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Rare setting overlooking river - West Stockbridge Dream

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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:
September 18, 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 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.

Map

Tanglewood Music Center
Shakespeare & Company
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
Bousquet Ski Area
Stockbridge Bowl
Truc Orient Express
Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health
Rouge
Boston Symphony Orchestra Inc
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

Amenities

West Stockbridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Internet
  • 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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 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

#4 Main Street, West Stockbridge: The perfect setting for a vacation in the Berkshires

  • 5 of 5

The house, located on the main street of this quaint town, is spacious and beautifully designed. There was ample room for our guests on the first level, and we enjoyed the lovely accommodations on the second floor.

A fully-equipped kitchen, luxurious master bath, full internet access, and gracious deck overlooking the "babbling brook" (i.e. the Williams River) below were special features we particularly enjoyed.

Lois, the owner of the home, was more than hospitable; she went out of her way to assure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We consider her a good friend and hope to return for another visit in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This offering is a treasure.

  • 5 of 5

Located in the pretty, untouristed hamlet of West Stockbridge only 4 minutes drive from route 90 (exit 1) it is on the 2 block "main street"

with a convenience store next to it .

The pleasant surprise is that the back deck directly overlooks the

Williams River. Turn to the right and you will see and hear the waterfall

of the Shaker Mill dam. A heron regularly fishes just below the deck and all kinds of birds pass through the foliage.

There is a fine book store and 2 antique stores in town and a picturesque farmers' market on Thursdays

The property itself is clean and capacious with state of the art

appliances and is capable of hosting

two couples on the 2 floors or a family of perhaps 5 or 6 people.

The owner, Lois Ferguson, has provides ample supplies of all the paper goods you need and even a supply of coffee. She lives in the adjacent house and was available to answer questions and supply anything we

needed. We recently enjoyed our third year of staying here.

For some, the need to climb a flight of stairs to get to the upper apartment with its kitchen and deck could be a problem if they are

very old or handicapped. No other caveats.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot in the center of West Stockbridge

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were perfect with all the conveniences. We really didn't have anything to not be happy with. It was very nice to be located in the town center in walking distance to whatever you need on a moment's notice. The owner was great with lot's of written instructions so you'd know how to navigate right from the beginning. Great spot and well worth a stay if you want to be in the area for a time.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting overlooking the Williams River. Coffee shop walkable and delicious lunches also served. Small market next door and drive into Stockbridge or Lenox less than 15 minutes. Loved the large master bath shower area and large kitchen. Overall a nice comforting stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our new home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The house being centrally located to all the places we love in Massachusetts will be our new home away from home! The house was well stocked and we were thrilled with the amenities provided by our gracious host Lois. We could not have been happier with our stay at West Stockbridge Dream.

A quick word on the surrounding area - The Public Market, conveniently just one door away was like having our own private pantry, Six Depot Roastery and Cafe is a MUST visit - the Nutella Waffles and fruit were to die for, and Guido's Fresh Market in Great Barrington is a foodies dream.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you 😊 for your great review.....but especially your generous offer to share your dinner! Look forward to seeing you again.
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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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