About this listing
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
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.
$1200/week June-September (one week minimum rental)
Shorter stays possible depending on availability
$75 cleaning fee
$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
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. The Riverhouse is located directly on the river bank and near a road. Small children must be supervised at all times when outdoors.
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 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.
There is a local bus that stops directly in front of the Riverhouse but a car is recommended.
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.
We would appreciate quiet hours between 11pm-7am.
No smoking indoors.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
The Riverhouse is absolutely beautiful! I stayed here while in town for my best friend's wedding. It was incredibly peaceful and exactly what I needed! The view alone was worth it. Additionally, Bee was flexible and incredibly kind. A great host and a great space! I would highly recommend it! It's also very close to her other property if you are staying with a group!
We had such a lovely time at the Riverhouse.
Bee greeted us upon our arrival, was friendly, personable and was happy to answer any questions.
The space met every expectation. The deck and the view were outstanding. The space as a whole was comfortable and lovely to spend time in. The kitchen was easy to cook in, and well appointed.
Bee highly recommended the bakery down the street--she's right, those almond croissants are crazy delicious. We also went to the Prairie Whale in nearby Great Barrington, which was fantastic. There was a good hiking book provided, which we also found very useful.
A lovely trip overall. We hope to return soon.
We had a fantastic time at the Riverhouse in Great Barrington. Bee was prompt with her communication before our arrival, and we were met by Peg who was charming and very helpful in showing us around the house. The view off of the deck was incredible -- we had lunch and sat out there for a few hours while the sun went down upon arrival. I was running in the Memorial Day Marathon and the location could not have been better. A short drive away from Lenox and downtown Great Barrington, I couldn't have asked for a better host!
The house was perfectly located. The deck with a sunset was the perfect way to start our getaway. The bakery nearby was a tasty way to start the first morning. The nearby Appalachian trail was just what we were looking for. The town had so many things to offer dinner, lunch, breakfast, a quick drink, live music you name it has it.
Lots of space, clean, all the amenities we needed.
Wat a beautiful area.We loved the house and the sight from the balcony.Bee was very fast to respond and friendly. Great location for hiking and nearby lovely places as Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington.
They did a wonderful job of welcoming my family. We arrived later than we had expected and I was able to be in touch with Peg directly
Lovely welcome from Peg when we arrived. The house couldn't be more perfectly located and the view from the deck unsurpassable in its fall colours. We've loved the area, so much to see and do from hiking, visiting art galleries, the Hancock Shaker village and lovely historic houses. Breakfast from the bakery or in Housatonic and delicious meals all around. Recommend the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough for a special occasion and more relaxed dining at the Alium or Babba Louie's in Great Barrington. A trip to the theatre at Shakespeare and Co was good too.
A great shower, relaxing bath, very comfortable bed...what more does a holiday home require. Hope we'll make our way back one day
Heather and Ken
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About the Host, Bee
We love meeting people from all over the world. Our passion is traveling and we know what makes for a pleasant and memorable vacation. Our properties offer clean, spacious and comfortable alternatives to hotels in unique and wonderful settings be it the city or more rural setting.