3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath on a beautiful and quiet street; walkable to town.
Alan G Billingsley
About Alan G Billingsley
For nearly twenty-five years I worked for the State Legislature (Assembly) in Albany, NY. Every chance I had I would visit the beautiful Berkshires and participate in all the area had to offer. After moving to Florida twenty years ago, and spending portions of each summer in the Berkshires, my wife and I agreed how lovely it would be to own a home there and both use it ourselves and share it with people who also loved the area.
Alan G Billingsley purchased this House in 2013
Why Alan G Billingsley chose Lenox
My wife spent a week in April 2013 looking at every house for sale in the area, and after seeing Hydrangea Hill, knew this was the house she wanted. Most of the end of that year and a good portion of 2014 was spent transforming the house into the home she envisioned. Hydrangea Hill was born. Unfortunately due to a catastrophic illness, she passed away not actually getting to spend a summer and fall in the house, but she did see it completed and for a brief period, participated in very happy gatherings of friends and family at the house. I want to fulfill her wish to share our good fortune by offering the premises to individuals, couples and families where they could feel like our guests, not renters. If I had a motto for Hydrangea Hill, it would be...”Come, Relax, Enjoy!” P.S. All the animal pictures downstairs and bird pictures in one of the guest bedrooms, were taken by my wife while on an African safari in 2008.
What makes this House unique
[Travel & Leisure magazine featured 21 best places in the country to see fall foliage. Coming in at #9 is Lenox. "Hike or bike yourself to Pleasant Valley Sanctuary to see the beautifully vivid colors of this Massachusetts town. Not only are you guaranteed a stunning view, the famous Cranwell Spa is nearby to pamper yourself."] Yankee Magazine's article, "15 Prettiest Winter Villages in New England" begins with Lenox. "Set in the bucolic Berkshire hills, this walking village is renowned for it's architecturally-diverse churches, farm-to-table restaurants, and high-end boutiques selling art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, and crafts." Hydrangea Hill is a short walking distance to downtown Lenox;, five minute car ride to Tanglewood Music Festival and Shakespeare & Company; easily accessible to Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Berkshire Bach Society, Berkshire Theater Group, Mac-Haydn Theater, Mass MoCA, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arrowhead, the home of Herman Melville, Chesterwood, home of sculpture artist Daniel Chester French, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount, home to Edith Wharton, poet William Cullen Bryant's Homestead, the Berkshire Botanical Garden, The Clark Art Institute, Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum, and the annual Norman Rockwell Festival in Stockbridge and tree lighting ceremony in Lenox the first weekend of every December . Family fun! http://www.berkshireeagle.com/detail.html?sub_id=491208
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Discuss prior to event with owner.
No smoking anywhere on property.
Children not allowed
Children aged 14+. If younger, speak with owner.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
For visits of 15 days and longer, my house manager/cleaning person will be allowed to clean the house on a weekly, or every other week basis.
Because of the additional high insurance cost, no seasonal outdoor grills of any type are permitted anywhere on the property.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely well stocked home!
Enjoyed our stay
Perfect for our family of 5 over Christmas!
Thank you Chris; so happy you and your family could stay over Christmas. Happy New Year!
Comfy, cozy home away from home in Lenox.
Hyndrangea Hill is just about as perfect as it gets. The only thing that would make it better is if we'd been able to meet Alan in person. He is a joy to deal with, a breath of fresh air, and was always there with a quick response. HH is a bright and cheery home away from home with comfy sofa/chairs to hang and chat with your family, and comfy beds to enjoy sweet dreams. It was our first time, but will absolutely not be our last.
Hydrangea Hill is so charming!
We had a wonderful girls weekend at Hydrangea Hill. It was a beautiful property - such a charming New England farmhouse. It was so cozy in November. And slept all of us comfortably. It also is so close to downtown Lenox. Alan was also great at communicating beforehand to make sure we had no issues getting there or into the property! He left a very detailed email and book to help as well.
Thank you Andrea for those kind and thoughtful words. Friend get-togethers are a favorite of mine because I see first hand the joy in my daughter’s face when she gets together with her childhood best friends every other year in October at Hydrangea Hill. So glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay and the beautiful surrounding area in the Berkshires. Alan
Beautiful home in Lenox
We enjoyed our time together in this beautiful and comfortable home. Our children joined us from New York City and Chicago to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We couldn’t have picked a better home or area for this gathering.
Thank you Maureen for your great review. I am happy your visit to the Berkshires, and Lenox, was such a success and I am honored that Hydrangea Hill helped make it so. All the best, Alan
Perfection in Lenox, MA
Incredible house walkable to the town of Lenox. Truly perfect!
Thank you Lawrence! I’m very happy you and yours had a great “Berkshire” experience and you have joined the Hydrangea Hill family of guests.
First weekend every December is the Norman Rockwell Festival in Stockbridge and Lenox's holiday tree lighting ceremony. Family fun. A descriptive newspaper article is below:
CLOSEST SKI AREAS:
Bousquet Ski Area 4.9 miles
Butternut Mountain 14.2 miles
Jimmy Peak 18.4 miles
Catamount Ski Area 21.2 miles