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Beautiful 1920's Colonial 20 Minutes from Tanglewood


Property Details

Updated: Oct 10, 2016
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Elegant 1920s colonial in a lovely setting on 4+ acres by the Williams River. The house is centrally located 2 miles north of Great Barrington center and approximately 20 minutes from Tanglewood, 5 miles to Butternut, 9 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. The house is fully furnished and full of intricate architectural details and beautiful chandeliers and sconce lighting. The space is appropriate for two couples or a family of up to eight people.

Downstairs, there is a large living room with fireplace and adjacent music room with a fireplace and a recently reconditioned baby grand piano, a dining room, kitchen, and a full bath with a 55" claw foot tub and hand-held shower. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and a full bath. There are two large bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other with a queen size bed, connected to the common full bathroom with full tub and shower. There are two smaller bedrooms with two twin beds, each connected to one of the larger bedrooms.

Cable TV, DVD, VCR and CD Player/Stereo are located in the living room. Wireless broadband internet is accessible from any room.

Enjoy drinks or meals on the patio overlooking the Williams River. Swim in one of the many lakes in the vicinity. Climb up Monument Mountain for an uninterrupted view of the area. Visit the Guthrie Center only a short walk from the house.

Keywords: Frontage on Williams River, set back from road

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am an electrical engineer, and my brother is a retired cardiologist. Over the past decades, we both spent many happy days in this house visiting our parents with our children.

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. I already miss the house. It has great character, and I love the architectural details. We appreciated the improvements you made. We also enjoyed using the fireplace and your collection of DVDs. We also appreciated the wine and goodies you left for us. We would like to rent the house again next summer.
Sep 2010
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26 Reviews

based on 26 traveler reviews


Incredible value for house with character

  • 5 of 5

This house has a lot of character--from architectural details and high ceilings to a well-chosen selection of books, music, and games and even a baby grand piano. The internet is fast and reliable and TV includes a network-connected Blu-ray player so you can connect to your own Netflix account. The location is near stores but feels like it's away from everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, immaculate, extremely well provisioned!

  • 5 of 5

Russ and Kathy are wonderful to work with and very accommodating. Their home is unique, comfortable and private. The location is central to all the attractions in the area.

We plan to return in the Fall!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easter blessing

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay. This is a beautiful home with so many amenities! We enjoyed the home, the yard, and a great location. We hope to come back many more times. Russ was very responsive and easy to work with . Thanks for sharing your home with our family, we made wonderful memories there!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Russ and Kathy's beautiful home for a month. It was perfect for our family of 5 and small dog. The house is completely furnished and has everything you need to include shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc. You don't need to bring a thing.

Prior to our arrival, Russ and Kathy were very thorough and prompt with communication. They gave us very detailed instructions about anything we would need to know.

During our stay, one of the bed frames broke when our daughter was sitting on it. I mentioned it to them right away because I didn't want it to affect our security deposit. They responded immediately and a new bed was delivered promptly the following morning which I did not expect! It was not a big deal as we had enough beds, but they were very apologetic about it and took action instantly.

The home is located just a short ride to town and to skiing. It is quiet and relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and couldn't have asked for more accommodating hosts. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great owners

  • 5 of 5

8 of us (2 families of 4) stayed here over the MLK weekend and went skiing at Butternut and Catamount. Very convenient to Great Barrington and Butternut. The owners were very accomodating, leaving nice touches like tons of towels. The board game collection was a lot of fun too! We've stayed at several places in the area and this is by far the best.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt right at home immediately

  • 5 of 5

This older home has so much character. The setting is convenient to Great Barrington and Stockbridge. It has a lovely property complete with a river running through it. The owners thoughtfully supplied everything we needed including soap and shampoo in the bathrooms. This was a wonderful find. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My parents bought this house in 1960 as a vacation house. My brother and I now use it for vacation rentals as well as our for our own enjoyment.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : Hiking Nearest Point of Interest : Swimming & Fishing Nearest Point of Interest : Swimming Nearest Point of Interest : Hiking


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Xmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years 2016
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
May-June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Tanglewood Music Festival is just 20 minutes north (about 11 miles). For skiing, it's just 2 miles to Butternut, 10 miles to Catamount, 32 miles to Jiminy Peak. For hiking, there are trails everywhere including the Appalachian trail which passes by only 4 miles east of Great Barrington. Swimming and fishing are available at the many nearby lakes. One of our favorite jaunts was the family climb up Monument Mountain at least once during each stay.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Hand-held shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio


  • Guests provide their own meals

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