Beautiful, artistic, one-of-a kind country retreat! The two-story accommodations are comfortable, quiet and clean. Located on the grounds of Three Sisters Sanctuary consisting of 8-acres of tranquil, wondrous healing gardens filled with art installations. This is truly a unique space where art and nature merge and you'll be inspired to relax your body, calm your mind and refresh your soul.
The owner-artist designed and hand-crafted this space in the Arts and Crafts tradition, re-purposing architectural components from old buildings. This space can accommodate up to 4 adults. It consists of a one-bedroom, two-story apartment with private entrances, attached to the owner’s home. The first floor includes a period kitchen, living room with fold out queen-sized futon, and bath, overlooking the gardens. The tub/shower bathroom on the first floor invites one to linger in a steamy bath. The second floor consists of a spacious bedroom and sitting area furnished with a queen-sized bed with soft linens. The decorative features of this bedroom include antique fretwork, interesting art, stained glass, and a skylight that frames the stars.
For an additional $50.00 a night a second private first floor bedroom with it's own bathroom and entrance is available. With this addition the space then offers two private bedrooms and baths plus a queen size futon bed in the living room for a total of three sleeping areas.
Accès des voyageurs
Apartment conveniences include: flat-screen TV, wireless internet, and cell phone service for most providers. Kitchen is fully-equipped. Window air conditioners and fans, as needed seasonally. Iron and ironing board, hair dryer. Quality linens included in rent.
Three Sisters Sanctuary is intended as a place of healing and inspiration. It consists of seven outdoor “rooms”, which include over 200 standing stones, water gardens, sculpture, the Dragon’s Den, and a stone amphitheater. The Sanctuary is also a venue for sharing the creative arts and special events and can be rented in tandem with the rental space. Good Times Stove Company, New England’s largest stove museum and showroom, is also located on the property.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Superhost Richard M. Richardson lives on site and is happy to be of assistance to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. A 40-year resident of the area he's happy to provide local information as needed.
The Sanctuary is conveniently located near several hubs of arts, culture, and adventure between the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires, and is the perfect place to stop on a trip to Vermont for skiing or sightseeing. Northampton (the “5 College” area) and scenic Shelburne Falls are an easy 20-25 minute drive away, and a trip to the expansive Mass MoCA art museum takes just over half an hour. Quaint country downtown centers and general stores abound in the immediate area.
In addition to Three Sisters Sanctuary, guests will want to explore the abutting 3500-acre conservation area which provides walking trails and a peaceful lake. This space can be enjoyed in all four seasons. Your experience here is meant to be inspirational, reconnecting you to art, nature and the joy of life. There are bicycles available for loan.
There is a one time cleaning fee of $30.00 per stay.
I collect old stoves, stones, plants, salvaged material and stories. The stoves, which I restore and sell, help to support the creation of a 4-acre art environment behind my home in the hills of western Massachusetts. The stones, plants and salvage find their places in a space that comprises roughly a dozen outdoor "rooms". People and stories are woven into every aspect of the site - from its original inspiration to its physical construction and intended uses.
"Three Sisters Sanctuary" lies behind the house and stove shop. The stove shop is a barn-like building covered with signs, old tools, rusted bicycle frames, stove trivets, bells and birdhouses - all stuck to its outer wall as if yanked there by a giant magnet. In front of the shop stands a two-story-tall tin man sporting a jaunty tin Stetson. I am drawn to antique stoves for many of the same reason that fuel my passion for creating the Sanctuary - an appreciation for beauty and artistry, a love of the heaviness of iron, and a delight in breathing life into otherwise forgotten or overlooked objects.
The things that I do out here have to do with chasing passion and wanting to have that passion in my world. And now that I've created it, it's the greatest place I've ever been, the greatest job I could have, the greatest lifestyle I could have. And it doesn't want to end. It keeps getting better. 'Curious George'- that's what they should call me...