NEW to Berkshires! Hygge House on Richmond Pond


Entire residential home hosted by Jessica

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths
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Thank you for checking out Hygge House on Richmond Pond! Hygge (hoo-ga) is the Danish art of enjoying life's simple pleasures, an atmosphere of comfort and coziness . This is exactly how our family feels at Hygge House and what we hope our guests will experience too!

The space
What makes our home a unique and ideal sanctuary for a memorable hygge experience? Well, our property caters to a variety of #vacagoals, whether you are looking forward to unwinding and rejuvenating, getting active, communing with nature or exploring the quaint Berkshires towns. Though for many, Hygge House is all the sanctuary you’ll need. Our home is a waterfront property allowing you and your friends or family to walk out the backdoor and get right onto the calm water, using one of our watercraft (2 kayaks and a canoe - life jackets provided) and paddle down the inlet, under the bridge to the large, 223-acre Richmond Pond (FYI, fishing is very hygge!), or simply enjoy the serenity of sitting on an adirondack on the back lawn by the water with a coffee and a book. Preparing meals on the Weber grill and enjoying them at the picnic table is a favorite activity for our family. After grilling up some killer burgers, see who can roast the perfect marshmallow for their s’mores at the firepit. Paddle, walk, bike (bring your own) or drive to the Richmond Pond Town Beach. A one mile walk/bike/drive to Bartlett’s Orchard is a perfect way to start your day with homemade apple cider donuts, a variety of gourmet provisions and, of course, apples!

The Space
Inside, the newly furnished, spacious 2,100 square foot house offers 3 separate living areas, including a chalet-style living room with fireplace, brand new, super comfy couch and oversized chairs (great for family game night - bingo is our girls’ favorite!), an open concept dining/family room with comfy couch and TV on one side, and a large dining table on the other, plus a gorgeous sunroom facing the backyard and pond inlet, ideal for a morning coffee or rainy afternoon nap. For mind-body serenity, check out our yoga/meditation space looking out over the treetops. If you can’t completely leave the real world behind, the yoga space doubles as a work space (not very hygge :( ) located on the second floor, away from the action downstairs. Kids need some hygge time too, and yours will love the bedroom “cozy corner” for reading and the play space for...playing.

The Area
Hygge House is located centrally in the Berkshires, known for its year-round attractions, providing visitors with all the classic New England charms and attractions, from skiing, tubing and snowshoeing in the winter, to hiking and biking in the spring, to kayaking and swimming in the summer, and gazing at the fall foliage in, you guessed it, the fall. And for those looking for cultural pursuits, the Berkshires offers some of the world’s best music, theater and dance venues including Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and Shakespeare & Co.

The House
Three bedrooms (brand new king, queen, twin over full bunkbed) and three separate living areas (2,100 sq ft in all) provide ample space to gather with friends and family or enjoy quiet relaxation.

Enjoy time in the main living room boasting a gorgeous large wood-burning fireplace, along with a 50” flat screen TV (free access to Roku TV apps which give you Free Movies & TV including hundreds of free channels featuring movies, TV, sports, music, and more. Also, sign into Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc. with your personal account).

Share meals, movies and games (bingo anyone?) in the inviting, spacious dining/family room featuring a large dining table, comfy couch and a 43” flat screen TV (Spectrum Cable. Also, sign into Netflix, Hulu, Prime, etc. with your personal account).
The sunroom is one of our favorite spaces to enjoy coffee in the morning or take an afternoon nap with the sun streaming in the wall of windows and the view to the backyard and inlet providing all the cues of nature (there’s nothing more hygge than communing with Mother Nature).

Just off the sunroom is the “kid's corner” where little ones can enjoy playing in the tent, drawing on the chalkboard wall or enjoying one of the books and games available in the cupboard.

The large kitchen with gas stove is equipped with the tools you’ll need to prepare a meal to share with friends and family. Four (yes, 4) types of coffee makers are available for those particular about their morning joe. Basic seasonings are also provided…just bring your favorite ingredients.

Finishing off the downstairs tour is the full bathroom (with tub) and laundry area.

Moving to the 2nd floor, please use caution on the rather steep stairs to the master bedroom. The spacious master with king bed looks out over the back yard and inlet. The sloped ceilings and comfy reading chair make for a very hygge space. Off the master is the separate office and yoga space where you can work or stretch looking out over the backyard trees. There is high-speed wi-fi throughout the house. Through the office/yoga room is the upstairs bathroom with shower and on the other side of the bathroom you’ll find the two additional bedrooms. The “black and white” room with queen bed is tucked under the sloped eave - one of our favs aesthetically. The kids room provides a twin over full bunkbed (for those both young and young at heart) and a “cozy corner” with beanbag chairs and fairy lights. Finally, the second stairway leads from the B&W and kids rooms back down to the dining/family room.

What this place offers

Beach access
Wifi – 122 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States

One mile walk to Bartlett’s Apple Orchard and country store

5.5 miles to supermarkets (Guido’s, Stop & Stop, Market 32 by Price Chopper)

8 miles to Lenox and Tanglewood

12 miles to Stockbridge

4 miles to Bousquet Ski Area

19 miles to Jiminy Peak

20 miles to Butternut Ski Area

28 miles to Mass MoCA

28 miles to Williamstown

6 miles to CVS (pharmacy)

7 miles to Berkshire Medical Center; Level III trauma center, open 24 hrs

Richmond is conveniently located between two major airports (Hartford, CT and Albany, NY)

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There are three steps into the house. All three bedrooms are upstairs. There are two stairways to access the 2nd floor. One is very steep.

Guest have access to all areas of the house EXCEPT the basement and garage
Security camera is located by the front door for the safety of guests and the property

Our home is in the country. You might see or encounter wildlife while in our home or property, including, but not limited to: birds, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, spiders, ants and mice. These creatures reside in nature and we have no control over them and therefore do not refund if you encounter any of them during your stay. By booking you understand this possibility & accept the non-refund policy.

Use of the kayaks and canoe are at your own risk. Life jackets are provided and should be worn while on or near the lake.

Note: furnishings / décor are subject to change

Once we have confirmed your booking we will send you a link to our Rental Agreement & Liability Waiver. Please review them immediately. We'd appreciate it if you would sign as soon as possible but you can sign electronically at any time up to 48 hours prior to your arrival in order to receive the door code to access the house.

A security deposit of $500 will be requested via AirBnB and is due at least 48 hours before you arrive in order to receive check-in instructions and access code. The deposit, less any charges, will be refunded within 10 days once we confirm there is no unexpected damage and no rules have been broken. Please be sure to leave our home in good condition, following the check-out procedures so we can refund your deposit in full!

Our lawn is professionally mowed every other week. They come and go as quickly and quietly as possible (for a lawnmower).
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House rules

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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