private for residents - renter's get passes from owner- is a i mile drive away. Most seasons, you can hear and see a waterfall from the deck and upper floors. Beautifully sited opposite the waterfall this charming loft-style, wood home has been described as a 'treehouse for adults'.
With an open airy design, the first floor is one space, complete with small kitchen, dining area, living room, half bath and French doors which open to porch, hot tub, and sprawling backyard. Stairs wind up, past two window-seats to the second floor which boasts a small bedroom (full size bed), a full bath, and a large airy study with full size futon couch.. More stairs lead to the master bedroom (queen bed), which is part of the open-air design but private nonetheless. This is a true artist's dream.
Midway between Stockbridge and Lenox - All the cultural and recreational attractions of the Berkshires are nearby (Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow, Chesterwood, Berkshire Theatre Festival) as are golf, tennis, horseback riding, boating, swimming and hiking in the state forests. Canoe, Kayak or swim in local lake ( equipment not included). Wintertime recreation includes skiing at Butternut Basin, Bousquet, Catamount and Jiminy Peak as well as snow shoeing, cross country skiing and ice skating.
Holly teaches and practices psychology in the Boston area, while step-daughter Rachel (helping to manage the rentals) is a filmmaker in Los Angeles.
Stockbridge Massachusetts is the perfect blend of nature and culture, old town charm and progressive ideals - whether you've come for rest and relaxation or to finish your 300 page novel on a deadline, you couldn't have picked a better place! The house is very charming and is equipped with modern amenities but is basically low key. While only 1.5 miles down the road from Kripalu and 2 miles from Tanglewood, It is extremely private and a great place to get away from it all. The cabin is located in a wooded area near the Stockbridge Bowl (main Stockbridge lake). It is off one of the back roads so it is also equipped with all the things nature brings to a house in the woods :-) In other words, keep the screen doors closed and enjoy the view.
My personal favorite is the hot tub on a cold day, but listening to birds compete with a waterfall is a close second. Staring out at the sunrise over the water as it pours through the trees is also pretty terrific as is having a dinner on the small screened in porch. There's something also really sweet and 'home-y' about the open design. The house was designed by graduates students from MIT's architecture program about 45 years ago. It has a modern 'Frank Loyd Wright' feel which is also rustic, funky and tasteful.
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful winter weekend in Holly's home in the Berkshires. The house is a very special place, and the pictures don't do it justice. Even though we came during a snow storm, we thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub (with great views), the rustic house, and the wood burning stove. Holly was extremely helpful before and during our stay. We hope to enjoy this magical house again!
For my girlfriend's birthday, we spent the weekend at Holly's home in Stockbridge. The charming nature of the house and all of the included amenities (hot tub was great!) truly made for a magical experience. The home is warm and inviting and full of interesting nooks to explore. Holly was a most gracious host and ensured that our stay was a pleasant and enjoyable one. The town of Stockbridge is quite lovely and perfectly captures that small town New England feel. The Starving Artist Cafe & Creperie in nearby Lee serves the most delicious crepes for breakfast, lunch, and dessert. For dinner options, Xicohtencatl Mexican Restaurant in Great Barrington is another must try.
As others have said, pictures simply do not do this home justice and I enthusiastically encourage a stay! Hope to return someday! Thanks, Holly!
Mu husband, 1 year old daughter and I stayed here for a two night escape from the city. Although the weather was very cold, the house was warm and welcoming. The location was perfect for exploring the picturesque nearby towns and countryside. The hot tub was a perfect way to unwind in the evening! The house had everything we could ask for and Holly was quick to respond to queries prior to booking.
We highly recommend a stay, we might just be back in summer!
We had a great time at the house. Everything we needed was there. We enjoyed hanging outside on the porch and soaking in the hot tub after hiking. The living area is perfect for conversation, cards and games while warming up by the fire. The house is located perfectly to explore all the towns in the Berkshires.
My friend and I rented this house to celebrate two of our other friends 30th birthdays and it was the perfect place to spend two nights! This rental originally stood out on the site because of the wood burning stove and outdoor hot tub (both of which we used and loved!) but when we arrived for the weekend it was the unique architecture that blew us away. The pictures on the site really don't do this rental justice- the all wood house is open and cozy with many landings, thoughtful details, and interesting spots to relax. It truly feels like you are in an adult tree house and we all felt lucky to get to spend the weekend in it. Although it rained while we stayed, the house is so special that none of us had any problem staying in, making a fire, cooking, and hanging out together. It was awesome!
Holly was very responsive and easy to work with throughout the process, and I am already thinking of weekends to come back! This is a gem of a rental and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a gorgeous house to stay at in the Berkshires.
My husband, 10 yr old daughter, and I stayed here for the week with our small dog. It is a charming house, but unfortunately hasn't been well maintained. The washing machine was broken and there was no cable tv, despite both features being advertised in the listing. Also, the roof leaked and there was a hornet's nest in the patio table umbrella and another nest nearby. We weren't able to use the deck and hot tub because of the hornets. Lastly, the house was not very clean, there were about 8 lightbulbs out, and there was a lot of opened food remaining in the fridge. Overall, the house just didn't feel like it was set up for rental. Ultimately, the owner refunded a third of our rental fee for our troubles. This helped, but we would have preferred to stay in a house that was in the condition advertised and ready for visitors.
Reduced "Pre-Summer" rates for stays six nights or over between April 24th and June 29th. For this period stays for six nights or over are charged a reduced fee of $1500/week.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 14 2015 - Sep 2 2015
6 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning/hot tub maint.||$150|
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|
Cleaning fees are $150/week.
For rentals over three weeks cleaning can be done by the renter and should be set up with owner.
Extra guest fee for over four people (max six), is $50/guest /night.
Refundable security deposit is $125 for short stays up to four nights. Please check with owner for rentals over four nights.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.