2 bdrm.Riverhouse in the Berkshires

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Park St, Great Barrington, MA 01230, United States

This is a very special old farmhouse that has been renovated with care and sensitivity to it's history. On the banks of Rising Pond of the Housatonic river, it has a unique and convenient location to all summer and winter Berkshire activities

The Space

In the heart of the Berkshires, this Riverhouse is conveniently located between Stockbridge and Great Barrington. Most unique property located on the bank of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River!
Spectacular views from the deck and picture window of this upstairs artist’s aerie, filled with original art by local artists.

Built in 1860, the Riverhouse has been updated and outfitted for modern-day convenience but retains it’s charm and unique appeal. The only house located on the banks of Rising Pond, it offers spectacular views of fall foliage, wildlife, and catch-and-release fishing from the deck. Easy access from the bank of the property for small boating and sculling. Located in the heart of the Berkshires, Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., the Rockwell Museum, Chesterfield, summer stock theatre, music, and dance are all just minutes away. Fully equipped kitchen with all cooking utensils and serving dishes make eating on the deck and entertaining a delight. Walking distance to Berkshire Mountain Bakery for delicious french pastries, bread and take away pizza! Taft Organic Farms is right down the road 1.25 miles. Local loop bus stops right outside the door.

The open floor plan and lovely views makes this efficient upstairs apartment seem much larger than it’s 700 square feet. The two private bedrooms include twin beds (that can be made into a king) in the first and a queen-size bed in the second. The large bathroom features an antique full-size claw foot bathtub with shower. Complete kitchen with full size appliances and all cooking and serving utensils.Full laundry facilities available.

Accommodates a maximum of 4 people. If your party is larger, consider also renting in addition our sister property (Rock Garden apartment) located just 300 yards down the road. See this listing under my full profile and reviews at right.

High Season:
$1200/week June-September (one week minimum rental)
Shorter stays possible depending on availability

$75 cleaning fee

Off Season:
$750/ week October-May (3 night minimum $450)
Shorter stays available depending on availability at $175 a night
$2250/month all utilities included
Please inquire about discount for longer term stays.
$75 cleaning fee

Guest Access

This is the completely private two-bedroom upstairs apartment in a two-floor duplex. Guests have total access to all of the grounds along the river, charcoal grill (in the warmer months) and two parking spaces on the property.

Interaction with Guests

My mother-in-law will greet you with the key and be available for any questions or needs you might have during your stay.

The Neighborhood

The Riverhouse is secluded and peaceful but very centrally located to all winter and summer activities. Taft Farms for local products and produce is just 1 mile down the road and the Berkshire Mountain Bakery is within walking distance for fantastic baked goods, pizza, soups and delicious tapenades.

Other Things to Note

If you are lucky, my brother-in-law's band will be practicing in the music shed and you will be treated to wonderful live music during your stay.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $2250 /month
Cleaning Fee: $75
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We stayed there with our 2 children and had a great time. It's very nice and comfortable. The hosts are really charming and the view stunning! It's a great place and we hope to visit again!

    February 2014
  • We went to Tanglewood to support a colleague running in the Memorial Day Marathon and were delighted to stumble upon Bee's place. We were warmly greeted by her hospitable mother-in-law, who gave us excellent suggestions and information throughout our stay. The house was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The location was unexpectedly perfect for our trip - we opened the front door holding our tea cups just in time to see our colleague run past us on mile 15 of his marathon. The views - well, it is the only house next to the Housatonic River, and does not disappoint, not even in the rainy weather. We are all hoping to come back at some point. It would be a delightful getaway with family and friends, or an amazing spot to take a retreat.

    May 2013
  • A lovely location and a charming place to stay. We would definitely like to visit the area again and stay at the river house.

    July 2012
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