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The Writer's Cottage

Casa de campo entera - Anfitrión: Joe
3 huéspedes1 habitación2 camas1 baño
Alojamiento entero
Dispondrás de toda la vivienda (casa rural) para ti.
Limpieza avanzada
Este anfitrión se ha comprometido a seguir el proceso de limpieza avanzada en 5 pasos de Airbnb.
Llegada autónoma
Accede al alojamiento con ayuda del portero.
Joe tiene la categoría de Superhost
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Normas de la casa
El anfitrión no admite mascotas ni permite celebrar fiestas ni fumar.
The Writer's Cottage is a tiny white house on a country road; vintage, complete, and inspiring. Built in the nineteenth century, it's perfect for a solo traveler or a pair of travelers exploring the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. If you like rustic buildings, you'll be a fan of the cottage; it's an incredibly cozy time warp. Queen bed and living quarters downstairs; airy loft up narrow enclosed stairs. Orchard and lawn with grill and table outside. We add in 24 hours between stays.

El espacio
Our location is in New York, right on the border of the Berkshires hills, in the perfect position to fan out for destinations north and south. You're just 20 minutes away from Tanglewood, Kripalu Yoga Center and Jiminy Peak Ski. We're a great hub, but please make sure that you like our location and love the great value it offers before you book.

The base price is for two people, and we don't have a cleaning fee, just a $10 fee for the care of our great linens. The only other charge we have is $15 for each additional person (except for kids little enough to be in a crib).

For its small size, the cottage has several discrete spaces. Downstairs is a bedroom with a queen size bed and two cozy chairs. A well-equipped kitchenette has a shiplap vaulted ceiling and a round table that seats four, plus an ample mudroom for jackets, skis, boots and fishing poles.

A writing room is just big enough for a cozy sofa and a desk, with a view of the orchard. The sofa can open up into a comfortable single bed, good for either an adult or a child. This room is also a good place to put a crib. There's a narrow bathroom next door.

Up an amazing tiny enclosed staircase is an open loft space perfect for meditation, music, reading, privacy, or painting. You'll find work tables and ,comfortable seating up there.

The loft could be an extra place to sleep too. We can put a double air mattress on a bed frame there at your request, if you're willing to navigate those steep stairs with care at night. Note that the stairs lead right into the downstairs bedroom, which may be a privacy issue for some.

This is an ideal spot for a weekend respite from the city, or as a base to explore the area. It calls to people working on creative projects, or those looking for a longer hiatus.

It has all the important amenities, like good cell service, light, and dedicated wireless internet. There's a washer/dryer too.

The Writer's Cottage offers quality linens with a supply of pillows, duvet, blanket and coverlet for your bed. The shower may be narrow, but it's well equipped with a broad choice of shampoos, conditioners and and soaps.

In the kitchen you'll find good china and glassware, as well as a quality supply of cookware and equipment. There are coffees and teas available, as well as olive oil, vinegars and spices, but no dishwasher... and no tv! Note that the doorways are narrow and the upper loft space is only six feet tall. But there's lots of old wood and so much charm.

Relax on deck chairs or the hammock out back, on the porch out front, or set up lunch at the big round iron table and chairs on the grassy acre outside the back door.

Some more features: even in midsummer, this area offers generally comfortable evening temperatures, but for the occasional night when it's hot, you'll find air conditioning inside.

People tell us that they like to know more about how we care for the beds and linens, so here is a little detail. We use sheets with high thread counts and wash them in Seventh Generation natural detergent. Pillows and comforters are down-alternative. We use protective covers for pillows, and encase the bed's mattress and box spring too.

If you're here for a short stay, you can find everything you need right on the first floor if you choose. There's a place for hangers on the back of the Writing Room door. For longer stays, there's a chest of drawers and a full-size closet up in the loft.

Acceso de los huéspedes
Our neighborhood used to be the center of town back when the old grist mill was in operation; now the modern town center with bank, post office and restaurants, is about 2 miles away.

There are a handful of historic houses on our road. We live right across the way and can greet you, hand over your keys, and show you around when you arrive. You'll have front and back lockable doors and two parking spaces. We can also provide good local recommendations and are available in the event of any problem.

Otros aspectos a destacar
New Lebanon, at the top of Columbia County, New York, is a pretty funky town, not a Norman Rockwell town. Many people drive right through it to go north for antiquing or skiing, to take the scenic pass into Massachusetts or to pick up the nearby NY thruway.

Our town is so small that there's only one stoplight, and that's a blinking one. There's no night life to speak of, no sidewalks, and we lack a big grocery store. It's not a bad idea to pick up groceries on your way; we also have directions for getting to the nearest grocery store, about 20 minutes away.

The upside is that you can get easily to almost all the places you want to go-- more easily, we find, than from some of the Berkshire towns themselves. And whatever New Lebanon lacks in picket fences, it offers in glorious hillside viewscapes.

The town has a remarkable allotment of Shaker history, such as the massive square ruins of the Great Stone Barn at Mount Lebanon. This was recognized by the World Monuments Fund as one of the 100 most significant endangered sites in the world, and it's right here and easy to visit.

Lebanon Springs was also utterly famous in the nineteenth century for its warm water spa, frequented by luminaries like Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and the Marquis de Lafayette. The medicinal spring still courses down the hillside, but in obscurity now.

Consider downloading a wonderful free app, called The Water and the Word. It provides a short driving tour of the history of New Lebanon, including the old mill you'll see right on the Writer's Cottage road. There's also ample additional historic information available for listening any time you'd like about each stop. It's an amazing way to get to know the area.

There is plenty to enjoy here. Stop at Blueberry Hill Market Cafe for coffee and something delicious for breakfast or lunch. Try M&M's for a late dinner of burgers, wings, and some craft beer, or reserve at Mario's for a fancy meal. Trek by the beaver dams at Hand Hollow Conservation Area. Go to Meissner's on a Saturday at 4 for their antique auctions, where we've found astonishing values. You'll find a lot of information about local options in our online Guidebook.

Our location turns out to be an excellent base for the range of travel and exploration in this area, or just for staying put and enjoying a rural escape, as so many of our airbnb guests have told us.
The Writer's Cottage is a tiny white house on a country road; vintage, complete, and inspiring. Built in the nineteenth century, it's perfect for a solo traveler or a pair of travelers exploring the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. If you like rustic buildings, you'll be a fan of the cottage; it's an incredibly cozy time warp. Queen bed and living quarters downstairs; airy loft up narrow enclosed stairs. Or… leer más

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1 cama queen
Áreas comunes
1 sofá cama

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Estacionamiento gratis en las instalaciones: 2 puestos
Aire acondicionado de ventana
Servicios imprescindibles
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The Writer's Cottage is a great retreat both in summer and winter, whether you prefer a cozy break or search for culture and action. It's perfectly positioned for taking advantage of the Berkshires, including so much fine music, theater, food, art and natural beauty that you can't possibly do it all justice no matter how hard you try.

Tanglewood is about 20 minutes away, and so is the Kripalu Yoga Center. There is a swift, scenic route to get to both of those from here, through pasture and forest, and ending with a wonderful view of the Stockbridge Bowl.

In the winter, ski trails at Jiminy Peak or Bousquet are less than a half hour away, and Butternut is just a little farther. Hiking trails and conservancies abound. In the springtime, it's great to see the leafy woods and gardens emerge. It's locavore and farmer's market heaven in the summer and fall.

Another summertime treat hidden nearby is Queechy Lake, with lifeguard and sandy shore, one of the cleanest and most delicious lakes in New York state. There's also a nice local park in town, with two newly refurbished tennis courts.

Check out our online guidebook for a full listing of the places we love most around here for visit or a meal. There are seven fine art museums, eight theater companies, three Shaker villages and two orchestral venues within an hour's radius.

We're a good jumping -off point for visiting the Berkshire towns-- it takes about 20 minutes to get to Lenox, Pittsfield and West Stockbridge in Massachusetts, for example. You're also only about twenty minutes from several other historic towns and villages of New York, such as Old Chatham, Canaan, and Spencertown.
The Writer's Cottage is a great retreat both in summer and winter, whether you prefer a cozy break or search for culture and action. It's perfectly positioned for taking advantage of the Berkshires, including…

Anfitrión: Joe

Se registró en diciembre de 2015
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My wife and I live here in New Lebanon with our four kids. We love old mills; that's what brought us here.
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Reglas de la casa
Llegada: 15:00 a 21:00
Salida: 11:00
Acceso sin restricción de horario con personal del edificio
Prohibido fumar
No se admiten mascotas
Está prohibido hacer fiestas o eventos
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Comprometido a seguir el proceso de limpieza avanzada de Airbnb. Más información
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