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Relax in This 3BR House Minutes from Williams College

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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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More Details

Owner
Ellen Schratz
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great stay in the house in Williamstown- it was a perfect place for us to stay- enough room for 2 young adult kids and 4 adults... wonderful sunroom/deck & yard. Thanks
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Williamstown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One full futon and one pull out double couch
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Bikes, Volleyball Net, Games

Reviews

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Relax in This 3BR House Minutes from Williams College
average rating of 4.3125 based on 38 reviews
5

Perfect family spot for trip to the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Westmont Il
5

great time had by all!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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convenient location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leonia NJ USA
4

It was a cozy house and convenient location

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Attleborough, MA, USA
4

Convenience in the Berkshires

  • 4 of 5

Situated just acros a very busy (and noisy) Rt. 7 from Williams College, this was an excellent location from which to base excursions to various cultural experiences in the Berkshires. The Wiliamstown Theatre Festival (based in the Willams College Theatre) was a five minute walk across the street, the Clark Art Institute a fifteen minute walk down Rt. 7, the Bennington VT Music Festival (chamber music) was a twenty minute drive and Tanglewood approximately forty-five minutes to an hour drive. The house itself was simple and adequate (a bit dusty and cob-webby when we arrived) with a large fenced-in back yard which was great for our dog, a fully equipped kitchen and generally comfortable living quarters. A couple of quibbles: many light bulbs were burned out upon our arrival (which we replaced from the house store room supply) and the one bed that could accommodate my 6'4" height was "cratered" from what appeared to be an unsupported bed frame. Otherwise, it served our needs well for the week.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were looking to spend a weekend in the Berkshires and wanted to be centrally located to Williamstown. This house was perfect for us. We walked to town for coffee in the morning and drove the 2 miles to Hopkins Forest for a beautiful hike. We had our dog and the back yard is a dream! Huge fenced in area where we could play with our dog when we weren't out with her hiking. The house is well-loved, but if you can look past some of the dated rooms, it's a really great option to enjoy everything the area has to offer. The hosts were easy to communicate with and the place was very clean. Thank you for a great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tanglewood Music Center
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
"World renowned art institute minutes from the house."
Williams College
"The house is on the edge of the Williams College campus"
Stop and Shop Supermarkets
"Great place to do your grocery shopping."
Mass Museum of Contemporary Art
"Wonderful modern art museum about 25 minutes from the house"
Bousquet Ski Area
Jiminy Peak
"Great family skiing"
Mezze Bistro & Bar
"Nice restaurant with good reviews"
Spice Root
"Good Indian food"
The Purple Pub
"A nice pub with good pub food"
Water Street Grill
"Very nice atmosphere with good food."
Williamstown Theatre Festival
"Famous for summer stock theatre"
Car: recommended

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Refundable damage deposit $400

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