About this listing
My sweet turn of the century cottage is located on 2 acres in the village of Mill River, MA. This is truly the best of both worlds - you get the quiet seclusion of a house nestled in the woods, across from the Konkopot River, with accessibility to ev
My sweet turn of the century cottage is located on 2 acres in the village of Mill River, MA. This is truly the best of both worlds - you get the quiet seclusion of a house nestled in the woods, across from the Konkopot River, with accessibility to everything the Berkshires has to offer. The village of New Marlborough (of which Mill River is part of) is tiny and picturesque, but it offers 3 exceptional restaurants (The Inn on the Green, Southfield Store, and Gedney Farm), a well stocked general store, and many gorgeous and public natural wonders (Umpachene Falls, Campbell Falls, Questing, Dry Hill Reservation). 10 minutes to Great Barrington, 20 minutes to Infinity Hall in Norfolk,CT, 30 minutes to Tanglewood. Perfect accommodations if you need a place to stay when attending a wedding or event at Gedney Farm (2 miles down the road). Bedrooms are beautifully furnished - one with 2 twin beds and one with an antique double bed, both with ceiling fans, plus a sofa bed for one in the downstairs parlour. Although it is not air-conditioned, the floor to ceiling windows make for wonderful cross ventilation. ONE full bath on FIRST FLOOR (for those with accessibility issues with this "quirk" of an older home, please take note), fully equipped kitchen with Viking stove and Miele dishwasher, formal dining room, parlour with bay window. During the spring and summer, a spacious screened porch is perfect for dining and relaxing, as well as herb and vegetable gardens for the ultimate in locavore harvesting. A charcoal barbecue is available for use as well. Wireless internet (password upon request), Direct TV with HBO. Please view the pictures of the cottage and property - words cannot do it justice!
PLEASE NOTE: Unless you have AT&T, there is no cell service at the house and is spotty in the Berkshires in general. Guests are welcome to make and receive calls on the landline and voicemail password can be given upon request. If you need a house very cool and air conditioned in the summer, or very warm in the winter (like 80 degrees), then this is probably not the house for you. I only accept reservations from people with completed profiles, and there is a three night minimum for the holiday weekends of Memorial Day , July 4th and Labor day.
Vegetable and herb garden, a well stocked kitchen with lots of spices and high quality olive oils and vinegars, as well as other seasonings.
Interaction with Guests
When I rent the house out, I sometimes go away for the weekend, or I stay at my parent's house which has very limited cell service (I provide you with their number). There has never been a catastrophe, but please bear in mind that sometimes I will not be able to get back to you immediately, although I am careful to check my phone when I have guests staying at the house.
Neighbors are very friendly, willing to help a hand or give advice if needed, but not intrusive. It's a place where "time stands still"- indeed, at the general store, you will find pictures of the center of town that look the same except for the size of the trees. Due to some very stringent zoning ordinances, you won't find condos ever cropping up. If you stay here and like Mill River, I can recommend it to any potential home buyer (I have been here 17 years).
- no smoking inside the house
- There is no cell service in the village, but guest may choose to have their calls forwarded to the house, free of charge.