Sit on the porch and enjoy the view.Walk into the living part of the "Great Room"
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Berkshire Country Gathering Getaway

United StatesNew YorkCanaan
Entire home/apt
14 Guests
4 Bedrooms
6 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Comfortable, 4 bedroom home situated on 4 acres on a quiet country road. Hard wood floors, a fireplace, sun porch, piano and a well-equipped kitchen. Located in the Hudson Valley, close to the cultural Berkshires with easy access from NYC and Boston

The Space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 6
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $500
Weekly discount: 14%
Cancellation: Moderate


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, dock, boating and fishing), which is 3 miles away.

There are two first-floor bedrooms available for guests, one has a queen sized Tempur Pedic bed and the other a pillow-top double bed. Each room can accommodate another foam/blow-up mattress on the floor. The upstairs has a master bedroom with a pillow top queen sized bed, magnificent views and a ceiling fan. In addition there is a guest room/study/entertainment room with a pull out couch.

There are foam mattresses and blow-up mattresses available for any room. All rooms have linens, and 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 house. Bathrooms on both first and second floor. Cook meals, store goods in refrigerator, make some tea, relax in grand open room, build a fire, play spinet piano, browse our extensive libraries. Enjoy our backyard, patio area, and fire pit. Walk in our woods, sit on the bench at our pond. Park your car(s) in our two bay garage.

Interaction with Guests

We will always try to greet you in person upon arrival and departure, in addition to phone calls and emails before your visit. We usually stay close by during your visit, so we can be of assistance in person or have someone else help you as needed.

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's at your service.

Getting Around

Plenty of free parking on site and a two bay garage with a doorway into the house. One must have a car to get around in this area. Use our bikes 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 destination location. My house is nearly equidistant to ski areas Jiminy Peak, Butternut Basin, Catamount and Bosquet.

INCLUDED IN YOUR RENTAL IS A PASS TO A PRIVATE SANDY BEACH ON BEAUTIFUL QUEECHY LAKE (along with lifeguards, dock, boating and fishing), which is 3 miles away.

House Rules

Welcome! I hope you enjoy my home. Here are some notes that might enhance your stay...

Treat house with respect.
No smoking in the house and no pets allowed.
Preferred to leave shoes on porch.

Safety Features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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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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