Breakfast NookOutdoor Seating Area

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds

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An inviting home nestled in the small town of Canaan, NY is awaiting your arrival.

The space

Ideal for those seeking respite from the city and immersion in the natural beauty that characterizes Upstate New York and the adjoining Berkshires. As your host, I'll be delighted to recommend activities reflective of your interests. An organic vegetable garden is located on premises and always available for those looking to explore their green thumb! You will have the choice of occupying a bedroom with a Queen bed or one with two Full beds. Breakfast will be provided if I am in residence (i.e., weekends).

With convenient access to major thruways, you can easily explore nearby towns such as Hudson, Lee, Lenox, Stockbridge... which feature local farmers' markets, antique shops, seasonal festivals, gourmet food stores, and hiking trails.

Guest access

You will have private sleeping quarters and your private bathroom.
If I am not around, the whole house.

Interaction with guests

Primarily owner-occupied on the weekends, but privacy assured.

Other things to note

The road adjacent to the house has an increase of day-trippers during peak summer weekends. Passing vehicles may intermittently be heard around sunrise.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 23%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Gabriel User Profile
July 2017
I'd be hard pressed to think of a better Airbnb host - Ralf genuinely enjoys being a host, and it shows in everything he does. He was warm and welcoming, with a European flair for making us feel at home and at ease. His antique home is full of charm, and the bathroom was updated and modern with a large walk-in shower. Next time we come to Tanglewood we'll definitely think of Ralf for accommodations and hopefully pick up our conversation where it left off.
Ralf User Profile
Response from Ralf:
Thank you Gabe- Your feed back is much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I am looking forward to hosting you again. Best Ralf Both of you were lovely!
July 2017

Janet User Profile
July 2017
The restoration of this home is lovely and the gardens are so very impressive. We very much enjoyed our stay.
Ralf User Profile
Response from Ralf:
Thank you very much!! I am glad R
July 2017

Andrea User Profile
June 2017
We felt welcomed the moment we drove into Ralf's driveway and saw fresh peonies on the table and the table set for dinner. Ralf's flower and herb gardens are beautiful. The house, built in 1760, is a marvel and the decor is eclectic and interesting. The location is an easy drive to all the highlights of the Berkshires. Ralf is so nurturing and generous, cooking lovely breakfasts, making tea to calm a sore tum, sharing food, area brochures, and great conversation in the evenings. We will cherish our memories of time spent in this amazing home with Ralf, Kitty and friends.

Kelley User Profile
October 2016
Ralf is awesome, very nice guy. Beautiful old home built in 1790! Right off main RT 22, makes for easy access to all the great towns and hiking areas. Highly recommend Ralf and his home :) it made for our first Air BnB stay a great experience!

Vivian User Profile
September 2016
RALF made us feel very welcome. He left us a key and allowed us to make full use aid his marvelous house and stupendous grounds, including picking his delicious cherry tomatoes The location is superb for all of the Berkshires especially Lenox, Stock- bridge, Becket Great Barrington and Sheffield. Kitchen airy and spacious, bathrooms, clean and modern, bed very comfortable. We had several questions to ask and he responded immediately Can't go wrong here folks.

Kathryn User Profile
August 2016
We felt very welcome, and although we rented a room, we felt welcome in the entire house, as well as back patio and gardens. We were invited to enjoy vegetables from the garden which was an added gift to our already wonderful experience. Ralf's home reflects an artistic flair and attention to detail. We were very comfortable, and would recommend Ralf's Berkshire home without reservation. We are very grateful for a most comfortable experience. Ralf is a very gracious host.

Mark User Profile
July 2016
Ralf's Berkshire homestead is a charming, rustic (c. 1780) home. It's set within a large garden that is Ralf's pride and joy. The house is comfortable, very clean, and pleasant. Guests have privacy on the upper floor with two bedrooms and a private bath. We also had the use of a large sitting room adjacent to the bedrooms. Although Ralf was unable to greet us when we arrived, he provided clear, detailed instructions. Once we met, we found him to be as charming as the house, happy to talk about the area, the garden, and his home. The location is very convenient to I-90, as well as to W. Stockbridge, Lenox, and Stockbridge. Tanglewood is 15 minutes via back roads, and we were back "home" while most concert-goers were still looking for their cars. Other reviewers have mentioned traffic noise. The house sits on a major road with significant traffic. If you are sensitive, you may wish to pack ear plugs, but in truth we did not find the road noise to be overly intrusive.

Joined in August 2013
Ralf User Profile

Gardening is my passion, while I also enjoy cooking, reading, and travel.

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