This large 4-5 bedroom house was the subject of the book "House" by Tracy Kidder. The house is close to Hampshire College, UMASS, Amherst College and 10-15 minutes from Mt. Holyoke and Smith Colleges. There's also a private clay tennis court, a deep pond for swimming and in the winter skating, a hot tub, basement playroom and the whole Holyoke Range for hiking. snowshoeing and skiing. The house can accommodate 10-13 people. The master bedroom (first floor) has its own bath with a large tub. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with queen beds, a bedroom with 2 singles and a single futon, another sitting room with a double bed futon. There is one bathroom upstairs. In the basement playroom there is a single pull out bed. The playroom has a pingpong table, tv, yoga mats, and toys. There's also a large screen house with sitting and dining areas as well as several porches and decks. There's a large, sunny, well equipped, eat-in kitchen. Close to Atkins for food, wine, ice cream. 4.5 miles from the center of Amherst, 7 miles from Northampton.
Winter rates: $850 per night
Feb. 26- March 8
Summer rate: $750 per night
Graduation weekends: $975 per night
Graduation weekend: 3 night minimum
weekly rate: $4000