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Beautiful Stockbridge house on 3 acres in town, perfect Berkshire location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, sleeps 6

Charming & spacious 1920s cottage style house surrounded by 3 acres of lawn, trees and perennial beds in the beautiful area bordering the Stockbridge golf course at the West end of Main Street. An easy walk into town for a drink on the Red Lion Inn porch, and a ten minute drive to the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival or the Stockbridge Bowl for swimming. The house is roomy and comfortable, with books, antique furniture, fireplaces, a piano and wonderful outdoor space, French doors from the living room open to a screened porch overlooking an expanse of lawn and flower beds, and three acres of property offering a unique oasis in town. The porch is also accessible from the kitchen for cookouts. A pretty fence with climbing autumn Clematis surrounds a portion of the grounds creating a space for dogs and children to play. This house has been a favorite of Tanglewood musicians.

Nina Ryan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Nina Ryan

The cottage has belonged to my family since the 1930s. It was used as our guesthouse when I was growing up, then rented, for many years, to pianist Emanuel Axe and his family during the Tanglewood Music Festival's summer season. My husband and I took it over in 2001 when I returned to the Berkshires after years in New York and Boston working in the book publishing business. I now work as a freelance editor and my husband is an artist.

Why Nina Ryan chose Stockbridge

The house has tremendous charm and detail and a unique situation in the village, surrounded by three acres of property, and accessible by foot to the village, and to the golf course. Stockbridge is at the center of the Berkshires, 10 minutes from everything: Tanglewood, restaurants in Great Barrington & Lenox, swimming at the Stockbridge Bowl, hiking in Tyringham and Monterey, and a wonderful walk out the back door or to the Red Lion Inn for a drink.

What makes this house unique

A charming historic house in the heart of Stockbridge within walking distance of the Red Lion Inn and surrounded by three beautiful acres of land. The new screened porch adds an outdoor room opening to perennial beds and fenced lawn where children and dogs can play.


Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are two full bathrooms upstairs with combination tub / showers as well as a half bath so each bedroom (except the small bedroom/dressing room off in master suite) has its own bathroom. In addition there is a full bathroom with bath downstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • The house has three charming upstairs bedrooms, two with queen sized beds and one with 2 twin beds. The master bedroom suite has a bath with tub/shower and an additional small bedroom or dressing room with one twin bed. The second bedroom with queen sized bed also has a full bath. The bedroom with 2 twin beds has its own half-bath (with very small claw foot tub) and also has access to the second bedroom's full bath with tub and shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Stockbridge house on 3 acres in town, perfect Berkshire location
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Lovely cottage in historic Stockbridge, MA

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for two summers. The owners are lovely and the house is spacious and comfortable. It includes everything you need with an historic Massachsetts town within walking distance. Wonderful rental experience for my family.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stockbridge House

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house the past two years for the months of July and August and I can't say enough good things about it. The house is beautiful inside and out and to be so close to town yet have so much house and privacy was incredible. The gardens and lawns were beautifully maintained all summer long and we had many meals on the beautiful patio. The house was immaculately clean and very well maintained and the owners responsive to any requests we had. I highly recommend this house - a very magical place in a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Albany, NY; Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; NY, NY
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Hudson or Wassaic, NY
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Mass Pike exit 2
Car: necessary

Stockbridge is a beautiful, historic, New England town in the heart of the Berkshires, and perfectly located for those who want to enjoy the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival, the Berkshire Theater Festival, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, the Norman Rockwell Museum, restaurants in Gt. Barrington, hiking, swimming, and all the beauties and cultural attractions of summer in the Berkshires; only ten minutes from Tanglewood, and fifteen minutes from Gt. Barrington.

Other Activities: cultural: dance, theatre, music, art


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $450
Refundable damage deposit $2,500

10,000 monthly

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.