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HISTORIC RED SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURED IN HOME GARDEN TV SPECIAL IN 2013 FOR UNIQUE

Bob Clydesdale

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

Bob Clydesdale

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015
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HISTORIC RED SCHOOLHOUSE FEATURED IN HOME GARDEN TV SPECIAL IN 2013 FOR UNIQUE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights

Overview

Pittsfield House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible sofa in great room , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Comfortable, quiet home in Pittsfield minutes from Tanglewood, Berkshire Theatre Festivals and other year round attractions. Oldest one room school house in New England and listed as a U.S. National Historic Place. Built in 1843 and used continually by the community until being converted to a private residence in 1985. The home was completely renovated in 2010 with glass and tile bathroom and updates throughout the 1000 square foot interior located in the middle of an acre wooded lot on a quiet mountain road. The bedroom with a queen sized bed is in the upstairs loft. The ground floor has the bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, the original blackboard, very large windows, a great room with dining table for eight, gas ceramic stove, sofa and TV/DVD entertainment center. The sofa can be converted to a queen size bed for guests or kids or to sleep in front the fireplace in the winter. The wooded lot is fenced in for pet safety with a pond and running brook on the two sides. The stone patio has a dining table and chairs for four, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs and hammock under the trees near the fire pit.

Keywords: house, berkshire, pet, friendly, schoolhouse, historic

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bob Clydesdale (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2015

About Bob Clydesdale

Bob and Karen Clydesdale bought Morewood in from the city in the 1980s while living in the Berkshires. Karen spent three years converting the building from the dirt up with new wide plank floors to the new roof to drag it into the 21st century while preserving the historical exterior and enhancing the grounds and interior ambiance.

Bob Clydesdale purchased this house in 1985

Why Bob Clydesdale chose Pittsfield

Morewood School is located in the center of Berkshire County with a long historical connection to the old Pittsfield families such as the Morewoods, Holmes and Melvilles. The new interior and preserved exterior provides an uncommon comfort level and access to the year round attractions of Western Mass.

What makes this house unique

Minutes to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare and Berkshire Theatre Festivals, Berkshire Opera House, Pittsfield Country Club, Cranwell Golf Course and Spa, Baseball Museum, Wahconah Baseball Park, Lenox and Great Barrington antique shopping, fine dining throughout the County, boating and fishing on many lakes. Located at the base of Bousquet Mountain ski resort and a short drive to Jiminy Peak and other down hill and cross country ski areas. Located two hours from Boston and NYC and only eight miles north of the last exit on the Mass Turnpike, Morewood is the perfect Berkshire vacation spot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had another great stay at beautiful and restful Morewood. We will be back next year again, same time. Thanks.
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 8
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 31 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Historic Red Schoolhouse featured in Home Garden TV special in 2013 for unique
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Berkshire Gem!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I first came to the Morewood House in October 2014 to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We've been coming to the Berkshires for years and were looking for a place that was private and pet-friendly. We appreciate the home's history and the owners' attention to detail. The space is so cozy and warm. The kitchen is well appointed, the gas stove provides plenty of heat, and the front yard is fenced - the perfect spot to play fetch with our dog. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York, NY
5

Terrific option for lodging in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from an enjoyable and comfortable stay at Morewood. The location in Pittsfield was very convenient to many of the Berkshire's attractions (Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Tanglewood, The Mount in Lenox, etc). We appreciated the full kitchen which was well equipped and easily allowed us to prepare our own meals. We made great use of the outdoor fire pit and charcoal grill and our dog loved running around in the fenced in yard. Although firewood and charcoal are not provided at Morewood, these are easily obtainable at local stores (e.g. PriceChopper). We also enjoyed the indoor gas fireplace which did a terrific job heating the entire cottage. In fact, it does such a good job that we would suggest to future guests that they turn off the stove at least an hour before going to sleep so that the sleeping loft does not overheat. The entire cottage was very well provisioned with everything one might need (towels, sheets, paper towels, toilet paper, soap, laundry facilities with detergent, grill tools, etc), and extra supplies are provided in a nook in the bathroom. Another note for future guests, the hot water tank does not seem to be very large and runs out after about 10 minutes in the shower. Still, we loved our stay at the Morewood and there is definitely a charm to staying in a renovated single-room schoolhouse. We definitely hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
NYC area
5

Lovely accommodations in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this little red schoolhouse in Pittsfield and can't say enough about the attractive and comfortable accommodations. The renovation of this historic site was beautifully done, with careful attention to the guest experience. The location is wonderfully convenient to so many cultural attractions and excellent restaurants. We couldn't have asked for more and definitely hope to return. Many thanks to our hosts for a delightful visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Just right for a New England visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Morewood for a week while visiting family. It was much nicer than a hotel stay with privacy and a very quiet location. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix our own meals. There were a couple nearby restaurants in Pittsifield and Lenox that were great as well. The schoolhouse is an excellent choise for a couple with a dog for a relaxing stay sitting by the fire or visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A class act!

  • 5 of 5

The Little Red Schoolhouse is a class act!

Not only is it nicely decorated, but it also has a well-stocked kitchen so the traveler can whip up a home-cooked meal with just a short trip to the grocery store. The loft is a cozy retreat at the end of a busy day of sightseeing, but if you may want to watch a little TV or sit around a campfire with a glass of wine first. The fenced-yard is especially nice for those traveling with pets, but don't forget to latch the gate!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Little red schoolhouse

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay. Close to everything and very charming.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Take the back road short cut to the Tanglewood parking lot past the winding river through the hills and valleys. Berkshires have long been known as a cultural destination. Now, longtime arts and culture heavyweights like Tanglewood in Lenox and MASS MoCA in North Adams are being joined by an explosion of smaller galleries, and the shops and services that come along with them. Meanwhile, the food scene plays to the area’s strengths — farm-fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and pasture-raised meats. Farmers’ markets from tiny to huge take over parking lots and fields on weekend mornings.

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Rates & Availability

From $41 Per night

Pittsfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
31 night minimum stay
$1,240
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$3,000
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,575
$6,000
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$235
$1,575
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Pittsfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly installed bathroom with glass shower, tile floors and electric heater
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Fire pit on patio using old marble blocks from Lee quarry. Complete privacy. Fenced yard for pet use on deep lot away from the non through fare residential road.

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