"The Mill House, circa 1850", a perfect setting for a cozy getaway nestled in the village of Mill River in the Southern Berkshire Hills. Those seeking solace can reflect in this peaceful setting by the Konkapot River, with the bustling town of Great Barrington just 15 minutes away. Includes a large office with internet & printer. Cultural seekers have access to theatre, trails, and museums. Whatever you choose to do, a cozy wood stove or a fire by the river awaits you after the day's adventures.
No smoking in the home or on the grounds.
Pets are negotiable; please contact me directly if you desire to bring your pet.
Children are lovingly welcome! There is so much for them to do. There a family board games, 1000’s of legos in the closet in the office, and many children’s books on the various bookshelves. Help yourself to any of these items, but please put them back in place upon leaving. I’ve also listed many children/family activities in the area on subsequent pages. Please have an adult with children on the grounds or in the home, particularly near the river. While generally never higher than 3 ft, after a good rain, the river often flows swiftly. Note: Bathroom is downstairs and bedrooms are upstairs.
River and Fire Pit
There is a fire pit at the river’s edge with adirondack chairs, benches and tree stumps to sit on. Feel free to use it and the wood stacked under the bench. It is especially nice at the end of the day when a slight chill is in the air or after dark to sit and take in the hypnotic pull of the stars.
Follow the directions for lighting the fire and use common sense fire rules. Always wear the gloves provides when placing wood in fireplace and adjusting the wood once the fire has begun. Never leave the living room or house with the door to the wood stove open!You can adjust the flue with the handle at the top right side of the wood stove — instructions are on the wood box to the left of the stove.
Please use the mud room to take off ski boots, store ski’s and ski equipment.
I love the country life in the Berkshires. It's the perfect place for spiritual and cultural growth. After working in the corporate world for many years and teaching at Johns Hopkins University, I feel blessed to be close to my children and experience life with them as adults. Writing, walking in the woods, spending time with my grandchildren, and listening to classical music at Tanglewood are some of my favorite activities. Having you as a guest in my home is an honor and a tribute to your desire to explore new venues. The Mill House, circa 1850 has been renovated to keep its historical charm but with modern amenities such as internet and wifi.