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Ruth & Gareth

Member since: 2014
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Cultural Playground of the East 2 bed Cottage, 5 mins walk to the Red Lion Inn.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Stockbridge holiday cottage

Two bedroom 1600+sf. cottage in Historic Stockbridge. Close to Tanglewood.

This 1600 sq. ft. cottage boasts everything you would need for your visit to the Berkshires whether it be for a full summer / winter season to explore this beautiful area or a quick getaway to Tanglewood,

The recently added master suite features a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom and a bonus separate sitting area.

The second bedroom features two twin beds (or 1 king) and two closets and can be configured as a second master with it's own recently renovated bathroom with large soaking tub.

There is an additional queen size sofa bed in the sun room bringing total beds to 5 with a maximum occupancy of 6+ (but remember ... only two bathrooms)

The large living area boasts a beautifully lighted sun room with all round windows for wonderful views of the river, golf course and sunset or could be used as an ideal artist's spot.

The main living area has a full size fireplace and two large sofas.

The kitchen includes a microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, gas oven and stove stop, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer

5 minutes walk to several restaurants and shops in Stockbridge town center. A pleasant 1.1 mile stroll to the Norman Rockwell Museum (ask us for the picturesque woodland route) 5 minutes drive to Tanglewood.

Easy access to Tanglewood and all the delights of the Berkshire summer season including the many stages of the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Ask us about Tanglewood/Shakespeare tickets (we sometimes have discounted tickets) and picnic chairs for the summer season.

This 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage dates from the 1800's and was the former carriage house of the 1792 built main house. Norman Rockwell's close friend Doctor Donald Campbell used part of the main house as his doctor's office and is featured in the Rockwell painting 'Before the Shot'.

Other nearby attractions include the Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, Jacobs Pillow, Kripalu Yoga Center, The Mount (Edith Warton's wonderful property), Canyon Ranch and the Cranwell Resort and Spa in the neighboring village of Lenox, Stockbridge Bowl, Berkshire Botanical Garden and Alice's Restaurant to name just a few.

Winter wonderland with nearby ski areas; Butternut (10 minutes), Catamount (25 minutes) and Jiminy Peak (40 minutes). Miles of cross country skiing right from the back yard of the property.

Central air conditioning will be available for the inevitable heat wave during Tanglewood season. ( 1 room will have a window A/C)

We are dog friendly but will charge a small extra cleaning fee and a refundable pet deposit. Please let us know your pets details before you arrive. We discourage leaving your dog alone but if we are around we will consider dog sitting while you go to the theatre.

2 parking spaces are available next to the house, street parking available.

This is a non smoking property.

Guest Access


You have full access to a private cottage. Use of back yard and patio of the main house. Access to the Housatonic river from back yard of property. (Bring your kayak)

Interaction with Guests


Owners will be present in the main house on most occasions and will be happy to assist guests with recommendations for local wining, dining and attractions.

The Neighborhood


This truly is the cultural playground of the east with all that it has to offer but we also have great hiking and local dining to finish off a wonderful stay in this beautiful part of the United States.

Getting around


Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) bus #21 will pick you up and drop you off at the apartment/cottage. Just wave to the driver as the #21 bus approaches.

Please check on the BRTA website for latest schedule. Approximate times as follows:

East Bound from Stockbridge to Lee Outlet Mall/Big Y supermarket

Mon-Fri every hour from 7:10 AM to 6:10 PM

Saturday every hour from 8:10 AM to 6:10 PM

Southbound from Stockbridge to Housatonic and Great Barrington

Mon-Fri every hour from 7:40 AM to 4:40 PM

Saturday every hour from 8:40 AM to 4:40 PM

Connect at Lee Prime Outlets for Lenox, Pittsfield, North Adams and Williamstown.

Other Things to Note


Nearby Ski Areas





oOtis Ridge

oJiminy Peak


Theaters, Music, Dance , Movies



oShakespeare and Company

oMahaiwe Performing Arts Center

oJacob’s Pillow

oColonial Theater

oBarrington Stage

oArlo Guthrie Center

oBerkshire Theater Festival

oTriplex+ Movies

oRoyal Berkshire Mall Movies 10

Historic Sites


oThe Merwin House

oThe Bidwell House

oWEB Dubois

oThe Mission House

oThe Mount

oVentfort Hall

oHancock Shaker Village




oNormal Rockwell Museum

oBerkshire Museum

oClark Museum


oBerkshire Scenic Railway and Museum

oThe Herman Melville House (Moby Dick)

oMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

oThe Tyringham Gingerbread House

General Activities




oWater skiing


oBerkshire Botanical Gardens

oCross country skiing


oZip Lines

oAdventure Park Jiminy Peak

o6 Flags New England

Other Activities


oOutlet Mall at Lee


oCultural events


oArt galleries

oFine dining

oFarmers markets

oChihuly Glass at Schantz Galleries

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth & Gareth (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

Why Ruth & Gareth chose Berkshires

The cottage is part of a 1792 built estate that was once owned by Norman Rockwell's great friend Doctor Donald Campbell. The Doctor and his family appear in many of Rockwell's paintings including the most famous Before the Shot that was actually painted in part of the main house that was used as the doctors surgery.

What makes this cottage unique

River views, 18th green of Stockbridge Golf Course, walking to the Red Lion Inn


based on 6 traveller reviews

Cultural Playground of the East 2 bed Cottage, 5 mins walk to the Red Lion Inn.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three adults spent a delightful August week in Ruth and Gareth's charming cottage. We are seasoned Berkshire visitors and we've sampled a wide variety of accommodations over the years. For us, this place is clearly tops. There's plenty of space, lots of sunlight, and (in our case) there's serious central air conditioning for those days when it's muggy and warm.

The kitchen and baths have "all mod cons" and the entire place is so clean it feels almost brand new. Our hosts were readily available for consultation, but we were in fine shape almost every minute. It's a rare treat to be able to gaze at the beautiful view out the back window at the "Housatonic at Stockbridge," calm and still, just as it was more than a century ago when Charles Ives chose the spot for one of his "Three Places in New England."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful two weeks!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a lovely two weeks in Stockbridge in this wonderful cottage. We did the same thing last year and were eager to come back. THe house is so nicely updated and so comfortable. We never feel like we want for a thing and neither does our four-footed companion. And Ruth and Gareth, the owners are more than accommodating. We're already looking at next year's calendar!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Enchanted Cottage

  • 5 of 5

That's what it is. Everything was perfect with the one exception of the rainy,

overcast days. But since all else was wonderful that's what we remember

about our stay. We had lived in this very same cottage, "The Campbell Cottage", owned by Dr. Campbell who lived in the big house next to it, 45 years ago and it was where we started our family. In the meantime, the

present owners have renovated the cottage beautifully. I look forward to

going back. Maybe even including our 45 year old twin sons and their

families. We six, and a little baby would perfectly fit. The stars say it all!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful Berkshire getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely two weeks in the owners' lovely 2 br, 2bath cottage, along with our family four-footed friend. The house is beautifully appointed with anything one could want and the owners, who live next door, were more than accommodating to any additional needs. The house was an easy 5 minute walk to downtown Stockbridge and an easy drive to all the Berkshire attractions. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again soon.
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Comfortable and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were more than happy with the cottage. Unfortunately for us, the owners had to be out of town for a wedding so we only met them briefly as we were leaving at the end of our stay, but they were available to answer any questions we had and were so gracious to leave a refrigerator stocked with essentials for breakfast.

The cottage seems to have been recently updated with beautiful bathrooms. The water pressure in the master shower was spectacular!

The location was super convenient. We walked into town multiple times each day as it was so close. Although the house is on a main street it was very quiet in the cottage and we slept well.

We look forward to staying again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury and space in idyllic surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, with every convenience. Ruth and Gareth, the owners in the house next door, had thoughtfully provided a comprehensive supply of food and drink items to ease us into the evening and our first breakfast. They were also more than helpful when we had a problem operating the drier, and quickly dried our things themselves. The gardens around the house were lovely with views of the river. The Red Lion Inn is a beautiful old place with lots of interesting curios and fantastic food. We also ate extremely well at Once Upon a Table just a few yards further down Main Street. When you stay here you must make time to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Shaker Village (food was great here too) Both of which are superb. I have already recommended the cottage and area to friends and colleagues.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Albany, NY OR Bradley, CT
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Red Lion Inn
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Stockbridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Hudson NY (Amtrak) / Wassaic, NY (metro north)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I90 (Boston Turnpike)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Red Lion Inn, Once Upon a Table
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ski Butternut
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Stockbridge Bowl
Car: recommended

Catamount zip lining


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
6 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$653
Pet Fee A$33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , or 1 King
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski