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Country Home with Babbling Brook and Pond View- Minutes to Berkshire East Resort

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 93 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, bath and a half, sleeps 9

3 Bedroom house, known as Flight's End, is for rent by day(two day minimum), weekend, week or month. Great for romantic get away or a family outdoor vacation. Not a party house. Fifteen minutes to Charlemont, Ashfield and Shelburne Falls.

House is located on a brook and across the road from a private pond (not suitable for swimming). Fifteen minutes to Berkshire East for skiing and zip line tours or Zoar Outdoor and Crabapple Rafting for rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip line tours, etc. Kenneth Dubuque State Forest is a 5 minutes walk. Good for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Drag a lawn chair over to the pond, fetch a glass of wine and watch the antics of geese, ducks and maybe a beaver while the sun sets beyond the pond. The babbling brook has places where kids can play in an old swimming hole, catch minnows, and build rock dams. House sleeps 8-two rooms with double beds, one room with a queen bed, and bunk beds and a fold out couch in the basement for young people.

New equipment and furnishings: House has a new Energy Star washer, dryer, dishwasher and new carpeting in the living-room and dining-room. Wi-Fi satellite internet is available and reaches the back yard and the nearby pond and brook areas.

We have a new gas grill, a small fire pit and a folding picnic table along with many outdoor chairs.

More Details

Owner
Kirby Thwing
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Kirby Thwing

My grandparents bough the properties in Hawley in the 1920 and I spent summers in Hawley as a youth and my kids grew up spending vacations in Hawley, and now the grandkids come to visit.

Kirby Thwing purchased this house in 1986

Why Kirby Thwing chose Hawley

I bought this house for my parents to live in and planned to retire into it when they no longer needed it. I retired while they were still in it and I bought the house of my aunt and uncle, just up the road.

My cousin lives next door to me and just up the road from this rental house. He is a wealth of information about the area and the countryside. He'll be sure to stop by if you are outside.

What makes this house unique

What is unique about this area is its quiet. No stores, no street lights, no stop signs. But, there are plenty of birds, turkeys, moose, bear, deer, rabbits, hawks. You get the idea i think. The stars are very bright at night and the brook can be heard from far-away. Trees, stone walls, ponds abound. Hawley's population is a whopping 320 hearty souls. Just sitting and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature is rejuvenating.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lots of Geese and ducks on your partially snow-covered pond. Your wonderful "Flight's End" Retreat is so clean and fresh and peaceful. The brook was a cascade of white water . It was music to our ears each night - Great "White noise" for sleeping. Your fields were bare but there was still lots of snow on the wood roads for skiing. . We saw a moose!!..down on one of the pools in the Deerfield River. What a thrill!! Can't wait until our next visit next fall.
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Hawley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Washer/dryer are in the half bath on the first floor. Wall mounted hair dryer in 2nd floor full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • First floor bedroom - 1 double
    2nd floor south bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd floor north bedroom - 1 double
    Cellar bunk room - 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunk beds and futon are in an unfinished cellar
  • 2 bedrooms on second floor with a full bath on same floor. 1 bedroom on first floor with a half bath and the washer/dryer. 1 bunk bed in unfinished basement for children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a pond across the street and a brook in the side/back yard. Household heat is supplemented by two solar hot air heater panels, one on each floor

Reviews

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Country Home with Babbling Brook and Pond View- Minutes to Berkshire East Resort
average rating of 4.6938777 based on 59 reviews
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We had a great visit.

  • 4 of 5

It is a great spot for a family of 5 to stay. The kids enjoyed exploring the brook behind the house, even though it was a little cold for it. And we enjoyed watching the birds and a beaver on the pond while we drank coffee in the morning. Accommodations are not fancy, but the house is comfortable and we managed to pull off Thanksgiving dinner for 12. We look forward to returning for another stay, maybe when the weather is warmer.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a successful Thanksgiving and got to see the beaver. We thought he might have moved on.
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental! Met the owners and they were very nice. Nice, secluded house, very well maintained. Enjoyed our stay!

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice small house in a beautiful rural setting. Loved our experience!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well maintained home. Owners left clear instructions. It was a pleasure staying in the house and enjoying rural western mass. Oven and grill need some maintenance but otherwise there were no issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

peaceful weekend

  • 5 of 5

lovely home. We spent our days on he river nearby tubing and rafting. We hope to come back another time in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect weekend get away for our family of 8. This included 4 teenagers, whose only complaint was no internet service. Of course, that was the best part!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home, lovely views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay! We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Hartford, CT
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Shelburne Falls, Ma
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ashfield, MA
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Springfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
I-91 Greenfield, Ma
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Shelburne Falls, MA
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Berkshire East, Charlemont,MA
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Cape cod, MA
Car: necessary

Surrounded by state forests and flowing rivers for kayaking, tubing, fishing and zip lining.

Great fishing in the area rivers and streams. Boating available on several area ponds, lakes and rivers.

Fifteen minutes to Shelburne Falls and great shopping, dining, sightseeing, the Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes. Greenfield, Amherst and Northampton are less than an hour away. Historic Deerfield and Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory are 30 minutes drive.

Other Activities: kayaking, tubing, zip lining, shopping, boating, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, and a brand new mountain coaster at Berkshire East.

Ski: Berkshire East Ski Resort in Charlemont offers the full range if skiing experience from beginner to expert-Just 15 minutes from rental home

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
One time cleaning fee $60
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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