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Great Barrington-Housatonic: Private Room w/bath
Great Barrington-Housatonic: Private Room w/bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 private baths
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Charming double room with private bath in lovely home on quiet Housatonic village street, with tall trees and lush backyard privacy, on a full acre. Walk out the door to hiking, cycling and explore the historic neighborhood that is Southern Berkshires' best kept secret. Walk on our riverwalk, poke around the old mills and enjoy our local eateries and galleries just two blocks away.

Enjoy the front porch and backyard Laundry, cable, wi-fi, kitchen privileges. Shower is on floor one.

The space

Relax on the porch of this lovely home in Housatonic, an old mill town hamlet at the north end of hopping Great Barrington, Mass. Our tall-trees neighborhood is at a quiet center of all the Southern Berkshire action with a pub, corner market and art galleries right down the street.

The room has a comfortable double bed, shared bath, wi-fi, cable TV, a great book selection, and kitchen access. Bring some snacks to tide you over in case I don't have what you need -- I can offer tea, coffee and bagels but generally you're on your own for eats and I can recommend!

We are located off Route 183 just south of Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and Tanglewood, two blocks to the Housatonic River and just north of Great Barrington proper.

We are in the midst of breathtaking cycling, hiking and walking areas in Alford, Great Barrington and SheffieldGreat food, drink and music are nearby at the Brick House Pub, Red Lion Inn, and eat spots in downtown Great Barrington. I am an active cyclist with great recommendations for rides and routes in this region.

Come and go at your leisure.

Guest access

Full house, porch, yard.

Interaction with guests

Yes, I am here to help. I am busy, however, but can easily take a call to help orient my guests.

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $25
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $125 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

No smokers. Lights out at midnight. The usual courtesies apply. Well behaved dogs OK but must be crated when you are not on the premises. $200 pet deposit.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
2 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Annette User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 14 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Lynn User Profile
July 2016
Ellen's home is in a beautiful Berkshire location! Convenient to all those small towns you've heard about- Lenox, Great Barrington, Stockbridge, as well as Tanglewood and Kripalu yoga center. Hiking up to Flag rock affords an awesome view! Her home is charming, and the claw foot tub was the best way to relax after a day of touring about! She gave great advice on where to see the fireworks and was very friendly and gracious!

Maria User Profile
July 2014
Did not meet host. She was out of town. Not what I expected . cafe at Pleasant an Main was a gem!

Brian User Profile
October 2013
Ellen is a helpful, friendly, and accommodating host. She was very flexible with arrival time. She gave us good recommendations for places to visit and eat. She walked us through a great route for our bicycle ride. And she let us keep our car and bags at the house until after check-out times--and let us use the shower, very important after said bike ride. The house is an charming, old country cottage in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood which served as a perfect jumping off point for all of our Berkshire activities. The scenery was beautiful. And nearby Great Barrington is very charming, with plenty of restaurants and interesting shops. Along with the charms of being an older cottage, the house had a few of the accompanying downsides. And the bedroom, while kept clean, was a bit ill-equipped. But these things didn't keep us from appreciating Ellen's house and hospitality as a base for our Berkshire visit.

Andrea User Profile
August 2011
Ellen and her son Matt were lovely hosts; I felt at home, comfortable and welcome. Ellen also went out of her way more than once to help me with local directions, which was great. I would certainly stay again.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2010
Ellen User Profile

I am a busy professional living and working in the coolest small town in America (and its secret village of Housatonic). As an avid hiker and cyclist, I can direct you to the backroads (Tanglewood traffic work-arounds) and secret spots you might not find on the local tourist maps. I am a great advocate for this special little corner of the world. My house has a charming and private back yard, it's filled with books, original art and a sweet front porch for hanging around. My house is short walk to the charming little village of Housatonic, on the banks of the Housatonic River, near great hiking locations, Taft Farms, Project Native, local galleries and eateries. Make yourself comfortable!

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