Village Farmhouse Artist Retreat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Egremont Plain Rd, Egremont, MA 01230, United States

It's a lovely light filled space!

Your host, Jana
14 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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It's a lovely light filled space!

The Space


Come stay at my beautiful 1 bedroom apartment in the quaint village of North Egremont, MA. The large, immaculate apartment is attached to my house, (so I'm right next door if you need me) but extremely private. It is eco-friendly with bamboo floors throughout. You will have a fully equipped kitchen, a gorgeous bathroom with whirlpool bath and volcanic tiles from Mount Vesuvius, a private bedroom with Queen bed, an open concept living/dining room with a large queen size pull out couch.

You don't have to bring a thing except personal items and food. I supply coffee, tea, half & half, and orange juice. There are spices and oil for cooking as well.

We are 20 minutes to Tanglewood and Kripalu, and only 5 minutes to Great Barrington, winner of Smithsonian Magazine's best small town in America.

We have high speed internet, satellite TV, and a separate entrance for your complete privacy and quiet. Cell service is spotty, sorry, we're rural.

Listen to the coyotes off in the distance from the little deck, take a hike, take in a show in town or eat at our many wonderful, eclectic restaurants. I'm a writer, so I'm very quiet. If you're a writer or artist, this is wonderful place to come and regroup, relax, and get inspired. Even if you're not, there's so much to do in the Berkshires and my place is centrally located, easy to find and very comfortable.

I speak some Spanish and Chinese, so if you need some translating, I can help. I've been living here for 27 years, so I know lots about the area and would love to recommend places to go and things to do. Hope to see you!

Guest Access

Canoe, bikes

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as you like

The Neighborhood

Walk to the river, the lake, the park or the general store

Getting around

Car or bike

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $975 /week
Monthly Price: $3200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • What a beautiful weekend we had up in Egremont. Three friends and I settled into Jana's wonderfully welcoming apartment and imediately upon arrival we knew it was going to be a delightful stay. Jana is supremely accomdating and kind, and the conditions of her apartment reflect this. It was clean, private and well-put-together, and there was even coffee and muffins for breakfast! If we ever go back up to the Great Barrington region (and I'm sure we will, it's a marvelous area), Jana's place will be the first spot on our list. Thank you very much for a marvelous stay!

    November 2013
    Response from Jana:

    The pleasure was all mine! You and your guests were delightful and I really look forward to your next visit!

    November 2013
  • Very nice and Jana (email hidden).

    October 2013
  • This was a comfortable base for exploring the Berkshires. It's a spacious one-bedroom guest apartment atop a garage, furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Jana was a kind and conscientious host.

    October 2013
  • Jana (email hidden)(ess). Her retreat is beautifully decorated and in a great location. The pictures do not reflect the peaceful and calm of this place. We spent a busy weekend, shuttling back and forth from Great Barrington, while finding time to read in Jana's spacious back yard. Highly recommended!

    August 2013
    Response from Jana:

    It was equally a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. I am so happy for the opportunity to meet such warm people! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and used my backyard for such literary pleasures! Come back anytime! And soon!

    August 2013
  • My friends and I had a wonderful time at Jana's. The place was very clean and Jana was incredibly nice. We really lucked out finding this place as it helped to make our trip great.

    Thanks Jana!

    August 2013
    Response from Jana:

    Hi Mark,
    It was lovey meeting you and your friends! Next time you are in town from Chicago, please stay with me again!
    All the best,

    August 2013
  • Jana is a very warm and gracious host. She really wants to be sure that you have a good stay and get to wherever you want to go. Her home is clean and sweet. I would recommend people stay here. It's in a beautiful part of the mountains and pretty accessible to all the major Berkshires events.

    August 2013
    Response from Jana:

    It was lovely meeting you both! I hope you will come back and are welcome anytime!

    August 2013
  • to fully understand this comment would be REQUIRED to view photos that we have done to the apartment but in the space of reviews is not possible to attach images. We sent to organization (airbnb) and we can send to anyone who requests us. Photos are emblematic and were taken at the most dirty items and only after we have already gone to the laundry to wash sheets and towels to be able to sleep ... so we have no photos of bed sheets, (website hidden) really believes that toilet, pillows and beds were clean and 'sparkling'? Who‘ll see photos will understand that were not so microscopic germs ... To welcome guests flowers are not enough and combine complaints to nationality of guests is, for us, a big sign of provincialism.
    It's important to say that lady Laiz was in a hurry to go away at our arrive (she must go to their sister’s restaurant) and we could not see the apartment with her accurately the same day of our arrival.
    We discovered all only the evening, when owner was already gone. So we had no other choice but to run to the laundry. Also we stayed until the fourth day because hotels of good level were too expensive for us. But when we found a mouse in the bedroom the fourth night, we booked immediately an hotel (exceeding our budget) and we run away!
    Finally it is not true that the day of our arrival we never warned about arrival time. Instead, we have responded 3 times to emails that she had sent that morning but did not get any feedback from her. If necessary we can also show the email to anyone who requires it.
    Per comprendere appieno questo commento sarebbe NECESSARIO visionare le foto che abbiamo fatto all'appartamento ma nello spazio delle recensioni non è previsto allegare immagini. Le abbiamo spedite all’organizzazione (airbnb) e le (email hidden) farà richiesta per email. Sono emblematiche. Le foto sono state scattate alla cose piu' sporche e solo dopo avere già portato in lavanderia lenzuola e asciugamani per poterci dormire...quindi non abbiamo le foto dei lenzuoli, purtroppo. Veramente l'Host crede che gabinetto, cuscini e letti fossero puliti e 'sparkling'? Chi vedrà le foto potrà capire che forse non si tratta di germi microscopici e polvere invisibile… Per dare il benvenuto i fiori non bastano e associare i sacrosanti reclami alla nazionalità degli ospiti è per noi indice di grande provincialismo.
    Abbiamo resistito fino alla quarta notte perchè gli hotel di buon livello erano troppo costosi. Quando però abbiamo rincorso un topolino trovato in casa la quarta notte, abbiamo prenotato un hotel (superando il budget) e siamo fuggiti!
    Infine non è vero che il giorno del nostro arrivo non abbiamo mai avvisato sull'orario di arrivo. Abbiamo invece risposto 3 volte alla email che ci aveva mandato la mattina stessa ma non abbiamo avuto alcun feedback da parte sua. Se necessario possiamo mostrare anche le email a chiunque lo richiederà.

    August 2013
    Response from Jana:

    I can only say how disappointed I was by this hosting experience. Never before have I been so insulted. My apartment was immaculate, as it is for all my guests. My warmth at our meeting was equal to any, yet, from the moment Agnese and Arnaldo stepped into my home, everything displeased them. I went out of my way to try and placate them, went above and beyond any hosting responsibility, yet nothing had any effect. It is with great disappointment and sadness that I leave this response, but I feel I have no choice.

    August 2013
  • Jana's place has a great location in Egremont, across the street from the Inn at Sweet Water Farm. The fully equipped kitchen made food prep fun and easy. (email hidden) for a weekend escape to the Berkshires.

    July 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay. Everything was as advertised. Jana met us and was very gracious. The place is really VERY nice and comfortable. Being able make breakfast and put together a picnic lunch were important to us. Note that there is an air conditioner in the bed room window, and we did need it! I would recommend it highly.

    July 2013
  • My family and I had the most wonderful stay at Jana's place. The apartment is completely private and in immaculate condition. The living space is large and comfortable with an open kitchen and the bedroom was peaceful with a comfortable bed and nice furnishings. So much better than staying in a hotel room. The location was also great- close to Great Barrington but on a quiet stretch of road. Jana (email hidden)- helpful and warm. She left a couple of her books for us to take and even autographed another picture book that she wrote for my almost-3 year old. We will definitely be going back (and hopefully staying longer)!

    July 2013
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I'm the mother of two amazing adult children, a writer, an ESL teacher, a jeweler, and a musician of sorts. I have written a ton of books and have several of them actually published and some are even winning awards. I am the very first Writer-In-Residence at Herman Melville's home, Arrowhead where I have the amazing privilege to sit at his desk and write, uninterrupted. Bliss! I spent many years in New York City as a refugee resettlement counselor before moving up to the Berkshires in 1986. For four years I (email hidden) in China and have been to many parts of Asia and South & Central America. I've only been to Europe twice but want to visit again soon. I love to travel and as a writer, I'm beginning to do a lot of author visits to schools all over the place. I was recently in Peru for two weeks, and I'll be in Colorado, Tennessee and Mexico in 2014. I am planning to build a wildflower meadow in the backyard this fall and have lots of kale and zucchini which I hope you will pick! I have just learned how to "distress" furniture and have a blast tag-sale-ing and buying stuff to upcycle. I am working on two novels, one for young adults, the other for adults. I go above and beyond when I host, and will respond quickly to any problem that might arise. I am very proud of my home and want you to have the best experience you can while you are here. I have lots of DVDs you can borrow for nights you want to stay in. I love to offer suggestions, so please ask away! I hope to see you soon! Jana
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