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Relax in This 3BR House Minutes from Williams College

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy the beautiful Berkshires in this ideally located three bedroom farm house built in 1880 by the Darling Family. This house sits on the edge of the picturesque Williams College campus, tucked away in a breathtaking valley in the Berkshire Mountains. It is only a few minutes walk to the center of campus, the center of town, or the entrance of Hopkins Forest. The home is situated on a large lot with nearly an acre of fenced-in backyard. The back of the property is bordered by Hemlock Brook.

The first floor includes a large family room/dining room (12 by 25 foot), featuring wide pine flooring, and is quaintly furnished. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped, including a dishwasher, stove, refrigerator and microwave. A laundry room off the kitchen with a washer and dryer is provided for our guests’ convenience. A sunroom is situated in the rear of the first floor with wonderful views of the backyard, extending down to the brook. Also on the first floor, there is a bathroom with full shower and bath.

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. One bedroom has a king bed, another has a queen bed, and a third room has a pullout couch which may serve as a second game room by day and a bedroom by night.

The house has loads of amenities. These include two TVs, a VCR and DVD Player, and a video library. There are bicycles for exploring the abundant natural scenic wonders of Williamstown and beyond. There are several games and puzzles for both young and old. Available outdoor activities include volleyball and badminton. There is a picnic table and charcoal grill for your convenience.

It is said that in the Berkshires 'Nature sets the scene and culture steals the show.' Nowhere is this truer than in Williamstown. This idyllic setting boasts wonderful mountain views, including Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts, (3491 feet). Mountain lakes and streams abound, for fishing, swimming and exploring. The Appalachian Trail and other alternative hiking opportunities are nearby. Hopkins Memorial Forest, a 2500 acre preserve, with hiking trails, Buxton Garden, and The Moon Barn, is 0.8 miles from the house.

The picturesque beauty in and around Williamstown provides four seasons of scenic wonder. In addition to the fall leaf-peeking, this area serves as a stellar backdrop for golfing and skiing. The Taconic Golf Club (semi-private) and Waubeeka Golf Links are nearby. Several options exist for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing can be enjoyed at nearby Jiminy Peak. Several antique stores, shops, and superlative restaurants are in the area.

Williamstown is the home of Williams College, one of the preeminent educational institutions in the country. Thus, the area bustles with cultural activity. The College offers a host of cultural activities throughout the year. The nearby Clark Art Institute boasts an outstanding collection of European and American art. Located a few miles away, in North Adams, is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), home to avant-garde and provocative art, theatre, and dance. Just a few minutes walk from the house is the famous Williamstown Theatre, home to the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Tony award winning WTF has been in existence for fifty years, presenting over 200 performances each summer, featuring the finest actors in America. Approximately 30 minutes away in Lenox, Massachusetts is Tanglewood. This spectacular outdoor theatre plays host to well known classic, popular, and jazz concerts each June through Labor Day and is the summer home of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Based in Williamstown, the Darling House is an ideal comfortable location, from which one can explore the Berkshires, visit with friends, explore Williams College, or immerse oneself in scenic beauty and cultural activity.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do have a 24 year old age minimum for renters...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One full futon and one pull out double couch...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Bikes, Volleyball Net, Games


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Bedrooms have window air conditioners...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,500 $2,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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    Front of house

  • kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Fenced backyard down to stream

    Fenced backyard down to stream

  • Sunroom to Deck

    Sunroom to Deck

VRBO #55466

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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