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2 bedroom Riverhouse in the Heart of the Berkshires

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Upstairs apartment of duplex, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located between the villages of Stockbridge, Housatonic and Great Barrington. Most unique Riverhouse property located on the bank of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River.

Built around 1860, the Riverhouse has been updated and outfitted for modern-day convenience but retains its charm and unique appeal. From original painted-board floors and claw-foot bathtub with shower to modern amenities this property offers spectacular views of foliage and wildlife from the deck, picture window and bathroom of this upstairs artist’s aerie, filled with original art by local artists.

The only house located directly on the banks of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River, it offers spectacular views of fall foliage and wildlife and makes for an authentic Berkshires experience. Easy access from the bank of the property for small boating and sculling. Located in the heart of the Berkshires; the Appalachian Trail, Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., the Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, summer stock theater, music, and dance are all just minutes away. Easy access to Butternut Ski 5 miles and Catamount 12 miles. Fully equipped kitchen with all cooking utensils and serving dishes make eating on the deck and entertaining a delight. Walking distance (1/4 mile) to the fabulous Berkshire Mountain Bakery with delicious french pastries and bread for your morning coffee and take away pizzas for easy meals. Taft Organic Farms is 1.25 miles down the road for local products and produce.

The open floor plan and lovely views make this efficient upstairs apartment seem much larger than it’s 700 square feet. ALL NEW BEDS IN 2015! The two private bedrooms include twin beds that can be made into a king in the first and a queen-size bed in the second. The large bathroom features an antique full-size claw foot bathtub (with shower) that gives out to a incredible view as you soak! Full laundry facilities available. Parking for two cars.

Smithsonian Magazine has voted Great Barrington one of America's 20 Best Small Towns! Find out for yourself...a hidden gem.

High summer season rates: $1300/week; $4500/monthly

Low season (September-July): $150/night; $750/week; $2250/month

$75 cleaning fee

$500 refundable security deposit

Please check out our sister properties:

VRBO #737825 (2 bedrooms unit downstairs in this beautiful house)

Perfect for overflow!


VRBO #484655 (1 bedroom unit 300 yards down the road)

For additional lodging space/options for larger parties.

Either of the above fully-equipped, beautiful properties will easily accommodate 4 more if you are traveling with a larger group and need more space and/or more privacy.

Keywords: Stockbridge, Housatonic, River house, Great Barrington, Housatonic, upstairs apartment, spectacular view, 2 bedrooms, Tanglewood, Berkshires, unique property, river view, water view, sleeps 4, full kitchen, Butternut, Catamount, Kripalu, Charcoal grill.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I just spent an idyllic week at the Riverhouse. The location is great…between GB and Lenox. What a charming spot…close to Tanglewood and other Berkshire cultural events. We walked in to lunch at the restaurant…Pleasant and Main in Housatonic. The view of the Housatonic River from the deck is soul reviving….the sunsets memorable. The apartment is beautifully appointed and spotless. Bee (host) is a joy to work and clearly cares about this special place. We will definitely return in the future.
Sep 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

2 bedroom Riverhouse in the Heart of the Berkshires
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 24 reviews
Christchurch, New Zealand

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse for two and a half weeks this autumn. We loved the quite retreat but so close to a lot of great attractions and activities. Perfect choice for a relaxing getaway with options for activities when you choose. Great coffee just a hop and a skip down the road.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful river view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse for two separate weeks over the summer. The view of the river is very beautiful and tranquil. The Riverhouse is very comfortably furnished and immaculately clean. It contains everything you need for an easy stay. Tanglewood and other venues are an easy drive away. The best croissants are a short stroll down the road. Riverhouse is the perfect choice for vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Berkshire getaway

  • 5 of 5

DON'T RENT THIS that we can have it all to ourselves! Obviously, this is said in jest. We just loved the apartment. It offered a great view of Rising Pond through the picture window. Check out the great sunsets from the deck, read a book, have coffee there in the morning.Both bedrooms were spacious, the kitchen well stocked, the bathroom bright with many towels and the place was spotless. You are located in wonderful Housatonic, a quiet,quaint, yet central location. Have breakfast and maybe dinner at low cost, incredibly good Main and Pleasant. Drive 15 minutes to Beartown State Park/Benedict Pond, a great place to hike or swim. Make sure to stop at Holts Farm for fantastic sandwiches. You are 15 minute from Tanglewood and Lenox on low trafficked Rte 183, and minutes from the Rockwell Museum.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garland, Texas

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenic Berkshires. The Riverhouse has all the comforts of home while still maintaining its character and history. It was great to open the windows and let the outside in. I especially loved the claw footed tub and the rustic feel in the bathroom. The porch overlooking the river gave us many peaceful hours observing nature at its best. Good location with wonderful bakery and pub house within walking distance. We definitely want to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverhouse Therapy:- Take 2 deck chairs and open a bottle of Cab

  • 5 of 5

My wife had previously been here to this very house with her friends in years past and told me how wonderful it was, I said, "yeah, yeah, yeah another house in the hills" but, I joined her this time and, was she ever right and more. The accommodations are splendid to start, all the comforts of home one could ask for; well equipped immaculate kitchen, best pillow Ive ever slept on and A/C but, who needs A/C when you can just open the windows and let the cool sounds of nature lull you to sleep then wake you up in the AM with the sunrise as nature intended? The views from the deck over the river are spectacular, like Wild Kingdom Live -waking up to an American Eagle waddling on a sandbar (yes they waddle) looking for breakfast while enjoying a fresh baked chocolate croissant from the outstanding artisan bakery a half mile down the road; eating fresh cooked lobster on the deck at sunset with a flock of Canadian Geese landing in plain view; the nighttime sky is breathtaking, with all the stars on a clear night. Although they have it, we did not switch on the TV for a whole week - talk about making time standing still, that is instant therapy by itself. We did lots of nearby hiking with sections of the Appalachian Trail in reach, great little restaurants, the whole area has a small European town feel. We loved it and will be back to this very same deck chair as soon as we can. Unfortunately for her and her friends , my wife will no longer be able to come here without me!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York city

Amazing water front in the berkshires

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at this house. it was perfect for the 4 of us, one couple and 2 kids. the house is well equipped and located in a very sweet and special spot. My husband and kids were skiing and i was able to enjoy a relaxing time at the porch facing the water. What a treat! the location is also very good, i was able to walk to a great bakery and to the charming town.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Car: necessary

5 miles to downtown Great Barrington and 6 miles downtown Stockbridge, Tanglewood 9 mi., Jacob's Pillow 19 mi., Shakespeare and Co. 11 mi., Rockwell Museum 4 mi., Chesterwood 6 mi., Monument Mountain, numerous swimming lakes nearby, Appalachian Trail, Biking, Butternut Ski Area 5mi., Kripalu 8 mi., Catamount Ski 12 mi.


Rates & Availability

Housatonic Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500

$1300/week July 1-September 11(one week minimum rental)
$750/ week September 13-June 11(3 night minimum $450)

Shorter stays in high season possible with availability at $200 a night.
$75 cleaning fee
$500 refundable damage deposit

Long term stays at discounted rate. Please inquire.

50% due to reserve.
Balance due two weeks prior to arrival.

When we take the property off the calendar, we lose many booking opportunities so no refunds unless we are able to re-book the dates. Thank you for you understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Housatonic Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large full bathroom with antique claw foot tub & shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Two twins can be made up as a King Bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Can be separated and made into twin beds, Queen size Beds (1). Quality linens provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lovely deck with table and chairs offering idyllic views. Located upstairs in historic house built in 1860. Not handcapped accessible. Be aware the property is located on the riverbank and near a road. Small children must be supervised at all times when outdoors. Centrally located to summer cultural events and winter sports venues. Very good cell phone coverage with ATT and Verizon.

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