The SpaceOur 1100 sq ft apartment is decorated with original art and antiques, is cool in the summer and warm and cozy in winter. (we have a portable air conditioner which I don't believe has ever been used). It features a complete kitchen, bedroom with queen bed and sleeping alcove with king bed. It also has a double sleep sofa. There is an enclosed brick courtyard for outdoor dining, a BBQ grill, and lots of books, games and videos. Guest AccessYou do not share this apartment with anyone else. We give you the key to your own ground floor entrance and leave you alone to enjoy the place and the pool, hot tub, and yard, Interaction with GuestsWe do not live here any more, but have a caretaker who is very easily reached. We are always available via cell, text or email with any and all questions or advice. The NeighborhoodRural setting on a main thoroughfare extremely convenient to Williamstown, Bennington and points west. Up at the top of the hill next store is a wonderful iconic farm, called appropriately enough "Hilltop Farm" belonging to the Gardner family. Marilyn loves visitors and you can buy eggs, raw milk, organic beef, honey and maple syrup there. The view across the valley from there is included in our photos.
The Pownal Valley has been painted extensively for the past two centuries. Artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Norman Rockwell have created paintings here, as well as students and instructors from the Art Students League of NY. The latter maintained a summer boarding house across from our barn for many years. We are just 6 miles from either Bennington or Williamstown, Ma. The museums, Mass MoCA and the Clark, draw visitors from around the world.
Bennington College, Williams College and Southern Vermont college are nearby. The numerous attractions in the Berkshires are nearby as well.
Good food abounds, and here's my list of favorites:
Mezze, US Rte 7, Williamstown MA - $$ farm to table. Excellent. Our place for occasions and celebrations.
Your Belly's Deli, Pleasant St., Bennington Great sandwiches, salads and soups.
Man of Kent, Middle of Nowhere, NY - pub food, great burgers. N. on US Rte 7 one block, left onto N. Pownal Rd., right onto Rte 346, right onto rte 22, left onto NY Rte 7, 1 mile on left.
Freight Yard Pub, North Adams MA. Pat says this is the best burger she’s ever had. Call them for directions. It’s hard to find
Madison’s Brew Pub, Main St, Bennington VT. Our go-to casual place. Great food.
Blue Ben Diner, US Rte 7, Bennington VT - don’t miss this. Authentic style diner. People come from far away for this one.
Papa Pete’s, Bennington VT - great breakfast. On Rt 9 East about a mile out of town. Cash only
Avoid at all costs: Casual Corner, Chef's Hat both in WIlliamstown MA Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. Other Things to NoteAirbnb is now collecting and remitting VT occupancy tax which is included in your total remittance. If we have accepted your dog, we charge $15 per dog per night payable directly to us via credit card ahead of time or in cash upon arrival.