|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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
Theaters, Music, Dance , Movies
oShakespeare and Company
oMahaiwe Performing Arts Center
oArlo Guthrie Center
oBerkshire Theater Festival
oRoyal Berkshire Mall Movies 10
oThe Merwin House
oThe Bidwell House
oThe Mission House
oHancock Shaker Village
oNormal Rockwell Museum
oBerkshire Scenic Railway and Museum
oThe Herman Melville House (Moby Dick)
oMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
oThe Tyringham Gingerbread House
oBerkshire Botanical Gardens
oCross country skiing
oAdventure Park Jiminy Peak
o6 Flags New England
oOutlet Mall at Lee
oChihuly Glass at Schantz Galleries
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.
River views, 18th green of Stockbridge Golf Course, walking to the Red Lion Inn
What a warm and charming cottage! The location is extremely convenient. Ruth and Gareth were very welcoming. We will stay agian.
Gareth was the helpful host of this lovely cottage, within walking distance to the Red Lion and the shops in Stockbridge. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths making it excellent for 2 couples. Very comfortable and cozy for our autumn weekend in the Berkshires.
Great host. Property is perfect for couples to explore Western Mass. and Vermont.
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."
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!
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!
Catamount zip lining
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
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|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$671|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.