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Craftsman Home In The Berkshire Forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-bedroom, 2-bath Timber-framed Home In The Berkshire Forest.

This home, built in 2009 by a master builder, is located 15 miles from Tanglewood and 5 miles from Jacob's Pillow. It features custom woodworking, dining alcove and timber-framed interior including a sunken 'cruck' sitting room with gas fireplace. Two bedrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs, each have an attached full bath. The downstairs bath has a shower and upstairs a tub. Each bedroom has a queen bed with memory foam mattress. There is also a pull-out couch in a downstairs sitting room that can be screened off for privacy. A fully-equipped kitchen includes an electric range/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and black concrete countertops. Gas-fired hot water radiators (downstairs) and radiant floors upstairs allow year-round occupancy. Wifi available throughout the house. Linens supplied. Outdoor stone patio. The Appalachian Trail is 3 miles away, with lakes for canoeing and fishing nearby (kayak rentals also).

The Becket General Store has a deli and serves meals and is located 1 mile from the Guest House on Route 8; larger grocery stores 12 miles away.

The owner lives in a separate house 300 feet away, visually screened by forest.

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Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with tub is off the upstairs bedroom, the other with shower is off the downstairs bedroom. Both have lavatory sinks.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Ideal for a couple in each bedroom, and perhaps a third couple on the fold-out couch in downstairs semi-private sitting area.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Craftsman Home In The Berkshire Forest
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful, wonderful house! So clean and comfortable and was the perfect spot for our mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

Property is beautifully nestled in the woods. Quiet, private, and lovely.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwalk, CT

Mint Condition, unique craftsmanship, and very cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a cottage. Everything we could gave hoped for and then some.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Outstanding Quality Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife Karin and I spent one week in this beautiful house and loved it. Every detail of the house has been carefully and tastefully selected, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Boston, MA

Beautiful craftsman cottage inside and out

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful fairly new craftsman cottage with 2 comfortable bedrooms, 2 baths, well equipped kitchen and lovely stone patio for outdoor dining. We enjoyed looking at the stars after dark. We look forward to returning. Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a month. Very quiet and cozy, but not far from the major towns and cultural events. The owners are very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful , craftsman cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Second stay here . Very well appointed with attention to details . Restful, relaxing vacation home .

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Will & Michele Beemer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Will & Michele Beemer

Will and Michele Beemer run the Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts (founded 1978) and built this guest house themselves. They live in a separate house on the property. Both are talented craftspersons, Will in wood and Michele in fiber.

Will & Michele Beemer purchased this house in 1985

Why Will & Michele Beemer chose Washington

This property is only slightly off the 'beaten track' of the tourist meccas in the Berkshires, most of which are within a half-hour drive. The Guest House is secluded and quiet, yet only 250 feet off a paved road.

What makes this house unique

This house features custom woodwork in the Craftsman style, including cabinetry, furniture and timber-framing. The unusual 'cruck' framed sitting room features a gas fireplace for cozy reading.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley Int'l (BDL) or Albany NY (ALB)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Dreamaway Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Skyline, Hinsdale MA
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak, Pittsfield MA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte. 8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Becket General Store
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bousquet, Pittsfield MA
Car: necessary

Cultural and recreational activities abound in the Berkshire Hills. Nearby is Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, MassMoCA, Berkshire and Williamstown Theater Festivals, Hancock Shaker Village, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Appalachian Trail, the legendary DreamAway Lodge, picturesque New England villages, lakes, streams and miles of forests to explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

No pets.
Rates quoted are for 2 people. $25/per night or $150/week is charged for each additional person, including children.
Cancellation policy: 100% if cancelled more than 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled more than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
No refunds for cancellation less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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