PLEASE NOTE: During the peak summer months I only rent rooms out a week in advance due to the fact that I often rent the entire house (unless you are only staying during weekdays, in which case I may be able to reserve those much further in advance). In addition to a separate listing for the entire house, I have this bedroom and a separate listing for a double room available in my beautiful Colonial Revival home. This bedroom has two comfortable twin sized mattresses and is furnished with antique cannon ball style beds, a nightstand and a small set of drawers for storage. It accommodates 1-2 people.
There is a shared full bath with a shower and two sinks on the second floor as well as a spacious, newly renovated half bathroom on the first floor.
I am two blocks from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a five minute walk from Main Street, the heart of downtown North Adams. You would be a 15 minute walk to Mass MoCA or a 15 minute drive to the Clark Art Institute and Williams College in Williamstown. There are over a dozen restaurants within walking distance as well as a Planet Fitness gym, grocery store, shops and galleries. Windsor Lake is a 15 minute walk or less than a 5 minute drive and the perfect place for an early morning or end of day swim.
You have full access to a modernized, well-outfitted kitchen and all common areas; including a formal dining room with the added warmth of a fireplace insert (if you enjoy the warmth and crackle of a fireplace) or two living rooms, one with a pellet stove. Feel free to throw a few logs on the fire,plug your laptop into the flat screen tv and stereo and kick your feet up to watch a movie, surf the web via my wireless connection or just read a book.
You'll be sharing the house with me (a single, professional gay male in my 40s) and my very friendly and entertaining, hypo-allergenic dog (a cockapoo). We are both very easy going and respectful of other people's space and needs.
I'm listing my two rooms at very reasonable prices simply because I am currently wrapping up some remodeling projects which include an updated half bathroom, a complete exterior paint job (about 95% finished), an updated kitchen & pantry and a refinished entry staircase. The 1940s elevator should be back in action sometime within 2013.
Offstreet parking is available and there is a large front porch for soaking in some sun or just catching a breath of fresh air. My home is a non-smoking environment, although smokers may use the yard and/or porch for smoking. If you're visiting family or friends and would like to host a meal or gathering at the house, I'm open to that for an additional fee.
I had a wonderful experience with Kurt. His home is beautiful and the room was exactly as described. The room was spotless and sheets were fresh out of the dryer. Kurt was friendly and accommodating. He spent time with us going over the various food options in town. I definitely recommend this listing!
My son is a freshman at MCLA and I was coming to visit with my girlfriend midweek to hear the Jeff Corwin lecture and see my son. Kurt was a wonderfully charming host- recommending good restaurants with vegetarian options and communicating with us through out the checkin in process. The house is lovely full of fabulous artwork and a cool collection of chairs. We were enjoying a glass of wine in the living room when he returned from his evening and proposed making brownies. Wow- that is the cherry on the sunday to enjoy hot brownies, sitting by the woodstove and having great conversation with our host until the wee hours. Thank you Kurt. You WILL see me again soon and I will recommend your house to other MCLA families.
What to say about Kurt and Uli? Just read all the other comments, there's not a lot to add: they are great hosts, very supportive and courteous. The house is great and cozy, downtown North Adams is just a stone's throw away. Kurt knows a lot about the history and what's going on today in NA. He'll be glad to tell you how to get to the North Adams Museum of History and Science, a very special and unique little gem. I also followed his advice where to have dinner and had the best spaghetti sauce in ages. When I get the chance to go to North Adams again (which I should, because Mass MOCA was just too huge to finish in one day), I'll definitely stay with Kurt and Uli again. Conclusion: Airbnb at it's best.
Kurt's home is beautiful and comfortable and he is an extremely gracious host. He readily shared his knowledge of the area and provided all sorts of travel tips and suggestions for things to see. He invited me to relax in his porch swing at sunset, warm up by his pellet stove and watch movies on his television! I felt truly welcome, and as a person traveling solo could not have stayed at a better place. Kurt enriched my experience of North Adams and I look forward to returning for another visit, and another stay at his home.
Kurt is an amazingly friendly host who shared great stories, opened his home, and offered to help in basically every way a friend would. (Restaurant recs, an offer to help drive me to the bus stop...I love him!) He used to run an art gallery, so the art in Kurt's home is fantastic. K's place is within a five minute walk of Main Street, so pretty central.
The beds are very comfortable (firm, not rock-hard or at all saggy). There was an electric outlet by each beds, and the wireless is reasonably fast. The towels are soft and lovely. The poodle is in fact as hypo-allergenic as claimed (I didn't sneeze once) and friendly without being barky.
You should go! Great host, pretty art, great price, nice room -- what else could you ask for?
Kurt is an amazing host. He goes out of his way to make sure you have a perfect experience in North Adams. Our college visit to MCLA was greatly enhanced by Kurt's kind way and extensive knowledge. A perfect experience.
Kurt was the perfect host. Very open, warm, friendly. I immediately felt welcome when I arrived.
The house was beautiful and the room was private and quiet. Ulie, his dog, was an added bonus.
Thanks, Kurt for a wonderful experience in North Adams, MA.
I will return when I come back to that area.
Kurt was a very friendly, attentive and thoughtful host. His place offered the perfect mix of social interaction and privacy for my long weekend getaway. Kurt offered many great suggestions for places and activities that catered to my interests. I took much of his advice and it all panned out fabulously. The house itself is very clean and even though it is under some renovation to remains very comfortable and inviting. If you are looking for a comfortable, low key, friendly space I highly recommend Kurt's place. I'll definitely be staying again when I'm back in the area.
I enjoyed my two night stay very much. The host and his small dog were both friendly. The charming house has lots of colorful art and good intelligent reading materials (books, magazines, and newspapers) are available to guests. There was no breakfast but the host shared a great home made pizza one night. When I am back in that part of the country again some time in the future; I hope that I will be able to stay with this host another time. December 2012
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