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November 4 - 6, 2022  Thak you so much for providing such a beatiful spot. It was the perfect spot to land pre- and post-wedding of a dear friend. Thank you! --Madeleine, Dale, Dick, Sam, Kathleen, Matt

Airbnb Review: "What a lovely spot. We were in the area for a wedding and this was the perfect spot to be together, spend some time relaxing, and share in a special weekend. Lots of cozy and comfortable amenities! Thank you for the hospitality."

October 29 - 30, 2022
 It was very warm and cozy. Starry night, silence, beautiful forest around. Enjoyed the fireplace. Thank you! --Igor

Airbnb Review: "Very nice, cozy place. Clean, well-stocked, very quiet. We loved the woods, and the fireplace!"

October 6 - 9, 2022  It was another lovely retreat for the Crafty B's at Whitman Woods. The weather was glorious! We saw turkeys in the backyard! Thank you so much. --The Crafty B's

September 26 - October 3, 2022  Wow! Our family enjoyed our stay at your lovely home. So peaceful, exactly what we were looking for. Never wanna leave LOL--but until next year I suppose. I don't wanna go! Beautiful here. Saw bear, deer, porcupine. So cool. Thank you so much. --Tom, Kim & Tommy

Vrbo Review: "My wife son and I absolutely enjoyed this fully furnished beautiful house in 4 acres. Peace, quiet, and beauty all around. Will book again next year--recommend. Thank you Bob and Peg--never saw, never needed them. Perfect and private."

August 29 - September 2, 2022  Vrbo Review: "The house is spacious, neat, and surrounded by all kinds of trees that create a peaceful setting. When asking the owners questions about the home, they promptly replied in detail with photos. It was the perfect place for a quiet retreat we wanted." --Dorothy

August 18-21, 2022  We loved this home! We had a wonderful few days enjoying the Berkshires and truly relished our time in the house. It's so cozy and inviting plus the children spent so much time playing in the playroom which gave us parents some much needed peace! --Courtney & Tom, Maddy (10), Trey (10), Finn (3)

July 15-18, 2022  Enjoyed our home away from home in the Berkshires! Thanks for a nice getaway retreat! --Sue, Bob, Kathleen & Nancy

June 23-26, 2022  We had a wonderful time. A lovely time. We enjoyed your home. Thank you so much for the use of your home and generosity. --Darla, Brody, Chet & Mary

May 27-30, 2022  Vrbo Review: "We had a blast at the cabin in Whitman Woods. The kids loved the swing set and play room downstairs. We enjoyed walks along the paths and finding deer and frogs. A lovely and relaxing time away with family and friends." --Erin

March 17-21, 2022  A very beautiful place; lucked out with some lovely weather as well. First time skiing in Massachusetts! Slushy spring fun! Anywho thank you so much for opening your home for us. --Scotty, Chase, CJ, Alexis, George, Gigi, Brian, Kristi

December 23-27, 2021  Such a pleasure to be with our family this Christmas. Enjoyed your cozy warm home. The Love and laughter were much appreciated. --The H Family

Vrbo Review: "We loved staying at this cabin; it was quiet and cozy. The space downstairs was perfect for the kiddo, and it was amazing to get to spend Christmas holiday there."

November 18-21, 2021   Airbnb Review: "We stayed with my husband and our 2 year old and had a lovely time. It's a great location, tucked in the woods and close to walking trails and local shops. We look forward to staying here again." --Vanessa

November 6-7, 2021   Airbnb Review: "Bob was communicative and very accommodating. The place was so homey, cozy and such a great escape from the city as itís right in nature. Me and my friends had a wonderful time!" --Elisabeth

October 23-24, 2021   Airbnb Review: "We had a great overnight at Whitman Woods. The setting is incredible and the house is cozy, clean and organized. Would definitely come back for a second visit!" --Jonah

October 7-10, 2021: We've had a super, marvelous time at Whitman Woods! The house, the setting, the proximity to lots of activities and attractions -- all great! We would love to come again. --The Crafty B's

September 24-26, 2021: Had a wonderful weekend here in the Berkshires. Lovely home and location. Will be back soon! --Stephanie & Ronaldo

September 18-20, 2021  Vrbo Review: “Great location near Jiminy Peak and Bloom Meadows. Attended a family wedding and this property was very private and comfortable to come home to after each event! Everything we needed was provided by the hosts. Lots of detailed information about local activities, shops, and restaurants. Beautiful weather encouraged outdoor activities and this property was ideal for spending time outside! Wish we could have stayed longer!” --Janice

July 23-25, 2021: Wonderful place! Will come back again. 5 stars. --Mark

July 3-10, 2021  Vrbo Review: “This was a great vacation property. The house is a nice size, but cozy. I think another reviewer noted the decor is a bit dated, but it does add to the charm some. The weather gods weren't totally with us this week, but on the rainy days, the house a nice place to cozy up and read. We had everything we needed. Our kids are young (5 and 8) and enjoyed the "play room" and outdoor play space. Most everything we wanted to go to was 10-20 minutes away----so the location was quiet and removed, but it wasn't hard to get to the things we came to the Northern Berkshires to see. We would definitely recommend.” --Mark

June 17-20, 2021  Airbnb Review: “Homey and comfortable house for a family, comfortable beds, clean, nice outdoor porch. Easy communication with host.” --Claire

June 11-13, 2021  Airbnb Review: “The house was clean and spacious, in a quiet and private setting. Close to lots of great things to do - we went to Natural Bridges State Park and Lake Onota. Lovely weekend!” --Amanda

May 28-31, 2021  Airbnb Review: “We did have a great memorial day weekend at this magical place, despite constant rain. Large windows straight into the forest bring peace and calm. The place was clean, beautiful, and homey. We enjoyed cooking in the large and well equipped kitchen and spending our evenings by a fireplace. I have loved this place and would definitely stay again. Bob communicated fast about any questions we had. In sum, it is a great place for a respite!” --Nika

April 17-24, 2021  We've really enjoyed our time at this house and especially the option of going for walks in the woods. Also, we discovered some different kinds of eggs in the pond. We think they might be frog eggs or salamander eggs. The porch is a very nice place to look for different types of animals such as the pileated woodpecker, deer or squirrels and chipmunks. We also loved the play structure and swings. Thank you so much for sharing your house with us; we've had a very good time here. We hope to come here again! --Tony, Emily, Vivi (9), Josie (6) and Sebastian (2)

Vrbo Review: "We had a wonderful stay! Quiet, peaceful setting in the woods. Comfortable, cozy indoors with plenty of space for our family of five. Our kids loved exploring the woods, playing on the play structure outside and playing with the many toys inside. Deck was a great space for eating and relaxing. Location was great in that it was close to a number of nearby attractions, but felt very secluded. Owners were quick to communicate. Would definitely recommend this home and would come here again."

April 9-11, 2021  Airbnb Review: “This is the perfect spot for large families. Super comfortable and in a beautiful and quiet spot in the woods. Tons of space, tons of amenities, our family had a really fantastic time. Highly recommend.” --John

March 19-21, 2021  Ethan and I had a magnificent time! Very clea and cozy home you have! We felt right at home. Thank you so much!. --Grace

Airbnb Review: “Wonderful place!”

March 12-14, 2021  Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We had a great time cozying up around the fireplace and we appreciated the fully stocked kitchen! This was the perfect place to stay for a great weekend at Jiminy Peak. We look forward to staying here again. --Michelle

Airbnb Review: “This is a lovely place for a nice ski trip to Jiminy peak. The house is cozy and a home away from home. Definitely would stay again!”

March 6-8, 2021  Thank you for sharing your home with us. The location near Jiminy was perfect. --Jesse

Airbnb Review: “We really enjoyed our stay at Bob's place. Great layout and very comfortable. The skiing at Jiminy was great this year and right around the corner. Great stay! Thanks again!”

February 12-18, 2021  Vrbo Review: “We had a great 6-day winter getaway at Whitman Woods. We had two families with four adults and four kids (ages 9, 8, 6 and 6). We loved the fireplace with lots of firewood, the downstairs playroom for kids (with lots of books, blocks, Legos, Lincoln Logs, trains, Tinker Toys, etc). We loved the location, nestled in the woods and just over a mile from Jiminy Peak. The kids played downstairs while the adults talked around the fire upstairs. At bedtime, one family was downstairs (queen bedroom, fullsize double bedroom, and bathroom) and the other family was upstairs (a second queen bedroom, fullsize double bedroom, and bathroom). The kitchen is snug but very functional and pretty well-equipped. The decor is older but totally functional and comfortable for families with kids - it reminded my wife of her grandmotherís house, and I loved looking at the photos from our national parks. Our friends loved the sunny dining and living room upstairs, and visiting around the fireplace. The kids went straight into playing, upstairs, downstairs, and on the snowy trails in the woods. Everything is very well set up and well stocked for guests, and Bob and Peg are exceptionally responsive, answering any questions very quickly. We loved our visit, we recommend Whitman Woods highly, and if our vacations coincide again, weíd love to return with our friends.” --Jim

February 5-8, 2021  Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. My husband Paul and my family (all 3 adult children 32-28 yrs old and their fiancees and my son's friend). We enjoyed all the games and the space and just being with family. The house was perfect for us, well-maintained and clean. I hope we get to visit again!

Airbnb Review: “The space was comfortable, we had lots pf pots and pans to cook and serve with. There was also a bunch of games and CD's., which added to our entertainment” --Janis

January 29-31, 2021  Airbnb Review: “Thank you for allowing us to use your home. You have a very quaint and cozy place. It was a joy to experience your property. Great decor! Wishing you the best! P.S. The afghans are the coziest things zi ever tried! ” --Diego, Steve, Taylor, John, Liz, Matt, Doug

January 7-10, 2021  Airbnb Review: “This Berkshire home was so cozy and beautiful! It was a perfect place to reside for a weekend of skiing. Would absolutely recommend for a little getaway!” --Bruce

December 23, 2020 - January 3, 2021  Hipcamp Review: “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.” --Molly

December 18-20, 2020  Airbnb Review: “For a quick ski weekend to the Berkshires, Whitman Woods was the perfect getaway. Private and peaceful, yet only three minutes from Jiminy Peak, we were very pleased with our accommodations. Bob was very communicative and prompt in answering our questions, and the place was clean and equipped with everything you’d need. Plenty of space for a family or a group.” --Emily

December 11-14, 2020  Wonderful time in a perfect place for us. Loved the quiet! Best poetry collection of any house we've rented! Tom, Sarah, Trudy & Martha

Vrbo Review: “A great quiet woodsy escape. The house was comfortable, practical, and in a lovely setting completely surrounded by trees. We hope to return.”

December 4-6, 2020  Airbnb Review: “A wonderfully warm and welcoming country house on private woods close to great skiing and hiking in the Berkshires. Very homey and comfortable with a lovely large fireplace. Lots of books, movies, kitchen stuff to ensure that you’ll have all you need while lounging at home. I’d love to return- a great find.” --Mike

November 25-29, 2020  Airbnb Review: “Bobís place is a perfect home away from home. The location is great, there are fun things in the house to explore, and thereís even a trail right outside the house! I went with my family and it was the exact getaway we needed. Recommended.” --Alec

November 20-22, 2020  Airbnb Review: “Such a lovely stay — quiet, sparkling clean, great location, and beautiful view of the mountains through the trees. Had everything I needed, and ample space!” --Adri

November 11-15, 2020  Airbnb Review: “This house was perfect for our needs. There were 6 adults and 1 toddler. We were able to all have our own room (there were two married couples who had their own rooms, and the other two women had their own rooms) plus a den/playroom downstairs where I set up a travel crib for my son to sleep in. This was fantastic so all the adults could hang out upstairs after my son went to bed without fear of waking him up. I loved how secluded the house was - we could play in the yard, sit on the deck, or walk around the woods and it felt like we were in our own little world. The hosts are fantastic - very nice and helpful, always fast to respond. I will definitely be visiting the home again when I want to get away with some friend or family. For parents with young kids- there is a swing set and a bunch of outdoor toys (tricycles, buckets, etc) and some toys inside too. It’s a great house for families to visit. We also found a baby gate on our last day, the other days we put a chair in front of the stairs.” --Alison

November 5-8, 2020  Our family had such a lovely time in such a cozy home surrounded by the tranquility of the beautiful woods. Our kids LOVED the swing set and toys! We loved seeing all of the squirrels, chipmunks and birds. It was so nice to spend the evenings by the fire in such a cozy place (we loved the afghan blankets). We have stayed in many rentals and have never had the pleasure of staying in one that felt like home. We will be back! --Derk & Jill

Airbnb Review: “What a wonderful oasis the cabin is! It is fully stocked and had all of the comforts of a home away from home. We’ve stayed in many rentals over the years and they all felt kind of sterile - Bob’s place has it all! From a very well equipped kitchen to Afghan blankets on the couches to a million books to children’s toys...the list goes on and on. The cabin literally had everything to make your visit more comfortable. We spent a lot of time lounging on the deck (which had wonderful comfy chair pads) watching squirrels, chipmunks and woodpeckers. The swing set was a huge hit with our kids and they were delighted that there were a few children’s bikes there. I honestly can’t think of one negative thing to say about our experience. Bob is a fantastic and communicative host and we would love to visit again in the future!”

October 30 - November 1, 2020  Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cabin in the woods. Had a wonderful weekend in the Berkshires and nice cozy evenings here by the fire. Great change of pace from the city! --Jack, Andrew, Frances & Sid

September 10 - October 15, 2020  Had a wonderful month in the woods. Second visit, first in 2018. Will come again. --Michael & Elizabeth

Airbnb Review: “The place is a wonderful getaway. The woods are beautiful. Bob is a great host. Highly recommended.”

August 18-26, 2020  Airbnb Review: “Great spot for us -- kids loved the toys and books and playground, adults loved the cabin vibe and outdoor areas. Recommended!” --Scott

August 10-15, 2020  Thank you so much for a relaxing and fun stay! We were all very comfortable and content in your home, and our young kids LOVED your toys, books and swing set. We had fun sitting on the deck at night and listening to/trying to identify the nature sounds. We all loved Whitman Woods and appreciate your hospitality. --BTE & KFC

Airbnbn Review:
“The house at Whitmann Woods is beautiful and serene. Our two families with young children had plenty of space and plenty to do in the house and in the area. Lots of toys and books were enjoyed, as well as the outdoor space and walking trails. We highly recommend it to anyone coming this way!”

August 3-7, 2020  This is our first time exploring the Berkshires despite being from Boston! We loved the peaceful surroundings of your home. It is the perfect base for our adventures seeing the Hancock Shaker Village, enjoying Mount Greylock and the quaint local farmstands. We enjoyed just relaxing on the patio listening to the quiet of the woods. Thank you for being very attentive to our needs and sharing your Whitman Woods home with us. --The B/H Family

Airbnb Review:
"A beautiful hideaway in the Berkshires. We enjoyed our stay at Whitman Woods."

July 1-31, 2020  We came for a month from Brooklyn to try and restore our mental health. You and your place worked wonders. We're sorry we have to leave. Whitman Woods is clearly a place that you lived in and raised your family. Your books speak to a time. I smiled at many of them. You were available and helpful from booking to departure. The setting, surrounded by trees on all sides, is comforting and serene. I feel we got to know the neighboring birds, chipmunks and even the tiny frogs. I could go on but let's conclude by saying we loved your place. --Leon & Lisa

VRBO Review:
"Wonderful house and location for a month's Covid mental health getaway. Everything we needed was there. Bob was available and friendly. The morning and evening light pouring through the trees was a pleasure. Totally private. 15 minutes from Williamstown and Pittsfield. If we could, we'd have stayed another month."

May 31 - June 28, 2020  VRBO Review: We stayed here for an extended stay so our 2 kids could be out of our apartment and get to play outside while everything was closed in quarantine. It turned out the adults reaped as much of the benefits of the outdoors. Strong wifi meant we could work outside on the deck enjoying the trees or downstairs when we had important meetings. We loved the humming birds and could hear owls at night. We were also visited by a raccoon and a bear (not habituated and was easily scared away) so do take the cleaning up of the deck/grill seriously. The kids loved the swing set/slide as well as the bottom floor playroom with awesome toys. The kitchen was comfortable and we baked and cooked a lot and the gas grill was also great. Had things been open this is a great home base for exploring the Berkshires. Furnishings could use an update. Note there is an extra fee for extra people to your party. The hosts were very communicative and pleasant. In short, we felt like we were home which is just what we were looking for. --The J Family

May 22-25, 2020  Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at your home. We enjoyed the peace and quiet in the beautiful woods. The deck is a slice of heaven. We hope to come back soon! --S-A Family

May 3-13, 2020   Airbnb Review: “Great place to stay very peaceful and the host was great at responding for any questions I had and was understanding of early check-in and late check-out to correspond with our flights” --Ryan

January 24-26, 2020   Airbnb Review: “We stayed at the house for a ski weekend at Jiminy Peak. The house is extremely convenient to the mountain and was perfect for our two families of four adults and four kids in total. The house is not large, but is perfectly efficient - with two bedrooms and one bathroom on the main level, and two bedrooms and one bathroom on the lower level. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans for cooking, and the separate living room on the main level and rec room on the lower level allowed the adults and kids separate spaces when the kids preferred it. Everything was clean, and check in was very simple. Thank you, Bob, for your hospitality.” --Matthew

January 17-20, 2020  WOW! We so loved our stay here and feel blessed to have the opportunity to spend quality time here with our good friends. Our children are growing up together and you helped us create memories to last a lifetime! --The B., S. & S. Families

Airbnb Review:
"This house is a trip. We loved it!! It is taking a trip back in time. We were there with our childhood friends and their children. We created so many memories. The environment was warm and welcoming. And we were never bored. The proximity to jiminy peak is unbelievable - gave us the chance to bounce home for lunch and juggle the kids. Canít wait to return!"

January 10-12, 2020  We had a great stay this weekend. Really great place you have. We skied, relaxed and celebrated my wife's 40th. --Jason

January 4-5, 2020  Airbnb Review: "Cozy cabin in a secluded location. Convenient if you're skiing at Jiminy Peak." --Robert

December 26-30, 2019  The house was even better than we remembered it from last year. We played a variety of games and did a giant puzzle in between skiing and just being together. Thanks for providing such a warm environment for our family. We hope to return again! --Christine, Ed, Sarah, Jackson, Miles & Cas

December 22-24, 2020  Airbnb Review: "Terrific house with great convenience to Jiminy Peak for skiing. Very clean, beautiful fireplace, and downstairs playroom a bonus, with our two small children." --Jeffrey

October 20-22, 2019  We had a wonderful time at your house. It was comfortable and cozy. I hope to come back again next year! Thank you for an amazing couple of days! Comfy wonderful Cabin in the Woods. --Terri, Steve, Dave, Cindy & Colleen

September 14-18, 2019  Loved the fire in the fireplace. The red squirrels and chipmunks—as well as the coyotes howling at night—kept us endlessly entertained. Sun filtering through the trees in the afternoons on the deck mesmerized our grandson! Fun family time playing Scrabble and listening to old music. Thanks for sharing this great spot. --Janine, Kevin, Meg, Wade & baby Riley

Homeaway Review: "Great spot close to lots of activities yet quiet and peaceful. Family gathered around the glowing fireplace in the evenings and had fun playing boatd games. Great yard set up for kids. Kitchen was very functional. Lots of wildlife, red squirrels, chipmunks and coyote howling in the distance at night kept us entertained."

September 7-13, 2019  Thank you for a lovely stay! The place was clean but cozy and had every gadget you could think of. --Ray & Trude

August 30 - September 2, 2019  Thank you for so many things we loved—
                                                    The afghan blankets
                                                    The Berkshire Magazine, the Philip Levine
                                                    The Trees of North America
                                                    The cast iron skillet
                                                    The sound of rain on the roof
                                                    The flowers surrounding the deck
                                                    The stained-glass lamp
                                                    The birch bark over the cabinets
                                                    The vases of stones, bowls of shells
                                                    The guardian frog by the window
                                                    The trees, the trees, the trees. With gratitude, --Jessie, Ben. Ewa & Jan

August 23-26, 2019  We had a wonderful time enjoying your cozy, peaceful home! Tanglewood, walks, stars . . . the perfect Berkshire weekend! Thank you! --Cathyann & Friends

August 19-22, 2019  Simply splendid! The house with its exciting trails, long driveway for biking, deck, swingset and toys was perfect for our kids and family! --The G. Family

July 26-29, 2019  Thank you so much! The house was perfect for our relaxing weekend. The quiet of the woods was greatly appreciated. You have a beautiful home. --The L-S Family

June 27 - July 1, 2019  It was a lovely stay, my favorite was Monday morning coffee with a deer walking right next to the deck. So peaceful. --Kerri

June 14-18, 2019  We had an exceptional stay here. I have to say that this was the most comfortable stay I had in a very long time. Tranquility at its finest. Mom, wife, son and I really enjoyed the East. We took a couple trips out to NY, but after the city chaos, we always looked forward to relaxing in the middle of nature. Connecting with nature really set a fine level of tranquility as I mentally prepared to meet my extended family for the first time. Loved this place. Thank you for allowing us to stay at this wonderful property. We will be back. --The M. Family

Homeaway Review: "Beautiful Getaway - Coming from an area that is at least 100+ degrees during that time, this was a delightful getaway. My family really had a great time. I look forward to visiting again next year."

May 24-31, 2019  Seclusion & comfort—what more could you ask for? Had a great time in this wonderful space—despite the weather. --Ronny & Bob

Homeaway Review: "Very comfortable and extremely well appointed. In the middle of the woods - quiet and restful."

April 12-14, 2019  We loved the house and the scenery being that we're from the city. Your house was beautiful! We had a blast with the fireplace. Thanks for having us! --Anne, Vanessa, Kathia, Gabe, Daniel, Leo & Felipe

February 8-12, 2019  Excellent location if you're planning a Ski Vacation at Jiminy Peak. The amenities were great, the house is super cozy. Perfect for a family getaway. --Ben

February 1-3, 2019  The place is amazing, we have really been enjoying ourselves here. --Evan

January 18-21, 2019  We thoroughly enjoyed our time at your cabin and you have a lovely home! --Eric

December 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019  What a perfect house to ring in the new year with friends that are like family. Thank you for opening your home to us. We enjoyed our time. Happy new year! --L. & M. Families

Airbnb Review: "Wonderful location, perfect spot for a ski weekend! The house fit our 4 adults and 4 kids perfectly. It was around the corner from the mountain and an easy ride from the highway."

December 28-30, 2018  We love the nice cozy home in the middle of the woods yet so close to the ski area. Almost can’t see neighboring houses or the road. We rented to ski in Jiminy Peaks which is just over a mile from the house. All of us including the kids enjoyed the stay. Thanks for being a great host. We will hope to come back the next time we visit Berkshire. --Ken, Mei, Simon, Lisa

December 26-28, 2018  We enjoyed our stay at your cabin in the woods. --Ed

October 27 - November 10, 2018  Thanks once again for a wonderful stay at Whitman Woods! It feels like coming home now every time we visit! --Tina & Tim

October 13-18, 2018  We had a great time in your beautiful, cozy home, exploring the Berkshires and enjoying some time off. Our daughter (3) especially loved the kid's paradise downstairs. --Tonnie, Sergey, Vera, Sef, Cecile

October 5-7, 2018  Your house is terrific. We used the fireplace, more for atmosphere than warmth. Thank you for making everything simple and relaxing. --Richard

Airbnb Review: "The house and property are everything you’d hope for up in the woods. Peaceful, private, and very relaxing."

September 4-8, 2018   The perfect solution to the search for solitude and passion. --Michael

Airbnb Review: "Fantastic getaway place, really private and in a beautiful oak grove. Great spot, accurately described. I'll go back again.”

August 11-12, 2018   Had a great time going to Pittsfield for 2 musicals. Awesome house and lots of family memories made. Thank you! --George

TripAdvisor Review: "Whitman Woods is an amazing house for families to get away from it all. We did an overnight in this house while visiting Pittsfield to watch a couple musicals. The house is really homey and you really feel like you're in the middle of nature. The house has everything you would need, and the nice thing is, there's no cable which lets you unplug from it all. There's netflix and more movies than I can count but we never watched TV while we were there. The beds are comfortable and the living spaces are welcoming. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Bob!"

June 8-10, 2018    Whitman Woods--
                              What a lovely place to stay
                              We had such a great time
                              We don't even know what to say!

                              The fireplace was lit,
                              The beds were comfy,
                              The grill was amazing,
                              And the location was key!

                              We hiked Mt. Greylock
                              And enjoyed some great food
                              By the time we all left
                              We were in a great mood!

                              Thank you Bob & Peg,
                              We didn't want it to end!
                              'Cause we arrived as coworkers
                              And left as friends.      --Ravi, Ellen, Lindsey, Andia

June 1-3, 2018   Wonderful stay. It was exactly as we'd hoped! A little corner of paradise. Thank you! --Stacey & Mom

February 26 - March 6, 2018   We loved the house. Thank you for letting us stay longer. I wish we could stay even longer. We roasted marshmallows and made smors too. --The K. Family

January 12-15, 2018 In the guest book, one renter wrote that this house is like a "warm hug" and that is exactly what we felt. Bob was on point with his communication and answering us immediately when questions arose during our stay. The beds were comfortable and there was more than enough space for 4 adults and 3 children. We absolutely loved that there was no cable and that we could introduce cassettes to the kids. The trip to the mountain was so unbelievably close that we had no issues shuttling back and forth. It was as close as staying at the base of the mountain. In the evenings we didn't even leave the house. We kept the fire running all night long. The kids loved discovering toys in the "playroom" and the laundry was so convenient. Everything was supplied from towels to travel shampoos. The house was a true ski house and an awesome escape from reality. It snowed for almost 24 hours we were there and it couldn't have been more beautiful. I could go on and on. I have nothing but great things to say about this house. We hope we can rent again in the near future. --Victoria

December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018   We had a blast at your house. It's a beautiful house with an amazing view! We had fun skiing. Thank you for letting us stay here. --Alexis, Whitney, Charlie, Lyla

November 26 - December 3, 2017   Another beautiful week in your home. As usual, we are sad to say goodbye! --Colleen & Manny

November 22-26, 2017   We enjoyed our four days in your Berkshire cabin. Everything was great and comfy. We especially took advantage of the fireplace. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home. --Anne, Nancy, Neil, Lincoln

October 14 - November 4, 2017   Coming back was like coming home. Thank you very much for making this house our home. We had a wonderful time! Hoping you're still renting next year. We would love to come back! --Tina & Tim

September 15-17, 2017   Thank you for opening your home to our family. This is a beautiful home to make memories. Nature at the doorstep and all around. So peaceful and refreshing. The coyotes serenaded us late at night and the owls kept us good company. Thanks again! --Jeff, Michelle, Jess, Jackie, Mattie, Marti, Lisa

August 26 - September 2, 2017   Thank you for a lovely stay in the Berkshires! So many great towns to explore and the house is nicely located. We look forward to our next adventure here! --The M. Family

August 23-24, 2017   This cabin felt like a big hug. Just had yogurt and blueberries in the morning on the deck. The air is so crisp and cool. Thank you. What a wonderful place! --Chantilly
Hipcamp Review: 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.

August 14-21, 2017   A wonderful, restful retreat! Enjoyed it all--here and the environs! --Sara & Lou

August 5-8, 2017   We enjoyed our stay very much & hope to visit your great location again. --David

July 12-24, 2017   Thank you for a great time at your vacation home! We enjoyed it so very much! --Tina & Tim

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

June 29 - July, 13, 2013    We've loved being in the Whitman Woods house. We had a great time at the house, and in the area -- much appreciated. --Tom & Carol

June 16-24, 2013    First impressions . . . WOW! . . . . Thank you. The woods are great. I love the sound of the wind in the trees. Wish it had gotten cold enough for a fire. --The M. Family

September 28-30, 2012    Despite a full weekend of rain, we had a wonderful time. We went to interesting museums and the Shaker Fall Fair. The house was cozy and warm. We enjoyed the fireplace and well stocked kitchen. It was so relaxing that it seemed like longer than 2 days. Thank you for letting us stay a few hours longer. --The T. & K. Families

August 26-30, 2012    We had a lovely stay at Whitman Woods. The house is fabulous! The house was clean and comfortable and well stocked with entertaining games, books, music and movies. We especially enjoyed being in the woods and the wonderful large deck and beautiful grounds. Thanks so much for having us! --Paul & Chani & Family

July 5-12, 2012    We enjoyed staying at Whitman Woods. It is well equipped with everything needed. My kids enjoyed the playroom and playset, my husband enjoyed hanging out on the patio. I would highly recommend to anyone. While here we visited with friends, went to Vermont, Mt. Greylock, Jiminy Peak, and attended my 20th high school class reunion. Our trip is now coming to an end and back home to SOCAL we go! Thanks again for the wonderful memories! --Aaron, Kristin, Austin & Kenzie

June 8-10, 2012    Thanks for a wonderful stay! We had a wonderful time at Whitman Woods, and it really was perfect for our needs. Thanks again for making everything great! --Peter, Amy, Bart, Christina

October 13-22, 2011    I suppose we are your first family from the UK to stay at the house. We will be recommending it to our friends back home. Accommodation was just what we wanted, the location was lovely especially the chipmunks who entertained us when we watched them from the deck. The Berkshires as we remembered them from our last visit in 1994 are still beautiful, the autumn colours being spectacular. --Leann, Peter, Emma, Chris

October 7-10, 2011    We have been renting houses for a few years now. This has been the most comfortable, cozy and well-stocked house. We enjoyed our stay and our kids were very happy with the selection of toys and books. --Verma, Joshi & Dave

September 9-11, 2011    Enjoyed our stay. Family from SC, CT, CA & WA were able to be together for a wedding and spend some quality time in a comfortable setting. --Phil & Giny

September 2-5, 2011    Thanks for the lovely weekend. You have a beautiful house and were so kind to share it with us for Labor Day. --Kyle, Sarah, Jeff, Paul & Will

August 22 - September 1, 2011    Thanks! --Daniel, Anne & Lorin

July 29 - August 5, 2011    The cozy, home-like accommodations were perfect for our family reunion. We loved the deck and enjoyed stargazing! --Kent & Mary

July 9-16, 2011    We're finishing up our 5th year at Whitman Woods and we love it just as much now as we did the first time. Friends from Michigan joined us for a few days and they enjoyed it as much as we did. This year we saw "Tommy" at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, visited Naumkeag, heard Joshua Bell at Tanglewood and visited the Williams College Museum of Art, the Clark and Mass MoCA. Today we spent some time at the top of Mt. Greylock -- look for our pictures on Facebook. Thank you, as always, for a great time. We would recommend Whitman Woods to anyone, any time! --Anne & Ken

June 24-26, 2011    It was our second time at Whitman Woods and it was a wonderful weekend. It is quickly becoming an annual tradition for a meetup of friends from NYC and Boston. Thanks for the hospitality! We love your cozy, comfortable home! --Talin & George, Arpi, Jennifer, Mark, Karen & Sevan

February 19-26, 2011    We had a great visit, enjoyed ourselves immensely. We spotted a fox a couple of times and that lead the kids to run through the woods following animal tracks. Thank you very much for everything, it was a great family vacation. --The B. Family

December 26-28, 2010    We've had so much fun at your lovely house in the woods. It started snowing right after we arrived and at least 16" fell. Our 3 children had a fabulous time playing in the snow, skiing and playing games in front of the fireplace. Here are some thoughts from our group:
        "We're very impressed that the driveway was plowed early in the morning without our needing to phone."
        "I appreciate the WIFI!"
        "I loved the fire."
        "Your chairs are very comfortable."
        "We love the selection of music."
        "You have snazzy phones."
        "Love the book selections."
We hope to come back in the summer! --Deanna, Jim, Scott, George, Justin, Olivia

October 23-25, 2010    We loved staying here! It was so nice to get away for a weekend, having great times by the warmth of the fire. We are a bunch of friends that don't get to see each other very often. The Berkshires are between where we live, so we all met up to celebrate multiple birthdays. This place was exactly what we imagined when we decided to do this. A cozy, nice cabin in the woods but equipped with all the modern conveniences, most importantly, a fireplace! Thanks for a memorable weekend. --Heather

August 21, 2010 - September 6, 2010    Carolyn and I and our family thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful house. It was exactly what we hoped for -- and made our stay "delicious". I hope you will make it available next year. --Bob & Carolyn

August 14-21, 2010    Thanks again for another beautiful year! The house and area was everything we could imagine and more! We had a relaxing time -- now back to the city grind! Grrrr . . . . Thank you for keeping the house immaculate! --Manny & Colleen

July 24-29, 2010    We had a great time! The babies loved playing on the deck. We loved being in the woods and really enjoyed the house. Great CD collection -- esp. jazz -- only disappointment was that the "Raffi" CD was missing (babies love Raffi). Thank you for everything and hope to stay again soon. --Ellen & Mike, Sofia & Alex (9 mos.)

July 17-24, 2010    Another wonderful week at Whitman Woods -- our 4th year! As always, we appreciate how clean and well-stocked the house was. We had great weather and saw 2 plays, 2 concerts and 3 museums and did a lot of walking, dining and hanging out here. We love it here. --Anne & Ken

July 2-5, 2010    We had a wonderful time at Whitman Woods over 4th of July weekend. Thanks for letting us stay at your home. --George & Talin and our "gang"

June 21-28, 2010    Thanks for everything -- Charles, Judy & George loved everything -- added Bonus -- it was wonderful when our grandchild Mya visited -- all the toys & videos, Thomas the Train, etc. Thanks again. --Charles, Judy & George

March 27, 2010 - April 4, 2010    Thank you again for letting us enjoy your home. We had a great week. We look forward to coming back again some time. --The O. Family

March 4-7, 2010    We had such a great time in Whitman Woods. You have a beautiful house with great amenities. We loved the fireplace and the secluded location. Jiminy Peak was a great time. --Steve, Wendy, Spencer & Lily

February 26-28, 2010    We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is great with a great location right next to Jiminy Peak. Jomary and I look forward to returning one day with the kids. --Mike, Jomary, Dennis, Emily & Eric

February 14, 2010 - February 21, 2010    Came to escape the world. What a great refuge! Everything was excellent! You have a beautiful home with a lot of amenities. Hopefully I can get back again maybe this time with my boys. --Christine

February 11, 2010 - February 14, 2010    We want to thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The house was perfect with everything we needed. We hope to come visit again soon. Skiing was great at Jiminy Peak. --The T. Family

February 6, 2010 - February 9, 2010     Thank you Peg & Bob for a wonderful long weekend. This was a gift from my boyfriend, and it was a fantastic one. We went skiing, hiking (his first winter hike; first hike ever actually), enjoyed making delicious meals and cozying up by the fire. This house was so conducive to relaxing and made all of those activities much more enjoyable. And the house is truly fully stocked (been to some rentals where that meant the kitchen had one pot) -- it makes it feel more like home. I also lengthened my reading list after browsing your books! If only I had more time! The long weekend flew by in a whirl of cozy contentment. We had a great time and look forward to coming back! --Adrianna & Jeff

January 15, 2010 - January 18, 2010     Martin Luther King Weekend 2010: Thank you so much! We had a great time. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. A lovely get-a-way!   --Sheila & Todd
Comfortable house and easy access to the slopes made for a very nice ski weekend. --Anne
I had a great time reading and enjoying your jazz cd collection while the rest of the crew went skiing. --Gayle
Comfy, cozy, and remarkably well-equipped cabin in the woods. What a welcome retreat from the daily grind and frenetic city! Thank you for sharing! --Kate

December 27, 2009 - January 3, 2010     Over the past ten years or so we have stayed in numerous rental homes near ski areas throughout New England. Whitman Woods is without question one of the most welcoming, homiest, well-stocked, clean and comfortable homes we have ever visited. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The snowy weather helped provide excellent ski conditions as well! Overall we had a wonderful week and hope to visit your beautiful home again soon!    --The T. Family

December 23-26, 2009     The three nights we've spent here were too short to fully enjoy all the offerings of this cozy little retreat. Everything we needed was here, and we've enjoyed cooking and relaxing by the fireside. It's been the perfect spot for our family to spend Christmas together. We love the private location but also appreciated the short drive to Williamstown and to Greylock. My husband ran from the north end of the reservation to the south entrance on Christmas afternoon–13 miles!–while the rest of us went for a respectable hike a few miles into the south end of the park. It was great to return to a warm cabin and enjoy Christmas evening sitting by the fire and listening to the great selection of music. Thanks so much for a memorable Christmas 2009.    --The C. Family

December 6-9, 2009     We feel fortunate that we were able to stay here "between seasons." It was a perfect place for our mini-family renunion. Everything we needed was here. The accommodations were great. With some snow and some cold weather, we had a fire each night, warming up the living room and our conversation. Loved the variety of music and books for our short stay, too. Thanks.    --The S. Family

November 25-30, 2009     After a 5 1/2 hour ride, what a wonderful, cozy home to find! Our kids loved the toys and movies. They settled right in. My son especially loved the play structure and the train tracks! My husband and I enjoyed sitting out on the deck and looking at the stars. Thanks so much. We will be in touch to do this again.    --The D. Family

November 5-8, 2009     Thank you for opening your rental home to us. We had a wonderful time. The kids enjoyed all the toys and movies that you had here. We hope to come back again to ski in the winter.    --The O. Family

October 16-19, 2009     We have enjoyed our time here very much. It was a great venue for my husband's 70th birthday. Our family from England enjoyed it too! Thank you for providing such a peaceful, comfortable place to celebrate with family. --Karen
What a place to reach documented old age! Wonderfully comfortable in a perfect setting. And we had no hint that the selection of books and music would be so good that we needn't have brought any of our own.    --Martin

September 17-20, 2009     We had a great time at your home. It was our first visit here. The experience was awesome. Your home was comfortable, cozy and was everything we looked forward to. This trip was a family reunion and your home was a perfect place. Look forward to visiting again. Thank you.    --The R. Family

August 15-22, 2009     Thank you so much for sharing this lovely vacation spot. We enjoyed it immensely.   --Jude & Family

August 8-15, 2009     This was our first year here and we loved it! The house has everything anyone could need. Thanks so much for keeping the place neat and tidy. Despite a bit of a rainy week, we were able to make the best of it. Thank you for everything and we hope to be back next summer -- maybe for 2 weeks!   --Colleen & Manny

Homeaway Review: "We just got back and the house is amazing! There is nothing you need to bring except food! The place is immaculate and there is more than enough room for a family of 4 or 5 (maybe more but it was just the 2 of us). We definitely want to go back next year for 2 weeks! The area is beautiful and there is plenty to do, even when it rains! We miss it a lot and can't wait to go back again."

July 18-25, 2009     We're here for the third year in a row and it was the best visit yet. We went to Mass MOCA, the Clark, WCMA, Tanglewood, the Berkshire Theater Festival and Naumkeag. Most mornings, we took a brisk hike up and down Whitman Road (somewhat more challenging than our daily 3 mile walk in suburban Boston); most evenings we were happy to hang out in the living room, reading or watching movies. This was a great break from our usual routine -- much enjoyed and much appreciated. Thank you!   --Anne & Ken

July 11-18, 2009     Just a belated note to tell you everything went fine on our visit and we had a great time. I really appreciate your music and my IPOD now has some of your great music on it. Some of that 50's jazz is just about perfection, if you ask me.    --Bob

July 4-11, 2009     Wonderful place–great to relax on the deck or in the living room–nice eclectic set of books and music–from Beethoven to mysteries–fine location for hikes in the Greylock area and accessible to Williamstown and Lenox. Thoroughly enjoyed our week!   --Jane & Jed

February 14-21, 2009      We would like to thank you very much for allowing us to use your home. We had a great time. Your home is well equipped. Even though we brought a ton of stuff, it was nice to know that you already had your home prepared. Skiiing was great. Since your home was so close to the mountain, we were able to go home for lunch, relax and ski again. We took a walk through the woods and drove on the lake. It snowed while we were here and when we woke up, the driveway was already cleared. We would love to use your home again. Thanks.   --The G. & R. Families

January 9 - February 12, 2009      We had a great time at your house playing outside, making a fire and skiing. Thank you soooo much. We loved the winter here. Have a great summer!   --The G. Family

December 12-14, 2008      Your home was perfect for our first ski trip of the season! It was a wonderful stay here, but too short. It would've been wonderful to enjoy this cozy getaway a bit longer. We will always have our fabulous memories of celebrating a little girl's 12th birthday here in Whitman Woods.   --Scott & Family

December 20, 2008 - January 3, 2009      You have a great place and a wonderful location. We had lots of fun!   --Cathy & Paul

October 5-11, 2008      It has truly been a wonderful week. We were looking for quietude, away from cell phone connections and other intrusions--we found it here. The house is well equipped for just about everything and all was in good working order. We hope to return soon.    --Jerry & Darlene

August 9-16, 2008      We're packing up to head back to Boston after another wonderful vacation at Whitman Woods. We had a great time here (even with the seemingly non-stop rain this week) and look forward to returning often! On a personal note, we celebrated our 25th anniversary while staying here and it was a beautiful spot to mark that occasion. Thanks so much for providing such a lovely house and for keeping it so well-stocked with anything that any guest might need. We greatly appreciate your efforts to provide your guests with a unique, relaxing and refreshing experience. Thanks! P.S. Love the Berkshire Book!    --Anne & Ken

July 26 - August 9, 2008      We enjoyed our stay at Whitman Woods. The location was ideal and the house was cozy and comfortable. We hope to return next year to the beautiful Berkshires.    --Gail, David, Joann & Dan

July 12-19, 2008      Thanks for a memorable week; we had a great time!    --Naomi & Family

June 28 - July 5, 2008      We truly enjoyed staying in this house. It felt as comfortable as our own home. Thank you for furnishing it with the games, toys and movies that the kids enjoyed, as well as the books, DSL and grill that the adults enjoyed. The Berkshire book was very helpful and the fully stocked kitchen added a high level of convenience.    --The C.'s & G.'s

October 19-23, 2007      We had a wonderful time here in your very comfortable home. As an added bonus, you threw in perfect weather! Our almost-2 year old son was also in heaven here: the train set downstairs and outdoor toys and multicolored leaves for kicking and jumping in were a huge hit. We felt very comfortable letting him run around freely in your safe backyard. We reluctantly return to our hectic life in NYC. We hope to return soon! For future guests we recommend: 1) Ioka Farm; 2) Five Corners for picnic fixings; 3) Mount Greylock; 4) The Cascades – a beautiful short hike in North Adams suitable for small children.   --Bianca, Adam & Owen

October 15-17, 2007      Thank you – we had a lovely time and the house was very comfortable. Could I suggest a gate to go across the top of the stairs – we had a small, very curious and crawling baby, it would have been a great help. Otherwise, so well appointed. Thanks!   --Tom & guests from Australia

September 28-30, 2007      We had a great weekend and spent all day Saturday at Jiminy Peak. We’re all tired but happy. Your house is great. We felt right at home. Thank you.   --Marylou, Tom, Kevin, Pat, Daline, Kaily

September 14-16, 2007      Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We loved the lived-in feel, the comfortable rooms. You have an excellent place here!   --J&H&B&M&B

September 2-9, 2007      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We hiked all the way to Money Brook Falls yesterday. My mom and sister enjoyed being here also. Thanks for letting me know about Colorful Stitches in Lenox – it's a great yarn store. I’m still trying to convince Geoff to retire around here.   --Mo & Geoff

August 19-26, 2007      Thank you for this special home in this beautiful location. It was the perfect retreat in the midst of our friend's hectic wedding schedule. We had a wonderful time at all events and relaxing in between at Whitman Woods. We hope your vacation was as enjoyable as ours was!   --Julie & Bob

August 12-18, 2007      We've had a fantastic time. Your attention to detail has meant we have wanted for nothing. The wonderful books and décor have made us feel at home. The brilliantly researched information (plus all the links on your web site) saved time for us to concentrate on the wonderful sights and sounds of the area. Eating a meal in the glorious seclusion of the woods listening to Thelonius Monk is an experience we will be repeating to our friends in England. We look forward to coming back soon. Thank you.   --Paul, Brigit, Sam & Eloise

August 5-12, 2007      This was the relaxing week all together we were all hoping for –--and all needed! The lay-out of the house was perfect for our group and we enjoyed being with nice collections of books, toys, CD's and games. A friend who came by is certainly contacting you for next year -- she loved the house too! Thank you for making this a lovely, comfortable place to stay.   --Vera (NY), Melissa, Victor& Felix (San Francisco), Irene & Bernard (Paris) and Vic (Washington DC)

July 29 - August 5, 2007      It's with mixed feelings that we head back to Boston today. We're looking forward to getting back to our beloved Kitty and our garden -- but we're very sad to be leaving Whitman Woods. We had an idyllic week here – our best ever in the many years that we've been visiting the Berkshires. We especially enjoyed sitting on the deck or in the living room on cool evenings. We also slept very well in your comfortable beds. When we could pry ourselves away, we visited the Williams College Museum, Chesterwood in Stockbridge and Field Farm near Five Corners in Williamstown where we hiked through forests and meadows (and were glad we remembered the bug spray). Future guests might like to know some of our favorite eateries:
      --Ye Olde Forge, just down Route 7 in Lanesboro. Great wings and other appetizers and a great beer selection.
      --The '6 (1896 House) in Williamstown – a big airy barn of a place that's warm and friendly and relatively inexpensive.
      --The Water Street Grille on Route 2 in Williamstown -- we had a nice last-night-of-vacation dinner there last night. Ken allowed himself one of their burgers as a rare treat and recommends it highly; I always get the chef's special pasta.
      All in all a wonderful week. We'll be back!   --Anne & Ken

July 15-29, 2007      Thank you for opening up your forest "retreat" to us. What a wonderful place! We enjoyed your fabulous book and music collection. We made great use of "Nature Walks in the Berkshire Hills", taking most of the easy/moderate hikes listed in this area -- and saw almost no one. We saw two good and one fantastic play at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and laughed heartily at the Capitol Steps show at the Cranwell Resort in Lenox. The Norman Rockwell Museum was truly amazing (as was the Clark); we found other gems worth seeing, too. All in all a wonderful two weeks in a gorgeous setting. Thanks.   --Karen & Bob

July 8-15, 2007      We had a great time here! It's a beautiful spot and such a comfortable and well stocked living space. The week flew by! We enjoyed walking down to the farm, sitting out on the deck. Christopher loved the "rec room" in the basement. We found a great place for breakfast on Route 7 going towards Pittsfield (right side) "Bob's" I think "Country Kitchen". Great food! Thanks for everything.   --Scott, Christine & Christopher

June 27 - July 4, 2007      We have enjoyed our stay very much. The terrace is wonderful, and our city kids enjoyed the little playground as well as the playroom downstairs. The house is wonderful and comfortable. We might be back!   --Claudia & Andrew

June 17-24, 2007      We're home!!! We could not have chosen a more peaceful, serene and beautiful home. Such a comforting and cozy home (with the correct touches). Great literature, fine music, fun movies -- plus, we made some great gourmet meals. We read and visited much of Bill Tague's photos. Lake Pontoosuc, Mount Greylock, Jiminy Peak, Cherry Plain State Park and pottery at Bennington, VT made us feel at home. We can't wait till next year.   --Linda & Joe

June 1-3, 2007      A lovely home and setting!   --Mike & Lucy

May 25-27, 2007      Although we reached the house at 12 midnight on the 26th, the driveway (long and winding) raised everybody's spirits. Entering the house just felt like we were already part of the extended family. The deck was perfect for nice weather usage and we took full advantage till late into the wee hours of the morning. We hope to be back sometime soon!   --Nitin, Rohan, Renoi, Shanth, Anoop, Ashwi & Mukund

May 11-13, 2007      Though our stay was short we enjoyed the comfort of your home during our golf trip to the Berkshires.   --Garry, John, Jim & Carl

April 26-30, 2007      We had a great weekend hiking, cooking on the grill, playing cards. Most of all the house was a very comfortable and homey place for us to stay -- very clean, very comfortable. We hope to come back again next year. Thank you so much.   --Sean, May, Joe, Lee, Mike, Myra, Don, Marie

April 2-8, 2007      We had a great time here. It was perfect for our family and we spent a lot of time sledding with the kids and making fires in the fireplace. We hope to come back!   --Nira & Xavier

December 21, 2006 - April 2, 2007      We had a great winter and really enjoyed your home. The mountain was great and we plan on coming back. Thanks again!   --Tom, Nancy, Drew & Connie

September 8-10, 2006      Your Whitman Woods house was the perfect Berkshire oasis and best 30th birthday headquarters we could have asked for. Thank you for being friendly and helpful. We're already plotting a return visit. Next time, we'll hike to the top of Greylock when there's less thunder and lightning. You guys have the perfect base camp.   --Veronica, Amy, Lysa, Emily, Leonora & Christie

August 12-19, 2006      Thank you for a wonderful vacation with our family.   --Jack & Nancy

August 5-12, 2006      You have a very nice house. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It has been the vacation we were longing for. Thank you for everything.   --Graciela & Marcelo

$1,000/week - $1,500/week

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For reservations contact:

Bob & Peg Ronnow



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