Idyllic Berkshire Get Away: Balance of relaxation and convenience

Great Barrington, Massachusetts

A charming 3-bedroom contemporary on one-acre property in lovely residential area of Great Barrington. The house has a screened porch that is perfect for enjoying nature. A recreational area on the lower level with access to the outside includes wet bar, pool table, 50” plasma TV, DVD, surround sound. The idyllic home for both relaxation as well as entertaining friends.
NEW: We have recently re-modeled our downstairs and installed a new bathroom for our guests!!

The house is perfect for families or couples who want to get away to the countryside but yet still want the convenience of modern services and amenities.

Located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, just 3 minutes to the center of town--bike ride to town--and 15 minutes away from Tanglewood, Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Canyon Ranch, Kripalu and Butternut ski resort.

Upstairs bathroom and porch recently remodeled and upgraded.



  • Town


  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Golf Privileges Optional


  • Horseback Riding
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping


  • Necessary


  • Laundromat


  • Museums


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items


  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table


  • Lawn/Garden


  • Family


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Dining Area

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Property SuperType

  • House


  • Hospital Contact


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Exterior Lighting


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Smoke Detector


  • Police Contact

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

13 Reviews

    Great, quiet location in Great Barrington. The home was comfy and clean. Would stay there again

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2021
    Submitted Jul 1, 2021

    Owner was a pleasure to work with

    Thanksgiving 2020

    5/5 Stayed Nov 24, 2020
    Submitted Dec 11, 2020

    As always we enjoyed our stay in these troubled times....

    Nice house, near but not in GB

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2020
    Submitted Sep 14, 2020

    It's a lovely house in excellent shape, just close enough to Great Barrington to walk. The place was spotless when we arrived. We made extensive use of the propane grill on the back deck. Owners are very communicative and attentive. We really enjoyed our stay. Only caution is that the interior steps to the downstairs space (TV, pool/ping-pong table, bar, washer/dryer) are unusually steep. Not a great fit for someone who is staircase-challenged.

    Family Thanksgiving

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2019
    Submitted Dec 3, 2019

    This is our 3rd stay at Hemlock Hill. Obviously we love this house. It felt like coming home for us as well as our family and friends. We had much to be thankful for this year and being able to stay at Hemlock Hill was one of them.

    Great place for a family vacation stay

    4/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2019
    Submitted Oct 24, 2019

    We really enjoyed staying in this property and found it's rustic style very homey and easy. The owners were responsive and accommodating and the location in a woodland area just outside of Great Barrington was beautiful. The fireplace in the living room and the gas burning stove in the window enclosed porch were both welcome features. The ping pong/pool table proved a hit with our younger adult family members.

    A Nice Place

    4/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 31, 2019

    The property is well located and close to many of the cultural attractions we enjoyed. Kitchen is well equipted and easy to use. Both bathrooms are nice and have obviously been upgraded.It would be more comfortable with central air but the two window units did help. The local property manager was very helpful with our needs.

    :Lovely House, Good Location

    5/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2018
    Submitted Oct 11, 2018

    Beautiful house with many places to sit with friends, great bbq area on deck. Close to many interesting area attractions. Hosts helpful in answering questions and dealing with issues.

    Thanksgiving 2017

    4/5 Stayed Nov 20, 2017
    Submitted Dec 1, 2017

    Another wonderful Thanksgiving in the Berkshires. Spaces for everyone including kids..The porch is my favorite space.

    Beautiful setting in the Berkshires.

    4/5 Stayed Nov 21, 2016
    Submitted Dec 9, 2016

    The house was perfect for our family Thanksgiving weekend. There was plenty of space for young and old to spread out. Close to shopping, restaurants and all that the Berkshires have to offer all year round.

    Peaceful, private house near everything in the Berkshires

    4/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2016
    Submitted Sep 13, 2016

    We spent a week in this very private home in a lovely, quiet neighborhood in Great Barrington. We enjoyed being a few minutes away from the downtown of Great Barrington and its shops and restaurants and also having the relaxing privacy of our rental. The house is also near Stockbridge (about 10-minutes) and Lenox is about a 15 - 20 minute drive. We especially loved the very large, attractive screen porch with its array of comfy furniture, dining table/chairs and the ceiling fan. It has sliders leading to the dining room/kitchen area. The house is well suited for two couples since it has two full bathrooms. The main floor has a nice two-sink plus tub/shower bathroom that has been newly remodeled and the downstairs (basement level with its large entertainment room) has another bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is also a laundry room in the basement area. Given that it was summer, we did not spend time in the basement entertainment area but I can imagine it would be a nice feature in the colder months with its big screen TV and pool table. The living room on the main floor is spacious and offers a large fireplace which would also be lovely on a cold day. There is a brand new deck but apparently because it is new, there is no deck furniture per se (although one could move furniture from the screen porch area). The deck is right off the porch room. We enjoyed our stay at this house and were also pleased with how Noriko dealt with a few concerns/glitches we encountered.

    Winter getaway

    4/5 Stayed Dec 14, 2013
    Submitted Mar 14, 2014

    Place was as described and the right size for a family of 5. Comfortable and located within short driving distance of Great Barrington center and Ski Butternut. We enjoyed the fireplace and pool/pingpong table in the finished basement. Owners were very responsive and they have a caretaker in town if needed.

    Spacious, convenient, relaxing

    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2009
    Submitted Jul 2, 2009

    I stayed here for a weekend with my boyfriend and the house is very spacious and well-kept, so it would be fun to go back again with a big group of friends to take advantage of the space and amenities. It's very close to town, where we found some good restaurants and a lot of great antique stores. It's also near a pretty lake (although the weather was not quite nice enough for a swim). I would recommend this for anyone looking to get away to a nice, clean house for a relaxing time in nature and for exploring a great town. It would also be fun in the winter for a skiing vacation, there's a great big fireplace.

    Comforts of home

    4/5 Stayed Aug 4, 2008
    Submitted Apr 19, 2009

    The description is accurate and the house is very clean and well-maintained. The area is very quiet and relaxing although very convenient. The location is excellent, close to Great Barrington where we went for restaurants, shopping, and the movies. It's a short drive to Tanglewood and Stockbridge. The beds are very comfortable. The screened porch is delightful for meals and relaxing. We would recommend this to anyone who wants reasonably-priced accommodations.


      Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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