The Abel Curtis House is nestled in the historic village of Interlaken in Stockbridge. This neighborhood offers wonderful country walks through a great concentration of historic buildings, bridges, and gardens. There is little traffic on most of these roads. This area was developed two hundred years ago to take advantage of the water power provided by water flowing out of the Stockbridge Bowl. As a result, we are surrounded by waterfalls and streams, and we can easily walk to the lake.
The house itself was built in 1804 by the Curtis family. (Interlaken used to be called Curtisville.) Virtually all of its historic features are still in place. The apartment is located in the upper part of the back wing so guests would enter through the arched carriage barn and ascend their own antique back staircase. The apartment has very wide board floors, a high ceiling, and a cupola above. There is also a wonderful balcony overlooking the garden and mountains beyond.