About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires in this ideally located three bedroom farm house built in 1880 by the Darling Family. This house sits on the edge of the picturesque Williams College campus, tucked away in a breathtaking valley in the Berkshire Mountains. It is only a few minutes walk to the center of campus, the center of town, or the entrance of Hopkins Forest. The home is situated on a large lot with nearly an acre of fenced-in backyard. The back of the property is bordered by Hemlock Brook.
The first floor includes a large family room/dining room (12 by 25 foot), featuring wide pine flooring, and is quaintly furnished. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped, including a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and microwave. A laundry room off the kitchen with a washer and dryer is provided for our guests’ convenience. A sunroom is situated in the rear of the first floor with wonderful views of the backyard, extending down to the brook. Also on the first floor, there is a bathroom with full shower and bath.
There are three bedrooms on the second floor. One bedroom has a king bed, another has a queen bed, and a third room has a pullout couch which may serve as a second game room by day and a bedroom by night.
The house has loads of amenities. These include two TVs, a VCR and DVD Player, and a video library. There are bicycles for exploring the abundant natural scenic wonders of Williamstown and beyond. There are several games and puzzles for both young and old. Available outdoor activities include volleyball and badminton. There is a picnic table and charcoal grill for your convenience.
It is said that in the Berkshires 'Nature sets the scene and culture steals the show.' Nowhere is this truer than in Williamstown. This idyllic setting boasts wonderful mountain views, including Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, (3491 feet). Mountain lakes and streams abound, for fishing, swimming and exploring. The Appalachian Trail and other alternative hiking opportunities are nearby. Hopkins Memorial Forest, a 2500 acre preserve, with hiking trails, Buxton Garden, and The Moon Barn, is 0.8 miles from the house.
The picturesque beauty in and around Williamstown provides four seasons of scenic wonder. In addition to the fall leaf-peeking, this area serves as a stellar backdrop for golfing and skiing. The Taconic Golf Club (semi-private) and Waubeeka Golf Links are nearby. Several options exist for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing can be enjoyed at nearby Jiminy Peak. Several antique stores, shops, and superlative restaurants are in the area.
Williamstown is the home of Williams College, one of the preeminent educational institutions in the country. Thus, the area bustles with cultural activity. The College offers a host of cultural activities throughout the year. The nearby Clark Art Institute boasts an outstanding collection of European and American art. Located a few miles away, in North Adams, is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), home to avant-garde and provocative art, theatre, and dance. Just a few minutes walk from the house is the famous Williamstown Theatre, home to the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Tony award winning WTF has been in existence for fifty years, presenting over 200 performances each summer, featuring the finest actors in America. Approximately 30 minutes away in Lenox, Massachusetts is Tanglewood. This spectacular outdoor theatre plays host to well known classic, popular, and jazz concerts each June through Labor Day and is the summer home of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Based in Williamstown, the Darling House is an ideal comfortable location, from which one can explore the Berkshires, visit with friends, explore Williams College, or immerse oneself in scenic beauty and cultural activity.
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- Apr 22, 2018
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Location can’t be beat!
The house was very clean and comfortable and so convenient to campus and Spring Street. It had everything we needed and the yard was super. Perfect for a weekend trip!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about our property.
great time had by all!!!
Enjoyed our daughter's graduation from Williams College. Made especially easy and relaxing by being within walking distance of the commencement. The house was perfect, with enough sleeping for all and a kitchen fully outfitted. Thanks much
Margaret & Bill
Convenient and Cozy
We were a group of 7, and the house was perfect for us! It was very clean and well kept, and perfect for a group of that size. The kitchen was well-stocked, everything worked well, and we were within walking distance of the campus, Spring Street, and the Clark, so we kept our cars parked in the driveway! The only hiccup was that it was unexpectedly cold for a November night when we arrived (13 degrees!), and there aren't any radiators in the upstairs bedrooms, so it was quite chilly! There were plenty of blankets, but some extra heating might have been nice. Otherwise, the perfect place to stay!
Perfect family spot for trip to the Berkshires!
My family and I enjoyed our stay here as it was exactly as advertised. It had a great backyard for the kids to run around in, was nice and close to Williams College and was just what we needed. We would definitely stay here again!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for sharing your experience. It is always a pleasure to have nice folks enjoy our vacation home. We hope you can stay with us again in the near future.
The house if very conveniently located to downtown. Walkable. Excellent fenced in back yard for dog, which was great. Clean and tidy, but dated. Bathroom needs updating and not having a bathroom upstairs by bedroom is a big downside (steep stairs). The carpet/furniture felt musty and my allergies suffered, but the master bedroom/mattress was surprisingly fresh and clean. We did not utilize other bedrooms. Obviously well cleaned, but overall needs some improvements.
It was a cozy house and convenient location
We enjoyed the this house. It is cozy and convenient amenities, and location. This house is good for family gathering place. It is walking distance to Williams college, and Clark Art Museum. In general, amenities are good to use. I loved ceiling fan in each room. Sunroom is beautiful. Due to rain, we couldn't use the deck area, but deck area could be also nice place to hang out with family. Overall, this house gives college off campus house feeling rather than fancy vacation house. Floor cleaning condition was very good, but window frame and curtain was not clean. You may easy to spot the spider web and dead bugs on the window frame. Due to ceiling fan house air circulation was very nice. It would be nice if I could use sunroom screen door. Due to screen door doesn't close tightly, bugs can come in the gab between screen door and frame.
If I go back to Williams town with other family members, I would love to back this house.