Serene Beautiful Berkshire Setting

House - Private room · County Route, Canaan, NY 12029, United States

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.

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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.

The Space

Canaan, NY

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 private adjoining bathroom with a futon double bed and a bunk bed on top.

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $410 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • January 2014
    Response from Rebecca:

    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"

    January 2014
  • 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

    December 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
  • This was a wonderful experience. Becky and Bob are very warm and friendly people.Their New England home is as beautiful and comfortable as it looks in the photos and they went out of their way to make our stay in the Berkshires very special. We would love to stay there again when we are able to return to the area.

    October 2013
  • We stayed with Becky & Bob for 3 nights. They were warm and welcoming hosts with whom we enjoyed hanging out. They even offered to make us breakfast. They have a beautiful, comfy house in a lovely wooded setting that's a pleasure to spend time in. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable and our 8 year old loved the glow-in-the-dark stars in "her" room. We especially liked the funky (in the best sense) bathroom. If and when we return to the area, we would love to stay with them again.

    August 2013
  • Lovely, but quick stay with Rebecca for my 29th Birthday. She has a gorgeous place in a gorgeous area and was a truly gracious host. I wish we had more time to spend with her. Great cats, comfy bed. We left too early for breakfast, but it looked delicious.

    Be conscious that you may be sharing the space with guests in the room directly next door. If they are respectful and courteous, it's no problem! We definitely hope to stay with Rebecca again soon.

    August 2013
  • Rebecca is a wonderful host! She is very friendly, open-minded and communicative. She made us really feel at home at her place -- and her breakfast was delicious! Her house is very cozy, clean and just a 15 minute drive from Hancock Shaker Village, which I recommend visiting during a stay at Rebecca's house a lot. We had an excellent time!!!

    July 2013
  • Very nice setting with enthusiastic and very friendly hosts! We had a choice for which room in the house we liked and even for breakfast she gave us a choice, its a nice spot, middle in the Berkshires Hills!

    June 2013
  • Rebecca is a warm and generous spirit and this is reflected in every aspect of the home she has lived in for 34 years and counting. She and her partner Bob are knowledgeable, enthusiastic hosts - their every tip was spot-on and our visit to Catskills and the Berkshires was all the more memorable for their recommendations. AND they serve an exemplary breakfast to set you up for the day - a novelty given our experience with Airbnb to date. Too bad we couldn't have stayed a few more days.....

    April 2013
  • Had a great stay with Becky and Bob. The place was very homey, clean, and they were wonderful hosts. We really enjoyed our breakfast with them and delicious homemade granola!

    January 2013
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Berkshire Immigrant Center, Common Good Finance
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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