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Whitman Woods: Private Berkshire Vacation, 4 acres

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

- 4 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 8.

Whitman Woods offers privacy with proximity to excellent skiing at Jiminy Peak and to many cultural attractions of the Berkshires including Williamstown Theater Festival and Tanglewood. For outdoor lovers, Whitman Woods is near Mount Greylock Reservation, Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and many other parks and natural areas. Or just stay home and enjoy the large deck that overlooks four acres of woodland privacy one-quarter mile from the nearest road and enjoy short walks on trails to neighboring Ioka Farm. A comfortable living room offers satellite television, an excellent stereo system, a DSL Internet connection, and a working fireplace for cozy winter evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped for quiet dinners or entertaining, and the dining room is elegantly furnished with a cherry dining table and oak sideboard and offers bay window views of the woodland and its seasonal changes. The spacious deck makes summer and autumn days and evenings a memorable experience.

Jiminy Peak - less than 5 minutes driving time: The Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort offers several amenities for your enjoyment, including:* The largest ski and snowboard resort in Southern New England with the only high-speed six passenger chairlift in the region;* Three terrain parks and a half pipe for skiers and snowboarders;* Forty-three trails, day and night skiing, equipment rentals, lessons, and children's programs;* Summer Mountain activities for the whole family including the Alpine Slide, Euro-bungee, Climbing Wall, Zipline, mini golf, and Scenic Summit Ride;* Shopping and dining in the Village Center and Country Inn;* Outdoor heated swimming pool;* Indoor and outdoor whirlpools;* Exercise room and game room.

Williamstown - 15 minutes driving time: The Williamstown Theatre Festival is a summer-long celebration of theater that brings together a vast and impressive array of artists and offers audiences varied cultural experiences. Every summer, WTF presents approximately two hundred performances of classic and new plays on its Main and Nikos Stages, Free Theatre, Cabaret, and countless readings, workshops, and other special events. Surrounded by 140 acres of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking trails, the Clark Art Museum is home to exceptional examples of European and American painting and sculpture, master prints and drawings, English silver and porcelain, and early photographs. The museum is best known, however, for its extraordinary collection of French Impressionist paintings. Images Cinema, a non-profit community movie theater, presents a wide range of independent, foreign and classic films which impact filmmaking and culture.

Pittsfield & Lenox - 15-20 minutes driving time: Tanglewood offers the concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, weekly chamber music concerts, Prelude concerts and Open Rehearsals, the annual Festival of Contemporary Music, and almost daily concerts by the gifted young musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center. The Boston Pops Orchestra appears annually, and in recent years the Tanglewood Jazz Festival has been added to close the summer. Shakespeare & Company aspires to create a theatre of unprecedented excellence rooted in the classical ideals of inquiry, balance, and harmony; a company that performs as the Elizabethans did. The Colonial Theatre is one of America's finest turn-of-the-century theaters to survive intact. Programming includes nights of comedy, jazz, blues, folk and rock concerts, evenings of dance, Broadway shows, screening of foreign and classic films, lectures by authors and world-renown speakers, family entertainment, and country, classical, gospel, and classical performances.

More Details

Bob & Peg Ronnow
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Bob & Peg Ronnow

Why Bob & Peg Ronnow chose Hancock

What makes this house unique

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the beautiful home in the woods. The four bedrooms, large kitchen/living area were more than we could've asked for. We loved the fireplace and the fact that there was plenty of wood for a roaring fire was great! We loved the large deck on the cool crisp nights. We have been coming to this area for 40+ years and this is one of the nicest homes/most well-equipped place we've stayed. We hope to be back next year. Thanks again.
Oct 2013
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Hancock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, one on each floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs with queen size bed and 2 downstairs with double bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Excellent stereo system with AM/FM, tape deck and CD player in the living room, as well as a portable AM/FM, tape deck, CD player in the downstairs den/playroom. Roku streaming players and Hulu Plus & Netflix accounts for two television sets, however, no television reception. Library of music CDs, tape & DVD movies, many books. High speed DSL internet access. 4-wheel or all-wheel drive required December 1 - April 30. $1,000/week - $1,500/week; please note that the rental quotes provided by Homeaway are not accurate - call or email for daily, weekend & seasonal rates. For reservations contact: Bob & Peg Ronnow, 413-458-5022,,


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Whitman Woods: Private Berkshire Vacation, 4 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Bronx, NY


  • 5 of 5

We just got back and the house is amazing! There is nothing you need to bring except food! The place is immaculate and there is more than enough room for a family of 4 or 5 (maybe more but it was just the 2 of us). We definately want to go back next year for 2 weeks!

The area is beautiful and there is plenty to do, even when it rains! We miss it a lot and can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Rensselaer, NY
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Lee, MA
Car: necessary

Whitman Woods is located less than 5 minutes from excellent winter skiing and summer recreation at Jiminy Peak Ski Resort; the house is about 15 minutes from Williamstown including the Williamstown Theater Festival, Clark Art Museum & Williams College; we are 15-20 minutes from Tanglewood Music Festival, Norman Rockwell Museum, Shakespeare & Company, Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Theater Festival and about 30 minutes from MassMOCA and Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival; the area offers excellent hiking, fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, biking, boating & canoeing, horseback riding, birding and antiquing; there are many restaurants for both fine and family dining.

$1,000/week - $1,500/week. Please note that the rental quotes provided by Homeaway are not accurate - call or email for daily, weekend & seasonal rates. For reservations contact: Bob & Peg Ronnow, 413-458-5022


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Occupancy $300
Refundable damage deposit $250

$1,000/week - $1,500/week; call or email for daily, weekend & seasonal rates. For reservations contact: Bob & Peg Ronnow, 413-458-5022,,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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