About This Listing
Comfortable, 4 bedroom home - 4 acres on a quiet country road. Hard wood floors, fireplace, sun porch, piano & well-equipped kitchen. Located in Hudson Valley, close to cultural Berkshires easy access from NYC &Boston.
MILK & HONEY GETAWAY
Great Natural Beauty, Culture, Outdoor Activities and Easy Highway Access
Charming house situated on 4 lovingly-landscaped acres with abutting woods, nestled on a quiet country road. Relax in a spacious, comfortable house while staying in your own private room with a private bathroom (which has a bathtub, shower, heat lamp and an adjoining room with toilet and sink.)
Take advantage of our fully equipped home with hardwood floors, a sun-drenched porch, a warming fireplace, spinet piano, several select libraries, and an open "great room".
Marvel at colorful multiple-type gardens, fruit trees and shrubs, mature woods, deck, hammock, two gas grills and fire pit, outside. Swing on the bench at our small private pond, hidden away in our woods, and, in season, celebrate nature by listening to chorus-like peepers, chirping wood frogs and night owls.
Two and a half hours from Boston and New York City with easy access to the Mass Pike and the Taconic Parkway. Within 20-40 miles of all that the Berkshires, Hudson Valley and the Capitol Region have to offer.
You are close to:
Museums: Norman Rockwell, Clark Art, Mass MOCA and more.
Theater: Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival, Barrington Stage and many smaller companies...
Music: Tanglewood, SPAC and numerous smaller venues...
Dance: Jacob's Pillow stands out among others..
Skiing: Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut Basin, Bosquet, and more...
Other: Kripalu, Apple orchards, wineries...
Hiking, biking, boating, adventure parks, and of course, simply appreciating the scenic beauty.
INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL IS A PASS TO A PRIVATE SANDY BEACH ON BEAUTIFUL QUEECHY LAKE (along with lifeguards,swimming, picnic tables, dock, boating and fishing), which is 3 miles away.
There are two private first-floor rooms available for guests that can accommodate up to three adults each. One must rent each room separately.
My "Serene Beautiful Berkshire Setting" listing has a bed with a queen sized Tempur-Pedic mattress and a private adjoining bathroom.
My "Peaceful Secluded Berkshire Setting" listing has a pillow-top double bed mattress with the first floor bathroom very close by.
With either bedroom choice, the bathroom will be for your private use, since our bathroom is upstairs. Your bathroom has a separate shower, tub, heat lamp, exhaust fan, and an adjoining room with toilet and sink.
There are foam mattresses and blow-up mattresses available for either room. Both rooms have hard wood floors, new windows, dressers and closet space.
The house is home to two beautiful cats. I have had people stay in the house who are allergic to cats, but with their basic medication have done fine. The house is meticulously cleaned and vacuumed before any rentals, but if anyone in your party is super allergic to cats, they may react to some of the dander inherent in a house where cats live.
Unlimited use of entire first floor with private bathroom. Cook breakfast, store goods in refrigerator, make some tea, relax in grand open room, build a fire, play the spinet piano, or browse our extensive libraries. Enjoy our backyard, patio area, fire pit. Walk in our woods or sit on the bench at our pond. Free parking.
Interaction with Guests
We live here, so we always try to greet our guests in person upon arrival and departure, in addition to our phone calls and emails before arrival. We often make breakfast for our guests and enjoy chatting over a cup of tea or after our guests return from their adventures.
Pleasingly quiet and secluded, yet fairly close to neighbors in our rural setting. We enjoy watching and listening to the birds at our feeders, noticing the deer and turkeys traveling through our yard and woods, listening to the seasonal serenade of the frogs peeping, and the owls hooting. Go outside and enjoy nature- it is at your service.
Plenty of free parking on site and vehicles must be used to transport to and from train or bus stations or highways or airport. Use our bikes, canoe or kayak for recreational travel!
Other Things to Note
Great Natural Beauty, Culture, Outdoor Activities and Easy Highway Access
The Berkshires are uniquely and internationally known as a cultural and nature lover's destination.
We are located nearly equidistantly from ski areas Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut Basin, and Bosquets.
Included in your reservation is a pass to a private, sandy beach (along with lifeguards, dock, boating and fishing), which is 3 miles away.
We have two rooms available that can accommodate up to three adults each.
One must rent each room separately. This one is called my "Peaceful Secluded Berkshire Setting"... and the other is called my "Serene Beautiful Berkshire Setting"...
Observance of respectful norms and reasonable quiet expected at all times with more quiet expected after 10 pm inside and outside house.
There is a strict no smoking and no pets rule.
Serene and beautiful indeed. Becky's place was just as advertised. I especially enjoyed the generous view from the bathroom shower over an expanse of snow-covered winter wonderland. Swinging in the chair hammock took a close second! We stayed with Becky during a last-minute ski weekend, and the accommodations worked out perfectly. Becky and Bob were wonderful hosts, friendly and interesting, we enjoyed our conversations over coffee and felt comfortable and welcome. Thank you!
We were warmly welcomed by Becky and Bob, the house was clean, our room was nice and tidy, we had our own bathroom and were able to use the kitchen and living room. The nearby hike was nice and Becky had many good reccomendations for fun activities. She also made us a wonderful breakfast!
My wife and I rented a room in Rebecca's house for the July 4th weekend.
The description of listing is accurate. The house is conveniently located not far from major Berkshire attractions. Rebecca and her husband were very helpful and instrumental to make sure we have quality time during our vacation. Rebecca's traveling experience and knowledge of the region were a great asset to us. The breakfast was tasty and generous.
We have decided not to rent our two rooms to two different parties, so this should not be a problem in the future. But we would be happy to rent the two rooms to people who are traveling together and do not mind sharing a bathroom. And we are in the process of getting a new bed.
Ceci's attempt at the review came to us as private feedback and nothing showed up in the public review. Here are her comments:
Becky, I was very comfortable in your home. I can't think of any way you could improve the accommodations. You and Bob were attentive without being overbearing. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Ceci"
Becky and Bobs place was perfect for a TGiving stay with snow all around and a winter chill in the air. Its warm and woody with all amenities and very comfortable, including a piano and wifi, although web connections were a bit flakey like the weather. They give the run of the house with a full kitchen with lots of food, tea and coffee. This is a full house experience, quite lovely with a rustic flavor. My favorite moment--first shower in the tiled woody bathroom with the sun bursting in from the snow filled lawn outside. Second favorite moment--Venus and Juniper, the resident sister cats. Most highly recommended for a low stress, no fuss, fun filled visit
Richard and Deb
We contacted Becky with very little notice and got a very quick response. She was very accommodating of our last minute plans and her place was great. She was very friendly and hospitable and even offered us coffee and breakfast. Her place was very nice, well kept and offered plenty of privacy. The location was also very good. Would definitely stay here again if I'm in the area.
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About the Host, Rebecca
I am a retired elementary school teacher with grown children who live in NYC. My home is available as a B and B or as a full house rental. I love hostessing and sharing my home with others. I love making people feel comfortable and helping them take advantage of this area.
I have spent much of my life traveling. I have spent a year in Mexico and Guatemala and a year in Ecuador. I have traveled to most of the US states, to Europe and Israel. I hope to get to Africa and Asia before I die. I usually stay at hostels because I enjoy meeting other people. In another life I would like to run a youth hostel. This could be the next best thing.
I am an outdoor enthusiast and particularly like hiking, swimming, bicycling, kayaking and gardening. When I am feeling down, it is usually because I haven't had enough time outdoors.
I play the clarinet with the Eagles Band in Pittsfield, Ma.
I have lived in this home for 30 years. I currently live with my boyfriend and 2 cats. Presently I work for the Berkshire Immigrant Center and for Common Good Finance, an organization creating an alternative, local economy.
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