Peaceful Country Berkshire Getaway

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

This beautiful, serene, and wooded location is just minutes from Lake Garfield in Monterey Mass, in the heart of the Berkshires. The room has a private en suite bath and a view of our 14 acres of backyard and woods.

The space

The bedroom is airy and has ample space and a comfortable double bed. It's the only bedroom on the second floor of our modern, newly built house.

Guest access

There's a large private bathroom and access to the living room and to our pristine, woods-surrounded backyard and gardens. You could even walk down to the brook that runs through our woods and take a dip. During winter the brook takes on wonderful ice forms as the moving water allows differential freezing! Your bedroom has its own thermostat so you can be as cool or as toasty as you want when you're there.

We are 2 minutes by car and 10 minutes walking distance from the Monterey town beach (Lake Garfield) where you can swim, canoe or Kayak, fish, and enjoy the beautiful views. Take a walk or a drive to the General Store which has recently been taken over by a prominent chef and offers delicious breakfast and lunch, and lovely outdoor riverside dining. There's also the Roadside Cafe, the best local breakfast in the Berkshires!

We are 15 mins from Great Barrington, a close drive from Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Lenox, and all the Berkshire attractions both north and south.

Interaction with guests

We are here if you need anything. In summer, you will find me puttering around in the garden, which is my favorite activity. In winter, I tend to do my puttering inside, enjoying a fire in the wood stove in the living room which can heat the entire upstairs. You are free to come and go as you please and enjoy your vacation!

Other things to note

Coffee and/or tea will always be available in the morning. The Monterey General Store has excellent breakfast offerings and is less than a mile away. Another popular Monterey breakfast spot is the Roadside Cafe, operated by Gould Farm. Great Barrington's well-known breakfast eatery is Martin's.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

66 Reviews

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Laureen User Profile
August 2017
Comfortable full size bed and private bath. Able to come and go as we pleased. Beautiful area - was visiting Gould farm which is nearby.

Jin Min User Profile
July 2017
Lin's place is a quiet and restful option if you're looking for a place to stay near Tanglewood.
Lin User ProfileLin is a superhost.
Response from Lin:
Cleanliness feedback needs some addressing: Never before in 4 years of Airbnb hosting has anyone complained about the cleanliness of the shower or the towels or linens. Shower area is cleaned before each booking/visit and towels and sheets are thoroughly washed and dried. Communication feedback needs addressing also: Landline with messaging is always in service. I responded to Alicia's call about their arrival time immediately after the message came in. Limited cell phone service is available in Monterey MA if you have AT&T.
July 2017

Henry User Profile
July 2017
Lin is a very gracious and hospitable host, who makes (and shares) delicious, organic, low sugar jams! Lin's home is in a serene setting and, nearby, there is a pristine spring-fed lake (with a sandy beach and lifeguards) for swimming and picnicking.

Alison User Profile
July 2017
Lovely secluded spot just outside of Monterey - perfect location for discovering the berskires

Ellen User Profile
July 2017
Loved our 2 night stay at Lin's place. Bed was very comfortable - location was great & we especially enjoyed walking to the Monterey General Store for breakfast each morning. Definitely will return!!

Alexandra User Profile
June 2017
The house is a sanctuary surrounded by a beautiful garden nestled in the woods with a beautiful open space between the garden and the woods and a creek. The house is lovely, spacious, elegant, cosy and clean with a lovely bedroom suite and bathroom. I so enjoyed my stay there and meeting the owners Lin and Eric, a lovely family.

Sunita User Profile
October 2016
We had a wonderful time at Lin's place! We arrived during peak fall season and it was great to have the opportunity to walk around their property . We would stay here again without any hesitation .

Arlington, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Lin User ProfileLin is a superhost.

I recently retired from over 30 years of working in Molecular Biology in the Boston area to my home in Monterey, MA where I have ample time to garden, play with my grandchildren, and enjoy the amazing landscape and four distinct Berkshire seasons.

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