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The Berkshires - West Cummington - Woods, Water and Wildlife

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Last updated: 09/28/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cummington house description

On 44 acres of woodland, with a third of a mile of river frontage on the East Branch of the designated Wild and Scenic Westfield River, this log house offers a real opportunity to relax. A cathedral window overlooks the river and a deck to watch the humming birds completes the setting. The master bedroom upstairs has an en-suite bathroom and there is a minstrel gallery above the open plan living and dining area. Craftsmen used local hard woods for the hand built kitchen and breakfast bar and the floors.

We built the property on a whim, but now discover that Cummington has everything. Northampton, Stockbridge, the Hancock Shaker Village, Tanglewood, the Clarke museum in Williamstown, the Mass MOCA and the Shopping Mall at Lee are readily accessible.

The area has black bear, beavers and, occasionally, a moose on Main Street. There is a trailcam available for the use of guests who wish to explore the night life (which includes racoon, deer, fox, and other surprise visitors). The adjacent land is a Massachussets Wildlife Management Area and the State also stocks the river.

We do not have TV but the local Bryant Library stocks a selection of DVDs and good books. NPR and WiFi are available,

The adjacent garage has an efficiency apartment overhead, occupied by an unobtrusive couple who overseee bed linen, cleaning and other guest needs. A welcome pack to your specification will be provided. They will also cater if required.

Google Earth shows at Lat:42.493142 Lon: -72.973293, but I cannot promise that the island to the left will not have been further excavated by the beavers - on the other hand they may have created an excellent swimming hole!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

                Upstairs, en-suite,double wash basins...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Hot Air Heating, Pseudo (gas) log fire


                  • Books:

                    There is a small library of light reading and classics...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    DVD & VCD -There is an excellent DVD choice in the local library...moreless


                      • Away From It All


                      • Festivals
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Rural:

                        44 Acres of woodland/forests and Adjacent to a wildlife management area...moreless

                      • Water View:

                        Property borders and the house overlooks the Westfield River ...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Rafting
                      • Swimming
                      • Whitewater Rafting


                      • Dining:

                        There is a breakfast bar - seats 4...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people


                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Fans and blown air...moreless

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage:

                        one space...moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        A gas pseudo log-stove is provided as automatic back-up to the main heating system and for the ambience it provides...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Blown air...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Parking:

                        There is a one car garage and two/three car parking adjacent to the house in the dirveway...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Wireless internet is provided...moreless


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Lawn and flower beds maintained ...moreless



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                      High Season
                      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $1,250 $4,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                      • Taxes Included


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                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Old Rte 9

                      Car: Necessary

                      The Westfield River is a protected Wild and Scenic area and the opportunities for bird and wild life watching reflect this. Road traffic is light so access to the Clarke Museum, Williamstown Museum and MassMoCA is easy


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1990

                      Why the Owner Chose Cummington:
                      This house was built by us as a site for relaxation - woodland walks and wild life viewing and only rented out when we realised that, living in England, we do not get to the States as often as we might.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      While it is reasonably close to Tanglewood, our main joy is the sightings of the local fauna - laid back beaver and agitated mother black bear with cubs - and the great village atmosphere of West Cummington. The tranquility of the riverside location is enhanced through the cathedral windows.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, italian

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Open Plan Ground Floor Living, Kitchen, Dining & Breakfast Bar

                        Open Plan Ground Floor Living, Kitchen, Dining & Breakfast Bar

                      VRBO #15696

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                      This listing was first published here in 2002.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                      $245 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2002
                      Speaks: english, french, italian
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                      • Calendar last updated: 09/28/2014
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