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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
GETAWAY & REUNION " LAND of MILK & HONEY"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Becky and Bob were so warm and welcoming to our group! We had up to 9 people staying at the house over a three day period for our wedding at The Abode in New Lebanon. The home is just minutes from our wedding venue and a very short drive into Pittsfield - it was perfectly located! Guests travelled from states across the eastern US and arrived at varying times. Becky was flexible with our check in and out times which helped make a chaotic time less stressful. Becky's overview of their home was thorough and from the very beginning I felt like family more than a guest. She was quick to show us all of our options for sleeping arrangements, and we all had plenty of space and needed privacy. It was hard to tell there were so many people staying in one place! The patio was a great spot for the girls to have coffee in the morning, and we all really enjoyed the open layout and gathering space in the kitchen and den areas. From the pond on the back of the property to the fresh strawberries, it truly is a get away and we simply wish we could have had more time to enjoy the property. Becky & Bob were available for anything at all, but I'm so glad we didn't need to reach out to them. Their home has information on local attractions and they had recommendations for things to do. Even as a "local:, it was greatly appreciated to help our out of state friends get acquainted with the area! We will definitely book this beautiful property again if we ever have a large group back home again. The only drawback we can even think of is the need to park cars strategically for entry and exit. The driveway is long and slightly narrow at some points, but we managed to fit 6 cars without a problem after Becky gave us some pointers. Thank you, Becky and Bob for a great time away to enjoy our wedding and all of the last minute planning and events that lead up to it!!
Rebecca's home was very cozy, and a perfect getaway from New York City. We were a group of 13 people, and we enjoyed our time immensely. Even though Rebecca wasn't around, she made herself available over the phone, and graciously answered all of our questions. Her home was clean and very comfortable - we would highly recommend it for a weekend vacation!
My 4 sisters and I stayed at Becky's place in the Berkshires for 3-nights. Everything about Becky's house was fantastic. She quickly responded to any text's, offered up recommendations for the Berkshire's, and allowed us to have a large family gathering at the house. The house was beautiful, comfortable, clean, and definitely large enough for a comfortable visit for larger groups. The location is in a beautiful spot that allowed for morning walks. I would love to return to the Berkshires during the Summer or Fall, and I would not hesitate to stay at Becky's beautiful home. Thank you for a great stay Becky, we all loved it!!
Rebecca's home was super cozy, and she was very welcoming and helpful. The woods surrounding the house were magical in the snow, and use of Rebecca's snow shoes and sleds made it a great adventure! Would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend in the country.
Our group of 9 friends spent the MLK weekend at Rebecca’s place. Booking was fast and easy; Rebecca was very flexible with our check-in and check-out time. The house was clean, well equipped, and comfortable. We had a good time staying at Rebecca’s place. Thanks again for sharing this wonderful house with us.
We spent our thanksgiving at Becky's and had a wonderful time. The house is lovely and perfect for our gathering. The communication was seamless and easy. We definitely recommend this place for anyone who's looking for a nice and peaceful getaway.
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A proposito dell'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.