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Rare setting overlooking river - West Stockbridge Dream

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

House -2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths -2 Pullout Couches Sleeps 4 to 8 - River View

Overlooking the gentle Williams River in the heart of the enchanted village of West Stockbridge.

Great restaurants, quaint stores and minutes from all the culture the Berkshires has to offer.

Newly renovated, simply furnished, two story loft style home, cathedral ceilings, deck overlooking river and cast iron wood burning stove in family room.

Mass Tnpk Exit 1 and only 15 min from Tanglewood

It is sure to please!


Owner
Lois Ferguson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Lois Ferguson

I recently retired to the Berkshires and am in the process of winding down, simplifying, and taking advantage of all the beauty, and cultural activities is has to offer.

There is so much to do and experience , which I enjoy sharing with my guests.

Lois Ferguson purchased this house in 2006

Why Lois Ferguson chose Berkshires

I fell in love with this beautiful area when I visited the Berkshires for rest and relaxation at Kripalu and the concerts at Tanglewood.

West Stockbridge is a hidden gem in the Berkshires. It is a small quaint village with a river running thru it.

Everything about it is special....people, stores, restaurants and coffee cafes.

In addition to its perfect location to all that happens in the Berkshires !

It was a dream come true.

What makes this house unique

My property is located in the very heart of this quaint little village of West Stockbridge.

All essential needs are within walking distance along with some fine restaurants and unique shops.

Sitting on the upstairs kitchen deck that overlooks the river is pure joy!

Lots of charm with no crowds and within minutes of all the glorious attractions of the Berkshires.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Rare setting overlooking river - West Stockbridge Dream
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

Nirvana in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect retreat! This was my third stay at the West Stockbridge Dream House and, as expected, perfect in every way. I have now stayed there in mid-summer, late Spring and Early Fall and the weather was spectacular in its own special way each time. The place is not only immaculate providing all the comforts of home (wish I had that coffee maker and deck!), but peaceful and tranquil beyond belief. Whether you are looking for good food, hiking trails, interesting people or history at your fingertips, this is the place to be. One can wander as far as they wish for excitement or adventure. Or one can simply pick up a few supplies and languish in the Dream...the kitchen is fully stocked, the deck overlooking the Williams River will soothe any insomniac's fears and the short walking distance to restaurants, galleries and interesting folk of the town make any & all feel welcome. The owner will address any concerns immediately. The home is a perfect sanctuary for an individual to a large group. With separate rooms for entertainment and sleeping, ample parking and local establishments within walking distance, there is no reason to leave! Darn! I wish I could stay forever! Kripalu and Tanglewood are around the corner as well as the Norman Rockwell Museum and Botanical Gardens. Don't miss out on this one! Thank you so much, Lois! Your Dream House is truly a dream!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you so much for this most gracious review. I couldn't have said it better! Lois
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5

Perfect holiday weekend in the Berkshires!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the Christmas weekend in this cozy yet spacious home in West Stockbridge. Lois was a terrific host and very attentive on our arrival, even before the holiday. The town of West Stockbridge is small but No. Six Depot just steps away from the house has a fantastic breakfast and great coffee selection. Within 15-20 minutes driving distance to Great Barrigton and Stockbridge but it was also the perfect place to stay inside during a cold winter weekend.

Would absolutely recommend and hope to return. Thanks Lois!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay for our first trip to the Berkshires. Loved the village location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in August in this uniquely renovated old house in West Stockbridge for our first trip to the Berkshires. We loved being in this small village with things to do right outside the door and so many attractions a short drive away

With just 2 of us, we spent all our time upstairs when we were inside. It was cozy and private with a beautiful view of the river from the deck. The place was very well equipped especially kitchen and bathrooms. Even coffee, cleaning and paper products for our whole stay were provided. Had a little trouble at first adjusting to all the remotes ( for air conditioning , ceiling fans and TV) and the steps throughout the house but quickly became comfortable with the layout.

This was a great place to stay for the Berkshire experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The most delightful rental of our years of travel on 4 continents.

  • 5 of 5

Unlike its touristy, commercialized neighbors, Lenox and Stockbridge, West Stockbridge is

a quaint hamlet with real country feel.

On the 3 block main street are antique shops, craftsmen's shops, a top shelf wine store,

and (right next to the rental) a country store providing newspapers, basic and gourmet groceries, drug store stuff and packaged country dinners they prepare right there. Every Thursday afternoon

there is a farmers' market with local farmers and artisans and live folk music.

The rental, West Stockbridge Dream, faces on the quiet "main street" and has an upstairs and a

downstairs apartment. Both have capacious living areas and bedrooms but only the upstairs has a kitchen,

large and appointed with the most upscale appliances. Both apartments have bathrooms and the

beautiful shower upstairs is a spa in tasteful stone construction.

There is space for two cars to park. The real treasure is the upstairs tree-secluded deck that sits right over the gurgling stream that is the Williams River, On the right you hear and see the waterfall that powered a

Shaker Mill.

The owner, Lois Ferguson, is a honey who lives in an adjacent home and is available for any contingencies, but is non-intrusive.

She provides closets of all the cleaning and paper goods you will need.

We recommend The Shaker Mill Tavern in town for basic American food and their smoke house specialties.

They have a special play room for children.

We have stayed here for two summers and we intend to return every summer for the music,dance,theater

offerings in the region.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautifully written and generous review. It is always a real pleasure to have you as my guests. See you next year!
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4

Great Location, Beautiful House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay @ West Stockbridge Dream. It's very well located, right on Main street in the village of West Stockbridge and the best feature of the house is the wonderful patio overlooking the river. We spent a couple of hours every morning there having breakfast, chatting and enjoying the soothing sounds of the running water and chirping birds. The retractable awning and the gas grill added were very convenient. The kitchen is large and has everything you may need to prepare a nice meal. The two levels allow for complete privacy (my daughter and her fiancé were upstairs) and I was downstairs. Lois was very responsive and helpful. My only regret is that I could not have natural light in the living room downstairs, off my bedroom. It would have been nice to have sheer curtains on the windows and be able to raise the shades. This notwithstanding, we had a great time in your house, Lois, and will come back! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and feedback. Re: front window. I understand wanting more natural light, but unfortunately , I haven't been able to repair the remote and to adjust it manually you have to get on top of the cabinets. I'm working on this issue. ...hopefully it will be resolved when I see you again !
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WONDERFUL - a must visit!

  • 4 of 5

West Stockbridge Dream is truly dream like - very appealing and inviting - both indoors and outdoors. Inside and outside, are all the comforts of home, including a full size deck, furnished with a gas grill, which overlooks the peaceful, soothing river. The host is outstanding; providing excellent customer service, and attention to EVERY detail. The property is well-maintained and inside is very clean and tidy.

The surrounding activities and attractions are endless (Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell museum, Kripalu Canyon Ranch, gardens, hiking, biking, antiquing) - more than one can begin to take in over a three day weekend. One of the highlights of the trip was have the chance to meet the John Stanmeyer, owner of the Coffee shop/gallery next door, who is a world renowned photographer with National Geographic. John's work is totally brilliant - a must see!

For a wonderfully relaxing/inspiring get-away from the every day hustle and bustle - this is one to add to your "MUST-DO" list.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review...there really are so many wonderful things to do !
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
www.albanyairport.com/
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Mass Turnpike exit 1
Nearest Restaurant
Rouge
Nearest Point of Interest
TANGLEWOOD
Car: recommended

Health / Beauty Spa - 5 miles to Kripalu

Hiking – 3 miles to Stevens Glen, 28 miles to Mt. Greylock

Live Theater / Music – 5 miles to Tanglewood

Snowboarding / Skiing – 9 miles to Bousquet, 13 miles to Butternut, 23 miles to Jiminy Peak, 23 miles to Brodie Mt

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Rates & Availability

West Stockbridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,500
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 19 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,750
$6,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping $100

Until payment is received, availability of property may change
Discounts for long term booking available
Please contact owner for the Cancellation policy for long term booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Linens, paper goods. Laundry Room...fully stocked
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Downstairs - 1 queen
    Upstairs Sitting - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double
    Downstairs Family - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queeen
  • In addition to the two bedrooms , there are two extra sleeping spaces . One upstairs , sleep sofa double. One downstairs , sleep sofa queen Ceiling fans.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Simply furnished , with the utmost comfort of our guests in mind. Kick back , relax, enjoy our house, our river, our town ....the Beautiful Berkshires!

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