About this listing
Are you ready for ski and snowboarding? Christmas in the country? Hunker down in this fabulous 1810 4 bedroom home, 2 miles from Catamount and close to Butternut and Jiminy Peak. Modern updates, old world charm, children and pets welcome!
Enjoy rural beauty in the Berkshires! Our 200 year old house is authentic, comfortable and family friendly. The house is 2 hours from NYC, 10 miles from Great Barrington and 20 miles from Hudson. The house has hammocks,swings, antiques, books and games, 5 fireplaces and a massage chair. 1 BR has a queen sized bed, one has a full size bed. There are two kid's BR’s; one with a brand new full sized bed and a full size futon and the other with a single bed.
Great for a romantic weekend, a spa getaway or a family weekend. There's plenty to do in the area.
The house has wireless internet, a digital HD Smart TV, a Wii U and a Ouija Board.
The main floor includes a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor gas grill, dining room; living room and a full bath with full-sized washer/dryer. The house has original wideboard floors and plaster walls.
The second floor has four bedrooms, and a brand new full bathroom.
On a clear night, the dark sky has more stars than the Greek isles. Catch the Perseid meteor showers in early August.
Nearby towns of Great Barrington, Lenox, Lee, Pittsfield, and Stockbridge in the Berkshires have galleries, museums, kids attractions, historical points and more. WIlliamstown is about 40 minutes ride with the newly reopened Clark Art Institute and Mass (website hidden). Greylock is 45 minutes in North Adams.
Wireless internet, Cable TV, Full Chef's Kitchen, Dishes, Glassware, Utensils, Cookware, New Refrigerator, Stove and Oven, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Dishwasher, Toaster, Weber Gas Grill
Bed Linens, Blankets, Pillows, Bath Towels,
DVD player, Books, Games and Toys for Kids and Adults, Electric keyboards, electric guitar, amp and room to play
Phone, Iron and Ironing Board, Alarm Clocks Washer/Dryer, Porch, Ceiling Fans Ample Parking.
Kids welcome. Treehouse, swing set, 2 bicycles, 3 kayaks
Activities and Attractions: Antiquing, hiking, golfing, canoeing, kayaking. Stand Up paddle boarding, fishing, hunting, dining, skiing, snowboarding, tubing and lots of Berkshire and upstate rural charm. Catamount ski area has an adventure park with zip lines two minutes from the house. Miniature golf, a driving range and go carts are less than one mile away. And our inground pool and hammocks are a great way to pass the day until dinner. (Summer only.)
Antiquing abounds in Sheffield, Great Barrington, Hudson, Rhinebeck and many other surrounding towns. Nearby auction houses include Meisner's, Copake Auction, Stair Galleries.
Several state parks offer fishing, hunting, hiking, within a 30 minute drive.
Area activities: Pick your own Pumpkins, apples, berries: Farmers' markets, Spas, (Canyon Ranch, Kripalu), Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Museums (Norman Rockwell, Berkshire Museum, Mass Moca, Clark Art Institute), Botanical gardens, Religious shrine, Golfing, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Canoeing, Freshwater Fishing, Snowmobiling, Biking, Water Skiing, Dining, Whitewater Rafting, Fly Fishing, Mountain Climbing, Swimming, Boating, Pier Fishing, Tennis, Live music (Cafe Helsinki, Music Mountain, Tanglewood
2 minutes to ski slopes of Catamount, 20 minutes to Butternut
2 Bathrooms plus an additional one in summer time in the pool house
# of Guests at Rates Listed: 9, if children and adults, 6 if adults only
Smoking Allowed Outside only
Linens/Towels Provided Yes
Cleaning Fee Yes
Local Telephone Use Yes
Cable TV Yes
Wii U and games
Guests have access to everything in the house.
Hillsdale is the gateway to the Berkshires and to Hudson NY. It has oodles of charm, easy to difficult hiking trails. great restaurants, a beautiful old New England style church, the Hawthorne Valley Farm and lots to do.
There is no convenient public transit. You need a car. Can get here by plane to Albany and rent a car, or to any of the NY airports and rent a car.
The house is comfortable and filled with antiques. But it is not stuffy! Kids are welcome. Pots and pans in the beehive stove are left from the original owners, (c.1810) but there are also newer pots and pans for you to use. Bathrooms are five years old. The house envelopes one with warmth.
Guests have access to everything in the house.
Interaction with Guests
We will help you if there are questions about the area we can answer.
Hillsdale is the gateway to the Berkshires and to Hudson NY. It has oodles of charm, easy to difficult hiking trails. great restaurants, a beautiful old New England style church, the Hawthorne Valley Farm nearby and lots to do.
There is no convenient public transit. A car is neccessary. Can get here by plane to Albany and rent a car, or to any of the NY airports and rent a car.
Other Things to Note
The house is comfortable and filled with antiques, but not stuffy! Kids welcome. Pots and pans in the beehive stove are left from the original owners, (c.1810) but there are also newer pots and pans for you to use. Bathrooms are new. The house envelopes one with warmth.
Up to 6 adults in the house or 4 adults and up to 5 children. Check with me if your group is any larger.
Friendly well trained dogs okay. No smoking in the house.