Berkshire Artist Retreat in Quiet Village Near Waterfall
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mill River house description
Perfect for a family of 5 or under, a couple who wants a romantic getaway or an artist or writer of the next great American novel.
This newly renovated 1835 Greek Revival boasts an open, sunny feeling throughout, windows in every room, fresh paint colors throughout, a post and beam open, equipped kitchen w/ vaulted ceiling and skylight, dishwasher, industrial Dynasty stove/oven, round dining table that seats 6. mid-century modern eclectic furnishings.
Sun room has slate floor, remote-controlled ceiling fan and opens into living room which has lots of windows, queen pull out sofa, wicker rocker, bamboo chair, 37' flat-screen tv (w. speakers, dvd/cd player, tuner/amp) original wide plank floors. (The front part of the house use to be the town saloon in 1835!)
Bathroom - Miele Washer/Dryer, claw foot bathtub w/ modern rain shower head, antique sink, windows, towels.
Upstairs - Guest BR has skylight, vaulted ceiling, full length mirror, closet, comfy double bed, view of back yard, forest and mountain. Master BR has low curved ceilings, comfy queen bed, original plank floors, closet, modern wicker chair, antique federation dresser, eyebrow windows.
Meditation/reading room between bedrooms has antique french day bed chock full of pillows for lounging/reading which also sleeps one light person, a meditation area with yoga mats.
Exterior: Blue stone patio with stone wall, patio furniture, granite bench, large Kenmore gas grill, quiet quarter acre lot surrounded by mature trees with a small creek at the back of the property. Hammock and lawn furniture.
The house sits across the street from the river (Konkapot River) so the sound of running water is audible at times even though the street has a some auto traffic.
The house is situated in the middle of the quiet, quaint village of Mill River, a short walk to the Mill River General Store, 1.5 miles to Umpachene Falls Park (picture shown), 5-minute drive to Gedney Farm and many great hikes that connect to the Appalachian Trail, 10 minute-drive to York Lake, Benedict Pond, Great Barrington and Butternut Ski Resort, 15-minute drive to Stockbridge, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge Bowl lake, and Lenox where Tanglewood outdoor classical concerts are held on summer weekends and where Edith Wharton's estate and gardens are located, The Mount.
Keywords: Historic Greek Revival House, Berkshires Mountain Getaway, Artist Refuge, Dog Friendly, Romantic, Quiet Retreat, Casita, Spacious Bungalow, Bright and Airy, Open, Wood Floors, Writer's Retreat, Country Getaway, Waterfall Nearby, Antique Modern Eclectic, Antique and Mid-Century Furnishings, Peaceful Sanctuary, Near Skiing, Near Lakes, Near Hiking Trails, Mountain Views
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Parking Off Street:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Meditation/Reading room upstairs. Kitchen is big open A-frame post & beam structure w/ skylight, round 70's dining table + 6 mid-century mod chairs. Hammock in back yard. Small creek on back yard, 37' flat screen tv, vcr/dvd/cd player, sound system, 2 coolers (one has handle and wheels), lawn chairs for Tanglewood. Miele washer and dryer. Antique claw foot tub in great condition with modern shower head. No filming or film crews allowed....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- In Summer Tanglewood Outdoor Concerts, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Gedney Farm (5 minutes drive), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mass Moca, Great Biking, Norman Rockwell Museum, Kripalu yoga classes/trainings/retreats, Canyon Ranch nearby, local wineries nearby (one just down the road), Berkshire Theater Festival, Butternut Ski Resort (10 minutes drive), the Old Inn on the Green (5 min.) Berkshire Botanical Garden, Edith Wharton's Estate and Gardens - The Mount, Shakespeare & Company Theater, Berkshire Mountain Yoga, Canyon Ranch Spa, Apple Picking, Vermont skiing is an hour away....moreless
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Loved the location, so close to some great trails for running, and some amazing hikes with our dogs. Very Zen space, with many classic touches. Paula was so helpful with our questions, directions, local tips, all making our stay perfect. We recommend this charming home to anyone headed to the Berkshires.
- Guest Grant P. (Boston)
- Date of stay 06/30/11
- Review Submitted 07/15/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
We had a lovely weekend in this 1830's Greek Revival "Tavern"
We had a lovely weekend in this 1830's Greek Revival "Tavern"
We spent a wonderful weekend in this lovely house. All was as promised by the owner and as expected. This house, which used to be the town saloon, is lovingly renovated and beautifully furnished. No detail is overlooked. Original details are present, along with modern user friendly improvements, and tasteful furnishings. Detailed instructions for house use, at first seemed daunting, but proved accurate, clear, and useful. The owner was helpful and aimed to please. This is a perfect Berkshires location on the main, but quiet street of a sleepy Berkshires village. We would definitely go back again.
- Guest Dawny (NYC)
- Date of stay 05/27/11
- Review Submitted 06/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Perfect getaway for a quiet ski weekend
Perfect getaway for a quiet ski weekend
We stayed at this lovely home over a long ski weekend. With Ski Butternut only 10 minutes away, it was as good as staying on the slopes. The house is in great condition, was extremely clean, and is located in such a quaint town. We cooked in each night, & the house was filled with all the utensils we needed. It was a perfect getaway being so close to NYC, and was a very relaxing place to spend a few days.
- Guest Tim (NYC)
- Date of stay 03/12/10
- Review Submitted 03/29/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
*$225-$350/nt, 2 nt min. $120 cleaning fee, $400 security, $3000-$6000 monthly + Damage Deposit Due Upfront on all Rentals w/ signed contract. * Max 6 people sleeping in the house at once. * Pay Pal payments accepted * Obedient, non-destructive dogs welcome. No cats. * Open to year lease. $1800/month + Bills. 1 month security. Discounts may apply for rentals up to 5 days or more. Discounts may apply for bookings made 30 days in advance.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I love my house. It's not your ordinary rental, because this house is my baby and I use it a lot personally. So it's decorated with an artistic sensibility, with comfortable beds. A few choice mid-century pieces combined with ecclectic antiques. Nice colors. And everything you need in a kitchen if you're into cooking. If these kinds of things matter to you, your stay at this house will nurture and lift your spirit.
Why the Owner Chose Mill River:
I've rented in Tyringham, Egremont and Sheffield which are all lovely, but as soon as I discovered Mill River, it won my heart over. Off the beaten path but only a few minutes from Great Barrington, Southfield and Sheffield as well as some of my favorite hikes, waterfalls and lakes. The Southfield General Store is a great place for lunch and the Old Inn on the Green is just down the road for a nice meal. The terrain is good for biking -- with enough flat land to make the hills do-able. The drive from Manhattan is scenic, cutting through Millerton, NY and Canaan,Connecticut. Between 2.5 - 3 hours from UWS of Manhattan door to door to this house. I love skiing and being just a 10 minute drive to Butternut makes it easy to be spontaneous. You don't have to deal with the traffic of the bigger Berkshire towns during summer. It's quiet but not secluded entirely, in the middle of a a quaint village with its own local flavor and a short bike or drive to Umpachene Falls, a local, hidden treasure. I included a picture on my profile, as it's one of the reasons I bought my house. Mill River is a somewhat of protected enclave with a river running through it, so it seems not to get as hot in the worst parts of summer or as flooded/cold as it can get in some of the other surrounding Berkshire towns. There is no central air in the house, but the house stays relatively cool most of the summer on its own, apart from a few random, excessively hot days where sleeping downstairs with the windows open and fans running works just fine.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house and property has such good energy, that it's hard to leave. But when you're ready for an outting, incredible sites and hikes are just a short drive away. Biking and walking around the house is fantastic. You can explore and it's if you know the main roads,(there aren't many) it's hard to get lost. The General Store down the street is in walking distance and adds local color to this quaint village. The Konkapot river runs through the village and wends it's way through the area, and Umpachene Falls is a great place to hang out, just a short walk or bike ride from the house. And if you're lazy, it's 2 minutes by car. Pack a picni and a good book and dip your toes in the rushing mountain water.
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Umpachene Falls about 1.5 miles from property
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