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.
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
The Riverhouse was cozy and pleasantly appointed. It has a lovely view of the Housatonic River. The house accommodated 4 people (sisters) adequately.
It is approximately 15 yards or so from the only road around so traffic noise was sometimes an issue in the bedrooms. Bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper.
Thank you for your nice comments and we are sorry the road noise was bothersome to you. It is a difficult issue since we are the only house on that side of the road nearest to the River and close to the road. Since it is so quiet in the area, the occasional cars do seem louder at night. We have provided fans and a dedicated sound/white noise machine to help light sleepers. We appreciate your suggestions.
The apartment was exactly as described and the communication with the host went smoothly. It was our first stay in the area but we will definitely try to come back
My husband and I just spent an idyllic week at the Riverhouse. The location is great…between GB and Lenox. What a charming spot…close to Tanglewood and other Berkshire cultural events. We walked in to lunch at the restaurant…Pleasant and Main in Housatonic.
The view of the Housatonic River from the deck is soul reviving….the sunsets memorable. The apartment is beautifully appointed and spotless. Bee (host) is a joy to work and clearly cares about this special place. We will definitely return in the future.
The location was perfect. We were centrally located to everything - food, hiking, canoeing (right on our doorstep for a short morning paddle) and minutes from Stockbridge Bowl, culture and, of course, Berkshire Bakery down the street. The deck overlooking the river was our morning's delight. The apartment was stocked with everything i might have forgotten or needed. I would definitely recommend this space
This was one of our best experiences with Airbnb so far.
Bee's house was wonderful and very comfortable. Everything was classy - rooms, furniture, utensils and kitchen. What we loved the most was sitting in the balcony with a glass of wine and watching the river gently flow by.
Peg, who greeted us when we arrived, was very gracious to host us for wine and cheese one evening. We loved meeting her and living in this great house.
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