5 Bedroom Home: Walk to Everything! Ski, Sun & Fun!

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This historic House On Main Street was known as the Victorian Tourist & Antique House in a by-gone era. It was originally constructed in the mid 1700's and was moved to this site, near where Fort Hoosac previously stood, around 1830. The house was visited by such famous personalities as President Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner here in 1914. There were many additions and renovations before it was fully remodeled in 1986, taking great care to preserve the quality features of the house. Today there are six spacious, airy bedrooms for our guests to enjoy.

In our latest remodel, we have included a Pro-Style 6 Burner Gas Jenn-Air Range, new living room furniture custom made by Taylor King and high end Serta mattress sets form the iComfort, iSeries and Perfect Sleeper collections, even a 48' Flat Screen TV, a BluRay DVD player with free Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and other viewing and listening services.

Attractions you can walk to from the house: Williams College, Williams College Museum, Clark Art Institute (The Clark - museum), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Images Cinema, Chapin Library of Rare Books & Manuscripts, Taconic Golf Club, Where'd you get that? Inc. (Great toy and game store), In Touch Day Spa, Water Street Grill

Nearby Outdoor Fun/Attractions: Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Thunderbolt Ski Trail, Berkshire East Ski Area, Mount Greylock State Reservation(year-round hiking and winter snowshoeing), Sweet Brook Farm (Alpacas, Maple Syrup and more!), Hopkins Memorial Forest (3000 acres in three states just 1 mile from the house), Taconic Trail State Park, Mountain Meadow Preserve, Waubeeka Golf Links, Donnybrook Golf Club,

Nearby Indoor Fun/Attractions: Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), Bennington Center for the Arts, Norman Rockwell Museum...

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved children are always welcome!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We appreciate your respect for our non-smoking policy. Thank you for not smoking inside our home....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs (under 20 lbs) are considered. Extra deposit required....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The front porch has a small step up. There is a bedroom on the first floor so, if someone in your party would prefer not to navigate stairs, it is easy to accommodate....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Mauve Bedroom: 2 queen


  • Rust Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Blue Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    This room has a Queen and a Twin Extra-long bed!...moreless

  • Green Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Rose Bedroom: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King bed and twin size daybed with pullout(and pop-up twin)...moreless

  • All our bedrooms have new high-end mattresses because sleep is not only the best medicine, it makes great vacations even better. All linens are included in the rental....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • There is free, secure wifi at the house!


  • Books:

    We have provided some of our favorite books (mostly cook books). We love our books and ask that you treat them with respect....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-ray DVD player provided. Nearby Redbox service. All of the TVs are equipped with Free Netflix, free Amazon Prime, Pandora, and many more Roku channels....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    There are several channels through the cable, plus Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, etc. and free secure wifi!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    The TVs are all equipped with Pandora....moreless

  • Television:

    48' TV in the living room, 36" in the den & a 19" in one of the bedrooms....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are some nice games in the living room....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    This lovely & comfortable large historic home has charm of the Victorian era with the luxury of the 21st century. It is walking distance to all conveniences, museums, theater, music, restaurants, etc....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    We often have ten to twelve for meals. A large expandable table makes it easy to manage no matter the size of your party. Plus, there is an additional table in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioners are installed for warmer months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a washer and dryer on the second floor....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    The living room has a beautiful, large fire place. Awesome for hot cocoa on a winter afternoon or a good book (and a lazy day!)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has zoned heating on each floor. It is set accommodate normal traffic patterns. If you adjust the thermostats please be mindful to turn it back down when you go out. Many Thanks!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Secure Wifi Available (highest speed available)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All rooms have linens: sheets, towels, table linens, etc....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a large living room with a 48' TV and plenty of seating. Plus, there is a den for smaller gatherings....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking available for up to 7 cars. There is a newly paved semi circular drive and a paking lot....moreless

  • Telephone:

    On-site telephone available for outgoing calls only. Cell phone work fine here....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Complete towel sets are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washer and dryer on the second floor....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker in the kitchen. There is also an electric kettle for the tea lovers....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishware, flatware and serving pieces are in the house....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The kitchen has a dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly renovated with all wood butcher block countertops, 6 burner stainless steel gas stove, 2 ovens, in-wall microwave and full size refridge...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in microwave in the kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas oven in range and electric oven built in to the wall. So Easy!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of pots, pans and pantry basics are available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Plenty of room in this large fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner Jen-Air pro style stainless steel. AWESOME!...moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a toaster in the kitchen....moreless


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We are only 13 miles from Jiminy Peak where there is wonderful Skiing. The house is about a 30 minute drive from Berkshire East (powered by sustainable energy), also Stump Sprouts Cross Country. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free public court nearby plus, you are walking distance from the college courts which are available to the community (and there is a backboard there) Next to a basketball court....moreless



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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2016
Sep 13 - Nov 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$5,500 $19,000
Winter 2016/17 - 1
Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,570 $7,860
Thanksgiving 16
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016/17 - 2
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$2,900 $9,900
Holidays 16-17
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Winter Season 17-3
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,900 $8,900
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$2,970 $9,500
Summer 2017
May 20 - Sep 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$5,500 $20,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$5,500 $20,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $175
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11.7%


Cancellation policy: This is a guaranteed reservation so we will do our best to re-rent the property but if we are unable to re-rent it you are responsible for the reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Albany International Airport (ALB)
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Williams Inn, Red Herring (.5m), Purple Pub (.5m)
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waubeeka Golf Links, Taconic
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Pittsfield, MA
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 7
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sushi Thai Garden, Hops & Vines, Spice Root
13 Miles
Nearest Ski
Jiminy Peak, Berkshire East
2.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Marget Lindley Park Natural Pond

Car: Not Necessary

This property is walking distance from all local restaurants, shopping, museums, day spas, nature walks, hiking. It is only 13 miles to the nearest ski resort, there is also a 100% sustainably powered ski and tubing resort about 30 minute drive. Hang around in this perfect little town, or go adventuring to larger shopping centers, mountain hiking, major movies, plays, area music... There are even 56 major ski areas within an hour of this cultural center. Always come home to great food, and a comfy, well kept house!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Donna grew up in this magical, Brigadoon-like area and after many years of exploring the planet, landed here again in 2000 with her best gallivanting companion and husband, Timothy. Timothy started out his journey in the Akron area of Ohio before his time in Nebraska, Wisconsin and New York City. Donna and Timothy met in NYC where they both had thriving careers in the theater before escaping to the oxygen-filled hills of the Berkshires. Contact us directly to save the fee. 413-458-3031

Why the Owner Chose Williamstown, Williamstown, MA, USA:
This lovely home became a part of Donna and Timothy's life when Donna's parents bought it in 1991. Many wonderful memories of gatherings for family and friends, holidays and birthdays have been made in this house. We love to pass on that fun and loving energy to people from all over the world. There are also great amenities at this house including free, secure wifi.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in-love with this quiet home partly because it is walking distance to everything. Plus, the front and side porches are amazing. Not to mention the fact that the area and the house are steeped in rich history. Many years ago, Woodrow Wilson's daughter owned the house so President Wilson not only visited on many Holiday occasions, he also gave an impromptu speech to the towns-folk celebrating his election for a second term right from the side porch.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The beautiful House on Main Street

    The beautiful House on Main Street

  • Fireplace


  • Lovely Blue room with Queen bed and Twin Extra-long (Serta iComfort beds)

    Lovely Blue room with Queen bed and Twin Extra-long (Serta iComfort beds)

  • Updated Rose room on the second floor

    Updated Rose room on the second floor

  • Rust room with a brand new queen bed and twin bed.

    Rust room with a brand new queen bed and twin bed.

  • Sweet sitting area in room with 2 queen beds

    Sweet sitting area in room with 2 queen beds

  • Second Floor powder room

    Second Floor powder room

  • Side porch

    Side porch

  • Dining Detail

    Dining Detail

  • First Floor Layout

    First Floor Layout

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Sweet room with Queen bed (birds can be removed upon request)

    Sweet room with Queen bed (birds can be removed upon request)

  • Rose Room Daybed and chair area provide a nice sitting area or extra sleeping.

    Rose Room Daybed and chair area provide a nice sitting area or extra sleeping.

  • Large mauve room with 2 high end queen beds

    Large mauve room with 2 high end queen beds

  • Large Main Bathroom

    Large Main Bathroom

  • Screened Side porch

    Screened Side porch

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Second Floor Layout

    Second Floor Layout

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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5 bedroom home: Walk to everything! Ski, Sun & Fun!

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