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    Front of 31 Stockbridge Road in West Stockbridge

    An 1840 farmhouse in the Berkshires, set on the edge of the village of West Stockbridge, is available as a vacation rental house for family gatherings, or family reunions and for friends to holiday together and enjoy the many activities and attractions available in the Berkshire area. Combine the privacy of a 26-acre backyard and its array of wildlife with the convenience of walking to the village of West Stockbridge, 4.3 miles from Tanglewood, 4 miles from Stockbridge, and 10 miles from Great Barrington. The house has 2 living rooms, dining room, sun room, 5 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, new eat-in kitchen, laundry room, games room, large deck that stretches the front length of the house, patio in rear, large back garden with teak garden swing and path leading into woods. 
    The house sleeps 10 to 12 people and is fully equipped. There's a sewing kit in the laundry room as well as an ironing board and iron; there's a first aid kit in the powder room and just about every kitchen electronic imaginable. There are several make-up mirrors and hair dryers as well. 

    All linen, towels, blankets, china, flatware, cooking utensils, etc. are included, although we would ask that guests bring their own beach towels if they wish to visit the local lake that is within walking distance.

    Activities & Local Attractions

    Activities in the area include golf; cycling; fishing; hiking; canoe tours; horseback riding; mountain biking; swimming, tennis both indoor and outdoor as well as white water rafting.
     
    For details and links to activities and local attractions visit our Berkshire Attractions page.

    History

    Late 1800's

    Click on the pictures to see an enlarged view. The farm house was originally called Blake Farm  and built about 1830.  The Blake family was well known in the village since one of the daughters was the local school mistress. This picture dates from the late 1800's. The house has undergone many transformations since then.

    Early 1900's

    This picture was taken in the early 1900's.  The carriage house (on the right hand side of the picture above) has been converted into what is currently the kitchen. A porch has been added and one can see what looks to be a dove cote to the right of the porch; this no longer exists, there is however a bay window in the living room where the dove cote stood. 

    Reservations or Inquiries

    If you have questions or want to make a reservation for our Berkshire vacation home fill in the Inquiry/Availability form.

    Testimonials

    "Three generations spent a wonderful Christmas week here.  The house is perfect - everybody has a place to gather - or - be by themselves.  We had great meals in the dining room & a lovely Christmas Tree in the bay window - Santa found us Christmas morning - and arranged to get all our gifts down the fireplace that was bright & warming us all!  We would love to come back - thank you for all your hospitality! Only thing missing was snow!"
     
    To see other comments from guests about our vacation rental house in the Berkshires see our Guest Book

    Winter Season

    Check out our Winter Special offers in conjuction with Butternut.


    Summer Season

    Tanglewood Music Festival 75th year took place in 2012.  Highlights include the Anniversary Gala on July 14th with John Williams.  Other performers include James Taylor, July 2nd to 4th; Yo-Yo Ma, June 22nd and 24th; Joshua Bell, July 7th and the Mark Morris Dance Group on June 28th.
    More details can be found on Tanglewood website.

    Front Deck

    The front deck at 31 Stockbridge Road.  A good place to have tea or coffee, at any time of the day!


    Enjoy afternoon tea on the deck

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