Spacious and Serene Berkshires Retreat In The Woods 【 FEB 2023 】 in Housatonic, Massachusetts (MA), USA (2023)

Unplug from city life and retreat to our spacious home in beautiful West Stockbridge. Minutes away from all the Berkshires has to offer with plenty of space to spread out after a day full of activity. Home includes 6 large brms, a gym, ping-pong table, big screen TVs and gaming station. Sitting nearly 5 tree-lined acres with hammocks and swings, finish the day by the fire pit. Minutes from Tanglewood, ski resorts, fabulous cafes, restaurants, farms, hikes and lakes. In short: heaven.

The Space:
Your home has everything you need to enjoy the outdoor/indoor lifestyle of The Berkshires. Imagine waking up to quiet birdsong, and the whispering of the trees, settling onto the front porch of your home for the week with a piping hot cup of coffee. The faint sounds of the natural environment and the morning Berkshires light will nudge you awake and make the perfect backdrop from which to start your day. Head back inside to the heart of every home - the kitchen, renovated and ready for you to make home cooked meals including a gas stove, double sink and stainless steel appliances.

Pull up a stool and chat as your fellow travelers flip pancakes or serve up local farm-raised eggs with a fresh baguette with sea salt butter from Berkshire Mountain Bakery (just a 5 min drive away) for a hearty breakfast. Depending on the season, unwind out in the back for a festive breakfast meal on the outdoor deck or spread out in the light-filled high-vaulted ceiling dining room. Well stocked kitchen with all the necessary cooking/serving items including cookware, pots, pans, plates, bowls, glasses, mugs and silverware. Coffee lovers unite: you’ll find an electric burr coffee grinder to grind fresh beans (may we recommend our local roasters at Six Depot in West Stockbridge) drip coffee maker, Chemex and Fresh Press. Four stools at the kitchen counter, and an extendable walnut dining room table that can seat 10-12 guests. Plenty of space for all to enjoy home cooked meals after a day of hiking/kayaking/swimming/skiing/exploring before heading outside for s’mores around the firepit.

Your home for the week is perfect for large families, or family reunions. Around the corner from the Housatonic River, the home offers lots of space to gather and lots of space to “exhale” from one another. Plenty of opportunity to connect as a group and also to retreat as sub-groups or individuals as needed. Five comfortable bedrooms in the main house, including a primary bedroom with a gorgeous King-size bed and en-suite bathroom, and a separate suite over the garage with a private bedroom, living room and full bathroom, as well as a comfortable memory foam cot. In total, there are six bedrooms to accommodate up to fourteen guests during your stay with plenty of space to spread out both indoors and outdoors.

Multiple indoor living/gathering spaces including a comfortable living room with plenty of seating and the finished lower level that has two TVs (one for gaming) and a ping pong table. The living room and lower level each have large Smart TV with streaming capabilities. You can log into your streaming apps on the TV such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. Perfect for avoiding fights over what movies to watch! :) Home is equipped with a newly installed generator.

Outdoors you’ll find a serene and secluded space from which to enjoy the majesty of the trees, serenaded by owls, woodpeckers and a host of other local birds . Situated on five private acres, you can enjoy either the front porch with gorgeous modern Loll furniture or the back yard with back deck, gas grill, and dining table for 10 guests. There is an acre of woods where you can explore the trees and enjoy nature. There are two hammocks, a saucer sensory swing, a kids’ basketball hoop, bocce ball and croquet sets, and soccer goals for fun games and a firepit with six Adirondacks as well.

The Berkshires have something magical for everyone at every age whether it is skiing, snowboarding, or tubing, swimming, hiking and kayaking or exploring the abundant music and live theater options nearby.

For easy planning, here are the bedroom layouts:
First floor bedroom: Queen size bed
2nd floor master: King size bed with ensuite bathroom
2nd floor: 2 bedrooms each with Queen size bed
Extra memory foam cot available on the 2nd floor
3rd Floor Cupola: Queen size bed with 360 degree views of the entire property

Separate in-law suite with Queen size bed and private bath, and living room.
An extra cot with memory foam mattresses, perfect for kids!
In total The house has three full bathrooms and one half bathroom. There are two full baths on the second floor, one full bathroom in the in-law suite, and a half bath on the first floor. The master bathroom has a tub and separate shower and the two other bathrooms have stand up showers.

Other things to note:
-Plenty of AC to keep you cool. There are newly-installed split systems in the living room, dining room, and the four bedrooms in the main house. The in-law suite has two window units, one in the living room and another in the bedroom.
-Three stairs to the front door, there is one bedroom on the first floor. Twelve stairs to the main floor and about 16 stairs via outdoor stairs to reach the in-law suite.
-Hardwood floors throughout
-Fitness area (with a selection of weights and pilates ring) with Schwinn C4 Bike (perfect for Peloton Members to sync up with) in the lower level and Heavy Boxing bag, to be used at your own risk.
-Parking available on the driveway for up to six cars, parking in the garage is not allowed.
-New LG Washer dryer available for your use.
-Hotel quality linens and towels, body wash all provided for our guests.

Guest Access:
Everything you need for a great stay, toiletries, linens, towels, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, washing machines, detergent, and more!

The Neighborhood:
Centrally located to the abundance of the Berkshires:

Culture and Wellness :
Jacob’s Pillow, Dance ( 28 min)
Shakespeare and Company (16 min)
Tanglewood (17 min)
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (14 min)
Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa (17 min)
Shaker Mill Books (11 min)
Tanglewood (15 min)
Downtown Lenox (15 min)
Berkshire Botanical Garden (7 min)
Naumkeg (10 min)
Chesterwood (7 min)
Norman Rockwell Museum (7 min)
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate (15 min)
Herman Mellville’s Arrowhead (29 min)

Skiing, Snowboarding and tubing:
12 minutes from Butternut
20 minutes to Catamount or Bousquet
40 minutes to Jiminy Peak

Lakes: Close to public lakes for swimming, kayaking, fishing or lounging by the water:
Card Pond (9 min)
Lake Mansfield (14 min)
Lake Garfield (20 min)
Benedict Pond (25 min)
Umpachene Falls (30 min)
Lake Onota (30 min)
And many more!

Hiking: Countless nearby hikes including Monument Mountain (8 minutes), October Mountain State Forest (20 min), Beartown State Forest (25 min), Tyringham Cobble (25 min), Ashintully Gardens (25 min), Housatonic Flats (9 min)

Food and Drink:
Pleasant and Main Cafe and General Store (3 min)
Extra Special Teas, Housatonic (3 min)
Price Chopper 10 min
The Big Y 15 min
Mooncloud 14 min
Marjoram and Roux (14 min)
Pixie Boulangerie 11 min
The Prairie Whale 11 min
Domaney’s Liquors and Fine Wines (10 min)
Soco Creamery Ice Cream (13 min)
Robyn’s Candy Shop (12 min)
Rubingers Cheesemongers (12 min)
Main Street Cafe (9 min)
No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe (11 min)
Truc’s Orient Express (11 min)
Amici (11 min)
Highlawn Farm and Creamery (15 min)
Guido’s Great Barrington (gourmet) 16 min
Great Barrington Bagel Company (15 min)
Baba Louie’s Sourdough Pizza (15 min)
Cantina 229 (24 min)
Alta Wine Bar and Restaurant (17 min)
Haven (19 min)
Balderdash Cellars (22 min)
Berkshire Mountain Distillers (24 Minutes)
Roberto’s Pizza (24 min)
3 minutes to Main Street in Housatonic,
5 minutes to Berkshire Mountain Bakery
8 minutes to downtown Stockbridge (Red Lion Inn, The Lost Lamb Patisserie, Once Upon a Table, Peace Love and Chocolate, Mielke Chocolates, Nejaime’s Wine and Specialty Cheese)
12 minutes to downtown Great Barrington and West Stockbridge
1 hour to Mass MOCA North Adams
1.5 hour to Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Other Things to Note:
We are delighted to host you for your upcoming stay! The owner of the house lives here while guests are not staying. Some personal effects may be around. With this in mind we ask that you treat the house with utmost respect.

While you are staying with us:
-Absolutely No parties.
-Smoking is strictly prohibited both inside and outside within 50ft or near a window.
-Bring your furry friends, one dog is allowed. Up to 25 pounds is $100 and anything over 25 pounds is $200. Dogs must be at least one year old, sorry no puppies. Also, up to one cat is allowed for $200. NOTE: Pets are not allowed on the living room couches!
-No refunds to be given for shortened stays and for any cable, internet, WI-FI, heating, cooling, or power outages or other acts of nature.
-Private septic: ONLY waste and toilet paper may be put down the toilet–no wipes, feminine hygiene products, facial tissue, or paper towels. No food, oil, or coffee grounds may be put down the kitchen or any other sink.

No sweat on accidental & reported damage. Your rental includes an accidental reported damage waiver fee up to a maximum of $800. The cost to repair any accidental and reported damage to the rented property including any missing or broken items up to a maximum of $800 will be covered at no charge to you as long the damage is reported to your Host before you depart. Accidental damage waiver does not cover pet damage or hot tub damage whether reported or not.

This 6 Bedrooms House provides accommodation with Air Conditioner, Pet Friendly, Balcony/Terrace, for your convenience. This House features many amenities for guests who want to stay for a few days, a weekend or probably a longer vacation with family, friends or group. This House is less than 5373 km from Housatonic, and gives visitors the opportunity to explore it. The rental House has 6 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms to make you feel right at home.

Check to see if this House has the amenities you need and a location that makes this a great choice to stay in Housatonic. Enjoy your stay in Housatonic at this House.

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