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Cultural Playground of the East 2+ bed Cottage, 5 mins walk to the Red Lion Inn.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Two+ bedroom 1600sf. 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,

* Please do not bring pets without pre-approval. We are usually dog friendly but do have some special house rules.

The recently added master suite features a queen size bed, en-suite bathroom and a bonus, semi private, sitting area with a twin bed (ideal to provide a teenager with some privacy away from Mom and Dad).

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 en suite bathroom with large soaking tub and separate shower.

There is an additional queen size sofa bed in the sun room bringing total beds to 5 with a maximum occupancy of 7+ (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 comfortable sofas.

The fully equipped 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 via the "locals" path. (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 is available for the inevitable heat wave during Tanglewood season. ( 1 room will have a portable A/C unit)

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.

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

oSimon's Rock Spring fed Swimming Pool

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

Ruth & Gareth
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 June, 2018

Why Ruth & Gareth chose Stockbridge

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, Close proximity to Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, Many stages of the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Shakespeare & Co.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 (no shower) , shower enclosure , 2 doors, configured private to 2nd bed or as a hall bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1 King or 2 twins... new skylights with built in shades 2017
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa bed (with air) is in the sun room area on the 1st floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • 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


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Cultural Playground of the East 2+ bed Cottage, 5 mins walk to the Red Lion Inn.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

An idyllic haven of generous proportions!

  • 5 of 5

We escaped 107 degree temperatures in Texas to nestle into this fabulous space in scenic, charming Stockbridge. Our hosts welcomed us and were responsive to any request though we had few. Everything one might need was anticipated and already in place. We would not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that you had everything you needed. Thank you for your appreciation. We aim to make every guest as welcome and comfortable as possible. It's great to hear about your experience. We would love to welcome you back.
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Lovely Stockbridge Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely property with plenty of room/sleeping space for a family, two couples or one couple and two adults. Kitchen is very functional, living room and bonus sitting room have very comfy couches, living room has flat screen tv and there is a lovely back yard. Baths are updated with lovely showers. Beds are super comfortable. Wish we had spent more time there.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John. We are so happy that you enjoyed the stay. Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. We hope we can welcome you again.
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Location is everything

  • 4 of 5

Ruth and Gareth's carriage house could not be better situated for exploring the Berkshires.

It is just down the street from the Red Lion Inn and route 7. We were a party of 3 adults, and there was plenty of room for all of us. Off street parking is a bonus. Our hosts were helpful - even providing breakfast groceries - but allowed us our privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in the cottage. We do hope you will come again.
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Wonderful cottage and perfect location for our extended family.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage felt spacious and open with more space than one would think for a 2-bedroom property. This was important for us since we were 4 adults and 2 young children during half of our stay. The owners, Ruth and Gareth, were very hospitable and helpful and made special arrangements for change of linen and cleaning halfway through our 2-week visit when our guests changed. We had access to a large lawn/garden in the rear of the property which helped burn off some energy for the children. The location was perfect for us: walking to Sturbridge shops, library, children's play park, theatre, and so on Short drive to Tanglewood and not much further to Jacob's Pillow. We would apply to stay again in the future for sure! Thanks for everything, Ruth and Gareth!

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you chose our cottage for your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and your family to stay. We really hope to be able to welcome you again!
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The most amazing, comfortable, well-kept and incredibly located property. Gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are warm, caring, professional and sensational landlords. Every detail has been thought of and the cottage is luxurious, peaceful and reflects their personal style and care.

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a warm and charming cottage! The location is extremely convenient. Ruth and Gareth were very welcoming. We will stay agian.

  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
30 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.65
Pet Fee AU$67.37

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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