Soak up nature and culture in the Berkshires in a cozy private room in an adorable brick cottage home in North Adams. It comfortably sleeps two and is located in a quiet, leafy neighborhood just a mile away from MASS MoCA.
Sweet, petite private room in our wee English cottage style home about a mile from MASS MoCA, and a short drive from Williams College, the Clark, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jiminy Peak, and more. About an hour to Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and other southern Berkshire attractions. Minutes to southern Vermont.
Your room features a comfortable IKEA full-size futon-style bed with featherbed topper, lots of pillows, a writing table, a small closet, shelves, a bedside stand, and lots of books about art and design.
Our home is heated with gas, and there is a radiator in the room. We can also supply a space heater if you're chilly. There is no air conditioning, only a small, powerful fan. We tend not to miss AC except on all but the very hottest nights, so bear that in mind if you're booking in summer.
The bathroom is shared and it's adjacent to your room. We'll supply clean towels, linens, and essentials upon check-in and can refresh them for longer stays.
You are welcome to use our kitchen. We also have a breezy enclosed sun porch and a huge library of DVDs for rainy nights. WiFi and a printer are available. We do not have a television.
We can provide a simple breakfast, if you like, usually yogurt and homemade granola, locally grown fruits and vegetables and local free-range eggs, or homemade baked goods. Coffee and tea are always available.
We have a very exuberant Labrador retriever and a cat, both of whom will want to spend time with you. Pet-friendly folks are encouraged to come stay! We are fairly neat and tidy, but those with allergies should look elsewhere. (We'll leave a lint roller in your room!) And since the house is small and has only one bathroom, groups of more than two people, or families with children won't be a great fit.
We prefer to book folks with full Airbnb profiles. Please tell us a bit about yourself and what brings you to the Berkshires.
Aside from their room, guests are welcome to lounge in the living room and sunroom and all outdoor areas, and may use our kitchen for food preparation so long as they are considerate and willing to clean up.
Interaction with Guests
This is our home. We will typically be here to welcome you, but may occasionally be out of town and provide for as smooth a check in as possible in our absence. (We will let you know if that's the case.)
We are both pretty low-key, but we're friendly, and can interact as much or as little as you like, especially to recommend things to do in the area.
Our quiet, charming residential neighborhood is at the foot of Mount Greylock and the newly restored Greylock scenic byway. It's away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to everything to make a good home base for day trips. Walk a block to the lovely Cascades trail and dip your toes in Notch Brook, or hike to the waterfall at the end of the trail. We're also near the beautiful Natural Bridge and Clarksburg State Parks, a couple of yoga studios, and the artists' lofts at the Eclipse and Beaver Mills.
The various cultural and natural attractions of the southern Berkshires are within about an hours' drive, and southern Vermont is just minutes away.
It's best to rent a car when visiting the Berkshires. There is off-street parking available for one car in our driveway.
Other Things to Note
And — we're back! Airbnb early adopters, we took a few years off from hosting, but we're eager to welcome you to our home again.
From time to time, generally on weekends, we'll have the whole house available — we can comfortably sleep 4, or 6 with the addition of an airbed. Contact us if you're interested; our schedules are flexible.
Pets considered! Please let us know if you are traveling with your dog.
Treat our home as you would yours.
No smoking in the house. You may smoke outside, but please dispose of your butts responsibly.
Please clean up any kitchen messes you make.
No outside guests.
We had such a lovely stay. Beautiful, clean and well kept home in a super quiet neighborhood - exactly what we'd hoped for! Frances left us snacks and wonderful list of places to go and things to do, and was in contact whenever we needed. We would definitely stay again the next time we're in the area!
Fran offers great accomodation in a wonderful area. You might want to take her charming dog home with you!
Sweet and clean house with lovely hosts and friendly pets. Fran not only made us coffee and tasty treats in the morning, but also was very flexible and helpful suggesting things to do and see in the area.
we deeply appreciated Frances and Dan's welcome in their lovely house nicely located in a quiet and residential area of North Adams. As we had little time, we chose to give priority to a refreshing visit to the nearby cascade, with bath (a lovely walk about 20 minutes), and stay afterwards with our hosts, who captured us with a delightful dish they had prepared for us ! We had a nice time and conversation, followed on the next morning. We only wish we could have stayed longer !
Frances and Dan are very gracious and easy hosts, the house has distinctive charm and breakfast was yummy - homemade plum teacake, berry preserves and bread (I think, but forgot to ask). The place is very convenient to MassMoCA and a lovely hike at Greylock reservation. Frances also recommended a local restaurant that was fantastic. I intend to return for another MoCA excursion.
We really enjoyed staying with Frances and Dan. They are friendly without being intrusive, considerate, and provided everything needed for a comfortable stay. Frances's coffee cake and blue berries were superb, great coffee, and their house is charming and so convenient to things to do in both Williamstown or North Adams. We will be back.
We had a wonderful stay with Fran and Dan. They have a really sweet home, conveniently located near Mass MoCA (our main destination) as well as Mt Greylock and other Berkshire destinations. Fran gave us some excellent suggestions for dinner and places to see. It was great to chat with her over home made breakfast goodies. We will plan to stay here again.
Frances and Dan are two thirtysomething designers living the charmed country life in a funny little hamlet in western Massachusetts. We're both native New Yorkers but we have friends and family on the west coast and Pacific Northwest and try to make it out there yearly.
We love cooking, visiting farmers' markets, long walks in big cities and on tree-lined trails, street food, taking pictures, record stores, and traveling the backroads of New England with our Labrador retriever, Bix. We have a penchant for great coffee and craft beer, and seek out both whenever we travel.