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Hudson River Valley/Berkshires Rural Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps

Nice Cape Cod-style home located in the foothills of The Berkshires and just 11 miles northwest of Lenox and Tanglewood. The house is situated on a sunny knoll surrounded by 2.8 acres of mature woodlands that offers great privacy. The house features a modern kitchen w/ granite-counter tops, living room, dining room, two bedrooms, full bath, a screened-in, furnished 3-season porch, with TV and a day bed that converts to a twin bed on the 1st floor. The second floor offers one bedroom and a full bath with its own family room/den which includes a trundle bed that sleeps two. There is also an additional kitchen on the second floor. House is easily suitable for two-families or couples vacationing together but also offers privacy for both. The house is ideal for a romantic getaway or family gatherings and exploring the cultural riches of the Berkshires in spring, summer & fall.

Come winter, the house is great for couples or families getting together to ski at Jiminy Peak (25 min. North) or Butternut Ski Basin (30 min. South. The home is 3 minutes away from Queechy Lake, which boasts spring- fed fishing, a private beach for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Tanglewood is just 11 miles away, along with The Berkshires' many cultural and destination attractions including the Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacobs Pillow, Saratoga Springs, Lenox, 3 ski resorts, flea markets and farm stands (in season). You can go shopping and antiquing during the day in nearby Hudson, NY or at the Outlets and then have a quiet dinner in the evening at any of the numerous fine restaurants in Lenox, Stockbridge or Great Barrington.

More Details

Andre M. Porter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Andre M. Porter

We are two professionals that live in Boston and have owned our vacation home for three years. We have put a lot of love and consideration in making the house comfortable for visitors. We hope you will come and relax and enjoy all the house and all the area has to offer.

Andre M. Porter purchased this house in 2014

Why Andre M. Porter chose Canaan

Quiet country setting with plenty of cultural and dining options nearby in The Berkshires.

What makes this house unique

House is easily suitable for two-families vacationing together but who still want their private space. Second floor has a family room w/additional sleeping and one bedroom and includes a full bath. The bedroom has 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king bed; and there is a trundle bed in a corner of the family room that converts to 2 twin beds.


Canaan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two twin beds can be converted to a king bed. Also, there is a trundle bed in the 2nd floor family room that converts to two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
The house has a local caretaker, Joe Nolette, and he is the contact person during your stay. Joe can be reached at (518) 703-2903.


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Hudson River Valley/Berkshires Rural Retreat
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

What a great house for any season!

  • 5 of 5

The 6 of us — including 3 kids — had a great stay at this beautiful and nicely decorated house. It’s everything we expected and more. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen amazing and the living room is such a relaxing place to hang out. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stony Brook

Pictures don’t do this Home justice

  • 5 of 5

Arrived late Friday night to such an amazing surprise. This home was decorated beautifully and was so much larger than expected. Settled right in by the fire place in the cozy living room. My party of 6 enjoyed all that this Home had to offer. Had about 4 inches of snow during our stay, plowman was there in the morning to clear the driveway. Quiet and relaxing vibes. About a 25 minute scenic drive to Jiminy Peak and local Berkshire towns. Thank you for having us. Looking forward to our return!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, nice house

  • 4 of 5

Clean, functional house. Great for 2 families.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful comfortable home - perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our stay. Twenty minutes from Jiminy. Plenty of room for all of us. Loved the fireplace, home and rooms decor. Owner was responsive as was caretaker for minor issue of ice on driveway causing slipping getting up driveway during snow storm. Immediately resolved by caretaker. Would stay again if I'm in the area. Can't say enough positives.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pelham, NY, USA

Beautifully Decorated, Comfortable Gem of a Home

  • 5 of 5

Clean, gorgeously decorated, yet cozy home in the Berkshires. Convenient to all kinds if activities. Will book again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend

  • 4 of 5

Overall everything was great. Plenty of room for everyone. We knew we were going to have bad weather one of our days. May have enjoyed it the most. We had a fire, played games cooked a great meal.

You are definitely off the beaten track. So plan to drive a little or eat in.

House was clean, but could have used a good deep cleaning. There are lots of do dads sitting around I know I would hate to have to move all that stuff to clean and dust😐

Overall we had a good weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Albany, NY
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Backwater Grille
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Hudson, NY
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Backwater Grille
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Queechy Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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