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Walk to downtown & museums. Ski, sun & fun!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet 5 Bedroom, easy walk to everything. Close to Williams, museums, theatre.

This historic House On Main Street was known as the Victorian Tourist & Antique House in a by-gone era. It was originally constructed in the mid 1700's and was moved to this site, near where Fort Hoosac previously stood, around 1830. The house was visited by such famous personalities as President Woodrow Wilson, who enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner here in 1914. There were many additions and renovations before it was fully remodeled in 1986, taking great care to preserve the quality features of the house. Today there are five spacious, airy bedrooms, a great room, den & large country kitchen for our guests to enjoy.

In our latest remodel, we have included a Pro-Style 6 Burner Gas Jenn-Air Range, new living room furniture custom made by Taylor King and high end Serta mattress sets from the iComfort, iSeries and Perfect Sleeper collections, even a 48' Flat Screen TV, a BluRay DVD player with free Netflix, Amazon Prime, Pandora, YouTube and other viewing and listening services.

Attractions you can walk to from the house: Williams College, Williams College Museum, Clark Art Institute (The Clark - museum), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Images Cinema, Chapin Library of Rare Books & Manuscripts, Taconic Golf Club, Where'd you get that? Inc. (Great toy and game store), In Touch Day Spa, Water Street Grill

Nearby Outdoor Fun/Attractions: Jiminy Peak Ski Area, Thunderbolt Ski Trail, Berkshire East Ski Area, Mount Greylock State Reservation(year-round hiking and winter snowshoeing), Sweet Brook Farm (Alpacas, Maple Syrup and more!), Hopkins Memorial Forest (3000 acres in three states just 1 mile from the house), Taconic Trail State Park, Mountain Meadow Preserve, Waubeeka Golf Links, Donnybrook Golf Club,

Nearby Indoor Fun/Attractions: Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), Bennington Center for the Arts, Norman Rockwell Museum...

Contact us directly: 413 458 3031

More Details

Donna & Timothy
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2018

About Donna & Timothy

Donna grew up in this magical, Brigadoon-like area and after many years of exploring the planet, landed here again in 2000 with her best gallivanting companion and husband, Timothy. Timothy started out his journey in the Akron area of Ohio before his time in Nebraska, Wisconsin and New York City. Donna and Timothy met in NYC where they both had thriving careers in the theater before escaping to the oxygen-filled hills of the Berkshires. Contact us directly. 413-458-3031

Donna & Timothy purchased this house in 2003

Why Donna & Timothy chose Williamstown

This lovely home became a part of Donna and Timothy's life when Donna's parents bought it in 1991. Many wonderful memories of gatherings for family and friends, holidays and birthdays have been made in this house. We love to pass on that fun and loving energy to people from all over the world.

There are also great amenities at this house including free, secure wifi.

What makes this house unique

We fell in-love with this quiet home partly because it is walking distance to everything. Plus, the front and side porches are amazing. Not to mention the fact that the area and the house are steeped in rich history. Many years ago, Woodrow Wilson's daughter owned the house so President Wilson not only visited on many Holiday occasions, he also gave an impromptu speech to the towns-folk celebrating his election for a second term right from the side porch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was absolutely perfect for our family gathering! Thank you for providing a home for us to gather in. We want to come back!
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Fun must be had in this house!
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Rose Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Blue Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor Powder room - toilet
    1st Floor Powder room - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Mauve Bedroom - 2 queen
    Rust Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Blue Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This room has a Queen and a Twin Extra-long bed!
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    Rose Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed and twin size daybed with pullout(and pop-up twin)
  • All our bedrooms have new high-end mattresses because sleep is not only the best medicine, it makes great vacations even better. All linens are included in the rental.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is free, secure wifi at the house!


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Walk to downtown & museums. Ski, sun & fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

A lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a 3 night stay with 3 families at The House on Main. We skied one day at Berkshire East and 2 days at Jiminy Peak. The home is lovely, very clean and the owners were a pleasure to deal with. Beds are comfortable and cooking for 10 kids and 6 adults was an easy task in the kitchen. Nightly games by the fire. It was a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! Until Next Time, DOnna & Timothy
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One of a kind property in Williamstown

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic owners and a fantastic property. Fully equip house with everything you need. Immaculately clean. It has two beautiful porches to hang out on. Lots of space to enjoy spending time. Fantastic kitchen. In a great location. Has everything you could need including games and DVD. Our family had a great time.

  • Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We looked for a place that could hold a large group and provide not only sleeping space - but also room to relax, enjoy each other's company, eat a meal, etc. The House on Main Street filled all of those needs! The large dining area could seat everyone and there were several places to relax in the house in large or small groups. The kitchen is very well equipped which made meal prep very easy. All of this was in a very well maintained historic home.

Additionally, Williamstown offered many things to do that were in easy walking distance which enhanced our time away.

Donna and Tim's house in Williamstown worked very well for our family reunion and we all thoroughly enjoyed the week!

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, perfect location, and the nicest, most welcoming owners!

  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday stay with the family.

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the whole house and it was great! It met everyone's expectations and had enough room for us all (including our pups) but still had a cozy feel. Listing description was accurate (the kitchen was perfect for my husband who loves to cook). There were enough bathrooms that we didn't have to stand in line for a shower. Would recommend to anyone looking for a getaway in a great location.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to have you!!
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Outstanding house for family reunio.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a post-Thanksgiving family reunion. Five of us stayed in the house for four nights and we hosted a casual extended family dinner for 18 one night. The house was perfect in all respects. As a place to stay it was comfortable and well equipped and the owners were gracious and helpful. The bedrooms and baths are well furnished and comfortable. There is a near-professional quality kitchen that more than met our needs and there was an abundance of dinnerware, tablecloths, towels, napkins, etc. Also, the location can't be beat if you're visiting Williamstown or Bennington. All in all a perfect four days.

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Albany International Airport (ALB)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Williams Inn, Red Herring (.5m), Purple Pub (.5m)
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Waubeeka Golf Links, Taconic
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Pittsfield, MA
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 7
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sushi Thai Garden, Hops & Vines, Spice Root
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Jiminy Peak, Berkshire East
Nearest Beach
2.3 Miles
Marget Lindley Park Natural Pond
Car: not necessary

This property is walking distance from all local restaurants, shopping, museums, day spas, nature walks, hiking. It is only 13 miles to the nearest ski resort, there is also a 100% sustainably powered ski and tubing resort about 30 minute drive. Hang around in this perfect little town, or go adventuring to larger shopping centers, mountain hiking, major movies, plays, area music... There are even 56 major ski areas within an hour of this cultural center. Always come home to great food, and a comfy, well kept house!!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Williamstown, Massachusetts

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$225.49
Damage Deposit C$966.38

Cancellation policy: This is a guaranteed reservation so we will do our best to re-rent the property but if we are unable to re-rent it you are responsible for the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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