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On the Williams River in Downtown West Stockbridge

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

This lovely old Berkshire home is a beautiful place for a summer stay.

Located in downtown West Stockbridge, our home is within a short walk of several wonderful restaurants, cafes, parks and art galleries. The main house is quaint and comfortable with good energy and a country feel. There are two large bedrooms with ample closet space, a full bath on each floor, a fully stocked kitchen, laundry room, and two large porches with water views and lots of natural light.

Susannah Gale
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Susannah Gale

As a couple who truly love and appreciate the Berkshires for all it has to offer, we would be happy to share our home with you and will do our very best to make you feel welcomed and to help you enjoy your time here.

Sincerely, Susannah and Ryan.

Susannah Gale purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Susannah Gale chose West Stockbridge

We chose this home for both it's simple country charm as well as it's idyllic location. Aside from the picturesque river that runs through this old Mill town, West Stockbridge quietly affords a wonderful array of local shops and cafes within walking distance while maintaining a friendly, small town feeling. On the Tanglewood loop, there is no more central location for all of the natural and cultural activities that make the Berkshires so beautiful and special.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Running through the backyard, the Williams River brings a naturally peaceful balance to a very central locale. Songbirds, ducks and a great blue heron frequent the cattails while the river offers clean native and stocked trout. A warm cup of coffee or tea while watching the river drift by is a wonderful way to start the day.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in West Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms, one on each floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Two large second floor bedrooms, both with ample closet/dresser storage. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed with a new spring-tempur hybrid mattress. Bedroom 2 has both a full and a twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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On the Williams River in Downtown West Stockbridge
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Well equipped. Very clean. Quite.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped. Clean interior. Quite. Centrally located within the Birkshire.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Accommodated holiday

  • 5 of 5

For the third year in a row my daughter and I rented this charming, historical house on its peaceful river location. The owners are so lovely and dedicated that they brought a single bed down to the first floor and made a bedroom for me in their beautiful sunroom. Stairs are a challenge and there is conveniently a full bathroom off the kitchen. You simply cannot find more accomodating and gracious owners.

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming. Nice house fantastic location.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in a cute little part of the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

Susannah was very friendly and helpful and the house was great. Had everything we needed and was nicely decorated. Great little lawn and comfy beds.

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptionally relaxing, comfortable home in picturesque Berskshires

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home in the Berkshires, but located on quiet main street of West Stockbridge, overlooking the serene Williams River, within short walking distances of shops, restaurants, and coffee houses, yet only short driving distances from museums, art galleries, music halls, and more beautiful scenery. Susannah and Ryan were exceptionally friendly hosts, welcoming us warmly to their home, giving us a tour, and making us feel at home with their refreshments waiting on us when we arrived. The friendly atmosphere continued throughout our stay as we walked through town,and visited various restaurants and stores. The house had everything needed for a very comfortable stay and the cleanliness, neatness, and comfortable seating and sleeping were extraordinary. The wooden floors, furnishings, art, and enclosed back porch overlooking the river and yard,provided the feel of total relaxation and warm comfort we were looking to experience. Highly recommend for a short or long term visit.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable home in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Susannah's house celebrating the new year. She met us when we arrived and even had some delicious donuts out in the kitchen! She is a fantastic host, very responsive. The house was comfortable throughout during some very low temperatures outside. Great location- steps away from excellent coffee and restaurants. Hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Albany International Airport (ALB)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Shaker Mill Tavern
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Cranwell Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-90 (Mass Turnpike, Exit 1)
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Bousquet Ski Area
Nearest Beach
5.8 Miles
Stockbridge Bowl
Car: necessary

Walking Distance, West Stockbridge:

Shaker Dam Coffeehouse

Stanmeyer Gallery (National Geographic)

Six Depot Roastery (Cafe and restaurant)

Rouge (Restaurant)

Truc (Vietnamese restaurant)

Shaker Mill Tavern (Bar and restaurant)

West Stockbridge General Store

Queensboro Wine and Spirits

Turn Park Art Space (2016)

Local shops, galleries and antiques.

Local hiking trails/parks/ponds)

Farmers Market (**May-Sept. Every Thursday 3-7pm)

Within 5 miles:

Tanglewood (3.9 mi)

Kripalu Center for Health and Yoga (3.6 mi)

Berkshire Botanical Gardens (2.9 mi)

Norman Rockwell Museum (4 mi)

Shakespeare and Company (5.9 mi)

Ventfort Hall (5.6 mi)

Naumkeag (4.9 mi)

Driving Distance:

Hancock Shaker Village (8.3 mi)

Berkshire Theater Group (9 mi)

Ashintully Gardens (15.8 mi)

Jacobs Pillow Dance (17.3 mi)

Mass MoCA (32 mi)

Clark Art Institute (34.7 mi)

Edith Wharton Park (7.7 mi)

Bash Bish Falls (24.7 mi)

Monument Mountain (8 mi)

Mount Greylock (27.5 mi)

Stockbridge Bowl (5.8 mi)

Mass Audubon's Wildlife Sanctuary (10.7 mi)

Appalachian and other Hiking/Biking trails.

Several golf/spa resorts.

Nearby towns:

Lenox (5.3 mi)

Stockbridge (4.2 mi)

Great Barrington (10.3 mi)


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$179.24
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$413.64

Small dogs are considered. No smoking allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.