Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3.5, Sleeps 12
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:21
All around amazing
Would stay here again in a heartbeat! Easy check-in process, fresh tomatoes waiting for us on the kitchen counter, and the beautiful garden in the back. The house gave us plenty of options for sleeping and lounging during the day. Perfect location to Stockbridge. Highly recommend!
Wonderful home, filled with extra amenities and charm. From the moment we arrived, this property exceeded our expectations! The owners are accessible and very hospitable too! Would definitely stay here again!
A wonderful 5 week vacation
Great property, half a mile from Stockbridge, commodious and well-stocked with dishes, utensils and appliances. Peter was a terrific "care-taker" (admittedly driving a beautiful racing green Jag). We were invited to pick whatever was ripe from the garden. We are definitely taking it for next year (hence my hesitancy at recommending it!)
Beautiful House & Great Place to Stay!
This house was excellent. We are from the Berkshires (living now in the Boston area) and came out for school vacation week to ski and see family. The house is close to Butternut Ski Area and the location is very accessible to both Great Barrington and downtown Stockbridge (you could walk to Stockbridge during the warmer months).
The owner was extremely responsive and professional. Everything was seamless and managed through HomeAway. Highly recommend! We would definitely rent here again!
Amazing house! Our hosts could not have been more gracious!
This house was amazing! We stayed there with four couples and three babies and it was perfect and more than spacious enough for us all. Peter met us at the house and put out a spread it with cheese, Proseco, and farm fresh eggs! Both Peter and Teva were incredibly helpful and while we had no issues to speak of, I felt confident they would have been incredibly responsive if anything arose.
The house was gorgeous. The pictures do not do it justice.
The house was beautifully furnished, extremely well equipped, and very comfortable. It is really convenient to downtown, within an easy walk on a sidewalk. It is close to the road but very private and the white noise machines made for perfect sleeping. For the summer, the central air is fantastic. We were just a group of 2 adults and a baby, but the house would be great for a family or 2 families. We were there on a cold spring weekend, but would love to go back and enjoy the yard and sit around the fire pit and roast marshmallows. The owners were very responsive and easy to reach.
History of Stockbridge:
Stockbridge was first settled by English missionaries in 1734. The town has a tradition as an art colony. The sculptor Daniel Chester French lived and worked at his home and studio called Chesterwood. Norman Rockwell painted many of his works in Stockbridge, home to the Norman Rockwell Museum. James Taylor lived and sang about Stockbridge in his song sweet baby James.
On the border of the Province of Massachusetts Bay there lies a gentle valley indented by low, wooded mountains, each of a contour strikingly unlike its neighbor. The river of this 'Happy Valley' hesitates and lingers on the edge of that luminous, green bowl of forest and meadow, mean- while changes her accustomed dancing, vivacious step, and walks serenely in a curved path west and north across the lovely plain of Stockbridge, tracing a double, willow- fringed ox-bow, on which the birch canoe must travel five times as far as the horseman who rides from bridge to bridge.
This Taconic-Hoosac bowl in which Stockbridge lies was a home of the Mohekanew or Muh-he-ka-nuk, the people of the continually flowing waters, who, in past unknown suns, ranged far northwest. Here 'mid the softer hills of the Green Mountain range the tube told the hours of the day by mountain shadows, the sundial of the savage. Wnau-ti-kook is the first to become wrapped in shade as the sun falls below her summit. Above Rattlesnake or Deowkook- Hill of the Wolves- stands the north star, their compass of the night, whilst Orion served as their clock. Captain Konkapot's name for Rattlesnake Mountain was Mau-ska-fee-haunk when he indicated the north boundary of the tribe's lands of 'Housatonack  -allias Westonhook' - deeded to the whites ' in consideration of Four Hundred and Sixty Pounds, Three barrels of Sider and thirty quarts of Rum. ' The north line of Westenhook patent probably ran within half a league of the enchanting wild-wood park on Mr. Daniel French's estate at Glendale.
Downtown Stockbridge is a wonderful and charming town. Big old mansions that are awe inspiring line the streets. There are restaurants and boutiques. The town is picturesque. Near by towns, Lenox, Great Barrington, Lee and Pittsfield offer a variety of restaurants shops, spas, trails beautiful views etc...