About this listing
Comfortable, 4 bedroom home on 4 acres on a quiet country road. Private room and bathroom. Access to house- living room, gardens... Located in Hudson Valley, close to cultural Berkshires, easy access from NYC & Boston.
MILK & HONEY GETAWAY
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 new bed with a queen sized Tempur-Pedic mattress and a private adjoining bathroom.
My "Peaceful Secluded Berkshire Setting" listing has a pillow-top double bed mattress with the first floor bathroom very close by.
With either bedroom choice, the bathroom will be for your private use, since our bathroom is upstairs. 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 for either room. Both rooms have hard wood floors, new windows, dressers 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.
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 coffee after our guests return from their adventures.
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.
Free parking on site. A vehicle is needed to get around in our rural area. 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.
We have two rooms available that can accommodate up to three adults each.
One must rent each room separately. This one is called my "Peaceful Secluded Berkshire Setting"... and the other is called my "Serene Beautiful Berkshire Setting"...
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.
Our host Rebecca was lovely, warm and welcoming. Her home was even nicer than in her modest description. On arrival there is a good relaxing and safe feeling. Surrounded by nature, the setting is pastoral, quiet and fragrant.The rooms are pleasant and the bathroom convenient, attractive and clean.
There are many attractions within 25 miles. Rebecca was happy to describe and suggest several highly enjoyable places to visit.
Simply put our accommodations, our host, our overall experience was excellent.
Becky was a very kind and gracious host! Her place was very comfortable and cozy, and she took the time to orient us to the area even though we were only there for a brief night. Additionally, she prepared a delicious yogurt breakfast the morning we woke up. Definitely stay here if you can!
Rebecca was there when we arrived and welcomed us warmly. Her house is beautiful and we would have loved to stay longer. We enjoyed getting to know her over breakfast (yoghurt, fresh blueberries, and homemade granola - yum) and she had a lot of great tips for our next destination. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was clean and had a beautiful view of the backyard. We highly recommend staying here, especially if you're looking for a quiet getaway.
Becky and Bob made us feel welcome from the very first. Everything was just as described in their listing. They were very generous in sharing their home and we plan to stay there the next time we are in Canaan.
The stay in Becky's home in Canaan exceeded our expectations. We had a very comfortable and restful stay. Becky went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, serving us tea and making a beautiful breakfast. However, what I most appreciated was the opportunity to learn about Canaan and the area from her, tapping in her recommendations for places to eat and play, as well as her knowledge of local history, culture, and politics.
Rebecca has a lovely home in the Berkshires just a few miles from Kripalu Yoga Center. The first night we made dinner together which was delicious and enjoyable. The room has a comfortable bed and private bath with both tub and shower options. I totally enjoyed my stay.
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About the Host, Rebecca
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.