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Whitman Woods in the Berkshires

· Hancock, Massachusetts
4 acres hosted by Bob R.
1 lodging site
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
GUEST COMMENTS July 4-5, 2017 Thank you very much! Our group had a lovely stay at Whitman Woods. I hope you had a great 4th of July! --Renee July 1-4, 2017 We have had a wonderful time, thank you so much for providing such a charming place for us to stay. --Julian June 22-29, 2017 Thank you so much for the great space. We had an amazing time, and it was my first trip to the Berkshires, and it was magical. Peace, from the Pacific Northwest! --Kevin & Agnes February 21-26, 2017 A wonderful place for a family ski getaway. Minutes from the slopes and very convenient. The house is very nice and clean, full of books and loads of toys for the little ones. We loved it for our vacation and are definitely coming back! Thank you for a great vacation house. We loved your book collection! Everyone found something to read! It's like staying at the library! --Joanna February 17-21, 2017 K-K 4th annual family ski trip! We had a wonderful time! Enjoyed being able to all be together in one place and especially loved being able to eat together at 'home' and sit by the fire after kiddos went to bed. Thank you! --Staci & Seth February 2-5, 2017 We had the most wonderful time relaxing in your beautiful home after two long days of skiing! The comfy beds, warm fireplace, and top notch tape collection kept us cozy and happy all weekend. Thank you for giving us such a lovely vacation from our busy lives! --Mary, Liz, Tessa, Alex, Neil, Michael & David January 26-29, 2017 Thanks so much, the L. Family had a great skiing weekend with the warmth of your home. May the seasons treat you with many blessings. --Dick L. January 12-16, 2017 Your home was the perfect weekend getaway for our group of friends here for skiing and sharing winter memories. The fireplace was wonderful, the kitchen well-stocked for us cooks, and the views and light from the big picture windows were a great antidote to the winter blues. We even heard a pair of coyotes on our last night here! You've made a very cozy and welcoming place in Whitman Woods! --Friends of the M. family--Megan, Dan & Stella January 12-16, 2017 Whitman Woods was welcoming, warm and so well-stocked! Such a pleasure to settle in for a long weekend with kids and friends. And close enough to Jiminy Peak for our son to walk home while the rest of us enjoyed some night skiing. Thanks for thinking of everything! --The M. Family November 22-25, 2016 Thank you - a wonderful stay! The thick snow made for a special quality in the scenery and the well-plowed driveway made it all easy. The house is very welcoming, comfortable and easy especially the fireplace and wood supply! --Jeanne & Gregor November 4-6, 2016 Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home! We had a wonderful weekend. Your home in the woods is cozy, and was perfect . . . exactly what we were looking for! Will look forward to staying here again! --Darren & Gjie October 21-24, 2016 Even with the bad weather we had a great weekend at your wonderful home in the woods. Thanks again! --Rob & Beth September 22-25, 2016 We have had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for the chance to enjoy your lovely home in the woods! --Terry & Lila August 7-21, 2016 We enjoyed our stay at the house. It was very comfortable for all of us. Thank you for an enjoyable 2 weeks. --Elaine & Vince July 16-29, 2016 We enjoyed a lovely two weeks at Whitman Woods. The house was perfect for the five of us (2 adults & 3 children). Thank you for the hospitality. --The H. Family June 24 - July 8, 2016 Thank you for the use of your cabin during our stay in the Berkshires. We certainly enjoyed our stay. --Mary & Jeff May 27-29, 2016 Five alumni from Le Moyne College (in Syracuse, NY) met up at your lovely cottage for an all-too brief reunion weekend. We sang, we hiked, we ate far too many hot dogs. It was phenomenal. This was such a great experience to get away from our respective cities. Thank you. --Andrew May 14-18, 2016 Thank you for the house. The place was everything we wanted. Hopefully each spring we can rent from you. --Jeff March 18-20, 2016 This house was just perfect for us! Thanks so much for your hospitality. The adults and kids all made themselves at home. We are already thinking about when we can come back next year! --The E. & R. families February 18-21, 2016 Thank you so much! We had the most wonderful time. The house was absolutely perfect. It was so cozy and welcoming. It's been a while since we were all able to get together so we thank you for this amazing reunion! --A.H. reunion January 15-18, 2016 Thank you for sharing your home with our family. Three generations were here -- everyone was comfortable. Skiing, hiking, laughing & sharing favorite memories. This will be a new one to add "a weekend in the Berkshires." --Laurel & family December 30, 2015 - January 2, 2016 We had a wonderful time! When we got there we thought the house was amazing!!! Skiing was so fun; this house is so cozy. We love your house! --Whitney & Lyla October 17-20, 2015 We had a terrific time staying at Whitman Woods. My sisters, their husbands and my husband and I enjoyed the hiking (although the trail was not discernible due to too many fallen sticks and, of course, the leaves), the fireplace, found some great things to do in the area -- e.g. Jiminy Peak, Hancock Shaker Village and dinner at Hops & Vines in Williamstown. My daughter and her husband and 2 twin 3-year old girls came for a visit and loved the leaves, the climbing structure, the toys downstairs and the book of poetry for kids. Thank you so much for providing this delightful place for our family get-together. We will have fond memories of our stay there for years to come. --Meg October 10-12, 2015 Such a perfect place for a weekend getaway. The kids loved the toys (indoors & out) and we all enjoyed the beautiful, cozy place in the woods. --Haleh, Kiran, Michal, Dani, Itay, Guy & Naomi September 26, 2015 - October 3, 2015 Another wonderful week at your great home! We love how secluded the house is and of course enjoy the quiet. --Manny & Colleen July 11-18, 2015 I believe this is our 8th time at Whitman Woods. As always, it was a wonderful retreat from our usual busy routine in Boston. That said, we found plenty to do. We visited four museums (Clark, MassMoCA, WCMA & Rockwell), saw plays at Berkshire Theatre Festival and Shakespeare & Co., and hiked the trails at the Clark where we also took in a free concert. We dined at all our old faves and found a couple of new ones -- Haflinger Haus in Adams and North County Pastaria in North Adams. We love the location of Whitman Woods because it's so secluded yet equidistant from all the things we love to do. As always, we found the house clean and well-stocked. It's always a pleasure. --Anne & Ken December 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014 Thank you very much for sharing your house with us. We had a great time and the kids say it is "their ski house." It is like a second home for all of us. See you next season. --Susana & Jeannette October 11-14, 2013 Thank you for the beautiful home in the woods. The four bedrooms, large kitchen/living area were more than we could've asked for. We loved the fireplace and the fact that there was plenty of wood for a roaring fire was great! We loved the large deck on the cool crisp nights. We have been coming to this area for 40+ years and this is one of the nicest homes/most well-equipped place we've stayed. We hope to be back next year. Thanks again. --David, Sandra & Family October 4-7, 2013 Thank you so much! We had a fantastic time in your lovely home. We have never felt so relaxed as we did this weekend. It is so peaceful and quiet here and was the best escape from our busy lives. We hope to be back soon! --Nick & Jessica & Friends August 20-24, 2013 We had a really good time in your cozy house. We loved playing games and eating food on your deck. We enjoyed nearby Mass MOCA, Tanglewood and Mt. Greylock. Thanks for providing such a cozy and inviting home. --Jordan & Family August 9-11, 2013 Thank you! We had a great time! Place is awesome for kids and families. We had four kids age range 2-5 years and they had a lot of fun. Well stocked play room and play structure outside; safe and fun environment; beautiful deck, location in the woods. Great time. Thank you. --Marjorie & Family & Friends July 28-31, 2013 Thank you so much for for the stay. We enjoyed your cabin in the woods and spent most of our time out on the back deck. Even while we were out, we looked forward to the deck and a fire when the evenings got chilly. --Suzanne & Steve July 13-20, 2013 Thanks so much for another great week at Whitman Woods! We always appreciate how clean and well-stocked the house is and how comfortable and pleasant it is as well. We did a lot this time -- plays at Shakespeare & Co., Berkshire Theatre Festival and Williamstown Theatre Festival, museum days at Mass MOCA, Williams College Museum of Art and the Clark, a free outdoor concert at the Clark, a day at the Mount and a day at Hancock Shaker Village. All recommended! Fave dinner places: Water St. Grill, the Olde Forge, and Espana. See you next year! --Anne & Ken Learn more about this land: The vacation house at Whitman Woods offers privacy with proximity to excellent skiing at Jiminy Peak and to many cultural attractions of the Berkshires, "America's Premier Cultural Resort", including Williamstown Theater Festival, the Clark Art Museum, Hancock Shaker Village and Tanglewood. For hikers and outdoor lovers, Whitman Woods is only a short drive from Mount Greylock Reservation, Massachusetts Audubon's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and many other parks and natural areas. Or just stay home and enjoy the large deck that overlooks four acres of woodland privacy one-quarter mile from the nearest road and enjoy short walks on trails to neighboring Ioka Farm. This 4-bedroom, 2 full-bath, 1,500 square foot house sleeps up to eight people. A comfortable living room offers satellite television, an excellent stereo system, a DSL Internet connection, and a working fireplace for cozy winter evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped for quiet dinners or entertaining and the dining room is elegantly furnished with a cherry dining table and oak sideboard and offers bay window views of the woodland and its seasonal changes. The spacious deck makes summer and autumn days and evenings a memorable experience.
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Hancock, Massachusetts, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bob R.Joined in July 2017
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4 ratings · 2 reviews
Molly C.recommends
January 11, 2021
Whitman Woods
A Perfect Massachusetts Respite
Our group loved our stay at Whitman Woods! Bob and Peg's cabin was so comfortable and really felt like home. We enjoyed the VHS collection and being able to take quiet walks in the woods. During our stay, a tree fell down in the driveway during a storm and Bob was responsive and quickly took care of the problem. We hope to return to the Berkshires! Would love for this cabin to become part of our annual traditions :)
Chantilly W.recommends
August 27, 2017
Whitman Woods
This place is huge!! It could even possibly fit two families vacationing together- The upstairs and downstairs both have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and living room/ den. Or possibly a huge group of friends. I've never seen the Berkshires before, and the drive through was simply amazing. Once you get here, you're right in the woods. It's gorgeous! There are a few small trails, but not a ton of outdoorsy activities directly on the property. However, there's plenty to do in the area, and they provide a curated booklet of activities, restaurants, and places of interest. If all else fails- they have Netflix and wifi :P
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