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Fully Restored C.1845 Apartment In The National Register Hamlet Of Hillsdale

Bedrooms 2
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Br In The Berkshire Mtns. Close To Music, Outdoor Activites And Restaurants

Overnight at Althouse-Higgins is the result of a complete renovation of an c.1845 house using modern materials ad technologies creating a unique accommodation featuring cathedral ceilings, original wood floors, AC/heat controlled in each room, fully equipped kitchen, Carrera marble bathroom, child friendly environment with full central station monitored fire alarm and security system. Cable TV and internet access are provided. This fall will see a gas fireplace in the main room for guest use. Washer/dryer is located in the apartment. Area is 18m to Hudson NY with movies, great restaurants, music venues and great antiquing. Great Barrington MA is 9m to the east and home to more great restaurants, music, movies and a terrific antiquing community a little further south in Sheffield MA. Museums such as The Clark, the Rockwell Museum, the Gables, Olana, and more are just minutes away. Fishing, golf, biking, an aerial adventure park and hiking are just a few of the outdoor activities in the area. Skiing is fabulous in the winter with slopes such as Catamount Jiminy Peak and Butternut minutes down the road. No lack of things to do on your visit.

Bill Sullivan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Bill Sullivan

Transplanted downstater who has been vacationing and 2nd homing in the area since 1976. An engineer/ builder by profession, we have tried to convert this c 1845 house to a special place both architecturally and mechanically. My wife and I truly enjoy our guests and love to share suggestions on what the area has to offer.

Bill Sullivan purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Bill Sullivan chose Hillsdale

Fully LED and with high efficiency heat pumps, a super insulated structure makes the apartment very comfortable in both winter and summer - new wall construction makes this property very quiet and peaceful in a great in-town location. Walk to restaurants and shopping or day-trip to the great offerings of the Berkshires. Come for a weekend or a month stay you will never be bored.


Hillsdale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Carrera Marble Shower, well lit,
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • LR couch converts to sleep 2 on queen size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Fully Restored C.1845 Apartment In The National Register Hamlet Of Hillsdale
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazingly Quiet in the Center of Town

  • 5 of 5

We were a little apprehensive renting a place right on rt. 23 in the center of Hillsdale. We figured it was likely to be noisy from passing trucks and other traffic. It was not. The owners must have invested heavily in sound-proofing materials and high quality windows, because the road noise was a non-factor. We honestly forgot how close we were to the road. The apartment itself is nicely renovated, comfortable, functional and clean. Perfect for a weekend away. We spent Saturday morning at the Farmer's Market 5 minutes from the house and then brought everything we bought back to the apartment for lunch and dinner. Crossroads Cafe is two houses down, and the new tea house, Casana, is just across the street. The rest of the weekend we spent hiking in the Taconics and riding our bicycles.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for almost a month. We loved every second of our stay. Hillsdale is an adorable town, it's an easy drive to so much, and Bill & Lynne were the perfect hosts. Would recommend unequivocally.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful in every aspect!

  • 5 of 5

Lynne and Bill provided my family with our best HomeAway experience yet. Everything about our trip was special. Lynne and Bill are wonderful hosts. They did an amazing job on the property, and continue to make enhancements. We shopped at their consignment store that is on the street level of the property. We enjoyed the wonderful surrounding area and loved the apartment. The place is not only beautiful, it is immaculate and we felt comfortable there. Even my two daughters, the toughest of critics, fell in love with the place and complimented my HomeAway choice. We hope to get back there sometime. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated and tastefully restored apartment, full of light, charm & comfortable touches.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Bill and Lynne’s beautiful apartment in Hillsdale, a cute little town that’s convenient to the Berkshires as well as to Hudson, NY. The fully renovated unit is bright and attractively furnished, and offers every amenity, including a washer, dryer, and dishwasher. The marble bathroom is luxurious and fully modern, yet the apartment retains some of its historical charms with its wood floors and doors. With the cathedral ceilings and the open living area design, there is a sense of spaciousness, and its second floor location adds to the privacy of the unit. An added bonus was Lynne’s great consignment shop downstairs, which has an interesting selection of well-priced items—we left with several of them! Both Bill and Lynne are charming hosts, and helped us by giving directions to the Wassaic train station and recommendations to several good restaurants. We were totally comfortable in this lovely apartment, and look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful. Every detail was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and really enjoyed getting to know Bill and Lynne and shopping in their lovely consignment shop!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanne and her guests were great treating the space as f it were their own, leaving everything just as they found it. I highly recommend her to any host! A thoroughly enjoyable guest.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautifully restored with everything you need. A very comfortable space and the owners couldn't be nicer and more helpful. A delightful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words - we try to be the best for those that stay with us. Guests such as you and your partner deserve to be treated with respect and consideration whenever they travel - it seems that get-aways never happen often enough so the experience should always be special. Thanks for staying with us and we hope you enjoyed the music and the Berkshires.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $50

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.