About This Listing
Nothing fancy here. Just a two room (kitchen/living room bedroom study) and bath on the top (3rd) floor of an old farmhouse overlooking a valley near Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. This space is extremely quiet, 1.5 miles from town, hiking trails nearby & central to Berkshire attractions.
Nestled at the head of a valley surrounded by Lenox Mountain to the West and North, and by Kennedy Park and the Town of Lenox to the East, you get a peaceful view over Under Mountain Horse Farm down a valley that stretches out to Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) to the South.
Indoors is nothing fancy. The floors are original wood painted grey and authentically chipped, and very clean. Most of the bedroom and living room are covered by rugs. Furnishings are yard sale Americana including a bentwood rocker, and southwest patterned futon. The futon can accommodate two additional guests. The stove and fridge are vintage electric, and serviceable. The bed is king size with very comfy memory foam.
Guests have full access to the apartment including the kitchen and a walk-in closet. There is a washer and dryer in the basement. The farm has horses available for lessons and trail riding. There are chickens, goats, and other critters you might expect on a horse farm.
Just outside the door are hiking trails in all directions. Just down the road to the East is Tanglewood and Kripalu, and to the West is the historic town of Lenox.
Sorry, no cable TV, but who needs it with everything else to do here?
Interaction with Guests
I make my apartment available to guests at times when I am out of town. So I'm not physically on the property. But I'm only a phone call away. Everything here is on the honor system, and very secure. The finest kind of people live in three other farmhouse apartments. We all get along, respect each others privacy, and need for quiet.
What I love most about the neighborhood is the nearness of horses, nature, and wonderful attractions such as Tanglewood, Shakespear and Company, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Kennedy Park, The Mount (Edith Wharton's Estate), the beautiful old Lenox Library, Ventfort Hall (one of the famed Berkshire "cottages"), Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum, Lenox Mountain, Woods Pond, and the historic Church on the Hill.
And then, there are all the other Berkshire attractions to which this location is central including skiing at centers north and south, plus cross country skiing in nearby Kennedy Park.
Or you can hang out on the back lawn, and watch the horses tease each other, munch hay, roll, and sleep on their feet.
Or just curl up with a book, listen to music, or connect to WiFi.
It's about a 45 minute leisurely walk into the Town of Lenox, where you can catch the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority Bus, to most other Berkshire locations.
Other Things to Note
Be prepared for two flights of stairs, but the commanding view is your reward.
I expect guest to treat this space not as just a commercial lodging, but a personal space where I live most of the time, and where my neighbors cherish their quiet and privacy.
No smoking is allowed at any time. Otherwise, just be respectful of the space and neighbors.
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About the Host, Paul
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I live in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts on the third floor of an old farmhouse overlooking a horse farm on Under Mountain Road at the foot of Lenox Mountain.
I love biking into town, walking the trails, & going to the many cultural events nearby.