Great views from this private 2 bedroom and 2 bath renovated historic cottag
Susan and Terry
About Susan and Terry
We are both retired professionals, who love music, theater, architecture, museums and gardening. We spend several months each year traveling, exploring, and enjoying different cultures.
Susan and Terry purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Susan and Terry chose Stockbridge
After spending two years in the search for a special property in the Berkshires, we bought "The Chicken House" because it overlooks the Housatonic River, its long, storied history and the ideal location in the center of the Berkshires. It also offered some unique architectural challenges. The Chicken House was charming but needed a total renovation to restore it to a high standard of living. We spent a year in restructuring and bringing it into the 21st century; it is now a wonderful retreat for our guests. In 2018 we completed the renovation of the barn nearby which is now our home.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is exceptional and unique. It offers privacy and riverside beauty in the very center of Stockbridge. Not only are the views spectacular, it offers a closer look at the river birds and animals in their habitat. Nights are starry, while the days offer an abundance of nature, culture or sports. Stockbridge restaurants are a short walk away. The Chicken House is the perfect getaway with contemporary comforts and it is located within 10-20 minutes from all the cultural events in the Berkshires. Return to the cottage after a day spent touring, hiking, shopping or visiting one of the many museums in the area and relax before evening activities; choose to walk five minutes to one of the Stockbridge restaurants for dinner, grill or cook in the fully equipped kitchen at the cottage. During the winter months skiing is available and convenient. There are may ski slopes to choose from for the beginner to the expert. It is beautiful winter wonderland.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
There is a carpeted stair that is not restricted.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Another amazing visit.
My husband and I had another amazing visit to this very lovely home. The Chicken House the perfect retreat for us starting off the new year. Beautiful dwellings, inside and out, with everything and more—comforts of a home away from home, indeed. Susan and Terry are the most gracious hosts. We look forward to yet another future visit.
Our Chicken House stay
We had a wonderful winter stay at the Chicken House. The house is beautiful, immaculate, and incredibly comfortable. The hosts, Susan and Terry, live just a stone's throw away and were available if we needed them, yet not intrusive. They also suggested a fun local activity for us to do with our 5-year-old, which we enjoyed. We loved being close to restaurants and outdoor activities like hiking and skiing, but were just as happy to stay in and watch the weather from the large windows overlooking the river. We'll definitely stay here again!
A perfect cottage in a perfect setting
The charm, beauty and magic of the Berkshires all come together in the lovely Chicken House. You'll get a stylish, spotless house in a picture postcard setting with your own private views of the river and woods. You may never want to leave but if you do you're a short walk to Stockbridge and in the heart of all the pretty little towns of the Berkshires. And the icing on the cake, you'll get a warm welcome from the very gracious owners, Susan and Terry.
If anywhere is perfect, this is
This is a beautiful house in a beautiful location. The views from both of the two bedrooms, as well as from the living room and terrace, are stunning, and everything is comfortable and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Simply the Best
What an absolute treat to stay at The Chicken House. Hard to know where to begin, when the attention to detail, and extra special touches, never end. Gorgeous property. Perfect location. Painting worthy landscape and views over the Housatonic. Modern. Cozy. Comfortable. Clean. A dream. Susan and Terry so kind as well. Very considerate and caring hosts. We were 2 couples with plenty of room. Just can’t say enough. We are frequent home away renters and this home was simply the best. Thank you Terry and Susan!
Beautiful property that is immaculately maintained in a great location.