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2 bedroom Riverhouse in the Heart of the Berkshires

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Upstairs apartment of duplex, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located between the villages of Stockbridge, Housatonic and Great Barrington. Most unique Riverhouse property located on the bank of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River.

Built around 1860, the Riverhouse has been updated and outfitted for modern-day convenience but retains its charm and unique appeal. From original painted-board floors and claw-foot bathtub with shower to modern amenities this property offers spectacular views of foliage and wildlife from the deck, picture window and bathroom of this upstairs artist’s aerie, filled with original art by local artists.

The only house located directly on the banks of Rising Pond of the Housatonic River, it offers spectacular views of fall foliage and wildlife and makes for an authentic Berkshires experience. Easy access from the bank of the property for small boating and sculling. Located in the heart of the Berkshires; the Appalachian Trail, Tanglewood, Shakespeare and Co., the Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, summer stock theater, music, and dance are all just minutes away. Easy access to Butternut Ski 5 miles and Catamount 12 miles. Fully equipped kitchen with all cooking utensils and serving dishes make eating on the deck and entertaining a delight. Walking distance (1/4 mile) to the fabulous Berkshire Mountain Bakery with delicious french pastries and bread for your morning coffee and take away pizzas for easy meals. Taft Organic Farms is 1.25 miles down the road for local products and produce.

The open floor plan and lovely views make this efficient upstairs apartment seem much larger than it’s 700 square feet. The two private bedrooms include twin beds that can be made into a king in the first and a queen-size bed in the second. The large bathroom features an antique full-size claw foot bathtub (with shower) that gives out to a incredible view as you soak! Full laundry facilities available. Parking for two cars.

Smithsonian Magazine has voted Great Barrington one of America's 20 Best Small Towns! Find out for yourself...a hidden gem.

Feel free to contact me directly for information and reduced rates by way of "Ask Owner a Question" located under "Request to Book" where you can find my email address.

High summer season rates: $1300/week; $5000/monthly

Low season (September-July): $150/night; $850/week; $2500/month

Leaf peeping, Christmas, New Years: $185/night (3 night min); $1000/week.

$75 cleaning fee

$500 refundable security deposit

No refunds for cancelling unless we are able to re-book the dates. Guests reserve months in advance for high season and we lose many opportunities to book when we take your dates off the calendar. We hope you can understand our position.

Please check out our sister properties:

VRBO #737825 (2 bedrooms unit downstairs in this beautiful house)

Perfect for overflow!


VRBO #484655 (1 bedroom unit 300 yards down the road)

For additional lodging space/options for larger parties.


VRBO#759695 (3 bedrooms/2 baths on a beautiful bend of the Housatonic river!)

Either of the above fully-equipped, beautiful properties will easily accommodate 4 more if you are traveling with a larger group and need more space and/or more privacy.

Keywords: Stockbridge, Housatonic, River house, Great Barrington, Housatonic, upstairs apartment, spectacular view, 2 bedrooms, Tanglewood, Berkshires, unique property, river view, water view, sleeps 4, full kitchen, Butternut, Catamount, Kripalu, Charcoal grill.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 March, 2018

About Bee

We live in Dallas, Texas most of the year but try to spend as much time as possible in the Berkshires now that Chris is recently retired.

Bee purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Bee chose Housatonic

Have you seen the pictures?! This is a very special property with the most spectacular 24/7 year-round views of foliage and wildlife. The only house located directly on the banks of Rising Pond, my mother in law bought and saved this house from falling down 15 years ago. We acquired it 6 years ago and consider it home...not just another rental property.

What makes this apartment unique

Conveniently located.

Quintessential Berkshire experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I just spent an idyllic week at the Riverhouse. The location is great…between GB and Lenox. What a charming spot…close to Tanglewood and other Berkshire cultural events. We walked in to lunch at the restaurant…Pleasant and Main in Housatonic. The view of the Housatonic River from the deck is soul reviving….the sunsets memorable. The apartment is beautifully appointed and spotless. Bee (host) is a joy to work and clearly cares about this special place. We will definitely return in the future.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Housatonic in Great Barrington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We request quiet hours between 10pm-8am as there might be other guests in the downstairs unit below. Thank you for your consideration!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large full bathroom with antique claw foot tub & shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Two twins can be made up as a King Bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1) Can be separated and made into twin beds, Queen size Beds (1). Quality linens provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lovely deck with table and chairs offering idyllic views. Located upstairs in historic house built in 1860. Not handcapped accessible. Be aware the property is located on the riverbank and near a road. Small children must be supervised at all times when outdoors. Centrally located to summer cultural events and winter sports venues. Very good cell phone coverage with ATT and Verizon.


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2 bedroom Riverhouse in the Heart of the Berkshires
average rating of 4.894737 based on 26 reviews
Atlanta, GA

The Perfect Perch in Housatonic

  • 5 of 5

This was my 3rd stay at Riverhouse, enchanting as ever! Immaculately clean, well appointed airy overlooking the widest part of the Housatonic River. Sunsets are stunning, birds glide in and out. Easy walk to town or the legendary Berkshire Mountain Bakery. Only minor complaint: LR furnishings are limited and there's no comfy way to stretch out and read, except for in bed. This place has my heart.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Between The Road & The River

  • 4 of 5

Along this stretch of the Housatonic River, this vacation rental is the only home that's right on the river, making for spectacular & unobstructed views. There are the islands where geese, blackbirds, & a heron hang out, & thick woods on the other side of the river.

Add to that a very bright & pleasant 2 bedroom apartment . . . + nearby Great Barrington, Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, & Lenox. Oh, then there's the ultimate attraction, a bakery 1/2 mile up the road.

A great spot . . . delightfully unique.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse for two and a half weeks this autumn. We loved the quite retreat but so close to a lot of great attractions and activities. Perfect choice for a relaxing getaway with options for activities when you choose. Great coffee just a hop and a skip down the road.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful river view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Riverhouse for two separate weeks over the summer. The view of the river is very beautiful and tranquil. The Riverhouse is very comfortably furnished and immaculately clean. It contains everything you need for an easy stay. Tanglewood and other venues are an easy drive away. The best croissants are a short stroll down the road. Riverhouse is the perfect choice for vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful Berkshire getaway

  • 5 of 5

DON'T RENT THIS PLACE...so that we can have it all to ourselves! Obviously, this is said in jest. We just loved the apartment. It offered a great view of Rising Pond through the picture window. Check out the great sunsets from the deck, read a book, have coffee there in the morning.Both bedrooms were spacious, the kitchen well stocked, the bathroom bright with many towels and the place was spotless. You are located in wonderful Housatonic, a quiet,quaint, yet central location. Have breakfast and maybe dinner at low cost, incredibly good Main and Pleasant. Drive 15 minutes to Beartown State Park/Benedict Pond, a great place to hike or swim. Make sure to stop at Holts Farm for fantastic sandwiches. You are 15 minute from Tanglewood and Lenox on low trafficked Rte 183, and minutes from the Rockwell Museum.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Garland, Texas

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway to enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenic Berkshires. The Riverhouse has all the comforts of home while still maintaining its character and history. It was great to open the windows and let the outside in. I especially loved the claw footed tub and the rustic feel in the bathroom. The porch overlooking the river gave us many peaceful hours observing nature at its best. Good location with wonderful bakery and pub house within walking distance. We definitely want to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

5 miles to downtown Great Barrington and 6 miles downtown Stockbridge, Tanglewood 9 mi., Jacob's Pillow 19 mi., Shakespeare and Co. 11 mi., Rockwell Museum 4 mi., Chesterwood 6 mi., Monument Mountain, numerous swimming lakes nearby, Appalachian Trail, Biking, Butternut Ski Area 5mi., Kripalu 8 mi., Catamount Ski 12 mi.


Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £54.16
Damage Deposit £361.05

$1300/week July 1-September 11(one week minimum rental)
$750/ week September 13-June 11(3 night minimum $450)

Shorter stays in high season possible with availability at $200 a night.
$75 cleaning fee
$500 refundable damage deposit

Long term stays at discounted rate. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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