The House in its entirety with an enclosed porch to the left.The living room part of the Great Room.
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Serene Beautiful Berkshire Setting

United StatesNew YorkCanaan
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Charming room with Tempur-Pedic queen bed and private bath. Breakfast included. Comfortable home on a quiet country road. Access to house- living room, kitchen, gardens. In Hudson Valley, close to cultural Berkshires, easy access from NYC & Boston.

The House in its entirety with an enclosed porch to the left.

The House in its entirety with an enclosed porch to the left.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $10
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly discount: 24%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space


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. 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, The room has hard wood floors, new windows, a dresser 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.

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House Rules

We have an additional room available available for guests. Please let us know if you are interested in that. There would be an additional cost for the additional room.

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.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay
The living room part of the Great Room.

The living room part of the Great Room.

Your Host



New York, United States · Member since April 2012

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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