Welcome to our Schoolhouse located in the heart of the Berkshires. Set in front of the ledges of Warner Mountain, this historic home was originally a three room schoolhouse until the late 1920's and the development of the regional school system. It then passed through two owners and was finally purchased in 1953 by a family who lived there for many years adding the living room, kitchen and bathroom. Currently the schoolhouse is a peaceful 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage with all the comforts of home.
Located on the side of Butternut Ski Resort, this property is under half a mile to the resort entrance, making it extremely convenient for skiers and snowboarders. Jiminy Peak and Catamount Mountain are also a short drive. Tired of hitting the slopes? A five minute drive will bring you to the restaurants, theaters and shops of Great Barrington. Venture down route 7 to explore the hidden treasures in antique shops. Or call it a night and relax in your own private rental with a fully equipped kitchen and smart tv. Kids have plenty of room to play in the large front and side yards.
This cottage comfortably sleeps 3-4. Bedroom one has a queen size bed. Bedroom two has a full size mattress. Bedroom two also has a comfy chair that converts to a twin bed The living room has a couch that pulls out into a double bed also comfortable for two. Towels and linens are provided. Please note, for any guests traveling with pets, the yard is not entirely fenced in. We advise that you keep your pet leashed at all times. Guests with pets will be subject to a $50 pet fee for additional cleaning services.
A maximum of 5 guests are permitted. The cleaning fee for each reservation is $150
Check in is at 3:30 pm and check out is at 11:00am. *Earlier check in times may sometimes be arranged depending on reservation schedule, please contact owner if you would like to try and arrange an earlier check in.
We enjoyed staying in a former school house. The renovations seemed recent and adequate. The house still needs a couple of screen doors. Each heater should have a separate on off switch. A much larger cutting board is needed in the kitchen. The toilet needs a biobidet. The bathroom different towel racks. There was something chewing at night in the locked closet. Does the town take separate trash for recycling? All minor improvements, but we suspect all guest would appreciate them. I’d also welcome more art on the walls. Sheldon
Dog friendly is a great feature. We hiked at Mount Everett with dog. It's a great experience for a short stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Price is reasonable.
Comfortable, clean and great location close to Butternut for skiing.
It was a very comfortable, cozy little home up the hill from Butternut. Perfect for a quick family weekend trip. Not fancy but well appointed and clean. Hosts were very easy to to get ahold of. It wasn’t as warm as we would like the first night but the owners quickly remedied the situation. Thanks!
Juanita was excellent and super responsive with a couple of questions we had during our stay. We live in a 242 year old house, so we can appreciate an 1800's school house converted to a 2 bedroom house and all the nuances. It can be a challenge to maintain any home, never mind homes of this age. Thank you for the pleasant stay and accommodating our request during check out
Our family had a great weekend in Great Barrington! The house is super clean and cozy. Great location - less than a mile from Butternut and a quick drive to lots of restaurants. We would definitely stay here again!
We had another great stay!
The family and I loved our stay. This home was less than a mile from skiing at Butternut, and only minutes from downtown Great Barrington. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again when in the area.
Shana ensured the check-in and check-out process was quick and easy. She was responsive to our questions and happy to provide information about the area. The shelf of books was a great perk along with a welcome basket! We look forward to our next booking.
We enjoyed our stay with our two kids (14 and 16) and our Brittany. Right around the corner from the family friendly butternut ski resort. Highly recommend for the family looking for a get away ski weekend or longer.
Exactly what we needed for our weekend around Great Barrington. Thank you.
We loved the house! It was everything as described in the listing. The pups loved it, too! Great location to everything in the Berkshires. We can't wait to go back.
Perfect for our quick get away to the Berkshires, clean, organized and comfortable.
Our visit this year to the Schoolhouse Cottage was as pleasant as the first two: comfortable, well-appointed home, situated on a quiet street, lovely location at the base of a mountain, conveniently located to all attractions in the Great Barrington/Lenox/Stockbridge area. We gave the check-in process 4 stars instead of 5 only because the combination for the lockbox holding the housekey is difficult for us to negotiate. Also, just one (small) criticism of the accommodations: the water flows from the faucet in the bathroom sink at a very low rate, making face washing, shaving, etc. somewhat time-consuming.
Thanks for having us. Great Barrington and area is wonderful.
We spent a lovely weekend in this quiet, well appointed cottage. We were very comfortable and enjoyed being just a few minutes from town.
Set foot in an old one-room schoolhouse by staying in this lovely cottage, appointed with all the necessities for a long weekend or quick getaway. Water in bathroom sink runs really slow, but shower and kitchen water run at full pressure. Very convenient location to Ski Butternut and the Appalachian Trail, but there is a lot of traffic on the street.
This house was very nice and the owner made the whole process go smoothly. We would definitely recommend this place for great getaway.
The cottage was beautiful, everything was in order and better than advertised! We would gladly rent it again and tell others to rent it as well.
Very comfortable, clean and convenient to so much in Great Barrington!
Wonderful time. Easy to find. Comfortable bed. What's not to love about the Berkshires! Just what we were looking for.
A very comfortable, cozy home minutes from Great Barrington and Butternut. Easily accommodated our family of five (and dog). Owner was both responsive and very helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
We have stayed here before and really recommend it. It’s really convenient to the mountain.
Shana was an excellent host and we enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable set-up
We've stayed here a few times - the cottage is clean, comfortable and well heated, all the basics are there and the location for skiiers can't be beat.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this clean, attractive cottage. It is tastefully decorated, very comfortable and conveniently located close to Great Barrington. There is plenty to do in the area; we would definitely stay here again.
Great place. The location was good, the communication was fast and easy. The cottage is just what’s needed for a short stay in the Berkshires.
This is the perfect little house for a weekend away! We loved how close it was to the main strip, clean, comfortable and a wonderful stay!
The cottage is lovely, has excellent furniture & accessories (including cable TV), beautiful location -- recommended to anyone!
We booked the cottage for a summer wedding weekend at Gedney Farm only a few minutes away. The house was perfect for our short stay close to Great Barrington and many other places of interest. The house was well stocked and comfortably furnished. It was an extremely hot weekend but we were quite cool inside.
House was charming and clean, well stocked with anything you might need for a relaxing time away. Close to town center and lots of great hiking. Will return.
How nice to be able to stay in a home with history that is nonetheless modern and manageable. Pretty to live in, well-appointed, lots of soft comfy throw blankets. And so close to Butternut and Stockbridge! Will definitely come again--thanks Shana!
Thoughtfully furnished with just what is needed. Everything clean and in good condition. Great cable tv, wonderful heating system, easy in and out, this was a perfectly pleasant place for a quick trip to the area. I would definitely return. Quiet and cozy. Hard to use the star system here - this is not a deluxe experience, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed because it is exactly as described.
The school house was perfect for a ski weekend at Butternut. Two minutes from the mountain, it was a perfect place to set up base camp. Shana was a lovely host and very detailed oriented!
We were in GB for a ski weekend and this house was the perfect ski rental! Cute as a button and plenty of room for a family of 4. Comfortable sleeping arrangements, plenty of quality linens, pets allowed, tidy and clean, and less than a mile from Butternut Mountain. A short drive to restaurants, shops, etc. Loved the cottage style décor, and basic amenities. We were able to make a 3rd bedroom by moving the chair bed in the 2nd bedroom to the space in between both bedrooms (it was like a den), so my son and daughter can have their own privacy. (We couldn't find the trundle underneath mentioned in the ad but the chair bed was perfectly comfortable). Truly a gem and worth the price. We would definitely rent this cottage again for winter or summer recreation!
We have stayed here before and will absolutely stay here again. It’s really convenient to the mountain and town.
Clean, cute, comfortable cottage less than five minutes drive to Butternut ski! Super comfortable beds and bedding! Lots of TV channels. Owner pays attention to small details throughout. Several nightlights appropriately placed. Welcome basket with bottled water and treats upon arrival. Sunscreen and bug repellent in the closet for summer visitors. Flameless candles and flashlights in the kitchen cupboard for emergencies (or a romantic dinner). A couple of puzzles and games for rainy days. All the kitchen equipment you need if you like to cook, all the restaurants of down town within about 10-15 minutes drive if you don’t. Large driveway for parking. Wall heaters in each room so you can keep bedrooms at different temperatures for comfortable sleep. Easy and straightforward checkout process! Our new favorite place to stay for Ski Butternut!
My family of five stayed in this great cottage after Christmas for a few days of skiing and it was perfect. We were less than five minutes to Butternut and only 10 minutes to town. Owner was easy to contact for questions and quick to respond when needed. House is very comfortable and we had plenty of clean linens and space for everyone. The second bedroom easily fit our three girls with two in one bed and the third in the twin pull out chair. Good value compared to staying in a hotel but for longer stays that require laundry or dishwasher it may not be ideal. Would recommend and stay again for sure.
We had an enjoyable stay at the cottage. Everything was as advertised and I especially appreciated the cleanliness. Also appreciated the ability to have a 1 night rental. The only problem we had was getting the television to work. Even my young, tech savvy son couldn't do it but we didn't care so 5 stars on our stay.
Very comfortable, clean and great location. Would stay again and absolutely no hesitation on strongly recommending it to anyone looking to stay in the Great Barrington area.
Shana was very accommodating, responsive and easy to communicate with and the cottage is more spacious than it appears in the photos. The wifi worked well and there are lots of television channels.The place was immaculate, the beds were comfortable, and we really felt at home! We loved the shower and the huge, fluffy towels. The only improvement I can suggest is lowering the bar in the open closet in the master bedroom as the hangers are out of reach for short people. It was great to be right on a main road for easy access but a family with pets or toddlers who may bolt need to use caution; even though there was not much traffic going by the cars do travel at high speeds. It was the perfect place for our family of 3 and dog. We appreciated being able to book for one night. Highly recommend!
Arrived to a beautiful home and there was a welcome basket of snacks and goodies along with a personal thank you card from the owner. The rooms were pristine and cozy. Couldn't ask for a more peaceful and comfortable place. Will definitely use again!
Well-appointed, comfortable cottage on a quiet, wooded street. We would recommend this property to anyone visiting the area!
Really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Convenient, quiet location just outside downtown Great Barrington. Easy drive to hiking, and restaurants. Comfortable and clean furnishings. Would definitely stay here again
The property is located on a somewhat busy road, but has a very interesting back yard, with a huge stone wall and rock ledges. It couldnt be any more convenient for access to Great Barrington..just a few minutes away. The cottage is clean and very cute, our only problem was with the doors, both the inside and screen door kept popping open and couldnt be latched, which was very scary, as we had our pets with us and didn't want them escaping out to the road. Very reasonably priced, comfortable furniture and beds as well.
The cottage was perfect--cozy, well-equipped, quiet and just a short ride from the Main Street of Great Barrington. The owner was terrific about giving suggestions for things to do--restaurants, hikes to take, the best places to get take-out, etc. We'll be back.
Very thoughtfully appointed, comfortable, clean, private and well-situated cottage perfect for a weekend in the Berkshires. Thanks for all the thoughtful touches that made it such a cozy place to stay!
This is our 3rd time returning to the schoolhouse cottage and we plan to continue the yearly tradition. The cottage is clean, spacious and feels like a home away from home. Nestled up against wooded property it is quiet and peaceful yet a few minutes drive to the center of town. Excellent restaurants, shopping and hiking nearby. Our host is more than welcoming every year and we look forward to our return trip.
The property was in great condition, and Shana provided a lot of nice extras.
We had a weekend wedding to go to and loved our stay in the cottage. Everything needed was supplied and the place was spotless. Wish we could of stayed longer
Very well appointed and comfortable. Owner quickly responded to a blown fuse. Convenient to town. We highly recommend!
We so enjoyed our stay in this sweet cottage. The setting is lovely—a manicured lawn and picket fence in front and a dramatic rock formation in the backyard that makes a great picnic spot. The clean, bright interior is comfortable and cheery, with a contemporary look and cozy furniture. Stockbridge is less than a ten minute drive away. This is a perfect retreat—private and quiet, and close to lots of fun things to do in the Berkshires.
Our trip to the Berkshires was wonderful. While most of our days were spent on the road it was nice to have the extra space and feel of a small home than a hotel room. It was a little funny having to stand behind the chair for the TV remote to work but again, we didn't go to the Berkshires to watch TV. The location was actually close to the areas of main interest to us; downtown Great Barrington, and Stockbridge and other surrounding towns. It had all the amenities we needed.
My husband and I booked the cottage for two nights and brought our two dogs along. The cottage is located in a quiet, wooded area on the back side of Butternut ski area. As mentioned in a previous review, the property is located on a fairly busy road. However, there is plenty of yard in the rear and on the sides. The inside was impeccably clean and cozy. Another plus is the location itself, as it provides easy access (5-10 min drive) to several shops and restaurants. Cable and internet are also a bonus! I would highly recommend the cottage for singles, couples, and small sized families.
We loved our stay in this cottage! It is very tastefully and comfortably decorated. Much attention has been given to detail. It is a great place to relax and have privacy without being too far from the restaurants and shops of Great Barrington. The owner was very prompt with response and provided clear directions. We enjoyed the great snacks, coffee, etc. I would highly recommend this rental!
This was our second time returning to the cottage in Great Barrington and we plan to make it a yearly tradition. We love the cottage and how it is beautifully maintained and decorated. Feels like a real home away from home. Plenty of room both indoors and outdoors, nice area to eat outside at picnic table. The cottage is a wonderful place to stay and centrally located to downtown great Barrington, close to restaurants and shops and to many outdoor activities. Shana the owner is easily available both before and during our stay. We are already talking about our return trip next year!
We just loved the property. It was perfect for our family. So charming and cozy. Count us in as possible repeat customers!
The Schoolhouse cottage is a delight. It's well equipped and most comfortable. The location is less than 10 minutes to downtown Gt Barrington, and convenient to Stockbridge and the rest of the Berkshires. Shana took care of the very few small problems quickly and easily. It was nice to be greeted with cookies and breakfast necessities including coffee and creamer. The kitchen is equipped with all the basics and I was completely at home. The towels and sheets are above average and plentiful. Two drawbacks not obvious from the photos and description: the house sits close to a fairly busy road, and the fence is purely decorative and doesn't enclose the yard. This could be a problem with young children or pets. I kept my dog on the leash at all times. The other is that when the trundle bed is open in the second bedroom, it extends to the opposite wall, so one has to climb over the head of the bed. It's not appropriate for anyone who isn't young and agile. On the other hand, the convertible couch in the living room was very comfortable and opened and closed very easily.
We had two children, one beginner skier and one advanced. Having a home base so close to the mountain we could give the beginner a rest and give the advanced skier as much time as she wanted on the mountain. The home had everything we needed for our family. Highly recommend it!
The house seemed like it was recently renovated. Incredibly clean and well kept. It had everything we needed for our stay. The owner knew that we were bringing our dog and even left us dog bowls and doggie biscuits. Very thoughtful. We will definitely stay again!
I can really recommend this place to anyone wanting to be near Butternut's ski slopes as it's literally a 1 minute drive away. The cottage is small but has everything you need and suits a family of 4 perfectly.
Loved this tidy, quaint and comfortable ouse and the beautiful natural setting. Bare minutes to all that Great Barrington has to offer. The owners were a delight to work with and we would definitely stay here again!
We stayed here for 3 nights in September and absolutely loved the cottage from the moment we arrived. It is clean, spacious and decorated so nicely. It was a little home away from home. The location is 3 minutes drive to main downtown area of Great Barrington. Plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a morning coffee and let our dog run around. Quietly tucked in a neighborhood, but so close to shops and restaurants. Shana was wonderful and so easy to communicate with. We plan to return again next year and would recommend to couples and families.
The house sits in a beautiful little yard that backs up to these large boulders and trees. Its a quick drive into town. The whole house was updated and was in great shape. We loved our stay there and hope to return next time we are in the area.
This is a great find in Great Barrington. You could walk to Butternut, and it's mintues away from Main Street. We had plenty of room for 5 of us, and had a wonderful picnic in the backyard (which is big enough for a whiffle ball game). Overall a great deal, great location, and great owner who was very responsive to our emails.
I had a very relaxing stay at the cottage. The house is cute and neat. The owner is very responsive to requests.
We walked in to a nice note from the owner a bottle of sparkling cider and Mrs. Fields cookies....the cottage was as cute as advertised and had a cozy,comfy feeling to it. The driveway was well plowed and the cottage was immmaculate . Shana the host was very helpful and prompt with her responces.....the furniture and decor was new and fresh. During our stay we skiied Butternut which is a 2 minute car ride away and went out to eat in Great Barrington. Our stay was wonderful and we look forward to going back ...Thanks Shana
The cottage is exactly as it appears in the pictures. Very clean, and had what we needed for a 3-day weekend. Wi-Fi and TV worked great. Super close to Butternut, plus during peak times, you drive up to the mountain's entrance from the opposite direction of everyone else -- no long traffic line to get in!! The property was shoveled and maintained, even during the heavy snow we had one day. The kitchen's appliances, pots and pans were perfect for us to cook when we wanted, and restaurants are very close, and have take-out, too! Only note that the 2nd bedroom with the twin bed extends into a larger bed as described -- that is exactly what it does -- it allows for the 2 mattresses to be side to side -- our kids worked it out, but the beds do not separate from each other. The cottage did fit our family of 4, along with our pups and their crates. Shana was flexible and responsive to our requests when we decided on her rental cottage.
My wife and I stayed at School House Cottage with our two children for Christmas. The cottage was perfect for us because we planned to go to Butternut for skiing every day and it is under 1 minute away. I would highly recommend it as a cozy, well maintained, very clean and convenient place to stay. Everything was exactly as described on the website and there is a loverly walk up through the woods behind the cottage for excellent views over the mountains.