Lanesboro Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Large two-story cottage 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 adults plus kids.
If you’ve driven by, you’ve wondered about the story of this beautiful stone building. Built in 1832 as a one-room schoolhouse – a function it served until 1950 -- this charming and historic building has been given new life as a guest house - since 1998.
Beautifully situated amidst horse farms on the scenic road to Mt Greylock. In the center of the Berkshires, 5 miles from Jiminy Peak ski area, 10 miles from South Williamstown, 15 miles from Tanglewood and Mass MoCA, and 20 miles from Jacob's Pillow. 5 miles to Pittsfield and the Berkshire Mall. Private garden with BBQ. 5 acres of property in the back where horses and cows graze.
Everything is provided...: fully-furnished mostly with antiques. Bedspreads, linens, blankets, pillows, towels, iron and ironing board. Kitchen with mini stove/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, coffee - ground and beans, assorted teas and hot chocolate, pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, etc.
assorted teas and hot chocolate, various size pots and pans, bowls, plates, glasses, silverware.
There are 2 floors. The first floor is the old classroom with old desks. There is also a trundle bed which can be used as 2 twins or
1 king size bed. The bathroom is on the first floor.
On the 2nd floor there is a queen bed and a twin bed, plus floor space and mattresses for kids.
The upstairs is like a studio apartment with a small kitchen.
The Old Stone School is available to rent 12 months a year. Each season has it's benefits:
WINTER - Jiminy Peak is less than 10 mins. away.Ski or snow tube at Bousquet is 20 mins. away. Cross country in the fields out back or go to Hilltop Orchards in Richmond or Notchview in Windsor.
SPRING - Trees arise from winter sporing their fleeting Spring green color, daffodils, tulips, hiking trails are open, enjoy the warm weather after a long winter! Calves appear on the hill behind the schoolhouse.
SUMMER - Flowers blooming, berries to pick, outdoor activities nearby, culture everywhere - Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Barrington Stage, Clark Art Museum, MassMoCA, Williams College Museum of Art, etc.
FALL - Enjoy the kaleidoscope of Fall colors covering the hills behind the schoolhouse. Hike Mt. Greylock - short and long hikes. Go the top at check out Bascom Lodge - a stop on the Appalachian Trail.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
This was our second visit to the schoolhouse. The last time, we had 3 kids - now we have four. All LOVED it - as did Mommy and Daddy. This place has loads of magic and warmth that words, just can't describe. Last time we were here, the kids learned to ski and enjoyed the snow. This time, we had fun visiting farms and exploring the trails surrounding the Clark and thw Wharton Estate. The wonder of the area is clearly presnet - whether it's cold or hot :) We look forward to coming again. It's been a challenging summer for our family, filled with a great move, some house decisions, and some (unexpectedly) scary medical appointments and tests. Than you for providing a wonderful, hospitable oasis for this family of SIX. We weill continue to happily recommend the schoolhouse to friends - but a bit reluctantly. We don't want to let the best-kept lodging secret of the northeast out to the masses ;) Thanks again - xoxo